William Dolman

Brief Life History of William

When William Dolman was born on 25 January 1843, in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Dolman, was 25 and his mother, Ann Forgham, was 25. He married Sophia Randall on 9 January 1866, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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William Dolman
Sophia Randall
Marriage: 9 January 1866
William Henry James Dolman
Reginald Albert Dolman
William Clifford Dolman

Sources (8)

  • William Dolman, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Dolman in entry for William Henry James Dolman, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • William Dolman, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: topographic name denoting a ‘dweller by the boundary mark’ (compare Dole ).

English: nickname for a ‘dull, foolish man’. Compare Doll 5.

Dutch: topographic name from dol ‘swampy land’ + man ‘man’, or a nickname from the adjective dol ‘wild, fierce, rash, foolish’ for such a man.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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