William Wedge

Male4 November 1851–1922

Brief Life History of William

When William Wedge was born on 4 November 1851, in Wombourne, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wedge, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 20. He married Mary Ann Screen on 2 July 1877, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Donington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Shifnal, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1922, in Tong, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Wedge
Mary Ann Screen
Marriage: 2 July 1877
Mary Wedge
William Wedge
Elizabeth or Lizzie Wedge
Henry Francis Wedge
Anne or Annie Wedge
John Charles Wedge
William Wedge

Sources (9)

  • William Wedge, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Wedge - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 4 November 1851; Wombourn, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • William Wedge in entry for William Wedge and Sarah Ann Jones, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1877Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 3

    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

    Age 29

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


    Age 33

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English weğğe ‘wedge, nail, coin’ in some undetermined sense, perhaps also used as a personal name. Some early spellings may represent Wagg and its Norfolk variant Wegg, because -gg- in Middle English can be ambiguous between the hard /g/ and soft /dʒ/ pronunciations.

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

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