Joseph Shield

29 July 1832–
Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Shield was born on 29 July 1832, in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Shield, was 36 and his mother, Mary Watson, was 35.

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Family Time Line

John Shield
1796–1851
Mary Watson
1797–
John Shield
1820–
Elizabeth Shield
1826–
Richard Shield
1828–
Joseph Shield
1832–
Walton Shield
1833–1899
William Shield
1834–
Henry Shields
1837–

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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 1
The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843
Age 11
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 48
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English s(c)held ‘hut’ (Old English sceld ‘shield’ in the sense ‘protection, shelter’), synonymous with the word in Shell 2, but found across England.English: habitational name from one or more places called from Old English sceldu ‘shallow (water)’, perhaps including Shell Farm in Soham (Cambridgeshire).English: nickname perhaps for an armorer, from Middle English sheld(e), shield(e) ‘shield’ (Old English scild, sceld).

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

Possible Related Names

Shell
Shill
Shiel
Shields

Sources (6)

  • Joseph Shield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Shield in household of John Shield, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph Shield in household of Mary Shield, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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