Joseph Shield

Male29 July 1832–

Brief Life History 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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John Shield
Mary Watson
John Shield
Elizabeth Shield
Richard Shield
Joseph Shield
Walton Shield
William Shield
Henry Shields

Sources (6)

  • Joseph Shield in household of John Shield, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph Shield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Shield, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (7)

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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.


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.

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