Joseph Shield

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

The Life 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–
Richard Shield
1828–
Joseph Shield
1832–
William Shield
1834–
Henry Shields
1837–

Parents and Siblings

    John Shield

    Male1796–1851Male

    Mary Watson

    Female1797–Female

siblings

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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

1 English: metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from Middle English scheld ‘shield’ (Old English scild, sceld).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near the shallow part of a river, from Middle English scheld ‘shallow place’ (Old English sceldu, scieldu).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail‘descendant of Siadhal’ ( see Shields ).

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

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Sources (3)

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

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