James Light

1826–
Downton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Light was born in 1826, in Downton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Light, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Quinton, was 32. He married Jane Batten on 9 May 1849. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Light
1826–
Jane Batten
1828–1872
Marriage: 9 May 1849
William Francis Light
1851–1905
Charles Light
1852–1872
Andrew Levi Light
1855–1877
Sarah Jane Light
1859–1873
Edward Light
1862–
Harry Light
1864–
Annie Light
1868–
George Light
1870–

Spouse and Children

Children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830
Age 4
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 7
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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 54
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht ‘light’ (not dark), ‘bright’, ‘cheerful’. 2. nickname for someone who was busy and active, from Middle English lyght, Old English līoht ‘light’ (not heavy), ‘nimble’, ‘quick’. The two words lēoht and līoht were originally distinct, but they were confused in English from an early period. 3. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite, Old English lȳt ‘little’, influenced by lyght as in 1 and 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Leight
Leth
Lichte
Lightbody
Lighter
Lightman
Lite
Litt
Little
Luttman
Lutts

Sources (14)

  • James Light, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Light, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • James Light, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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