James Light


Brief Life History 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
Jane Batten
Marriage: 9 May 1849
William Francis Light
Charles Light
Andrew Levi Light
Sarah Jane Light
Edward Light
Harry Light
Annie Light
George Light

Sources (42)

  • James Light, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Light, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1849
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    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: from Middle English liht ‘light, active’ (Old English lēoht).

    English: topographic name from Middle English liht, leht ‘light’ (Old English lēoht), used for a ‘light place, clearing, glade’.

    English: nickname from Middle English lit ‘little’ (Old English lȳt). Compare Little .

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

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