James Light

Male1826–

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
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
1866–1866
Annie Light
1868–
George Light
1870–

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)

    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: 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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