Esther Rushton

Female18 December 1815–

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Rushton was born on 18 December 1815, in Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Rushton, was 26 and her mother, Ann Challonor, was 27. She married William Bradley on 19 June 1853, in Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Lowe, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

William Bradley
Esther Rushton
Marriage: 19 June 1853
Vernon Bradley
Thomas Bradley
about 1857–

Sources (12)

  • Esther Bradley in household of William Bradley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Hester Rushton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Esther in entry for Thomas Bradley, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1853Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 8

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 18

    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.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 39

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Rishton (Lancashire) and Rushton (Staffordshire), and perhaps also from Rushton (Cheshire, Northamptonshire), Rushton in East Stoke (Dorset), and Rhiston (Shropshire). The placenames derive from Old English risc ‘rush’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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