William Whitham

1840–
Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Whitham was born in 1840, in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Whitham, was 24 and his mother, Ellen Greaves, was 19.

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Family Time Line

John Whitham
1816–
Ellen Greaves
1821–
Benjamin Whitham
1838–1841
William Whitham
1840–
Elizabeth Whitham
1842–1914
Samuel Whitham
1845–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 23

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 40

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): variant of Witham .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • William Whitham in household of John Whitham, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Whitham - Government record: Census record: birth-name: William Whitham

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