Thomas Peters


Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Peters was born in 1837, in Halling, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Peters, was 36 and his mother, Harriet Jeater, was 37. He married Harriett Burgess on 3 November 1856, in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Paddlesworth, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Snodland, Kent, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Peters
Harriett Burgess
Marriage: 3 November 1856
Thomas Frederick Peters
Alexander Peters
Harriett Jane Peters
about 1875–
Eva A Peters
about 1877–
Alfred Peters
about 1879–
Philip Peters
Alice Peters
Edward Peters
Walter Peters
Albert Peters
Harold Peters
Blanche Peters
Mercy Peters
Edgar Peters

Sources (32)

  • Thomas Peters in household of John Peters, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Peters, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Peters, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1856Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (18)

    +13 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 17

    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.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 43

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

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . This surname (mainly of German origin) is also found in Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and some other European countries. In North America it has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, such as Albanian Pjetraj and Pjetrushi, patronymics from the personal name Pjetër ‘Peter’ and its pet form Pjetrush; see also below and also examples at Peterson .

    Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter’.

    Americanized form of Dutch and North German Pieters .

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

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