Thomas Barden


Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Barden was born in 1833, in Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Barden, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Mepham Harmer, was 25. He married Mary Ann Shingleton on 10 August 1856, in Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Uckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Thomas Barden
Mary Ann Hopper
Marriage: 22 July 1867
Sarah Barden
Harriett Barden
Edward Barden
Naomi Barden
Jessie Barden

Sources (12)

  • Thomas Barden, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Barden in household of John Barden, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Barden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1867Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 0

    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.


    Age 10

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 47

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

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Barden Park in Tonbridge, Kent, or Bardown in Ticehurst, Sussex, or Berden in Essex.

    English: habitational name from any of the places in North and Yorkshire named Barden, from Old English bere ‘barley’ (or the derived adjective beren) + denu ‘valley’.

    English: variant of Bardon .

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

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