Joseph Hampson

Male1 March 1825–29 August 1897

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Hampson was born on 1 March 1825, in Denton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Hampson, was 37 and his mother, Mary Beesley, was 32. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 29 August 1897, at the age of 72.

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Sources (6)

  • Joseph Hampson in household of Robert Hampson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph Hampson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Hampson, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"

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Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 17

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 25

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): patronymic from the Norman personal name Hamo, Hamon (see Hammond ).

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh ‘descendant of Amhsach’ a byname meaning ‘mercenary soldier’ or ‘messenger’, from the adjective amhasach ‘aggressive’.

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

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