John Humphrey

about 1833–
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Humphrey was born about 1833, in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Humphrey, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Coote, was 41.

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William Humphrey
Sarah Coote
Samuel Coote Humphrey
John Humphrey
Eliza Humphry
Mary Ann Humphrey
Arthur Humphrey
Jane Humphrey
Lizzey Coote Humphrey
Susan Humphrey
Elizabeth Humphry
Sarah Humphrey

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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

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • John Humphry in household of Sarah Humphry, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Humphry in household of William Humphry, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Humpherys in household of William Humpherys, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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