George Littledyke

Maleabout 1853–

Brief Life History of George

When George Littledyke was born about 1853, in Ketton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Littledyke, was 34 and his mother, Jane Middleton, was 35. He married Martha Ann Turton in September 1898, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Nether Broughton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and St George, Bristol, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in Ketton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom, and was buried in Ketton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom.

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George Littledyke
Martha Ann Turton
Marriage: September 1898
Mary Littledyke

Sources (6)

  • George Littledyke in household of John Wilford, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • George Littledike, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • George Littledike, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    September 1898Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 1

    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 27

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


    Age 31

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Via Old French and Latin, from Greek Georgios (a derivative of geōrgos ‘farmer’, from ‘earth’ + ergein ‘to work’). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions of Christians instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. Its use increased from the 1400s, and by 1500 it was regularly among the most popular male names. This popularity was reinforced when George I came to the throne in 1714 , bringing this name with him from Germany. It has been one of the most popular English boys' names ever since.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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