William WANT

1823–1873 (Age 50)
St Faiths, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William WANT was born in 1823, in St Faiths, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He married Ann GOULD in August 1844, in St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Egham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1873, in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 50.

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William WANT
Marriage: August 1844
Mary Frances WANT
Margaret Want
William WANT
Alexander WANT
Robert WANT
Priscilla Matilda Ann WANT

Spouse and Children

August 1844
St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom



    Margaret Want


    William WANT


    Robert WANT


    Priscilla Matilda Ann WANT


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World Events (4)


Age 0

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 10

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 20

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English want ‘mole’, hence a nickname, perhaps for a short-sighted person.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived at a crossroad, a dialect form of Went .3 Dutch: variant of Wand .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Want, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Want, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Want, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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