Esther Homer

12 January 1817–
Langton Matravers, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Esther

When Esther Homer was born on 12 January 1817, her father, John Homer Sr, was 40 and her mother, Mary Hayward, was 23.

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Family Time Line

John Homer Sr
1777–1826
Mary Hayward
1794–
John Homer Jr
1815–1878
Esther Homer
1817–
James Henry Homer
1821–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1823

Age 6

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

Age 16

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 37

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.

Name Meaning

An English baptismal name from the classical Greek, signifying a pledge, security, or hostage

Sources (2)

  • Esther Homer, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"
  • Esther Homer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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