Frances Howard

11 December 1814–before 1907 (Age 92)
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Frances

When Frances Howard was born on 11 December 1814, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Reuben Fulfer Howard, was 43 and her mother, Martha Lane, was 23. She married William Blyth on 26 January 1834, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Beverley, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died before 1907, at the age of 91.

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William Blyth
Frances Howard
Marriage: 26 January 1834
Edward John Blyth
Harriott Ann Blyth
Harriott Matilda Blyth
Elizabeth Blyth
Fanny Blyth
Amelia Blyth
John Blyth
Frances Blyth

Spouse and Children

26 January 1834
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England


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World Events (7)


Age 1

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 19

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 29

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Hāward, composed of the Old Norse elements ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.3 English: variant of Ewart 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Blyth in household of William Blyth, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Edward John Blyth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Edward John Blyth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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