Edward Nash Wills

November 1818–
Chilham, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward Nash

When Edward Nash Wills was born in November 1818, in Chilham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Wills, was 25 and his mother, Marianne Nash, was 24.

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James Wills
Marianne Nash
Edward Nash Wills
Frances Piner Wills
Daniel Frost Wills
Harriet Pullin Wills
Everill Ford Wills
Mary Anne Willis
Mary Anne Wills
James Leggett Wills
William Rye Wills
John James Wills

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World Events (7)


Age 5

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

Age 15

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 36

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

1 English: patronymic from Will .2 German: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Wells in household of James Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Edward Nash Wills, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Wills, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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