John Henry Whetstone

21 January 1830–3 November 1916 (Age 86)
Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Whetstone was born on 21 January 1830, in Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Whetstone, was 28 and his mother, Lydia Brooks, was 23. He married Elizabeth Richardson on 1 December 1852, in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 3 November 1916, in Clare, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Whetstone
1830–1916
Elizabeth Richardson
1830–1911
Marriage: 1 December 1852
Thomas Whetstone
1853–1917
William Leslie Whetstone
1855–1941
Jonas Whetstone
1858–
Emma Rebecca Richardson Whetstone
1860–1941
Mary Ann Richardson Whetstone
1861–
Joseph Richardson Whetstone
1863–1942
John Whetstone
1866–
Robert Richardson Whetstone
1869–1948
Walter Richardson Whetstone
1870–1948
Charles Whetstone
1872–1941
Arthur Henry Whetstone
1877–1948

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1852Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 3
    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.
    1843
    Age 13
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    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

    English: habitational name from Whetstone in Leicestershire or Whetstone in Middlesex, or from Wheston in Derbyshire. The placenames derive from Old English hwet-stān ‘whetstone’, and are sited in areas that provided stone suitable for whetstones, i.e. stones used to sharpen knives and blades.Americanized form of German Wettstein .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Wettstein

    Sources (8)

    • John Whatstone in household of James Whatstone, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Whetstone in household of James Whetstone, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Legacy NFS Source: John Whetstone - Government record: birth-name: John Whetstone

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