John Henry Whetstone

Male21 January 1830–3 November 1916

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Whetstone was born on 21 January 1830, in Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Whetstone, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Brooks, was 24. 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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John Henry Whetstone
Elizabeth Richardson
Marriage: 1 December 1852
Thomas Whetstone
William Leslie Whetstone
Jonas Whetstone
Emma Rebecca Richardson Whetstone
Mary Ann Richardson Whetstone
Joseph Richardson Whetstone
John Whetstone
Robert Richardson Whetstone
Walter Richardson Whetstone
Charles Whetstone
Arthur Henry Whetstone

Sources (8)

  • John Whatstone in household of James Whatstone, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Whetstone - Government record: birth-name: John Whetstone
  • John Whetstone in entry for William Whetstone, "England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1852Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

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    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.


    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.

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