Thomas James Steele

25 February 1814–30 May 1902 (Age 88)
Brompton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas James

When Thomas James Steele was born on 25 February 1814, in Brompton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas James Steele, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Anne Neale, was 21. He married Agnes Rowell Wright on 5 January 1842, in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Whepstead, Suffolk, England in 1901. He died on 30 May 1902, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Thomas James Steele
Agnes Rowell Wright
Marriage: 5 January 1842
Agnes Mary Ann Steele
James Steele
Emily Rivers Steele
James Rivers Steele
Charles Steele
Isobel Steele
Adam William Steele
Herbert Lancaster Steele

Spouse and Children

5 January 1842
Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom


    Agnes Mary Ann Steele


    James Steele


    Emily Rivers Steele


    James Rivers Steele


    Charles Steele


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)


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

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas J Steele, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Thomas J Steele, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Thos James Steele, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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