Eliza Beck

Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Beck was born on 21 September 1826, in Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Beck, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Copplestone, was 30. She married William Henry Adams in 1846, in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Eliza Beck
William Henry Adams
Marriage: 1846
Eliza Catherine Adams

Spouse & Children

  • Female1826–Female

  • William Henry Adams


Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom


  • Eliza Catherine Adams


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 7

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 54

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1.3 English: probably a nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Middle English beke ‘beak (of a bird)’ (Old French bec).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eliza Beck, "England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992"
  • Eliza Beck, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • 1851 England Cesus

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