John Langdon

March 1831–
Chiselborough, Somerset, England

The Life of John

When John Langdon was born in March 1831, in Chiselborough, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Reuben Langdon, was 36 and his mother, Mary, was 43. He married Louisa Hallett on 8 July 1872, in Chiselborough, Somerset, England.

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John Langdon
Louisa Hallett
Marriage: 8 July 1872

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8 July 1872
Chiselborough, Somerset, England

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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 2

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 12

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 49

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Essex, Kent, and Warwickshire, so named from Old English lang, long ‘long’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Langdon, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Langdon, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Langdon in household of Reuben Langdon, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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