Joseph Shelton

February 1841–
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Shelton was born in February 1841, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, his father, Thomas Shelton, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Merry, was 21. He lived in St George, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years.

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Thomas Shelton
Elizabeth Merry
Ann Shelton
Joseph Shelton
Mary Jane Shelton
Elizabeth Shelton
John William Shelton
James Shelton
Thomas Henry Shelton
Mary Ann Shelton

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 13

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 39

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

Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, which are named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Shelton in household of Thomas Shelton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joseph Shelton in household of Thomas Shelton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph Shelton in household of Thomas Shelton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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