George Redfern

about 1821–
Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Redfern was born about 1821, in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Redfern, was 34 and his mother, Mary Wells, was 30. He had at least 3 daughters with Elizabeth Redfern. He lived in Betley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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George Redfern
Elizabeth Redfern
Elizabeth Redfern
Rachael Gertrude Redfern
Emmeline Phillip Redfern

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Redfern




    Elizabeth Redfern


    Rachael Gertrude Redfern


    Emmeline Phillip Redfern


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 4

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 33

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 Redfern near Rochdale, Greater Manchester, so called from Old English rēad ‘red’ + fearn ‘fern’, ‘bracken’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Redfern, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • George Redfern in household of William Redfern, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • George Redfern in household of Sarah Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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