Minerva Collins

26 August 1811–
Burton Dassett, Warwickshire, England

The Life of Minerva

When Minerva Collins was born on 26 August 1811, in Burton Dassett, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Collins, was 52 and her mother, Ann Kent, was 27. She married George Key on 21 April 1830, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

George Key
Minerva Collins
Marriage: 21 April 1830
William Key
Eliza Key
Charles Key
John Key
George Key
Harry Key
Harry Key
Ann Key
Louisa Key

Spouse and Children

21 April 1830
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England


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World Events (8)


Age 4

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 22

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 32

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin ( see Cullen 1).2 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll , itself a short form of Nicholas .3 Americanized form of French Colin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minerva Key in household of Geo Key, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Minerver Key in household of George Key, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Minerva Key in household of George Key, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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