James Dronsfield

5 August 1797–
Ackworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Dronsfield was christened on 5 August 1797, in Ackworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Dronsfield, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Fleetwood, was 36.

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George Dronsfield
Sarah Fleetwood
James Dronsfield

Parents and Siblings

    George Dronsfield


    Sarah Fleetwood




World Events (3)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): habitational name, perhaps from Dransfield Hill in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, which contains the Old English genitive of drān ‘drone’ + feld ‘open country’. Drān may be a byname in this instance.

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

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