Matthew Trent II

12 January 1817–22 December 1873 (Age 56)
Castle Cary, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Trent II was born on 12 January 1817, in Castle Cary, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Matthew TRENT, was 29 and his mother, Mary White, was 33. He married Mary Holt on 11 March 1858, in Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Chilthorne Domer, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 22 December 1873, in Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Trent II
Mary Holt
Marriage: 11 March 1858
Mary Elizabeth Trent
Daniel Matthew Trent

Spouse and Children

11 March 1858
Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Matthew TRENT


    Mary White




    Mary Anne Trent


    John White Trent


    John TRENT



    Elizabeth Trent


World Events (5)


Age 6

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 13

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of any of the several rivers so called. The river name is of British origin; it may be composed of the unattested elements tri ‘through’, ‘across’ + sant- ‘travel’, ‘journey’; alternatively it may mean ‘traveler’ or ‘trespasser’, a reference to frequent flooding. There is a village in Dorset of this name, on the river Trent or Piddle, and the surname may therefore also be a habitational name derived from this.2 Scottish: probably of the same origin as 1, though in some cases it may be from a reduced form of Tranent, a place in East Lothian.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mathew Trent, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Mathew Trent in household of Mathew Trent, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mathew Trent, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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