William Hughes

21 October 1802–
Goodrich, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Hughes was born on 21 October 1802, in Goodrich, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Frowan, was 43 and his mother, Mary Hughes, was 29.

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Family Time Line

William Frowan
1759–1839
Mary Hughes
1773–1853
Susan Hughes
1796–1878
William Hughes
1802–
Maria Frowan
1814–1817

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 6

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 13

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 31

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 (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Wm Hughes, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • William Hughes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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