William Grundy

May 1831–August 1882 (Age 51)
Great Lever, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Grundy was born in May 1831, in Great Lever, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Grundy, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Sharples, was 29. He married Emma Brooks on 28 December 1863, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Little Bolton All Saints, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years and Sutton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died in August 1882, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

William Grundy
Emma Brooks
Marriage: 28 December 1863
James Grundy
Emily Grundy
Margaret Ann Grundy
Frederick G. Grundy
John Grundy
William Grundy
Joseph Grundy

Spouse and Children

28 December 1863
Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    James Grundy


    Emily Grundy


    Margaret Ann Grundy




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Sharples




+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 11

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Age 12

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 19

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): probably a Middle English metathesized form of the Old French personal name Gondri, Gundric ( see Gundry ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Grundy, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Grundy in household of John Grundy, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Grundy in household of John Grundy, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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