John Hirons

1828–1891 (Age 63)
Wardington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Hirons was born in 1828, in Wardington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Daniel Hirons, was 30 and his mother, Sarah, was 32. He married Annie Carson on 6 November 1861, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Vespra, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died in 1891, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 63, and was buried in Grenfell, Springwater, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Hirons
Annie Carson
Marriage: 6 November 1861
Jane Elizabeth Hirons
Thomas Hirons
William Daniel Hirons
John Henry Hirons
George Charles Hirons
Arthur Truman Hirons

Spouse and Children

6 November 1861
Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Hirons







    Daniel Hirons


    William Hirons


    Jutious Hirons


World Events (7)


Age 2

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

Age 5

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 26

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin):1. patronymic from a nickname for a lively person, from Old French hirond, arond ‘swallow’ (the bird). 2. patronymic from a nickname for a discontented individual, from a diminutive of Old French hire ‘complaint’ (of unknown origin).

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

Sources (3)

  • John Hirons, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John Hirons in entry for Thomas Hirons and Elizabeth Gilpin, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • John Hirons in entry for John H Hirons and Janet D Blanchard, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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