Susan Wagstaff

about 1823–
Colmworth, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Susan

When Susan Wagstaff was born about 1823, in Colmworth, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas James Wagstaff, was 23 and her mother, Edith Mrs Wagstaff, was 23.

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Thomas James Wagstaff
Edith Mrs Wagstaff
Susan Wagstaff
Mary Ann Wagstaff

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 10

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 31

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 (chiefly Midlands and Yorkshire):1. occupational nickname for an official who carried a staff of office, from Middle English wag(gen) ‘to brandish or shake’ + staff ‘staff’, ‘rod’. 2. obscene nickname for a medieval ‘flasher’, one who brandished his ‘staff’ publicly.

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

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  • Susan Wagstaff, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Susan Wagstaff, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Susan Wagstaff, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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