Alfred Topham

Toseland, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred Topham was born in 1856, in Toseland, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Topham, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Ann Warners, was 24. He had at least 3 daughters with Lily Topham. He lived in West Ham, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891, at the age of 35, his occupation is listed as engineers labourer in Essex, England, United Kingdom.

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Alfred Topham
Lily Topham
Lilly Beatrice Topham
Ida Topham
Hilda Topham

Spouse and Children


    Lily Topham




    Lilly Beatrice Topham


    Ida Topham


    Hilda Topham


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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 24

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 28

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 48

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Yorkshire, near Snaith. The final element is probably Old English hām ‘homestead’, and the first may be an unattested personal name, Toppa ( see Topp ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Topham in household of John D Wheeler, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Alfred Topham in household of John Topham, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Alfred Topham in household of John Topham, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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