Benjamin Dignall

1828–27 March 1876 (Age 48)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Dignall was born in 1828, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Dignall, was 32 and his mother, Mrs Betty Dignall, was 29. He married Hannah Nelson on 20 May 1849, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 March 1876, in his hometown, at the age of 48.

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Benjamin Dignall
Hannah Nelson
Marriage: 20 May 1849
Alice Dignall
John Dignall
George Henry Dignal
Hannah Dignall
Benjamin Thomas Dignan
Eleanor Dignall
Agnes Dignall

Spouse and Children

20 May 1849
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Dignall


    Mrs Betty Dignall





    Catherine Dignall


World Events (6)


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.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wignal, a minor place near Holmes in the parish of Croston, so named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Wicga ( see Wigley ) + Old English h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘recess’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Dignall, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Benjamin Dignall in entry for John Dignall, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Benjamin Dignan in entry for Benjamin Thomas Dignan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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