Stephen Woodbridge

Brief Life History of Stephen

When Stephen Woodbridge was born in 1827, in Cookham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Woodbridge, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Wright, was 29.

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George Woodbridge
Sarah Wright
William Woodbridge
Henry Woodbridge
Mary Ann Woodbridge
George Woodbridge
Stephen Woodbridge
Elizabeth Woodbridge
Emma Woodbridge
Edmond Woodbridge
Louisa Maria Woodbridge

Sources (6)

  • Stephen Woodbridge, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Stephen Woodbridge, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Steven Goodbridge, "England, Berkshire, Parish Registers, 1515-1993"

World Events (8)


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Woodbridge in Suffolk or Dorset, both named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + brycg ‘bridge’ (i.e. a bridge made of timber or one near a wood), or a topographic name denoting a person who lived by a wooden bridge or a bridge in or near a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + brigge ‘bridge’ (Old English wudu + brycg).

History: John Woodbridge (1613–95), emigrated in 1634 from Stanton in Wiltshire, England, to Newbury, MA, where he was pastor and magistrate.

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

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