William Charity

April 1850–
Bainton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Charity was born in April 1850, in Bainton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Charity, was 25 and his mother, Mary Popple, was 23. He married Rachael Crane on 12 August 1874, in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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William Charity
Rachael Crane
Marriage: 12 August 1874
Fanny Charity
Samuel Charity

Spouse and Children

12 August 1874
Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Charity


    Mary Popple




World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

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.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 13

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English charite ‘charity’, from Old French charité (Latin caritas), probably applied as a nickname for a benevolent, devout, or hospitable person.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Charity, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Charity in household of Samuel Charity, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Charity, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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