William Mayor

about November 1840–1845 (Age 4)
Longton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Mayor was born about November 1840, in Longton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Mayor, was 27 and his mother, Jane Wignall, was 26. He died in 1845, in his hometown, at the age of 5.

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Thomas Mayor
Jane Wignall
John Mayor
William Mayor
Ellen Mayor
Margery Mayor
Sarah Ellen Mayor
Ellen Mayor
John Mayor

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (2)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 2

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.

Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire): variant spelling of Mayer 1.2 Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): nickname for an older man or a distinguishing epithet for the elder of two bearers of the same personal name, from Spanish mayor ‘older’ (Latin maior (natus), literally ‘greater (by birth)’).3 Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): occupational or status name, from major ‘governor’, ‘chief’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • 1841 Census for William Wignall

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