Hugh Mayor

Longton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Hugh

When Hugh Mayor was born in 1837, in Longton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Mayor, was 26 and his mother, Mary Rowcroft, was 28. He lived in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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James Mayor
Mary Rowcroft
Hugh Mayor
John Mayor
Elizabeth Mayor
Lawrence Mayor
Margery Mayor
Robert Mayor
Dinah Mayor
Alice Mayor
Joseph Mayor

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World Events (8)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 5

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 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 41

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

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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  • Hugh Mayor in household of James Mayor, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Hugh Mayor in household of Mary Mayor, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Hugh Mayor in household of Mary Mayor, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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