John Topham

Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Topham was born in 1850, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Topham, was 26 and his mother, Ellen Slater, was 20. He lived in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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John Topham
Ellen Slater
Robert Topham Slater
James Topham
John Topham
Jane Topham
Richard Topham
Hannah Topham
Frances Ann Topham
Elizabeth Topham
Edward Topham
Ellen Topham

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World Events (8)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 0

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
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 (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Yorkshire, near Snaith. The final element is probably Old English hām ‘homestead’, and the first may be an unattested personal name, Toppa ( see Topp ).

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

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  • John Topham in household of John Topham, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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