Robert Bewick

15 January 1809–
Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Bewick was born on 15 January 1809, in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Bewick, was 25 and his mother, Ursula Smart, was 21. He married Mary Waddell on 30 November 1832, in Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Robert Bewick
Mary Waddell
Marriage: 30 November 1832
Ralph Bewick
Elizabeth Bewick
Martin Bewick
Robert Bewick
Frances Bewick
Thomas John Bewick
William Bewick

Spouse and Children

30 November 1832
Durham, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 6

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 24

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.

Age 34

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and East Yorkshire named Bewick, from Old English bēo ‘bee’ + wīc ‘outlying farm’, hence an outlying station for the production of honey.

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

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  • Robert Bewick, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Robert Bewick, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Robert Bewick, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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