William Thomas Richards Higton

6 March 1878–12 September 1939 (Age 61)
Underwood, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Thomas Richards

When William Thomas Richards Higton was born on 6 March 1878, in Underwood, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Higton, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Richards, was 21. He married Sarah Ann Chapman on 25 December 1899. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Selston, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 12 September 1939, in Underwood, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61, and was buried in Underwood, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Richards Higton
Sarah Ann Chapman
Marriage: 25 December 1899
John Higton
Hannah Higton
Henry Higton
Mabel Higton
Laura Higton
Alice Higton
Sarah Ann Higton
Tom Higton

Spouse and Children

25 December 1899
Selston NTT: St Helen's Parish Church


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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 2

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 26

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Borders) and northern English: habitational name from Wigton in Cumbria, near Carlisle.

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

Sources (2)

  • William T R Higton in household of John Higton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William T R Higton in household of John Higton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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