Benjamin James Thursfield

Brief Life History of Benjamin James

When Benjamin James Thursfield was born in 1859, in Aston juxta Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Samuel Thursfield, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Howell, was 33. He married Harriet Elizabeth Hall on 2 August 1886. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Aston Manor, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Smethwick, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Benjamin James Thursfield
Harriet Elizabeth Hall
Marriage: 2 August 1886
Sarah Victoria Thursfield
George Thursfield
Edwin Thursfield
about 1898–

Sources (4)

  • Benjamin J Thursfield, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Benjamin Thursfield in household of Edward Thursfield, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Benjamin Thursfield, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

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

English: locative name from Thursfield (now called Newchapel) in Kidgrove (Staffs).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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