Edward Samuel Thursfield

Brief Life History of Edward Samuel

When Edward Samuel Thursfield was born in 1820, in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Thursfield, was 27 and his mother, Ann Spittle, was 26. He married Sarah Howell on 20 July 1846, in Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nechells, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Aston Manor, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. In 1889, at the age of 69, his occupation is listed as gun maker in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Edward Samuel Thursfield
Sarah Howell
Marriage: 20 July 1846
Sarah Ann Thursfield
Edwin Samuel Thursfield
Thomas Joseph Thursfield
Benjamin James Thursfield
Emily Jane Thursfield
Bingham Thursfield
Amelia Clara Thursfield
George Frederick William Thursfield

Sources (11)

  • Edwin Thursfield in household of Thos Thursfield, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Edward Thursfield, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Edward Thursfield, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"

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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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