John Seddon

1848–
Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Seddon was born in 1848, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Seddon, was 22 and his mother, Catharin Rigby, was 17. He lived in Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. In 1871, at the age of 23, his occupation is listed as coal miner at 1871 census.

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Family Time Line

Peter Seddon
1826–
Catharin Rigby
1831–1909
John Seddon
1848–
Sarah Alice Seddon
1857–
Joseph J Seddon
1859–
James Seddon
1861–

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World Events (8)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 2

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 6

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1884

Age 36

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a habitational name from an unidentified place, the last element of which could be Old English dūn ‘hill’. Without early forms, it is impossible even to speculate what the first element might be. The surname is extremely common in Lancashire, especially in the Manchester area, where it was first recorded in the 14th century.

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

Sources (2)

  • Jno Seddon in household of Cath Seddon, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Seddon in household of Peter Seddon, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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