John Seddon

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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Peter Seddon
Catharin Rigby
John Seddon
Sarah Alice Seddon
Joseph J Seddon
James Seddon

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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.

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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