William Abbey

Male30 September 1817–August 1876

Brief Life History of William

When William Abbey was born on 30 September 1817, his father, William Abbey, was 36 and his mother, Elisabeth Bilham, was 22. He married Hannah Archer on 21 November 1852, in Saham Toney, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bradenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died in August 1876, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

William Abbey
Hannah Archer
Marriage: 21 November 1852
Henry Abbey
William Abbey
Elizabeth Abbey
Susan Abbey
Archer Abbey
Elizabeth Archer Abbey

Sources (20)

  • William Abby in entry for William Abby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Abby, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Abbey, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1852Saham Toney, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (5)


    Age 6

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


    Age 13

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 16

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    Name Meaning


    from Anglo-Norman and Middle English abbeye, abbaye ‘abbey’, i.e. a community of monks under an abbot or of nuns under an abbess (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest's house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.

    (of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French abé, abbé ‘priest’. See also French Labbe .

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

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