Christopher Wren

MaleNovember 1828–about February 1907

Brief Life History of Christopher

When Christopher Wren was born in November 1828, in Chatham, Kent, England, his father, Thomas Wren, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Mitchell, was 29. He married Sarah Jane Mitchell on 29 May 1853, in Gillingham, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Chatham, Kent, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died about February 1907, in Medway, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chatham, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Wren
Sarah Jane Mitchell
Marriage: 29 May 1853
Christopher Wren
George Edmund Wren
Walter Read Wren
Sarah Jane Wren
Alice Annie Wren
Janet Kate Wren
Charlotte Read Wren
Charles W Wren

Sources (31)

  • Christopher Wren, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Christopher, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • 1853 marriage, Christopher Wren, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1853Gillingham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 2

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 5

    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.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 26

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from the bird, from Middle English wrenne ‘wren’ (Old English wrenna, wrænna), perhaps for a person of small stature.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn (see Ring ).

    Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Uren .

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

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