Edmund Fone

23 June 1820–
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edmund

When Edmund Fone was christened on 23 June 1820, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Stephen Fone, was 55 and his mother, Martha Stoodley, was 54.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Fone
1765–1852
Martha Stoodley
1766–1844
John Fone
1792–1796
Betty Fone
–1802
Thomas Fone
1795–1875
Stephen Fone
1796–1799
Hannah Fone
1798–
Mary Fone
1800–
Mary Ann Foan
1809–
Edmund Fone
1820–

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World Events (3)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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

1 English (West Midlands): unexplained; perhaps from Middle English fon(ne) ‘stupid person’, ‘fool’ (origin unknown) or Middle English foun ‘fawn’, ‘young deer’ (from Old French feon, foun, faon).2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Fanz, a nickname for a roguish or mischievous person, from Middle High German vanz ‘joker’, ‘rogue’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Edmund Fone, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Edmund Fone, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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