George Read

4 May 1800–
North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England

The Life of George

When George Read was born on 4 May 1800, in North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England, his father, Willam Read, was 41 and his mother, Lucy Robinson, was 46. He married Mary Somerford on 15 January 1822, in North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

George Read
1800–
Mary Somerford
1801–
Marriage: 15 January 1822
Elizabeth Read
1822–1823

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 January 1822
North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 1

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 15

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 33

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

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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  • Geroge Reed in entry for Elizabeth Reed, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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