Thomas Wilson

25 December 1818–from November 1874 to December 1875 (Age 55)
Ravenstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Wilson was born on 25 December 1818, in Ravenstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Freeman, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilson, was 27. He married Elizabeth Mee on 25 July 1842, in Ibstock, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ibstock, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died from November 1874 to December 1875, in Coalville, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wilson
Elizabeth Mee
Marriage: 25 July 1842
Thomas Mee Wilson
Martha Wilson
John D. Wilson
James Wilson
Thomas Wilson
Joseph Wilson
Thomas Wilson
Eli Wilson
George Wilson
Alfred Daniel Wilson
Selina Martha Wilson

Spouse and Children

25 July 1842
Ibstock, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Wilson




World Events (4)


Age 5

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 15

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.

Age 25

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Story Highlight

Thomas Wilson- Highlights From His Life

Complied by Sharon Fuhriman Thomas Wilson is the son of Elizabeth Wilson. She was a servant and unmarried. This is found on his baptismal certificate #52, dated July 2, 1818 in the Parish of Ravensto …

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Wilson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Wilson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Wilson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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