John Weston

Brief Life History of John

When John Weston was born on 19 April 1850, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Weston, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Mawby, was 27. He married Charlotte Greasley Weston on 22 February 1868, in Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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John Weston
Charlotte Greasley Weston
Marriage: 22 February 1868
William Henry Weston
Emma Weston
Thomas Weston
Ada Weston
Florence Weston
Charlotte Letitia Weston

Sources (10)

  • John Weston, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Weston, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • John Weston, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning


habitational name from any of numerous places called Weston, from Old English west ‘west’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.

topographic name from Middle English atte west tun(e) ‘at the west farmstead, settlement’ (Old English west + tūn), or from Middle English (bi) weste(n)tune (Old English be westan tūne or be west in tūne), denoting someone who lived either to the west of a settlement or in the western part of a settlement. The latter was a common surname in Sussex.

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

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