Joseph Southall

Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Southall was born in 1826, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Southall, was 31 and his mother, Sobiesky Little, was 34. He married Rebecca Foxall on 15 July 1844, in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Joseph Southall
Rebecca Foxall
Marriage: 15 July 1844
Sophia Southall
Mary Ann Southall
Eliza Jane Southall

Spouse and Children

15 July 1844
Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 7

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 54

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

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from any of the various places so called, from Old English sūð ‘south’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. The distribution of the surname in Britain makes a Midlands origin likely: places called Southall in Doverdale, Worcestershire, and Billingsley, Shropshire, are possible sources.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Southall, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joseph Southall, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Joseph Southall in household of James Southall, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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