Michael Wakefield

Brief Life History of Michael

When Michael Wakefield was christened on 2 July 1809, in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Wakefield, was 34 and his mother, Lucy Hancox, was 29.

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Thomas Wakefield
Lucy Hancox
Daniel Wakefield
Elizabeth Wakefield
Lewis Wakefield
Michael Wakefield
Thomas Wakefield

Sources (3)

  • Michael, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Michael Wakefield, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Michael Wakefield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (8)


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

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.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in Yorkshire and from Wakefield Lawn in Potterspury (Northamptonshire). Both are named from the Old English personal name Waca or Old English wacu ‘wake, festival’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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