Samuel Widdowson

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Widdowson was born in 1831, in Sileby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Widdowson, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Kind, was 31. He married Mary Ann Needham on 27 December 1857, in Sileby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sileby, Leicestershire, England in 1871.

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Samuel Widdowson
Mary Ann Needham
Marriage: 27 December 1857
Joseph Widdowson
Elizabeth Widdowson
Sam Widdowson
Emma Jane Widdowson
Edith Ann Widdowson
Ellen Kate Widdowson

Sources (17)

  • Samuel Widdowson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Samuel Widowson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Samuel Widdowson, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

World Events (8)

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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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

Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): patronymic or metronymic denoting ‘the son of the widow’ or ‘son of the widower’, from Middle English widwe (Old English widewe feminine, widewa masculine) + son.

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