William Sewell

1842–
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Sewell was born in 1842, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Bird Sewell, was 32 and his mother, Ann Mein, was 31. He lived in Westgate, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bird Sewell
1810–1886
Ann Mein
1811–1848
John Sewell
1831–
John Sewell
1837–
Thomas Sewell
1840–
William Sewell
1842–
Henry Dixon Sewell
1843–1897
Jane Ann Sewell
1847–
Elizabeth Sewell
1849–
Adam Sewell
1853–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

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

Age 38

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal names Siwal(d) and Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald and Sǣweald, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weald ‘rule’.2 English: habitational name from Sewell in Bedfordshire, Showell in Oxfordshire, or Seawell or Sywell in Northamptonshire, all of which are named from Old English seofon ‘seven’ + wella ‘spring’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Sewall in household of Ann Sewall, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Sewell in household of Thomas B Sewell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Sewell in household of Thomas B Sewell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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