Harriet Meacham

about 1816–
Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Meacham was born about 1816, in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Meacham, was 30 and her mother, Maria Baugh, was 20. She married Richard Lewis about 1837, in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lewis
Harriet Meacham
Marriage: about 1837
Samuel William Lewis
Mary Lewis
Sarah Lewis
Harriet Lewis
Rachel Lewis
Richard Lewis

Spouse and Children

    Richard Lewis



about 1837
Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


    Samuel William Lewis


    Mary Lewis


    Sarah Lewis


    Harriet Lewis


    Rachel Lewis


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 7

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 17

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 38

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Machen . This is a late (17th-century) form.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Lewis in household of Richard Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Harriet Lewis in entry for Sarah Lewis, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Harriet Lewis in entry for Samuel William Lewis, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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