Elizabeth Halford

about 1814–about 1887
Blaby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Halford was born about 1814, in Blaby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Theophilus Halford, was 21 and her mother, Mary Orton, was 19. She married John Brooks on 20 April 1835. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Litchurch, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She was buried in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Brooks
1814–1855
Elizabeth Halford
1814–1887
Marriage: 20 April 1835
Mary Ann Brooks
1835–
Isaac Brooks
1836–1887
Frances Brooks
1839–1864
Elizabeth Brooks
1842–1911
Sophia Brooks
1845–1893
Emma Brooks
1846–1871
John Brooks
1848–
Catherine Brooks
1850–1855
Alice Brooks
1852–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 April 1835
children

(9)

    Mary Ann Brooks

    Female1835–Female

    Isaac Brooks

    Male1836–1887Male

    Frances Brooks

    Female1839–1864Female

    Elizabeth Brooks

    Female1842–1911Female

    Sophia Brooks

    Female1845–1893Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (6)

1815

Age 1

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

Age 19

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.
1843

Age 29

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): habitational name from any of various places called Halford. Most, for example those in Warwickshire and Shropshire, are named from Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Brooks, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Elizabeth Brookes in household of John Brookes, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Brooks, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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