Richard Holmes

1830–3 July 1836 (Age 6)
Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Holmes was born in 1830, in Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Holmes, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Hinkins, was 23. He died on 3 July 1836, in his hometown, at the age of 6, and was buried in Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Holmes
Mary Ann Hinkins
William Holmes
Richard Holmes
Harriet Holmes
John Holmes
Sarah Holmes
Anne Holmes

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Age 0

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 3

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme .2 Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir.3 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais ( see McComb ). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas ).

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

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  • Richard Holmes, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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