Thomas Vawdrey

10 April 1827–16 July 1899 (Age 72)
Swettenham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Vawdrey was born on 10 April 1827, in Swettenham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Vawdrey, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Davenport, was 37. He married Hannah Brough on 31 October 1853, in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1859 and lived in Sandbach, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 16 July 1899, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Vawdrey
Hannah Brough
Marriage: 31 October 1853
Hannah Vawdrey
Thomas Vawdrey Jr.
Nephi Vawdrey
Sarah Vawdrey
Harriet Vawdrey
Betty Vawdrey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1853Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 6
    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.
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: see Vaudrey .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Thomas Vawdrey 1827-1899

    Thomas Vawdrey - Taken from book People of Draper 1849-1824 Thomas Vawdrey was the second son born to Peter Vawdrey and Betty Davenport. He was born on April 10, 1827, at Sandbach, Cheshire …

    Sources (25)

    • Thomas Vawdrey in household of Peter Vawdrey, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Thomas Vawdrey, Marriage "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
    • Thomas Vaudry in entry for Thomas Vaudry, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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