Benjamin Fretwell

5 September 1824–21 November 1910 (Age 86)
Shipley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Fretwell was born on 5 September 1824, in Shipley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Fretwell, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Barber, was 35. He married Ann Langsdale on 25 December 1848, in Cotmanhay, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Heanor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years. He died on 21 November 1910, in Shipley, Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 86.

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Benjamin Fretwell
Ann Langsdale
Marriage: 25 December 1848
Hannah Fretwell
Enos Fretwell
Benjamin Fretwell
Thomas Fretwell
Annie Fretwell
Avice Fretwell
Enoch Fretwell

Spouse and Children


    Ann Langsdale


25 December 1848
Cotmanhay, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 6

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

Age 9

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 30

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: habitational name from a minor place in West Yorkshire, where the surname is commonest, probably so called from Old English freht ‘augury’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Fritwell in Oxfordshire is of the same derivation, but appears not to have contributed to the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Fretwell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Benjamin Fretwell, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Benjamin Fretwell, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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