Samuel Saxton

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Saxton was born in 1826, in Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Saxton, was 42 and his mother, Ann Plumb, was 42.

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Charles Saxton
Ann Plumb
Charles Saxton
Reuben Saxton
Joseph Saxton
Thomas Saxton
John Saxton
Elizabeth Saxton
William Saxton
Rebecca Saxton
Levi Saxton
James Saxton
Samuel Saxton
Aaron Saxton

Sources (1)

  • Samuel Saxton, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"

World Events (8)


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name principally from Saxton (Yorkshire), but perhaps occasionally from the lost Saxton preserved in Saxon Street in Woodditton (Cambridgeshire). The Yorkshire placename probably derives from the Old Norse personal name Saxi (see Sax 3) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though the first element may alternatively be Old English Seaxe ‘the Saxons’ (in the stem-form Seax-) or perhaps Old English seax ‘stone, rock’. The Cambridgeshire placename probably derives from Old English Seaxe (in the stem-form Seax-) + tūn.

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

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