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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Family Time Line

Charles Saxton
1784–
Ann Plumb
1785–1829
Charles Saxton
1806–1865
Reuben Saxton
–1828
Joseph Saxton
1809–1891
Thomas Saxton
1811–
John Saxton
1814–
Elizabeth Saxton
1816–
William Saxton
1818–
Rebecca Saxton
1820–1820
Levi Saxton
1821–1905
James Saxton
1823–1826
Samuel Saxton
1826–
Aaron Saxton
1827–1827

Sources (1)

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

World Events (8)

1830

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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