Jane Walker

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Walker was born on 23 January 1825, in Brenchley, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Walker, was 48 and her mother, Mary Ann Roots, was 31. She married Thomas Lawrence in July 1841, in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lawrence
1817–1883
Jane Walker
1825–
Marriage: July 1841
Thomas Lawrence
1842–1925
Jane LAWRENCE
1844–1898
Elizabeth Lawrence
1851–
Thomas Lawrence
1851–
John LAWRENCE
1855–1873
Maria LAWRENCE
1857–1934
Caroline Lucy Lawrence
1859–1926
Sarah Ann LAWRENCE
1861–1929
Ellen LAWRENCE
1864–
Emma LAWRENCE
1867–1931
Julia Charlotte Lawrence
1870–

Sources (11)

  • Jane Lawrence in household of Thomas Lawrence, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Jane Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane in entry for Elizabeth Lawrence, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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 (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.

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

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