William Blackburn

Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Blackburn was born in 1840, in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Elijah Blackburn, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Duddles, was 36. He had at least 1 daughter with Eliza Jane. He lived in Durham St Nicholas, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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William Blackburn
Eliza Jane
Kathleen Ruby Vampler Blackburn

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 14
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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 40
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

(1997: 14213;2007: 29287; 2010: 39097)English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. This surname is found mainly in northern England.

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

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Sources (6)

  • William Blackburn in entry for Kathleen Ruby Vampler Blackburn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Blackburn, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Blackburn, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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