Robert Kirby

4 July 1820–2 November 1874 (Age 54)
Thurgarton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

Robert Kirby was born on 4 July 1820, in Thurgarton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom as the son of Susannah Kirby. He married Hannah Honor Watson on 31 October 1842, in Marsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 2 November 1874, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Robert Kirby
Rachel Harvey
Marriage: 23 December 1860
Caroline Ellen Sophia Kirby
Robert Walter Kirby
Rose Alice Kirby

Spouse and Children

23 December 1860
Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



World Events (4)


Age 3

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 13

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.

Age 23

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Ciarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Robert Kirby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Robert Kirby, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"

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