James Friend

Maleabout 1809–

Brief Life History of James

When James Friend was born about 1809, in Ticehurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Friend, was 41 and his mother, Mary French, was 34.

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William Friend
Mary French
Mary Friend
Thomas Frend
James Friend
William Friend
Rhoda French Friend

Sources (5)

  • James Friend in household of John Sivyer, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Friend, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Friend, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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World Events (8)


Age 6

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 24

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 34

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a companionable person, from Middle English frend, frond ‘friend’ (Old English frēond). In the Middle Ages the term was also used to denote a relative or kinsman, and the surname may also have been acquired by someone who belonged to the family of someone who was a more important figure in the community. Eleventh-century evidence for the word also shows it in use as a personal name (independently as Frent, 1086 in Essex, and as the first element in the placename Frindsbury in Kent).

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘friend’, for example of Jewish and German Freund , Dutch Vriend, and Slovenian Prijatelj.

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

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