Elizabeth Palmer

1832–
Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Palmer was born in 1832, in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Palmer, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Sawyer, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Palmer
1793–
Sarah Sawyer
1792–
James Palmer
1816–
William Palmer
1818–
Thomas Palmer
1821–
George Palmer
1823–
Ann Palmer
1826–
Mary Ann Palmer
1827–
Elizabeth Palmer
1832–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    James Palmer

    Male1816–Male

    William Palmer

    Male1818–Male

    Thomas Palmer

    Male1821–Male

    George Palmer

    Male1823–Male

    Ann Palmer

    Female1826–Female

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World Events (3)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 1

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.
1843

Age 11

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1884

Age 52

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French palmer, paumer (from palme, paume ‘palm tree’, Latin palma), a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Such pilgrims generally brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually made the journey, but there was a vigorous trade in false souvenirs, and the term also came to be applied to a cleric who sold indulgences.2 Swedish (Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér, from Latin -erius ‘descendant of’.3 Irish: when not truly of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ( see Milford ) perhaps because they were from an ecclesiastical family.

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

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