Charles Blanchard

1823–
Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles

When Charles Blanchard was born in 1823, in Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Blanchard, was 23 and his mother, Rachel Hawkins, was 23.

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Family Time Line

William Blanchard
1800–
Rachel Hawkins
1800–
Charles Blanchard
1823–
George Blanchard
1825–
Jane Blanchard
1825–
Thomas Blanchard
1828–
Stephen Blanchard
1830–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1823

Age 0

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

Age 10

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

French and English: from the French medieval personal name Blancard, Blanchard, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements blank ‘white’, ‘shining’ + hard ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Charles Blanchard in household of Rachel Blanchard, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Charles Blanchard in household of Rachel Blanchard, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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