Elizabeth Fenn

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Fenn was born in 1839, in Stilton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Fenn, was 24 and her mother, Ann, was 30. She married William Sparrowhawk on 27 May 1860, in St James, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Shoreditch St Leonard, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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William Sparrowhawk
Elizabeth Fenn
Marriage: 27 May 1860
Eliza Sparrowhawk
Louisa Sparrowhawk

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Fenn in household of James Fenn, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Betsey Sparrowhawk in household of William Sparrowhawk, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Elizabeth Fenn in household of James Fenn, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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1854 · The Crimean War

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

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name in south-east England for someone who lived in a low-lying marshy area, from Middle English fen(ne) ‘fen, marsh’ (Old English fenn).

South German: topographic name from Old High German fenni, Middle Low German and Old Frisian fenne ‘bog’. Compare Fehn .

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 馮, see Feng 1.

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

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