William Port

1818–1862
Paris, Île-de-France, France

The Life of William

When William Port was born on 29 August 1818, in Paris, Île-de-France, France, his father, William Port, was 32 and his mother, Louisa Winney, was 26. He married Mary Garnet on 23 May 1839, in Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He was buried in Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Port
1818–1862
Mary Garnet
1817–1895
Marriage: 23 May 1839
Son (Stillborn) Port
1839–1839
William Port
1840–1928
Frances Port
1842–1883
George Port
1844–1917
Sarah Henrietta Port
1846–1930
Elizabeth Port
1849–1865
Benjamin Port
1851–1905
Henry Port
1853–1882
Charles Port
1855–
James Port
1857–1946
Louisa Port
1859–1941
Mary Port
1861–1931

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
23 May 1839
Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1823

Age 5

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Age 12

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English port ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ (Old French porte, from Latin porta), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town or city, typically, the man in charge of them. Compare Porter 1.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a harbor or in a market town, from the homonymous Middle English port (Old English port ‘harbor’, ‘market town’, from Latin portus ‘harbor’, ‘haven’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French port, from the same source).3 German: topographic name for someone who lived near a (city) gate, from Middle Low German porte (modern German Pforte) (see sense 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

History of Mary Garnett Port

Mary Garnett Port – TAKE A FLOWER TO HER GRAVE Born: 7 Mar. 1817 in Chalton, Hampshire, England Married 1st Mr. Burgess Abt. 1838 Chalton, Hampshire, England Married 2nd one year later Our William …

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Sources (3)

  • William Port in household of Louisa Port, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Port, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Port, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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