William Sixsmith

21 January 1821–9 November 1886 (Age 65)
Worsley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Sixsmith was born on 21 January 1821, in Worsley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Sixsmith, was 25 and his mother, Alice Tonge, was 30. He married Jane Grundy on 2 January 1842, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Breightmet, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1842 and Ince-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 9 November 1886, in Aspull, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65, and was buried in Haigh, Lancashire, England.

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Family Time Line

William Sixsmith
1821–1886
Jane Grundy
1820–1879
Marriage: 2 January 1842
Elizabeth Sixsmith
1842–1884
Alice Sixsmith
1845–1846
Jane Sixsmith
1847–
William Sixsmith
1848–
Thomas Sixsmith
1849–1915
Sarah Sixsmith
1852–1853
Sarah Jane Sixsmith
1854–1931
John Henry Sixsmith
1861–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 January 1842
Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

    Elizabeth Sixsmith

    Female1842–1884Female

    Alice Sixsmith

    Female1845–1846Female

    Jane Sixsmith

    Female1847–Female

    William Sixsmith

    Male1848–Male

    Thomas Sixsmith

    Male1849–1915Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Sixsmith

    Male1796–1848Male

    Alice Tonge

    Female1791–Female

siblings

(5)

    Mary Sixsmith

    Female1817–1821Female

    Male1821–1886Male

    Betty Sixsmith

    Female1822–1893Female

    Mary Sixsmith

    Female1825–Female

    George Sixsmith

    Male1828–1884Male

World Events (7)

1823

Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 4

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 21

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Six, Six, and smidh, an artificer, a smith, a workman, meaning Six's workman

Sources (3)

  • William Sixsmith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Sixsmith, "England and Wales Census, 1841" [Thomas age 45, Alice 50, Wm age 20, Mary 15, George 13 in Dean Parish residence Kersley/Kearsley Mill just E of Little Hulton)
  • William Sixsmith, "England and Wales Census, 1881" [IP Wm born 1821 Little Hulton and son John born 1861 Ince, dau-Eliz, Eliz dau-Emma, Eliz Dau-Jane)

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