William Howland

1815–1875 (Age 60)
Dalby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Howland was born in 1815, his father, Robert Howland, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Kilvington, was 27. He married Frances Grainger on 25 December 1841, in Dalby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. In 1871, at the age of 56, his occupation is listed as farm labourer in Brandsby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 19 June 1875, in Easingwold, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 60, and was buried in Brandsby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Howland
Frances Grainger
Marriage: 25 December 1841
Elizabeth Howland
Jane Howland
James Howland
William Howland
Frances Jane Howland
Grace Howland
Sarah Howland

Spouse & Children

  • Male1815–1875Male

  • Frances Grainger


25 December 1841
Dalby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Elizabeth Howland


  • Jane Howland


  • James Howland


  • William Howland


  • Frances Jane Howland


+2 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 0

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 6

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 18

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: variant of Holland 1.2 Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Howland, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Howland, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Howland, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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