Rachael Haigh

Meltham, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rachael

When Rachael Haigh was born in 1827, in Meltham, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Roberts Haigh, was 24 and her mother, Mary Dyson, was 22. She lived in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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George Roberts Haigh
Mary Dyson
Rachael Haigh
Allen Haigh
Elizabeth Haigh
Ann Haigh
Hannah Haigh
Henry Haigh
William Haigh
Jane Haigh
Joseph Haigh
Edwin Haigh

Parents and Siblings




    Elizabeth Haigh


    Ann Haigh




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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 6

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.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 36

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure (Old English haga), or a habitational name from a place named with this word (or its Old Norse cognate hagi), especially three places called Haigh, two in West Yorkshire and the other near Manchester.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Haigh in household of George Haigh, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Rachael Haigh in household of George Haigh, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Rachel Haigh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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