James Fogg

Tonge Fold, Lancashire, England

The Life of James

When James Fogg was born in 1827, in Tonge Fold, Lancashire, England, his father, Peter Fogg, was 50 and his mother, Betty Holden, was 34. He lived in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Tonge with Haulgh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Peter Fogg
Betty Holden
Mary Fogg
Richard Fogg
John Fogg
John Fogg
James Fogg
Samuel Fogg

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Fogg



    John Fogg


    John Fogg



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 15

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.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 32

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Name Meaning

Northern English: from Middle English fogge ‘aftermath’, i.e. grass left to grow after the hay has been cut, also applied to long grass in a water meadow. The surname arose from either a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grazed cattle on such grass in the winter. The vocabulary word, which is probably of Old Norse origin, is still in use as a dialect term in Craven, Yorkshire, and in eastern Lancashire. Modern English fog ‘thick mist’ is first attested in the 16th century and is unlikely to be the source for a surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Fogy in household of Richard Fogy, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Fogg in household of Peter Fogg, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Jas. Fogg, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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