John Plowman

Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Plowman was born in 1836, in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Plowman, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Wright, was 27.

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Henry Plowman
Elizabeth Wright
John Plowman
Catharine Plowman
Daniel Plowman

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Wright




World Events (8)


Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 18

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 44

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a plowwright or plowman, from late Old English plōh ‘plow’ + mann ‘man’.

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

Sources (2)

  • John Plowman in household of Henry Plowman, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Plowman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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