William Driver

1847–
Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Driver was born in 1847, in Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Driver, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Wheelhouse, was 40. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

William Driver
1809–
Elizabeth Wheelhouse
1807–
Lister Driver
1828–
Thomas Driver
1830–
Benjamin Driver
1832–
Ann Driver
1834–
John Driver
1834–
Ellen Driver
1837–
James Driver
1838–
Sarah Driver
1841–
Elizabeth Driver
1842–
William Driver
1847–

Parents and Siblings

    William Driver

    Male1809–Male

    Elizabeth Wheelhouse

    Female1807–Female

siblings

(10)

    Male1828–Male

    Thomas Driver

    Male1830–Male

    Benjamin Driver

    Male1832–Male

    Ann Driver

    Female1834–Female

    Male1834–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 3

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

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.
1881 · Manchester Regiment Formed

Age 34

On July 1, 1881, the Manchester Regiment, a line infantry regiment, was formed and activated. It stayed active until September 1, 1958.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a driver of horses or oxen attached to a cart or plow, or of loose cattle, from a Middle English agent derivative of Old English drīfan ‘to drive’.

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

Sources (1)

  • William Driver in household of William Driver, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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