James Wilmer

Brief Life History of James

When James Wilmer was born in 1831, in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wilmor, was 31 and his mother, Mary Mawby, was 26. He married Comfort Kitchener on 20 January 1850, in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. He lived in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Olney, Buckinghamshire, England for about 30 years.

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James Wilmer
Comfort Kitchener
Marriage: 20 January 1850

Sources (7)

  • James Willmer, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • James Wilmer, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • James Willmer, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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

Name Meaning

German and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Wilmar (Middle English Wilmer, Old English Wilmǣr), composed of the elements wil(l) ‘will’ + mar ‘famous’. In England, there may have been some confusion with Wilmore .

History: Simon Wilmer settled in Kent County, MD, before 1680. William Holland Wilmer, born in Kent County in 1782, and his son Richard Hooker Wilmer (born 1816) were both Episcopal clergymen.

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

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