Ellen Smallwood

25 December 1831–
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen

Ellen Smallwood was christened on 25 December 1831, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of William Smallwood and Srah Smallwood. She married Henry Partridge on 23 December 1855, in Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Henry Partridge
Ellen Smallwood
Marriage: 23 December 1855
Alfred Partridge
Letitia Partridge

Spouse and Children

    Henry Partridge



23 December 1855
Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Alfred Partridge


    Letitia Partridge


Parents and Siblings

    William Smallwood


    Srah Smallwood




    Ellen Smallwood


World Events (8)

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

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from a place in Cheshire, so called from Old English smæl ‘narrow’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Ellen Smallwood, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Ellen Smallwood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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