Leonard Darwin

Brief Life History of Leonard

When Leonard Darwin was born on 15 January 1850, in Downe, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Robert Darwin, was 40 and his mother, Emma Wedgwood, was 41. He married Elisabeth Frances Fraser on 11 July 1882, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Uckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He died on 26 March 1943, in Forest Row, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 93, and was buried in Forest Row, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Leonard Darwin
Elisabeth Frances Fraser
Marriage: 11 July 1882
Charlotte M Darwin

Sources (22)

  • Leonard Darwin, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Leonard Darwin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Leonard Darwin, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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1854 · The Crimean War

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.

1858 · New Provinces Act

The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning


(Yorkshire): usually a variant of Derwent, a habitational name mostly from Derwent (Derbyshire, now submerged by the Ladybower Reservoir) or Darwen (Lancashire), both named from rivers called Derwent; or less frequently from similarly named rivers in Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland, and Yorkshire.

from the Middle English personal name Derwin (from Old English Dēorwine, composed of the elements dēor ‘dear’ or, formerly also dēor ‘animal; fierce’, + wine ‘friend’).

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

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