Joseph Wells

Horton All Saints, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Wells was born on 28 May 1828, in Horton All Saints, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wells, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Galloway, was 29. He married Sarah Ainley on 5 June 1852, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Luddenden Foot, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Joseph Wells
Sarah Ainley
Marriage: 5 June 1852
Editha Wells
Thomas A Wells
Charlotte Wells
Annie Wells
William Wells

Spouse & Children

5 June 1852
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 5

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.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 35

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Wells in household of William Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph Wells in household of William Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Joseph Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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