John Wakefield

17 March 1815–9 March 1836
Hindolveston, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Wakefield was christened on 17 March 1815, in Hindolveston, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom as the son of Joseph Wakefield and Mary Woods. He was buried in Hindolveston, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wakefield
–1863
Mary Woods
1786–1821
Benjamin Wakefield
1747–
Jane Wakefield
1808–
William
1810–
John Wakefield
1815–1836
John Wakefield
1815–
Elizabeth Wakefield
1815–1880
Mary Wakefield
1815–
William Wakefield
1819–
Caleb Wakefield
1821–1838
Benjamin Wakefield
1821–

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Wakefield

    Male–1863Male

    Female1786–1821Female

siblings

(10)

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World Events (3)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, and probably also from a place of the same name in Northamptonshire. Both are named from an Old English wacu ‘vigil’, ‘festival’ (a derivative of wac(i)an ‘to watch or wake’) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, i.e. a patch of open land where a fair was held.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Wakefield, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • John Wakefield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Wakefield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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