James Benjamin Bickell

7 December 1826–20 November 1891 (Age 64)
Stowford, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James Benjamin

When James Benjamin Bickell was born on 7 December 1826, in Stowford, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Bickell, was 41 and his mother, Charity Grace Yelland, was 28. He married Mary Jane Davey on 20 August 1853, in Bowmanville, Durham, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 20 November 1891, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bowmanville, Durham, Ontario, Canada.

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James Benjamin Bickell
Joanna J. Frances Davey
Marriage: 21 September 1864
John Nicholas Benjamin Bickell
William James Bickell
Mary Jane Bickell
Albert Richard Bickell
Emily May Bickell
George Arthur Wesley Bickell
Sarah Alberta Mary J. Bickell
Edith Muriel Bickell

Spouse and Children

21 September 1864
Ontario, Canada


    John Nicholas Benjamin Bickell


    William James Bickell


    Mary Jane Bickell


    Albert Richard Bickell


    Emily May Bickell


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World Events (7)


Age 4

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

Age 7

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 28

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (Devon): unexplained.2 American spelling of Dutch or German Bickel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J. B. Bickell, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James Bickle, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • James B. Bickell in entry for William James Bickell, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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