Elizabeth Sykes

Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Sykes was born in 1837, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jonathan Sykes, was 32 and her mother, Hannah Haigh, was 35. She lived in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Jonathan Sykes
Hannah Haigh
Allen Sykes
Ratcliffe Sykes
Henry Sykes
D Law Sykes
Harold Sykes
Martha Sykes
Hannah Sykes
Joseph Sykes
Elizabeth Sykes
John Sykes

Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan Sykes


    Hannah Haigh




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World Events (8)


Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 26

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 43

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream in a marsh or in a hollow, from Middle English syke ‘marshy stream’, ‘damp gully’, or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Sykes in household of Jonathan Sykes, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elizabeth Sykes in household of Jonathan Sykes, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Sykes in household of Jonathan Sykes, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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