William Burrell

1819–
Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Burrell was born on 11 May 1819, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Burrel, was 30 and his mother, Rosemond Mariah Quantrell, was 26. He married Emily Allen on 15 December 1839, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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William Burrell
1819–
Emily Allen
1820–

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World Events (3)

1823

Age 4

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Age 11

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

Age 14

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, Scottish, and northern Irish: probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold coarse woolen cloth, Middle English burel or borel (from Old French burel, a diminutive of b(o)ure); the same word was used adjectively in the sense ‘reddish brown’ and may have been applied as a nickname referring to dress or complexion. Compare Borel .

Possible Related Names

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

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  • William Burrell, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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