Charles Edwards

Male1830–

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Edwards was born in 1830, in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Edwards, was 36 and his mother, Jane, was 34. He lived in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

William Edwards
1794–
Jane
1796–
Charles Edwards
1830–
William Edwards
1837–1911

Sources (4)

  • Charles Edwards in household of William Edwards, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Charles Edwards, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charles Edwards, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1830

Age 0

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 3

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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 50

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

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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