Richard Slack

Teversal, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Slack was born in 1847, in Teversal, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Daniel Slack, was 56 and his mother, Mary Radford, was 52.

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Daniel Slack
Mary Radford
Hannah Slack
Betty Slack
John Slack
William Slack
Esther Slack
Kezia Slack
Harriet Slack
Daniel Slack
Mary Theresa Slack
Richard Slack

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World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 33

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

Age 37

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’.2 English: topographic name from northern Middle English slack ‘shallow valley’ (Old Norse slakki), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, for example near Stainland and near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.3 Scottish (Dumfriesshire): habitational name, maybe from Slake or Slack in Roberton, Roxburghshire (now part of Borders region).

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Slack in household of Daniel Slack, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Richard Slack, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Slack, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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