Robert Ashby

Exning, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Ashby was born in 1821, in Exning, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Butler Ashby, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Hammond, was 25. He married Emma Beeten on 13 November 1842, in Exning, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Robert Ashby
Emma Beeten
Marriage: 13 November 1842
Robert Ashby
Elizabeth Ashby
Abraham Ashby
Keziah Ashby
Jabez Ashby
Obadiah Ashby
John Ashby
Emily Ashby
George Ashby
Samuel Ashby
Sarah Ashby

Spouse & Children

13 November 1842
Exning, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 12

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 33

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

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert Ashby, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Robert Ashby, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Robert Ashby in household of James Ashby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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