Elizabeth Gridley

Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Gridley was born in 1818, in Long Melford, Suffolk, England, her father, William Gridley, was 31 and her mother, Martha Sparrow, was 30. She married Henry Plume in 1843, in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Henry Plume
Elizabeth Gridley
Marriage: 1843

Spouse and Children

Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (7)


Age 5

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

Age 15

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 36

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: nickname for someone with a pock-marked face ( see Greeley ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Plume in household of Henry Plume, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elizabeth Plume in household of Henry Plume, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Gridley in household of William Gridley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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