Joseph ... Priest

11 January 1817–
Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph ...

Joseph ... Priest was christened on 11 January 1817, in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Benjamin Priest and Elizabeth.

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Benjamin Priest
Elizabeth
Joseph ... Priest
1817–

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Priest

    MaleMale

    Elizabeth

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

    Joseph ... Priest

    Male1817–Male

World Events (3)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

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

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 (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English prēost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder’, ‘counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’), used as a nickname, either for someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may also have been an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest, and occasionally it may have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest.

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

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  • Joseph ... Priest, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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