James Ashby

Exning, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Ashby was born in 1823, in Exning, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Butler Ashby, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Hammond, was 27. He married Caroline Foreman on 29 March 1846, in Exning, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Canterbury St Mary North Gate, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Family Time Line

James Ashby
Caroline Foreman
Marriage: 29 March 1846
Elizabeth Ashby
Jabez Ashby
George Frederick Ashby

Spouse & Children

29 March 1846
Exning, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 0

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

Age 10

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 31

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)

  • James Ashbey, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • James Ashby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Ashby, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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