Elizabeth Smith

about 1740–
Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Smith was born about 1740, in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She married Joseph Catchpole on 29 April 1760, in Horham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Catchpole
1735–
Elizabeth Smith
1740–
Marriage: 29 April 1760
John Catchpole
1762–

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Catchpole

    Male1735–Male

    Female1740–Female

MARRIAGE
29 April 1760
Horham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    John Catchpole

    Male1762–Male

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 61

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 75

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 93

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: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth in entry for John Catchpole, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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