Michael Thatcher

Thorpe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Michael

When Michael Thatcher was born in 1825, in Thorpe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Thatcher, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Godfrey, was 40. He married Mary Ann Spong on 9 November 1844, in Thorpe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Thorpe in Rothwell, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Michael Thatcher
Mary Ann Spong
Marriage: 9 November 1844
Urah Thatcher
Ellen Thatcher
Ann Thatcher
James Thatcher
Emma Thatcher
Emily Thatcher
Rebecca Sarah Thatcher

Spouse & Children

9 November 1844
Thorpe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom


  • Urah Thatcher


  • Ellen Thatcher


  • Ann Thatcher


  • James Thatcher


  • Emma Thatcher


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 8

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.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 38

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a thatcher, someone who covered roofs in straw, from an agent derivative of Middle English thach(en) ‘to thatch’ (Old English þæccan ‘to cover or roof’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Michael Thatcher, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Michael Thatcher, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Michael Thatcher in the 1841 England Census

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