Nicholas Lancaster

1818–30 July 1884 (Age 66)
Goosnargh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Nicholas

When Nicholas Lancaster was born in 1818, in Goosnargh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Lancaster, was 67 and his mother, Alice Drinkall, was 33. He married Alice Ormshaw about 1840, in Chipping, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chipping, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 30 July 1884, in Thornley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Lancaster
1818–1884
Alice Ormshaw
1816–
Marriage: about 1840
Alice Lancaster
1841–
Richard Lancaster
1842–
Ellen Lancaster
1846–
John Lancaster
1849–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1840
Chipping, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Lancaster

    Male1751–1840Male

    Alice Drinkall

    Female1785–1840Female

siblings

(4)

    Richard Lancaster

    Male1806–1822Male

    Male1818–1884Male

    Alice Lancaster

    Female1820–Female

    Mary Lancaster

    Female1825–Female

World Events (8)

1823

Age 5

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 7

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 24

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nicholas Lancaster in household of John Lancaster, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Nicholas Lancaster, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Nicholas Lancaster, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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