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
Alice Ormshaw
Marriage: about 1840
Alice Lancaster
Richard Lancaster
Ellen Lancaster
John Lancaster

Spouse and Children

about 1840
Chipping, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Lancaster


    Alice Drinkall




    Richard Lancaster



    Alice Lancaster


    Mary Lancaster


World Events (8)


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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