James Edmund Wignall

Brief Life History of James Edmund

When James Edmund Wignall was born on 4 January 1864, in Kirkdale, Walton on the Hill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Wignall, was 28 and his mother, Emma Clarke, was 28. He married Mary Ann Hodgson on 21 April 1896, in Ulverston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Aughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 10 October 1944, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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James Edmund Wignall
Mary Ann Hodgson
Marriage: 21 April 1896
Percy Wignall
Elsie Wignall
Alice May Wignall

Sources (23)

  • James E Wignall in household of James Wignall, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James Edmund Wignall, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • James Edmund Wignall, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1896 · Palm House Opens

In 1896, the Palm House opened. It was designed by Mackenzie and Moncur of Edinburgh. It was designed in the tradition of Joseph Paxton's glass houses and originally had a rich collection of exotic plants.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wiggenhall (Norfolk), Wiggenholt (Sussex), Wignal, a minor place near Holmes in the parish of Croston (Lancashire). The Norfolk placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga (genitive Wicgan; see Wigley ) + Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’. The Sussex placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga (genitive Wicgan) + Old English holt ‘wood, thicket’. The Lancashire placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga + Old English h(e)alh ‘nook, corner, recess’.

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

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