Frederick William Rigby

1836–20 February 1911 (Age 75)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Frederick William

When Frederick William Rigby was born in 1836, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Frederick William Rigby, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Sutton, was 23. He married Elizabeth Eastham on 7 September 1873, in Farington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 20 February 1911, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Frederick William Rigby
Elizabeth Eastham
Marriage: 7 September 1873
Frederick William Rigby
Arthur Rigby
Lavina Rigby
Florence Elizabeth Rigby
Mary Eleanor Rigby
Nancy Isabella Rigby
Ada R. Rigby

Spouse and Children

7 September 1873
Farington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick William Rigby


    Nancy Sutton




    James Rigby



    Charles Rigby


    Richard Rigby


    Richard Charles Rigby


+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 6

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.

Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 23

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Rigby in Lancashire, named with Old Norse hryggr ‘ridge’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Rigby in household of William Rigby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Frederick W Rigby in household of Frederick W Rigby, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Fred William Rigby in household of Fred William Rigby, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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