James Laughton

Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Laughton was born in 1838, in Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Laughton, was 43 and his mother, Mary Woodcock, was 33. He married Mary Ann Woodcock in 1862, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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James Laughton
Elizabeth Dobson
Marriage: 26 March 1871
Richard Laughton
James Henry Laughton
William Laughton
Florence Annie Laughton
Elizabeth Laughton

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World Events (8)

Age 5
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
Age 25
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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 42
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

(1997: 363;2007: 714; 2010: 1031)English:habitational name from Laughton en le Morthen in Yorkshire, Laughton in Leicestershire or any of the two places called Laughton in Lincolnshire (one near Gainsborough and another near Folkingham). The places are named with Old English lēac ‘leek’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, meaning ‘village or farm where leeks are grown’. It may sometimes have alternated with Leighton , which is mostly from placenames with the same etymology.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Legacy NFS Source: James Laughton - Government record: birth: 1838; Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • James Laughton in household of William Laughton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Laughton, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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