Louisa Carr

Female1839–7 November 1913

Brief Life History of Louisa

When Louisa Carr was born in 1839, in Birkdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Carr, was 36 and her mother, Ann Ball, was 30. She married John Ratcliffe on 21 October 1861, in Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in North Meols, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 50 years. She died on 7 November 1913, in Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

John Ratcliffe
Louisa Carr
Marriage: 21 October 1861
Elizabeth Ann Ratcliffe
William Ratcliffe
Sarah Ratcliffe
Charles Ratcliffe
Kate Ellen Ratcliffe
Emma Ratcliffe
John James Ratcliffe

Sources (17)

  • Louisa Carr, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Louisa Carr - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: January 1841; Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Louisa Carr, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1861Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (7)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

    Age 3

    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 4

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

    Age 20

    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

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’, explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname, Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr .

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop, otherwise unknown.

    Irish: in Galway, a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire, see Keary .

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

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