William Darlington

Brief Life History of William

When William Darlington was born in 1870, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Adam Darlington, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Ann Pendlebury, was 29. He married Emma Gregory on 30 April 1893, in Newchapel, Staffordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bedford Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Kearsley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 10 November 1947, at the age of 77.

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William Darlington
Emma Gregory
Marriage: 30 April 1893
Minnie Darlington
Nancy Ellen Darlington
Edna Darlington
James Leonard Darlington
James Leonard Darlington
Martha Annie Darlington
Adam Darlington
Lily Darlington

Sources (7)

  • William Darlington in household of Adam Darlington, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Darlington - Government record: birth-name: William Darlington
  • William Darlington, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

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1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Darlington in County Durham, recorded in c. 1040 as Dearthingtun, from Old English Dēornōthingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Dēornōth’, a personal name composed of the elements dēor ‘dear’ + nōth ‘daring’. The surname was present in Scotland from an early period.

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

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