James Gaskill

about 1825–
Ashworth St James, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Gaskill was born about 1825, in Ashworth St James, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Gaskell, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Whitworth, was 29. He married Elizabeth Holt on 1 February 1852, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Broughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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James Gaskill
Elizabeth Holt
Marriage: 1 February 1852
Ann Gaskell
Thomas Gaskell
William Gaskill
James Gaskill

Spouse and Children

1 February 1852
Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Ann Gaskell


    Thomas Gaskell


    William Gaskill


    James Gaskill


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 0

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 34

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 (Lancashire): habitational name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Gaskill in household of Joseph Gaskill, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Gaskell, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • James Gaskell, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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