Alice Postlethwaite

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Postlethwaite was born about 1814, in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Isaac Postlethwaite, was 32 and her mother, Ann Withers, was 27. She married John Howson Beck on 20 September 1831, in Heversham, Westmorland, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Warton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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John Howson Beck
Alice Postlethwaite
Marriage: 20 September 1831
George Beck
Isaac Pastlethwaite Beck
John William Beck
Thomas Beck
Anne Beck
Francis Beck
James Beck

Sources (8)

  • Alice Beck, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Alice Postlethwaite, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Alice in entry for Isaac Postlethwaite Beck, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

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.

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

Name Meaning

English (northern, especially Lancashire): variant of Postlethwait . This is the more frequent spelling in Britain.

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

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