Alice Postlethwaite

about 1814–
Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alice

When Alice Postlethwaite was born about 1814, in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Isaac Postlethwaite, was 31 and her mother, Ann Widder, was 31. 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

20 September 1831
Heversham, Westmorland, England


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Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Postlethwaite


    Ann Widder




    Harriet Postlethwaite


    Anne Postlethwaite



    Elizabeth Postlethwaite


    Agnes Postlethwaite


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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 11

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

Age 36

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: variant of Postlethwait . This is the more frequent spelling in the British Isles.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Beck, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Alice Beck in household of John Beck, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Alice Beck in household of John Beck, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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