John Tinsley

Brief Life History of John

When John Tinsley was born on 28 June 1838, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Tindsley, was 35 and his mother, Mary Hesketh, was 32. He married Elizabeth Ridgeway on 16 November 1857, in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 20 October 1915, in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Tinsley
Elizabeth Ridgeway
Marriage: 16 November 1857
Mary Hannah Tinsley
Elizabeth Ellen Tinsley
Edwin Tinsley
John Thomas Tinsley
Richard Hesketh Tinsley

Sources (27)

  • John Tinsley, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Tinsley in (1862) entry for Elizabeth Ellen Tinsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Tinsley, (1915) "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

World Events (8)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

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


habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire near Rotherham, named in Old English with the genitive case of an unattested personal name Tynni + hlāw ‘hill’, ‘mound, barrow’. This surname is also found in Ulster.

habitational name from Tinsley Green in Worth (Sussex). The placename appears to derive from an unattested Old English personal name Tint + Old English lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’.

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

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John Tinsley and Elizabeth Ridgway

John Tinsley and Elizabeth Ridgway John was born on June 28, 1838, in Blackburn, Lance, England. At 19 he married 24 year old Elizabeth Ridgeway on November 16, 1857 at St. Helens, England. Eliz …

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