Elizabeth Ridgeway

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ridgeway was born in 1833, in Little Leigh, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Ridgway, was 28 and her mother, Esther Berry, was 27. She married John Tinsley on 16 November 1857, in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Runcorn, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 6 December 1868, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 35.

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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

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  • Elizabeth Tinsley in household of John Tinsley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Tinsley - Government record: birth-name: Elizabeth Tinsley
  • Elizabeth Tinsley in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915

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1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

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.


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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English rig(g)ewei ‘ridgeway’ (Old English hrycgweg). The surname may be topographic, signifying someone who lived beside a ridgeway, or habitational, signifying someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, for example Ridgeway (Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Somerset, Staffordshire) and Rudgeway (Gloucestershire).

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