Joseph Wolstencroft

Male14 April 1859–6 August 1908

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Wolstencroft was born on 14 April 1859, in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Hunter Wolstencroft, was 33 and his mother, Mary Whitworth, was 34. He married Susannah Pickering on 7 June 1879, in Denton Christ Church, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 6 August 1908, in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 49.

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Joseph Wolstencroft
Susannah Pickering
Marriage: 7 June 1879
John Wolstencroft

Sources (7)

  • Joseph Wolstencroft in household of Willm H Wolstencroft, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Wolstencroft - Government record: Medical record: birth-name: Joseph Wolstencroft
  • Joseph Wolstencroft, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1879Denton Christ Church, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (5)

    1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

    Age 8

    William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

    1876 · The Manchester Man is Published

    Age 17

    The Manchester Man was written by British author Isabella Banks. When it was first published in 1876, it came out in three volumes. It follows the life of Jabez Clegg who was left orphaned by a severe storm that caused flooding. He made his way up the social ladder and changed his life.


    Age 25

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Woolstencroft in Agden (Cheshire), which is named from the Old English personal name Wulfstān + croft ‘enclosure’.

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

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