William W Maughan

Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William W

When William W Maughan was born in 1833, in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Maughan, was 25 and his mother, Isabella Coultherd, was 26. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Age 10
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens
Age 17
Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung
Age 34
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 1054;2007: 2160; 2010: 3494)Irish: variant of Mahan .

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

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  • William Watson Maughan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Maughan in household of William Maughan, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Wm Watson Maughan, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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