William Watson Maughan

Brief Life History of William Watson

When William Watson Maughan was born in 1832, in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Maughan 1809, was 23 and his mother, Isabella Coulthard, was 25. He married Sarah Askew on 19 August 1859, in Durham, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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William Watson Maughan
Sarah Askew
Marriage: 19 August 1859

Sources (9)

  • William Maughan in household of William Maughan, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Watson Maughan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Watson Maughan, "England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900"

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Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

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

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

Irish: variant of Mahan .

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

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