John Wolstencroft


Brief Life History of John

When John Wolstencroft was born in 1880, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Wolstencroft, was 21 and his mother, Susannah Pickering, was 22. He lived in Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Joseph Wolstencroft
Susannah Pickering
John Wolstencroft

Sources (3)

  • John Wolstencroft in household of Thomas Pickering, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Wolstencroft - Government record: Census record: birth-name: John Wolstencroft
  • John Wolstencroft in household of Thomas Pickering, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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Siblings (1)

World Events (8)

1881 · Manchester Regiment Formed

Age 1

On July 1, 1881, the Manchester Regiment, a line infantry regiment, was formed and activated. It stayed active until September 1, 1958.


Age 4

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


Age 34

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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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