Ruth Lofthouse

23 May 1804–1855 (Age 50)
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Lofthouse was born on 23 May 1804, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Lofthouse, was 31 and her mother, Martha Hindle, was 27. She married Henry Jowett on 30 March 1823, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1855, in her hometown, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Henry Jowett
Ruth Lofthouse
Marriage: 30 March 1823
John Jowett
William Jowett
Martha Jowett

Spouse and Children

30 March 1823
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom



    William Jowett


    Martha Jowett


Parents and Siblings

    John Lofthouse


    Martha Hindle





    Mary Lofthouse


    Hannah Lofthouse


World Events (7)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 4

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 11

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 17

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Name Meaning

1 English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Lofthouse ( see Loftus ).2 Americanized form of the Norwegian cognate Lofthus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Lofthouse, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Ruth in entry for William Lowett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ruth Lofthouse, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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