Mary Shawcross

1834–1878 (Age 44)
Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Shawcross was born in 1834, in Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Peter Shawcross, was 30 and her mother, Ann Edgerley, was 27. She married Peter Pomfret on 4 December 1854, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She died in October 1878, in Openshaw, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Peter Pomfret
Mary Shawcross
Marriage: 4 December 1854

Spouse and Children

    Peter Pomfret



4 December 1854
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Shawcross


    Ann Edgerley




    James Shawcross


    Mary Shawcross


    John Shawcross


    William Shawcross



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World Events (6)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 8

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 16

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Shawcross, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Pomfrett in household of Peter Pomfrett, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary Shawcross, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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