William Thwaites

Coniston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

William Thwaites was born in 1835, in Coniston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Sarah Mossop about 1866, in Coniston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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William Thwaites
Sarah Mossop
Marriage: about 1866
Elizabeth Mossop
Mary Mossop
Ann Thwaites
George Thwaites
Ada M Thwaites
Esther Thwaites

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1866Coniston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 7
    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 8
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society
    Age 43
    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the northern English placename Thwaite (Old Norse thveit ‘meadow, paddock’) + plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. The plural form is found in several placenames, including Thwaites in Keighley (Yorkshire), which is a principal source of the surname.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • William Thwaites, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • William Thwaites in entry for Robert Birkett Moffatt and Esther Thwaites, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • William Thwaites in entry for George Thwaites, "England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996"

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