William Thwaites

Coniston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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. He lived in Church Coniston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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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

about 1866
Coniston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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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

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a clearing or patch of pasture land, Middle English thwaite (Old Norse þveit), or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, in northern England, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Thwaites, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Thwaites in entry for Robert Birkett Moffatt and Esther Thwaites, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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