Mary Jane Lancaster

19 February 1896–
Skipton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Lancaster was born on 19 February 1896, in Skipton, Yorkshire, England, her father, Thomas Lancaster, was 46 and her mother, Martha Freeman, was 43. She married Edgar Hawkswell in 1920, in Skipton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Skipton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Hawkswell
Mary Jane Lancaster
Marriage: 1920

Spouse and Children

Skipton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Lancaster


    Martha Freeman




    Emily Lancaster



    Edward Lancaster


    Harry Lancaster


    Henry Lancaster


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelin Raid

Age 19

During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.

Age 44

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Lancaster in household of Thomas Lancaster, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Mary Jane Lancaster in household of Thomas Lancaster, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Mary J Lancaster, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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