John Rigby

about 1776–22 April 1848 (Age 72)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Rigby was born about 1776, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Ellin Clarkson on 28 July 1800, in St Michael on Wyre, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 22 April 1848, in Catforth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72, and was buried in Woodplumpton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Rigby
Ellin Clarkson
Marriage: 28 July 1800
John Clarkson Rigby
Alice Rigby
Richard Rigby
James Rigby
Ellin Rigby
Elizabeth Rigby
Mary Rigby
Thomas Rigby
Catherine Rigby
Robert Rigby
Joseph Rigby

Spouse and Children

28 July 1800
St Michael on Wyre, Lancashire, England


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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 25

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 32

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 39

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Rigby in Lancashire, named with Old Norse hryggr ‘ridge’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Rigby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Rigby in entry for James Rigby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Riby in entry for John Riby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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