George Prescott

1820–6 July 1888 (Age 68)
Aughton, Lancashire, England

The Life of George

When George Prescott was born in 1820, his father, John Prescott, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Brighouse, was 40. He married Ellen Harrison on 19 July 1847, in Cheshire, England. He lived in Aughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Lathom, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 6 July 1888, at the age of 68, and was buried in Aughton in Halton, Lancashire, England.

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George Prescott
Ellen Harrison
Marriage: 19 July 1847

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19 July 1847
Cheshire, England

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World Events (7)


Age 3

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 5

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside), Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, and Devon, all of which are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire, and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland, being recorded there first in the 15th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Prescott, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George Prescott, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • George Prescott, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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