Fanny Louisa Walmsley

1 December 1868–
Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England

The Life of Fanny Louisa

When Fanny Louisa Walmsley was born on 1 December 1868, in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, her father, James Walmsley, was 31 and her mother, Grace, was 31. She married Matthew Wolstenholme on 8 June 1893, in Rishton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Rishton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Matthew Wolstenholme
Fanny Louisa Walmsley
Marriage: 8 June 1893
Jane Wolstenholme
James Wolstenholme

Spouse and Children

8 June 1893
Rishton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Jane Wolstenholme


    James Wolstenholme


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 10

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.

Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 33

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Walmersley in Greater Manchester, which according to Ekwall is named from Old English wald ‘forest’ + mere ‘lake’ or (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. However, it is perhaps more plausibly from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Walhmǣr, meaning ‘foreign-famous’, or Waldmǣr ‘rule-famous’ + Old English lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fanny L Walmsley in household of Edward Noble, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Fanny Walmsley in household of James Walmsley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Fanny L Walmsley in household of James Walmsley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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