William Henry Crowhurst

17 October 1834–13 October 1938 (Age 103)
Cripplegate, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

William Henry Crowhurst was born on 17 October 1834, in Cripplegate, London, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Crowhurst and Ann Crowhurst. He married Jane Waller on 19 October 1861, in St Thomas' Cemetery, Barrowford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Arlington, Sussex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Clayton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 13 October 1938, at the age of 103.

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William Henry Crowhurst
Jane Waller
Marriage: 19 October 1861
Caroline Crowhurst
Jane Crowhurst
Mary Ann Crowhurst
Alfred William Crowhurst
Mary Anna Crowhurst

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1861St Thomas' Cemetery, Barrowford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 18
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
    1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate
    Age 34
    On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 123;2007: 217; 2010: 334)English (Kent and Sussex): habitational name from either of two places called Crowhurst. The one in Sussex (Croghyrste in Old English) is named from Old English crōh ‘nook, corner’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’; the one in Surrey is from Old English crāwe ‘crow’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

    Sources (31)

    • William Henry Crowhurst, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Crowhurst in household of Peter Crowhurst, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Crowhurst, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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