John Robinson Walmsley

December 1860–
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John Robinson

When John Robinson Walmsley was born in December 1860, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Walmsley, was 43 and his mother, Betty Monks, was 42.

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Thomas Walmsley
Betty Monks
Ann Walmsley
Alice Jane Walmsley
William Henry Walmsley
Elizabeth Wamsley
Esther Walmsley
Eleanor Walmsley
James Thomas Walmsley
John Robinson Walmsley
William Walmesley

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World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 18

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 24

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

Age 41

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)

  • John Robinson Walmsley in household of Betty Walmsley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John R Walmsley in household of Thomas Walmsley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John R Walmsley in household of Thomas Walmsley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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