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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Family Time Line

Thomas Walmsley
1817–
Betty Monks
1818–1860
Ann Walmsley
1838–
Alice Jane Walmsley
1853–
William Henry Walmsley
1841–
Elizabeth Wamsley
1847–
Esther Walmsley
1850–
Eleanor Walmsley
1855–
James Thomas Walmsley
1858–1861
John Robinson Walmsley
1860–
William Walmesley
1867–

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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.
1884

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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