James Worsley

25 April 1824–
Haslingden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Worsley was christened on 25 April 1824, in Haslingden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nicholas Worsley, was 38 and his mother, Mary Haworth, was 34.

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Nicholas Worsley
Mary Haworth
Thomas Worsley
Esther Worsley
James Worsley
Betty Worsley

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World Events (3)

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

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.

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Worsley, in Lancashire and Worcestershire. The former, which appears to be the main source of the surname, is probably named from the genitive case of an Old English personal name of uncertain form (probably with a first element weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’) + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. The first element of the latter is probably from the genitive case of Old English weorf ‘draft cattle’ (a collective noun).

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

Sources (2)

  • James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Worsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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