Nicholas Worsley

about 1786–7 November 1862 (Age 76)
Haslingden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Nicholas

Nicholas Worsley was born about 1786, in Haslingden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Haworth on 4 July 1814, in Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 November 1862, in his hometown, at the age of 76.

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Nicholas Worsley
Mary Haworth
Marriage: 4 July 1814
Thomas Worsley
Esther Worsley
James Worsley
Betty Worsley

Spouse and Children

4 July 1814
Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 15

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 22

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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 (3)

  • Nicholas Worsley in entry for Esther Worsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Nicholas Worsley, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"
  • Nicholas Worsley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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