Nancy Mason


The Life of Nancy

Nancy Mason was born in 1855, in Ireland as the daughter of James Mason. She married William Ratcliffe on 15 January 1876, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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William Ratcliffe
Nancy Mason
Marriage: 15 January 1876
Ernest Ratcliffe
Ann Eliza Ratcliffe
John Ratcliffe
Ethel Ratcliffe
Annie Ratcliffe
Walter Ratcliffe

Spouse and Children

15 January 1876
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Mason




World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 4

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Age 29

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

Age 46

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

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.2 Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone .3 French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Ratcliffe in household of William Ratcliffe, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Nancy in entry for John Ratcliffe, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Nancy Mason, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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