Rachel Cordon

10 September 1863–
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Cordon was born on 10 September 1863, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edwin Atkins Cordon, was 40 and her mother, Mary Ann Roberts, was 26. She married William Stephen Beckett on 19 September 1887, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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William Stephen Beckett
Rachel Cordon
Marriage: 19 September 1887
Alfred Cordon Beckett

Spouse and Children

19 September 1887
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

Age 4

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

Age 21

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Palm House Opens

Age 33

In 1896, the Palm House opened. It was designed by Mackenzie and Moncur of Edinburgh. It was designed in the tradition of Joseph Paxton's glass houses and originally had a rich collection of exotic plants.

Name Meaning

1 French, English, and Spanish (Cordón): from Old French cordon ‘cord’, ‘ribbon’, a diminutive of corde ‘string’, ‘cord’; Spanish cordón, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cord or ribbon.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in fine Spanish kid leather, from Old French cordoan (so named with being originally produced at Córdoba).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachael Becker in household of William Becker, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Rachael Cordon in household of Mary Cordon, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Rachel Beckett in household of William Beckett, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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