George Wolstenholme

about 1859–
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Wolstenholme was born about 1859, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Pearce Wolstenholme, was 31 and his mother, Ellen Hoyle, was 24. He married Margaret Mercy Altham on 30 April 1890, in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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George Wolstenholme
Margaret Mercy Altham
Marriage: 30 April 1890

Spouse and Children

30 April 1890
Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 0

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 25

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

Age 42

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 Wolstenholme, a place in Lancashire named from the Old English personal name Wulfstān ( see Woolston 1) + Old Norse holmr ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Wolstenholme in household of Pearce Wolstenholme, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • George Wolstenholme in household of Pearce Wolstenholme, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • George Wolstenholme, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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