John Walmsley


The Life of John

John Walmsley was born in 1872. He married Isabella Dugdale on 25 December 1896, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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John Walmsley
Isabella Dugdale
Marriage: 25 December 1896
Ethel Walmsley
Gladys Walmesley
Arthur Walmesley

Spouse and Children

25 December 1896
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Ethel Walmsley


    Gladys Walmesley


    Arthur Walmesley


World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 8

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 32

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Walmersley in Greater Manchester, which according to Ekwall is named from Old English wald ‘forest’ + mere ‘lake’ or (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. However, it is perhaps more plausibly from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Walhmǣr, meaning ‘foreign-famous’, or Waldmǣr ‘rule-famous’ + Old English lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Walmesley, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • John Walmsley in entry for Ethel Walmsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Walmsley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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