Betsy Flinders

1821–1900 (Age 79)
Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England

The Life of Betsy

When Betsy Flinders was born in 1821, in Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England, her father, John Flinders, was 26 and her mother, Mary Bates, was 26. She married Edward Ashcroft on 9 June 1844, in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1900, in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79, and was buried in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Betsy Flinders
Edward Ashcroft
Marriage: 9 June 1844
John Ashcroft
Mary Ashcroft
Annie Elizabeth
Thomas Ashcroft

Spouse & Children

9 June 1844
Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1795–1858Male

  • Mary Bates




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World Events (6)


Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 12

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 22

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Flanders .2 Anglicized form of Dutch Vlinder, a nickname from vlinder ‘butterfly’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Betsey Asherift in household of Edward Asherift, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Betsey Ashcroft in household of Edward Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Betsey Ashcroft in household of Edward Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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