Richard Armitstead

1842–1887 (Age 45)
Whittington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Armitstead was born in 1842, in Whittington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Armitstead, was 30 and his mother, Jane Thexton, was 30. He lived in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Silsden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1887, in Skipton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 45.

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John Armitstead
Jane Thexton
Elizabeth Armistead
Richard Armitstead
Joseph Armitstead
John Armitstead
Elizabeth Jane Armistead

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World Events (7)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 0

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hermit's cell, from Middle English (h)ermite ‘hermit’ + stede ‘place’.

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

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  • Richard Armistead in household of William Breare, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Richard Armitstead in household of Thomas Townson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Richard Armitstead in household of John Armitstead, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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