Leslie Heathershaw

7 April 1930–5 May 1999 (Age 69)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Leslie

When Leslie Heathershaw was born on 7 April 1930, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Heathershaw, was 59 and his mother, Elizabeth Farnworth, was 42. He died on 5 May 1999, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.

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John Heathershaw
Elizabeth Farnworth
Leslie Heathershaw

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World Events (8)

1939 · Operation Pied Piper Began
Age 9
On September 1, 1939, Operation Pied Piper started in Manchester. In an attempt to keep children safe from air raids during WWII, millions of children were removed from their homes and placed with otehr people in the countryside for their safety.
Age 10
Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
Age 19
The UK becomes a member of NATO.

Name Meaning

Transferred use of the Scottish surname derived from the lands of Lesslyn in Aberdeenshire (a place name perhaps named in Gaelic as leas cuilinn ‘garden of hollies’). Surnames and clan names have been used as given names more readily and from an earlier date in Scotland than elsewhere, and this is the name of an ancient family, who in the 14th and 15th centuries were close associates of the Scottish royal house of Stewart and who have held the earldom of Rothes since 1457 . The British film actor Leslie Howard ( 1890–1943 ), who was of Hungarian origin, had a considerable influence on the popularity of the name, especially in the United States, where he appeared in Gone with the Wind ( 1939 ). A famous female bearer is the French film actress Leslie Caron ( b. 1931 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Leslie Heathershaw, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Leslie Heathershaw in household of John Heathershaw, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"

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