Catharin Rigby

Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Catharin

When Catharin Rigby was born in 1831, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Rigby, was 33 and her mother, Alice Duckworth, was 36. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Peter Seddon. She lived in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. In 1871, at the age of 40, her occupation is listed as innkeeper at 1861 census. She was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Catharin Rigby
Peter Seddon
John Seddon
Sarah Alice Seddon
Joseph J Seddon
James Seddon

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 11

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.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 28

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 (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Rigby in Lancashire, named with Old Norse hryggr ‘ridge’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Catharin Rigby in household of Joseph Rigby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Cath Seddon, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Catherine Seddon in household of Peter Seddon, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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