Mary Twist


Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Twist was born in 1860, in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Twist, was 33 and her mother, Charlotte Barnes, was 26. She married Francis Cheetham in 1882, in Prescot, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Windle, Lancashire, England for about 10 years.

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Francis Cheetham
Mary Twist
Marriage: 1882
Margaret Cheetham

Sources (5)

  • Mary Twist in household of John Twist, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Twist, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Francis Cheetham & Mary Twist in the England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1882Prescot, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

    Age 18

    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.


    Age 24

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

    Age 41

    The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Lancashire): probably a variant of Twiss , or possibly in a few cases a habitational name from Twist, a minor place in Devon, or Twist Wood in Brede, Sussex, both named from Old English twist, Middle English twist ‘something twisted or forked’.

    English (mainly Lancashire): possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone in the cotton-spinning industry, whose responsibility was to combine threads into a strong cord, a sense of twist recorded from the 16th century.

    North German: nickname from Middle Low German twist ‘argument, quarrel’ for a quarrelsome person.

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

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