John Thomas Bancroft

1 December 1870–1954 (Age 83)
Thornton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John Thomas

When John Thomas Bancroft was born on 1 December 1870, in Thornton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Bancroft, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Chiswell, was 18. He married Emma Farmer in 1887, in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1954, in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84, and was buried in Thornton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Bancroft
Emma Farmer
Marriage: 1887
Ethel Alice Bancroft
John Alfred Bancroft
Frederick Bancroft
Wilfred Bancroft
Ida Bancroft

Spouse and Children

Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Bancroft


    Elizabeth Chiswell




+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 10

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 34

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bancroft, from Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John T Bancroft in household of Thomas Bancroft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John T Bancroft in household of Thomas Bancroft, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John T Bancroft in household of Thomas Bancroft, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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