William Thistlethwaite

1736–1792 (Age 56)
Dent, Yorkshire, England

The Life of William

When William Thistlethwaite was born on 7 February 1736, in Dent, Yorkshire, England, his father, James Thistlethwaite, was 27 and his mother, Isabel Fothergill, was 25. He married Agnes Banister on 14 June 1783, in Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 December 1792, in Dent, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 56, and was buried in Dent, Yorkshire, England.

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William Thistlethwaite
Agnes Banister
Marriage: 14 June 1783
James Thistlethwaite
Edmund Thistlethwaite
Isabella* Thistlethwaite
John Thistlethwaite

Spouse & Children

14 June 1783
Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England


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World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 16

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 18

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 34

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Thistlethwaite in entry for John Thistlethwaite, "England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920"
  • William Thistlethwaite in entry for John Thistlethwaite, "England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920"
  • William Thistlethwaite in entry for James Thistlethwaite, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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