Elizabeth Rigby

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rigby was born on 15 March 1836, her father, James Rigby, was 32 and her mother, Jane Iddon, was 28. She married Edward Walton on 25 March 1861. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Edward Walton
Elizabeth Rigby
Marriage: 25 March 1861
Nancy Walton
Jane Walton

Sources (7)

  • Elizabeth Rigby in household of James Rigby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Rigbye, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizth Rigbye, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"

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1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

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.


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1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

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.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Ribby in Lancashire, named with Old Scandanavian hryggr ‘ridge’ + ‘farmstead, village’. Compare Rigsby .

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