James Myerscough

Brief Life History of James

When James Myerscough was born on 8 December 1791, in Oxcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John MYERSCOUGH, was 20 and his mother, Winifred ECCLES, was 20. He married Mary Rogerson on 6 May 1816, in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 25 December 1882, in Cockerham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 91, and was buried in Thurnham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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James Myerscough
Mary Rogerson
Marriage: 6 May 1816
Ann Myerscough
John Myerscough
Thomas Myerscough
James Myerscough
William Myerscough
Joseph Myerscough
Mary Mierscough
Mary Ann Winefrid Mierscough

Sources (12)

  • James Myerscough, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Myerscough, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • James Mierscough in entry for Mary Ann Winefrid Mierscough, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire called Myerscough, both named from Old Norse mýrr ‘marsh’ + skógr ‘wood’.

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

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