Elizabeth Shallcross

3 April 1715–
Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Shallcross was christened on 3 April 1715, in Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Shallcross, was 23 and her mother, Ann Brundred, was 23.

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Joseph Shallcross
Ann Brundred
Elizabeth Shallcross
Maria Shallcross
Sarah Shallcross
Mary Shallcross
John Shallcross
Thomas Shallcross
Thomas Shallcross
Maria Shallcross
Ann Shallcross
James Shallcross

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World Events (3)

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 a place named after an ancient stone cross in the High Peak forest of Derbyshire, in the parish of Chapel en le Frith, known as the Shackelcross. The first element in this name appears to be from Old English sceacol ‘chain’, ‘bond’, perhaps denoting a cross to which penitents could be fettered.

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

Sources (2)

  • Elizabetha Shallcross, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Eliz Shallgross, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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