Thomas Thistlethwaite

1750–1777 (Age 27)
Dent, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Thistlethwaite was born on 21 May 1750, in Dent, Yorkshire, England as the son of John and Margaret Close. He died on 22 September 1777, at the age of 27, and was buried in Dent, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John
Margaret Close
1723–
Thomas Thistlethwaite
1750–1777

Parents & Siblings

  • John

    MaleMale

  • Margaret Close

    Female1723–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 2

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 4

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 20

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 (1)

  • Thomas Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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