Thomas Fothergill

19 August 1751–
Carr End in Aysgarth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Fothergill was born on 19 August 1751, in Carr End in Aysgarth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Fothergill, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Thistlethwaite, was 41.

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Alexander Fothergill
Margaret Thistlethwaite
Alexander Fothergill
Ann Fothergill
John Fothergill
Alice Fothergill
William Fothergill
Thomas Fothergill

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World Events (3)


Age 64

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 70

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Age 72

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Fothergill in Cumbria or some other place similarly named (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old Norse fóðr ‘fodder’, ‘forage’ + gil ‘steep valley’, ‘ravine’.

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

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

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