Elizabeth Thistlethwayte

1 January 1833–7 May 1851 (Age 18)
Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Thistlethwayte was born on 1 January 1833, in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Thistlethwayte, was 24 and her mother, Sophia Morris, was 29. She lived in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1833. She died on 7 May 1851, at the age of 18.

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William Thistlethwayte
Sophia Morris
Elizabeth Thistlethwayte
Theodosius Thistlethwayte
William Edward Thistlethwaite

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World Events (4)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 0

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 9

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.

Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Thistlethwaite, "England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996"
  • Elizabeth Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Elizabeth Thistlethwaite, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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