Mrs John Ditchfield

about 1786–
Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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Mrs John Ditchfield was born about 1786, in Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She married John Ditchfield about 1807, in Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Ditchfield
1782–1812
Mrs John Ditchfield
1786–
Marriage: about 1807

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1807
Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

World Events (3)

1815

Age 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 37

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 39

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Lichfield in Staffordshire. The first element preserves a British name recorded as Letocetum during the Romano-British period. This means ‘gray wood’, from words which are the ancestors of Welsh llŵyd ‘gray’ and coed ‘wood’. By the Old English period this had been reduced to Licced, and the element feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’was added to describe a patch of cleared land within the ancient wood. 2. habitational name from Litchfield in Hampshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Liveselle. This is probably from an Old English hlīf ‘shelter’ + Old English scylf ‘shelf’, ‘ledge’. The subsequent transformation of the place name may be the result of folk etymological association with Old English hlið, hlid ‘slope’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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