Thomas Ashcroft

Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Ashcroft was born in 1850, in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Ashcroft, was 30 and his mother, Betsy Flinders, was 29. He married Martha Selma Riseley in 1876, in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Croxton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Thomas Ashcroft
Martha Selma Riseley
Marriage: 1876
Elizabeth Ashcroft
Minnie Ashcroft
Towers Ashcroft
Grace Ashcroft
Cecil Frank Ashcroft
Frank Ashcroft
Edward Ashcroft
Percy Ashcroft

Spouse & Children

Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 30

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Tom Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Tom Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Tom Asherift in household of Edward Asherift, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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