Thomas Ashcroft

1850–
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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Family Time Line

Thomas Ashcroft
1850–
Martha Selma Riseley
1855–
Marriage: 1876
Elizabeth Ashcroft
1878–
Minnie Ashcroft
1879–
Towers Ashcroft
1881–
Grace Ashcroft
1883–
Cecil Frank Ashcroft
1884–1884
Frank Ashcroft
1886–1891
Edward Ashcroft
1888–1917
Percy Ashcroft
1891–1964

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1876
Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

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.
1884

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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