William Thistlethwaite

1677–1766 (Age 89)
Dent, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Thistlethwaite was born on 10 March 1677, in Dent, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Thistlethwaite, was 55 and his mother, Margaret Harker, was 42. He married Alice Mason on 3 August 1705, in Westmorland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 July 1766, in his hometown, at the age of 89, and was buried in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Thistlethwaite
Alice Mason
Marriage: 3 August 1705
Richard Thistlethwaite
James Thistlethwaite
Margaret Thistlethwaite
John Thistlethwaite
Anthony Thistlethwaite
Isabel Thistlethwaite
Anne Thistlethwaite
Thomas Thistlethwaite
Timothy Thistlethwaite

Spouse & Children

3 August 1705
Westmorland, England, United Kingdom


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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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Wm Thistlethwaite in entry for John Thistlethwaite, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Willyam Thistlethwayte, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • William Thistlethwaite in entry for Margaret Thistkethwaite, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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