Eliza Thistlethwaite

1837–1924 (Age 86)
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Thistlethwaite was born on 15 December 1837, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Thistlethwaite, was 46 and her mother, Esther Eliza Dickinson, was 30. She married Frederick Ashworth on 14 December 1859. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bradford St James, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 23 March 1924, at the age of 86, and was buried in Toowong, Queensland, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Eliza Thistlethwaite
Frederick Ashworth
Marriage: 14 December 1859
Albert Ernest Ashworth
Frederick William Ashworth
Louis Naish Ashworth
Dora Ashworth Ashworth
Evelyn Esther Ashworth
Alice Jane Ashworth
John Arthur Ashworth

Spouse & Children

14 December 1859


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 4

George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.

Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 26

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

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)

  • Eliza Ashworth in household of Frederick Ashworth, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Eliza Ashworth in entry for Louis Naish Ashworth, "Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005"
  • Eliza in entry for Alice Jane Ashworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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