William Thistlethwaite

1843–1890 (Age 46)
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Thistlethwaite was born on 12 September 1843, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Thistlethwaite, was 51 and his mother, Esther Eliza Dickinson, was 36. He married Jane Harris Dickinson on 24 April 1867, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Bowling St Bartholomew, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 4 June 1890, in Holbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

William Thistlethwaite
1843–1890
Jane Harris Dickinson
1844–1934
Marriage: 24 April 1867
John Dickinson Thistlethwaite
1868–1951
Beatrice Thistlethwaite
1869–1947
William Thistlethwaite
1871–
Dora Isabel Thistlethwaite
1873–1873
Arthur Stanley Thistlethwaite
1874–1969
Carl Bertie Thistlethwaite
1875–1932
Guy Wilfrid Thistlethwaite
1876–1951
George Frederick Thistlethwaite
1878–1942
Ruby Thistlethwaite
1883–1963

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
24 April 1867
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (4)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 11

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.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 20

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 37

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

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)

  • William Thistlethwaite in household of John Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Thistlewaite in household of John Thistlewaite, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Thistlethwaite in household of John Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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