Timothy Thistlethwaite

1725–1766 (Age 40)
Dent, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Thistlethwaite was born on 8 December 1725, in Dent, Yorkshire, England, his father, William Thistlethwaite, was 48 and his mother, Alice Mason, was 43. He married Elizabeth Atkinson on 2 January 1754, in Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 July 1766, in Dent, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 40, and was buried in Dent, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Timothy Thistlethwaite
Elizabeth Atkinson
Marriage: 2 January 1754
William Thistlethwayte
Alice Thistlethwayte
John Thistlethwaite
Mary Thistlethwaite

Spouse & Children

2 January 1754
Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (2)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 27

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 29

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

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)

  • Timothy Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Timothy Thistlethwaite in entry for John Thistlethwaite and Elizabeth Wetherald, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Timothy Thistlethwaite in entry for John Thistlethwaite and Eleanor Atkinson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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