Alice Matilda Brockbank

Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alice Matilda

When Alice Matilda Brockbank was born in 1868, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Bateman Brockbank, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Jane Shawcross, was 28. She married Charles Henry Thomas on 13 May 1894, in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in West Derby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Charles Henry Thomas
Alice Matilda Brockbank
Marriage: 13 May 1894
Herbert Hockridge Thomas

Spouse and Children

13 May 1894
Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Herbert Hockridge Thomas


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World Events (8)

1876 · The Manchester Man is Published

Age 8

The Manchester Man was written by British author Isabella Banks. When it was first published in 1876, it came out in three volumes. It follows the life of Jabez Clegg who was left orphaned by a severe storm that caused flooding. He made his way up the social ladder and changed his life.

Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 33

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Brocklebank, a habitational name from Brocklebank in Cumbria or Brockabank in West Yorkshire, both named from Old English brocc-hol ‘badger's sett’ + Old Danish banke ‘bank’, ‘slope’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alice Brockbank in household of James Brockbank, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Alice Brockshank in household of James Brockshank, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Alice Matilda, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"

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