John Horrocks

14 April 1821–16 July 1896 (Age 75)
Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Horrocks was born on 14 April 1821, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Horrocks, was 44 and his mother, Ann Howarth, was 24. He married Ann Horrocks on 10 July 1842, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 16 July 1896, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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John Horrocks
Ann Horrocks
Marriage: 10 July 1842
Mary Ann Horrocks
Roger Horrocks
Ann Horrocks
Ann or Mary Ann Horrocks
Mary Murdoch Mair
Rachael Horrocks
James Horrocks
Betsy Horrocks
John Horrocks

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  • Marriage
    10 July 1842Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 4
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 21
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire):perhaps a habitational name from a lost locality on the River Ribble called Hurroc, alluded to in Hurrocford (about 1330), now modern Horrocksford in Clitheroe (Lancashire). Hurroc- may be linked to modern northern English dialect hurrock ‘piled up heap of stones or rubbish’ but there is no evidence so far for a Middle English surname atte hurroke.variant of Horwick (see Horwich ).

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

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    John Horrocks

    John Horrocks by Marvel M. Hylton My father's father, John Horrocks was born April 14, 1821 in Lancashir¬e, England. He was the son of James Horrocks, born December 1782 and Ann Howarth, born Augu …

    Sources (45)

    • John Horrocks in household of John Horrocks, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John in entry for John Loury Montgomery and Annie Mary Webster, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Horrocks in entry for Mary Mair Lindsay, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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