Edward Duffin

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Duffin was born on 2 February 1823, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Duffin Jr, was 48 and his mother, Margaret Gledhill, was 26. He married Margaret Gledhill on 3 January 1847, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1856 and Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 2 July 1872, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Edward Duffin
Margaret Gledhill
Marriage: 3 January 1847
Richard Duffin
Martha Ann Duffin
Alice Maria Duffin
Nephi Edward Duffin
Elizabeth Duffin
Sarah Ann Duffin
Sophia Duffin
Brigham Alma Duffin
James William Duffin Sr.
Hezekiah F Duffin

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  • Edward Duffin in household of Margaret Duffin, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Edward Duffin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Duffin, Marriage, "England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1848

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1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

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.


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Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): possibly from the Old Norse personal name Dufan, a loan from Old Irish Dubán, derived from the ancestor of Gaelic dubh ‘dark’.

Irish (Antrim): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhfinn, ‘descendant of Dubhfionn’, a personal name composed of dubh ‘dark’ + fionn ‘fair’.

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

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Margaret Gledhill Biography

MARGARET GLEDHILL (PEGGY), DAUGHTER OF JAMES AND MALLY BUCKLEY (Sister to Nephi Gledhill) Margaret Gledhill (Peggy), daughter of James and Mally Buckley was born in Shaw (near Oldham), Lancs., En …

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