Alice Cockshott

21 March 1840–22 May 1892 (Age 52)
Tonge, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alice

When Alice Cockshott was born on 21 March 1840, in Tonge, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Cockshott, was 39 and her mother, Alice Bromiley, was 32. She married James Unsworth on 25 August 1860, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Tyldesley cum Shakerley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Atherton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 22 May 1892, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Unsworth
Alice Cockshott
Marriage: 25 August 1860
Elizabeth Unsworth
Alice Unsworth
Harriett Ann Unsworth
Elizabeth Ellen Unsworth
Mary Ann Unsworth
Martha Eva Unsworth
Ella Unsworth
Lillian Unsworth
James Unsworth
John Edgar Unsworth
William Unsworth
Emma U D Unsworth
Samuel Unsworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1860Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 19
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    English: locative name from Middle English cokshote, cokshete, cokshute ‘place where woodcocks dart’. Nets were stretched in such places to catch the birds for the food table, so the surname may have belonged to someone who trapped woodcocks for the lord of the manor. Cockshutt, Cockshoot, etc. appear as minor place-names and field names in many counties, but the modern surname is primarily from Lancs. According to McKinley, an early bearer of the surname is recorded at Ightenhill, near Padiham (Lancs) in the 14th century. The Lancs surname probably migrated to the Skipton area of WR Yorks by the 16th century ( Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorks Surnames ). It is sometimes pronounced Coeshot.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight


    By-Gloria Hanson Wright, a great-granddaughter (This history was compiled from many sources, including stories written by my father, Russell Soren Hanson, a grandson of James and Alice; by Russell's …

    Sources (62)

    • Alice Cockshott in entry for Alice Unsworth Sorenson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • A Unsworth in household of James Unsworth, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Alice Gookshoot in entry for Ella U Ellis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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