William Thistlethwaite

1747–1808 (Age 61)
Dent, Yorkshire, England

The Life of William

When William Thistlethwaite was born on 1 June 1747, in Dent, Yorkshire, England, his father, John Thistlethwaite, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Close, was 24. He married Elizabeth Lund about 1785, in Garsdale, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 December 1808, in Little Sankey, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61, and was buried in Penketh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Thistlethwaite
Elizabeth Lund
Marriage: about 1785
James Thistlethwaite
Jane Thistlethwaite
John Thistlethwayte
Thomas Thistlethwaite
Margaret Thistlethwayte
Alicia Thistlethwayte
Ann Thistlethwayte
William Thistlethwayte

Spouse & Children

about 1785
Garsdale, Yorkshire, England


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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 5

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 7

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.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 23

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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)

  • William Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Thistlethwaite in entry for Thomas Thistlethwaite, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • William Thistlethwaite in entry for John Thistlethwaite, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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