Alice Pemberton

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Pemberton was born in 1785, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Pemberton, was 31 and her mother, Alice Rigby, was 31. She married William Rigby on 15 December 1806, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 20 September 1876, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 91.

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William Rigby
Alice Pemberton
Marriage: 15 December 1806
William Rigby
Nancy Rigby
John Rigby
Lidia Rigby
John Rigby
Alice Rigby
William Rigby JR.
Moses Rigby I
Ellen Rigby
Aaron Rigby

Sources (25)

  • Alice Rigby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Alice Pemberton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Alice Pemberton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchestercalled Pemberton, from Celtic penn ‘hill, head’ + Old Englishbere ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

History: There seem to have been several families called de Pemberton in theWigan area of Manchester, England, as early as the beginning of the 13th century, notably thatof Adam de Pemberton, a substantial landowner Three Quaker brothers named Pemberton were born in Philadelphia: Israel (born 1715), James (born 1723), and John (born 1727); Israel and James became wealthy merchants and philanthropists.

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

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