John Major

Brief Life History of John

When John Major was born on 18 May 1846, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Major, was 20 and his mother, Mary Hall, was 24. He married Alice Farrimond on 24 December 1872, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Tanshelf, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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John Major
Alice Farrimond
Marriage: 24 December 1872
Margaret Alice Major
Elizabeth Major
Mary Major
Hannah Major
John Major
William Major

Sources (14)

  • John Major in household of John Farrimond, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Major, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Major, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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World Events (8)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the personal name Malg(i)er, Maug(i)er, an Old French form of ancient Germanic Madalgar(i) (see Mauger ).

Hungarian: from a shortened form of majorosgazda (see Majoros ) or a derivative of German Meyer .

Polish, Czech, and Slovak: from the military rank major (derived from Latin maior ‘greater’), a word related to English mayor and the German surname Meyer .

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

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