John Rigby

about 1811–
Bispham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Rigby was born about 1811, in Bispham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Seth Rigby, was 24 and his mother, Mary Halsall, was 30. He married Betty Alty on 4 August 1840, in Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Eccleston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

John Rigby
1811–
Betty Alty
1816–1888
Marriage: 4 August 1840
Robert Rigby
1844–
Henry Rigby
1845–
James Rigby
1845–
Seth Rigby
1846–1912
Richard Rigby
1849–
Hugh Rigby
1855–

Spouse and Children

    Male1811–Male

    Betty Alty

    Female1816–1888Female

MARRIAGE
4 August 1840
Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Robert Rigby

    Male1844–Male

    Henry Rigby

    Male1845–Male

    James Rigby

    Male1845–Male

    Seth Rigby

    Male1846–1912Male

    Richard Rigby

    Male1849–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1815

Age 4

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 14

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.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Rigby in Lancashire, named with Old Norse hryggr ‘ridge’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Rigby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Rigbye in entry for Robert Rigbye, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Rigby in entry for Richard Rigby and Ellen Eastham, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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