Edward Ashcroft

1820–1901 (Age 81)
Papworth, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

When Edward Ashcroft was born in 1820, in Papworth, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Towers Ashcroft, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Radford, was 43. He married Betsy Flinders on 9 June 1844, in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 April 1901, in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81, and was buried in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edward Ashcroft
Betsy Flinders
Marriage: 9 June 1844
John Ashcroft
Mary Ashcroft
Annie Elizabeth
Thomas Ashcroft

Spouse & Children

9 June 1844
Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents & Siblings



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World Events (6)


Age 3

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 13

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 23

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Edward Asherift, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Edward Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Edward Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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