Margaret Winstanley

23 February 1822–
Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Winstanley was born on 23 February 1822, in Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada, her father, Samuel Winstanley, was 47 and her mother, Ellen Whitter, was 43. She married Peter Barton on 9 October 1842, in Haigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Windle, Lancashire, England in 1871 and Windle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

Peter Barton
Margaret Winstanley
Marriage: 9 October 1842
Ann Barton
Ellen Barton
William Barton
James Barton
Peter Barton Jr.
Margaret Barton

Spouse and Children

9 October 1842
Haigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Winstanley


    Ellen Whitter




+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 3

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Winstanley, a place near Manchester, named from the Old English personal name Wynnstān ( see Winston 1) + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margret Winstanley in household of Saml Winstanley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Margaret Barton in household of Peter Barton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Margaret Barton in household of Peter Barton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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