John Littlewood

Male17 April 1785–29 May 1857

Brief Life History of John

When John Littlewood was christened on 17 April 1785, in Dobcross Holy Trinity, Yorkshire, England, his father, Thomas Bradbury, was 24 and his mother, Anna Littlewood, was 21. He married Frances Martin on 30 April 1809, in Braddan, Isle of Man. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 29 May 1857, in Uppermill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72, and was buried in Uppermill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Littlewood
Frances Martin
Marriage: 30 April 1809
Mary Davis Martin Littlewood
Margaret Mendle Littlewood
Frances Littlewood
Ann Littlewood
Jane Lovenia Littlewood
Sarah Ann Littlewood
Martin Littlewood

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  • John Littlewood and Fanny Martin marriage 30 April 1809, "Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009"
  • John Littlewood in entry for Sarah Littlewood, "Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1607-1910"
  • 1851 England Census for John Littlewood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1809Braddan, Isle of Man
  • Children (7)

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    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Yorkshire): habitational name from a lost place called Littlewood in Cartworth, Yorkshire, named with Old English l̄ȳtel ‘small’ + wudu ‘wood’. Occasionally perhaps from unidentified places called Littlewood in Worcestershire and Kent.

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

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