Samuel Blackshaw

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Blackshaw was born in 1847, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Blackshaw, was 39 and his mother, Mary Clowes, was 38. He was buried in Saint John, Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Blackshaw
Mary Clowes
John Blackshaw
William Blackshaw
James Blackshaw
Mary Jane Blackshaw
Frances Elizabeth Blackshaw
Henry Blackshaw
Louisa Blackshaw
Samuel Blackshaw
Ann Blackshaw
Thomas Blackshaw

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Blackshaw in household of Thomas Blackshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Samuel Blackshaw, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Samuel Blackshaw, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"

World Events (5)

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place called Blackshaw Gap in Rainow (Cheshire) or, possibly, from Blackshaw (Yorkshire), named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + sceaga ‘copse’.

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

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