Peter Ascroft

1848–1925 (Age 76)
Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Peter

When Peter Ascroft was born on 17 June 1848, in Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Ashcroft, was 33 and his mother, Alice Green, was 30. He had at least 3 sons and 6 daughters with Elizabeth Mason. He died in March 1925, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Peter Ascroft
Elizabeth Mason
Elizabeth Mason
Thomas Ashcroft
Mary Ashcroft
Jane Ascroft
Peter Ascroft
James Ascroft
Sarah Ascroft
Mary Ashcroft
Mary Alice Ascroft

Spouse & Children

  • Male1848–1925Male

  • Elizabeth Mason




  • Elizabeth Mason


  • Thomas Ashcroft


  • Mary Ashcroft


  • Jane Ascroft


  • Peter Ascroft


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 2

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

Age 6

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.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 30

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

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)

  • Peter Ascroft in household of Thomas Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Peter Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Peter Ascroft in entry for Joseph Gaskell and Elizabeth Mason, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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