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
1848–1925
Elizabeth Mason
1850–
Elizabeth Mason
1868–1926
Thomas Ashcroft
1870–
Mary Ashcroft
1872–
Jane Ascroft
1874–
Peter Ascroft
1876–1882
James Ascroft
1878–1949
Sarah Ascroft
1879–1953
Mary Ashcroft
1883–
Mary Alice Ascroft
1886–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1848–1925Male

  • Elizabeth Mason

    Female1850–Female

children

(9)

  • Elizabeth Mason

    Female1868–1926Female

  • Thomas Ashcroft

    Male1870–Male

  • Mary Ashcroft

    Female1872–Female

  • Jane Ascroft

    Female1874–Female

  • Peter Ascroft

    Male1876–1882Male

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

+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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