Thomas Ascroft

1843–1870 (Age 26)
Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Ascroft was born on 28 November 1843, in Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Ashcroft, was 29 and his mother, Alice Green, was 25. He lived in Orrell, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 10 June 1870, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ashcroft
1814–1874
Alice Green
1818–1886
Thomas Ascroft
1843–1870
Jane Ascroft
1846–1931
Mary Jane Ashcroft
1845–1873
Peter Ascroft
1848–1925
John Ascroft
1850–1890
Thomas Ashcroft
1850–1850
Edward Ashcroft
1852–
Jerusha Ascroft
1852–1897
Nehushla Ascroft
1852–
Emma Ashcroft
1853–
Alice Ascroft
1855–1897
Elizabeth Ascroft
1860–1862

Parents & Siblings

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World Events (6)

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 7

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

Age 7

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 11

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 (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)

  • Thomas Ashcroft in household of Thomas Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Ashcroft in household of Thomas Ashcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • 1851 England Census

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