William Thorpe

1864–1962 (Age 98)
Syston, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Thorpe was born in 1864, in Syston, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Thorpe, was 42 and his mother, Emma Middleton, was 40. He married Eliza Russell on 30 May 1886, in Darley Abbey, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died before 1962, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 97.

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William Thorpe
Eliza Russell
Marriage: 30 May 1886
Gertrude Annie Thorpe
Mary Cecile Thorpe
William Thorpe
William Henry Thorpe

Spouse and Children

30 May 1886
Darley Abbey, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Thorpe


    Emma Middleton




    Eliza Jane Thorpe


    Joseph Thorpe


    Charles Thorpe


    Martha Thorpe


    Anne Thorpe


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 40

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in England named with Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘village’ or the Old English cognate þrop.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Thorpe, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Thorpe, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • William Thorpe, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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