Mary Threlfall

1788–1837 (Age 49)
Eccleston, Lancashire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Threlfall was born in 1788, in Eccleston, Lancashire, England, her father, Thomas Threlfall, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Jackson, was 35. She married Humfrey Rigby on 8 June 1808, in Eccleston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died in February 1837, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 49, and was buried in Eccleston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Mary Threlfall
1788–1837
Humfrey Rigby
1785–1847
Marriage: 8 June 1808
James Rigby
1808–
Jane Rigby
1810–
Elizabeth Rigby
1813–
Ellin Rigby
1816–
Betty or Esther Rigby
1816–
William Rigby
1818–
Robert Rigby
1824–
Mary Rigby
1827–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 June 1808
Eccleston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

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Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Threlfall

    Male1759–1818Male

  • Elizabeth Jackson

    Female1753–1829Female

siblings

(10)

  • John Threlfall

    Male1781–1837Male

  • Thomas Threlfall

    Male1783–1783Male

  • Male1783–1861Male

  • Thomas Threlfall

    Male1786–1855Male

  • Female1788–1837Female

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World Events (7)

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 1

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 13

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 20

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Kirkham, named with Middle English thrall ‘serf’ (Old Norse þrǽll) + fall ‘clearing’, ‘place where the trees have been felled’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Mary Rigby in entry for Elisabeth, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Mary Rigby in entry for James, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"

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