James Skirton

Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Skirton was born in 1842, in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Sarah Skirton. He married Beata Ann Leonard on 10 March 1863, in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Skirton
Beata Ann Leonard
Marriage: 10 March 1863
Annie Skirton
Sarah Jane Skirton
Henry Skirton
Alfred Skirton
Alice Skirton
Frederick Skirton

Spouse and Children

10 March 1863
Horsley, Gloucestershire, England


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Sarah Skirton




World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 38

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from places in Tayside and North Yorkshire named Stirton.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Skerton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James Skirton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • James Skirton, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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