Charles Dovey

November 1734–
Leigh, Gloucestershire, England

The Life Summary of Charles

Charles Dovey was born in November 1734, in Leigh, Gloucestershire, England as the son of William Dovey and Ann. He married Anne Butt on 10 October 1759, in Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Charles Dovey
Anne Butt
Marriage: 10 October 1759
Elizabeth Dovey
William Dovey
Thomas Dovey
Ruth Dovey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1759Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
    Age 18
    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
    1754 · Seven Years' War
    Age 20
    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 36
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Duffy .English: habitational name perhaps from the valley of the River Dovey (Dyfi) in Merionethshire and Cardiganshire in Wales, specifically Aberdovey (Merionethshire).Americanized form of Norwegian Dåvøy: habitational name from a farm so named in western Norway, from dove ‘shaking bog’ + øy ‘island’.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Charles Dovey in entry for Thomas Dovey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Dovey - Church record: christening: 1 December 1734; Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

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