Charles Dovey

November 1734–
Leigh, Gloucestershire, England

The Life 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

10 October 1759
Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Elizabeth Dovey


    William Dovey


    Thomas Dovey


    Ruth Dovey


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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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

1 Irish and Scottish: variant of Duffy .2 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Norwegian Dåvøy, a 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 (3)

  • Charles Dovey in entry for Thomas Dovey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charles Dovey in entry for Elizabeth Dovey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charles Dovey in entry for Ruth Dovey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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