Dorothy Edwards

Female11 February 1721–1805

Brief Life History of Dorothy

When Dorothy Edwards was christened on 11 February 1721, in Dalwood, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Edwards, was 28 and her mother, Eleanor Anning, was 25. She died in 1805, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

John Edwards
1693–
Eleanor Anning
1697–1778
Mary Edwards
1719–1740
Dorothy Edwards
1721–1805
Sarah Edwards
1727–
John Edwards
1731–
George Edwards
1738–

Sources (1)

  • Dorothy Edwards in Record Transcription: Devon Baptisms

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Siblings (5)

World Events (1)

1801 · The Act of Union

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.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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