Mary Bower

18 January 1707–
North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bower was born on 18 January 1707, in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bower, was 30 and her mother, Dorothy Wilcoxson, was 16.

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Family Time Line

John Bower
1677–
Dorothy Wilcoxson
1690–1811
Thomas Bower
1703–
Ann Bower
1704–1748
Mary Bower
1707–
John Bower
1710–
Elizabeth Bower
1716–
George Bower
1713–

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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 94

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.
1815

Age 108

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a bow maker, Older Scots bowar, equivalent to English Bowyer .2 English and Scottish: from Middle English bur, bour ‘bower’, ‘cottage’, ‘inner room’ (Old English būr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, an occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters ( see Bowerman ), or a habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, named Bower or Bowers from this word.

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

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  • Mary Bower, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Mary Bower, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Mary Bower, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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