John Bower

before 2 March 1710–16 February 1785
North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Bower was born before 2 March 1710, in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Bower, was 26 and his mother, Ellen Hilton, was 26. He married Catherine Moseley on 12 September 1741, in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He was buried in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Bower
Catherine Moseley
Marriage: 12 September 1741
John Bower
Katherine Bower
William Bower
Ellen Bower
Richard Bower
Sarah Bower

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1741North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Children


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    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .

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

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    Sources (23)

    • John Bower, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Marriage of John Bower and Katherin Mosley "Bishop's transcripts for Wingfield, 1668-1852"
    • John Bower in entry for Richard Bower, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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