John Bower

Brief Life History 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 1742, 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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Family Time Line

John Bower
1710–1785
Catherine Moseley
1714–1789
Marriage: 12 September 1742
John Bower
1743–1811
William Bower
1758–1828
Katherine Bower
1745–1828
Ellen Bower
1747–1766
Richard Bower
1749–1795
Sarah Bower
1754–

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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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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