John Bower

1710–16 February 1785
North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Bower was born in 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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Family Time Line

John Bower
1710–1785
Catherine Moseley
1714–1789
Marriage: 12 September 1741
John Bower
1743–1811
Katherine Bower
1745–1828
Ellen Bower
1747–1766
Richard Bower
1749–1795
Sarah Bower
1754–
William Bower
1758–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 September 1741
North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Male1743–1811Male

    Katherine Bower

    Female1745–1828Female

    Ellen Bower

    Female1747–1766Female

    Richard Bower

    Male1749–1795Male

    Sarah Bower

    Female1754–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Bower

    Male1684–1748Male

    Ellen Hilton

    Female1684–1748Female

siblings

(5)

    Anne Bower

    Female1709–1753Female

    Male1710–1785Male

    John Bower

    Male1710–Male

    Richard Bower

    Male1714–1714Male

    Richard Bower

    Male1716–Male

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Bower in entry for Richard Bower, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Bow in entry for Ellen Bow, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Bow in entry for Ellen Bow, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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