George Bower

1713–
North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George

When George Bower was born in 1713, his father, John Bower, was 36 and his mother, Dorothy Wilcoxson, was 23. He married Dinah Fox on 16 March 1733. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bolsover, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1733.

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Family Time Line

George Bower
1713–
Dinah Fox
1713–
Marriage: 16 March 1733
George Bower jr
1733–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 March 1733
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (3)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 88
    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.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 95
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1815
    Age 102
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Bover
    Bowerman
    Boward
    Bowar
    Bowring
    Bowers

    Sources (6)

    • George Bower, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Geo. Bower, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • George Bower, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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