George Bower

North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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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George Bower
Dinah Fox
Marriage: 16 March 1733
George Bower jr

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16 March 1733


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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.

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

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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  • George Bower, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • George Bower, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • George Bower, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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