Hannah Bowden

28 September 1783–
Poulshot, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Bowden was born on 28 September 1783, in Poulshot, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Matthew Bowden, was 29 and her mother, Jane Coleman, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Bowden
1754–
Jane Coleman
1752–1822
Lucy Bowden
1779–1779
John Bowden Sr
1780–1841
Ann Bowden
1783–
Hannah Bowden
1783–
Jane Bowden
1786–1835
Benjamine Bowden
1789–
Elizabeth Bowden
1789–
Mary Bowden
1792–1792
George Bowden
1793–
Mary Ann Bowden
1794–
Lucy Bowden
1797–
Jemima Bowden
1799–
Samuel Bowden
1802–

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 18

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 25

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 32

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .2 English: habitational name from Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, so named with the Old English phrase būfan dūne ‘on, upon the hill’. The surname may also have arisen as a topographic name from the same phrase used independently, for someone who lived at the top of a hill.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadáin ‘descendant of Buadán’, an Old Irish personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Hannah Bowden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hannah Bowden - Church record: Christening record or certificate: birth-name: Hannah Bowden

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