Hannah Sowden

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Sowden was born on 16 October 1804, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Sowden, was 35 and her mother, Ruth Dixon, was 35. She married Joshua Peel on 9 January 1826, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Farnley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died in January 1873, in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 68.

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Joshua Peel
Hannah Sowden
Marriage: 9 January 1826
John Peel
Mary Peel
Joseph Peel

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  • Hannah Peel in household of Joshua Peel, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Hannah Sowden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921

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

1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from South Dean in Stanbury (Yorkshire) or Southdean (Roxburghshire), both from Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + denu ‘valley’.

English: habitational name from one or more farmsteads in Devon named with Middle English bi southe doun ‘(place) to the south of the hill’, including Sowden in Barnstaple, Lympstone, and Hartland, and Southdown in Brixham, Malborough, Burlescombe, and Sandford.

English: habitational name from Southdown (Barn) in Hawling (Gloucestershire), which may derive from Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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