Ann Craven

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Craven was born in 1765, in Rothwell, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Craven, was 44 and her mother, Hannah Clarke, was 49. She married Richard Dobson on 4 November 1793, in Rothwell, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters.

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Richard Dobson
Ann Craven
Marriage: 4 November 1793
Mary Dobson
William Dobson
Elisabeth Dobson
Thomas Dobson
Joseph Dobson
John Dobson
Anne Dobson
Jacob Dobson
Frances Dobson
Richard Dobson

Sources (20)

  • Ann Craven, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Anne - Government record: death: 11 July 1836; Rothwell, York, England, United Kingdom
  • Anne in entry for Anne Dobson, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"

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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.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, County Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’.

English (northern): habitational name from the district of Craven in Yorkshire, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’.

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

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