Anne Powley

Female5 October 1764–

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Anne Powley was born on 5 October 1764, in Tunstall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 37

    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.


    Age 51

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


    Age 59

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Norfolk): perhaps a shortened form of Powling, either a nickname for someone with a distinctive head or hair or who had a shaved head (from an unrecorded Middle English polling, a derivative of Middle English polle ‘head, hair of the head’ or pollen ‘to cut (hair), shave (someone's head)’ + the noun-forming suffix -ing); or a habitational name from Poling in Sussex; or a variant of Pullan and Pullen .

    Probably an altered form of German Pauli or Pauly .

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

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