Benjamin Dunk

26 September 1763–1849
Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Dunk was christened on 26 September 1763, in Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, Jonathan Dunk, was 38 and his mother, Mary Bauskill, was 35. He married Mary Moss on 11 August 1788, in East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died in 1849, in East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Dunk
Mary Moss
Marriage: 11 August 1788
Sarah Dunk
Jonathan Dunk
John Dunk
Benjamin Dunk
Hannah Dunk
Charles Dunk
Henry Dunk
James DUNK
George Dunk
Mary Dunk

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1788East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia
    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 376;2007: 735; 2010: 902)English (Kent and Sussex): unexplained.Dutch: variant of Donk . Compare Van Dunk .

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Benjamin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Benjamin Dunk, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Benjamin Dunks in entry for John Dunks and Sarah Coates, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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