Benjamin Dunk

26 September 1763–1849
Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life 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
1763–1849
Mary Moss
1766–1853
Marriage: 11 August 1788
Sarah Dunk
1789–1831
Jonathan Dunk
1791–1841
John Dunk
1792–1876
Benjamin Dunk
1797–1883
Hannah Dunk
1800–1864
Charles Dunk
1803–1879
Henry Dunk
1807–1889
James DUNK
1809–
George Dunk
1810–1888
Mary Dunk
1813–1813

Spouse and Children

    Male1763–1849Male

    Mary Moss

    Female1766–1853Female

MARRIAGE
11 August 1788
East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Sarah Dunk

    Female1789–1831Female

    Male1791–1841Male

    John Dunk

    Male1792–1876Male

    Benjamin Dunk

    Male1797–1883Male

    Hannah Dunk

    Female1800–1864Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan Dunk

    Male1725–Male

    Mary Bauskill

    Female1728–1789Female

siblings

(13)

    John Dunk

    Male1748–Male

    Jonathan Dunk

    Male1750–Male

    Thomas Dunk

    Male1752–1825Male

    Ruth Dunk

    Female1755–1757Female

    Mary Dunk

    Female1755–1757Female

+8 More Children

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

German: variant of Dunker .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Dunk, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Benjamin Donk in entry for Henry Donk and Mary Thompson, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Benjamin Dunks in entry for John Dunks and Sarah Coates, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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