Benjamin Dunk

Brief Life History 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 36. 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

Sources (17)

  • Benjamin Dunk, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Benjamin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Benjamin Dunk, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

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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