Mary Bower

about 1824–1887 (Age 63)
Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bower was born about 1824, in Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Bower, was 22 and her mother, Lucy Varney, was 21. She married Christopher Taylor on 29 December 1845, in Duffield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Duffield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died in 1887, in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Taylor
Mary Bower
Marriage: 29 December 1845
William Taylor
John Taylor
Elijah Taylor
Mary Ann Taylor
Alfred Taylor
William Taylor

Spouse and Children

    Christopher Taylor



29 December 1845
Duffield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


    William Taylor


    John Taylor


    Elijah Taylor


    Mary Ann Taylor


    Alfred Taylor


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 6

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 9

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 19

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a bow maker, Older Scots bowar, equivalent to English Bowyer .2 English and Scottish: from Middle English bur, bour ‘bower’, ‘cottage’, ‘inner room’ (Old English būr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, an occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters ( see Bowerman ), or a habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, named Bower or Bowers from this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Bower in household of William Bower, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Taylor in household of Christopher Taylor, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary Taylor in household of Christopher Taylor, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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