Mary Bower

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

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Bower was born about 1824, in Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Bower, was 23 and her mother, Lucy Varney, was 22. 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 64.

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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

  • Marriage
    29 December 1845Duffield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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    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

    English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • 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 Bower, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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