Dorothy Lock

1698–Female
Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Lock was born in 1698, in Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jeremiah Lock, was 30 and her mother, Sarah, was 28. She married William Miles on 10 March 1721, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Miles
1696–
Dorothy Lock
1698–
Marriage: 10 March 1721
Sarah Miles
1725–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 March 1721
Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Lock

    Male1668–Male

    Sarah

    Female1670–Female

siblings

(2)

    Francis Lock

    Male1693–Male

    Female1698–Female

World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 103

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 117

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English, Old English loc ‘lock’, ‘fastening’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure, a place that could be locked, Middle English loke, Old English loca (a derivative of loc as in 1). Middle English loke also came to be used to denote a barrier, in particular a barrier on a river which could be opened and closed at will, and, by extension, a bridge. The surname may thus also have been a metonymic occupational name for a lock-keeper.3 English, Dutch, and German: nickname for a person with fine hair, or curly hair, from Middle English loc, Middle High German lock(e) ‘lock (of hair)’, ‘curl’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Dorothy Lock, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Dorothy Lock, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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