Joseph Bowman

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Bowman was born on 16 February 1825, in Whickham, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bowman, was 40 and his mother, Dorothy Dury, was 31. He died on 5 June 1843, in Holywell, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 18, and was buried in Earsdon, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Bowman
Dorothy Dury
Mary Bowman
Thomas Bowman
William Bowman Jr
Joseph Bowman
John Bowman
Robert Bowman

Sources (7)

  • Jos Bowman in household of Wm Bowman, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Bowman, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"

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1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.


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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer , which denoted a maker or seller of bows.

Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

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

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Dorothy Dury Bowman by Wendell A Christensen

DOROTHY DURY BOWMAN Dorothy Dury Bowman was the daughter of Thomas Dury and Elizabeth Bell, born 11 May 1793 in Oxclose Parish, Washington, County of Durham, England. She was christened in Washingto …

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