Catherine Stucley

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Stucley was born about 1572, in Devon, England, her father, John Stucley, was 22 and her mother, Frances St Leger, was 25. She married Thomas Dowrish about 1592, in Bideford, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 26 October 1632, in Bideford, Devon, England, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Dowrish
1568–1627
Catherine Stucley
1572–1632
Marriage: about 1592
John Dowrish
1593–1629
Frances Dowrish
1596–
Thomas Dowrish
1599–1652
Lewis Dowrich
1602–1668
Mary Dowrish
1603–
Anne Dowrish
1604–1619
George Dowrish
1606–
Joice Dowrish
1607–
Grace Dowrish
1612–
Margaret Dowrish
1615–
Susanna Dowrish
1609–

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World Events (4)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.

1600 · The Honourable East India Company

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

English: locative name primarily from Stukeley (Hunts), recorded as Stivecle in 1086, but occasionally from Stewkley (Bucks), recorded as Stiuecelea in 1183.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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