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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Thomas Dowrish
Catherine Stucley
Marriage: about 1592
John Dowrish
Frances Dowrish
Thomas Dowrish
Lewis Dowrich
Mary Dowrish
Anne Dowrish
George Dowrish
Joice Dowrish
Grace Dowrish
Margaret Dowrish
Susanna Dowrish

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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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