John Dowdney

23 September 1705–
Hemyock, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Dowdney was christened on 23 September 1705, in Hemyock, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Dowdney, was 32 and his mother, Joan Hill, was 26. He married Mary Parsons on 18 September 1727, in Hemyock, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Dowdney
1705–
Mary Parsons
1703–
Marriage: 18 September 1727
Samuel Dowdney
1738–
Sarah Dowdney
1738–
Mary Dowdney
1739–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 September 1727
Hemyock, Devon, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Dowdney

    Male1673–Male

    Joan Hill

    Female1679–Female

siblings

(6)

    John Dowdney

    Male1704–1704Male

    Male1705–Male

    Elizabeth Dowdney

    Female1708–Female

    Joan Dowdney

    Female1711–1718Female

    Joan Dowdney

    Female1718–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

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

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: unexplained.2 Variant spelling of Scottish Dowdie, which is probably a variant of Irish Duddy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Dowdney in entry for Samuel Dowdney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Dowdney, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • John Dowdney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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