Mary Smith

about 1741–
Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Smith was born about 1741, in Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She married John Bowcock on 17 January 1762, in Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Bowcock
Mary Smith
Marriage: 17 January 1762
William Bowcock
Henry Bowcock
Hannah Bowcock
Elizabeth Bowcock
Henry Bowcock

Spouse and Children

    John Bowcock



17 January 1762
Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


    William Bowcock


    Hannah Bowcock


    Elizabeth Bowcock


    Henry Bowcock


    Henry Bowcock


World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 60

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 67

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 74

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Bowcock in entry for Willm Bowcock, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Mary Bocock in entry for Mary Bocock, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Mary Smith, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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