William Dore

1744–3 November 1808 (Age 64)
Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Dore was born in 1744, in Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Dore, was 35 and his mother, Winifred Hullott, was 30. He married Elizabeth Marrot on 26 September 1769, in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 3 November 1808, in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 64, and was buried in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Dore
Elizabeth Marrot
Marriage: 26 September 1769
William Doer
Ann Doer
John Doer
Elizabeth Doer
James Doer
Martha Doer
Christiana Dore
Winifred Doer
Nanney Doer
Robert Dore
Anne Doer

Spouse and Children

26 September 1769
Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England


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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 57

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 64

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from either of two places, one in South Yorkshire (formerly in Derbyshire) and the other near Hereford. The former gets its name from Old English dor ‘door’, used of a pass between hills; the latter from a Celtic river name of the same origin as Dover 1. In some cases, the name may be topographic, from Middle English dore ‘gate’.2 Irish: in County Limerick a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doghair ‘descendant of Doghar’, a byname meaning ‘sadness’; alternatively, according to MacLysaght, it could be from De Hóir, a name of Norman origin. Outside Limerick it may be from French Doré (see below).3 French (Doré): nickname from Old French doré ‘golden’, past participle of dorer ‘to gild’ (Late Latin deaurare, from aurum ‘gold’), denoting either a goldsmith or someone with bright golden hair.

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

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  • William Doer in entry for Elizabeth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Doer in entry for Robert, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Doer in entry for Nanney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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