Mary Bower

28 September 1729–
Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Bower was christened on 28 September 1729, in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Paul Bower, was 40 and her mother, Mary Hardman, was 36. She married George Blackmore on 30 December 1753, in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

George Blackmore
1728–
Mary Bower
1729–
Marriage: 30 December 1753

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1753Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
    1754 · Seven Years' War
    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Bover
    Bowerman
    Boward
    Bowar
    Bowring
    Bowers

    Sources (10)

    • Mary Bower, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Mary Bower, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
    • Mary Bower in entry for George Blackamore, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"

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