Martha Bowes

Female15 January 1807–before 1839

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Bowes was christened on 15 January 1807, in Horsham Saint Faith, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bowes, was 54 and her mother, Frances Lowe, was 35. She married Robert Risebrook on 25 December 1829, in Horsham Saint Faith, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died before 1839, at the age of 31.

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Robert Risebrook
Martha Bowes
Marriage: 25 December 1829
Emily Risebrook
Robert Risebrook
Alfred Risebrook
George Risebrook
James Risebrook

Sources (2)

  • Martha in entry for James Risebrooke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha in entry for Alfred Rinbrooke, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1829Horsham Saint Faith, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from Bowes (formerly in North Yorkshire, now in County Durham), or from some other place so called, the placename being derived from the plural of Old English boga ‘bow’, here referring to bends in a river. Alternatively, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) arches or bridge’. See Bow 1.

    English: variant of Bow , with excrescent -s.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue ).

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

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