Clarey Bowley

Female14 November 1748–

Brief Life History of Clarey

Clarey Bowley was born on 14 November 1748, in Albury, Oxfordshire, England as the daughter of Oliver Bowley and Jane Collinwood.

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Oliver Bowley
Jane Collinwood
Fanny Bowley
Clarey Bowley
Phebe Bowley

Sources (2)

  • Clarey Bowly, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Clarey Bowly, "England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904"

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Siblings (3)

World Events (3)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 4

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.


Age 67

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


Age 75

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowley such as Bowley in Cadbury (Devon), a lost place called Bowley in Hailsham (Sussex), or Bowley in Blakemere (Herefordshire). The first is from Old English boga ‘bow, river bend’ + lēah. The second is from the Old English personal name Buga + + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The third is named with Old English bula ‘bull’, perhaps a byname (see Bull ) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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