Betty Bowden

27 December 1778–
Molland, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Betty

When Betty Bowden was christened on 27 December 1778, in Molland, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Bowden, was 41 and her mother, Mary Newberry Squire, was 37.

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Family Time Line

William Bowden
1737–
Mary Newberry Squire
1741–
Mary Bowden
1767–1815
Robert Bowden
1767–
Thomas Bowden
1768–1768
Hugh Bowden
1768–
William Bowden
1768–
John Bowden
1772–
Betty Bowden
1778–
Thomas Bowden
1781–
Robert Bowden
1785–

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .2 English: habitational name from Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, so named with the Old English phrase būfan dūne ‘on, upon the hill’. The surname may also have arisen as a topographic name from the same phrase used independently, for someone who lived at the top of a hill.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadáin ‘descendant of Buadán’, an Old Irish personal name.

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

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  • Betty Bowdon, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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