Elizabeth Gunnell

15 January 1767–January 1843 (Age 76)
Wold Newton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Gunnell was born on 15 January 1767, in Wold Newton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Gunnell, was 40 and her mother, Judith Petch, was 36. She married Thomas Lowis on 14 May 1789. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died in January 1843, in North Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Thomas Lowis
Elizabeth Gunnell
Marriage: 14 May 1789
Elizabeth Lowis
Ann Lowis
John Lewis
Thomas Lowis
Mary Lowis
Edward Lowis
John Lowis
James Lowis

Spouse and Children

14 May 1789
Grainsby, Lincolnshire, England


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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 34

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 41

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.

Age 48

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English female personal name Gunnilla, Gunnild, Old Norse Gunnhildr, composed of the elements gunn ‘battle’ + hild ‘strife’. This was a popular name in those parts of England that were under Scandinavian influence in the Middle Ages.2 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Mag Congail, a Donegal name more often Americanized as McGonigle .3 Respelling of German Günnel, from a short form of the Germanic personal names Gundram or Gundlach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Lewis in entry for Thos Lewis, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Elizabeth Lowis in entry for Ann Lowis, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Eliz Th Lowis in entry for Mary Loowis, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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