Mary Etwall

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Etwall was christened on 16 May 1651, in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Etwall, was 31 and her mother, Katherine Hiscock, was 32. She married Thomas Dowse on 23 January 1673, in Overton, Wiltshire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Dowse
1644–
Mary Etwall
1651–
Marriage: 23 January 1673
Dinah Dowse
1672–
Katherine Dowse
1673–
Thomas Douse
1677–
John Douse
1680–
George Douse
1681–
John Dowse
1687–
John Dows
1690–
Richard Dowse
1691–1768

Sources (4)

  • Mary Etwall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for Dinah Dowse, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"
  • Mary in entry for John Dows, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (4)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik.

Swedish: variant of Ekvall, ornamental name composed of the elements ek ‘oak’ (possibly from a placename) + wall, a variant of vall ‘field’.

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

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