Richard Dunn

Crowan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Dunn was born in 1765, in Crowan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Dunn, was 29 and his mother, Grace Shugg, was 32. He married Sarah Bosanko on 26 May 1783, in Crowan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Richard Dunn
Sarah Bosanko
Marriage: 26 May 1783
Grace Dunn

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Bosanko


26 May 1783
Crowan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom


    Grace Dunn


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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 36

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.

Age 50

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

Age 65

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brownhaired’ or ‘chieftain’.2 English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Dunn, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Richard Dunn in entry for Grace Dunn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Dunn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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