Bishop Dunning


Brief Life History of Bishop

When Bishop Dunning was born in 1723, his father, John Dunning, was 21 and his mother, Hannah Whitehead, was 21. He married Mary Wiltshire on 24 December 1740, in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters.

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Bishop Dunning
Mary Wiltshire
Marriage: 24 December 1740
Jane Dunning
Mary Dunning
Elizabeth Dunning
Mary Dunning
John Dunning
John Dunning
Henry Dunning
Hannah Dunning

Sources (33)

  • John, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Dunning, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Duning in entry for Henry Duning, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1740Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (4)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 78

    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 85

    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 92

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

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from a place called Dunning in Lower Strathearn (Perthshire), recorded in 1200 as Dunine and later as Dunyn, from Gaelic dùnan, a diminutive of dùn ‘fort’.

    English: variant of Downing .

    Irish: variant of Dineen .

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

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