James Bywater

23 August 1825–1 September 1909 (Age 84)
Holbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Bywater was born on 23 August 1825, in Holbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Robert Bywater, was 21 and his mother, Ann Berry, was 23. He married Maria Thomas on 28 July 1857, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 1 September 1909, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bywater
Maria Thomas
Marriage: 28 July 1857
Elizabeth Ann Bywater
Robert Bywater
Annie Marie Bywater
Mary Jenet Bywater
George Bywater
Joseph Robert Bywater
James Thomas Bywater
Sarah Jane Bywater
Charlotte Bywater
Esther Bywater

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 July 1857Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 17
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 26
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone living by a lake or river, from Middle English by ‘by, beside’ + water ‘water’.Irish: pseudo-translation (due to confusion with sruth ‘stream’) of Gaelic Ó Srutháin ‘descendant of Sruithán’, a personal name from a diminutive of sruith ‘sage, elder’. Bywater is found as the English form of this Gaelic name in County Cork, while in Mayo the usual Anglicization is Ryan .

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

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    James Bywater was born Aug. 23, 1825 in Holbeck, near Leeds, England. He did not join any religious denomination because he rejected the idea that faith alone would save a person. He did, however, a …

    Sources (52)

    • James Bywater, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James in entry for Alfred J Bywater and Alice Devey Hutchings, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Bywater in entry for James Robert Bywater, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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