John Bywater

about 1848–January 1902 (Age 54)
Wike, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Bywater was born about 1848, in Wike, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bywater, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Wells, was 24. He married Ellen Bywater in 1872, in North Bierley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Odsal, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and North Bierley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died in January 1902, in Low Moor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 54.

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John Bywater
Ellen Bywater
Marriage: 1872
William P. Bywater
Irvine Bywater
Annie Frances Bywater
Clara Bywater
Mary Jane Bywater
Minnie Bywater

Spouse and Children

North Bierley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 6

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 15

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 32

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone living by a lake or river, from Middle English by ‘by’, ‘beside’ + water ‘water’.2 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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Sources (3)

  • John Bywater in household of William Bywater, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Bywater, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Bywater, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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