Dorothy Hawley

Brief Life History of Dorothy

When Dorothy Hawley was born on 20 August 1684, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Hawley, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Marshall, was 29. She married Rev Thomas Cheney on 29 May 1716, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 16 June 1743, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Rev Thomas Cheney
1690–1747
Dorothy Hawley
1684–1743
Marriage: 29 May 1716

Sources (10)

  • Dorothy Hawley, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Dorothy Hawley Cheney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dorothy Hawley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place called Hawley in Sheffield (Yorkshire). The placename derives from Old Norse haugr ‘hill, burial mound’ + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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