Elizabeth Couch

FemaleMarch 1692–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Couch was born in March 1692, in St Sampson, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Couch, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Hanne, was 27. She married Benjamin Howell on 21 May 1704, in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Howell
Elizabeth Couch
Marriage: 21 May 1704
Joseph Howel
Sarah Howell
about 1721–
Elizabeth Howel
Mary Howell
William Howell

Sources (12)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Joseph Howel, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Couch, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Elizabeth Couch, "England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1704Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (2)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 109

    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 116

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Cornwall and Devon): nickname from Middle English couch(e) ‘hump, hunch’, used for a hunchback. In Cornwall and Devon it is usually pronounced as Cooch.

    English (Cornwall and Devon): variant of Gooch .

    English (Cornwall and Devon): from Middle English coche, couche ‘bed, couch, tablecloth’ (Old French couche, culche). It could have been a metonymic occupational name for someone who made such items or a nickname for a lazy individual. Alternatively, it could have been applied to someone who produced couchwork, a luxurious embroidery in which gold or silver thread and jewels were sewn into satin or silk robes.

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

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