Rosamund Bark

20 June 1814–22 July 1866 (Age 52)
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rosamund

When Rosamund Bark was born on 20 June 1814, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bark, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Oscroft, was 37. She married Thomas Thorpe on 25 March 1837, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died on 22 July 1866, in United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Thorpe
Rosamund Bark
Marriage: 25 March 1837
Thomas Thorpe
Jarvis Thorpe
John Thorpe
Rosamond Thorp
Charles Thorpe
Joseph Barke Thorpe

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1837Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 16
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a variant of Bargh, a habitational name from Barugh in Yorkshire, Barff Hill in East Yorkshire, or Barugh in North Yorkshire (all named with Old English beorh ‘hill’); or a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) hill’ (from Middle English bergh, Old English beorh).North German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from berke ‘birch’, or alternatively for someone who lived on a mountain (see Barg ). Compare Berk .Dutch: possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barnhard (see Bernhard ). Compare Berk .

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Rosamond Tharp in household of Sarah Bark, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Rosamond Bork in entry for Joseph B. Thorp and Sarah Jane Beless, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Not Known in entry for Rose Rideout, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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