Thomas Barrow

Hemington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Barrow was born about 1756, in Hemington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Barrow, was 29 and his mother, Mary Crane, was 27. He married Sarah Newbold on 29 April 1781, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters.

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Thomas Barrow
Sarah Newbold
Marriage: 29 April 1781
Sarah Barrow
Hannah Barrows
Sarah Barrows
John Barrows
Ann Barrows
Mary Barrows
John Barrow
Mary Ann Barrow

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29 April 1781
Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 45

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.

Age 59

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 67

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu ‘grove’ (dative bear(o)we, bearuwe), for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Suffolk, and Somerset, or a topographic name with the same meaning. 2. topographic name for someone who lived by an ancient burial mound, Middle English berwe, barwe, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Old English beorg, dative beorge), of which there is one near Leicester and another in Somerset. 3. habitational name from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning ‘promontory’, + Old Norse ey ‘island’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thos in entry for Mary Barrow, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Thos in entry for John Barrows, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Thos in entry for Ann Barrows, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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