Richard Bower

Male1794–

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Bower was born in 1794, in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bower, was 11791 and his mother, Mary Wilson, was 11791. He married Martha Eyre on 10 June 1821, in South Normanton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard Bower
1794–
Martha Eyre
1798–
Marriage: 10 June 1821
Samuel Bower
1822–1895
Ellen Bower
1825–1902
Mary Elizabeth White
1880–

Sources (15)

  • Richard Bower, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Richard Bower in entry for Ellen Bower, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Richard Bower in entry for Samuel Bower, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1821South Normanton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 7

    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.

    1815

    Age 21

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

    1830

    Age 36

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .

    English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.

    Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .

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

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