Oldham Family History

SOWTER, William

Male - 1592


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  • Name SOWTER, William 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Bookseller 
    Died 1592  Derby, Derbyshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • The plague or "the Black Death" occurred over hundreds of years and were results of infested rats coming over on boats returning from the Orient. The plagues swept over Europe and England, Derby was not immune. According to church records, " the plague began in Derby October 1592, in the house of William Sowter, bookseller." William Sowter is the brother of Thomas Sowter, the father of Thomas and Phillippa, who married William Oldham. Plague struck the town of Derby again in 1636 and I believe that it is no coincidence that William Oldham and his son, Thomas both died from its results that same year. Lancastreshire was afterwards shortened to Lancashire.
    Person ID I59802  oldham
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2018 

    Father SOWTER, John,   b. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother FYNMOKE, Agnes,   b. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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