John Cowley

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  • Name John Cowley  [1
    Born 31 Jul 1852  Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cook and Caterer  [1
    Died 19 Nov 1918  Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Person ID I41221  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2013 

    Father William Cowley
              b. Abt 1815, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 May 1898, Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Float
              b. 16 Nov 1815, Sandhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Dec 1893, Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1839  Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • WILLIAM AND MARY ANN ARE MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS.

      William came from Dublin, date unknown. The IGI record of his marriage to Mary Ann Float gives his father's name as Michael. Nothing else is known about William's family.

      1841 census:
      Mary Ann and Harriett are living in Hawkhurst, in Conservative Row. There is no sign of William.

      1851 census:
      Family now in London, living at 4 Harold Place, Paddington.
      William is working as a general dealer. Selina is not with the family - nor anywhere else on the census; Caroline appears for the one and only time. Is Caroline really Selina?

      1861 census:
      Still living in Harold Place.
      William is a grocer.

      1871 census:
      Have moved to 5 Epoch Terrace, Paddington.
      This is the address given on birth certificates for Jospehine and Harry, two illigitimate grand-children. William is stated to be formerly a Butler.

      1881 census:
      Still living in Epoch terrace. William is now a laundryman.
      NB On Annie Marie's marriage certificate in 1882 he is a Butler.

      1891 census:
      Moved to 125 Lancefield Street, Kensal Town
      William now a Butler (again) and Mary Ann a laundress.

      In the same building in 1891: William Russum, his wife Mary and son Sydney. William is an Iron Founder.

      Mary Ann died in 1893 and William died in 1898. [1]
    Family ID F12193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Mary Hills
              b. 1850, Epping, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Between Apr 1907 and Jun 1907, Hastings, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1876  Kensington, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Registration Mar 1876  Kensington, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage 
    • Volume 1a, Page 249
    Children 
     1. John Frederick Cowley
              b. 1882, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Robert Henry Cowley
              b. 1884, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F12521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jul 1852 - Paddington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1876 - Kensington, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Marriage - Mar 1876 - Kensington, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 1918 - Paddington, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


    • John was a cook/chef.

      In Oxford in the 1880's he was a Refreshment House Keeper. By 1891 they had moved to Hammersmith where John was a Chef. In 1901 they were in Paddington, where John was a Cook / Manager.

      In 1911 he was a widower, Attendent at Doctors. ?
      John F was still at home and William, his brother, was also living with them. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3454] Mary Kilpatrick.

    2. [S3411] Chris MacPherson.

    3. [S1854] Registration of Marriages, (Ancestry.co.uk), Mar 1876, Kensington, London, Volume 1a, Page 249 (Reliability: 3), 9 Feb 2009.
      John COWLEY + Alice Mary HILLS