Brighton and Beyond

A History of the Cowley Family

Reproduced by kind permission of The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove


This web site traces the origins of my Cowley ancestors back to the early part of the 18th century.  Exploring the site gives you an insight in to how the family members migrated from the Brighton area, not only to other parts of the United Kingdom but also to other parts of the world.

One of the fascinations in family history research is discovering how people lived and what they did.  The Cowley family, and the families in to which they married, do not disappoint!  We have bakers, farmers, dairymen, drapers, hotel keepers, chefs, confectioners - the list keeps growing.  

A Work in Progress!

The web site is very much a work in progress and continues to develop as people send me more and more information.  I guess that it will never be ‘finished’.

Keep up to date with the latest web site updates by following the link  from ‘About this site’ to ‘What’s New?’.

I hope that you enjoy exploring the site and, if you have any memories to share, please make contact with me by following the link at the top of this page, or by signing the guest book.

Preserved for All Time!

‘Brighton and Beyond’  was approved for archiving in the British Library’s UK Web Archive in February 2011 and will therefore be preserved in some format for future generations. The archive is only updated occasionally so the site that you see on there will not be the same as the current ‘live’ web site.  

You can find out more about the work of the UK Web Archive project by clicking on the logo above.

  Page updated - 27 March 2015

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Peter Cowley

“To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root”

Old Chinese Proverb

© Peter Cowley 2015