Brighton and Beyond

A History of the Cowley Family

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

From Francis Cooly From William Cowley (1798) From Charles Cowley (1800)

11 Apr 1797

No known marriage

  Page updated - 18 January 2018

From Stephen Coley (1776)


On the original parish record for William Cowley’s baptism his parents are listed as Stephen Coley and Jane.  There is no traceable marriage record for Stephen and Jane but there  are records for both the reading of the banns and for the marriage of Stephen Coley and Elizabeth Gilburd.  (In some records this surname is shown as Gilbert.)


From the date of William's baptism and the date of the marriage of Stephen and Elizabeth I believe that it is highly probable that they were William's parents.  It is possible that Elizabeth was Jane Elizabeth or Elizabeth Jane, or there could be an error in the parish record.  William and his brother Charles are both recorded as living in Black Rock in the 1841 census.

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Mary Ann

Coley

b 10 Jan 1802

d Not known

Sophia

Coley

b Abt 1803

d Not known

Ann

Coley

b Abt 1805

d Not known

Jane

???

b Not known

d Not known

Elizabeth

Gilburd

b Not known

d Not known

Stephen

Coley

b Abt 1776

d Not known

Stephen

Coley

b Abt 1806

d Not known

William

Cowley

b Abt 1798

d 12 Mar 1881

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Charles

Cowley

b 25 Jan 1800

d 28 Jan 1880

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William Cowley

Jemima (William’s wife)

Photographs of the grave of William Cowley and his wife, Jemima, at St Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean.


Grave photographs kindly supplied by Ernie Fortnum

William

Cowley

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Research notes Dairymen & Farmers Will transcript

Charles Cowley

Grave of Charles Cowley and his first wife, Miriam, at St Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean


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Photograph kindly supplied by Ernie Fortnum

Research notes Dairymen & Farmers Will transcript Last Will & Testament