Brighton and Beyond

A History of the Cowley Family

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

From Henry Cowley (1831) X

1875

Brighton

Abt 1889 Brighton

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From Charles Henry Cowley (1854)

Time Line master

1944

1919

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Thanks to Su & Paul Cowley for their assistance with the family tree data and for supplying the photographs  on this page

Ernest

Cowley

b Abt 1879

d Not known

Willie Harold

Cowley

b Abt 1880

d 1955

Walter Frederick

Cowley

b Abt 1888

d 8 Oct 1960

Walter J.

Cowley

b Abt 1920

d Not known

Mabel M.

Cowley

b Abt 1884

d 1962

Lillian

Glenister

b Not known

d Not known

Myrtle O.

Ellis

b Not known

d Not known

Elsie Jane

Cowley

b Abt 1883

d Not known

Amelia

Cowley

b Abt 1877

d Not known

Living

Sophia Jane

Randell

b Abt 1848

d 4 Jun 1916

Sarah Ann

Randell

b Abt 1852

d 16 Dec 1888

  Page updated - 28 December 2011

© Peter Cowley 2015

Charles Henry

Cowley

b 27 Mar 1854

d 21 May 1928

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Walter Frederick Cowley


Walter Frederick Cowley was the youngest son of Charles Henry Cowley.  In the 1911 census he is listed as an  ‘Engineer millwright’.

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Walter Frederick and wife Lillian (nee Glenister)

Walter Frederick Cowley (R) with brothers Willie Harold (L) and Ernest

Charles Henry Cowley


Although Charles Henry descends from the farming side of the Cowley family, it seems that he did not follow in his father’s occupation.  In the 1871 census he is listed as ‘driving a milk van’, but in later censuses he is variously a ‘greengrocer’ and ‘printer’s book keeper ‘.

Charles Henry Cowley

Date unknown

Family group at Ovingdean Grange

Charles Henry Cowley - 2nd from right

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Research notes