Cowne's of England

Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith 1998.

William Cowne

William Cowne , son of James & Susan (Stidston)  Cowne, d. 15 Nov 1749; bur. St. Marys Whitechapel, London, England; m. 1st Elizabeth; m 2nd Sarah Bather  .  William Cowne was of the Navy Office, St. Benets Warf , London , England at the time of his 2nd marriage.  William Cowne had a son:

James Cowne

James Cowne , b. Gulston Square ; bapt. 28 Apr 1719, St. Marys Whitechapel , London , England ; m. 15 June 1746, (by banns) St. Leonard , Shoreditch, London , England to Lucy Nelthorpe , daughter of William Nelthorpe , bap. 14 Jul 1721, Stephney, St. Marys Whitechapel , London , England ; d. 1768; bur. St. Marys Whitechapel Parish, London , England  

James was the "Goldbeather". 

James & Lucy (Nelthorpe) Cowne  had[i]:

1.         Elizabeth Cowne , bap. 20 Oct 1749, St. Mary White chapel, London , England
2.        
Lucy Cowne , bap. 4 May 1754, St. Dunstan , Stepney, London , England
3.        
James Cowne , bap. 22 Jan 1757, Gunnersbury Lane , St. Marys Whitechapel , London , England
4.        
Mary Cowne , bap 27 Apr 1760, St. Mary White chapel, London , England
5.        
Rebecca Cowne  (Cowns) , bap. 24 Jan 1763, St. Mary White chapel, London , England

James Cowne

3.  James Cowne  of Heathfield Lodge , Action in the county of Middlesex , son of James & Lucy (Nelthorpe)  Cowne, bap. 22 Jan 1757, Gunnersbury Lane , St. Marys Whitechapel , London , England ; m. Hester Godfrey  (Ester Godrey), daughter of Abraham Godfrey , Ester cooper of custom house quay, London , bap. 16 Mar 1757, St. Botolphs , Aldgate, London , England . 

James was a leatherseller.  James Cowne , receive a Royal License, date 26 Aug 1806, by which he and his issue were authorized to take and use the surnames of Tuder and Nelthorpe in liew of Cowne.  He was also directed to bear and use the Arms of Tuder and Nelthorpe quarterly.  No Cowne Armorial Bearings were allowed to this family.[ii]

James & Hester ( Godfrey ) Cowne had a six (6) sons:

3.1.      James Cowne  (Cown) , b. 1783; bap. 9 Nov 1783, St. Savior Southwark , England
3.2.      William Cowne , b. 1785
3.3.      Joseph Cowne , b. 1787
3.4.      Samuel Cowne , b. 1789
3.5.      Joseph Cowne , b. 1792
3.6.      Frederick William Nelthorpe   Cowne , b. 1796

Frederick William Nelthorpe  Cowne

3.6.  Frederick William Nelthorpe  Cowne , son of James & Hester (Godfrey) Cowne, bap. 8 Sept 1796, St. George, Hanover Square, London, England; d. 13 Dec 1877,home; bur. West Norwood Cemetary; m. 5 Jul 1818 to Isabella Thompson , b. 1798, City Road, Finsbury, London, England; d. 1874.

Frederick Cowne  was a pawnbroker in 1872.  The length of time he had spent prior to this in this occupation is unknown.  He owned a pawnbroker shop at 241 Albany Road, Camberwell, England.

Frederick & Isabella (Thompson) Cowne  had a son:

Frederick Cowne

3.6.1.  Frederick Cowne , son of Frederick & Isabelle (Thompson) Cowne, bap. 26 Sept 1819, St. Mathew, Bethnal Green; d. 6 Dec 1904, St. Peters Home, Meadow Road, London, England; m. 18 Jan 1841, St. Mary Newington, London, England to Elizabeth Smith , b. 1818, Waltworth, England; d. 12 Aug 1895.

Frederick Cowne  was a Polisher and Cabinet Maker.

Frederick & Elizabeth (Smith)  Cowne  had a two (2) children:

3.6.1.1.    Alfred Cowne
3.6.1.1.     Matilda Cowne

Alfred Cowne

3.6.1.1.  Alfred Cowne , son of Frederick & Elizabeth (Smith)  Cowne , b. 1 Mar 1857, Hampton Street, Newington, Surrey, England; d. 13 Sept 1944, St. Josephs Home, Westmoreland Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England; m. 17 Aug 1877, St. James Church, Croydon, England to Jessie Sinclair , daughter of Reverend William Sinclair, b. 1855, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.

Alfred & Jessie (Sinclair)  Cowne  had a son:

Alfred Bruce Douglas Cowne

3.6.1.1.1.  Alfred Bruce Douglas Cowne , son of Alfred & Jessie (Sinclair)  Cowne , b. 1 Oct 1889, Croydon, England; m. 1910 to Emma Sarah Doughty , b. 1890, Camberwell; d. 1973; Norfolk, England.

Alfred & Emma (Doughty) Cowne  had nine (9) children:

3.6.1.1.1.1.         Frank Douglas Cowne , b. 1910, Peckham; d. 1977
3.6.1.1.1.2.         Dorothy Elsie Cowne , b. 26 Feb 1913
3.6.1.1.1.3.         Violet Cowne
3.6.1.1.1.4.         Alfred "Bill" Bruce Douglas Cowne, b. 1918; d. 1943, Wembley, Middlesex, England
3.6.1.1.1.5.         Doris Cowne
3.6.1.1.1.6.         Renee Cowne
3.6.1.1.1.7.         Joyce Cowne , b. 13 Dec 1925
3.6.1.1.1.8.         Patricia Elizabeth Cowne , b. 23 May 1929 (twin of Leonard Peter)
3.6.1.1.1.9.         Leonard Peter Cowne , b. 23 May 1929 (twin of Patricia Elizabeth)

Matilda Cowne

3.6.1.1.  Mildred Cowne, daughter of Frederick & Elizabeth (Smith)  Cowne , b. 10 Jan 1853, London; d. 13 Sept 1941, Broadstairs, Kent, England; m. 26 May 1874 to George Charles Harmon  of Croydon, b. 1852; d. 1930.  George & Mildred (Cowne) Harmon had:

3.6.1.1.2.         Charles Frederick Harman, b. 1881, Thornton Heat, near Croydon, Surrey; d. 1948, Dartford Hospital; m. Lily Morgan , b. 1883, Brixton, Broadstairs, Kent, England; d. 1968, Broadstairs, Kent, England.  Issue.


[i] The Virginia Cowne Family :  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America " by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee   Gough   Cowne , June 1981, pp. 1-51
[ii]
The Virginia Cowne Family :  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America " by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee   Gough   Cowne , June 1981, pp. 1-51