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Henry Cowley

The Duke Of Northumberland came April 1853 with 105 unassisted passengers including Henry Cowley 35, Hannah Kimber 36, Jane Cowley 10, Thomas Cowley 6, Albert Cowley 5 and William Cowley 1
Henry Cowley 1817 - 1853 #141 aged 36 son of Martha Giles and John Cowley of Berkshire, wed at Westminster Vol 1 page 349 in Dec 1840 to Hannah Kimber 1814 - 1859 #3024 aged 45 from Berkshire
4 children 1. Jane Cowley 1842
2. Thomas Cowley 1846
3. Albert Cowley 1848 - 1896 #1025 aged 49
4. William Cowley 1852

From on Thu, 16 Mar 2006
2008 update - see Noel Spurr's new publication, telling of his Spurr, Cowley, Sinclair, ancestors
Noel Spur's page on his Cowley grandmother and great grandmother, gives Eliza Emma as died 6 Jan 1902 aged 57, only sister of Mrs F Cox. And her daughter Elizabeth Jane died 1915.
From Peter-
I have looked up the Cowley name in my copy of ' A History of Croydon' A Second Volume by Muriel McGivern 1967 and found the following references:
page 30, T. Cowley, Senior's grocery: page, 276 members of Croydon (Cricket) team in the 20's included.....T.Cowley senior...:
page 288, ....paid tribute to the Lillydale Shire Secretary, Mr T. Cowley (jnr).........much responsibility had rested on Mr Cowley as Returning Officer,........
In regard to Thomas Henry Cowley and Elizabeth Emma Cowley nee Dyer, I cannot find a birth for Elizabeth on the GRO m/fiche nor a marriage for her parents Henry Dyer and Caroline Morgan.
1 Henry Dyer wed Caroline Morgan
.. 2 Fanny Ada Dyer 10 June 1847 - 1919 (birth in St Catherine's index - Sep 1847, Vol 4 page 218, Lambeth District, which spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey)
wed 1873 #1039 to John Cox 1840 - 1887 #13557 aged 48 son of Isabella Maria Burns and William Cox born in Roscommon, IRELAND
.... 1 Isabella Maria Cox 1874 #1559
.... 2 Hermina Julia Cox 1875 #15963
.... 3 Bertha Elizabeth Cox 1877 #8916
.... 4 Joseph Henry John Cox 1878 #15951 - 1879 #1366 lived 7 months
.... 5 Mercy Cox 1880 #2490
.... 7 John Dyer Cox 1886 #10097
.... 6 Joseph John Cox 1883 #22989 wed 1912 to Lillian Rose May ?
She could be Lillian Rose May Hogan 1885 #9863 dau of Sarah Gilbert and Thomas Hogan born at Fitzroy
...... 4 Lillian Rose Cox 17 August 1913 - 20 February 1998
...... 4 John Cox Aft. 1914 +Daphne ?
...... 4 ? Cox Aft. 1914
.. 2 Eliza Emma Dyer 20 November 1845 - 6 January 1902 wed Thomas Henry Cowley 4 August 1844 - 27 January 1909
.... 3 Elizabeth Jane Cowley 24 December 1874 - 9 March 1943 wed Arthur Edwin Spurr 18 July 1876 - 7 April 1963
....... 4 Norman Clarence Spurr 7 March 1916 wed Mabel LAURIE Sinclair 9 March 1919 - 25 October 1985

2. Thomas Henry Cowley 4 August 1844 - 27 January 1909 born in Finsbury, Berkshire, England, died in Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia wed 1865 #86 to Eliza Emma Dyer 20 November 1845 - 6 January 1902 born in London,England and lived at Fitzroy
Eliza Dyer aged 18 came Mar 1864 on the Coldstream
6 Children 1. Edith Emily Cowley 1869 #9897 wed John William Baker
2. Elizabeth Jane Cowley 1875 #2381
3. Bertha Cowley 1877 #22320
4. Ada Beatrice Cowley 1880 #22604
5. Mabel Victoria Cowley 1885 #2442
6. Thomas William Cowley 11 Aug 1887 #19524 - 22 April 1961

2. Elizabeth Jane Cowley 1875 #2381 wed 1901 to Arthur Edwin Spurr 1876 #16238 son of Elizabeth Wild and William Spurr
The wedding ceremony was conducted by Thomas Henry Cowley for his daughter Elizabeth Jane Cowley and Arthur Edwin Spurr.

3. Bertha Cowley 1877 #22320 wed John Henry Caton 1873 #8863 son of Betsy Window and Alfred Caton born at Dromana

4. Ada Beatrice Cowley 1880 #22604 wed James Hayman 1879 #18749 son of Mary Williams and George Hayman

5. Mabel Victoria Cowley 1885 #2442 - 1934 #3944 wed 1908 #9454 to James Leslie Trinnick 1886 #2752 - 1960 #7152 aged 74

6. Thomas William Cowley 11 Aug 1887 #19524 - 22 April 1961 wed Amy Louise Bridges 1885 #16703, dau of Elizabeth Desborough and William Bridges
6 Children 1. Thomas Henry Cowley 4 Aug 1909 - 30 Mar 1983 wed Aldeth Myril Alberts 26 Oct 1900 - 22 Apr 1976, served WWII
2. Jean Dorothy Cowley 13 Aug 1911 - 6 Oct 1985 wed Colin Henry Arblaster 16 Oct 1910 - 7 June 1974
3. Gordon Bridge Cowley 2 Jan 1913 - 28 Apr 1956 wed Lucy Ethel Spelling 13 Nov 1917 - 17 Oct 1976, served WWII
4. Jack Desborough Cowley 21 Jan 1915 - 21 May 1944 KIA
5. Aimee Evelyn Cowley 27 Oct 1917 - 14 Feb 1987 wed Gordon Stanley Neal 19 Apr 1921
6. Betty Ellen Cowley 22 Mar 1923 - 25 Apr 1994 wed Sidney George Gale 17 Nov 1920

4. Jack Desborough Cowley has a Memorial: AMBON MEMORIAL, Indonesia, listed in Commonwealth War Graves
In Memory of Jack Desborough Cowley Sergeant 19598 Royal Australian Air Force, who died on Sunday, 21st May 1944. Age 29.
3. Albert Cowley 1848 - 1896 #1025 aged 49, born in London, wed 1873 #984 to Sarah Jane Furness 1851 and lived at Carlton
1 child 1. Albert Henry Cowley 1878 #14156
4. William Cowley 1852 wed 1878 #1180 to Annie Christina/Christiana Sinclair 1856 #463 born in Melbourne
3 children 1. Annie Louisa Cowley 1878 #20325
2. Bernice April Cowley 1883 #6460A
3. Phyllis Williame Cowley 1886 #1066

Robert Fisher Cowley

Robert Fisher Cowley and his wife Sarah nee Morgan, parents of Albion Cowley, arrived at Port Adelaide 1840-06-17 on Charles Kerr from London 1840-03-06 with
Robert Cowley 25 Apr 1822, Joseph Fisher Cowley 18 Jun 1824 - 28 May 1879, Thomss Cowley 16 Jul 1826 - 03 Sep 1916 at Kadina, South Australia, Australia, Caroline Cowley born 30 May 1829, James Cowley 27 Nov 1831, Daniel Cowley 24 Jul 1834
Albion Cowley 12 Jun 1820 - 15 Jul 1893 of Dursley, Gloucester, England, arrived 1837-12-06 on Navarino from London
Albion Cowley wed Harriet Heaven on 1838-06-10 she also came on the Navarino.
Albion Cowley (1st arr 1837 Navarino), Harriet nee Heaven (1st arr 1837 Navarino), Crln Ann, Harriet Eliza, Albion Geo arrived 1846-05-18 on Henry (2) from Launceston [Source:6,7,26,38]
Caroline Cowley born 30 May 1829 - 01 Aug 1912, of Dursley, Gloucester, England, wed 1845-10-27 to Robert Miller in Adelaide

Joseph Cowling

Joseph Cowling wed 1855 #3782 to Elizabeth Mapperson and lived at Campbells, Castlemaine, The Loddon,
12 Children 1. James Cowling 1856 #9866 died
2. James Edward Cowling 1860 #9513AX1909
3. Annie Amelia Cowling 1862 #7132
4. Julia Amande Cowling 1863 #13128
5. William Herbert Cowling 1865 #7320 - 1866 #4439 lived 13 months
6. Sarah Cowling 1867 #1206
7. Herbert Cowling 1868 #22128 - 1868 #8231 lived 6 weeks
8. Henry Dexter Cowling 1870 #7520
9. Jane Mapperson Cowling 1872 #14769
10. Richard Charles Cowling 1874 #14498
11. Percy William Cowling 1877 #14075
12. Clarence Frank Cowling 1882 #1375
2. James Edward Cowling 1860 #9513AX1909 wed 1884 #4163 to Ada Elizth Blight
2 Children 1. Ivie Isabel May Cowling 1886 #8913
2. Clifford Roy Cowling 1888 #9854
8. Henry Dexter Cowling 1870 #7520 wed 1904 to Mary Dann 1874 #14443 - 7 Jan 1964

Francis Cox

Francis Augustus Cox wed 19 Feb 1838 to Elizabeth Hairbottle at Cape Town, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa
Francis Augustus Cox 42 came Oct 1853 on the William Miskin with Elizabeth Hairbottle 39 and lived at Collingwood
Elizabeth Cox nee Harbottle 19 Feb 1814 - 12 Sep 1866 #7637 aged 52 dau of Elizabeth and William Harbottle of Tarifa, Spain
Francis Cox 1828 - 1882 #1451 aged 54 (if age on ship is correct he was born about 1811 so died aged around 70) son of Jemima and Francis Cox died at Eastern Hill (details of death cert.)
5 Children 1. Elizabeth A Cox 10,
2. Emma L Cox 8,
3. Fanny C Cox 6,
4. Jemimah Hephzibah Cox 1850 - 1882 #5252 aged 32
5. Francis Jonathan King Cox 1856 #10632 - 1857 #256 lived 5 months
1. Elizabeth Augusta Cox 1842 - 1880 #9827 aged 38, wed 1864 #3309 to Robert Francis Bickham 1880 #2102 aged 38 son of Mary Lincoln and Francis William Bickham born in Manchester, - both parents died in 1880
5 Children 1. Francis William Bickham 1865 #7300
2. Arthur Napier Bickham 1867 #8911
3. Maud Ethel Bickham 1870 #22375
Herbert Wilberforce Bickham, b 1870 - not in Victorian records
4. Reginald Lincoln Bickham 1873 #9125
5. Percy Franklin Bickham 1875 #13194

From on Sun, 23 Mar 2008
Elizabeth,
I was intrigued to find the Cox/Hairbottle family on your site and all I did was a search on WIlliam Miskin. I am descended from Francis Augustus Cox's father - Rev Francis Augustus Cox ( a prominent Baptist minister, supporter of the anti-slavery movement and a founder member of University College, London) via a step-brother Wilberforce (!). The Rev Francis was in fact married 3 times and as his first wife and Francis Jnr's mother was Elizabeth KING I'm not sure how you have Francis Jnr's mother's name as Jemima. In fact I believe his birth year was around 1812 not 1828 (In Hackney, Middlesex). In fact you have him as 42 in 1853 on the WIlliam Miskin.
I assume you would like the details I have on the family. Francis and Elizabeth were well travelled (quite apart from Elizabeth's birth in Spain which I am still researching) as you can see from their daughter's birthplaces. The family was sent to Australia by the Rev Francis for their health but as you can see from the death ages this was not successful.
1. Elizabeth Augusta COX. b. 1841, Stepney, London. d. 1880, Victoria, aged 38.
2. Emma Louisa COX, b. Abt 1843, Calais(?), France. d. 1868, Victoria, aged Abt 25.
3. Fanny de St Helier COX, b. 1846, St.Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. d. 1872, Australia, aged 24.
4. Jemima Hephzibah COX, b. 1850, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. d. 1880, Emerald Hill, Victoria, aged 30. (unmarried)
5. Francis Jonathan King COX (your details correct).

Marriages:
1. Elizabeth A COX m. Robert Bickham - your details correct but one extra child:
Herbert Wilberforce Bickham, b 1870, Australia.
ELizabeth (1880 # 9827) and Robert ( 1880 # 2102) both died in 1880.
2. Emma Louisa COX m. Jonathon CAMPBELL, abt 1868, Australia (# 708). Emma died the same year (# 8243). No children known.
3. Fanny m William YUILLE, 1872 at Rockbank Station ( # 922). Fanny died the same year. He died 2 years later in a shipping accident. No known children. (this is not a lucky family).
By the way Fancis Augustus COX was from Hackney, London. I'm attaching Elizabeth COX's memoriam card (front and back) which confirms her dates and shows the names of the 4 daughters.
Hope this is useful. Let me know if you want any more detail. Congatulations on your site.
Best wishes,
John Dixon, Oswestry, Shropshire, UK.

George Cox

George Cox wed 1858 #1434 to Lucy Holmes and lived at Collingwood, Snapper Point then Frankston
9 Children 1. Mary Ann Cox 1858 #15165 - 1860 #149 lived 14 months
2. Frances Jane Cox 1859 #17088 - 1861 #6166 lived 20 months
3. Ellen Cox 1861 #5634 - 1861 #6167 lived 9 weeks
4. Anne Cox 1862 #7593 - 1862 #4075 lived 8 days
5. Alice Cox 1863 #17326
6. Emily Cox 1865 #11668
7. Arthur George Cox 1867 #11185
8. Isabella Cox 1869 #11714 - 7 Aug 1912 aged 43
9. Henry William Cox 1873 #2531 - 1873 #1109 lived 6 months
5. Alice Cox 1863 #17326 - 1942 #27215 aged 79, wed 1883 #3206 to James Leeson and lived at Phillip Island in 1888, Cowes,
5 Children 1. Ada Alice Leeson 1884 #15987 - 1935 #14030 aged 50, wed Brown
2. Maude Violet Leeson 1886 #17477 - 1956 #13773 aged 68, wed Dyson
3. Laura Emily Leeson 1888 #28553 - 1959 #27400 aged 71, wed Mcfee
4. Ethel May Leeson 1895 #28533 - 1960 #35226 aged 68, wed Delahaye
5. Daisy Georgina Leeson 1898 #25641 - 1976 #26366 aged 75, wed Archibald Charles Morrison
6. Emily Cox 1865 wed 1892 to William Gothorp
7. Arthur George Cox 1867 #11185 wed 1895 #3545 to Grace Maud Sutton 1872 #8428 dau of Thomasina Adams and William Sutton who were in Hepburn 1856 when registered dau Sarah's birth, no known chn
8. Isabella Cox 1869 #11714 - 7 Aug 1912 aged 43 wed 30 Dec 1903 to John Charles Franklin 3 Sep 1877 #26029 - 17 Aug 1954 aged 77, 2 chn

Thomas Cox

Thomas Cox wed 1855 #3490 to Catherine Mclaren and lived at Woodspoint
10 Children 1. Female Cox 1856 #9113
2. Jane Cox 1858 #12722
3. Helen Cox 1862 #6168
4. Elizabeth Cox 1865 #5947
5. Kate Cox 1867 #19222
6. Thomas Cox 1869 #25942
7.Jessie Cox 1872 #6429 lived 17 months
8. Jessie Cox 1874 #13087
9. William Cox 1876 #26803
10. Edward Cox 1876 #26804
3. Ellen Cox 1862 dau of Catherine McLaren and Thomas Cox wed 1888 #7817 to Francis Patrick Carland 1863

Walter Cox

Walter Cox from UK wed 1884 #7034 to Margaret Julia Wilson nee Buck and lived at Ballarat
Charles Wilson 1824 - 1877 #11774 aged 53 parents unknown, from Norway wed 1874 #598 to Margaret Buck born in Geelong
2 Children 1. William Henry Wilson 1874 #12476 born at Stratford
2. Walter George Cox 1886 #7858
2. Walter George Cox 1886 #7858 wed on 6 Dec 1913 to Eleanor Isabella Harrison with 2 daughters


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