[1GGP] Cowley, Amelia Elizabeth

Amelia Elizabeth Cowley (Millie) was born 4th Feb 1887 at 47 Priory Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. She was the second of five children, and her father Joseph James Cowley worked as a Coachman and Groom.

Millie Mayhew (nee Cowley)

Millie married my Great Grandfather Ernest Benjamin Mayhew in 1907 and they had four children; my Grandfather Cecil being the first in 1908, followed by Ernest 7 years later in 1915, Samuel just over 5 years after that in 1921, and lastly Marjorie another 6 years later in 1927 (my granddad was nearly 20 years older than his sister).

Millie died in 1937 aged 50 and Ernest swiftly remarried to Ida Mary Whittemore (who was 15 years his junior) the following year , causing much speculation as to their relationship prior to Millie’s death. Marjorie was only 9 when her mother died which no doubt played a part in Ernest wanting to get married again.

Ernest died in the Three Counties Hospital, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England on 30th Jan 1965 at age 75. Ida lived until 1993 when she died at age 92.

Of the four children my Great Grandparents had, only my grandfather went on to have children of his own.

Amelia Elizabeth Cowley
Born: MAR 1887
Died: JUN 1937
Jesse White Cowley
1833 - 20 DEC 1925
Joseph James Cowley
MAR 1859 - 23 AUG 1935
Maria Theresa Cox
1832 - 22 JAN 1891
Amelia Elizabeth Cowley
MAR 1887 - JUN 1937
James William Keech
30 JAN 1830 - DEC 1885
Eliza Keech
MAR 1852 -
Joannah Cotton
1822 - MAR 1910
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Ernest Benjamin Mayhew
BirthSEP 1885Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Death30 JAN 1961 Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1907to Amelia Elizabeth Cowley at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageSEP 1938to Ida Mary Whittemore at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, England
FatherWalter Charles Mayhew
MotherElizabeth Finding
PARENT (F) Amelia Elizabeth Cowley
BirthMAR 1887Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathJUN 1937 Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1907to Ernest Benjamin Mayhew at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
FatherJoseph James Cowley
MotherEliza Keech
MErnest Frank Mayhew
Birth14 NOV 1915Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathAPR 1986Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MJoseph Benjamin Cecil Mayhew
Birth1 FEB 1908Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Death19 MAY 1991Bath, Somerset, England
Marriage6 APR 1931to Daisy Elkins at Biddenham, Bedfordshire, England
MSamuel John Mayhew
Birth13 APR 1921Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathSEP 2007Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
MarriageJUN 1953to Madelaine Joan Bradley at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
FMarjorie D Mayhew
Birth15 DEC 1927Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death1 DEC 2006Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Marriage4 APR 1970to Eric Hill at Biddenham, Bedfordshire, England
Amelia Elizabeth Cowley b: MAR 1887 d: JUN 1937
Ernest Benjamin Mayhew b: SEP 1885 d: 30 JAN 1961
Ernest Frank Mayhew b: 14 NOV 1915 d: APR 1986
Joseph Benjamin Cecil Mayhew b: 1 FEB 1908 d: 19 MAY 1991
Daisy Elkins b: 15 OCT 1906 d: 22 NOV 1972
Samuel John Mayhew b: 13 APR 1921 d: SEP 2007
Madelaine Joan Bradley b: 24 FEB 1916 d: MAY 2004
Marjorie D Mayhew b: 15 DEC 1927 d: 1 DEC 2006
Eric Hill b: ABT 1927