[2GGP] Cowley, Joseph James

Joseph James Cowley was born 7th Feb 1859 in Stevington, Bedfordshire, England and was the second of five children. His father, Jesse White Cowley, was a Cord Wainer and Joseph was a Coachman & Groom.

Joseph married my 2nd Great Grandmother Eliza Keech on 6th May 1881 at St Paul’s Church in Bedford and they had five children, of which my Great Grandmother Millie was the second. The 1911 census indicates there was a sixth unknown child who had died before 1911 but I have found no GRO birth index to confirm this.

Of their children, William worked as a domestic groom but haven’t traced him any further than the 1911 census. My Great Grandmother Millie married my Great Grandfather and had four children. Samuel also worked a groom, enlisted in the Befordshire Yeomanry in 1914 and died just after WWI in 1919 age 29. Lilian married and had one child, and Beatrice married and had two children.

Joseph died 23rd Aug 1935 aged 76 at daughter Millie’s house (Church Road, Biddenham, Bedfordshire, England – where she died herself just two years later). Eliza died 21st Apr 1941 aged 89 at daughter Lilian’s house (Home Park Cottage, Station Road, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England).

Joseph James Cowley
Born: MAR 1859
Died: 23 AUG 1935
James Cowley
1811 - JUN 1879
Jesse White Cowley
1833 - 20 DEC 1925
Susan Maria White
1 NOV 1807 - JUN 1844
Joseph James Cowley
MAR 1859 - 23 AUG 1935
Samuel Cox
1813 - BET 1861 AND 1871
Maria Theresa Cox
1832 - 22 JAN 1891
Elizabeth Keech
1804 - 5 DEC 1875
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Joseph James Cowley
BirthMAR 1859Stevington, Bedfordshire, England
Death23 AUG 1935 Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1881to Eliza Keech at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
FatherJesse White Cowley
MotherMaria Theresa Cox
PARENT (F) Eliza Keech
BirthMAR 1852Turvey, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1881to Joseph James Cowley at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
FatherJames William Keech
MotherJoannah Cotton
FAmelia Elizabeth Cowley
BirthMAR 1887Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathJUN 1937Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1907to Ernest Benjamin Mayhew at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MWilliam James Cowley
BirthJUN 1882Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
FLilian May Cowley
Birth29 DEC 1892Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathMAR 1978Watford, Hertfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1916to Frank Gerald Adams at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
FBeatrice Alice Cowley
Birth26 DEC 1895Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathDEC 1972Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageSEP 1920to Reginald George Milton at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MSamuel Jesse Cowley
BirthJUN 1890Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathSEP 1919Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Joseph James Cowley b: MAR 1859 d: 23 AUG 1935
Eliza Keech b: MAR 1852
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
William James Cowley b: JUN 1882
Lilian May Cowley b: 29 DEC 1892 d: MAR 1978
Frank Gerald Adams b: DEC 1892 d: JUN 1962
Beatrice Alice Cowley b: 26 DEC 1895 d: DEC 1972
Reginald George Milton b: 1 DEC 1896 d: DEC 1971
Samuel Jesse Cowley b: JUN 1890 d: SEP 1919