[2GGP] Keech, Eliza

Eliza Keech was born 3rd Feb 1852 in Turvey, Bedfordshire, England and was the first of six children. Her father, James William Keech, was a Tailor. Before marrying, Eliza worked as a Servant (General Domestic & Nurse).

Eliza married my 2nd Great Grandfather Joseph James Cowley 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).

Eliza Keech
Born: MAR 1852
Thomas Keech
1796 - BET 1833 AND 1840
James William Keech
30 JAN 1830 - DEC 1885
Mary Burridge
1 MAY 1793 - BET 1871 AND 1881
Eliza Keech
MAR 1852 -
Reuben Cotton
1793 - DEC 1878
Joannah Cotton
1822 - MAR 1910
Rachel Stock
1788 - BET 1851 AND 1861
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
Eliza Keech b: MAR 1852
Joseph James Cowley b: MAR 1859 d: 23 AUG 1935
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