Thursday, October 23, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #41 Thomas Cowley

This is my forty-first posting for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge

Thomas Cowley, my great-great-great grandfather was born likely in Donnington, Gloucestershire, England, between 1804 and 1806. 

Thomas Cowley is 35 years old in 1841 census living in Donnington, Gloucestershire, England. Living with him are Hannah age 14 and Thomas age 7. He is listed as an agricultual labourer. Ten years later, his daughter Hannah Pugh, age 23, and Mary Ann Pugh, age 6 months, are living with him. By the time of the next census, Hannah is living in the workhouse with two children. 

Did Thomas die between 1851 and 1861? A search of Free bmd database only lists one possible candidate if he remained living in the district of Stow on the Wold.  This would be Death registered in the March quarter of 1860 Cowley Thomas Stow on W  district 6a  page 251. With this information, I can order his death registration from the GRO.  

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