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Cowdrey roots

Question by Heck

I have come to a standstill on this family, the furthest i can go back is John Henry Cowdrey born 1882 in Highworth Wiltshire,served in the military , married Eva Lillian Rudman Dec 25 1905 and i have all the family from there on.
But unable to trace back his parents,grandparents etc from Wiltshire.

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on 2013-01-04 18:42:09

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by SilverVixen on 2013-01-13 08:49:15

Looking at the Military records John Henry Cowdrey born Wroughton, near Swindon, named his father as Francis and stated his trade as Bricklayer

UK 1891 Census living at 1 Alma Villa, Swindon Road, Wroughton, Wilts
COWDREY, Francis, head, married, 41 (1850) Bricklayer & Builder, born All Cannings, Wilts
Elizabeth, wife, 36 (1855) Wroughton
Amelia, daughter, 17 (1874) Drapers Assistand, Wroughton
William G, son, 14 (1877) Assistant on Building, Wroughton
Maud M, daughter, 13 (1878) Dressmakers Apprentice, Wroughton
Oliver M, son, 11 (1880) Scholar, Wroughton
John, son, 9 (1882) Scholar, Wroughton
Sam, son, 7 (1884) Scholar, Wroughton
Alma E, daughter, 4 (1887) Wroughton
Frances V, daughter, 2 (1889) Wroughton

Francis Cowdrey married Elizabeth Mitchell Highworth, Wiltshire, 1872 Q4 5A 41

by Heck on 2013-01-13 21:01:39

Hi,
Thank you so much for that, I've had it stuck in my brain about Highworth, but looking at a map Wroughton and Highworth are all in a close proximity around Swindon, another person was kind enough to contact me about Francis but i took it as his sister !! not the father and whats more he named his own son John Francis it should have clicked but didn't,this has filled a big gap for me thanks.
Cheers
Laurie

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