Looking for Bowyer who come from Bradford,England (some emigrated to Australia In 19th century, and Courtney from Wirral England
A brief outline until I have more time to flesh it out.My geat grandfather Alfred Withers Bowyer was born in Calcutta 1843 and came to England about 1845. He swas educated at Christ's Hospital, Sussex and went on to Oxford where he studied mathematics and eventually became a senior master at Bradford Grammar. He had a brother Robert William who also studied at Oxford and became a master at Haileybury School.
Alfred had two children - Maud and Charles Harold (always known as Harold). They lived at 57 St. Mary's Terrace, Bradford.
Maud married George Felvus Mitchell. They had one daughter Nancy who never married.
Harold married Alice Kettlewell of Bradford and they had one daughter Jean (my mother)
She married Kenneth John Courtney from Birkenhead,Wirral.