re: Bowles, Coward - Wykesmarsh Grocers Shop
Posted by Kristian Kaminski on 8/9/2000 7:20:50 PM.


Looking for relatives of the Bowles and Coward families of Gillingham and Buckhorn Weston. Frank William Bowles was born in 1855 in Gillingham, Dorset. He was baptised on the 24th June 1855 at Gillingham Parish Church. He was the eldest son of Robert and Caroline Bowles (nee Coward). Robert was born in 1822 in Gillingham, Dorset. Caroline Coward was born on the 15th May 1831 at Buckhorn Weston, Dorset, a small village not far from Gillingham. Robert may have began life as a pig dealer, farmer or labourer but then opened the ''Wykesmarsh Grocers Shop'' (Can anyone PLEASE tell me were it was?). Frank Williamís brothers and sisters were called Eliza Jane (b. 1856), Mary Ann (b. 1857), Tom John (b. 1859), Harry (b. 1860, Baker), Mary (b. 1864), Caroline (B. 1866), John (b. 1868), Sidney (b. 1870, Tailor), Agnes (b. 1874) and Rose (b. 1875). The Bowles family lived in Gillingham between 1855 and 1858, Buckhorn Weston between 1859 and 1865 and back in Gillingham from 1866.

Kind Regards,

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