Edward COWLING

Male 1867 - 1953  (85 years)


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  • Name Edward COWLING  [1, 2
    Born 27 Sep 1867  Church Town, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Christened 5 Jun 1869  Parish Church, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1871  [6
    • St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
    Occupation 1871  [6
    Scholar 
    Residence 1871  [6
    • Church Town, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
    Census 1881  [7
    • St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
    Occupation 1881  [7
    Scholar 
    Residence 1881  [7
    • Church Town, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
    Military Service Between 18 May 1887 and 3 Jan 1888  [4
    • HMS Indus
    Military Service Between 4 Jan 1888 and 31 May 1888  [4
    • R. Adelaide
    Military Service Between 1 Jun 1888 and 28 Nov 1888  [4
    • HMS Indus
    Military Service Between 29 Nov 1888 and 20 Jul 1892  [4
    • HMS Cleopatra
    Military Service Between 21 Jul 1892 and 10 Sep 1894  [4
    • Vivid II
    Military Service Between 11 Sep 1894 and 31 Dec 1894  [4
    • HMS Crescent
    Military Service Between 1 Jan 1895 and 12 May 1898  [4
    • HMS Orlando
    Military Service Between 13 May 1898 and 31 Oct 1898  [4
    • Vivid II
    Military Service Between 1 Nov 1898 and 29 May 1899  [4
    • HMS Edgar
    Census 1901  [8
    • Fulham, London, England
    Occupation 1901  [8
    Blacksmith (Worker) 
    Residence 1901  [8
    • 12 Fernhurst Road, Fulham, London, England
    Census 1911  [9
    • Fulham, London, England
    UKC 1881
    Occupation 1911  [9
    Fitter, Engine Driver (Hurlingham Club) 
    Residence 1911  [9
    • 36 Alderville Road, Fulham, London, England
    Miscellaneous 2 Jun 1925  [1
    Note
    • 1953 (March Quarter) Death Entry: COWLING, Edward, 85, Derby, 2a, 325

      Petty Officer in Royal Navy. Family of three occupying 2 rooms in 1901.

      Edward became a Stoker/Chief Stoker in the Royal Navy, joining on 18 May 1887 for a 12 year engagement, and leaving on 29 May 1899. At some stages he worked alongside his elder brother John.

      The following is an extract from St. Agnes Town School Log Book, 1865-1887:

      November 17-21, 1873 - Admitted infants from other school, (1) T Smith, (2) E Cowling, (3) T McNeil, (4) J Lawry. These are not so forward as those sent in last year from same school. [From his age, this is thought to be Edward.]

      June 1-6, 1875 - Sent Edward Cowling home the same day [Thursday] having suspected that he had the measles about him.

      The results of the Drawing Examination for 1879 show that Edward achieved 'Excellent' in the 1st Grade Freehand, and likewise achieved 'G' in the 1880 examination.

      On the 1901 Census he is living at 6, Fernhurst Road, Fulham, with his wife Evelyn and daughter Evelyn Gladys, and, by 1904, lived in Hurlingham, Fulham, by which time their daughter, Margaret Ethel (known as Madge) had been born.

      After the war he worked as an engineer at Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea.

      At sometime 'Uncle Ned' lived at Wheal Dreath Cottage, Beacon Road, St. Agnes.

      The following is a brief obituary of Edward Cowling:

      'NATIVE OF ST. AGNES.—The death occurred last week at his home in Derby, of Mr. Edward Cowling, aged 86 a member of an old St. Agnes family, and late of Wheal Dreath Cottage Higher Bal, St. Agnes. Mr. Cowling, the fifth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Cowling, formerly of Bank House, Churchtown, served his apprenticeship with the late Mr. T. Lockett, a former blacksmith of Peter- ville, St. Agnes, and at the aged of 18 he joined the Navy. He served in Australia in the Cleopatra and retired after 12 years' service. Subsequently he went to London where, until his retirement at 65, he was on the staff of an electric power station at Chelsea. Mr. and Mrs. Cowling then returned to St. Agnes, where they con- tinued to live until about six years ago, when they moved to Derby to be near their only child (Mrs. F. Hartree). Mrs. Cowling was formerly Miss Evelyn Solomon, also of St. Agnes[.] Six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cowling cele- brated their golden wedding. Mr. Cowling is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. Down and Miss F. Cowling (St. Agnes), and Mrs. W. Sherman (Redruth).'

      (The newspaper from which the cutting came is unknown.)
    SW Group
    Occupation 2 Jun 1925  [1
    Engineer Fitter 
    Reference Number 312 
    Died 8 Feb 1953  Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I3663  Southwest
    Last Modified 1 May 2015 

    Father Isaac COWLING,   b. 3 Apr 1829, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1896, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Grace STANNAWAY,   b. 1844, Kea, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1928, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1865 
    Family ID F1142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Evelyn SOLOMON,   b. 22 May 1870, Mount Wise, Newquay, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1955, Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1898  Parish Church, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • 1898 (June Quarter) Marriage Entry: COWLING, Edward, Truro, 5c., 208 SOLOMON, Evelyn, Truro, 5c., 208

      From 'The Royal Cornwall Gazette Falmouth Packet, Cornish Weekly News, & General Advertiser,' Tuesday, June 30, 1898 (Issue 4953):

      -----Wedding at St. Agnes----- 'A very pretty wedding took place at the parish church, St. Agnes, on the 22nd inst., the contracting parties being Mr. Edward Cowling, fifth son of the late Mr. Isaac Cowling, of the Bank House, and Miss Evelyn Soloman, youngest daughter of Capt. James Soloman, of Foundry-hill. The ceremony took place at eleven o'clock, and a large congregation had assembled as the bride entered the church, and was conducted to the altar by her brother Mr. Albert Soloman. She was attired in a dress of white silk, with a picture hat and carried a shower bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom's mother. The bridesmaids were Miss Agnes Cowling (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Madge Cowling (niece of the bridegroom), Miss Evelyn Soloman (niece of the bride), who wore a dress of cream silk, and Miss Annie Gummow, and Miss Ethel Cowling (niece of the bridegroom), who wore shot silk dresses. The service was fully choral. As the bridal party entered the church the choir and congregation sang the hymn 'The voice that breathed o'er Eden,' and chanted the 68th Psalm. The Rev. P. Morgan officiated. At the conclusion of the service the 'Wedding March' was ably played by Mr. W. S. Hooper, of Blackwater, who also played earlier an Andante Pastorelle and a Wedding March by Birch. The church bells pealed out a merry peal. Both the bride and bridegroom were formerly choristers. The presents were numer- ous and costly. Mr. W. Cowling, junr., acted as 'best man.' During the afternoon the wedded couple left for the Lizard.'
    Children 
     1. Evelyn Gladys COWLING,   b. 21 Apr 1900, Fulham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1915, Fulham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     2. Margaret Ethel COWLING,   b. 28 Sep 1903, Fulham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1984, Crieff Cottage Hospital, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F1202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1867 - Church Town, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Jun 1869 - Parish Church, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1898 - Parish Church, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Feb 1953 - Derby, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S724] Marriage Record of Child, 724.

    2. [S735] Gedcom Coplestone, Edmund, (UK), M03S44.

    3. [S713] Birth Record, 713.

    4. [S704] Naval Record, 704.

    5. [S703] Birth/Christening Record, 703.

    6. [S2062] 1871 England & Wales Census, 2062.

    7. [S2072] 1881 England & Wales Census, (Name: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-daySaints; Location: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;), 2072.

    8. [S2063] 1901 England & Wales Census, 2063.

    9. [S2112] 1911 England & Wales Census, 2112.

    10. [S725] Family Bible, 725.

    11. [S732] Family Documents, 732.

    12. [S733] Marriage Announcement, 733.