FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM COWLEY
AND MARY WHITACRE


WILLIAM COWLEY was christened 9 January 1714 in Duffield, Derbyshire, England. He was the son of William Cowley and Martha Bramley. He married Mary Whitacre 9 June 1731 in Duffield. Mary was christened 21 March 1697 in Duffield, Derbyshire, the daughter of Edward Whitacre. A will for Mary’s brother, Andrew lists Mary and her brother John Whittaker.  William is shown as being "of Haslewood" in his chidren's christenings.


William and Mary had the following children:
 

*1. Lydia, christened 31 May 1732 in Duffield; married William Fowlke 2 December 1751 in Duffield. 


Lidia Cowley

Lydia Cowley's baptism from the Duffield parish register: "Bapt Lidia ye Daughter of William Cowley of Haslewood"

 

2. Elisabeth, christened 31 August 1734 in Duffield; married Gregory Paine of Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
 

3. John, christened 29 May 1738 in Duffield.
    

SOURCES: IGI, “Genealogy of William Marrott and Louisa Fowlke, LDS Pioneers”, Kenneth C. Bullock; 929.273 M349b; Wirksworth parish registers on Internet; will of Andrew Whittaker, 1772; Duffield parish register.

 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM COWLEY
AND MARTHA BRAMLEY


WILLIAM COWLEY was christened 7 December 1689 in St. Alkmunds, Derbyshire, England, the son of John Cowley. He married Martha Bramley 26 February 1711 in Duffield. Martha was christened 21 December 1682 in Duffield. She was the daughter of Edward Bramley.


William and Martha had the following children:
 

1. Mary, christened 13 December 1712 in Duffield.
 

*2. William, christened 9 January 1714 in Duffield; married Mary Whitacre 9 June 1731 in Duffield. 


William Cowley baptism

William Cowley's baptism in the Duffield parish register: "Bapt. William ye son of William Cowley of Haslewood".

 

3. Martha, christened 20 April 1719 in Duffield.
 

4. A baby boy, christened 26 February 1720 in Duffield.

 
SOURCES: IGI; Duffield parish register.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN COWLEY


John Cowley or Coley was christened 5 February 1651 in West Hallam, Derbyshire, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cowley. John had the following children:


1. Elizabeth, christened 17 September 1682 in Derby St. Alkmund, Derbyshire.


2. Mary, christened 17 August 1684 in Derby St. Alkund, Derbyshire.


*3. William, christened 7 December 1689 in Derby St. Alkmund; married Martha Bramley 26 February 1711 in Duffield.


4. Mary, christened 25 April 1691 in Derby St. Alkmund.



SOURCES: www.familysearch.org.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS AND ELIZABETH COWLEY



Thomas Cowley was born in about 1620 of West Hallam. He married Elizabeth. Elizabeth was buried 24 September 1728 in West Hallam.


Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:


1. Richard, christened 6 August 1645 in West Hallam; buried 19 October 1646.


2. Mary, christened 15 September 1647 in West Hallam.


*3. John, christened 5 February 1651 in West Hallam.


4. Sara, christened 19 February 1652 in West Hallam.


5. Frances, christened 10 July 1654 in West Hallam; buried 13 October 1666 in West Hallam.


SOURCES: www.familysearch.org.



Earlier Cowleys in West Hallam:

John Cowley had children baptized in West Halllam: 



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