FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT COWLEY AND
MARY PEER


Robert Cowley was christened 24 November 1729 in Crudwell, Wiltshire, a parish about six miles from Coates, Gloucestershire, the son of John Cowley and Mary White. Robert married 1) Anne Stephens 20 December 1754 in Coates. Anne died and was buried 20 November 1761 in Coates. He married Mary Peer 26 August 1765, in Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, England. Mary was christened 12 October 1737 in Long Newnton, Wiltshire (about 4 miles from Rodmarton), the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Pere.


Robert Cowley marriage

Marriage record for Robert Cowley and Mary Pear in Rodmarton


Robert died and was buried 18 July 1792 in Coates, Gloucestershire, about three miles from Rodmarton.


Robert Cowley death

Death record for Robert Cowley in Coates


Mary died and was buried 8 February 1823 in Coates, aged 84 years.

Mary Cowley death

Death record for Mary Cowley in Coates



Robert and Anne had the following children:

1. Hannah, christened 2 October 1755 in Coates.


2. Sarah, christened 23 July 1758 in Coates.



Robert and Mary had the following children:
 

1. John, christened 26 January 1766 in Coates.
 

2. Ann, christened 6 December 1767 in Cherington, Gloucestershire "of Aston". Cherington is about five miles from Coates.
 

*3. Susannah, christened 25 March 1770 in Cherington "of Aston"; married Thomas Merrick 25 December 1788 in Coates, Gloucestershire; buried 28 July 1826 in Tenbury, Worcestershire.

Susanna Cowley baptism 

Baptism record for Susanna Cowley in Cherington


4. Robert, christened 16 February 1772 in Coates.


5. Kezia, christened 13 March 1774 in Coates; married John Smith 18 February 1798 in Coates.


6. Thomas, christened 2 June 1776 in Coates; soldier in the 3rd Foot Guards, wounded in the foot at the Battle of Talavera in the Napoleonic Wars in 1809, discharge after nine years, four months of service; occupation - laborer.


7. William, christened 7 February 1779 in Coates; married Elizabeth; listed in the 1861 & 1871 censuses in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.


8. Maria, christened 6 May 1784 in Coates; listed in the 1841 census in Coates.


9. John, christened 14 January 1787 in Coates.




SOURCE: IGI; John Meyrick's diary; Cherington parish register; Coates parish register on www.ancestry.co.uk; Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Register of Who Served in Canada, 1743 - 1882 on www.ancestry.co.uk
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FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN COWLEY AND MARY WHITE


John Cowley was born in about 1700 of Crudwell. He married Mary White 25 October 1725 in Crudwell.



John Cowley
          marriage

Marriage record for John Cowley and Mary White in Crudwell




Mary died and was buried 6 May 1737 in Crudwell, just four days after the birth of her last child, Hannah.



Mary Cowley burial

Burial record for Mary Cowley in Crudwell



John and Mary had the following children:



1. Ann, christened 28 July 1726 in Crudwell.



*2. Robert, christened 24  November 1729 in Crudwell; married 1) Anne Stephens 20 December 1754 in Coates, Gloucestershire, 2) Mary Peere 26 August 1765 in Rodmarton, Gloucestershire.


Robert Cowley
            baptism


Christening record for Robert Cowley in Crudwell: "Nov: 24, Robert, son of John & Mary Cowley"



3. Mary, christened 23 July 1732 in Crudwell.



4. John, christened 29 September 1734 in Crudwell.



5. Hannah, christened 2 May 1737 in Crudwell.



SOURCES: Crudwell parish register; Rodmarton parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.



There were two John Cowleys christened in Crudwell parish who were of an age to be married in 1725. They were:

  • John, christened 13 October 1700 in Crudwell, "ye reputed" son of John Cowley and Jane Blunsen. John Cowley and Jane Blunsen married later in Crudwell 18 May 1702, but had no other children christened in Crudwell. If this is our John Cowley, he would have been 25 years old at the time of his marriage to Mary White.
  • John, christened 26 December 1708 in Crudwell, the son of Robert Cowley and Elizabeth George. If this is our John Cowley, he would have been 17 years old at the time of his marriage to Mary White. Robert and Elizabeth married 19 January 1700 in Crudwell, and had the following children:
    • Mary, buried 13 May 1701 in Crudwell.
    • Anne, christened 12 September 1702 in Crudwell.
    • William, christened 2 February 1703 in Crudwell.
    • Beata, christened 9 November 1706 in Crudwell.
    • *John, christened 26 December 1708 in Crudwell.
    • George, christened 18 May 1712 in Crudwell.
    • Edward, christened 8 October 1714 in Crudwell.
    • Anna, christened 8 March 1715 in Crudwell; buried 24 January 1736 in Crudwell.
    • Robert, christened 4 March 1717 in Crudwell.
    • Thomas, christened 16 September 1723 in Crudwell.

It is possible that either John is our John Cowley, and no information has been found to eliminate either one. Robert Cowley and John Cowley senior may be brothers.




If you have additional information about this family, please contact me at alice@boydhouse.com.
 
 

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