An army ordnance depot foreman and the child of Benjamin Cowell (a mariner) and Sarah Ewen (a needlewoman), George Cowell, the second cousin three-times-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Ramsgate, Kent, England on 25 Aug 18601, was baptised there at St George's Church, Church Hill on 25 Nov 1860 and was married to Ellen Bockham (with whom he had 3 children: Alice Sarah, Ellen Martha, and Elizabeth Mabel) in St. Mary's Church, Chatham, Kent, England on 8 Apr 18833.
During his life, he was living at Belle Vue Hill, Ramsgate on 7 Apr 18619; at 2 Rodney Street, Ramsgate on 2 Apr 18717; at Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent on 5 Apr 18916; at 1 Quarters, Fort Clarence, Rochester, Kent on 31 Mar 19015; and at 186 Castle Road, Chatham on 29 Sept 19398 which is where he died c. Aug 19422. He was buried at Maidstone Road Cemetery, Chatham on 26 Sept 19424. He served in the military on 12 Nov 1878 (Royal Navy).
Census information missing between Census UK 1871 and Census UK 1891
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