A police constable and sail maker and the child of Benjamin Cowell (a mariner) and Sarah Ewen (a needlewoman), John Cowell, the second cousin three-times-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Ramsgate, Kent, England on 10 May 18621, was baptised there at Christ Church, Vale Square on 13 Jul 1862 and married Emma Mills (with whom he had 4 children: John Francis, Sydney James Henry, Lillian Eleanor and Bertie Charles) in Chatham, Kent, England on 9 May 18813.
During his life, he was living at 2 Rodney Street, Ramsgate on 2 Apr 18715; at 1 Brock Alley, Chatham on 3 Apr 18814; at 71 Victoria Road, Willesden, London, England on 5 Apr 18917; and at 28 Claremont Road, Kilburn, London on 31 Mar 19016 and on 2 Apr 19118.
He died c. Feb 1927 in Willesden2.
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