A foreman army ordnance depot 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 and married Ellen Bockham (with whom he had 3 children: Alice Sarah, Ellen Martha and Elizabeth Mabel) at 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 1861; at Rodney Street, Ramsgate on 2 Apr 1871; at Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent on 5 Apr 1891; at 1 Quarters, Fort Clarence, Rochester, Kent on 31 Mar 1901 and at 186 Castle Road, Chatham on 29 Sep 1939.
He died c. Aug 1942 in Chatham2. He served in the military on 12 Nov 1878 (Royal Navy).
Benjamin Cowell residence is same location probably should be recorded as the same address (' 2 Rodney Street, Ramsgate, Kent, England'/' Rodney Street, Ramsgate, Kent, England') in 1871
Census information missing between Census UK 1871 and Census UK 1891
Location for the event on 12 Nov 1878 is empty
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