A dressmaker and the youngest of 3 children of George Cowell (a foreman army ordnance depot) and Ellen Bockham, Elizabeth Cowell, the third cousin twice-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Rochester, Kent, England on 13 Apr 18901,2,3,4.
She married Lewis Medcalf (a house decorator with whom she had 1 surviving child, Mary H) in Medway, Kent, England c. May 19205.
During her life, she was living at Maidstone Road, Rochester on 5 Apr 1891; at 1 Quarters, Fort Clarence, Rochester on 31 Mar 1901, less than a mile from her sister Ellen Cowell who was living at Fort Clarence, Rochester, Kent, England,; at Fort Clarence, Rochester on 2 Apr 1911, less than a mile from her sister Alice Cowell who was living at 112 Cecil Road, Rochester, Kent, England,; at 94 Rochester Avenue, Rochester on 29 Sep 1939 and at 7 Lyndhurst Avenue, Rainham, Kent in 1973.
She died on 28 Feb 1973 in Chatham, Kent4.
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Residence record for 2 Apr 1911 contains no citation
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