A seaman collier with the whitstable shipping company and the child of John Cowell (a farm waggoner) and Emma Culmer, James Cowell, the grandfather of Nigel Horne, was born in Upstreet, Kent, England on 2 Mar 18871,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, was baptised in Chislet, Kent, England on 22 May 1887 went to Westbrook Sunday School, Westbrook, Thanet, Kent, England.
He married Emily Lawrence (with whom he had 9 children: Frederick James, Charles John, Emily Edith, Henry Richard Stephen, Reginald Albert, James Sidney, Dorothy Helen, Freda Violet and Joyce Margaret) at Thanet Registry Office, Thanet on 7 Jan 19099.
During his life, he was living at his birthplace on 5 Apr 18911; at 13 Ashburnham Road, St Lawrence, Thanet on 2 Apr 19112; and at 7 Pouces Cottages, Manston, Kent on 29 Sep 1939 with his father John3.
He died on 27 May 1974 at 106 Tothill Street, Minster, Thanet5,8 and is buried at Minster Cemetery, Tothill Street, Minster8.
Known as Fred or Freddie.
Census information missing between 1891 England Census and Census UK 1911
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