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 was married to Emily Lawrence (with whom he had 9 children: Frederick James, Charles John, Emily Edith, Henry Richard Stephen, Reginald Albert, James Sidney, Dorothy Helen, and Freda Violet, along with 1 surviving child) at Thanet Registry Office, Thanet on 7 Jan 19099.
During his life, he was living at his ville natal on 5 Apr 18911; at 13 Ashburnham Road, St Lawrence, Thanet on 2 Apr 19112; and at 7 Pouces Cottages, Manston, Kent in 1936 and on 29 Sept 19393 when he was living with his father John.
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.
Residence record for 1936 contains no citation
Listed in the residence for 1936, but spouse Emily Lawrence is not
Census information missing between 1891 England Census and Census UK 1911
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