A farm waggoner and the child of Troward Cowell (an agricultural labourer) and Sarah Bennett, John Cowell, the great-grandfather of Nigel Horne, was born in Wingham, Kent, England on 17 May 18581,2,3,4,5,6,7, was baptised there on 27 Jun 1858 and was married twice, to Emma Culmer (on 8 Feb 1879 in Westbere, Kent, England) and Harriett Osborne (c. Nov 1899 in Thanet, Kent)10. He had 4 children, all with Emma Culmer: Charles Percy, Albert John, Edith Eliza and James Frederick.
During his life, he was living at Stodmarsh Street, Stodmarsh, Kent in 18611 and on 7 Apr 186116; at Nethergone, Chislet, Kent on 2 Apr 187113; at Wayborough, Minster, Thanet, Kent on 3 Apr 18813 and12; in Upstreet, Kent on 5 Apr 1891 when he was living with his son Charles Percy following the death of his wife on 7 May 1889 with his mother, Sarah Rebecca and his father, Troward4 and with his mother, Sarah Rebecca and his father, Troward11; at 2 Woodchurch Farm Cottages, Acol, Kent on 31 Mar 19015; at Woodchurch Farm, Acol, Kent on 2 Apr 1911 with his mother, Sarah Rebecca and his father, Troward14; and at 7 Pouces Cottages, Manston, Kent on 29 Sep 193915.
He died on 11 Jan 1944 at New Cottages, Durlock, Minster, Thanet, Kent8,9 (unmarked grave in Minster Cemetery. Cerebral haemorrhage.
Value of estate £136:12:11).
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