James Henry Norman Cowell 1904 - 1983

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A coach station cleaner and the 2nd of 4 children of Charles Cowell (a newsagent) and Elizabeth Russell, James Norman, the first cousin once-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Woodchurch, Thanet, Kent, England on 20 Jun 19041,2,3. He married Doris Rice (with whom he had 4 surviving children: Eileen D, Desmond James, John N and Hazel Florence) in Westhampnett, Sussex, England on 1 Jun 19264.

During his life, he was living at Streele Cottages, Billingshurst, Sussex on 2 Apr 19115; at Hampworth, Felpham Road, Bognor Regis, Sussex on 29 Sep 19392; and at Brackley House Nursing Home, High Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England in 1983.

He died on 9 Jun 1983 in Brackley3.


  1. Charles Percy was born on 9 Mar 1879
  2. Elizabeth Ellen was born on 5 Mar 1877


  1. Eileen D
  2. Desmond James
  3. John N
  4. Hazel Florence


James Cowell - probate

James Cowell - probate








Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. 1911 England Census Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.
  2. 1939 Register - Findmypast (was the head of the household)
  3. England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 - Findmypast
  4. England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005 Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009.Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Cont
  5. 1911 Census for England & Wales - Findmypast (was age 6 and the son of the head of the household)

To be done

Residence record for 1983 contains no citation

Location for 2 Apr 1911 (Streele Cottages, Billingshurst, Sussex, England) differs from mother's (Streele Cottages, Pulborough, Sussex, England)

Location for 2 Apr 1911 (Streele Cottages, Billingshurst, Sussex, England) differs from father's (Streele Cottages, Pulborough, Sussex, England)

Streele Cottages, Billingshurst, Sussex, England isn't found

Please send your comments and corrections to Nigel Horne
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