John Cowell c1676 - 1747

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A yeoman and the child of John Cowell (a servant) and Sarah Kemp, John Cowell, the 6 times great-grandfather of Nigel Horne, was born in Margate, Kent, England c. 16761, was baptised there at St John the Baptist Church on 1 Jun 1676 and married Alice Troward (with whom he had 11 children: John, Sarah, Edward, Benjamin, Jane, William, Troward, Martha, Beaton, Joseph and Mary) in St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England on 16 Jul 17003.

During his life, he was living in St Lawrence in 17005 and in Salmestone, Kent in 1747.

He died on 11 Nov 1747 in Margate2 and was buried there at St John the Baptist Church on 15 Nov 1747 (See page 458 of "A tour through the Isle of Thanet: and some other parts of east Kent";


  1. Sarah was born in 1654


  1. John was born c. 1701
  2. Sarah was born in 1705
  3. Edward was born c. 1707
  4. Benjamin was born in 1709
  5. Jane was born c. 1711
  6. William was born c. 1713
  7. Troward was born in 1714
  8. Martha was born c. 1715
  9. Beaton was born in 1717
  10. Joseph was born c. 1721


Will: E.K.R.C. RU774/T880; John Cowell of Salmeston, last will and testament,; 1747. Bequeath to son John Cowell £100 and all that; one messuage, or tenement and one barn and one stable. Also one place and garden one orchard and eight acres; of arable land to the said messuage or tenement; adjoining now in occupation of said son John. Also the; eighteen acres of arable land with the appurtenances; thereunto belonging now in occupation of brother in; law William Troward all which said twenty six acres; are situated in the parish of St Laurence. Upon the; decease of my said son John unto the six sons of my; said son John Cowell and to the heirs of yheir several; bodies lawfully to be begotten. To my son Beaton Cowell all that messuage, tenement,; malthouse, barn, stable, podwarehouse? Plate, garden; orchard, green, lime kiln, chalk pit and three pieces; or parcels of arable land to the said messuage; containing by estimation thirty six acres except a; parcel of arable land of two acres and a half lately; used with a greater parcel of arable land hereafter; given and devised to my son William Cowell. And also; all that full and undivided fourth or quarter part of; all those several parcels of land arable amounting to; seventeen acres lately purchased from Robert Brook all; of which are situated in parish of St John, and in; occupation of myself, Stephen Rowney and Thomas Row; the elder. Also I bequeath to Beaton Cowell all my; Five Hundred Pounds of Bank of England Stock or in the; Million bank which cost me seven hundred pounds. (indenture tripartite 1729); Son Edward and brother in law William Troward. Son; Joseph Cowell (sons John, Edward, William, Beaton and; Troward) daughter Sarah Fuller, Jane Gurney, Martha; Mockett (Isaac). Grandson Edward Cowell one of six; sons of my son John. Grandson John.;.


John Cowell - burial

John Cowell - burial

John Cowell - Alice Troward - headstone

John Cowell - Alice Troward - headstone

Indenture 1719 - Purchase of Land by John Cowell

Indenture 1719 - Purchase of Land by John Cowell

Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry burials 1538-1988 - Findmypast
  2. Other
  3. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 Operations, Inc.
  4. Find A Grave
  5. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 Operations, Inc.

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