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) at St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England on 16 Jul 17003. In 1700, he was living at St Lawrence5.
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" books.google.com.)4.
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.
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