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George and Mary Bowden


Pelham, NH
United States
Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for information about my great-great-grandparents, George Bowden (b. about 1817 d. 1892 in the US) and his wife Mary _______ (b. about 1820). They had five children born in England: Sarah Ann (abt. 1842), Albert (b. abt. 1845), Hannah (b. abt. 1850), Lillian (b. abt. 1859), and Ernest (b. abt. 1861). It is likely they departed for the United States about 1864. I cannot seem to locate them in England. Any help will be very much appreciated.

Hi Stuart,

A possibilty for 1851 census

Civil parish Glossop
Registration district Hayfield
Sub reg district Glossop
County Derbyshire

George Bowdon head age 32 occ cotton card-- born Glossop
Mary wife age 29 born Manchester Lancashire
Sarah Ann dau age 9 born Glossop
Albert son age 6 born Glossop
Alfred son age 6 born Glossop
Hannah dau age 1 born Glossop
George urner lodger age 24 born Halifax Yorkshire

Stuart I will post any other info on the relevant forum eg census, births etc
Hi Stuart,

There are 3 George Bowdens (in Glossop) on the 1841 census all aborn abt 1816 one has a Mary Bowden with him (this census dosnt give household relationships or places of birth only born in county (y) not born in county (n), this Mary has yes for born in county which is Derbyshire, Mary in 1851 was born in Manchester the county of Lancashire (just adds to the confusion) though this could have been entered incorrectly. One of the childrens birth certificates will have Marys maiden name and then you can look for the marriage once you have her name and the marriage certificate will have their fathers names and occupations on it.