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LOVELY family


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room's name: William Lovely
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bride's name: Eliza Chapman
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marriage date: 04 Aug 1834
marriage place: Lakenham, Norfolk, England
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indexing project (batch) number: M16329-2
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 1526494 IT 1-18
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I'd like a look up please for the family in 1841, 1851 and 1861.

Births Mar 1843
LOVELY James Chapman Kensington 3 264

James Chapman Lovely was articled to an engineer and surveyor employed by the London Metropolitan Board of Works. In 1864, at the age of 20, he migrated to South Australia. On his arrival he joined the Adelaide land agents and surveyors Green and Wadham.


Hi Dave,

Courtesy of TNA

1841 HO107/0690/F13

King Street, Hammersmith

William Lovily (sic) 29 Draper No
Eliza Lovily 30
William Lovily 2.5
Ann Lovily 2
Eliza Lovily 4.5
Esther Lovily

The image is not very clear so the ages and where born are virtually unreadable.

1851 HO107/1470/F115/p115

2 Albion Place, Hammersmith

William Lovely 40 Collector of Poor Rate Needham Suffolk
Eliza Lovely 40 wife Harleston Norfolk
William Lovely 12 son Hammersmith
Anna Maria Lovely 10 dau Hammersmith
Herbert Lovely 6 son Hammersmith
Loisa Lovely 3 dau Hammersmith
Arthur Lovely 1 son Hammersmith
Jane Scully 17 Servant NK

1861 RG9/0025/F43/p5

10 Bridge Avenue, Hammersmith

William Lovely 50 Clerk Fulham? Board of Work Brantham Suffolk
Eliza Lovely 51 wife Suffolk
Anna Maria Lovely 20 dau Hammersmith
James Chapman Lovely 10 son Hammersmith
Loisa Lovely13 dau Hammersmith
Arthur John Lovely 10 Hammersmith
Ernest Lovely 4 Son Hammersmith
Ruth Kilbury 16 Servant Buckingham

Hello Emeltee,

Thank you very much.

Now I have to try and prove James did arrive in 1864.


James married Annie in South Australia in 1871:

Civil Parish: Claughton
EP: Bidston
Registration District: Wirral Street
Sub-RD: Woodchurch
ED: 26
Address: Fir Grove
Henry Cowie 32 Occ. Ship Broker b. Kingston upon Hull (I think ? )
Ruth Cowie 34 b. Crakehall, Yorks.
Bessie Gill 19 Niece b. Kirby
Harriet E Cowie 10
Marie C Cowie 8
Henry H Cowie 3
Annie Cowie 1
Mary Sprout 24 Servant b. Ulverston, Lancs.
All children born Tranmere.

arrival: Gomelza
Origin: Liverpool 1853 Feb 15
Destination: Adelaide 1853 May 21

South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) - Monday 23 May 1853 p.2
Saturday, May 21.-The ship 'Gomelza', 528 tons, (Crawford master, from Liverpool 15th February. Passengers -Rev. ... H. Cowie and family, ...

Seems two children were born in Australia and that Ruth returned to England at some stage.
RG11 piece/folio: 4871 / 83
name: Ruth Cowie
age: 63
gender: Female
birth year: 1818
birthplace: Crakehall, Yorkshire, England
relationship to head of household: Lodger
marital condition: Married
profession/occupation: Annuitant
address: Crakehall
census place: Crakehall, Yorkshire (North Riding), England
page number: 11
head Jane Thomas F 66 Hackforth, Yorkshire, England
lodger Ruth Cowie F 63 Crakehall, Yorkshire, England

I won't ask for 1891 after all:

Deaths Jun 1882
Cowie Ruth 66 Bedale 9d 405

How curious. I could understand Ruth returning to England after Henry's death. The 1881 census was on 3 April and Henry died 10 May 1881 in South Australia. I had better check his death.
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