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William George Cowling. Where in the world?

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I would tend to agree.. The 1763 marriage to Mary Callean is an example of some of the oddities in this tree, her husband Henry Cowling [William G's father allegedly] is listed as b. 1786. On Mary Callean's page she is listed as b. 1796 Cornwall. So an unlikely marriage for that Henry and obvious errors there. In 1891 they are in Lincolnshire, father, Henry b. Lincs. and mother Mary A b. Nottinghamshire.. Ages are about 10y out so that isn't right.

Siblings
Henry Cowling
1875–
Rosina Cowling
1880–

[Applies to the above, b. Mary Tavy. Father Henry, mother unknown]

Half Siblings
Jemima Cowling
1827– b. St Stephens, Cornwall
John Cowling
1836– b. St Stephens, Cornwall
Thomas Cowling
1838–b. St Stephens, Cornwall
Frederick Cowling
1879– b. Plymouth
Annie Cowling
1885–b. Bottesford, Lincs.
George Henry Cowling
1888– b. Bottesford, Lincs.
Mary Cowling
1890– b. Plymouth
Sarah Cowling
1890– b. Butterwick, Lincs.

[Half siblings have parents as Henry Cowling and Mary Callean on their separate pages]

If you need anything else or if you think I've made an error or omitted something, let me know.

Geoff
 

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Starting back at beginning of what can be found.. we see William on 1891 UK census for Marytavy Devon. - 120 Bridge Cottages



Mary A Cowling 42 b Brento Devon Widow 42 – farmer – still alive 1911 & on census

John son 17 b same mason apprentice

Harry 16 b Marytavy railway porter

William G 13 b same scholar

Rosina 11 b same – with Mum in 1911- married Richard Cole Oct qtr Tavistock 1913

Charlie 7 b same with Mum in 1911

Mary E Doidge neice 5 b Bedminster Cornwell

Joanna Cowling 76 b Tavistock Mother-in-law living on own means – died 1902 Tavistock

George Halter lodger



1901

Mary A Cowleiy 51 b Brenton

William son 22 b Marytavy stonemason

Charley son 17 b same - stonemason

Johanna Mother-in-law 88 b Brenton

Mary E Doidge niece 15 b St Germans Cornwall



son John is married and living next door with Melony wife & sons John H and William F.



William age 27 departs from Liverpool and arrives 5 June 1904 Montreal Quebec Canada on ship “Dominion”

and one same name age 30 returning from New York to Liverpool Jan 1907 on ship “Carmania”



there is a George Cowling (Builder) departing 23 Dec 1910 London for Sydney on ship “Orontes”



another possible is that he enlisted – which country ??

regards Val
 
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  • Thanks, Geoff. I had wondered if there might be evidence of an undiscovered branch of WGC's tree but apart from mention of his siblings, Henry and Rosina, I can recognise nothing of any relevance in a confusing/condused collection of material. Certainly no clue as to what happened to WGC after his arrival in Canada in 1904.
Thanks Val. I have a fairly comprehensive account of WGC and his family from mid 1700s. The one gap is WGC after 1904. I did see the 1907 return trip but for reasons I cannot now recall, dismissed it. I think the destination was Yorkshire or the occupation was butcher. I could not find WGC in 1911 but will have to give the 1910 departure some thought.​
 
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Just a thought, Vic.. I haven't rechecked the details to see if you have checked Canadian immigration.

We know about his arrival from Anc. It is also in the 'Library and Archives Canada'

At the top of the page it mentions immigration, so he must be in the Canadian system somewhere from 1904. I would suggest it's not possible to enter a country without some sort of paper trail. I wonder if it is worth contacting the Canadian Immigration to see if they can give a pointer.

Geoff
 

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Hi Geoff. Sorry for the delayed response. I've been off line for while.

I have thought about trying to pick up the paper trail but, to be honest, I have not been sure quite where to start. If you, or anyone else, can give me clue I will be grateful
 

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I did look when I first thought about it, it wasn't easy to find anything, immigration is the most likely, though nothing specific.

That said, just checked again, there is this, they may at least *advise you if they can't help.

HERE

Geoff

EDIT: * = Advise you of someone who can.
 
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