Category Archives: Bowman

New information about the family of William and Lydia Holdsworth

I’ve written before about my great-great-great grandparents William and Lydia Holdsworth and their family. Their daughter Eliza married Biggleswade shoemaker Daniel Roe, and their son, another shoemaker named Daniel, married Mary Ann Blanch of Bethnal Green. Daniel and Mary’s youngest son, … Continue reading

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The children of Joseph Bowman and Jessie Jack

In the last three posts, I’ve written about the children of Joseph Bowman (1836-1893) and his first wife Elizabeth (born 1839). Joseph had five more children with his second wife, Jessie Jack (1845 – 1914). Jane Caroline Bowman, who was … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Bowman (1863 – 1913)

In this latest post about the children of Joseph Bowman (1836 – 1893), I’m summarising what we know about his daughter Mary Ann, who was born in 1863 in Thomas Place, Stepney. Like her sister Sophia, Mary Ann worked as … Continue reading

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Sophia Bowman (born 1859)

Continuing with my overview of the children of Joseph Bowman, in this post I write about his daughter Sophia.  She was born in 1859, the daughter of Joseph by his first marriage to Elizabeth, and lived at home in Mile … Continue reading

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Joseph James Bowman (born 1857)

My last post focused on Joseph Bowman (1836 – 1893), the brother of my great-great-grandfather John Bowman (1828-1906) and the son of Robert Bowman and Caroline Reed. In this post, I’ll set down what we know about his son – … Continue reading

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Robert Bowman and Caroline Reed

In the last post I speculated about the background of my great-great-great-grandfather Robert Bowman (1801 – 1842), whose granddaughter Louisa married my great grandfather Charles Edward Robb. In this post, I’ll say more about Robert and his wife, my great-great-great-grandmother … Continue reading

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Back to the Bowmans

After spending some time on the Glasgow branch of the Robb family, I’ve turned my attention back to London and the Bowmans. Louisa Bowman (1856 – 1905) was my great grandmother: she married my great grandfather, Charles Edward Robb (1851 … Continue reading

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The Bowmans and the Larkes

My great grandfather Charles Edward Robb married Louisa Bowman on 16th December 1877 at St. Luke’s church, Victoria Docks. He was 26 and she was 21. I’ve written about the Bowmans before, but now that more London parish records are … Continue reading

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Marriage of Charles Edward Robb and Louisa Bowman

I now have a copy of the marriage certificate for my great grandparents – Charles Edward Robb and Louisa Bowman. They were married on 16 December 1877 at St. Luke’s, Victoria Docks, in the district of West Ham, Essex. Charles … Continue reading

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The Bowmans

My great grandmother, Louisa (Bowman) Robb, husband of Charles Edward, was born in 1856, in the parish of St. George in the East, Middlesex. Her father was John Bowman, an umbrella frame maker from Bow, and her mother was Elizabeth J. Larke from Wapping.In … Continue reading

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