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Samuel COWDY

Male 1817 - 1900  (83 years)


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  • Name Samuel COWDY 
    Born 13 Sep 1817  Jersey, CI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID DDE507C5B43D44E78252FF0D87C3B646D014 
    Died 29 Sep 1900  Brixton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 4 Oct 1900  Norwood Cemetery, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • I haven't seen first-hand evidence that Samuel married Cecilia CARRÉ but some public member trees have this marriage. Certainly the birth of Cecilia CARRÉ matches the age of the Cecilia found in censuses.

      1841 census of Jersey - a transcription found at http://members.shaw.ca/jerseymaid/helier8.html - includes, in Bath Street, St Helier district 8, Samuel COWLEY (20, carpenter) and Cecelia (20), along with Clement BAILHACHE (10). This entry probably relates to Samuel COWDY and his wife.

      1851 census: at 2 Grove Terrace, Poplar, Middlesex (all COWDY), Samuel (33, Baptist Minister of Cotton Street Chapel*, born Island of Jersey), Cecilia (32, born Island of Jersey), John James (8, scholar, born Island of Jersey), Martha A (7, scholar at home, born Island of Jersey) and Mary S (1, born Chipperfield, Herts). Also a general servant, Ann POWELL, 19.
      * According to Ancestry.com this chapel existed from 1822, was badly damaged in WW2 and the site cleared in 1945.

      1861 census (1): in Lake Street(?), Leighton Buzzard, Beds, Samuel COWDY (head, 52, Pastor of Baptist Church, born St Helier, Jersey), a visitor, Edward HILL (18) and a servant, Eliza Hig--- (22).
      1861 census (2): at Itchen Bridge Tollhouse, Southampton St Mary, Hampshire (all COWDY), James (head, 68, toll collector, Chelsea pensioner, born Ireland), Ann (wife, 61, born Carshalton, Surrey), Anne (daughter, unmarried, 31, born Jersey), Cecilia (daughter iin law, married, 42, born Jersey), Samuel Angus (grandson, 6, scholar, born Leighton, Beds) and William Walton (4, born Leighton, Beds).
      1861 census (3): John James COWDY (18, iron merchants clerk, born St Helier, Jersey) was staying at 56 Florence Road, Deptford St Paul, with his uncle Jeremiah COWDY (qv).
      1861 census (4): Martha A COWDY (17, scholar, born Jersey) and Mary S COWDY (11, scholar, born Chipperfield, Herts) were boarders at a school at 8 London Road, St Albans, Herts.

      The following appeared in 'The Faiths of the World' of 1868:
      I have great pleasure in appending my recommendation of the above work. S Cowdy, Baptist Minister, London
      (Source http://www.archive.org/stream/faithsofworldacc01gard/faithsofworldacc01gard_djvu.txt)

      1871 census: at 13 Lorimer Square, St Mary Newington, London, (all COWDY), Samuel (52, Baptist minister of Arthur Street Chapel, Camberwell Gate*, no birthplace stated), Cecilia (51, born Island of Jersey), John James (28, unmarried, cashier --- ---- ---, born Island of Jersey), Martha Ann(?) (27, unmarried, music teacher, born Island of Jersey), Mary Susanna (21, music teacher, born -----, Herts), Samuel ---- (16, head clerk iron broker, born Leighton Buzzard, Beds) and William ---- (14, scholar, born Leighton Buzzard, Beds). [The writing on the census sheet is faded and difficult to read]
      * this Baptist Chapel appears to have been mentioned (as Baptist Church, Arthur Street, Walworth) by Charles Booth in his London surveys between 1886 and 1903.

      In the 'Transactions of the Royal Historical Society' of 1876, The Rev. Samuel Cowdy, LL.D appears as a fellow of the Society. (Source http://www.archive.org/stream/transactions04royauoft/transactions04royauoft_djvu.txt)

      1881 census: at 13 Lorimer Square, St Mary Newington, London, (all COWDY), Samuel (63, Baptist minister, born Jersey), Emily J ([second] wife, 53, born Walworth, Surrey), Martha A (37, unmarried, born Jersey), William W (son, 24, unmarried, clerk, born Leighton, Beds) and Jessie M (grandchild, 6, born Walworth, Surrey). Plus a general servant, Agnes L MILES, 13(?).

      1891 census: at 26 Lorn Road, Kennington, London, (all COWDY), Samuel (73, retired Baptist minister, born Jersey), Emily J (wife, 62, works of benevolence, born Walworth, Surrey), Martha A (47, works of benevolence, unmarried, born Jersey). Plus a domestic servant, Gertrude MILLER, 17.
      Son William lived next door at 24 Lorn Road.

      Samuel died in 1900: his obituary is in the Baptist Union Handbook 1901, page 184 (source http://www.baptisthistory.org.uk/basicpage.php?contents=memoirs&page_title=Baptist%20Obituaries)
      I haven't seen the original document.
      Buried as Revd. Samuel Cowdy of 26 Lorn Road, Brixton aged 83 yrs.

      1901 census: at 26 Lorn Road, Kennington, London, (all COWDY), Emily J (head, widow, 73, own means, born Walworth, Surrey), Martha A (57, unmarried, born Jersey) and Ann (sister in law, single, 71, born Jersey. Plus a general domestic, Louisa M FIELD, 53.

    Person ID I2121  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2013 

    Father James COWDY,   b. 4 Sep 1792, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1863, Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Ann HEWER,   b. Abt 1799, Carshalton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1875, Kingston RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1816 
    Family ID F742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cecilia CARRÉ,   b. 29 Jun 1818, St Helier, Jersey, CI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Feb 1874, Walworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Bef 1841  Jersey, CI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. John James COWDY,   b. 28 Sep 1842, St Helier, Jersey, CI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1917, Norbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Martha Ann COWDY,   b. 23 Mar 1844, Jersey, CI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1929, Croydon RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Mary Susannah COWDY,   b. 23 Jun 1849, Chipperfield, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1924, Croydon RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Samuel Angus COWDY,   b. 17 May 1854, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1900, Lewisham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. William Wallace COWDY,   b. 20 Jun 1856, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1917, Croydon RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emily Jane WOOD,   b. Abt 1827, Walworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Dec 1909, Brixton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Sep 1875  St Saviour RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S322] Vernon Cowdy, December 2013.

    2. [S19] BMD index, aged 83, Q4 1900 Lambeth 1d/256. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S210] London Metropolitan Archives at Ancestry.co.uk, November 2009 and later.

    4. [S279] Guesswork, January 2013.

    5. [S19] BMD index, Q3 1875 St Saviour 1d/295. (Reliability: 3).