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Thomas Bowkett b Broadwas, Worcs c1848

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Linda Report 6 May 2012 21:22

I can't find Thomas Bowkett and family in 1851. I've got them in 1861 - John Bowkett 39, shoemaker, wife Ann 38, Thomas 13 and Mary Ann 4, all born Broadwas. But where are they in 1851? And why such a big age gap between Thomas and Mary Ann?

I've got Thomas in 1871 and 1881 with wife Susan (born Warwick c1848) and children, but not after that - I think they may have gone abroad, possibly South America. Can anyone confirm this please? Many thanks.


Choccy Report 6 May 2012 21:27

mis-transcribed ?


BOWCOK, John Married M 28 1823 Cordwainer
Worcestershire VIEW
BOWCOK, Ann Wife Married F 28 1823
Worcestershire VIEW
BOWCOK, Thomas Son M 3 1848
Worcestershire VIEW


2041 Folio:
365 Page:
15 Registration District:

Civil Parish:
Broadwas Municipal Borough:
Broad Green, Broadwas County:


Linda Report 6 May 2012 21:30

That's him - many thanks. :-)


patchem Report 6 May 2012 21:32

Ancestry has him as Thomas Bawcol.


Linda Report 6 May 2012 21:40

Not an obvious alternative!!!


AnnCardiff Report 6 May 2012 21:46

christening: 30 Apr 1848 Broadwas,? Worcester,? England
residence: Worcester,? England
parents: John Bowkett,? Anna

name: Thomas Bowkett
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 30 Apr 1848
baptism/christening place: Broadwas, Worcester, England
father's name: John Bowkett
mother's name: Anna
indexing project (batch) number: I04477-9
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 350629


AnnCardiff Report 6 May 2012 21:47

Thomas Bowkett
England and Wales Census, 1881
birth: 1847 Broadwas,? Worcestershire,? England
census: 1881 Worcester St John Bedwardine,? Worcestershire,? England
spouse: Susan Bowkett
children: Mary Bowkett,? Jesse Bowkett...

name: Thomas Bowkett
age: 34
gender: Male
birth year: 1847
birthplace: Broadwas, Worcestershire, England
relationship to head of household: Head
marital condition: Married
profession/occupation: Rural Letter Carrier
address: School Rd
census place: Worcester St John Bedwardine, Worcestershire, England
record type: Household
family history library film: 1341698
the national archives reference: RG11


AnnCardiff Report 6 May 2012 21:47

Thomas Bowkett
England and Wales Census, 1871
birth: 1847 Broadwas,? Worcestershire
residence: 1871 Weston Beggard,? Herefordshire,? England
spouse: Susan Bowkett

name: Thomas Bowkett
event: Census
event date: 1871
gender: Male
age: 24
relationship to head of household: Self
birthplace: Broadwas, Worcestershire
record type: Household
registration district: Hereford & Dore
sub-district: Fownhope
event parish: Weston Beggard
county: Herefordshire


Linda Report 6 May 2012 22:00

Great - thanks for the christening date. :-)


Linda Report 14 May 2012 14:53

Can anyone tell me please if this family emigrated to South America? I can't find any of them in 1891 and the family believes they went to somewhere in S America, but no further info.
Children are
Lily Bowkett 1870 Ashchurch, Glos;
Mary Ellen Bowkett 1872 Bishops Frome, Herefs;
Ralph Bowkett 1874 Bishops Frome;
Jessie Florence Bowkett 1877 Malvern Link, Worcs;
Thomas Powick Bowkett 1881 Powick, Worcs.



Helen Report 14 May 2012 15:56

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915 about Jessie Florence Bowkett
Name: Jessie Florence Bowkett
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1898
Registration district: Kidderminster
Inferred County: Worcestershire
Volume Number: 6c
Page Number: 321 (click to see others on page)


Linda Report 14 May 2012 16:00

Thanks Helen - so one of them at least stayed in England.


Vera2010 Report 14 May 2012 22:14

I found you. Just some thoughts Linda. I note that in 1881 Lily is living with an aunt and uncle in West Ham, Essex. Charles C Fulton and Ellen. The uncle is a telegraphist and in 1891 returns to his native Scotland.

As Thomas in 1881 was a rural letter collector may be he too went to Scotland although I can't find him in EDIT Renfrewshire or in Latin America.
So in other words I too can't find the family in 1891 :-| :

1881 England Census
about Lily Bowkett Name: Lily Bowkett
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Relation: Niece
Gender: Female
Where born: Ashchurch, Gloucestershire, England
Civil parish: West Ham
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street Address: 40 Chandos Rd
Occupation: Scholar

Registration district: West Ham
Sub-registration district: Stratford
ED, institution, or vessel: 21
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1707
Folio: 85
Page Number: 31

Household Members: Name Age
Charles C. Fulton 27
Ellen C. Fulton 20
Charles C. Fulton
Lily Bowkett 11
Laura Green 15

There is a marriage for Lily Bowkett to Wm Ashby in 1895 (Eccleshall Berlow, Yorks) can't confirm its your Lily as no original with Scotland Census

1901 Scotland Census
about Lily Ashby Name: Lily Ashby
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : William V Ashby
Gender: Female
Where born: England
Registration number: 562/2
Registration district: Eastwood Landward
Civil parish: Eastwood
County: Renfrewshire
Address: Woodlands
ED: 15
Household schedule number: 215
Line: 21
Roll: CSSCT1901_192
Household Members: Name Age
William V Ashby 36
Lily Ashby 30
Percy P Ashby 3
Ralph W S Ashby 2
Ellen Mcvicar 15



Linda Report 14 May 2012 23:15

In 1881 they are also sharing the house with Ellen Fulton's parents, Pool F Davis and Ann Davis, and Lily's bother Ralph Bowkett 6. Makes one wonder why the children weren't with their parents. The Bowketts and their other 3 children were in Worcester in 1881.

Charles Fulton was a thoroughly bad lot, allegedly embezzled funds from the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, and fled to Canada, then abandoned wife and 2 daughters and headed west where he married Rhoda Ealey 18 months before his wife died! He had 2 more children, changed his name and took 10 years off his age!

So, where did they all go in 1891? Maybe just mistransribed under some obscure version of Bowkett!

That could be the right Lily - age is right. Hmm, I wonder!

This lot are all far too adventurous, turning up where least exected! :-S