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James Bowman

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Dorothy Report 26 Mar 2013 03:31

Thanks. Seems as if this chap is illusive. There was a rumor in the family that he may have come from "up north". So I did wonder if it was meant to infer Northern England or Scotland hence the Carlisle Bowman line that seemed to fit most of the criteria.


Reggie Report 26 Mar 2013 10:31

But NOT the name, or year of birth, which are fairly crucial


Dorothy Report 26 Mar 2013 11:36

Hi do you have any idea where I can look next.? Could it be possible that his birth was not registered? The only James bowman to come anywhere close regards details is one born in Ashton-under-Lyme in Cheshire but two people discounted this.


Potty Report 26 Mar 2013 11:57

This is the only David Bowman coming up in England in 1881 with occupation stone mason:

1881 England Census
about David Bowman
Name: David Bowman
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
Relation: Son
Mother's name: Sarah Bowman
Gender: Male
Where born: Carlisle, Cumberland, England

Civil parish: St Mary Within
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England

Street Address: 13 East Tower St

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Stone Mason

Registration district: Carlisle
Sub-registration district: St Mary
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 5157
Folio: 82
Page Number: 15
Household Members: Name Age
Sarah Bowman 51
George Bowman 26
Thomas Bowman 22
Richard Bowman 20
David Bowman 18
Robert Bowman 16
Sarah Bowman 14

Not sure if this is him in 1891 England Census as occupation is now Barman (and still is in 1901)

about David Bowman
Name: David Bowman
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jane Bowman
Gender: Male
Where born: Carlisle

Civil parish: Westgate
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sub-registration district: Westgate
ED, institution, or vessel: 11
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4193
Folio: 11
Page Number: 18
Household Members: Name Age
David Bowman 28
Jane Bowman 28
John E Bowman 3
Rihard B Bowman 1
Andrew Kelly 45