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Gowers Family

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Darrell Report 4 Apr 2013 16:02

Hi, I've found my great, great father in the 1881 census. He was born in 1854 but I cannot find any entries in the 1861 & 1871 census which should confirm who the father and mother are off the household records. Would there be reason why he shouldn't be in the 1861 & 1871 census. Thanks for your help.


Reggie Report 4 Apr 2013 16:08

Possibly mistranscribed

Do you want other eyes to check for you?


AnnCardiff Report 4 Apr 2013 16:26

welcome Darrell - give us full name and location

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 4 Apr 2013 16:40

Births Jun 1854 (>99%)
Gowers Miles Walsingham 4b 297

Chris :)

(looking in 'Search All Trees', could be above)

County Norfolk
Place Little Snoring
Church St. Andrew
RegisterNumber 416
BaptismDate 16 Apr 1854
Forename Miles
Sex M
FatherForename Marshall
MotherForename Elizabeth
FatherSurname GOWERS
FatherOccupation Labourer

1881 (reference)
GOWERS, Miles L Head Married M 27 1854 Waste Labourer (Cotton M)
Little Snoring, Norfolk
GOWERS, Fanny Maria Wife Married F 26 1855
GOWERS, Mary E Daughter Single F 8 1873 Scholar
Crawshawbooth, Lancashire
GOWERS, Marshall Son Single M 4 1877 Scholar
Crawshawbooth, Lancashire
GOWERS, David Son Single M 0 1881
Rawtenstall, Lancashire
Piece: 4133
Folio: 53
Page: 10
Registration District: Haslingden
Civil Parish: Lower Booths
Municipal Borough:
Address: 56, Cross Holme Field, Lower Booths
County: Lancashire

GOWERS, Marshall Head Married M 41 1820 Agricultural Labourer
Little Snoring, Norfolk
GOWERS, Elizabeth Wife Married F 43 1818
Briningham, Norfolk
GOWERS, Alfred Charles Son M 13 1848 Agricultural Labourer
Little Snoring, Norfolk
GOWERS, Emma Daughter F 10 1851 Scholar
Little Snoring, Norfolk
GOWERS, Esther Daughter F 8 1853 Scholar
Little Snoring, Norfolk
GOWERS, Mina (Miles) Son M 6 1855 Scholar
Little Snoring, Norfolk
GOWERS, Harriet Ann Daughter F 4 1857 Scholar
Little Snoring, Norfolk
Piece: 1245
Folio: 98
Page: 40
Registration District: Walsingham
Civil Parish: Little Snoring
Municipal Borough:
Address: Little Snoring Road, Little Snoring
County: Norfolk

EAMERS, Marshall Head Married M 31 1820 Ag Lab
Little Snoring, Norfolk
EAVERS, Elizabeth Wife Married F 33 1818
Briningham, Norfolk
EAVERS, Anna M Daughter F 5 1846 Scholar
Little Snoring, Norfolk
EAVERS, Alfred C Son M 3 1848 Scholar
Little Snoring, Norfolk
EAVERS, Emma Daughter F 1 1850 At Home
Little Snoring, Norfolk
Piece: 1826
Folio: 256
Page: 14
Registration District: Walsingham
Civil Parish: Little Snoring
Municipal Borough:
Address: Little Snoring
County: Norfolk

GOVERS, Miles Servant M 17 1854 Norfolk (Little Snoring)
Piece: 1850
Folio: 74
Page: 22
Registration District: Walsingham
Civil Parish: Fakenham
Municipal Borough:
Address: Alethorpe, Fakenham
County: Norfolk


Cynthia Report 5 Apr 2013 17:22

I have sent this new poster a friendly message to advise of replies. :-)


Darrell Report 5 Apr 2013 18:49

Thank you very much Cynthia, that's great and also very helpful as now I can enter more info on to my tree! :-)


Flip Report 5 Apr 2013 21:13

Hi Darrell,

Welcome back, now you've found your way back to your thread, how about posting up the 1881 census info you've found and we can see what else can be found for you?

Give us the 1881 census details for your gg-grandfather and I'm sure someone will be able to find out more.


Darrell Report 9 Apr 2013 19:25

Hi Flip, I think I'm making some progress now as I have now started searching Parish records. I am now starting to get a bit confused with the information that I'm finding on Free Reg search
I'm trying to find out the line from Marshall Gowers born around 1786 in Little Snoring, Norfolk. He married Frances Wilkin in Great Ryburgh, Norfolk in 1813.
I think I've Marshall Gowers born around 1768 in Little Snoring, Norfolk.
Then I think another Marshall Gowers who married another Elizabeth.
Then William Gowers married Abigail Seeker in East Barsham Norfolk in 1745. However I can't find when William Gowers was born.
There is a Thomas Gowers born in Iteringham, Norfolf in 1703 but I don't know if this is linked as I've got nothing on William Gowers DOB.
I hope this makes sense but if anyone knows of any other websites that can help I'd be grateful. I did find one useful site which is

Thank you :-)


Reggie Report 9 Apr 2013 22:55

That's a big jump from your original request for 1861 and 1871

Was the info posted by CHRIS of any help?