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caza Report 6 Oct 2019 18:54

Helen Bella McInnis Ritchie b 1904 Glasgow emigrated to Australia and married a Frank cowcher looking for their marriage or any of his ancestors if that a a all possible being in australia thanks


ErikaH Report 6 Oct 2019 19:02

Have you looked for info yourself?

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greyghost Report 6 Oct 2019 19:55

?? if correct looks like moved from Victoria to Western Australia 1954.

? Married between 1931 and 1936

No adult children appear to be with them of an age to be on ER's but could have left home by that age?


NAME: Francis Augustine Cowcher
ELECTORAL PLACE: Hawthorn Kooyong Victoria Australia

with James Joseph Retired and Mary Veronica at 151 Church Street


Name: Helen Cowcher
Gender: Female
Electoral Date: 1954
Electoral Place: Mount Hawthorn, Curtin, Western Australia, Australia

With Francis Augustine a Cabinet Maker at (? 51) Milton Street

But also shown at
View Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

+ 1943 + 1949

Name: Helen Cowcher
Gender: Female
Electoral Date: 1954
Electoral Place: Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia

at 161 Union road E 10 with Francis Augustine a Driver

Name: Helen Cowcher + 1936
Gender: Female
Electoral Date: 1937
Electoral Place: Ferntree Gully, Flinders, Victoria, Australia

at The Patch with Francis Augustine a Farmer


Looks to be same Helen with Curtin address as per 1954

On own at -
1963 - 68 Colin road, Scarborough, Balcatta, Stirling, WA
(there's an Alma Eliza Anne Cowcher at The War Veterans Home, Mt Lawley
1968 - 68 Colin Road, Scarborough, Stirling, Woodlands
1972 - 68 Colin Road, Doubleview, Stirling WA
1977 -68 Colin Road, Doubleview, Curtin, WA

Name: Helen Cowcher
Gender: Female
Electoral Date: 1980
Electoral Place: Wembley Downs, Stirling, Western Australia, Australia

at 68 Colin Road on own

At 14 Morden Street, Wembley Downs - no idea if related
Edward George edtr (? Editor)
Margaret Ruby - home duties
Patricia Margaret - tchr (?Teacher)


KathleenBell Report 6 Oct 2019 20:16

This looks like the marriage:-

First name(s) Francis Augustine
Last name Cowcher
Sex Male
Marriage year 1935
Spouse's first name(s) Helen
Spouse's last name Ritchie
State Victoria
Country Australia
Record set Victoria Marriages 1836-1942
Registration number 5716
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce
Collections from Australasia

Kath. x


alviegal Report 6 Oct 2019 20:25


Francis Augustine Cowcher
Birthdate: 1907
Birthplace: Kew, VIC, Australia
Death: May 27, 1961 (54)
Scarborough, WA, Australia
Place of Burial: Karrakatta, WA, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of James Joseph Cowcher and Josephine Sarah Cowcher
Husband of Helen Bella Cowcher
Brother of James Joseph Cowcher; Patrick John Cowcher; Josephine Agnes Mary McCullough and Mary (Vera) Veronica Anwin
Managed by: John David Anwin
Last Updated: December 12, 2014

Immediate Family

Helen Bella Cowcher
James Joseph Cowcher
Josephine Sarah Cowcher
James Joseph Cowcher
Patrick John Cowcher
Josephine Agnes Mary McCullough
Mary (Vera) Veronica Anwin

view all
Francis Augustine Cowcher's Timeline

Birth of Francis
Kew, VIC, Australia

May 27, 1961
Age 54

Death of Francis
Scarborough, WA, Australia


Burial of Francis
Karrakatta, WA, Australia


greyghost Report 6 Oct 2019 20:26

James Joseph Cowcher
Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989
Name: James Joseph Coucher
Occupation: Builder
Death Date: 17 April 1962
Event Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Residence City: Officer
Event Date: 28 August 1962
Series Number: 585
Record Number: 063


alviegal Report 6 Oct 2019 20:33


The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 31 October 1931
COWCHER.—On the 28th October, at St Vin
cents Hospital, Josephine Sarah, the dearly beloved
wife of James Joseph Cowcher, of 151 Church
street, Hawthorn, and loving mother of James,
Patrick, Vera, Frank, and Josephine, aged 59 years.
—R. I. P.
COWCHER.—On the 28th October, at St. Vin
cent's Hospital, Josephine Sarah Cowcher, the
dearly loved sister of Mary Dineley, and loving
aunt of Eugenie, aged 59 years. —R.I.P.


greyghost Report 6 Oct 2019 22:41

The Geni tree shows John Joseph Coacher to be born 22.12.1874 in New Zealand - possibly this birth -

Reg'n Number Family Name Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s)
1874/402 Coucher James Joseph Maria John Robert -

and a sister?
1876/7494 Coucher Amelia Maria John Robert - - free to use


greyghost Report 6 Oct 2019 23:38

A well documented Ancestry tree or two have -

1835 - John Robert Cowcher baptised 15 Mar 1835 Horsleydowns, Bermondsey, London to William Coacher 1810-1875 and Ann Maughan 1812-1883
1841 - St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey
1851 - St Stephen, coleman Street, Middlesex
1869 - marriage to Maria Walsh In Napier, New Zealand
1914 - Loch, Flinders, Victoria, Australia
1923 - death Cheltenham, Victoria

Maria Walsh -
1842 - born 1842 Kings county, Ireland
1842 - baptised 24 August 1842 BAllycullane, Wexford, Ireland daughter of Joannes (Latin for John) John Walsh and Mary Ryan
1869 - marriage
1912 - death Kensington, Victoria

One child listed - John Robert Cowcher born c 1872 New Zealand - perhaps because this is the line being followed?

Another tree has

1831 - Wm Cowcher b Marylebone 1810, died 1875 Woolwich marrying Ann Broughnan 20 Dec. 1831 St George, Bloomsbury
Several children including john robert 1835

1869 - John married Maria Ann Bridget Walsh at Napier, NZ
Their children -
William Thomas 1869 NZ -1952 Loch, Victoria, Australia
John Robert 1872 NZ - 1962 Loch
Mary Ann 1873 NZ - ?
James (Jim) Joseph 1874 - 1935 married Josephine Sarah Mounier at Kew, Victoria 1903
Amelia 1876-1876 NZ
Hannah Margaret 1877 NZ - 1905 Kensington, Victoria
Maria - 1879 - Kensington, Victoria - 1960 Preston, Victoria


caza Report 8 Oct 2019 04:48

Thank you for all information