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Stephen & John Bowman West Yorkshire Aged 65-75

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Anita Report 9 Nov 2017 15:31

I am looking for Brothers Stephen and John Bowman who were born in Halifax/Calder in West Yorkshire.

They also have an older sister who I think is called Margaret.

Their mother is Bridget McAnulty (or McNulty) from near Castlewellan in Co.Down, Ireland.

We think Bridget's husband (Mr Bowman) died and she married again (Possibly to Mark, or Markie) in the 60's or 70's.

Bridget was born in 1911 and died in the mid 1990's

Bridget is a sister of my Granny Lizzie McAnulty who married Rafferty, another sister married Holland, both sisters remained in Co.Down


Nyx Report 9 Nov 2017 16:25

John L born 1946
Stephen P born 1951

Not seeing Margaret , perhaps she was born in Co Down?

Possible marriage for a Bridget Bowman in Calder 1965, but to George Hooper?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Nov 2017 07:43

Could this be the death of her hubby

Edgar Bowman
Death Age: 67
Birth Date: abt 1901
Registration Date: Dec 1968
Registration district: Calder
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2b
Page: 293


Anita Report 10 Nov 2017 13:45

Thanks guys,

I have ordered the cert for the wedding to George Hooper as I had previously seen that, hadn't seen the death for Edgar Bowman - so its a possibility.

My dad thinks Margaret may not be Bowman, but was born before she got married.

I am planning on visiting the public records in Northern Ireland, as there are no birth records from post 1917 online for Northern Ireland


Flip Report 11 Nov 2017 21:47

The probate record does not give much info on Edgar, but states "of 45 Elland Street Yorks, died 16 Oct 1968 Administration 12 November, London. £3092". So unless there is a will, not much to go on.


Anita Report 21 Nov 2017 12:54


I ordered the birth cert for John L Bowman, and it looks like the wrong person, as the mother is listed as Edith and not Bridget and the father is Hugh David Bowman.

I was looking for marriage details between Edith McNulty and Hugh Bowman, just incase Bridget decided to use a different name, but I can't find one, and can't find any records for them.

They lived in Mountain Place, Queensbury (which unfortunately doesn't seem to exist anymore!)

So I am back to square one, and no where to go from here, except order more certs, which will have to wait to I get a bit more money

I don't know how anyone affords to do family searches in England - In Ireland most certs are free online, and the ones that aren't are €4


Pam Report 21 Nov 2017 15:17


There is a 1965 marriage for Bridget and/or Edith Bowman to George Hooper on Freebmd.
The page number given on the entry is 1483 which is incorrect and should be 601.


Pam Report 21 Nov 2017 15:21

Births Jun 1946
Bowman John L McNulty Halifax 9a 704


Anita Report 21 Nov 2017 16:55

Thanks Pam - that birth is the one I had ordered, and the mother is Edith not Bridget as expected.

I am intending on ordering the wedding cert at some stage, but hoping to build up some more evidence of it potentially be correct before spending another £9.25!


Flip Report 25 Nov 2017 08:56

It does look like the correct marriage (and birth for John L) - looks like she was know as Bridget or Edith - hence the double (mis-transcribed) entries on the 1965 marriage:

Marriages Mar 1965 (>99%)

Bowman Bridget Hooper Calder 2b 1483 Scan available - click to view
Bowman Edith Hooper Calder 2b 441 Scan available - click to view

Marriages Mar 1965 (>99%)

HOOPER George Bowman Calder 2b 601 Scan available - click to view
HOOPER George Bowman Calder 2b 601 Scan available - click to view