George Henry Vowden

M, b. March 1885
  • George Henry Vowden's birth was registered in the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1885 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census George Henry Vowden was living in the household of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins in Millbrook, South Stoneham. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • George Henry Vowden appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in St Mary's Extra, Southhampton. George is shown as a 16 year old born Southhampton, Hampshire working as a Heater for a Rivetter.
  • At the age of 25 years and 6 months, George Henry Vowden married Elizabeth P Blacker in September 1910 in South Stoneham.
  • In 1924 George made several trips to New York as an AB Seaman aboard the "Homeric". The ship's manifest showed he was 39, about 5'9" tall and weighed 168 lbs.

Children of George Henry Vowden and Elizabeth P Blacker

George William Charles Vowden

M, b. 20 August 1890
  • George William Charles Vowden was born on 20 August 1890 in Wroughton, Wiltshire. His birth was registered in the Highworth District in December Quarter of 1890.
  • He was the son of James Vowden and Charlotte Brunsdon.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census George William Charles Vowden was living in the household of Charlotte Brunsdon in Seaforth, Lancashire. Charlotte is shown as 46 years old, born Cheltenham, Gloucester, living with her children, Thomas aged 14,an assistant railway storekeeper born Bristol, George aged 10 born Wroughton, Wills, and Ivy G aged 7 born St Ferek (Feock) Cornwall.
  • George never married.

Henry Vowden

M, b. December 1865
  • Henry Vowden's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the December 1865 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Henry Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Margaret senior is shown as 36 years old. Her children Margaret 10, James 7, Henry 5, all born Newport and Etty 2 and Mary Ann 0 born Hound.
  • Henry Vowden appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Henry is shown as 5 years old.
  • His marriage, at 28 years and 6 months, to Ellen Starks was registered in the June 1894 Quarter in South Shields, Durham Registration District.
  • Henry Vowden and Ellen Starks appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in South Shields, Durham. Harry (Henry) is shown as a 34 year old steward of a ship, born Southampton. His wife Ellen is shown as 29 years old, born South Shields, Durham and their daughter Ellen born South Shieds is 0 years.
  • Henry Vowden appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.
  • In 1921 On 12 January 1921 Henry was aboard the "Quinnipiac" newly arrived at Ellis Island from Lisbon. The ship's manifest showed him as a 53 year old, working in the Utility area.
  • His death was recorded with the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the September 1928 Quarter.

Child of Henry Vowden and Ellen Starks

Herbert Vowden

M, b. 10 May 1864, d. December 1930
  • Herbert Vowden was born on 10 May 1864 in Pell, St Feock, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell.
  • Herbert Vowden was baptized on 10 July 1864 in St Feock, Cornwall. His parents James and Elizabeth are living at The Pill and James is recorded as being a master mariner.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Herbert Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in Pill Creek, Feock. Elizabeth is shown as the household head, a mariner's wife aged 38 born Feock. She is living with her children James 15 a carpenter's apprentice, Elizabeth 13, a scholar, William 10 and Herbert 6 both scholars. All the children were born in Feock.
  • At the age of 24 years, 2 months and 6 days, Herbert Vowden married Ellen Weight, daughter of Edward Weight and Esther Powell, on 16 July 1888 in St Matthews, Moorfields, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Witnesses to the marriage were John Weigh (Brides mother) and Leah Gould. At the time of her marriage Ellen was living at 8 Willway Street, Bristol. She was a cap maker/hatter. Herbert was a mariner and lived at Barton Hill Road, Bristol.
  • Herbert Vowden witnessed the Death1 of Ellen Weight in December 1929 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • His death was recorded with the Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District in the December 1930 Quarter.

Hettie Vowden

F, b. 1868
  • Hettie Vowden was born in 1868 in Sholing, Hampshire. . Her birth was registered in the South Stoneham registration district of Hampshire in the Dec 1868 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Hettie Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Margaret senior is shown as 36 years old. Her children Margaret 10, James 7, Henry 5, all born Newport and Etty 2 and Mary Ann 0 born Hound.
  • Hettie Vowden appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Etty is shown as 2 years old.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Hettie Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in New Road 2 Brook Cottages, Hound, Hampshire. Margaret, the household head, is shown as a 44 year old mariner's wife, born Frawley, N K, Wales living with her children James 17, a gardeners assistant, born Frawley, NK, Wales and daughters Etty 11, Mary A 9, and Lavinia aged 7, all born in Sholing, Hampshire.
  • Hettie Vowden appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Bethnal Green, London. Hettie ( Hetty) is shown as a 27 year old barmaid born Sholing, Southhampton.
  • Her marriage, at 35 years, to an unknown person was registered in the March 1903 Quarter in Islington, Middlesex Registration District. She married either John Joseph Sims or Tom Henry C Briggs.
  • Hettie Vowden also went by the name of Etty.

Horace Herbert Weight Vowden

M, b. 6 July 1891, d. 26 August 1931
  • Horace Herbert Weight Vowden was also known as Horrie or Jack.
  • He was born on 6 July 1891 in Bristol, Gloucestershire. The birth was registered in the September 1891 Quarter in Barton Regis. At the time of his birth his parents lived at 32 Queen Ann Road, Bristol.
  • He was the son of William Vowden and Elizabeth Weight.
  • Horace Herbert Weight Vowden enlisted in the Military. He served in the first WW as a Regular Officer (Flight Lieutenant) in the Royal Air Force.
  • At the age of 27 years and 24 days, Horace Herbert Weight Vowden married Alice Harriet Denton Clark, daughter of Frederick Clark and Alice Jane Denton, on 30 July 1918 in Rotherham, Yorkshire. At the time of his marriage he lived at West Hendon, Middlesex. Alice lived at The Cot, Nebury?, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Witnesses to the marriage were Fred Clark (Alice's father) Emma Elizabeth Denton, William Vowden (Horace's father.)
  • In 1927 he was paralysed as the result of a motor bike accident.
  • Horace Herbert Weight Vowden died on 26 August 1931 at age 40. He was living at Norton, Greenlands Road, Staines, Middlesex at the time of his death.

Child of Horace Herbert Weight Vowden and Alice Harriet Denton Clark

Ida Beatrice Vowden

F, b. 5 November 1892, d. 4 February 1985
  • Ida Beatrice Vowden was born on 5 November 1892 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. At the time of her birth her parents lived at 13 Worsley Street, St George, Bristol.
  • She was the daughter of William Vowden and Elizabeth Weight.
  • Ida Beatrice Vowden witnessed the marriage of Edith Elizabeth Vowden and Percival Joseph Mansbridge on 20 August 1912 in St Matthews Church, Moorfields, Bristol, Gloucestershire; Percival was living at 8 Claremont Terrace, Bristol at the time of his marriage. He was a clerk with Esso oil Company and remained as an oil Company clerk until he retired. Withesses to the marriage were William Vowden (Ediths father), W A Mansbridge, Ida Beatrice Vowden (Edith's sister), Elizabeth Vowden (Edith's mother), Archibalk William James Vowden (Brides brother.)
  • At the age of 44 years, 7 months and 10 days, Ida Beatrice Vowden married Arthur William Rockett on 15 June 1937 in St Peter's, Henleaze, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Arthur was a widower at the time of his marriage to Ida. Witnesses to the marriage were Walter John Rockett , Percival Mansbridge (Ida's brothe-in-law), Archibald Vowden (Ida's brother) Edith Mansbridge (Edith's sister) and Florence Emily Bishop.
  • On 18 November 1956,her husband, Arthur William Rockett died in 170 Downend Road, Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at age 74. He died from right ventriculer failure and bronchiectasis.
  • Ida Beatrice Vowden died on 4 February 1985 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, at age 92.
  • She was cremated on 8 February 1985 in Canford Crematorium, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Ivy Gertrude Vowden

F, b. 1893
  • Ivy Gertrude Vowden was born in 1893 in St Feock, Cornwall. Her birth was registered in the Truro District in June Quarter of 1893.
  • She was the daughter of James Vowden and Charlotte Brunsdon.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Ivy Gertrude Vowden was living in the household of Charlotte Brunsdon in Seaforth, Lancashire. Charlotte is shown as 46 years old, born Cheltenham, Gloucester, living with her children, Thomas aged 14,an assistant railway storekeeper born Bristol, George aged 10 born Wroughton, Wills, and Ivy G aged 7 born St Ferek (Feock) Cornwall.
  • Her marriage, at 36 years, to George Cooksley was registered in the December 1929 Quarter in Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District.

James Vowden

M, b. 1 August 1824, d. 12 October 1894
  • James Vowden was baptized on 1 August 1824 in Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall. His father Stephen was a husbandman at the time of his son's birth.
  • He was the son of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague.
  • At the age of 29 years, 10 months and 26 days, James Vowden married Elizabeth Mitchell, daughter of Nicholas Mitchell, on 27 June 1854 in St Feock, Cornwall. James, a master mariner and Elizabeth were both of full age, and both signed the register. The grooms residence was Ruan Lanihorne and the brides was St Feock. James father is shown as Stephen, and Elizabeth's as Nicholas, both fathers are labourers. The marriage was by licence and the witnesses were James Crowle and E Mitchell.
  • In 1888 James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell lived in 30 Upper Barton Hill Road, Gloucester.
  • James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in St Feock, Cornwall. James is shown as a 66 year old master mariner born Ruan Lanihorne living with his wife Elizabeth 58, born St Feock and their son Frederick aged 16 born Wickwar, Gloucestershire.
  • James Vowden died on 12 October 1894 in Pill Feock at age 70. James died of renal disease.
  • He was buried in Feock, Cornwall.

Children of James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell

James Vowden

M, b. 9 September 1855
  • James Vowden was baptized on 9 September 1855 in St Feock, Cornwall. Parents James and Elizabeth were living at The Pill, James was a mariner.
  • He was the son of James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census James Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in Trevella, St Feock, Cornwall. Elizabeth is shown as the 27 year old wife of a sailor, born St Feock, living with her sons James aged 5 and William aged 1 month, both born in St Feock. Her daughter Elizabeth Mitchell is recorded as a visitor in Elizabeth's brother William's household.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census James Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in Pill Creek, Feock. Elizabeth is shown as the household head, a mariner's wife aged 38 born Feock. She is living with her children James 15 a carpenter's apprentice, Elizabeth 13, a scholar, William 10 and Herbert 6 both scholars. All the children were born in Feock.
  • At the age of 23 years and 5 months, James Vowden married Charlotte Brunsdon in March 1879 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
  • In 1884 James Vowden and Charlotte Brunsdon lived in 44 Barton Hll Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • Between 1884 and 1890 he was a coach builder for a railway factory.

Children of James Vowden and Charlotte Brunsdon

James Vowden

M, b. 1863, d. June 1911
  • James Vowden was born in 1863 in Frawley, NK, Wales. His birth was registered in the Newport M registration district of Wales in the Dec 1863 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census James Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Margaret senior is shown as 36 years old. Her children Margaret 10, James 7, Henry 5, all born Newport and Etty 2 and Mary Ann 0 born Hound.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census James Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in New Road 2 Brook Cottages, Hound, Hampshire. Margaret, the household head, is shown as a 44 year old mariner's wife, born Frawley, N K, Wales living with her children James 17, a gardeners assistant, born Frawley, NK, Wales and daughters Etty 11, Mary A 9, and Lavinia aged 7, all born in Sholing, Hampshire.
  • James Vowden appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Gillingham, Medway. James is shown as 26 years old. She was 53 years old, born Newport, Monmouthshire.
  • His death was recorded with the Newton Abbot, Devon Registration District in the June 1911 Quarter.

Janet May (Mary) Vowden

F, b. 1879, d. March 1942
  • Janet May (Mary) Vowden was born in 1879 in Southton, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Janet May (Mary) Vowden was living in the household of Jane Robbins and Stephen James Vowden in 5 Church Street, Southhampton. Jane was shown as 24 years old, born Pool, Dorset living with her mariner husband James (not Stephen) aged 24 born Newport, Mons and their two children Elizabeth, an infant and Janet 2, both born Southton Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Janet May (Mary) Vowden was living in the household of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins in Millbrook, South Stoneham. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • At the age of 17 years, Janet May (Mary) Vowden married Robert C Cove in 1896 in Southampton.
  • Janet May (Mary) Vowden and Robert C Cove appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in High Street, Bitterne, Hampshire. Robert Cove 33, was the household head, living with his wife Janet 32,and children J Mey? 10; Janet May 8; Robert Stephen 5; Winifred Margaret 2 and Beatrice Priscilla 6 months.
  • Her death was recorded with the Southampton, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1942 Quarter.

Children of Janet May (Mary) Vowden and Robert C Cove

Joseph William Vowden

M, b. June 1895
  • Joseph William Vowden's birth was registered in the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the June 1895 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • His marriage, at 21 years and 9 months, to Alice May Pratt was registered in the March 1917 Quarter Registration District. (Alice may have gone by the name of Alice May Jones.)
  • In 1924 Joseph was employed as an AB seaman on the "Araguaya" which sailed from Southhampton and arrived in New York on 19 May 1924. According to Ellis Isleland records he was 29 years old 5'8" and weighed 158lbs. He had a TigerHead and Tombolone ? (perhaps tattoes). He was aboard the "Homeric" when it docked at Ellis Island on the 18 June 1924, and on 9 July 1924 (as was a George Vowden.)
  • On 27 August 1944 their son Gerald Bertram was drowned when his ship was sunk by friendly fire by the RAF. Jsoeph and Alice were living at Shirley, Southampton at the time.

Lavinia Vowden

F, b. 1873
  • Lavinia Vowden was born in 1873 in Hampshire. Her birth was registered in the South Stoneham registration district of Hampshire in the June 1873 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Lavinia Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in New Road 2 Brook Cottages, Hound, Hampshire. Margaret, the household head, is shown as a 44 year old mariner's wife, born Frawley, N K, Wales living with her children James 17, a gardeners assistant, born Frawley, NK, Wales and daughters Etty 11, Mary A 9, and Lavinia aged 7, all born in Sholing, Hampshire.
  • Her marriage, at 16 years, to Frederick Vernum was registered in the June 1889 Quarter in Islington, Middlesex Registration District.
  • Lavinia Vowden appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Islington, London. She is shown as a 24 year old dressmaker born Southhampton.
  • She appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.

Lucy Vowden

F, b. 10 September 1820, d. 1892
  • Lucy Vowden was baptized on 10 September 1820 in Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague.
  • Lucy Vowden appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Baruppa, Ruan Lanihorne. Lucy is shown as a 20 year old servant born in the County, working for a farmer John Curgenven and his wife Elizabeth. The farm is next door to the one where Lucy's sister Martha's husband Robert Chivell worked.
  • At the age of 22 years, 8 months and 3 days, Lucy Vowden married James Golley, son of Thomas Golley and Mary Unknown, on 13 May 1843 in St Michael Caerhayes, Cornwall. They were married by banns read on 16, 23 and 30 April 1843. James was a widower of full age, living at Carhayes cottage, a husbandman. Lucy was a spinster of full age living at Carhayes Parsonage. Her father was Stephen Vowden, a husbandman. Both James and Lucy signed with their mark. Witnesses to the marriage were William Golley and Elizabeth Nankivell.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Lucy Vowden was living in the household of Thomas Golley and Peggy Unknown in Portholland West, Veryan. The head of the house is Thomas Gooley 69 an ag labourer born Gorran and his wife Peggy aged 73 born St Ewe. His son James a 39 year old agricultural labourer born Michael Caerhays and daughter-in-law Lucy 30 born Veryan (should be Ruan Lanihorne) and granddaughter Mary Jane (daughter of James' previous marriage) aged 10 born St Michael Caerhays are living with them.
  • Lucy Vowden and James Golley appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Blackaton, Menheniot. James is shown as a 46 year old carter, born Michael Caerhays and Lucy a 40 year old housekeeper born Veryan (should be Ruan Lanihorne). They appear to be living with John Kellow a labourer and his family.
  • Lucy Vowden and James Golley appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Trehuntest Village. James was shown as a 54 year old ag labourer born Landulph, living with his wife Lucy 49 and 9 month old nursechild Jane Hawkin born Quethiock, Cornwall.
  • Lucy Vowden and James Golley appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Doddy Cross Village, Menheniot. James was shown as a 67 year old agricultural labourer born St Michaels Caerhayes, living with his wife Louisa (Lucy) aged 58 born Veryan (Ruan Lanihorne.)
  • In August 1882,her husband, James Golley died in Doddy Cross, Menheniot, at age 68. The burial register showed he was 66 years old.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Lucy Vowden was living in the household of Joseph Henry Mountstephen in 63 Duke Street Passage, Truro. Joseph is shown as a 59 year old shoemaker born Grampund living with his daugher Sarah A Prudent a 34 year old married dressmaker born St Blazey, grandson Alfred Prudent aged 10 born Truro, a scholar and his sister-in-law Lucy Golley a 72 year old widow born Ruan Lanihorne. His wife Eliza Jane is working as a nurse elsewhere.
  • Her death was recorded with the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the 1892 Quarter . The death registration showed her as 70 years old.

Margaret Vowden

F, b. June 1861
  • Margaret Vowden's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the June 1861 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Margaret Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Margaret senior is shown as 36 years old. Her children Margaret 10, James 7, Henry 5, all born Newport and Etty 2 and Mary Ann 0 born Hound.
  • Margaret Vowden appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Margaret is shown as 10 years old.
  • In December 1886 Margaret married either Charles William Grint or Henry Landen in Medway. There is a death of a Margaret Grint in Islington in 1921, aged 58.

Margaret Victoria Louise Vowden

F, b. 8 August 1897
  • Margaret Victoria Louise Vowden was born on 8 August 1897 in Woolston, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 1911 census Margaret Victoria Louise Vowden was living in the household of Jane Robbins in 50 Church Road, Woolston, Hampshire. Jane was shown as the 51 year old widowed head of the household. Living with her was Elizabeth Vowden 27 (daughter in law); Violet 22, (daughter in law); a 19 year old (Bertram?); a 13 year old (Margaret?); an 11year old (Nora?) and 5 month old Ernest (her grandson.)
  • Her marriage, at 17 years, to Herbert S Cook was registered in the 1915 Quarter in the South Stoneham, Hampshire Registration District.

Martha Vowden

F, b. 22 November 1812, d. before 18 November 1862
  • Martha Vowden was born on 22 November 1812 in Merther, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague.
  • Martha Vowden was baptized on 13 December 1812 in Merther, Cornwall, England.
  • On 22 May 1830 Martha witnessed the marriage of John Furze to Ann Blight. She signed the register with her mark.
  • At the age of 19 years, 6 months and 18 days, Martha Vowden married Robert Chivell, son of Robert Chivell and Mary Burt Davey, on 9 June 1832 in Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall, England. Witnesses to the marriage were John Bond and William (mark of) Creed.
  • Martha Vowden and Robert Chivell appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Tregisiwin, Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall. Robert is shown as a 30 year old, agricultural labourer, living with his wife Martha and daughters, Eliza Jane (who is in fact Martha's sister), 8, Mary Jane, 7, Elizabeth Ann, 5, Louisa 3, and Thurza Anna aged 1. Martha's sister Lucy worked at the farm next door.
  • Martha Vowden and Robert Chivell appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Trenestrell, Ruan Lanihorne. Robert is shown as a 43 year old labourer, born St Veep, living with wife Martha,born Ruan Lanihorne and children Elizabeth aged 14, Louisa 12, Thurzia H 10, Charlotte aged 9, William W aged 8, Selina 7, and Edwin aged 4. All of the children were born in Ruan Lanihorne.
  • Martha Vowden and Robert Chivell appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Ruan Village, Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall. Robert is shown as a 51 year old shepherd born St Vap?, living with his wife Martha and children Elizabeth A, James and Lucy.
  • Martha Vowden died before 18 November 1862 in Ruan Lanihorne.
  • She was buried on 18 November 1862 in Ruan Lanihorne.

Children of Martha Vowden and Robert Chivell

Mary Ann Vowden

F, b. 3 September 1809
  • Mary Ann Vowden was also known as Marianne.
  • She was born on 3 September 1809 in Merther, Cornwall, England.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague.
  • Mary Ann Vowden was baptized on 8 October 1809 in Merther, Cornwall, England.
  • At the age of 21 years, 10 months and 18 days, Mary Ann Vowden married William Williams on 21 July 1831 in Veryan, Cornwall.
  • Mary Ann Vowden and William Williams appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Calendra, Veryan. William senior is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer living with his 30 year old wife Mary and their children William 9, Elizabeth 6, Emma 5 and Lavinia 2. All were born in the county.
  • Mary Ann Vowden and William Williams appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Trevella, Feock. William senior is shown as a 51 year old labourer born Philleigh, livng with his wife Mary A, 41, born Merthyr, and their children William R Williams, 18 a sailor, Elizabeth A, a 16 year old dressmaker, Emma J 15, Lavinia 12, a scholar, James H 5 - all born Veryan and Edwin 3 born Feock.

Children of Mary Ann Vowden and William Williams

Mary Ann Vowden

F, b. 1870
  • Mary Ann Vowden was born in 1870 in Hampshire. Her birth was registered in the South Stoneham registration district of Hampshire in the September 1870 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Mary Ann Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Margaret senior is shown as 36 years old. Her children Margaret 10, James 7, Henry 5, all born Newport and Etty 2 and Mary Ann 0 born Hound.
  • Mary Ann Vowden appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in St Mary's Extra, Southstoneham, Hampshire. Mary Ann is shows as 0 years old.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mary Ann Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in New Road 2 Brook Cottages, Hound, Hampshire. Margaret, the household head, is shown as a 44 year old mariner's wife, born Frawley, N K, Wales living with her children James 17, a gardeners assistant, born Frawley, NK, Wales and daughters Etty 11, Mary A 9, and Lavinia aged 7, all born in Sholing, Hampshire.

Maurice S G Vowden

M, b. September 1911
  • Maurice S G Vowden's birth was registered in the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1911 Quarter.
  • He was the son of George Henry Vowden and Elizabeth P Blacker.
  • His marriage, at 22 years and 3 months, to Ada Morrissey was registered in the December 1933 Quarter in Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District.

Nora Lavinia Vowden

F, b. September 1900
  • Nora Lavinia Vowden's birth was registered in the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1900 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 1911 census Nora Lavinia Vowden was living in the household of Jane Robbins in 50 Church Road, Woolston, Hampshire. Jane was shown as the 51 year old widowed head of the household. Living with her was Elizabeth Vowden 27 (daughter in law); Violet 22, (daughter in law); a 19 year old (Bertram?); a 13 year old (Margaret?); an 11year old (Nora?) and 5 month old Ernest (her grandson.)
  • At the age of 19 years, Nora Lavinia Vowden married James Alexander Murray in 1920 in South Stoneham, Hampshire.

Peter Denton Weight Vowden

M, b. 24 August 1919, d. 13 December 1989
  • Peter Denton Weight Vowden was born on 24 August 1919 in Rotherham, Yorkshire West Riding, England.
  • He was the son of Horace Herbert Weight Vowden and Alice Harriet Denton Clark.
  • Peter Denton Weight Vowden enlisted in the Military. He was attached to the Royal Corps of Signals.
  • At the age of 24 years, 3 months and 24 days, Peter Denton Weight Vowden married Joanna Yvonne McKenzie-Hall, daughter of John McKenzie-Hall, on 18 December 1943 in St Jude's Church, Kensington, London. At the time of their marriage Joanna lived at 17 Gledhow Gardens, London and Peter at 57 Mortimer Court, Abbeey Road, Kensington. Witnesses to the marriage were Eric Snapp, Alice Harriet Denton Vowden (Peter's mother) and Daphne J V R Hall.
    Their marriage was later dissolved and Joanna changed her name by deed poll to Pilgrim.
  • At the age of 41 years, 7 months and 1 day, Peter Denton Weight Vowden married Lilian Martha Changer, daughter of Edward Chanter and Martha Belsham, on 25 March 1961 in St Columbia's Church of Scotland, Chelsea, London. At the time of her marriage Lilian was a private secretary. Witnesses to the marriage were Alice Harriet Vowden (Peter's mother) and E E Chanter.
  • Between 1978 and 1989 Peter Denton Weight Vowden lived in 2 Yew Tree Cottages, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey.
  • Peter Denton Weight Vowden died on 13 December 1989 in Parkside Hospital, Wimbleton, London, at age 70. He died from congestive cardiac failure due to alcoholic cardiosyspathy and acute renal failure. He was a retired sales representative.

Stephen Vowden

M, b. circa 1779, d. 15 December 1838
  • Stephen Vowden was born circa 1779.
  • Stephen Vowden married Ann Teague on 23 September 1806 in Ruan Lanihorne.
  • Stephen Vowden died on 15 December 1838 in Ruan Lanihorne. His cause of death was decline.

Children of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague

Stephen Vowden

M, b. 29 March 1829, d. June 1888
  • Stephen Vowden was baptized on 29 March 1829 in Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall. His father Stephen was a husbandman at the time of his son's birth.
  • He was the son of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague.
  • Stephen Vowden appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Trethewey, Ruan Lanihorne. Stephen was shown as a 12 year old agricultural labourer born in the county, living with and working for John Williams a 50 year old farmer and his wife Thomasin.
  • In 1845 he enlisted in the Merchant Navy. He spent 9 years in the Navy.
  • His marriage, at 23 years and 8 months, to Margaret Daley was registered in the December 1852 Quarter in Newport, Monmouthshire Registration District.
  • Stephen Vowden appeared on the census of 2 April 1871. Stephen is shown as the 42 year old (born Falmouth Cornwall) mate on the coast guard schooner the Alarm of Southhampton. The boat was docked in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales at the time of the census.
  • His death was recorded with the Medway, Kent Registration District in the June 1888 Quarter.

Children of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley

Stephen James Vowden

M, b. 1856, d. March 1911
  • Stephen James Vowden was born in 1856 in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. His birth was regristrated in the March Quarter of 1856 in the Haverfordwest District.
  • He was the son of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 5 Church Street, Southhampton. Jane was shown as 24 years old, born Pool, Dorset living with her mariner husband James (not Stephen) aged 24 born Newport, Mons and their two children Elizabeth, an infant and Janet 2, both born Southton Hampshire.
  • His marriage, at 27 years, to Jane Robbins was registered in the June 1883 Quarter in Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District.
  • Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Millbrook, South Stoneham. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • Stephen James Vowden appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in St Mary's Extra, Southhampton. Stephen is shown as a 44 year old seaman on a steam ship, born Newport Monmouth, Wales.
  • His death was recorded with the South Stonehem, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1911 Quarter. The death record showed he was 53 years old.

Children of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins

Stephen Wells Vowden

M, b. March 1883, d. March 1908
  • Stephen Wells Vowden's birth was registered in the South Shields, Durham Registration District in the March 1883 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Stephen Wells Vowden was living in the household of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins in Millbrook, South Stoneham. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • His death was recorded with the Fareham, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1908 Quarter.

Thomas Herbert Vowden

M, b. June 1886
  • Her marriage to an unknown person was registered in the June 1886 Quarter in the Bartnon Regis, Gouchestershire Registration District.
  • Thomas Herbert Vowden was the son of James Vowden and Charlotte Brunsdon.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Thomas Herbert Vowden was living in the household of Charlotte Brunsdon in Seaforth, Lancashire. Charlotte is shown as 46 years old, born Cheltenham, Gloucester, living with her children, Thomas aged 14,an assistant railway storekeeper born Bristol, George aged 10 born Wroughton, Wills, and Ivy G aged 7 born St Ferek (Feock) Cornwall.
  • His marriage, at 28 years and 3 months, to Agnes Eleanor A Cuthbert, daughter of Samuel Cuthbert and Sarah Bellamy, was registered in the September 1914 Quarter in Grimbsy, Lincolnshire Registration District.

Child of Thomas Herbert Vowden and Agnes Eleanor A Cuthbert

William Vowden

M, b. 25 February 1861, d. June 1934
  • William Vowden was born on 25 February 1861 in Trevella, Feock, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census William Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in Trevella, St Feock, Cornwall. Elizabeth is shown as the 27 year old wife of a sailor, born St Feock, living with her sons James aged 5 and William aged 1 month, both born in St Feock. Her daughter Elizabeth Mitchell is recorded as a visitor in Elizabeth's brother William's household.
  • William Vowden was baptized on 28 April 1861 in St Feock, Cornwall. His parents James and Elizabeth are living at Trevella and James is recorded as being a master mariner.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census William Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in Pill Creek, Feock. Elizabeth is shown as the household head, a mariner's wife aged 38 born Feock. She is living with her children James 15 a carpenter's apprentice, Elizabeth 13, a scholar, William 10 and Herbert 6 both scholars. All the children were born in Feock.
  • Between 1885 and 1912 he was signalman with the Great Western Railway at Temple Meads Station, Bristol.
  • At the age of 23 years, 10 months and 16 days, William Vowden married Elizabeth Weight, daughter of Edward Weight and Esther Powell, on 10 January 1885 in Parish Church of St Matthews, Moorfields, Gloucester. The marriage was registered in Barton Regis in the March Quarter. At the time of his marriage William lived at Cowper Street, Barton Regis, Bristol.
  • In 1892 William Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell lived in 13 Worsley Street, St George, Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • William Vowden witnessed the marriage of Edith Elizabeth Vowden and Percival Joseph Mansbridge on 20 August 1912 in St Matthews Church, Moorfields, Bristol, Gloucestershire; Percival was living at 8 Claremont Terrace, Bristol at the time of his marriage. He was a clerk with Esso oil Company and remained as an oil Company clerk until he retired. Withesses to the marriage were William Vowden (Ediths father), W A Mansbridge, Ida Beatrice Vowden (Edith's sister), Elizabeth Vowden (Edith's mother), Archibalk William James Vowden (Brides brother.)
  • William Vowden witnessed the marriage of Rev Archibald William James Vowden and Kathleen Leonora Frances Parsons on 2 March 1918 in St George Church, Bristol, Gloucestershire; At the time of his marriage he was a Second Lieutenant in the Labour Corps and lived at 15 Jubilee Road, Bristol. Witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth Vowden (Archibald's mother), William Vowden (Archibald's father), Edith Elizabeth Mansbridge (Archibald's sister), F Mansbridge, and Edith Parsons.
  • William Vowden witnessed the marriage of Horace Herbert Weight Vowden and Alice Harriet Denton Clark on 30 July 1918 in Rotherham, Yorkshire; At the time of his marriage he lived at West Hendon, Middlesex. Alice lived at The Cot, Nebury?, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Witnesses to the marriage were Fred Clark (Alice's father) Emma Elizabeth Denton, William Vowden (Horace's father.)
  • Between 1926 and 1932 William Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell lived in 15 Jubilee Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • On 17 January 1932,his wife, Elizabeth Weight died in 15 Jubilee Road, St George, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at age 76.
  • His death was recorded with the Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District in the June 1934 Quarter.

Children of William Vowden and Elizabeth Weight

Bertha Wackerling

F, b. 1882, d. 1931
  • Bertha Wackerling was born in 1882 in Switzerland.
  • She was the daughter of Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen.
  • At the age of 20 years, Bertha Wackerling married Andreas Schusser on 19 October 1902 in Queensland.
  • On 20 October 1902Bertha Wackerling was named as a beneficiary of Andreas Schusser's will. It was drawn up by Rev Langbeeker in Toowoomba the day after Andreas married Bertha Wackerling. Her father Rudolph was present when the will was drawn up, signed by Andreas Schusser and witnessed by Andrew Busiko and one other.
  • On 2 November 1902,her husband, Andreas Schusser died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 21 years, Bertha Wackerling married William O'Keeffe in 1903 in Queensland.
  • On 16 April 1903 Bertha Wackerling gave evidence in court when the will of Andreas Schusser was disputed. The will of Andreas Schusser was contested by his first wife's daughter Johanna Drews. The Telegraph reported:- Toowoomba Estate. Undue Influence Alleged.
    In the Supreme Court yesterday, before  his honour Mr. Justice Real, the following matter was dealt, with: — in the matter of SCHUSSER AND ANOTHER
    V. DREWS; APPLICATION FOR PROBATE Mr. F. G. Hamilton (instructed by Mr. O. W. Hamilton, and his town agents, Messrs. Graham and Hunter) appeared for the plaintiffs There was no appearance on behalf  of the defendant. This was an action in which Bertha Schusser and Rudolf Wakerling (sic) were the plaintiffs, and Johanna Drews was the defendant. The matter was one for probate of the will of Andreas Schusser to be granted to the plaintiffs as executors. The defendant in the notion was stated to be the daughter of the testator. Mr. Hamilton said he understood that there was no appearance on behalf of the defendant. The plaintiff's solicitors had that morning received a letter informing them that there was no intention on behalf of the defendant to appear. He read the affidavit  of Thomas Brown Hunter, member of the firm of Messrs. Graham and Hunter, that notice of trial had been served. In this ease it was set out in the pleadings that Andreas Schusser, late of Toowoomba, farmer, deceased, died on November 2, 1902, at Toowoomba. Ho duly made and executed his last will, hearing the date of October 20, 1902, and thereby appointed plaintiffs executors. He was at the time of the execution of his will of sound mind, memory, and understanding. Plaintiffs denied that the defendant was the lawful daughter of the said Andreas Schusser, deceased. The plaintiffs denied that the defendant had any interest in the estate of the deceased, and claimed probate of the will in solemn form. Tho statement of defence set out the following particulars : The defendant was the wife of Frank Drews, of Drayton, near Toowoomba, Queensland, farmer, and was the lawful daughter and one of the next of kin of Andreas Schusser. Defendant claimed that the alleged will of the deceased was not duly executed according to law. It was further claimed that the deceased was not at the time the said will purported to be executed, of sound mind, memory, and understanding, and that at the time of the alleged execution of the alleged will, the deceased did not know and approve of the contents thereof. The said Andreas Schusser was induced to execute the said alleged will (if duly executed, which defendant denied) by the undue influence  of each of the plaintiffs.  His Honour said he could not see what the statements in the claim and the defence had to do with the case. Mr. Hamilton said that an application for probate had been made before the registrar, and the defendant had lodged a caveat, claim- mg to be one of the next of kin. Rules laid down that in such event the plaintiff should, in his statement of claim, if he disputed that, allege it. The execution of the will would have to be proved and that the testator was at the time of sound mind, memory, and understanding. The registrar (Mr. J. L. Blood-Smyth) produced the will. Theodore Franz Heindrick Johannes Langebeeker, minister of religion, duty authorized to celebrate marriages, said he had known the deceased. He knew Rudolf Wackerling. He did not know Bertha Schusser. He remembered on October 18 deceased and Wackerling calling on him at the parsonage late in the afternoon. Schusser asked witness to make a will for him in favour of his young wife, to whom he had been married that day. He wanted to leave her everything. Witness said he (the deceased) should come on Monday' morning. On that day they came, and he drew up the will (produced). He explained the will to Schusser and Wackerling. Two young men witnessed the signing of the will. He explained the will to Schusser in German, as he did not understand English. He told him  he was leaving all his real and personal estate to his young wife. Schusser said he was content. He signed the will, and then the  witnesses signed it. They were all present during tho signing of the will. Witness gave it to Schusser, and Schusser gave it to Wackerling for safe keeping. The will was prepared exactly as Schusser told him. The deceased appeared to be in the full possession of all his mental faculties. Witness made no draft of the will. Andrew Busiko, farmer at Toowoomba, said he had known the deceased for 15 years. In October last Schusser asked him to witness his will. They went to the Rev. Mr. Langbeeker's house. Mr. Langebeeker read out a document which he understood to be Schusser's will, and by which he was leaving all his property to his wife. Witness thought. Schusser was all right in his mind. His Honour : How old was he ? Witness: About 70 Mr. Hamilton : You know he is dead?  Witness : Yes. His Honour : Did you see him dead? Witness : Yes. His Honour : Was he in perfectly good  health when he made the will ? Witness: Yes. His Honour : Ho died a fortnight after wards. Nicholas Phillips Eliiott. medical practitioner, of Toowoomba, said he had known the deceased for about twelve months and had attended him professionally. He died on October 31, 1902. He consulted witness about three times previously. Witness gave a certificate of death. The cause of death was acute inflammation of the kidneys and heart failure. Mr. Hamilton : Had you an opportunity of judging of his condition ? Yes. His Honour : What, did you treat him for previous to this ? Dyspepsia His Honour : Do you think a man should get married under the circumstance of the case ? It is a matter of opinion. As to his capacity of making a will ? He was perfectly well able to do it. Rudolf Wackerling, farmer, residing at Ravensbourne, near Toowoomba, said he had known Andreas Schusser, now deceased. He was the husband of his (witness's) daughter. Witness was one of the plaintiffs in the action, and claimed to be one of the executors under the will. Witness knew him a week before he was married. He was married in October last. Witness received a letter, came into town, and saw Schusser. He asked if he could marry his (witness's) daughter. Witness said that when he liked to marry his daughter he would give her to him. On a subsequent occasion Schusser said he would give her his property. His daughter was present, and said he could do as he liked. They were afterwards married in the court-house. ' Do you know that gentleman (indicating a gentleman in court) ? Witness : Yes ; he is the gentleman who marries people at the court-house. His Honour asked did not the law required a declaration as to an objection to be married by a clergyman before a marriage at the court-house was legal? The matter was looked up and it was found that that was so. Mr. Hamilton said that the clergyman had been asked to marry them, but he had re fused as they were not of his congregation. Witness, continuing, said he signed a con sent to the marriage. Witness, the day after the wedding, went with Schusser to Busiko. He did not hear what was said. Mr. Schusser left everything by his will to his wife, who was witness's daughter. His daughter gave witness the will, and he kept it until Schusser died. Bertha Schusser, widow of the deceased, said she was one of the executors under her husband's will. She had known him for about a month before the marriage. She agreed to marry him, and wrote to her father, who gave his consent. Before the marriage the deceased told her he would make all the property over to her. A will was made. Witness was not present when it was signed. ..Her father gave her the will, which she read. She did not speak to her husband about it. On the Monday the will was signed he was in good health. It was a week afterwards before he got ill, and witness told him to go to the doctor. He was ill for 14 days before he died. Witness attended her husband in his illness. He told her to look after the will and she would get everything. Up to about 3 o'clock on the day he died — he died at 6 o'clock — he seemed to understand everything said to him. His Hononr : How did yon come to know him? Witness: I was working at a hotel.
    And he used to visit it? Yes. He asked you to marry him, and you said you would? Yes. He was living by himself ? Yes. G. Essex Evans, registrar of births, marriages, and deaths, produced a copy of the register of the death of Schusser, He know Schusser, had married him. He was perfectly sane when married and capable of making a will. His Honour granted probate of the will. Mr. Hamilton asked for costs against the defendant. His Honour said that unless it could be shown that defendant was no relation of the testator he would not grant costs. Mr. Hamilton said they had been charged with undue influence. His Honour said that he had found the testator to have been sane, but be was an old man of 70, that he married a girl whom he had not known for any length of time previous. Her father and two others were present when he made his will, and he was not left by himself for a single moment, The girl he married was only a child of 19. The fact that defendant did not come into court indicated that she ceased to put that construction  on the matter that she must have done at  first. He had come to a similar conclusion that if she came into court to fight the matter it would be different.. The testator picked up a girl of 19 whom he had not known, then she in charge of her father went to a clergyman and the will was read over in the presence of the father. Also tho testator died within 14 days from the marriage. Mr. Hamilton said that the defendant could have withdrawn the caveat long ago. Instead of that it was left till the last moment. It must be remembered too, that the testator had been living alone. His Honour said if it could he shown that the defendant was not the testator's daughter, he would grant costs, as then she would have had no bushiness to interfere. Mr. Hamilton said that the testator was married to his, first wife in 1868 and on the death of that wife he described defendant as her daughter. He stated also that she was 41 years of age at that time. The date of the death of the first wife made it impossible for the defendant to be the testator's daughter. His Honour said he declined to grant costs. He thought that when an old man of 70 disregarded all natural obligations and took a sudden fancy to someone he had not previously known, that he might be said to have got softening of the brain. The books on insanity pointed to that."
  • Bertha Wackerling died in 1931 in Brisbane, Queensland.