John Rowell of Folksworth (1748-1827)

John Rowell of Folksworth (1748-1827)

John Rowell, Folksworth (1748-1827)

  1. Connection to Benjamin and Sydney Rowell

The link with Benjamin and Sydney is through William. The connection between William and John is through the Parish Register at Folksworth.

The link with Benjamin and Sydney is through William. The connection between William and John is through the Parish Register at Folksworth.

The connection with William is the result of these records:

Folksworth Parish Register

22 Nov 1778 William s of John & Eliz:

The Yaxley parish register gives this detail:

1824 Feb 9 ROWELL William otp 46

This provides a second link back to the first record.

1824 -46 = 1778

So we are looking at John and Elizabeth as the parents of William.

  1. Birth, Childhood and early life

There is no birth/christening record that is appropriate for this John Rowell at Folksworth, Yaxley, Glatton or Caldecote.

There is a record of the burial of a John Rowell at Folksworth:

Feb 3 1827 John 79

This would give a birth in 1748

There is a John Rowell who is born at Tansor at the correct time:

Tansor is about 9 miles away from Folksworth and about the same distance from Caldecote.

Jan 3rd 1748 is his date of birth and he has parents called Lyon and Martha.

  1. Marriages

This is the record for the marriage of John Rowell and Elizabeth Ediss. The marriage takes place at Glatton. Glatton is about a mile away from Caldecote.

The marriage is on 14th October 1771

The John Rowell here is described as being from the Parish of Caldecote and is described as a widower.

At Caldecote there is only a single marriage of John Rowell and this is with Ann Ives:

1771  Jan 21 ROWELL John (x) otp

IVES Ann otp Bann  Wits: Robt. SHERMAN Charles WARPOLE

Ann Ives however seems to have been born

1733    Jul 22 IVES Ann d of Wm & Elizabeth BT

This however makes Ann substantially older than John.

The marriage will be between John aged 23 and Ann would be 38!!!!

What is more the Caldecote register has Ann dying later that year:

1771  May 7 ROWELL Ann

This is all rather weird!

It would make more sense if the John Rowell who marries Ann Ives is older than our John or if Anne was actually younger.

  1. FamilyJun 27 1773 Rowell – John s of John & Eliz:Nov 22 1778 Rowell – William s of John & Eliz:
  2. Voting

1807

There are two John Rowells recorded in the UK Poll Books and Electoral Registers for the Norman Cross Hundred. They are distinguished by  sen and jun.

The senior John Rowell is recorded as living in Folksworth in 1807 and is qualified to vote by HL (House and Land) in Yaxley

The junior John Rowell is recorded as living in Yaxley in 1807 and is qualified to vote by L (land) in Histon, Cambridge.

Both vote for the Whig candidate John Proby, 1st Baron Carysfort.

1818

There is a John Rowell at Folksworth in this case he qualifies by HL at Folksworth and votes Wells

There is a second John Rowell at Yaxley who qualifies by HL at Yaxley and votes Wells

1826

John Rowell lives at Folksworth he qualifies with HL his property is in Folksworth and is occupied by Thomas Cox – votes Russell

John Rowell lives at Yaxley and qualifies by his own HL in which he is living- votes Russell

 

 

  1. Death and Burial

There is a record of the burial of a John Rowell at Folksworth:

Feb 3 1827 John 79

6. Newspaper items

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000420%2f18270223%2f026

Lots 1 and 2 seem to be made up of the land and property owned by John Rowell at Folksworth.

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