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The de Rowells

The de Rowells

  Memorandum of delivery of John de Rowelle, a prisoner, to the constable of Bamburgh castle. 32 Edw I. 1 membrane. Http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4508075     [perfectpullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Roger de Rowell was the chancellor of Oxford University during 1283–4.[/perfectpullquote] 1264 John De Rowell was vicar of All Saints Church in Wroxton 1264-1296 – http://www.wroxton.org.uk/page36.html The manor of Normanby by Spittal was granted to the dean and chapter by Henry Beck, nephew of Bishop Thomas Beck, to maintain two chantries…

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John Rowell of Folksworth (1748-1827)

John Rowell of Folksworth (1748-1827)

John Rowell, Folksworth (1748-1827) [huge_it_maps id=”8″] Connection to Benjamin and Sydney Rowell [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#00FF00″ class=”” size=””]The link with Benjamin and Sydney is through William. The connection between William and John is through the Parish Register at Folksworth.[/perfectpullquote] 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…

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Rowell and Sons – Clothiers

Rowell and Sons – Clothiers

This is an interesting advert as it connects the shops in different places to the same family. There were shops in Potton, Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots, Forest Hill – London, Ramsey, March, Yaxley, Peterborough, Willingham, Cottenham, and Billingborough. This is the shop at Chatteris which is not listed in the advert.   I am not sure if this shop in Grantham is connected:  

Ebenezer George Rowell at Old Hill Chapel

Ebenezer George Rowell at Old Hill Chapel

This is an extract of the page at http://www.ebenezeroldhill.org.uk/history.html Mr E G Rowell In 1938 the Church was once again moved to call a pastor. Subsequently, Mr E G Rowell took up the work on the first Lord’s Day of 1939. The Church Book records the Settlement Service in the following words, Welcome services were held on April 12th 1939, at which friends gathered from far and near so that the chapel was crowded and many felt the season to be…

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Ebenezer George Rowell

Ebenezer George Rowell

Photographic Record This is an extract from the large family picture of which I think Uncle Tim has the original: [L to R standing: Lizzie, Ernest, Cornelius, Thomas Sydney, Ebenezer George, Walter, Mary; L to R seated: John, Mother (name unknown), Father (Sydney B. Rowell), Lucy, Samuel] (Mother is Mary Harris 1841-1928 APR) Census Information Google streetview image of Old Hill Chapel. Useful sources: See also the controversy at Chatteris. http://www.ebenezeroldhill.org.uk/history.html The chapel of which E G Rowell was the Pastor 1939…

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The Huguenot Connection

The Huguenot Connection

Ebenezer Rowell’s first wife Marie Michell (1877-1942) passed on the information that her family had descended from the French Huguenots who had fled France in the protestant persecutions. The surname Michel is on the list of qualified Huguenot names. Interestingly Marie herself was actually born in Boulogne in France. Her father William Michell was a shipbroker’s clerk and he was probably working there. The Michell family ancestors have been traced as part of the ‘Devon Mitchells’ project available at www.devon-mitchells.co.uk/ If…

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