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The Rowell Stricksons

The Rowell Stricksons

George Strickson marries Harriet Lucy Rowell in 1887. Harriet Lucy seems to use her second name. Their children are given the Rowell surname as a middle name. DateContentMar 23 1890George Rowell STRICKSON s of George & Harriet Lucy of Yaxley harness makerMar 23 1890Ebden Rowell STRICKSON s of George & Harriet Lucy of Yaxley harness makerSep 4 1892Willy Rowell STRICKSON s of George & Lucy of “The Recruiting Sergeant Inn”, Yaxley licensed victuallerFeb 6 bn Nov 13 1897Shelley Rowell STRICKSON…

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John Rowell, Cordwainer at Yaxley

John Rowell, Cordwainer at Yaxley

A John Rowell of Yaxley takes on as an apprentice cordwainer (someone who makes shoes from new leather) Richard Smith on Wednesday 3rd July 1799 UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices’ Indentures, 1710-1811 In 1799 John Rowell senior would be 51 John Rowell junior would be only 26 this seems rather young to take on an apprentice. John junior was however married in Yaxley in 1796, whereas JohnRowell senior seems to be still living in Folksworth at this point….

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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     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 in Normanby church and one in the cathedral. (fn. 170) In 1324 a licence was granted for…

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John Rowell of Folksworth (1748-1827)

John Rowell of Folksworth (1748-1827)

John Rowell, Folksworth (1748-1827) 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 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…

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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

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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