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William BOWEN (1854-1929)

Name: William BOWEN
Sex: Male
Father: Edward BOWEN (c. 1831-1907)
Mother: Maria BENBOW (c. 1829-1899)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 24 Sep 1854 Sedgley, Staffordshire, UK1,2,3
Red Hall, Lower Gornal, Sedgley
Q4 1854 Dudley 6c 59 for William BOWEN, son of William BOWEN, a Labourer, and Maria BOWEN nee BENBOW
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 6) Child At Grandparents; Hanley Child4
Heneage, Broadheath, Hanley Child, Worcestershire, UK
Entry was for William BOWEN stated age 7
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 (age 16) Engine Fitter; Smethwick, Staffordshire, UK5
Raglan Road, Harborne, Smewthwick
Entry was for William BOWEN stated age 16
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 26) Cab Driver; Birmingham, UK6
4 Court 17 Lower Essex Street, St Martin, Bham
Entry was for William BOWEN stated age 26
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 36) Cab Driver Groom; Aston, Birmingham, UK7
Bk of 29 Vaughton Street, Deritend, Aston, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for William BOWEN stated age 26
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 46) Carman and Cab Driver; Aston, Birmingham, UK8
2 House 4 Court, Vaughton St, Deritend, Aston, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for William BOWEN stated age 46
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 56) Cabman; Balsall Heath, Birmingham, UK9
Bk of 73 Vincent St, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for William BOWEN stated age 56
Death 12 Sep 1929 (age 74) Birmingham, UK10
1b Raddle Barn Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK
Q3 1929 Birmingham South 6d 69 for William BOWEN stated age 74



Daughter: Amy BOWEN, 1940, age 60


Son: Ernest BOWEN, 1914, age 26

Spouse Emily THOMAS (1857-1924)
Children Lilian Gertrude BOWEN (1876-1948)
Amy BOWEN (1880-1961)
Wilfred BOWEN (1883-1914)
Ernest BOWEN (1888-1954)
Mildred BOWEN (1897-1980)
Marriage 3 Sep 1876 (age 21) Aston, Birmingham, UK11
St Peter & St Pauls Church, Aston, Birmingham, UK
Q3 1876 Aston 6d 369 for William BOWEN m Emily THOMAS

Individual Note

William BOWEN was born in Sedgley, Staffordshire in 1854 as the third of six known children, one of whom died in childhood. His father was Edward BOWEN, then a Labourer, and his mother was Maria BOWEN nee BENBOW. By 1871 aged 16 he was working as an Engine Fitter, but by 1876 he was working as a Cab Driver, and he continued in this occupation. In late 1876 aged 21 William BOWEN, a Cab Driver, married Emily THOMAS, a spinster. They had 5 known children, all of whom survived to adulthood. One of the children was Ernest BOWEN born in 1888. William BOWEN, a Retired Cab Driver, died in Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham in 1929 aged 74, having survived his wife by 5 years.


1"UK GRO B Cert.". See
2"Surname Origin". See
3"Family Tree". See
4"UK Census 1861". See
5"UK Census 1871". See
6"UK Census 1881". See
7"UK Census 1891". See
8"UK Census 1901". See
9"UK Census 1911". See
10"UK GRO D Cert.". See
11"UK GRO M Cert.". See