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Offline Kenike

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The Cowslads, Newbury
« on: Tuesday 06 January 09 22:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Can anyone shed any light on what or where the Cowslads were in Newbury. I have been digging on the net and one website suggests that Donnington Priory was formerly the Cowslads.

The name has popped up against a 13 yr old boy listed with his family on the 1815 Toomer Census but which notes that he was "in Cowslads".

Was it an institution, correctional facility, hospital or school maybe?

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Re: The Cowslads, Newbury
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 January 09 19:19 GMT (UK) »
The Cowslads were a prominant local family - at one time one lived in Donnington Priory (not the old priory but a the existing building erected on the site).

They were mayors  etc. one left money to, amongst other things, educate local children - the child you have found may well be a Cowslad boy at the local blue school.
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Re: The Cowslads, Newbury
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 January 09 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Hiya Newbury Chap

Thought you might be the person for the answer!
Thanks very much for the info.

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Re: The Cowslads, Newbury
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 February 17 17:00 GMT (UK) »
I just found this thread as I found my own "Cowslad" boy, Henry Norris age 9 on 1815 Toomer's census of Newbury.  I've managed to find details of the founding of the trust.

Attached is from "The Statutes Relating to the Ecclesiastical and Eleemosynary Institutions of England, Wales, Ireland, India, and the Colonies Vol. 2" by Archibald John Stephens, 1845.  Viewable on Google Books.
Norris / Andover, Poplar, Canning Town, Stratford
Hughes, Cooper, New  / Berkshire
Waugh, Lisle, Davison, Mole, Luke, Dodd / Northumberland
Walton / Cumberland, County Durham, Northumberland
Littlefair / County Durham, Northumberland
Morcumb, Pedler, Warne, Whitford, Arthur, Warmington, Sleap, Docton,Couche / Cornwall
Ross / Middlesex, Hertfordshire
Southgate / Essex
Tarrant/Hampshire