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Bowles of Epsom
« on: Sunday 14 February 16 21:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Can anyone give me any help on tracing the Bowles family who lived in Middle Lane, Linton lane Epsom back in 1871. James and Emma Bowles were the head of the family and they had Charles, Eliza, George and Robert. I know Robert went on to marry a Phyllis Butcher and they lived at number 15 Middle Lane. They had Edith Bowles(who was my Nan) George Bowles, Herbert Bowles, Kathleen Bowles and Hilda Bowles.It would be lovely if any body knew what happened to George, Herbert, Kathleen and Hilda.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks
Yvonne

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Re: Bowles of Epsom
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 February 16 22:28 GMT (UK) »
There's at least one other child you've not listed. Ths is 1901 census. All born in Epsom, except Phyllis who was b N Moreton, Berkshire

Robert Bowles    34
Phyllis Bowles    34
Edith Mary Bowles    8
George Frederick Bowles    6
Herbert Edward Bowles    4
Cecil Bowles    1

Some baptisms and burials

George Frederick Bowles  b 3 April 1894 bap 11 Aug 1895

Florence Beatrice Bowles  b 3 May 1895 bap 11Aug 1895  Buried 26 Feb 1898

Phyllis Edna Bowles         bap 24 Feb 1898     buried 1 Oct 1898

Cecil Bowles  bap 6 April 1901  [says PB at side - private baptism)    buried 13 April 1901

Kathleen Irene Bowles   bap 12 July 1908

Hilda Doris Bowles     bap 11 Dec 1910

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Re: Bowles of Epsom
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 February 16 22:29 GMT (UK) »
George served in the army in WW1

George Bowles
Birth :    abt 1894
Enlistment Age:    23
Residence Place:    15 Middle Lane, Epsom Surrey
Regimental Number:    321184
Regiment Name:    Army Service Corps MT.

He was a chauffeur when he enlisted. He survived the war.
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Re: Bowles of Epsom
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 February 16 22:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Yvonne

Possible marriages on FreeBMD: http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl 

Marriages Sep 1923   
Bowles    Herbert E    Lee    Epsom    2a   44    
Lee    Dorothy    Bowles    Epsom    2a   44

Marriages Sep 1945   
Bowles    Kathleen I    Rought    Lewes    2b   611    
Rought    Ernest G    Bowles    Lewes    2b   611    

Marriages Mar 1934   
Bowles    Hilda D    Reece    Epsom    2a   125    
Reece    Cecil R    Bowles    Epsom    2a   125   

Marriages Mar 1926   
Bowles    George H    Ricketts    Epsom    2a   52    
Ricketts    Annie L    Bowles    Epsom    2a   52    

I got the Birth Registrations with middle initials from FreeBMD as above, but there is more than one George registered around the time.

I see other posters have given his name as George Frederick so ignore above marriage.

You can look for children of each couple by putting both parents surnames in the Search Box on FreeBMD.

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Re: Bowles of Epsom
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 February 16 22:35 GMT (UK) »
Hilda was at home with her parents 1930-33 according to electoral registers. There's then a marriage to a Cecil Roy Reece in Q1 1934. They're on registers in Epsom up to WWII. Hilda may have died in the area in 1985, and there are some possible children who I'll not name as they may still be living

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Re: Bowles of Epsom
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 14 February 16 22:36 GMT (UK) »
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Marriages Mar 1926   
Bowles    George H    Ricketts    Epsom    2a   52   
Ricketts    Annie L    Bowles    Epsom    2a   52   

I got the Birth Registrations with middle initials from FreeBMD as above, but there is more than one George registered around the time.

George was George Frederick, so maybe not this one.
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Re: Bowles of Epsom
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 14 February 16 22:41 GMT (UK) »
Already amended Groom - thanks!

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Re: Bowles of Epsom
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 February 16 08:20 GMT (UK) »
There are many Bowles burials in Epsom Cemetery (up to 1950). They can be viewed at http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/EpsomCemeteryBurialsB.html

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Re: Bowles of Epsom
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 14:31 GMT (UK) »
George Frederick Bowles was my grandfather. He married Maud Vickers Gregory and they had 2 children Margaret Myrtle (my mother) and George Victor. GF died in 1959. Are you any relation to Les Collis? I think the family went to Australia. My grandfather was a chauffeur as stated above. Your grandmother Edith was his sister