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Travelling People / Re: Mckeowen Family
« on: Sunday 15 February 15 19:02 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Chris - I'm new to this but was fascinated to view your tree on Ancestry.  Also interested above that you are in contact with the granddaughter of William.  I've only been looking into things for a couple of days in response to a single comment from someone who would be on your tree if you followed one line downwards.  That single comment nearly but not exactly matches one part of your tree and I'd like to discuss that with you if possible.  I don't want to do it on a public forum though.  How can we touch base ?

Andy I have sent you a personal message so you can contact me to discuss your problem.

Travelling People / Re: Mckeowen Family
« on: Sunday 15 February 15 19:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hello I have just found this forum and wanted to say I am Hester mckeowens great granddaughter, my mothers name is pearl Johnson and I believe Shirley may be her aunty. I would love to hear from any family members as I only got to meet hester once at her son bernards funeral. I have moved to north Devon recently from Kent and have managed to purchase a book which contained lots of info on the booths. Would love to hear from family
I have sent you a personal message with my email address.
Shirley is my Cousin. Hester was my Grand Uncles Wife. My Grandmother was Kitty Mckeowen.
Chris Edwards

Travelling People / Re: Mckeowen Family
« on: Monday 14 October 13 14:59 BST (UK)  »
I am currently updating my tree "Chris Edwards 2011" on Ancestry.
I am in touch with the great Grand Daughter of William and we are sorting out the tree.
I have recently added photos and records to the tree for McKeowens and Grattons
so you might be interested in having a look.
Chris Edwards

Travelling People / Re: Mckeowen Family
« on: Monday 15 March 10 20:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Steve G,
I was just trawling thru the Surname index for McKeowen, and there was only one other entry.
It is someone in New Zealand. Look at the Parrot Family website.
I'm sure they are not related to me, but I noted that her BMD record quoted showed her name as
There are a total of 10 McKeowens in the family tree, I also just noticed Many McKeon mentioned.
Just a chance I suppose.
Hope it helps

Travelling People / Re: Mckeowen Family
« on: Sunday 14 March 10 21:09 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Steve G,
I wouldn't know if we might have common ancestors McKeowen/MCKeon, but I can confirm that in my searches I have come across quite a few Variations in spelling.
My Grandmother was a Mckeowen, and her Father was Samuel William Mckeowen born in Co Tyrone around 1838. His father was called Patrick Mckeowen. (No other details available) Samuel  died in 1902. On various censuses he was listed as " army Pensioner" as well as " labourer". In all he had 9 Children, including Sam Mckeowen who was mentioned in the original post.
I am hoping to get a few more details from Shirley, if of course she has any.
Good luck with your searching,
Chris Edwards

Travelling People / Re: Mckeowen Family
« on: Tuesday 02 March 10 20:07 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Shirley,
What a pleasant surprise. From what I can gather you are my First Cousin 1x removed.
You would have been my fathers cousin, you probably knew him as Kitchener (or Kitch)
I hope you are well and if possible you might be able to fill in a few gaps for me.
If you want to contact me direct, my email is:
every good wish
Chris Edwards

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Not that that should be any problem.
Chris Edwards

Travelling People / Mckeowen Family
« on: Friday 06 November 09 20:00 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for info on the Mckeowen Family who ran boxing booths in the fairgrounds in the early/mid 1900's.
My Great Uncle was Sam Mckeowen who married Hester (or Esther) Gratton in 1915 in Warminster.
Hester died in 1999 aged 101 in Andover Hants.
I believe they had two sons, Patrick born 1920,  and Bernard.
I think Pat took over the Booth from his Father, but the time scale I don't know.
Sam was my fathers uncle, and Pat was his cousin.
Any and all info would be greatly appreciated
Chris Edwards

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