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Lydia Gowan
« on: Saturday 24 January 09 06:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I am trying to find the birth record or any info on my great great grand mother Lydia (Liddy) Gowan.

She was born in Battle in 1807, and I know her father was a preacher later in life in Ewell, Surrey but that is all I know about her.

Any info on siblings, parents anything will be greatly appreciated.

many thanks

Lorraine
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Re: Lydia Gowan
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 January 09 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Lorraine, I've looked high & low for this family with absolutely no luck  :(
There is a directory of vicars, but for the life of me I can't remember the name, but I'm sure someone will jump in.  If you could establish her father's name & the dates he was in Ewell that might be a start.  How do you know she was born in Battle?  It's not on the IGI  :-\  Who & when did she marry, do you know?

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Re: Lydia Gowan
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 January 09 16:47 GMT (UK) »
Just to add to Jane's message, I had a look too and couldn't find anything either.  I checked for a marriage for Lydia on the Sussex Marriage Index and also the Surrey Marriage Index but nothing came up on either.   In fact the only marriages I could find in Sussex were for Gowen, a Sarah in Battle 1803.

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Re: Lydia Gowan
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 24 January 09 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Kerry, can you think of that vicars directory?  I think it begins with a 'C'.
I wonder if this is her in 1851?

Mountfield Ssx, Orchard Wood Cottage.  HO107/1636/287/26

William Burgess  50  ag lab  b. Battle
Lydia Burgess     43                  ditto

And in 1841 although the age is seriously out of whack

Battle  HO107/1105/bk 7/33/16

William Burgess  35  ag lab
Lydia                  25
Elizabeth            15
Mary                   12

All born Ssx,

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Re: Lydia Gowan
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 24 January 09 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jane

No, I've even googled but can't find anything likely!

That could be her.

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Re: Lydia Gowan
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 24 January 09 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately Jane just found on the Sussex MI marriage for William Burgess to Lydia Hode at Penhurst in 1826 so looks like that's not her after all.  :'(

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Re: Lydia Gowan
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 24 January 09 17:20 GMT (UK) »
NUTS
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Re: Lydia Gowan
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 24 January 09 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Crockfords Clerical Directory but it does not cover that early.  Her father may have gone to Oxford or Cambridge but with just a surname....
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Re: Lydia Gowan
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 24 January 09 17:26 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Andrea.  I wouldn't have been able to sleep had you not told me  ;D

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