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Re: Charles Rowles in his Churchwarden Jacket
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 04 February 21 08:48 GMT (UK) »
Possibly the  vestry/parish minutes for that time have been destroyed. I wonder if it's worth looking through the BMD  records. It may record him as a witness .
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Re: Charles Rowles in his Churchwarden Jacket
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 04 February 21 08:56 GMT (UK) »
I have just sent a copy of the picture to the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Maybe they can identify the costume.
I don't suppose he was the only one photographed in such regalia.
It may be a while before they answer but I will endeavour to relay any information.

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Re: Charles Rowles in his Churchwarden Jacket
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 04 February 21 10:06 GMT (UK) »
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I checked with the church in Coombe

I am wondering why you think he would have been a warden at the church at Combe/Coombe ? He lived for most of his life at Kidlington and his children were baptised there. By 1861 he was in Headington and he died at South Hinksey in 1868.
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Re: Charles Rowles in his Churchwarden Jacket
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 04 February 21 11:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Shaun and well spotted.

The information on the back of the photo is obviously incorrect.
I admit I should have spotted that my self. Apologies.
I will send an enquiry to Kidlington and check there.

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Re: Charles Rowles in his Churchwarden Jacket
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 04 February 21 11:35 GMT (UK) »
The shako the man in the photo is wearing is of the type adopted for the Chelsea Pensioners but the badge isn't right

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Re: Charles Rowles in his Churchwarden Jacket
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 08:16 GMT (UK) »
Just received a reply from Kidlington church and a bit more information. Shets attached.

I am unsure now whether the jacket worn by Charles is a churchwarden's jacket or a
village constables uniform. He was a churchwarden for 5 years hence the chevrons on the sleeve.
But I note that he had 2 more chevrons on the other sleeve making 7. He was a churcdhwarden
for 7 years.
Any thoughts anyone?