The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Bower Family

Census Records Held

Summary (Direct Ancestors are highlighted)

1841 Census

George Bower & family
Christopher & Elizabeth (Pitts) Bower & Family including sons Benjamin and Alfred
Kezia Pitts, Widow & family

1851 Census

George & Caroline Bower & George's sister Mary
Christopher & Elizabeth (Pitts)Bower & family including grandson George Bower
Benjamin & Mary (Pitts) Bower & family
Charles & Elizabeth (Bower) Pollard & family
Alfred & Amelia (Light) Bower & family

1861 Census

Caroline Bower, Widow & Mary Bower, Sister in law
Benjamin & Mary (Pitts) Bower & Family
Charles & Elizabeth (Bower) Pollard & family and
Elizabeth (Bates?) Bower
Alfred & Amelia (Light) Bower and family including nephew George Bower

1871 Census

Caroline Bower & Mary Bower, Sister in law
Benjamin & Mary Bower
George & Martha (Jones) Bower & family
Charles & Elizabeth (Bower) & family and
Elizabeth (Bates?) Bower and grand-daughter Mary Louise Bower
Alfred & Amelia Bower & Family

1881 Census

Caroline Bower
Charles & Elizabeth (Bower) Pollard & family and
Mary L Bower, Niece
Martha Hennenn (formerly Jones late Bower) & Family
William Bower
Alfred & Amelia (Light) Bower & family

1891 Census

Alice (Bower) Blake & family including sister Louisa Bower
Alfred & Charles Bower boarding with Charles Hennenn

1901 Census

William & Charlotte (Hayes) Bower
George & Alice (Bower) Blake & family
Alfred & Emma Bower & family (and brother Charles Bower)
John & Margaret Bower

1911 Census

William & Charlotte (Hayes) Bower
Alice (Bower) Blake & family
Alfred & Emma Bower & family
Charles & Sarah Bower & family

Details

1841

Crab Tree, Fulham

George Bower (65) Market Gardener born in County (Yes) Mary Bower (30) Born in County
Mary White (15) Born in County

Peterboro Lane, Fulham

Elizabeth (Bates) Pitts 80* Independent born Middx (No)
Mary Pitts 20* born Midd (Yes)x
Sarah Lawrence 13 not born Middx (No)
Benjamin Bower 20* Tailor born Middx (Yes)
Alfred Bower 15* Born Middx (Yes)
Mary Walsh 45* Laundress born Ireland
Christopher Bower 46 Tailor born Middx (Yes)
Elizabeth Bower 44 born Middx (Yes)
Elizabeth Bower 12 born Middx (Yes)

* In the 1841 Census, a number of adult ages were rounded to the nearest 5 years below

Queens Court, High Holborn

Kezia Pitts, Widow 40 Independent Born in County
Robert Pitts Son 17 Jy Smith Born in County
Janes B Pitts Son 10 Born in County

1851

George Bower Head (age 40) Market Gardener employing 6 men born Hammersmith
Caroline Bower Wife (age 40) born Fulham
Maud Bower Sister (age 41) born Hammersmith

South Parade, St Lukes, Middx

Christopher Bower Head 57 Victualler, The George born Middx Fulham
Elizabeth Bower Wife 50 born Middx
George Bower Grandson 8 Scholar born Middx Fulham
Thomas Berry Lodger 60 Labourer Brickmaker born Deal
Betsey Baker Servant 26 General Servant born Ireland
William Perrin Servant 18 Potman born Middx Fulham
John Farrington Lodger 36 Horsekeeper born Middx Turnham Green
Henry Farrington Lodger 9 Stable Boy born Middx Turnham Green
Thomas Kelsey Lodger 21 Tailor born Ireland
William Potter Lodger 19 Horsekeeper born Middx Fulham
James Snell Lodger 19 Bricklayer born Middx Fulham
Richard Hartley Head 43 Coach Master born Middx Hammersmith
Sarah Hartley Wife 52 born Surrey (?) Kennington (?)
George Balmer (?) Son in Law 27 Clerk to Coach Master born Middx St John Street
Mary E Hartley Daughter 18 born Middx Kingsland
Caroline Hartley Daughter 11 Scholar born Middx Kensington
Jane Hopkins Servant 18 General Servant born Middx Fulham

Broom House Cottages, Fulham

Benjamin Bower Head 31 Tailor born Fulham, Middlesex
Mary Bower Wife 34 born London
Elizabeth Bower Daughter 5 born Fulham

Parsons Green Lane

Alfred Bower Head 26 Baker Master born Fulham
Amelia Bower Wife 21 Born Whitechapel
Alfred C Bower Son 3 (?) mos born Fulham
William Parsons Servant 19 Baker Journeyman born Fulham
Fanny Osborn Servant 15 Servant, Grosvenor St. London
Elizabeth Proser (?) Head Widow 67 Washerwoman born Fulham
Sarah Bower Sister Widow 60 born Fulham

London Road, Fulham

Charles Pollard Head 28 Builder employing 3 men born Putney Heath, Surrey
Elizabeth (Bower) Pollard Wife 22 born Fulham, Middx
Elizabeth J Bower Daughter 6 mths born Fulham, Middx

1861

Rowberry Mead Farm, Crab Tree Lane, Fulham
near Crab Tree Public House

Henry Watts Head Unmarried (47) Market Gardener (employs 7 persons) born Fulham
Caroline Bower Sister Widow (50)Housekeeper born Fulham
George Bell Brother in law Married (82) Retired Merchant born Northumberland
Maria Bell Sister Married (51) born Fulham
Thomas Weedin nephew (6) born Bath, Somerset
Mary Bower Boarder Unmarried (51) Companion born Fulham

 

1 Felix Street, Bethnal Green

Benjamin Bower (41) Tailor born Fulham, Middx
Mary Bower (41) born Fulham, Middx
Elizabeth Bower (16) born Fulham, Middx
Louise Bower (4) born Whitechapel, Middx

16 Cambridge Villas,Fulham

Charles F Pollard Head 38 Surveyor born Putney, Surrey
Elizabeth S (Bower)Pollard Wife 32 born Fulham, Middx
Elizabeth J Pollard 10 born Fulham, Middx
Caroline Pollard 8 born Fulham, Middx
Charles Pollard 3 born Fulham, Middx
Ambrose F Pollard 9 mths born Fulham, Middx
Elizabeth Bower Mother in law 62 Retired Publican born London, Middx

86 Whitechapel Road

William Covell Head 60 Baker born N K
Eliza Covell Wife 53 born Suffolk
John Wm Covell Son 21 Photographic Artist born Middlesex

87 Whitechapel Road

Alfred Bower Head 35 born Middlesex
Amelia Bower Wife 31 born Middlesex
Alfred Bower Son 10 born Middlesex
Amelia Bower Daughter 4 born Middlesex
Caroline Bower Daughter 3 born Middlesex
Emily Bower Daughter 1 born Middlesex
George Bower Nephew 18 Baker born Middlesex
Emily Payne Servant 17 House Servant born Middlesex
James Jackson Boarder 19 Artist born Dorset
William Waggon(?) Servant 18 born Middlesex

1871 Census

Rowberry Mead, Crabtree Lane, Fulham
near Vicarage & Swan Malt House

Caroline Bower Head Widow (60) Market Gardener born Fulham
Maria Bell Sister Widow (61) No Occupation born Fulham
Mary Bower Sister in law Unmarried (61) No Occupation born Hammersmith

20 Bath Place, Whitechapel

Benjamin Bower 50 Tailor born Fulham, Middlesex
Mary Bower Wife 53 born London, Middlesex

6 Edinboro Road, Tower Hamlets

Edward Beitchford (?) Head 27 Baker born Middx St Luke’s
Mary Ann Beitchford Wife 23 born St George’s
Elizabeth Beitchford Daughter 3 Scholar born Bethnal Green
William Beitchford Son 2 born Mile End
Alice Beitchford Daughter 2 mos born Mile End
George Bower Head 29 Pastry Cook born Fulham
*Mary Ann Bower Wife 27 Dress Maker born Whitechapel
George J Bower Son 5 Scholar born Middx Stepney
William Bower Son 4 born Middx Stepney
Alice Bower Daughter 9 born Middx Stepney
Louisa Bower Daughter 1 born Middx Stepney
John R Jones Brother in Law 26 Foreman in Docks born Missx Stepney

Note:
*Should have been Martha Hannah Bower

13 Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark

Chas F Pollard Head 48 Surveyor to Brewery born Putney Surrey
Eliz S Pol 10lard Wife 42 born Fulham, Middx
Eliz J Pollard 20 born Fulham, Middx
Caroline Pollard 18
Charles Pollard 13 Scholar
Ambrose F Pollard 10 Scholar
Jane A Pollard 8 Scholar
Walter G A Pollard 2 born Southwark, Surrey
Elizh Bower Mother in law 76 Retired Lic Vic born Clare market, Middx (in Westminster near Holborn)
Mary Louise Bower Niece 14 Schlar born Whitechapel, Middx
Emma Sutton 19 General Servant born Birmingham

86 Whitechapel Road (next to the Pavilion Theatre)

Alfred Bower 47 Photographer born Surrey, Fulham
Amelia Bower Wife 41 born Middx, London
Alfred Bower Son 20 Painter Artist born Surrey, Fulham
Amelia Bower Daughter 14 born Middx, London
Caroline Bower Daughter 13 born Middx, London

1881 Census

13 Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark

Charles F Pollard Head 58 Building Surveyor born Putney, Surrey
Elizabeth S (Bower) Pollard Wife 51 Born Fulham
Caroline Pollard 28 Born Fulham
Charles Pollard 23 Commercial Clerk born Fulham
Ambrose F Pollard 20 Commercial Clerk born Fulham
Jane A Pollard 18 Scholar born Fulham
Walter G A Pollard 12 Scholar born Southwark, Surrey
Mary L Bower Niece 24 Machinist born Whitechapel, Middx
Fanny Davis 20 Domestic Servant born Crewkerne, Somerset

6 Edinboro Road, Tower Hamlets

*Frank Henham or Henhem Head 27 Carman born Middx Stepney
*Martha Henham or Henhem Wife 35 Confectioner born Whitechapel
Alice C Bower Step Daughter 18 or 19 born Mile End Old Town (see Note)
George J Bower Step Son 15 Carman born Mile End Old Town
Louisa Bower Step Daughter 11 Scholar born Mile End Old Town
Alfred Bower Step Son 9 born Mile End Old Town
John Bower Step Son 7 born Mile End Old Town
Charles Bower Step Son 4 born Mile End Old Town
*Fredk Henhem Son 5 mos born Mile End Old Town
Alfred Pearce Lodger 19 Carman born N K (see Note)

Note:
Alice Bower married Akfred Pearce in 1882 (see George & Alice Blake in 1891
* Spelling should have been Hennenn

"Exmouth" The Training Ship at Grays, Thurrock, Essex

William Bower Pauper 13 Scholar born Middlesex, Mile End

86 Whitchapel Road

Alf Bower Head 56 Photographer born Fulham
Amelia (?) Bower Wife 57 born Middx London
Caroline Bower Daughter born Middx London

1891 Census

28 Eastfield Street, Limehouse

George Blake Head 30 Horse Keeper Groom born London, Shoreditch
Alice Blake Wife 27 or 29 born London, Stepney (see Notes below)
Louisa Blake Daughter 1 born London, Stepney
Louisa Bowers Sister in Law 21 Wholesale Confectioners Factory Hand born London, Stepney (see Note below)

18 Eastfield Street, Limehouse

Charles Hennenn & Family

Alfred Bower, Boarder (19) Goods Porter-Railway born London, Stepney (see Note below)

Charles Bower, Boarder (14) Errand Boy born London, Stepney (see Note below)

Notes

Alice (Bower) Pearce married George Blake in 1885
In 1889, Martha Hannah Hennenn (formerly Bower, born Jones) - mother of Alice, Louisa, Alfred & Charles Bower above
- died at 19 Eastfield Street, Limehouse (age 40), when Alice Blake was living at 24 Eastfield Street, Limehouse.

1901 Census

39 Lowell Street, Limehouse

William Bower Head 29 Telephone Labourer born London, Stepney
Charlotte Bower Wife 24 born London, Islington
William Bower Son 3 born London, Mile End
Charlotte Bower Daughter 8 mos born London, Limehouse

48 Burgess St, Limehouse

George William Blake Head 40 Boot & Shoe Maker born Poplar
Alice Caroline Blake Wife 37 born Bow
Alice Harriet Blake Daughter 4 born Limehouse
George James Blake Son 2 born Limehouse

140 Canal Road(?), Mile End Old Town

Alfred Bower Head 29 Carman G.E. Railway born Limehouse, London
Emma Bower Wife 26 born Limehose, London
Alfred Bower Son 4 born Limehose, London
Emma Bower Daughter 3 born Limehouse, London
Thomas Bower Son 1 born Mile End, London
Charles Bower brothet in law (should be Brother) Horse keeper born Limehouse, London
Ellen Forrow sister in law 14 Domestic servant born Limehose, London

173 Bow Common Lane, Mile End Old Town

John Bower Head 27 Warehouse Porter born London
Margaret Bower Wife 25 Machinest Clothing born London

 

1911 Census

139 Rhodeswell Road, Limehouse

William Bower Head 39 Labourer born London, Stepney
Charlotte Bower Wife 34 born London, Islington
Charlotte Bower Daughter 10 School born London, Limehouse
Ellen Rebecca Bower Daughter 7 School born London, Limehouse
Dorothy May Bower Daughter 4 School born London Limehouse
Reuben Thomas Son 2 born London, Limehouse
Frederick Bower Son 6 months born London, Limehouse

48 Burgess Street, Stepney

George William Blake Head 50 Shoe Maker born Poplar
Alice Caroline Blake Wife 47 School Cleaner born Bow
Alice Hannah Blake Daughter 14 Tea Packer born Limehouse
George James Blake Son 12 Attends School born Limehouse
James William Blake Son 9 born Limehouse

82 Eastfield Street, Limehouse

Alfred Bower Head 30 Railway Carman born London, Mile End
Emma Bower Wife 27 born London, Limehouse
Alfred Bower Son 14 Vanguard born London, Mile End
Emma Bower Daughter 13 School born London, Limehouse
Frderick Bower Son 9 School born London, Mile End
Florence Bower Daughter 7 School born London, Limehouse
David Bower Son 5 School born London, Limehouse
Caroline Bower Daughter 3 born London, Limehouse
Albert Bower Son 1 School born London, Limehouse
John Forrow Brother in law 27 general Labourer born London, Limehouse
Ellen Forrow Sister in law 24 Machinist born London, Limehouse
Sarah Forrow Sister in law 18 Machinist born London, Limehouse

89 Eastfield Street, Limehouse

Charles Bower Head 28 General Labourer
Sarah Bower Wife 27 Sorter born London, Limehouse
Mary Ann Bower Daughter 3 months born London, Limehouse

Colin Bower
31 January 2009

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