The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Bower/Pitts Family

Second Visit to Fulham 2009

By 2009 I had been advised by a correspondent in Australia of an extraordinary amount of additional information that warranted a further visit to Fulham:

In November 2009, I returned to Fulham when my objectives were to build on this additional information and walk from Crabtree to All Saints Church and on to Parsons Green.

At the Archives I was shown a key map of Fulham made by J M McClure in 1853 which gave the precise site of Rowberry Mead. In a separate index were the following entries:


George Bower
Occupier, homestead buildings & market garden ground, Rowberry Mead

Mrs (Elizabeth) Bower
Occupier, 'The George' public house & shop, Walham Green

Benjamin Bower
Occupier, house, Pomona Place

Alfred Bower (Benjamin's brother)
Occupier, house, bakehouse & shop, Parson's Green


Sophia Pitts
Occupier, White Horse, Parson's Green

I walked down the towpath at Crabtree to find the site of Rowberry Mead which adjoined the River Thames between Hammersmith Bridge and Putney Bridge on the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race route.

I then walked past Fulham's football ground at Craven Cottage with boathouses on the other bank, to All Saints Church.


Finally I walked up to Parsons Green where various members of the Bower and Pitts families lived.

The White Horse run by the Pitts Family in Parsons Green

Pitts Place in Parsons Green

Colin Bower
31 January 2010

Visit to Fulham 1999

Visits to Places of Interest - Index

Introduction/Index to Mini-Project

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