Clara Elizabeth Cowles [Heavers] (1860-1930)


Birth: 20 August 1860 Stretton under Fosse, Monks Kirby, Warwickshire
Father: James Cowles 1823-1881/91
Mother: Emily Adams 1826-1905

Christening: 23 September 1860 Monks Kirby, Warwickshire

Marriage: 24 July 1884 East Christ Church, Greenwich, Kent, UK
Husband: John Thomas Heavers 1860

Death: 26 July 1930 Bristol, UK


Clara Annie Elizabeth Heavers [Dancey] 1885
Thomas James Heavers 1887
Florence Lilian Heavers [Dancey] 1888-1976
Arthur Heavers 1891-1971
Walter Richard Heavers (Richard Edwards) 1893-1971
Edward John Heavers 1894-1896
Emily Jane (Dolly) Heavers [Farquhar] 1897-1981
Percy John Heavers 1899-1954
Irene Victoria Alexandra Heavers [Harding] 1901-1961
Basil George Heavers 1906-1965


Birth of Clara Elizabeth Cowles in FreeBMD in July - September 1860 in Lutterworth District (7a 10).

Copy made on 18 March 2004 of Entry of Birth Number 54 in 1860 in the Lutterworth District - Clara Elizabeth Cowles born 20 August 1860 at Stretton under Fosse to James Cowles, a game keeper, and Emily Cowles formerly Adams. The informant was her mother and the birth was registered on 3 September 1860.

Christening of Clara Elizabeth Cowles in the IGI on 23 September 1860 at Monks Kirby, Warwick, parents James Cowles and Emily. The same information is in Ancestry All England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.

Entry in Ancestry Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1910 for Clara Elizabeth Cowles on 23 September 1860 at Monks Kirby, parents James and Emily Cowles. "Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Monks Kirby in the County of Warwick in the Year 1860 [...] September 23 No. 32 Clara Elizabeth, prents James, a Gamekeeper, and Emily Cowles of Stretton.

In the 1861 census as Clara Cowles aged 6 months, born in Stretton under Foss, Warwickshire, and living with her parents (James and Emily), and sister (Annie) at Keepers Lodge, Stretton under Fosse, Monks Kirby, Warwickshire.

In the 1871 census as Clara Cowles, aged 10, born in Shelton (sic - in the index, should be Stretton), Warwickshire, and living with her parents (James and Emily), brother (Edward) and sister (Jane) and a border (Anna Grant aged 1 and born in Greenwich) at No 2 Ennetts Cottages, Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, Kent.

In the 1881 census as Clara Cowles aged 20, born in Warwickshire, single, and a general domestic servant living with Herman Large (aged 50, born in Germany, a naturalized british subject, and an importer of foreign fancy textiles), his wife (Emlie aged 32 and born in Austria), son (Michael aged 8 and born in London, Middlesex), a companion (Agnes Atkings aged 22, born in Mineton, Suffolk and single) and another servant (Elizabeth Wilster aged 23 a servant, born in Baldock, Hertfordshire and single) at 26 Quadrant Road, Islington, London.

Clara Elizabeth Cowles was a witmess at the marriage of Emily Jane Cowles (her sister) and Arthur Davis on 25 December 1882 at Greenwich East Christ Church.

Marriage of Clara Elizabeth Cowles and John Thomas Heavers in FreeBMD in July-September 1884 at Greenwich (1d 1445).

Entry in Ancestry England, Select Marriages, 15381973 for Clara Elizabeth Cowles, father James Cowles, and John Thomas Heavers on 24 July 1884 in Greenwich, Kent.

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 for Clara Elizabeth Cowles aged 24, father James Cowles, and John Thomas Heavers aged 27, father Thomas Brown Heavers, on 24 July 1884 at Greenwich, East Christ Church. "1884 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christchurch, Greenwich in the County of Kent No 148 24th July 1884 John Thomas Heavers aged 27, a bachelor and Insurance Agent of Selcroft Road, father Thomas Brown Heavers, a Mariner, and Clara Elizabeth Cowles aged 24, a Spinster of Selcroft Road, father James Cowles, a Coachman. Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns [...] in the presence of us, James Cowles and Elizabeth Ann Blush?".

In the 1891 census as Clara Heavers aged 30, born in Shalford on Doon (sic - on the original), Warwickshire, and living with her husband (Thos), two sons (Arthur and Thos J), daughter (Clara) and widowed mother (Emily Cowler) at 28 Merthyr Steet, Cadoxton Juxta Barry, Glamorgan.

In the 1901 census as Clara E Heavers aged 40, born in Warwickshire, and living with her husband (John S), four sons (Arthur, Vercey J, Thos J, and Walter K), three daughters (Clara A E, Emily J and Florence L), and a boarder (Robert McLaughlin aged 46, born in Butech, Honduras, single and a ships cook) at 64 Kingsland Crescent, Barry, Glamorgan.

In the 1911 census as Mora (sic - in the index, Clara on the original ) Heavers aged 350, born in Warkshire, married for 27 years with ten children, one having died, an assistant in business, and living with her husband (John Thomas), three sons (Bazel, Percy and Thomas James), two daughters (Emily, and Irene), a servant (Florence Dancey) and a visitor (Richard Seymour aged 20, born in Tramberth, London, single and an able seaman) in five rooms at 4 Dyfrig Street, Barry Island, Glamorgan.

Death of Clara E Heavers in FreeBMD in July-September 1930 aged 69 in Bristol (6a 35).

There are eight entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees with the above information, Maureen Kristjanson adding her death on 26 July 1930 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.


Clara Elizabeth Cowles was my grandaunt.

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