1841 Census

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
FOWLER Thomas 30 Leadminer Yks
FOWLER Margaret 25 Yks
FOWLER James 9 Yks
FOWLER Isabella 3 Yks
FOWLER Margaret 1 Yks

Thomas Wilson Fowler was born in Castle Bolton, and baptized there 26 September 1809, the son of James Fowler (formerly the husband of Alice, nee Robinson) and Isabella, nee Wilson (formerly the wife of William Storey). He was of Houghton-le-Spring (near Darlington, Co. Durham) when he married Margaret Russell, 25 September 1832 in Redmire.
  1. Nancy: baptized 5 February 1834
  2. Isabella: baptized 17 December 1837
  3. William: baptized 10 July 1842
  4. Matthew: baptized 22 September 1844
  5. Thomas: baptized 27 September 1846
Thomas and Margaret were of Castle Bolton in the baptisms of Nancy and Isabella, and Redmire thereafter.

There is no baptism for a James Fowler, but given Thomas and Margaret's marriage date, he could well be an illegitimate child, or a child of a previous marriage. There is a baptism in Redmire, 29 May 1832, for James Russell, an illegitimate son of Peggy Russell. Perhaps this is him.

There is also no baptism for Margaret, but looking at the Grinton census for 1851, to where the family must have moved between 1846 and 1849, Margaret was born elsewhere. By 1871, this family were in Bellerby.

1851 Census

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
FOWLER James Head 32 Leadminer Castle Bolton
FOWLER Rose Wife 29 Redmire
FOWLER John Son 1 Redmire

James bapt 12 June 1817, so of John (miner) and Jane (nee Allen) of Castle Bolton He married Rose Wensley in June 1849. Rose's parentage is unknown. They had one child, John, baptized 30 April 1850. Rose died shortly thereafter, buried in Redmire 16 December 1853 aged 31. They are the last Fowler family to appear on the Redmire census.
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