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Ernest Mornington Bowden

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Ernest Mornington Bowden (1860-1904).

1860 Born at Rochford. The name Mornington was from his uncle Revd George Mornington.

1861 Living at Rochford Rectory, Herefordshire (age 1 and born at Rochford). Living with parents Ellis Treacher Bowden (age 42 born London) Rector, and his wife Maria (age 42 born London). Also Elizabeth Ann Bowden (age 13), Henry Pateshall Bowden (age 11), James Pateshall Bowden (age 4) and Reginald Treacher Bowden (age 1 mo) plus two servants. [1]

1871 Living at Rochford Rectory, Herefordshire (age 11 and born at Rochford). Living with parents Ellis T. Bowden (age 52 and born in London), Rector and Farmer of 53 acres employing two men and of Maria Bowden (age 52 and born in London). Also in household are his brother Reginald T. Bowden (age 10) and two servants. [2]

1880 Appears as a witness in a fraud case. Living at 9 Margarets Road, Kentish Town. [3]

1881 Living at 57 St John's Wood Terrace, Marylebone (age 21 and born at Rochford, Hereford), Accounts Clerk. A Boarder in the house of Jane Clayton. [4]

1884 31st January. Marriage to Norah Hayward of Willesborough, Kent at Brixton. [5]

1891 'The Imitation of Budda' by Ernest M. Bowden reviewed. [6]

1891 Living at 26 Cologne Road, Battersea (age 31 born Rochford, Hereford), Journalist and Author with wife Norah (age 25 born Cambridge) plus a servant. [7]

1896 Ernest Mornington Bowden of 35 Bedford Place, London, W.C, was granted the first patent on the Bowden mechanism (English Patent 25,325 and U.S. Pat. No. 609,570).

1900 'The Pocket Guide to Cycling' by Ernest M. Bowden reviewed. [8]

1901 Residing at 45 Belevedere Road, Penge (age 41 and born at Rochford, Herefordshire), Married, Inventor and Author. Listed as a visitor in the house of Frances E. Farchin, a Widow (age 60) [9]

1904 Death. BOWDEN - April 3rd, at Rochford House, Ramsgate, Ernest Monnington Bowden, B.A., of 35 Bedford Place, London, W.C., aged 44. [10] Note: The house name is 'Rochford' the place of his birth. In 1899 the occupant is listed as Reginald T. Bowden - MD, MRCS surgeon, Rochford House, Grove Road, Ramsgate (his brother) [11]

1904 April 3rd. Died in Thanet registration district.

1904 November. The patent of 1896 was revoked on the grounds that the claims were too wide, hence not specific enough[12]

His patents were continued by E. M. Bowden's Patents Syndicate Co


In 1848 there is a marriage of Ellis Treacher Bowden at Lutterworth

1850 ACC/0727/91-143 [13]
Edmonton, Enfield, Cheshunt (co. Herts), Nasing (co. Essex), Yorkshire
Bundle of documents relating to sale of land in Yorkshire (freehold) and in the manors of Cheshunt, Nasing and Edmonton, devised by Thomas Jones of Kingsland Place, Hackney, Esq., by his will dated 27 September, 1806, to trustees to the use of James Law Jones, his younger son, for his life and then to his children and their heirs.
Said James Law Jones died in September, 1850, leaving three children:-

  • (1) James Pateshall Jones, Esq.
  • (2) Caroline, wife of Revd. George Monnington.
  • (3) Maria, wife of Revd. Ellis Treacher Bowden.

In 1851 Ellis Bowden is a student in Cambridge and living with his wife, two daughters, a son and his brother Charles Bowden age 18.

1896 A death of Ellis Treacher Bowden is recorded in Wandsworth

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. Daily News (London, England), Friday, August 27, 1880
  4. 1881 Census
  5. The Morning Post (London, England), Saturday, February 02, 1884
  6. The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Saturday, December 19, 1891
  7. 1891 Census
  8. The Courier and Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Monday, August 13, 1900;
  9. 1901 Census
  10. Evening Telegraph; Dublin
  11. 1899 Ramsgate Directory
  12. The Times, Thursday, Nov 17, 1904
  13. [1] National Archives