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Robert Cowen (1794-1870)

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c1794 Born in Sheffield

1818 Moved to Nottingham

1822 established business - presumably what became R. Cowen and Co

1841 Robert Cowen 47, iron founder, lived in Coalport Lane, Nottingham with Rebeca Cowen 45, George Cowen 23, William Cowen 6, Ellin Cowen 3[1]

1851 Robert Cowen 57, ironfounder, lived in Nottingham with Rebecca Cowen 55, Robert Cowen 23, designer, William Cowen 16[2]

1858 Retired from business

1861 Robert Cowen Senior 67, retired ironfounder, lived in Nottingham with Rebecca Cowen 66, Robert Cowen 33, lacework designer[3]

1870 Died in Nottingham[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. national probate calendar