James Cowley

ID# 6193, (1869 - 2 May 1899)

James Cowley was born in 1869 at Andreas, Isle of Man.

He was the son of John Cowley and Jane Teare.

James Cowley was baptised on 21 Feb 1869 in Andreas, Isle of Man,

son of
John & Jane Cowley (Teare)
Abode: Jurby

James and Christian are twins.1,2,3

James appeared on the 1871 Isle of Man Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of John Cowley at Bretney's House, Jurby, Isle of Man;
COWLEY John, Head, Mar, 42, Farmer of 117 acres, employing 2 men, born Jurby
COWLEY Jane, Wife, Mar, 40, Andreas
COWLEY John, Son, Unm, 20, Farmers Son, Andreas
COWLEY Mary Ann, Dau, Unm, 18, Farmers Dau, Andreas
COWLEY Catherine J, Dau, Unm, 16, Farmers Dau, Andreas
COWLEY Ellenor, Dau, 14, Scholar, Andreas
COWLEY William, son, 12, Scholar, Andreas
COWLEY Margaret, Dau, 10, Scholar, Andreas
COWLEY Thomas, Son, 8, Scholar, Ballaugh
COWLEY Daniel R, Son, 4, Jurby,
COWLEY James, Son, 2, Jurby
COWLEY Christiana, Dau, 2, Jurby
COWLEY Emma, Dau, 1, Jurby
COWLEY Edward Teare, Son, 1mth, Jurby
COWLEY Catherine, Mother, Widow, 66, Annuitant, Jurby
TATE William, Servant, Unm, 17, Farm Servant indoor, Castletown
CORLETT James, Labourer, Mar, 46, Agricultural Labourer, Andreas.4

James appeared on the 1881 Isle of Man Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of John Cowley at Bretney, Jurby, Isle of Man;
COWLEY John, Head, Mar, 52, Farmer of 150 acres, Jurby
COWLEY Jane, Wife, Mar, 50, Farmers wife, Andreas
COWLEY Ellenor, Dau, Unm, 24, Farmers daughter, Andreas
COWLEY William, Son, Unm, 22, Farmers Son, Andreas
COWLEY Margaret, Dau, Unm, 20, Farmers Daughter, Andreas
COWLEY Daniel, Son, 14, Scholar, Jurby
COWLEY James, Son, 12, Scholar, Jurby
COWLEY Emma, Dau, 11, Scholar, Jurby
COWLEY Edward T, Son, 10, Scholar, Jurby
COWLEY Eliza T, Dau, 7, Scholar, Jurby
NICHOL James, Servant, Unm, 28, Farm Servant - indoor, Scotland
CALLOW Robert J, Servant, Unm, 18, Farm Servant - indoor, Lonan.5

James died on 2 May 1899 at South Africa at age 30 years.

James was buried in May 1899 at Jurby Churchyard - Old, Jurby, Isle of Man,

Inscription of Memory only. Most likely is buried in South Africa.
More research is required.
In loving memory of
John Cowley,
of Ballagarraghyn, Jurby,
who died June 5th 1900
aged 71 years.
James Cowley,
son of the above,
who died in South Africa, May 2nd 1899,
aged 30 years.
"Thy will be done".
Jane Cowley,
who departed this life
December 28th 1906
aged 76 years.
widow of the above John Cowley.6

Father*John Cowley (1829 - 5 Jun 1900)
Mother*Jane Teare (c 1831 - 28 Dec 1906)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S21] Church Registers, Various Repositories , Parish Register Transcripts of Andreas, 1649-1883- Andreas 1849 - 1883 - Baptisms March 1849 - Dec 1883, Marriages May 1849 - Nov 1883, Burials March 1849 - Dec 1883
    Film No 106179 Item 2
    Viewed at Logan Central Library, 9 July 2013 and copy obtained.. Hereinafter cited as Church Registers.
  3. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), Batch No C03575-1 Source film number 106705.
  4. [S172] 1871 Isle of Man Census (www.ancestry.co.uk: PRO England, 2 Arpril 1871), 1871 Jurby IOM, RG10/ 5772 pg 143. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Isle of Man Census.
  5. [S173] 1881 Isle of Man Census (www.ancestry.co.uk: PRO England, 3 April 1881), 1881 Jurby IOM, RG 11/ 5599 pg 4. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Isle of Man Census.
  6. [S43] Cemetery Records , IOM FHS Jurby MI - Old. No 320. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.