John Cowley

ID# 4082, (1851 - 24 Jan 1919)

John Cowley was born in 1851 at Andreas, Isle of Man.

He was the son of John Cowley and Jane Teare.

John Cowley was baptised on 4 May 1851 in Andreas, Isle of Man,

son of
John & Jane Cowley (Teare)
Abode: now living at Balla Columb

John appeared on the 1861 Isle of Man Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Mary Cowley at Cronk Breck, Jurby, Isle of Man;
COWLEY Mary, Head, Widow, 84, Farmer of 70 Acreas, employing 3 men & 1 boy, born Jurby
COWLEY John, Son, Widower, 58, Farmers Son, Jurby
COWLEY Catharine, Daug, Widow, 54, Farmers Daughter, Jurby
COWLEY John, Gr Son, Unm, 23, Plough Man, Lezayre
LAWSON Catharine A, Gr Dau, Mar, 22, House Servant, Jurby
LAWSON James, Gr Son in Law, Mar, 24, Plough Man, Jurby
COWLEY Daniel, Gr Son, Unm, 15, Ag Lab, Jurby
COWLEY John, Grt Gr Son, 9, Scholar, Andreas
LAWSON Mary A, Gr Gr Dau, 6mths, Jurby
QUAYLE Thomas, Visitor, 27, Miner, Lonan.4

John 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.5

John Cowley married Margaret Ann Gale on 7 Aug 1907 at St Barnabas', Douglas, Isle of Man,

John Cowley,
aged 54 (1853)
Father: John Cowley
Margaret Ann Gale,
aged 39 ( 1868)
Father: William Wesley Gale
Both listed as Single.6,7

John appeared on the 1911 Isle of Man Census of 2 Apr 1911 at Ballagarraghyn, Jurby, Isle of Man, also listed in the household was Margaret ;
COWLEY John, Head, 57, Mar, Farmer, Own Account, Andreas
COWLEY Margaret Ann, Wife, 43, Mar, married 3 yrs, No Children born, German

John Cowley, Ballagarraghyn, Jurby was the informant.8

John died on 24 Jan 1919 at Ballagarraghyn, Jurby, Isle of Man, at age 68 years.9

John was buried on 28 Jan 1919 at Jurby Churchyard - Old, Jurby, Isle of Man,

In loving memory of
John Cowley
of Ballararraghyn, Jurby
who died Jan 24th 1919
aged 67 years.
"Until the day break, and the shadows flee away".
Margaret Ann
wife of the above
who died Feb 28th 1952
aged 84 years.10,11

Family: John Cowley and Margaret Ann Gale

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), "Isle of Man, Births and Baptisms, 1821-1911," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Jul 2013), John Cowley, 04 May 1851.
    Batch C03575-1 Film No 106705.
  4. [S171] 1861 Isle of Man Census ( PRO England, 7 April 1861), 1861 Jurby RG 9/ 4421 pg 38. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Isle of Man Census.
  5. [S172] 1871 Isle of Man Census ( PRO England, 2 Arpril 1871), 1871 Jurby IOM, RG10/ 5772 pg 143. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Isle of Man Census.
  6. [S83] Registry IOM, IOM Registers, - District Douglas, St Barnabas' Page 154 Reg COE. Hereinafter cited as IOM Registers.
  7. [S33] International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI), "Isle of Man, Marriages, 1849–1911," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 08 Sep 2013), John Cowley and Margaret Ann Gale, 07 Aug 1907.
    Film No 454979.
  8. [S176] PRO England, 1911 Isle of Man Census ( National Archives England, 2 April 1911), 1911 Jurby Isle of Man, RG14/ Piece 34695 Sch No 13. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Isle of Man Census.
  9. [S83] Registry IOM, IOM Registers: - District Jurby, Vol C1 Page 235.
  10. [S43] Cemetery Records , IOM FHS Jurby Parish Burial Register 1606 - 1989 CD. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.
  11. [S43] Cemetery Records, IOM FHS Jurby MI - Old. No 325.