John Cowey (son of Nicholas Cowey and Martha Stove) was born 15 Jun 1817 in Penshaw, Co.Durham, and died 17 Oct 1882 in Coundon Co.Durham.173. He married (1) Ann Elliott on 06 Apr 1840 in Sunderland Parish Church, Co.Durham.. He married (2) Marianne Davison on 19 Aug 1855 in St Ann's Chapel, Auckland St.Andrew, Co.Durham..
Notes for John Cowey: Was a Colliery Engineman. Has a gravestone in Coundon Churchyard. In 1853 a nine year old daughter,Dorothy,died at Sherburn Hill,his wife Ann died at the age of 31,apparently in childbirth and a second daughter called Dorothy died at Coundon in the same year aged 13 weeks.It seems likely that the family had moved to Coundon to forget their losses or perhaps to be closer to his brother Nicholas. When his wife died John was left with 8 children aged from 13 years to a few weeks old,it seems likely to me that Mary Conn,wife of Nicholas Cowey probably helped in these circumstances.
More About John Cowey: Fact 1: 1851 Fact 2: 1861 Fact 3: 1871 Fact 4: 1881
More About John Cowey and Ann Elliott: Marriage: 06 Apr 1840, Sunderland Parish Church, Co.Durham..
More About John Cowey and Marianne Davison: Marriage: 19 Aug 1855, St Ann's Chapel, Auckland St.Andrew, Co.Durham..