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William Cowper - descendants of his relatives

William Cowper - descendants of his relatives

Lynne (View posts)
Posted: 966640988000
I am searching for information about descendants of William Cowper the poet (he co-wrote Amazing Grace). William Cowper did not have children, but I cannot find records of any siblings. My husbands family are apparently descended from William Cowper's family. William Cowper died in 1500. Any information would be appreciated.

William Cowper - Poet

Lynne (View posts)
Posted: 966642882000
My information was a bit out, William Cowper was born in 1731 and died in 1800 (not 1500). His parents were Rev John Cowper and Ann, daughter of Roger Donne of Ludham Hall, Norfolk, UK.

Cowper History

norma Cowper Thompson (View posts)
Posted: 977936163000
My grandfather, Paul Cowper, from Manchester, England, died around 61 years ago. He came to the U.S. when he was 14 years old, had family living in New England. I have no other information as I am away from home right now.

William Cowper poet

shani moser (View posts)
Posted: 988782497000
Hi, Lynne...I have the same info. that you do,
that William Cowper was born in Berkamsted, Herfordshire.
Mentally unstable, suicidal...I'm sure you have the
same stuff. However, I thought I read somewhere
that he had sisters...

My grandmother (paternal) had mentioned to my
mother before she died that there was some
relation to him through our family...I'm not
sure if it's her (Applebe) side or my grandfather's
(Moser) side, but I'm guessing it's the Applebe
due to the British background of the surname.

Do you have any other info. on William Cowper's

all best,

William Cowper--the poet

Tara Cowper (View posts)
Posted: 990348072000
Hi! When I married my husband, John Russell Cowper of Phila, PA area, his grandmother swore they were direct descendants of the poet too! (Must be a Cowper thing!) So before our wedding, I did some research and did find a family tree for him. He had a brother John. No other info on him.

I am looking for any Cowper's from the Philadelphia area. I just found the 1900 census for Benjamin Cowper that lists him born in England, coming to US around 1870. Living wiht his wife Mary, her parents William and Mary Russel, their son, William (1879-before 1920?) and a border in the 31st ward of Phila. William married Margaret Montgomery and had Benjamin Cowper in 1908, who married Virginia Lydia Hedwig Heinzer and had William, Robert and Kenneth. Any mathces out there? Thanks! Tara

Re: Cowper History

Posted: 1005222534000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1020677801000
England genealogy sources :
Anyone of these sites will give you many sources.
A good start for you, would be to apply for your ancestors 'Full Birth Certificate', which will give you the address, parish, & parents.
The cost is negligable.
Best wishes, Peter

Re: William Cowper - Poet

Posted: 1017038653000
Classification: Query
Just an update to anyone looking for my Cowper's descendants, my email address has now changed to Thanks

Re: William Cowper - Poet

Jane Cromarty (View posts)
Posted: 1017074965000
Classification: Query
My father John Sedgewick Cowper b.1876 to Mathew Cowper b.1836, son of William sedgewick Cowper b.abt 1800 - told me he was related to the poet William Cowper. I have not been able to find the connection as yet, but saw your message posted and thought perhaps we could share info and throw a little more light on our ancestorsHoping to hear from you- Jane (Cowper) Cromarty

Re: William Cowper - descendants of his relatives

Posted: 1025207145000

Re: William Cowper - descendants of his relatives

Posted: 1366944520000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cowper
I am a descendant of Frederick George Cowper who emigrated to New Zealand in the late 1800's. He was my great grandfather and farmed in the Hawkes Bay.
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