Charles Pope Cowley

about 1864–22 February 1917 (Age 53)
Ebrington, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles Pope

When Charles Pope Cowley was born about 1864, in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Huckin Cowley, was 23 and his mother, Clara Pope, was 20. He married Elizabeth Davis in 1889, in Hamilton, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 February 1917, in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, at the age of 53, and was buried in Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Charles Pope Cowley
Elizabeth Davis
Marriage: 1889
William Silvester Cowley
Minnie Esther Cowley
Nora Elizabeth Cowley
Arthur Cowley
Daphne Clara Cowley

Spouse and Children

Hamilton, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Huckin Cowley


    Clara Pope





    Charles Pope Cowley



    Mark Cowley


    Victor Cowley


+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1864 · War in the Waikato ends

Age 0

The Invasion of the Waikato was the most important campaign during the 19th century Wars in New Zealand. It was fought in the North Island between the Kingitanga Movement, a group of Maori Tribes, and the colonial government. The hostility lasted for nine months, where 14,000 Imperial and colonial troops and 4,000 Māori warriors fought and was the costliest confrontation during the New Zealand Wars. In 1995, the government conceded that the 1863 invasion and confiscation was wrongful and apologized for its actions and later that year Queen Elizabeth II personally signed the Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places called Cowley. One in Gloucestershire is named with Old English ‘cow’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; two in Derbyshire have Old English col ‘(char)coal’ as the first element; and one near London has it from Old English cofa ‘shelter’, ‘bay’ ( see Cove ) or the personal name Cofa. The largest group, however, with examples in Buckinghamshire, Devon, Oxfordshire, and Staffordshire, were apparently named as ‘the wood or clearing of Cufa’; however, in view of the number of places named with this element, it is possible that it conceals a topographical term as well as a personal name.2 Irish: reduced form of Macaulay ( see McCauley ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Pope, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Charles Pope Cowley, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Charles Pope, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"

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