COWELL, George James

1861 - 1933

George James Cowell, was born at Heydon, a small village on the Essex/Cambridgeshire borders, on 31 March 1861, second child of John Cowell, a grocer, and his wife Rosetta née Hayes, who married at Heydon on 18 February 1857. In 1871, a 10 year old, living at Heydon, Essex with his parents, 37 year old John and 33 year old Rosetta, and his five siblings, Robert 12, Sarah 7, Arthur 5, William 3 and Edward 1, all born at Heydon. George was educated at Heydon Junior Middle Infants' School. He married at Paddington, London in 1897, Eva Ayerst, Eva Cowell after which they moved to Ulcombe, Farnham Road, Snape, Suffolk. In 1900, an artist and in 1901, described at ‘sculptor’ when his 32 year old wife was an ‘artist’. He exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; New Gallery and the Royal Academy from 1886. He was still at Snape Watering, Saxmundham in 1904 but by 1908 had moved to an adjoining village, Old Cottage, Thorpeness, Leiston and was still there in 1911. Still at Thorpeness in 1916 and where he died in 1933, aged 71.

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