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Lewis Iddenden   21/04/2023 19:34 UK.
Who were the parents of Elizabeth Rowden (1808-1876) m. William Thomas Blaxland (1810-1868)? Their daughter Ann Blaxland (1849-1924) married Edward Iddenden (1844-1922) one of my distant cousins
Kimberley spurr   23/10/2022 14:42 Leighton buzzard , Bedfordshire , Britain.
Hello, I am just wondering if anyone has any information on Helen M Rowden born in 1948. My grandmother (now deceased 2013) Sheila A Rowden born in 1944 and her were sisters and shared a father. We know nothing about that side of the family and have only just recently discovered that my grandmothers father didn't pass away in the 1950's from this website and he actually died in 1999. Any information at all will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Joyce McEvoy   20/10/2022 14:25 Eccles, Kent .
Would love to hear of anyone connected to my Aunt and Uncle, and cousin. Alice and Bob (not sure if he was a Robert or not) and cousin Bobby Rowden. Lived Gillingham, and Rainham Kent.
Leon Magree   18/08/2022 04:43 Capel Sound, VIC, Australia.
Best Wishes to Daniel Rowden in today's 800 metres event at the European Athletic Championships in Munich.
Carol Rowden   03/07/2022 18:03 London, London, United Kingdom.
I was born Carol Rowden. My Grand Mother's Family were Rowden from St. Thomas in Devon. The other side of her family were Knott also from St. Thomas In Devon. My Grandmother was Mary Susan Rowden. Her parents were Caroline Knott and George Rowden. There were a huge amount of Rowden's in St. Thomas around 1868 when Mary Susan was born and during the 1900's onwards which I've found out on Ancestry. They married into a family called Maunder. My Grandmother had two brothers. Samuel and William. I'd be so grateful for any information. Samuel I know eventually moved to South Wales.
Steve arlow   10/01/2022 00:02 Lowestoft , Suffolk, United Kingdom.
Hi there. After spending the last 7 years building a full size Replica Supermarine Spitfire we have come to a decision to base it on a aeroplane flown by John Hampton Rowden.Unfortunately he was shot down and killed in action but we are looking to base our project on one of the lesser known pilots and tell their story. I am hoping to find any relatives that may be able to help us in our enquiries. Our project page is called Simply Spitfire and can be contacted through our website or Facebook page. Many thanks Steve
Ian Rowden   18/06/2021 10:57 Weymouth , Dorset , England. message
Lady Carol Rowden   12/04/2021 09:52 London, United Kingdom.
Hello II am Carol Rowden. Daughter of Jack Rowden and Grand Daughter of Mary Susan Rowden. I believe that some of the information about them on here may be incorrect. Mary Susan never named the Father of her two children. Neither of them knew. They were both born in St. Thomas Devon. Neither were born in a Workhouse. My Father went into a workhouse when he was four years old because he told me that he remembered Mary Susan walking with both children one in each hand to the workhouse. It was have been that Mary Susan was in the workhouse before either child was born, came out, got pregnant, had both children and then was put, and I used the word put, back in because her family turned their backs on her. There are stories of who the Father might have been but they are only stories. She did re-marry and moved to South Wales, to a widower who had three children, where she later died. My Dad never recovered from her death. Emily sadly died at the age of 27. I know that's true because my Dad was with her when she died. She had two children. Father unknown. One child was adopted and taken to Canada. I would be so grateful if anyone knows anything about that branch of the family. I'm a Author by the way. I write Mysteries and Thrillers.
Anita Johnson   04/02/2021 17:31 Shepton Mallet, Somerset, United Kingdom.
Hi, I’m Anita, grand daughter of Annie (Nancy) Winifred Sostman (born 1912) nee Rowden (or so I thought) but in fact Selling, daughter of Annie Eliza Taylor and Frederick Nippard Rowden (line), (Sellen being Fred Nippard’s mother’s name). I have found out that my grandmother was registered at birth in the name of Selling and have confirmed this by ordering a new birth certificate and wonder why and does anyone know more? I have recently learned that Selling was crossed out when she went for her first job and Rowden written in its place however the boss wouldn’t accept it. It hasn’t been found but we have seen a new birth certificate obtained for her to claim her state pension with Rowden on it. I have always been told she was the first child of Frederick Nippard Rowden and Annie Eliza Taylor (Fred’s second relationship) and certainly looks like her siblings and was brought up by Fred, but I note from Kirsty’s entry on another site and the Horningsham descendant pedigree, that my grandmother is not recorded. Is anybody aware of a different father or was it just down to illegitimacy at the time as the birth certificate reads Frederick Selling and not Frederick Nippard Rowden and Annie is on the certificate as Annie Eliza Selling nee Taylor. Can anybody help me out? Many thanks
Graham Rowden   03/10/2020 12:40 Whitstable, Kent, United Kingdom.
Am looking for any relatives of cyril osborne rowden who was my father, married to sylvia eunice
Karen Rowden   14/08/2020 12:52 Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom.
On Bow 1 Philip Charles Rowden married Karen Capel. They have two daughters, but see only one listed - Janine Norma. 2nd child is Claire Jessica Rowden 1980. She married Leigh Richard Dyas (born 1978) in 1999. They are still married. Hope this is of interest.
Zena Doyle   28/12/2019 22:05 Oakham, Rutland , UK.
My maiden name is Zena Rowden lived in Middlesbrough from 1945 to 1958. Searching for my cousin Robert which we called Bobo when we were little love to get in touch l'm 74 now so would be great do believe he is still in the Borough.
Graham rowden   22/11/2019 09:16 Beverley , E.yorkshire, Uk.
Am looking for any relatives of Cyril Rowden in whitstable area
Zayne Rowden   29/11/2018 11:30 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
Hello everyone. I am Zayne Rowden!
Iain Ramsey   06/09/2018 22:06 CANMORE, Alberta, Canada.
Hello... Looking for information on my 2x Great Grandmother or any other Rowdens living in or born in Kentish Town or Westbourne Park around the same time. SARAH JANE ROWDEN b.abt.1851 in Kentish Town or Westbourne Park, London, England. d.bef.1901 in West Ham, London, England. She appears on the 1891 Census as Sarah Jane Ramsey married to a William H Ramsey. Also listed is a number of children and 3 step-children including my Great Grandfather George William Tucker. (He later adopted the Ramsey surname, which was passed onto me.) I have found their marriage certificate from 1881, which lists her name as Sarah Jane Tucker. Also she appear on the 1881 Census with the 3 children as Sarah Jane Tucker (Widow). GW Tucker's birth certificate lists Sarah Jane Tucker (Formerly Rowden), and William Tucker as the father. Later children of WH Ramsey and Sarah Jane also list Rowden as the maiden name. Sarah Jane Rowden and William Tucker are a complete dead-end for me. I cannot find marriage information, etc. So any help gratefully received. P.S. There are a Sarah Jane and William Tucker on the 1871 Census, with William from Stratton, Wilts. But I have followed this line and it does not match.
Lisa Willis   24/06/2018 18:22 Fareham , Hampshire , England .
Hi looking for anyone who had a relative annie rowden from portsmouth who married albert butcher .they had a daughter nancy eileen butcher .who was my grandmother she married my grandfather herbert perry from gosport .would love to hear from you if you are related .x
Arthur Rowden   02/03/2018 14:42 Harlow, Essex, UK.
Has anyone any record of Maureen J Rowden b1938 (Sept.46). She is my only cousin on the Rowden side of the family. I believe she married Roy S Leach in 1958 in West Ham. He may have remarried in 1968 in Newham
Margaret Duke nee Rowden   19/10/2017 00:20 Orpington, kent, England.
I am looking for any relatives of John sometimes called Jack Rowden born1897 in Plumsted London and married Maud Price. My father was his brother Arthur. Their mother was Helen Bird and their father was Augustus John Rowden. They were living in Maryon Rd Chalton when they died.
Johne883   14/08/2017 00:25 Oakland, ypuritoo, USA.
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Marie Mackenzie   21/02/2016 09:55 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
My Grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Rowden born 1890 Prestwich Manchester she is shown under the sept of Broughton Hampshire. She married Magno Mastretucci in 1910 Bury Lancs, they had several children who all died in infancy except one, Nora Mastretucci born 1912. Mary E Rowdens second marriage was to my Grandfather John Claypole in 1918 at Rochdale Lancs, they had three daughters Mary, Edith and Kathleen, my mother was Kathleen Claypole. Info may be of use to someone out there, thanks
eileenvaughan   04/05/2015 23:30 romford, essex, united kingdom.
Have just done my mum's ancestery side of the family and jasper rowden is my 7th great grandfather.
Paul Rowden   25/04/2015 09:55 Southampton, Hampshire, England.
I am trying to trace a Paul Rowden, date of Birth 20th April 1964, He will have just turned 51 years of age. Born to Christina and Tony Rowden, Southampton or Portsmouth. Thank you, Peter
kenny rowden   24/11/2014 15:04 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
hello family ken here , dublin based , looking for joy rowden in new zealand
andrew thomas rowden   22/11/2014 17:35 bristol, avon, uk.
hi im andrew my dad is david his dad was s tanley and his mum was mable .i have married shelley french 2006 we have summer and ocean our daughters if any 1 is doing a tree or wants to talk happy to help
Arthur Rowden   01/11/2014 14:11 Harlow, Essex, UK.
Has anyone any record of Maureen Rowden b1938 (Sept.46). She is my only cousin on the Rowden side of the family
c jamieson   22/10/2014 10:55 .
Does anyone have any information, please on Isabel Rowden, widow - Rowden v Croke re Manor of Ibberton, Dorset (Reference UK National ARchives 1558-1579)?
Graham Rowden   03/09/2014 20:39 Beverley, E.Yorks, uk.
Cyril Osborne Rowden passed away on 30/6/2014 emma louise Rowden married, now emma louise fell zoe ann Rowden married, now zoe ann topham
Cyril Osborne rowden   05/07/2014 20:11 Tunbridge wells, Kent, Uk.
Cyril passed away on 30/07/2014
Sarah Smith   05/06/2013 19:37 Kinross, UK.
Greetings, I am looking for information on Lilian Dorothy Rowden, b 1920 in Portsmouth. She maried my great uncle, Edward Arthur Winter, in Oxford in 1943. Sadly he died in 1946. I am wondering what happened to her! Thanks
Alex Rowden   15/05/2013 18:44 Portsmouth, Hampshire , United Kingdom .
Hiya my name is Alex rowden im 20 years old and my Dad is Lennard Rowden, both living in Portsmouth, UK! Nice to see there are so many Rowdens that are in touch! Hello everyone!
Jareth Elizabeth Cartner   06/03/2013 20:08 YORK, North Yorkshire, England.
My mother was Winifred Rowden born in Hull 1912,she had sisters Cecelia.Dorrie and a brother Edmund. I know Rowden family came from Galway ,moved to Whitstable,Kent and farmed Oyster beds. My greatgrandad worked on a Whaling ship which came into Hull and thats how the Hull Rowdens came about,actually the original spelling of Rowden is RHODEAN.I hyave just watched Michael Portillo and Captain Jasper Rowden was mentioned ,i presume him to be related somewhere down the line.
Barbara Lewis   27/09/2012 07:48 Kiotari, Rhodes, Greece.
Hi. I am a member of the Heard family who migrated from Bow, Devon to Bermondsey in the 1850's. We have several Rowdon connections. I believe that my Heards go back to Newton St Cyres, due to the unusual name of Andrew Heard, migrating towards Bow around 1700, some via Crediton, but have so far been unable to prove this. I have found a marriage of Robert Heard to Mary Rowdon on the 19th April 1789 at Newton St Cyres The only Mary I can find is Mary 1758 of Thorverton, just over 4 miles from Newton St Cyres. She could have course been a widow. Has any Rowden/Rowdon any connection with Newton St Cyres and do they connect with Bow. Any help would be much appreciated. Barbara Lewis
Lisa   02/09/2012 18:39 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.
Hello I am the daughter of Colin his looking for his blood family his birth name is Sean Patrick rowden he was born 12.06.66 in Toronto hospital and then given up for adoption. We do not no his birth mothers name although we do no he is a twin!
David Rowden   26/06/2012 09:15 Yarm, Cleveland, United Kingdom.
My Question : I am David Rowden, my father was Donald Rowden however, he was adopted. His original surname, and that of his brother who too was adpoted, was Dent. The answer i seek is am I a Rowden or a Dent? Do i follow on from Rowdens or Dent?
David Rowden   26/06/2012 08:21 Yarm, Cleveland, England.
Hi are there any other Rowden's form NE England or Yorkshire
Julie Rowden   22/05/2012 23:47 Berkshire, GB.
Hi Gavin, just visiting your website after some absence and how my Sept has grown! I was looking up your site as I noticed on a well known auction site there is a Rowden WW1 medal (L-9070 CPL. C. ROWDEN E. KENT REGIMENT)and as I'm looking to retrieve my own great grandfather WW1 medals I thought I post it here in case someone from the kent septs view your site frequently and want to try retrieve the medal. Kind Regards
Louise Dyke   17/04/2012 19:53 Sittingbourne, Kent, uk.
Herbert Bruce ROWDEN (1898-1972) Whitstable, Kent married Lucy Hurst one of their daughters was Joyce Rowden who died in 1979 married Harold Dyke died 1982 their youngest son is my husband David Neil Dyke 1963 married 1995 to Louise Langford-thomas 1967 we have 3 daughters Catherine Emily Dyke 1993 Charlotte Lucy Dyke 1996 and Sophie Elizabeth Dyke 2000
louise dyke   17/04/2012 19:03 sittingbourne, kent, england.
hi mu husbands mum was a rowsen her name was Joyce Elizbeth rowden born in whitstable then moved to Rochester when older her father was Herbert rowden any one related out there?
Colin Hart   01/12/2011 16:48 Stroud, Gloucester, England.
Hi all , my birth name was Sean Patrick Rowden , I was born June 12 th 1966 in Toronto , I was then given up for adoption and eventually adopted by a English lady and moved to the uk . Have been trying to locate biological family with zero success , I was born in Toronto general hospital , and although they have records of my Birth , I was put up for adoption straight away so have no ( or maybe not allowed to give out any info ) about my family , slim chance I know but has any body any idea how I can extend my search ? Thanks
Eleanor   22/11/2011 20:45 Great Brougton, Yorkshire, England.
Woah, so many Rowdens! My surname isn't Rowden, but I'm descended from them on my mum's side. What an awesome family! Woop woop :D
Pat Maule   20/11/2011 22:14 St.Thomas, ON, Canada.
Looking for Ann M. Rowden b. 1951, parents Joyce M. Maule and Charles Peacock, and who married Robert C. Rowden in 1976.
Donald Coupland   16/09/2011 13:51 Berkhamsted. , Hertfordshire, England.
Dear Gavin Rowden What a brilliant site.My wife and I were both born in England and we have returned to the UK to live.I am interested in tracing my relatives as we lost touch completely in New Zealand.I found some of my relatives on your site and I am very grateful. My mothers name was Amy Frances Rowden and she was born on the 21st of August 1906 in Whitstable Kent.She married Charles Thomas Coupland in about 1938( I am still researching this data) I am Donald Coupland (Born 25/01/1946 and I have a sister Maureen Anne (Born 02/03/1943) My father left us when I was 3 months old.We were living at No.3 Kensington Gardens in Brighton. We moved to New Zealand in August 1950 when I was 4 years old.I think the entry for Winifred Rose Annie Rowden 1909-1917 is my mothers younger sister. My mother told us her sister fell and knocked her head on the footpath and unfortunately died, but the age of 8 fits her life timeline which I recall my mother mentioning. Amy passed away on the 14th June 1996 of natural causes aged 89 in Turama Resthome in Auckland. Thank you for making this site available. Kind regards Don Coupland 122 Chiltern Park Avenue Berkhamsted Hertfordshire HP4 1EZ Phone: 01442-865506 Mob:07552884826
Julia Bryan   27/06/2011 00:47 Sheffield, Yorkshire, U.K.
Hi According to my Grandfather's birth certificate (1890) his mother was Louise (Louisa?)Lawrence nee Rowden. His father was William Lawrence, an electro type printer born in 1854. I have not been able to find a record of their marriage. In the 1991 census William is living with his son (my grandfather) age 1 with a family called Linham and he is described as a widower. My Grandfather was born at Senegal Road and the registration district is St. Paul Deptford, London. Does anyone have a Louise/a Rowden in their family tree? ANY information will be helpfull as I have a mystery to clear up! Julia
Luke rowden   18/05/2011 09:49 Whitstable, Kent, England. message
Keith Browning   19/04/2011 20:29 Povoa de varzim, Portugal.
My Rowden links go back to Joel Rowden from Steeple Langford in the 1600s. Wiltshire record office has many Rowden wills that go back even further. Some are available online. The family were yeoman farmers and seemed to own large parcels of land to the west of Salisbury. Several diverse locations are mentioned in two of the wills. Sheep farming hit hard times which is why the family migrated to neighbouring towns. Sarah Rowden, born 1700 married John Cooper in Warminster in 1719 and that is my line. Sarah had a sister who married John Cooper's brother. The Coopers were also natives of the Langford villages but i haven't managed to take them back earlier. Unfortunately the parish records for Little Langford were lost/destroyed before 1700. There is still plenty more out there to unearth.
Sade hamilton (real family name: sluter)   04/04/2011 12:29 .
Hello my name is Sade Hamilton and I'm looking for a PETER ROWDEN born around 1945-1950 in the month of October on the 3rd/4th. if anyone knows of this person id extremely appreciate if u could get back to me.... thanks please contact me on my email adress
Ian Stone   28/02/2011 19:58 Lutton, Devon, DEvon, UK.
Roger ROWDEN m Elizabeth STONE Crediton 9 March 1735 I believe my ancester Elizabeth STONE married Roger in 1735, but stuck on her just have her parents names (Samuel And Elizabeth. Any hlp/tips would be grat
Linda Siddall nee Rowden   29/01/2011 16:03 Swindon, Wilts, UK.
Hi just found your site and am very interested in my family name, this site is great,
Arthur Rowden   28/12/2010 16:55 Harlow, Essex, UK.
William Rowden b1801 Horningsham, Wiltshire I have birth certificate for William's son William b1843 and it shows his father as out of business formerly a licenced victualler, possibly the Ham and Windmill London W1 living at no. 1 Green Dragon Yard, Norton Folgate London E. I have a William on the 1841 census as being a porter with an Elizabeth not Jane as his wife I suspect this may be may be the wrong census record. Does anyone have any info on William being in the licenced trade
Arthur Rowden   16/11/2010 13:30 Harlow, Essex, UK.
Ref: Rebecca Louisa Rowden (formerly Sellen) born 1843. I can't find Rebecca (sometimes her christian names were reversed) on the 1881 census, also her husband William and son William Henry. I can find them on all other censuses but not this one - can anyone help please? Many thanks
Michael Dale   24/10/2010 17:31 Norwich, Norfolk, England.
I am trying to find a Paul Rowden who in the 1970's lived in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk whilst his dad was stationed at the USAF base at Middlenhall or Lakenheath. Returned to the USA in 1978 I think to Arizona. Was my freind at St Louis Middle School between 1974 and 1978. Would now be 45. would be grateful for any help.
Carol nee Rowden   12/10/2010 17:15 London, UK.
I must be the only Rowden mongrel out there !. I was born dad was Jack Rowden and came from Exeter Devon, but moved to South Wales when his mother re-married......he had one sister Emily. This was in 1903 so he must have moved there as a small boy. The only thing I know about my grand-mothers husband was that he was called Mr. Drew........can anyone help me at all ?
neil morgan   17/08/2010 23:08 swansea, glamorgan, wales.
gerald rowden , newport gwent, if you read this could you post your new e-mail address, I have family that trace back to llanwit major and porthcawl (newton) , regards neil
Nan Jones   15/07/2010 06:15 Bellevue, Barry County, Michigan, United States.
James Rowden - looking for information on James Rowden (sometimes listed as James Spencer Rowden), born March 1, 1829 in England, location unknown. He immigrated to New York state in the mid-1850s, is in 1860 census living in Clifton Park, Saratoga County, NY. He married Hannah (Lawson) Hurley in 1862 in NY and they moved with two children Martha and George to Barry County, Michigan and had two more children James and Frederick.
sade   14/07/2010 21:25 north london, uk, england.
Hello my name is Sade Hamilton and I'm looking for a PETER ROWDEN born around 1945-1950 in the month of October on the 3rd/4th. if anyone knows of this person id extremely appreciate if u could get back to me.... thanks
Arthur Rowden   07/07/2010 14:29 Harlow, Essex, UK.
I'm trying to add to my tree - does anyone have any details for my cousin Maureen Rowden, daughter of Ernest Frederick Rowden and Harriet Joyner from the Horningsham, Wiltshire tree
Dianne Eaton   26/05/2010 19:46 swansea , west glamorgan, wales.
Hi Gavin. My maiden name is Rowden. My father was called Clive. He had six brothers and one sister. They all lived/live in the Swansea area. I do believe that his father moved to Swansea from the Bridgend area and married my nan. Just to say that i am so happy you took the trouble, time and thought that has gone into this website. It is amazing to find this and you deserve a medal! THANKYOU.
Nicola Walsh   14/04/2010 14:13 Surrey, Uk.
What a fantastic site, I was so excited to find my Grandmother on Sept 25!!!
Nick Rowdene   14/04/2010 07:11 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.
I am one of the rare Rowdene's but believe that I am a Rowden and an extra 'e' was added somewhere along the way. An interesting website. I have seen the name Rowdene in many parts of South Africa but have no idea if connected in some way.
alexandra lyons   15/02/2010 16:26 eastnor, herefordshire, UK.
I would be grateful for any information on Arthur Roger Rowden b 1871 and died 1947. He was the managing agent for Eastnor Castle Estate during the first half of the last century (1900-1950) his son Cuthbert was killed in a flying accident in 1918. Were there any other descendants? Any info gratefully received for a book I am hoping to write about the estate at that time
Jamie Chapter   05/02/2010 17:32 London, London, UK.
Brilliant website - very professional. Jamie Chapter (
Maurice Pyman   17/12/2009 10:13 Bridgwater, Somerset, England.
Congratulations to Gavin for producing such an extesive and professional website.I am reseaching the early years of my grandfather, Robert Rowden OBE, mariner. In particular his connection with the sailing ship Forrest Hall, on which he was an apprentice commencing 1903-1904,at the age of 17. The ship was later wrecked off New Zealand in 1909,and the crew saved,but was he still with her then? Also any other information regarding his career would be gratefully received. Cheers, MP
Mark Rowden   03/02/2009 15:45 Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
This is the family crest that comes up the most in searches,
Mark Rowden   03/02/2009 15:40 Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
Hello, Has anyone found what they believe to be the correct coat of arms or family crest?
Alexander   24/11/2008 13:52 .
Hi grandad showing school mates the cool site
Roger Rowden   16/10/2008 21:04 ROMFORD, ESSEX, United Kingdom.
Hi, well i never expected so many rowdens , i have never come across any other than family , my farther james henry son of frederick nippard (1876-1934) has always lived in the east side of london ,like his farther before him , frederick was a boss lighterman on the river , a lighter man had the job of rowing barges up and down the river , they were skilled men knowing the ebb and flow to use the power of the river to move goods , the rest of his sons i think all worked in or around the docks as my dad was a steveadoor , not just a docker ,steverdoors worked on the ships dockers worked on the dockside, i would love to know where nippard came from as by the look of it its not a family name and where did the farther william rowden?(1801-1858) come from before horningsham.?
Avis Hardcastle Kirwi   10/09/2008 11:26 London, UK.
I am the oldest of five children. My mother was Elizabeth Jane Rowdon, married to Paul Herman Hardcastle. She was the youngest child of Frank Elmer Rowdon and Jennie Abbott Rowdon. All four are deceased for some long time now. I am friends to some cousins on my mother's side and have been asked to check on a relative, Gavin Rowdon, from Chumleigh, UK since I am much times in the UK myself. It would be great if Gavin could contact me and we exchange family anecdotes, etc.
stephanie bacon   29/08/2008 05:55 burnley, lancashire, england.
hello, my grandmother is the julia elizabeth v (violet) rowden of maryon road, charlton, kent. born in jan 1901. she appears in the steeple langford list. i am not sure how many brothers or sisters she had or of their correct names but i remember talk of a fred and dorrie and florrie. she went on to get married and took the name layfield and moved to lancashire. she died in burnley general hospital on june 13th 1983 at the age of 82.
donna clarke   23/08/2008 18:08 london, london, united kingdom.
Hi, I am trying to trace Peter Rowden who knew the Sluter family of Archway in the early Seventies. He would have been born around 1946 and lived on Wolsely Avenue and used to drink in the Bird in Hand on Park Road, Crouch End. Any help appreciated. Thanks!
zena doyle nee rowden   04/08/2008 14:05 oakham, rutland, uk.
i am zena have sister helen left middlesborough middle 50s,would love to get in touch with relations,cousin jim or nan was bridget ,and grandad athur,use to live in lincoln st.lost touchin 50s thank you zena.
james dickson   17/07/2008 18:09 Kilsyth, Scotland.
I have a manuscript collection of devotional material dated around 1677. It belonged to the family of Walter Rowdon and mentions his family tree including Thomas Rowdon his son and Thomas's wife Elizabeth and sons
Jill   16/07/2008 07:30 Warwickshire, England.
I am looking for the parents of Grace Rowdon who married Samuel Norman in 1744 at Zeal Monachorum, Devon. I wondered if anyone may have more information on her.
matt rowden   04/05/2008 08:55 bognor regis, west sussex, england.
there is quite a large rowden family in west sussex
Suzannah Foad   10/02/2008 16:00 Kent.
Whitstable Rowden's I have a Stray Mary Rowden I am trying to find parents for. She married a John Allen in 1776. I would guess her birth year to be 1756-9. Can anyone help.
samantha rowden   05/02/2008 14:18 Woodley, Reading, Berks, UK.
samantha rowden   02/02/2008 21:56
Hi to all Rowdens out there in the world. i am looking to see if there was any Rowden's out there same where who knows about the family tree and any who lives in Berkshire UK?
michael rowden   01/02/2008 17:32 south shields, tyne * wear, england.
Nice to see a few people from south shields here :) it seems like most of the rowdens are from down south near london or where ever else. ROWDENS RULE !
roger rowden   10/10/2007 09:29 knoxville, tn, u.s.a.
I was just wandering about the Rowden name. Does the Rowden name have a code of arms or anything like that? This is so cool, cause over here in America my name is so rare. It's good to see that I have a whole new "family" over seas.
Antony Rowden James   26/09/2007 16:43 Maesteg, Mig Glam, UK.
My middle name is Rowden, it has been handed down thro' familly as far back as my grandfather John Rowden James
Adrian Rowden King   19/09/2007 14:59 Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Britain.
My middle name is Rowden, my dads middle name is Rowden and so too was his dads. Not sure how far back this goes.
Nicola Rowden   16/08/2007 14:37 Oswestry, Shropshire, UK.
looking for family history
Helen   31/07/2007 15:28
My great-grandfather was married to Cecilia Frances Perry, daughter of Frances (b Stapleford) and James Perry. I believe these to be Frances Rowden (b.1848) and James Perry 1817-79), on your pedigree chart. Can pass on info. if you do not have it.
Stephen Keith Rowden   15/07/2007 20:49 Margate, Kent, UK.
Hello. My ex-wife said that she had visited this site and told me of it. You may remember that she told you that the family had originated in the area of Kingston upon Thames. If any further information, limited as it is,is of use to you then please e-mail me as above. I have visited the hamlet of Rowden near Bromyard, Worcs. The local history of the area shows that a John Townley de Rowden owned the Manor Of Rowden from c1321. This passed down the family until 1721 when the last and female of the line passed the Manor to Daughter Anne Barnaby (1665 - 1772). Still in the area are Rowden Manor, Rowden Mill and Rowden Abbey. A beautifully preserved G.W.R railway Station, complete with tracks, Rowden Mill Station, is now a private dwelling. Locally, Rowden means a rough hill.
debra rowden   12/07/2007 22:00 whitstable, kent, england.
very interesting site i marrid a rowden and although whitstable is full of rowdens he was shocked when he moved here as he can only trace his line to kingston-upon-thames
Adam Rowdon   21/06/2007 22:41 Hemel Hempstead, Herts, England.
Hi, I was just browsing the internet and a friend told me to search my own name, something I havent done before. The first that popped up was this one. Ive been intrigued ever since. Well all afternoon actually. Looks like youve spent a lot of time researching the family name and is something I wanted to do for a while. Well anyway just to let you know that you have me on the list. My father is Brian Rowdon and mother is Patricia Weeks. I noticed you havent got my sister Coral Krystal Rowdon DOB 13 10 82 also many of cosuins arent on there. But Id love to help if you would like to contact me.
Colin James Rowdon   13/05/2007 23:22 Haverhill, Suffolk, England.
Hi Gavin.
Gareth Edwards   19/03/2007 12:59 plymouth, devon, uk.
Hi, Directed here by Gavin who is married to my 2nd cousin, Sally. Great site, well impressed (wonder if there's an Edwards site out there......).
David Moody   13/03/2007 20:56 France.
One of my ancestors, William Kervill of Redlynch, Wilts, was John Rowden of Faulston, Bishopstone, Wilts. brother-in-law, John Rowden having married his sister Susannah.
Tania Rowden   07/03/2007 21:07 Plymouth, Devon, England.
I am in the seasalter Rowdens and I have changed my email address- please can you update
David Rowden   25/02/2007 11:37 Cleveland, .
There is a branch of the Rowdens on Cleveland
stewart rowden   02/02/2007 10:21 south shields, engkand, tyneandwear.
the rowden in south shields are the best like.i emmigrated to sydney australia 12 years ago were the beer is cold.and the sea is blue .no shopping trolleys in the water?to get in touch hit the above link
Lola   17/01/2007 13:30 Boston, Boston, USA.
Hi, the site is great, Keep it UP!!!
Arthur Rowden   16/01/2007 19:36 Harlow, Essex, UK.
Ref Bethnal Green Rowdens
Paul   29/11/2006 15:34 .
Hi all just found the site
Allana chick   04/11/2006 11:58 launceston, cornwall, england.
I was born a Rowden and have recently married.I originally came from Okehampton Devon,great to hear theres sooooo many Rowdens out there!!!!!
Dominic Neagle   30/10/2006 13:22 Kedington, UK.
Hi Gavin,
Ray Rowdon   29/10/2006 20:43 Haverhill, Suffolk, G.B.
Hi Gavin,
andrew rowden   03/10/2006 19:42 rochdale, lancs, england.
please don,t hessitate to contact me aboutanything rowden related
andrew rowden   29/09/2006 20:56 rochdale, lancs, england.
i would like to hear from anymore rowdens around the world
HELLO GAVIN,It has been a long time since last I visited this site.You have certainly made a vast difference to it,for the better I might add.Hope you and the family are all keeping well.Ray Rowdon.
Len Rowden   21/09/2006 09:02 Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK.
Hi Gavin, Thank you for your Email on DNA I will be thinking about it on my holiday, that's in 2 days time. I see I have a lot of amendments to make on my Steeple Langford site. You have been busy. Regards to your family. Will be back...LEN.
Tracy Rowden   18/09/2006 12:02 manchester, lancashire, england.
hello very interesting site!
A R Elliott   05/09/2006 19:04 High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 7PJ, England.
Thank you for all the work. I have information on the descendants of Susannah Rowden (1798-1885) my direct ancestor. There are several gravestones including Richard Rowden and his wife Susannah at Chilmark Parish Church and a book containing the memorial inscriptions.
Jareth Elizabeth Cartner   15/08/2006 14:50 YORK, North Yorks, .
very interesting, found my grt grandfather Edmund Henry Rowden, still can`t find his parents, my grt grandmother
Gloria Olive Newton nee Rowden   22/07/2006 16:16 Caerphilly, South Wales.
I am trying to start a family tree and will be grateful for any information about my father's family. My father was Frank Cecil Rowden born 1905. He married Ivy Charlotte Green. I have a brother Alan Rowden.My father had two brothers Percival and Archibold. Percy lived in Mitcham Surrey and had one son Eric who had a haulage firm in Devon. We know that there are members of the Rowden family in Swanea South Wales (Hughes) and in or around Tiverton Devon. Archie had two daughters. My son John who is working in Aktau near the Caspian sea was born on my father's birthday 9th Feb and he has been experiencing uncanny feelings that he must found out about his family!! so any help will oblige.
Pete   12/07/2006 19:15 Plymouth, Devon, England.
I live in a rowden ! Long Rowden to be precise. allways wondered what it stood for. Now i Know. When people ask why it is not a street or road i can tell them. Cheers.... !
Laura Rowden   13/06/2006 14:41 Portsmouth, UK.
Hi i just wanted to let you know that i have been doing some research and i have found out that my family line can be traced back to Portsmouth from about 1627. I am still looking into it and if you want any info just contact me on the address above.
Julie Scoines   25/04/2006 20:03 Ashburton, Devon, UK.
Hi there - what a wonderful website. Such a lot of hard work has gone into this masterpiece well done.
Leonard Rowden   19/04/2006 12:47 Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England.
Hi Gavin just to let you know I have changed my E address. I still call in now and again to see how things are. Regards to all the family. Len.
Laura Rowden   09/03/2006 11:31 Swansea Wales, uk, wales. message
Jules Ray   27/02/2006 19:57 sidcup, kent, England.
Hi,My Grandfather was Frederick Nippard Rowden, and I was also told that we originated from Spain. I would love to hear from any one who knows more. I saw a previous comment, but it was back in 1998.
Aishling Rowden   12/02/2006 17:56 Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. message
Ben Harley rowden   09/02/2006 21:13 Swansea, United kingdom, Wales.
Hey im Ben rowden im 13 years old and i cant belive that theres and entire web site about us.
jean pritchard   27/01/2006 10:49 edinburgh, lothian, britain.
jean pritchard   27/01/2006 10:48 edinburgh, lothian, britain.
Alex Rowden   22/01/2006 19:06 Sheffield, .
Great website, thank you. I am related to the Bow family of Rowdens through Robert Rowden (b.1838) and William Rowden (b1877). My grandfather; Albert William Rowden was Williams son (b.1904).
Ermelinda Sarzi-Braga Rowden   29/11/2005 18:22 Kingston, Surrey, UK.
I didn't know that my mother's family went as far back as the fourteenth century! Linda Sarzi Braga
Mark Dawson   18/11/2005 13:44 Bromley, Kent, England.
My great-great grandmother was Sarah Ann Jane Rowden born on 28 October 1850 in Whitstable Kent. She married Alfred Mann. Does anyone know when and where she died? I am working on my family tree.
Daniel Rowden   14/11/2005 15:48 Taunton, Somerset, England.
Hi, just came across this site today. I found it fascinating so i thought i would add myself to the guest book! I'm 21 and live in Somerset, in South West England.
martin rowden   24/10/2005 23:10 petersfield, hampshire, england.
fantastic site, trying to track down a family tree i am son of rodger born in the haslemere area(b 1950), grand son of john (b 1930) , great grand son of edwin born in the newbury area (b1900)if anyone can shed any light on my family past
Ken Rowden   04/10/2005 12:18 Lutterworth, Leicestershire, UK.
I am 64 - my father was William Rowden. Frederick Nipphard (or Nipperd) Rowden was born 18.09.1876. His father was William Henry Rowden and his mother was Louisa Rebecca Rowden nee Sellen (or Selling). Has anyone any information on these people please?
Louise Rowden Kolbeinsen   17/09/2005 15:21 Weston-super-;are, Englnd.
Fabulous site, and I find it very moving to see my name mentioned and where I fit in to one of the Rowden family trees.
justin rowden   16/08/2005 21:33 basildon, essex, england.
Hi just to add me name to this
Mackenzie Crook   25/07/2005 11:51 London, Uk.
Dear Family Rowden, I am currently writing a script for a movie based around the story of a notorious band of criminals and highwaymen known as 'The Essex Gang' that terrorised London's suburbs in the early 18th century. It is an incredible story of early organised crime and one of the central figures in the story, and one who escaped capture for a long time was Thomas Rowden. He was eventually apprehended, sentenced to hang and then reprieved and deported to America. He will have arrived in Virginia in the fall of 1738. Does anyone know what might have happened to him after that? Was he the Thomas Rowden who then settled in Philadelphia? If anyone can help I would be grateful. Sincerely M Crook.
Anthony David Rowden   24/07/2005 18:58 Porthcawl, Bridgend, Wales.
Very enlightening site. I am impressed with the research undertaken and thank you for the informative read.
anita   16/06/2005 16:57 north sheilds, newcastle, united kingdom.
hello i was browsing thro sept 1 and noticed the updates ,can anyone tell me how i can find out what these updates are . thankyou
john rowden   10/06/2005 23:07 whitstable, kent, england.
my grandparents were harold and lilian and my parents are anthony and jennifer .all rowden's and proud of it .now there is another addition to the family buddy rowden ,my beautiful son.big up all the rowdens.
Stacey Halford-Jones   02/06/2005 13:55 Leicester, UK.
Anyone from Sept 61 please get in touch. Thanks Stacey
Paul Smith   24/05/2005 12:04 UK, .
Great site, well made. thanks.
bob   19/05/2005 10:19 .
great stuff!
tom rowden   28/04/2005 19:17 norwich, norfolk, england.
I am 9 and my relatives come from america, australia, hong kong and essex(in england).
Kirsty Rowden   22/04/2005 16:07 Lutterworth, Leicestershire, UK.
my parents are colleen and ken rowden, my dad came from London originally from Kingston upon Thames, but they moved to hampshire with his job where my parents had me on 2nd September 1971, we then moved on to Leicestershire when i was 6 years old i now have 4 children myself, but unfortunately they have a different surname now cause i got married
Rebecca Frances Rowden   11/04/2005 12:52 Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
hi, i'm in this list along with my mum dad and brother anties etc. in sept1 I found this quite interesting to see there are so many people in my family and that you have dated it way back, do you want anything else to go in this i.e. pictures?
jane   03/04/2005 16:57 England.
Hi I'm interested in how the Weldrick surname got from Yorkshire to Devon and then across to Dublin. I have them in Dublin from 1749 - anyone with any interest in the surname (Weldrake, Wheldrick/drake or any variation) anywhere please get in touch Thanks
Nicholas Rowdene   06/03/2005 11:33 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK. message
angela thompson   02/03/2005 14:57 wirral, merseyside, u.k.
An excellent family history site.
ROWDEN   27/02/2005 13:41 HULL, UK.
Marija   15/02/2005 23:50 Zagreb, Croatia.
Hi! I'm looking for my friends DIANA LEKA from Croatia. Before few years she's married for someone from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England and only what I know that she is now DIANA ROWDEN and they works on a big boat and travels around the world. If someone of you know her please reply. I'm sorry if my english is not very good.
Julie Rowden   09/02/2005 20:01 Berkshire, UK.
Hi Gavin Just keeping up with your website updates. Love the old photo's that some families are able to provide. I am still making slow progress with my Rev James Rowden ancester but think I have now found the missing wife! just need to prove it. Kind Regards Julie
Mrs Frances Helen McArthur   16/01/2005 12:30 Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.
I've only just discovered your web page through my cousin in America, Kris Fetter. Maybe I'll have something useful to contribute in the future but I've yet to read your entire web page!!!! My grandad was Harry (Henry) Rowden of Dublin. Thanks for all your work. Frances McArthur
Hilary Saunders   08/01/2005 16:54 Frimley, Surrey, England.
Very interested in your site. Have found that Grandma is Mary Elizabeth Rowden but unfortunately cannot find a marriage for her to a Richard William Squires.
MELISSA ROWDEN   28/12/2004 22:49 Whitstable, Kent, England.
Well hello to all Rowden's in America. I'm from WHITSTABLE in England, which is where the sur-name Rowden came from over 450 years ago. There are still a few of us here but most spread all over England. and it is quite unbelievable that there are so many of us in the states. Does any one think they have relations in the uk? if not I would still love to see where you all are around the world. Take care and have fun what ever your major. with best wishes MELISSA ROWDEN
MELISSA ROWDEN   28/12/2004 22:32 Whitstable, kent, england.
hello looking for any ROWDEN who came from Whitstable. My ancester is CYBERT ROWDEN any one related to him you are also related to me. There is also Elenor Rowden who is my great great grandmother get in contact.
Stacey Halford   21/12/2004 13:54 Leicester, England.
Havent been in touch for some time. I am still interested in looking up my family though. From the south shields area- Grand-daughter of Richard Kellers Rowden (1 of 9 children) and Sheila Mary Rowden (nee Mann) Have got back to 1790 so far.
Glen Rowden   05/12/2004 03:36 London, UK.
Married life is wicked!!
Anthony David Rowden   04/12/2004 22:33 North Cornelly, Bridgend, Wales.
I did not know there were so many of us in these countries. Nice to know there are. Hope everyone is well. Thanks for the enlightenment.
Ted Rowden   30/11/2004 16:00 Albox, Almeria, Spain.
Hi to all Rowden's who know me. Just got new e-mail address and found very interesting information so far re my cousin's Susan (Mather) and Alan in New Zealand. Anybody who knows me please reply.
melissa, lewis and luke rowden   26/11/2004 20:27 Whitstable, Kent, England.
Hi Tayla it's us just saw your message and thought we would say hello. It's weird to know there are so many Rowden's in the country. Is there any other Melissa Rowden's out there?
Peter, Cherie, Troy and Tayla rowden   23/11/2004 13:52 whitstable, kent, england.
if there is any other person with the last name rowden and the first name tayla get in touch with me n this web site is really good luvyaz all tay xxxxxxxxxx
Michael Rowden   12/10/2004 19:38 southampton, Hampshire, England.
Im a 14 year old boy who wants to get in touch with anybody of the same age as me whos name is also Rowden
Michael Rowden   12/10/2004 19:27 southampton, Hampshire, England.
im a ROWDEN woo hoo
mark george rowden   01/10/2004 17:11 southampton, england, hamphire. message
Gemma Mathers   22/09/2004 18:09 Gateshead, UK.
My mam is susan (somewhere up the list) hello mam. Her dad, my grandfather was born in 1925 and was called Walter Rowden, he had eight kids 3 girls and 5 boys so the rowden name will live on. Hello to any body who knows me xx
Antony Rowden James   14/09/2004 08:35 Maesteg, Mid Glam, UK.
Rowden is my middle name, I have often wondered of it's origin. Your website most enlightning. It has been passed down through my family as a middle name my is third generation to own it. (as far as I'm aware)
Kim Rowden   25/08/2004 23:09 Stockport, Manchester, Cheshire, UK.
Hi All!! Another addition to the Rowden Massive! I'm Kimberley Rowden, born August 1986. Anyone know me??? haha Farther MArk Leslie Rowden, Linda Rowden (now benstead- Auntie) Daniel Rowden (Uncle) Rose Rowden (Grandma) Leslie Rowden (Grandad) Any Ideas??
lisa   18/08/2004 21:03 london , uk, england.
i dey brother rowden is the best name in da world
Geoff Rowden   04/08/2004 21:02 Tugby, LEICESTERSHIRE, UK.
Up date Peter Charles Rowden(b1964) Married Siobhan Mulholland 1998 Children Charles(b1999) Harry(b2002)
Geoff Rowden   04/08/2004 20:48 Tugby, LEICESTERSHIRE, UK. message
Lynne Stanley/Phil Rowding   01/08/2004 21:51 Telford, Shropshire, UK.
We are researching the Rowding surname who originated from Sheffield.
John Bevan   14/07/2004 00:18 London, UK.
Interested in any divers in the family
Julie Scoines   08/07/2004 16:17 Ashburton, Devon, UK.
I have just discovered I am descended from Jane Rowden who married Roger Wollacot in Zeal Monachorum 23 May 1743 as well as Mary Rowden who married Augustine Western July 26 1761 at Nymet Tracey. I will be pleased to hear from any fellow descendants!
Gillian Rowden   03/06/2004 12:23 Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
Hello again last visited in 2000! doesnt time fly! i have a new e-mail now. there are now some Rowdens in Almeria, Spain as my parents moved there over 3 yrs ago and hopefully i will be too soon. are there anymore of us in Spain?
mark rowden   24/05/2004 18:59 southampton, hampshire, england. message
Matt Rowdon   21/05/2004 15:19 Bristol, UK.
ROWDON'S RULE THE WORLD - But Rowden's are okay too!! Seriously though, let's get together and TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!! HOOO HA HA HA HAAAAA!!!!
hayley rowden   04/05/2004 11:31 essex.
i love my surname, i am so proud to be a rowden, that previous girl has no respect
Jo Humphrey   04/05/2004 11:21 Upminster, Essex, UK.
This surmane sucks
David Rowden   20/04/2004 16:54 Swindon, Wiltshire, England.
Hello all, what a fascinating site
Hayley Rowden   31/03/2004 07:58 Swansea, Swansea,
Hi Gavin Just to inform you that my email has changed. Keep up the good work.
Jessica Rowden   24/03/2004 18:38 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.
Hello..I Jessica Rowden, my brother is Connor who is below! Didn't know there were so many Rowdens, or infact another Jessica Rowden! Was wandering how much you could tell me about my origins? Moris Rowden in Torquay was my Grandfather..........
Julie Scoines   21/03/2004 10:02 Ashburton, Devon, UK.
Hi there, I have just seen you are researching a Vilven/Westaway marriage. I would be grateful if you can get in touch so I maybe able to help? I am researching both these names in the North Tawton/Exbourne/Sampford Courtenay/Broadwood kelly areas but have never connected the two together.
Connor Rowden   20/03/2004 18:58 Nottingham, .
I live in Nottingham and i am trying to make a family tree related to James Rowden(approx 1820-?) Can any of the Sussex or Torquay Rowdens get in touch.
Stephanie   11/03/2004 12:32 Birmingham, Mids, UK.
Hi all, Just passing through. Came across you off a link on another site. Nice site. Regards Stephanie
Stan Rawdon   03/03/2004 17:27 Hursley, Hampshire, England.
Will the Rowdens living at Middlesbrough please conact me via email Stan Rawdon
Elizabeth Newington   03/03/2004 11:12 Worthing, Sussex, England.
My mother is a Rowden, and my uncle, David Rowden (Sydney, Australia) has done a great deal of research into our family tree. It currently traces back to 1655 with Jasper Rowden, a long line of Thomas's and Jasper's follows. Most of the tree is located in and around Kent, England with known branches in New Zealand and Australia by the 1800s of which little is known. Anyone interested in my uncle's research, I will pass on your details.
Stanley Rawdon   27/02/2004 17:42 Hursley, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
I have found during my many years of research into the Rawdon name that Rowden is one of its many variants. It originated fron the place Rawdon near to Leeds in Yorkshire but found that from 1560 that my family lived in Lincolnshire and there were 100s in the county until the mid 18th century Stan
Rowden   21/01/2004 15:34 Crickhowell, Powys, Wales UK.
I can add further info on the SUNDERLAND page: John Robert Rowden (1918 - 1977)m.1944 May Elizabeth Brazier (1925 - 2000) 5) Alan John Rowden (1946 - ) m.1973 Patience Mary Litson (1949 - ) 6) Laura Helen Rowden (1976 - ) 6) Elizabeth Alice Rowden (1979 - ) 5) Linda Christine Rowden (1952 - ) m. Roger Whyld 1972 (div.) 5) Philip James Rowden (1958 - ) m. 1989 Jacqueline Watts (div.) I'm fascinated by your web-site (my sister Linda unearthed it) - we didn't realise there were so many Rowdens! I shall continue to follow progress. Thanks Alan Rowden
Jason Paul Rowden   14/01/2004 17:11 Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England.
Hi to all those Rowdens out there. My name is Jason Paul Rowden. I am 35 and was born in Middlesbrough. My father was Matthew Joseph Rowden.
Tania Milburn nee Rowden   06/01/2004 22:31 Plymouth, Devon, UK.
Hi, my Dad is Vincent Rowden and his brother is called Dennis. We all come from Middlesbrough although Dennis moved around a lot, now lives abroad. I think their father was called Sandy. My brother Michael has a son, Connor so the name goes on!
nigel martin rowden   22/12/2003 23:48 exeter, devon, england.
Merry christmas to everyone who is called Rowden. I wanted to be the first Rowden to say that this year, Because i cant think anything else to write. Sorry. rowdy roddy are you to do with the cyderdelics
Jonny Rowden   04/12/2003 11:44 Totnes, Devon, England.
Word is born to the south west Rowden massive. Rowdy Roddy Rowden, keep the Rowden gay scene alive! The Rowden surname will never cease to exist, even if I have to adopt a monkey to be my successor. Big love, play nice.
Shaun Rowden   25/11/2003 23:15 Exeter, Devon, England.
Born and bred in exeter. Lived here most of my life. Brother,Father and Grandfather were born here, and my three children also.
angela thompson   23/11/2003 20:03 birkenhead, merseyside, u,k.
My great,great grandfather,s name was archibald roden his father was called james roden they were i think born in devon he married jessie pearse in st thomas in 1875 and they had a child before marriage also called archibald roden born 1874 in rackfield do you think these could be connected to rowdens.
Anna Rowden   21/11/2003 17:45 Marnhull, Dorset, England.
rowden is the best surname ever!!!!!
Tony Rowden   03/11/2003 20:38 Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.
Hi, I got back from Devon yesterday and had no knowledge of the place called Rowden. We will be sure to go there next time. We are Kentish Rowdens originally and have just been linked to the Somerset Rowdens according to the Rowden Website?
Kate Rowden   29/10/2003 15:57 Guildford, Surrey, UK.
Was interested in see where my roots came from. My father was born in Devon.
Ken Ripper   27/10/2003 19:59 Ware, Hertfordshire, England.
Alice Annie Rowden (1876-1951) m Thomas Hodge (1872-1935), the son of Samuel Hodge (b1825), the son of Samuel Hodge (1793-1881), the son of Samuel Hodge (b1761). This eldest Samuel is Teresa Ripper's (my wife) 5xGt Gfather. Love to know more about Alice's later family. Love to be able to add to your knowledge of Hodge ancestry if interested.
Arthur J. Pearson-Coleman   17/10/2003 12:39 Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, U.K..
Hi Gavin, Since I last accessed your site my e.mail address has changed, please note. My name on your site (about 2 years ago) has produced distant relatives from all over. Many,many thanks. Improvements to your site are excellent!! Arthur P.Coleman.
susan mathers (nee rowden)   11/10/2003 21:27 gateshead, tyne & wear, england.
i lost touch with my brother who emigrated to new zealand about thirty years ago found him on the rowden website and are in email contact fantastic site!
David Robert Rowden   21/09/2003 23:02 Swansea, Wales, united kingdom.
Hello!my father was David Elwyn Rowden, my grandad was also David Watkin Rowden. My mothers name is Diane Rowden. Sadly my father and grandfather have now both passed away. I would be very gratefl for any family information that any fellow Rowdens may have.
Alan Rowden   17/09/2003 14:13 Swindon, Wiltshire, England.
I have my family tree at Whitstable Kent back to 1702 unable to trace a chap name Jasper,who was the first Rowden in Whitstable
anthony   01/07/2003 17:58 bristol avon england
rochelle dowse   11/06/2003 07:48 plymouth no state england
it dosnt say anything on my family
Heather Hennessey   10/06/2003 08:35 Ridderkerk South West Netherlands
I have a large watercolour by Tom Rowden and found your site while researching the artist. It is a really beautiful painting. I would like to hear of any other paintings out there! Mine is of a Highland cattle scene. Very peaceful and beautiful.
Rowdy Roddy Rowden   07/06/2003 10:02 Stozzer G Devon England
I know you James you are one of them Totnes Hippies i am going to come to your town and duff you up.
James Rowden   07/06/2003 09:18 Totnes Devon England
Tim, you're an idiot. Keeping it real for the Rowden massive, aiii!
Barbara Saph   04/06/2003 05:40 Southampton Hants UK
Found your site when I was searching for Stapleford. My interest is because there is a Mary Ann Rowden (father John Rowden mother Louise Northrup) who was married to Arnold Saph on 17/02/1830. Arnold Saph's father was Robert Saph married to Susannah (14/2/1793) in Winterbourne Earls. I believe there is a link between this Robert Saph and the father (This is the brick wall on this line) of James, John and Edwin Saph. Saph's have been in Stapleford since 1600's and from your research it seems as if Rowden is an established name in Sapleford. Any clues or hints would be really really great. All the best Barbara
Candice Rowden   03/06/2003 18:52 Santa Rosa
This is a great site. Thank you for all sharing your family history with us. It is fantastic to be connect by something so special as a name.
Simon Rowden   28/05/2003 20:31 Hayle Cornwall UK
My father is Richard Rowden, born in Dublin 1929. His ancestors in Eire which are quite extensive originated from the Torquay/South Devon area, experts in boat building apparently after the Napoleonic wars, their skills were in great demand in Ireland at that time. I have a book on the subject.
f aston   26/05/2003 08:37 shepton mallet somerset england
I am searching Katherine Sophia Rowden married Henry Wells Foote at St James, Paddington London 1855 her father Francis Rowden. My connection is the Foote family F Ashton UK
graham rowden   25/05/2003 15:31 routh ,beverley eastyorks uk
please check birth records as i have two daughters to add to your records.zoe ann rowden born 5/7/1975 in tunbridge wells.emma louise rowden born 2/10/1977 in beverley east yorks.may i congratulate you on your work and, if i can be of any assistance please ask.
michael miller   20/05/2003 12:53
I am very interested in the marriage of Catherine Duppa shown in your descendancy. It is certain that Catherine was a sister of Sir Thomas Duppa, whose monument is in the North aisle of Westminster Abbey. His Will, made in February 1693/4, mentions three nephews of his, namely Thomas and Richard Rowdon and John Rowdon deceased. I would very much like to know when and where Catherine was born and when and where she married, if you can help me with information on this
Tim Rowden   20/05/2003 09:58 Totnes Devon England
Hello I am Tim, Lord of all Rowdens. I live in England The revolution will not be televised.
Leonard Rowden   15/05/2003 17:18 Kingston upon Thames Surrey England
I signed the Guest Book some time ago stating my family came from the Horsington Somerset area. I know different now having seen this web site. My Email address has changed as you can see. I would be happy to have contact with any one interested in the family of my Grand Father William Wellesley Rowden (1868-1942)of Horsington Somerset. You will find me on the Steeple Langford site.
Clarrie Rowdon   14/05/2003 15:40 Victoria Australia
Hi Gavin...Kept my eyes open for you all over the Carribean,saw everything else.We Aussies came 2nd in our old boat in our group,5th overall in sailing,beat Poms a few times, won the cricket.Then I went up to NY and met my long lost internet US cousins,Millie,Jim,Nathan,Cynthia,Alan
Elaine Commander   29/04/2003 19:14
My paternal grandmother's natural father was James G Rowden, a French Polisher, born circa 1871/2 St Lukes, Middlesex. At the time of her birth in 1903, he was living in Turnpike Lane, Hornsey but moved to Southend-on-Sea later. Has anyone any information on the London Rowdens? I have traced back to a John Rowden of Newgate but need help.
james Rowden   28/04/2003 13:08 Fleet. Hampshire England
I would be interested to know if any other ROWDEN family has used the name JOY as a christian name for the eldest male child.
Russell Fletcher   13/03/2003 08:06 Cambridge UK
Can anyone help. I,m trying to put together some family history of my own,I'm not a Rowden by the way. The Rowdens I am interested in are Major and Mrs Rowden who owned and ran Bromsberrow Court Farm near Ledbury in Herefordshire. They both died in the early or mid seventies and I think the farm has long been sold off. I believe they also owned a garage in the same vicinity Bathon Hill Mechanics (not sure about the spelling). I have no idea if they had any children or other family in the district. My interest is for my own family history as my father was cowman for the Rowdens for many years. Any help or advice would be of great interest and greatly apreciated. Many thanks Russell Fletcher
Lynn Rowden   26/02/2003 17:17 sheffield South Yorkshire England
Rowden is my maiden place of birth is Middlesbrough and my grandparents lived in North Ormsby. My parents are alive and well living in Stockport. I am searching for family background information to compile an album for my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Hayley Rowden-Cooper   19/02/2003 13:58 Swansea. W Glamorgan WALES. UK
Hi Gavin and fellow Rowdens, I have been looking on the net to find a picture or a drawing of the Rowden family crest if there is anyone out there with any information then please get in touch with me. Thank you so much in advance. Great site by the way Gavin.
Hi Gavin,and family.glad to hear you are all keeping well. The Rowden site is coming on leaps and bounds,it really is something to look at .Keep up the good work. We wish you all A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR,and many more of them. IRIS and RAY ROWDON (EX HAVERHILL)
Leonard Rowden   29/12/2002 11:06 Kingston upon Thames Surrey England
I am a direct descendant of William Rowden( -1714) from the Steeple Langford site. Thank you for your Christmas greetings Gavin. Will be happy to share what info I have on my English and Canadian family trees.
andrew rowden   28/12/2002 12:06 bristol avon uk
Richard Rowden   13/11/2002 02:06 swansea west glamorgan wales
rowden is the best name in the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jessica rowden   12/10/2002 09:16 gutenswil zurich switzerland
my dads family comes from middlesbrough
Gerald Rowden   12/10/2002 08:16 Newport Gwent Wales
Our branch of the family came to Porthcawl in 1825 via Llantwit Major c1806 from South Molton, Devon. They have either worked as Carpenters, Millwrights or in Agriculture. The earliest reference to our direct ancestors is on a by law in South Molton dated February 1600 they can then be traced directly from David, who signed the by law, to myself and Amanda Rees (nee Rowden) who is my niece.
Amanda Rees (nee Rowden)   11/10/2002 16:46 Porthcawl Mid Glamorgan UK
It's brilliant to see there are so many of us, I thought we were a rare breed! My fathers name was David, his father was George if your from Porthcawl/Bridgend area I'm sure we're from the same branch of the tree.
Denise Hunt   05/10/2002 11:59
I am descended from Mark Rowden and Ann Vilven via son John (1758) and his daughter Mary Ann (1792) who married William Westaway. I have further info in anyone wants it on that line and on Ann Vilven's line (cannot claim the credit for that research) Mark Rowden was bpt 1717 but no father name in the register, anyone any ideas who his father was? Any help appreciated.
Bledar Isallari   02/09/2002 02:15 Tirana Tirana Albania
I need information, e-mail or telephone on John G. Rawden
Jeremy Rowdon   30/08/2002 02:01
hi, my name is Jeremy Peter Rowdon and I love the website
David Harrison   29/08/2002 07:53 Clitheroe Lancs UK
Very interested in SOE agents (see Am working with Michael Buckmaster on papers his father left. Anything about Diana would be great. I visited Clairvaux les Lacs hoping to find the Pauli or Juif families but no luck. Are you in touch? Best wishes David Harrison
Dee Dobson(Rowden)   29/08/2002 04:58 Durham City England
Hello everyone my family name originates from South Shields England. My grandfather Andrew Rowden had 4 brothers and two sisters. They were the children of Thomas Rowden and Charlotte Matilda Muckells. Love to hear from anyone who has connections. Dee Dobson(Rowden)
Robert Gaff   07/08/2002 07:27 Curis au Mont d'Or Near Lyon France
My mother was born in South Shields, Durham, on 5th May 1909, and christened Beatrice Rowden. She was the daughter of Thomas George and Isabella Rowden. She died on 7th February 1995. Whether they form part of your family, or a distant branch of it,is something you would have to investigate further. If you do, I'd be interested in the results.
Stacey Halford   24/07/2002 01:39 Leicester England
I am looking for any relatives I may have on my mothers side. Her maiden name was Rowden. My grandparents are Richard Kellas Rowden & Sheila Mary Rowden(nee Mann). My Grandad had 9 brothers & sisters- Jimmy/James, John, Wallace, Vincent, Lesley, Eleanor, Mary, May & Jean. Their parents were called James Alexander & Eleanor Rowden (nee Aikenhead). Please email me with any information. Thank You.
Hayley Rowden-Cooper   22/07/2002 14:48 SWANSEA. West Glamorgan Wales.
Hi all Just to let you know that my e-Mail has changed. I would love to hear from any one who is in the sept 25. I look foreward to hearing from you.
Hi Gavin, We moved to HOLLAND ON SEA,CLACTON,on the 4th JAN 2002,It is considerably different to Haverhill.WE have finished all the jobs and alterations that we wanted done and can now relax. We are still in touch with Helene, and Clarrie in Australia,and get quite a few pictures of his travels. Hope you and all your family are keeping well. Yours Iris and Ray Rowdon.
Michelle Schroeder Rowden   06/07/2002 09:03 Wolverhampton West Midlands United Kingdom
Just a quick Hello to all those Rowdens out there. I am part of sept 25. I have just graduated as a Primary School Teacher and looking forward to my summer holidays. I am trying to contact some of my relatives in Saskatoon in Canada possiblt with the surname Nelson. If anyone has any information it would be greatfully recieved.
Shaun Rowden   29/06/2002 23:11 Billingham England
Gavin, who is Anne m Rowden (1965)?. She is shown as my sister. I only know of one sister, Jennifer. Would you like info on my uncle Henry's and aunt Ellen's families? I would love to know who Brigette McCourts Mother was and her Father's (John)date of birth if possible. If you can not find this out for me could you tell me were to start?. I know Brigette's father, John came from Cookstown County Tyrone. I visit Ireland often and would love to investigate futher. If you require more info on the Middlesbrough Rowdens please drop me a line.
Matt rowden   13/05/2002 02:31 Chelmsford Essex England
Im a rowden and im proud of it!Rowdens r cool
Lynn Croucher   12/05/2002 04:16 Hampshire
My interest is Diana Hope Rowden is on a local history basis. Her family lived in the local area and memorials to Diana are in two local churchyards. Having been told her story when young and looking at items for inclusion in a book about my village, I wanted to check out the information I had. If anyone has Diana in their family, I will happily photograph the gravestone in our local churchyard which mentions her brother,parents and grandparents.(Grandfather Aldred Wm died in the villagein 1919)
Michelle Schroeder Rowden   07/03/2002 11:53 Wolverhampton England
I am researching information on my family history. I am the Great Great Grandaughter of a Harford Rowden origionally from Temple comb near Wincanton in Somerset. More recently though I know of Great uncles and aunts who live in the Swansea area. The name Harford is quite significant as it was often given to the eldest boy in the family. Any one who may have any information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Nicola Rowding   23/02/2002 12:08 Sheffield England England
hi im nicola rowding im looking throu trying to fine people with the same surname and if we are related in past family,if so cud u please email me
Heather-Lynn Rowden   19/02/2002 04:51 Skibbereen County Cork Ireland
Hello all! I was here before about a year ago. Just having a look at the site. Well done! It looks fab!
Simeon Charles Rowdon   27/01/2002 10:01
I've just started trying to research my surname on the internet and this has been the most interesting site so far. My father came from Ayr, Scotland, and I intend to see how far I can trace back my geanology
LEE ROWDON   19/01/2002 01:44 wimborne dorset england
im from the uk and my family are to. nice to no that ther are more rowdon's in the world i am 15 years old i have a very big family my graet graet grandad ust to have a car repair garage in 1920
Hazel Rowding   18/01/2002 05:40 south yorkshire sheffield england
i was just flying thru looking for more rowding so please get in touch
Hayley Rowden-Cooper   12/01/2002 10:05 SWANSEA west glamorgan United kingdom
Be one who nutures and builds
Be one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart
who looks for the best in people
Leave people better than you found them.
Marvin J Ashton
Hayley Rowden-Cooper   03/01/2002 15:24 SWANSEA W Glamorgan WALES
Happy New Year to all visitors and members of this site.
Shaun Rowden   02/01/2002 12:09 Billingham Cleveland England
I am the son of Arthur Rowden born in Middlesbrough. My dad was the son of Arthur Rowden and Bridgette McCourt. I know nothing of my grandfathers history apart from his father or grandfather came from Whitstable. My grandmothers family came from Cookstown County Tyrone. I would love to hear from any Rowdens and McCourts who have some more info (are there any related McCourts still in the boro area?).
HI GAVIN, Have been in touch with HELENE and CLARRIE,They tell me you paid a visit,while you were in AUS.They were very pleased to see you and your family,and hope to see you again some time. We moved from the bungalow in HAVERHILL,where you came to see me,to KEDINGTON. We are on the move again to HOLLAND ON SEA,near CLACTON.This takes place,this Friday. Hope you,and all the family are keeping well. A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IRIS and RAY ROWDON.
Hayley Rowden-Cooper   24/12/2001 16:07 SWANSEA west glamorgan WALES
Merry Christmas to all the Rowden's and their decendents.
Christian Rowden   24/12/2001 05:09 Southampton Hampshire England
Am looking to make contact with Robert Rowden , New Zealand Email address given on message dated 11/2001 being returned as a failed address. Please make contact - good news !!
Clive Langford Rowdon   04/12/2001 12:06 Bath Somerset England
Please aid me in my search for my ancestry, especially focused around William Rowdon of Colebrooke, Devon, England.
Hayley Rowden-Cooper   18/11/2001 14:36 SWANSEA West Glamorgan WALES
This is a fantastic site. I am still looking for anyone who knows anything about my family. Cliff Rowden was my dad. Get in touch maybe we are related.
Tony Rowden   30/10/2001 11:55 Huntingdon Cambridgeshire UK
I am 46 married to Beverly. We have four children Jade, Kelly, Ewan and Bethany and one grandchild - Niamh. I have been convinced over the last fifteen years that there were very few of us. That is until we moved to Cambridgeshire and I found that my tax inspector is a Rowden and most recently my daughter turned up for an interview and the next candidate for interview was a Rowden too. We have decided we that we really must look into this and this entry is a first contact. Not a bad start!
Andrew, Julie & Aaron   12/08/2001 21:36 Rochdale Greater Manchester England
Hello to all the Rowdens out there!! We were very surprised that that are so many Rowdens all over the world. This is the first time that we have used the internet. Where we live there are only two other Rowdens, and they are in our family! We would be interested to know if any of us are related!!
Madeline & Richard Rowden   07/08/2001 19:14 Mitcham
Hi, its been a while since i last looked at the site, with my sister Sarah.
Paul Bruton   24/07/2001 15:50 Yorkshire England
This an excellent site, very well presented and obviously well researched. I almost feel ashamed not to be a Rowden:-) I actually came here looking for information on the family of a Major Burkett/Burkitt/Birket who lived in Co Dublin, Ireland and moved to Cornwall in about 1911. My grandmother Mary Gorman was their nanny. Searching for Burkett+Cornwall led me here. Pretty slim chance I'll find anything but i'm glad I got the chance to look around anyway, well done! This an excellent site, very well presented and obviously well researched. I almost feel ashamed not to be a Rowden:-) I actually came here looking for information on the family of a Major Burkett/Burkitt/Birket who lived in Co Dublin, Ireland and moved to Cornwall in about 1911. My grandmother Mary Gorman was their nanny. Searching for Burkett+Cornwall led me here. Pretty slim chance I'll find anything but i'm glad I got the chance to look around anyway, well done!
Reginald Herbert Michael Rowden   27/06/2001 12:52 Rochester Kent England
I believe my family roots are from Whitstable,I am the youngest in my family.I have four Sisters and one Brother. My
nigel rowden   13/06/2001 08:42 exeter devon england
hello as you see i am a rowden please reply if you are there is only three people in my family with that name.
Alan Rowden   06/06/2001 13:52 Stepaside Dublin Ireland
Matthew B. Rowdon   23/10/2000 11:51 Bournemouth Dorset U.K.
Just re-visiting, I noticed that I know have a different e-mail address. Also, My father and myself seem to be the only Rowdons (with an 'O') on this site. Are there any more out there?
Gillian Rowden   10/10/2000 14:28 Bournemouth Dorset England
Hi I was born in south elmsall in yorkshire then moved to wallsend in the north east where i lived till the age of 13 my family then moved south to bournemouth dorset where i have lived ever since. I have a brother too in the same area and my parents are here too.the web site is reaaly interesting I shall be visiting again!
Martin Rowden   23/09/2000 10:27 sheerness kent England
I am a member of the Whitstable Rowdens
andy rowden   07/09/2000 08:24 lee london england
Hi! im one of the lot mentioned by neil! my dad leonard was one of eight bros. and one sister. all born in lee. we've started a family tree and found a connection with Appleby in Westmoreland. Any ideas?
J Battrawden   06/08/2000 15:52 YATELEY HAMPSHIRE ENGLAND
We have been researching our name which seems to have links with Falmouth so we wonder if it was hypenated and pssible eminated from this area.
Carol Yeomanson   04/08/2000 17:19 London,SW18 4NX England
My maiden name was Rowden and I am trying to find out about my father. He was Jack Rowden and came from Devon. Born 1903 and died in 1966. I am his only child - and was Carol Rowden before my marriage. His fathers name was George Rowden - can you help me at all?
Colleen Rowden   03/08/2000 11:07 Lutterworth Leics England
Hi I am married to Kenneth William George Rowden, son of William Rowden. Our son is Paul Rowden. Just adding our names to your list! I know the Snelling family is in our family tree somewhere - someone mentioned it.
hsheeley   05/06/2000 16:18 Salisbury England
Checking in again. Like the new bits. Is your James a brother to john? born
Arthur James Pearson Coleman   19/05/2000 18:41 Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England
Very Impressive site, congrats, I'm interested in Rowdens and Colemans from Whitstable, Kent. In 1852 Rowdens and Colemans went to Melbourne for the goldrush at Ballarat. Anyone interested?
kenneth william george   08/05/2000 12:48 woolwich london U.K.
I am the wife of Kenneth, who is the son of William Rowden. We have old Birth Certificates which might be of interest. Any good?
Craig   15/04/2000 12:32 chigwell,Essex England
Hey i found out that the Rowden who was once was with dick turpin is related to my famerly !!
Craig   10/04/2000 16:24 chigwell,Essex united kindom england
Hi i'm a ROWDEN and this is the first time i have seen this page i never knew there are so many Rowden's in the world do u think we r all related?
Paul Rowden   13/03/2000 09:50 Lutterworth Leics. UK
Are you interested in receiving further info. on the Rowden family tree known for our side? Cheers Paul Rowden
Paul Rowden   22/02/2000 17:03 HUDDERSFIELD WEST YORKS ENGLAND
kevin rowden   09/02/2000 14:30 st.austell cornwall england
i come from st.austell in cornwall,where there are many rowden families. ialso know that i have rowden relatives in newzealand and austrailia. if anybody thinks that they are in any way related to me please e-mail me. this is a great web-site and will visit more often
lucy rowden   23/01/2000 11:35 rainham kent england
this is our very first visit to any web site!!!
Jane Woodall   05/01/2000 14:45 Manchester England
Interested in the surname Weldrick - I notice one of your ancestors married Ellen Weldrick. This is a Yorkshire family which somehow ended up in Ireland - if anyone can help explain why, please, please do so!!! Any Weldricks, Weldrakes, Wheldricks/drakes etc please contact - lots of info to share! Best of luck with your Rowden research - great fun, isn't it?!
Leonard Rowden   29/12/1999 12:24 Kingston Surrey UK
Just found your site. I will be back to read in more detail later. I have a large collections of Rowden genealogy details saved on Family Tree Maker. Would be interested to learn more and share information. My family originate from Horsington in Somerset.
Julie Rowden   18/12/1999 10:55 Berkshire UK
Just browsing again.Interesting item about notable Rowden's. Realised that my E-Mail on my previous signing of the guest book was incorrect.
Martin Murrin   14/12/1999 15:14 Killybegs Donegal Ireland
Rawdon and Rowden are both found in Donegal in Ireland. They along with Rodden are anglisised forms of the Irish Gaelic surname O'Rodain ( derived from rod, meaning strong in Gaelic). This is a Donegal surname found mainly on the Inishowen peninisula, mostly arond the towns of Moville,Greencastle and Buncrana. It is sometimes also given as Mac Rodain in Gaelic, Giving rise to the anglisised form MacCrudden.
Grant Lenton   07/12/1999 10:43 Scarborough Yorkshire England
Just investigating the websites available to persuade my Mum that she needs the internet to pursue her hobby. I think your website may do the trick.Cheers.
Alan Roy Rowdon   18/11/1999 12:46 Bournemouth Dorset U.K
WOW, I'm not alone!!! I am the middle brother of four. Fathered by Alan Rowdon, there is myself, Adam, James, and David. Very interesting read, I will return to this site frequently.......Cheers then!
Colin Rowden   13/10/1999 03:52 Falfield Glos United Kingdom
Very interesting to find out about the Rowden Name, my father Simon Rowden came from Plymouth, hope you find out more about the Rowden, because it is such a great name
Heather Sheeley   06/10/1999 15:01 Salisbury Wiltshire England
Just popped in to veiw the new and improve. well done. To new readers I am interested in Ann Rowden of Bow. Any relevant info most welcome also any marriage of Rowden to Burzacott?
Julie Rowden   28/09/1999 17:54 Berkshire UK
Really interesting site. Never know there were so many Rowden's. I 've been searching my family branch for many years. My GG Grandfather was William Davy Rowden married a Mary Cope Prynne from Torpoint Cornwall.William was born in Jamacia and I am curently trying to trace his parents. Any idea's?
Stacey Rowden   19/09/1999 13:33 South Shields Tyne & Wear England
Hello to all the Rowden's it is nice to know that the name Rowden is so popular I thought that it was a very rare name Jack if your reading this message HELLO if you want to have a chat anytime just e-mail me and I will reply and have a good chat with you!
Amanda Rowden   19/09/1999 13:22 South Shields Tyne & Wear England
I love all the Rowdens from Amanda Rowden E-mail me anytime.
Philip Rowden   19/09/1999 13:11 South Shields Tyne & Wear England
Ray Rowden   03/07/1999 19:19 London uk
I am originally from Whitstable in Kent. Rowdens have been there for over 400 years. My aunt did some tracing and thought we came from france, where a De'Rouden was captain of a band of archers in the army of William of Normandy and fought in the battle of hastings in 1066.
Sarah and Richard Rowden   01/07/1999 07:27 Mitcham Surrey England
Congratulations on a great site. We are descendants of Robert Rowden, Chittlehampton, Chart 12. It was great to see all the family tree laid out like that. My Mum is the main researcher in our family and will be surprised to see all her work done for her! It must have taken years to research all of the families. We would love to know where you found all the records as there are some we have not found. We'd also love to hear from any other Rowdens and see their family trees.
Heather Sheeley   13/06/1999 13:41 Salisbury Wilts England
Ann Rowde/on born Barnstable approx 1824 later moving to Buckinghamshire may have been the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Brzacott?)of Nymet Tracey. Also recently corresponded with someone with Rowdens in North Tawton not so far away. Any help info or suggestions welcome. Email me.
neil rowden   02/06/1999 17:35 sidcup kent england
well there are a few, the main body of my family comes from the se of london, lee and lewisham way if anyone knows any Rowdens from around here e mail me good luck all.
Michael Jonothan Rowden   30/04/1999 15:44 Hampton( by hampton court palace ) Middlesex England
I am quite interested in the sources of this surname and would like to know more Is there a family tree of my perticular family?
Mark Rowden   10/04/1999 12:20 Bristol South Gloucester
Wow! Never realised there were so many Rowdens around - never expected to fine a site based on a moment of vanity! I'm part of a very small Bristol family (a very large Ireland family from my mothers side). I know my fathers intersted - please reply.
Sue Harrison   08/02/1999 12:27 Loughborough Leics England
Do you have any records of a marriage between Mr Hugh Rowden and Miss E Barton. we believe they married in about 1950 ish Thanks Sue Harrison
Kate Rowden   27/12/1998 13:32 Guildford Surrey England
Good read. I'll research my records.
Martin and Christine Ward   20/12/1998 10:29 Nottingham Notts England
Nice one Gavin! Merry xmas to you and all. See you at East Midlands again sometime. Keep up the good work.
mike lawrence   26/11/1998 02:17 Blesdijke Holland
I found your very interesting site whilst looking for the Rowden name. The reason for this is that I am a frame maker and restorer and one of my clients recently brought me a fine water colour ( approx 50cm x 70cm signed by (?-J)Rowden and dated (?-18)86 with a hand written title on the back 'Brook and village scene' then a village name (which is difficult to read poss. Tewinster, Devon. I am going to photograph it this weekend and will make it availible next week with possibly more details on the signature etc., Does anyone have any information on a painting Rowden as this painting really is very fine and in excellent condition. Many thanks for any help
Richard Palmer   18/11/1998 11:58 Chelmsford Essex England
Gavin I hope you are well Please keep in touch All the best Richard
Richard Rowden   20/10/1998 07:02 South London Surrey England
Shaun Ewings   27/06/1998 16:18 Saltash Cornwall UK
My Great Great Grandmother was Elizabeth Ann Rowdon who married James Edward Vicary in Crediton in about the 1860s - I have temporarily mislaid their actual marriage date - I have it in my surrounding mass of paper somewhere - Elizabeth Ann was born about 1838 and died on 15th Jan 1913, her grave is in the Corner of Crediton Church where she is buried with her husband and her daughter, Ada Martha Vicary. Elizabeth was the daughter of James and Sarah Rowden. As yet, I have not had time to verify any information earlier than this, although it has been suggested to me that Sarah's maiden name was Stone.
jason paul rowden   03/06/1998 03:39 london uk
well, well. fascinating stuff i reckon. i would love to trace my family tree, if and when i ever get the time. yeh right! although seriously, i do plan to one day because i find the whole notion of tracing back ones family tree so immensely fascinating. the original rowden in my lineage, my great grandfather, was said to be originally from tenerife, and a member of the spanish navy. he met my great grandmother when his ship docked in britain sometime around the turn of this century. apparently he jumped ship at grays when found out he was to return to spain. his suname was rowden nee selling. the spanish men, so i'm told, used to carry the maiden name. he then had twelve children who all ended up growing up in the docklands area of east london. anyone with any information on this or any other traces of my family origins, i would love to hear from you.
Mrs Enid Rowden   25/05/1998 06:50 Middlesbrough Middlesbrough England
I married a Rowden and my husband's fathers name was Vincent Rowden, from Middlesbrough.
Keith Rowden   06/05/1998 17:25 Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin Ireland
Fascinating, hope that I can come back to this site again when I have more time.
David Johnstone   25/04/1998 16:56 Presteigne Powys UK
My mother was a Rowden born at Benson Oxfordshire in 1920 the youngest of 5. Her eldest brother Jim now 89 lives in Australia
John joseph corderoy 3rd   12/04/1998 08:40 cowplain hants
Very impressed gavin why don't you do one for the corderoys? in case you are wondering who I am ,I am jennifer love's father. keep looking.
Iain Tweedie-Walker   25/03/1998 16:58 Bexhill
I didn't know their were still more of you?
Peter Richard Rowden   22/02/1998 11:48 Wetherby West Yorkshire England
really interesting
Paul Richard ROWDEN   13/02/1998 15:50 Wetherby West Yorkshire England
There was a railway station called Rowden Mill on the old GWR. I hail from the Hull area of England.

Family Tree My Grand father was an Engine Driver at Hull My father Fredrick Richard Rowden is the eldest of his three children brother John and sister Margret. I am the eldest of 4 Andrew Thomas Rowden, Mark David Rowden and Tracey Anne Rowden. My father is a retired river pilot but was a captain prior to being a pilot. My two brothers are merchant navy officers and my sister is an Ambulance controller. My mothers name is June nee Gallant which is a French name and can be traced back to the French Reveloution when it is thought they escaped from France and landed in the Norfolk area of England.

I am the eldest of four Andrew Thomas Rowden, Mark David rowden and Tracey Anne Rowden. Father Fredrick Richard Rowden mother June Rowden(Gallant). John and Margaret Rowden are brother and sister of Fredrick.

Allan Bailey   24/01/1998 20:09 Dorchester Dorset uk
Nice One !! Still working on Jeanne. Thanks for card-like yourself I've been busy on other things, (new Finance/Information system at work) will be in touch Regards Al bailey & family
ian rowden   29/12/1997 08:37 Paignton S. Devon England
Gavin, thank you for your Christmas card. A Happy New Year to you and your family. We may see you? Take care.
John Gray   30/11/1997 10:44 Bournville UK
First home page of a family I've visited. Found it very interesting. I'm from Saffron Walden which was why I was browsing the directory. My sister still lives there. I went to Newport School when I was a boy. For my interest I had an small hand letter-press. Best wishes J.C.Gray
John Freemantle   30/11/1997 09:07 visiting Norwich
Interesting to see the family tree.
Simon Rowden   16/10/1997 16:42 Ashford Kent
Mark Rowden   10/10/1997 05:04 Cambridge UK
Congratulations to Gavin Rowden for this tremendous and facinating wedsite. I wish it well and hope that in time it becomes an active forum for both communication and the sharing of 'Rowden' information worldwide.
Adam Rowden   03/10/1997 14:20 Saffron Walden Essex England UK
Good effort