The Descendants of the Venerable Rev. William Cowper, 1780-1858.


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14. Charles Lethbridge COWPER [88696] (Charles, MLA10, Charles, MLC, KCMG (Sir)5, William, Archdeacon (The Venerable, Rev.)1) was born in 1856 and died in 1906 at age 50.

Charles married Blanche DAWSON [88702] [MRIN: 29554]. Blanche died in 1945.

Children from this marriage were:

   23 M    i. Charles Mervyn COWPER [88703] was born on 06 Jan 1883 and died in 1935 at age 52.

   24 M    ii. Roy Dawson COWPER [88704] was born in 1884 and died in 1936 at age 52.

   25 M    iii. Horace Lethbridge COWPER [88705] was born on 18 May 1886 and died in 1943 at age 57.

+ 26 F    iv. Enid Blanche COWPER

+ 27 F    v. Rita Constance COWPER [88709] was born in 1891.

+ 28 M    vi. Baron Copland COWPER [88706] was born on 20 Jan 1896 and died in 1978 at age 82.

+ 29 M    vii. Frederick Mountford COWPER [88707] was born on 13 Sep 1900 and died in 1961 at age 61.

15. William Robert COWPER [21368] (Charles, MLA10, Charles, MLC, KCMG (Sir)5, William, Archdeacon (The Venerable, Rev.)1) was born on 06 May 1858 in Colony of New South Wales and died on 03 Nov 1925 in Bowral NSW Australia at age 67.

General Notes: In a File received from Mark Turnbull in May 2010, he included the following:
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842-1954) ( Tuesday 10 November 1925)
OBITUARY.
MR. WILLIAM ROBERT COWPER. After a comparatively short Illness, Mr. W. R. Cowper died at his residence, Deanery Cottage, Bowral, In his 67th year. Re was a grandson of the late Sir Charles Cowper, and great-grandson of the late Archdeacon William Cowper. The late Mr. Cowper was manager for the Commercial Banking Company at Camden for many years, and subsequently at West Maitland, from which he retired a few years ago. He is survived by a widow, four daughters, and one son. The son Is manager for the Commercial Banking Company at Braidwood. The funeral took place at the Church of England Cemetery, Bowral, and among those present were Messrs. P. R. Cowper (brother), R. Goldfinch, N. Carr, C. Rothe (sons-in-law), Norman Cowper (nephew). Harington Cowper, Cyril White (cousins), Gavin George, Colonel Macarthur Onslow, Messrs. Justin Brenan, C. Helm, D. Bell, A. Tooth, A. Cordeaux, Dr. Alsop, Dr. Harbison, and many others. The service was conducted by Rev. T. H. P. Morgan, assisted by the Rev. Cecil J. King, of Camden.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence at Death: 03 Nov 1925, Deanery Cottage Bowral NSW Australia.

William married Ada Medora ELLIOTT [21365] [MRIN: 8503], daughter of Frederick William ELLIOTT [21347] and Ada Medora VINCENT [21363], in 1881 in Sydney Colony of New South Wales. Ada was born in 1859 in Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died in 1934 in Woollahra Sydney NSW Australia at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 30 M    i. Dudley Harrington COWPER [21369] was born in 1882 in Burwood Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died on 21 Oct 1955 in Chatswood Sydney NSW Australia at age 73.

+ 31 F    ii. Lynda COWPER [21370] was born in 1884 in Canterbury Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died in 1974 at age 90.

+ 32 F    iii. Mary Medora COWPER [21371] was born in 1885 in Canterbury Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died on 20 Sep 1974 at age 89.

+ 33 F    iv. Ruth COWPER [21372] was born in 1886 in Camden Colony of New South Wales and died in 1960 in Maitland NSW Australia at age 74.

+ 34 F    v. Mabel COWPER [21373] was born in 1889 in Camden Colony of New South Wales and died on 01 Dec 1963 in Burwood Sydney NSW Australia at age 74.

16. Henry Percival COWPER [88697] (Charles, MLA10, Charles, MLC, KCMG (Sir)5, William, Archdeacon (The Venerable, Rev.)1) was born in 1859 and died in 1925 at age 66.

Henry married Amy Fraser FARQUHAR [88719] [MRIN: 29559]. Amy died in 1943.

Children from this marriage were:

   35 M    i. Farquhar COWPER [88720] was born in 1886 and died in 1886.

+ 36 F    ii. Jean Farquhar COWPER [88722] was born in 1887.

   37 F    iii. Helen Lethbridge F COWPER [88723] was born in 1889 and died in 1889.

   38 F    iv. Mary Lethbridge COWPER [88724] was born in 1895.

Mary married John Daniel NEWBERRY [88731] [MRIN: 29563]. John died in 1917.

+ 39 M    v. Andrew King COWPER [88721] was born on 16 Nov 1898 and died in 1980 at age 82.

17. Edith Isabelle COWPER [88700] (Charles, MLA10, Charles, MLC, KCMG (Sir)5, William, Archdeacon (The Venerable, Rev.)1) was born in 1862 and died in 1938 at age 76.

Edith married Frederick George MOUNTFORD [88744] [MRIN: 29569].

The child from this marriage was:

   40 F    i. 3 Daughters MOUNTFORD

18. Cecil Spencer de Grey COWPER [88698] (Charles, MLA10, Charles, MLC, KCMG (Sir)5, William, Archdeacon (The Venerable, Rev.)1) was born in 1864 and died on 18 Jun 1919 in Darlinghurst Sydney NSW Australia at age 55.

Cecil married Alice Mary DODD [88732] [MRIN: 29564] on 10 Oct 1888 in Kew Melbourne Colony of Victoria. Alice was born about 1867 and died on 25 Jan 1957 aged about 90.

Children from this marriage were:

   41 F    i. Olive L COWPER [88735] was born in 1889 and died in 1982 at age 93.

   42 M    ii. Colin Templar COWPER [88733] was born in 1893 and died in 1910 at age 17.

   43 M    iii. Sir Norman Lethbridge COWPER [88734] was born on 15 Sep 1896 in Chatswood Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died in 1987 at age 91.

General Notes: In a File of Information received from Mark Turnbull in May 2010, was the following:
Sir Norman Cowper.Publication: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Publication Date: 01-JUN-00. Author: JAMES, ALFRED, COPYRIGHT 2000 Royal Australian Historical Society.
Since the 1960s there have been very few prominent Australians descended from the leading settlers of the first half-century of European habitation in New South Wales. Indeed, of the ninety-three pioneer families recognised by L. M. Mowle(1), possibly only five, the Cowpers (arrived 1809), the Streets (1822), the Stephens (1824), the Windeyers (1828) and the Fairfaxes (1838), produced representatives, prominent in public life, over the succeeding four or five generations. For over fifty years Norman Lethbridge Cowper, Kt, CBE, BA, LLB, was the scion of the Cowper family. He was born on 15 September 1896(2) at `Wairua' in Wyvern Street, Chatswood, New South Wales as the third and last child of Cecil Spencer de Grey and Alice Mary Cowper, nee Dodd who had married at Kew, Victoria, on 10 October 1888. His sister, Olive Lethbridge, had died on 22 February 1892 aged twenty-seven months and his brother, Colin Templar, on 20 September 1910 aged eighteen years.(3) His pioneer ancestor, William Cowper (1778-1858), arrived in Sydney as a missionary on 18 August 1809 on the Indispensable and was subsequently appointed Archdeacon of Cumberland(4). His son, the Honourable Sir Charles Cowper (1807-1875) was Premier of New South Wales(5) and his grandson, the Honourable Charles Cowper (1834-1911), was Sheriff of New South Wales(6) and the grandfather of Sir Norman. Norman Cowper's second name derived from his paternal grandmother, Mary Cowper (1834-1894), a daughter of Robert Copeland Lethbridge (17981865) who arrived in Sydney on the Cumberland on 24 January 1827. A leading pastoralist, he had married Mary King (1805-1872), a daughter of Captain Phillip Gidley King (1758-1808), Governor of New South Wales from 1800 to 1806. King, a great-great grandfather of our subject, had arrived on the Sirius in the First Fleet and was present when the foundation of the Colony was proclaimed on 26 January 1788.(8). Cecil Cowper was admitted as a solicitor on 12 March 1887 and was a partner in the firm Stephen, Jacques & Stephen until 1902 when he transferred to Allen Allen & Hemsley. His family lived at `Wairua' until 1910 when they moved to `Hillside' at 412, Edgecliff Road, Woollahra. In 1915, they lived in `The Howard', a boarding-house in Bayswater Road, Darlinghurst, and in 1916 moved into an apartment in `Beaufort Court' at 200 Forbes Street in the same suburb.(9) On 18 June 1919, aged only 55, Cecil Cowper fell victim to the epidemic of pneumonic influenza which ravaged Sydney. His wife was in her ninety-first year when she died on 25 January 1957. At the age of nine, Norman Cowper was sent to the Chatswood Preparatory School (later, Mowbray House School) run by Mr L. Bavin in Mowbray Road, Chatswood.(10) He boarded at the school in 1908 and in February 1909 entered Sydney Grammar School, so continuing a family association begun when Sir Charles Cowper introduced the Bill in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the foundation of the school in 1854. His first headmaster was A. B. Weigall (1840-1912) who had also taught Cecil Cowper there. At Sydney Grammar he came to the fore in his final year, 1914. Then he was secretary of the Debating and the Musical and Dramatic Societies and a member of staff of the Sydneian. As first speaker for the debating team he won the prize for oratory, which caused the Sydneian to note `he advanced greatly in fluency, developed some capacity for extempore speech, was logical in thought and spoke to the point simply and directly'.(11) He was made a prefect on 3 April 1914.(12) In the Leaving Certificate, he gained honours in English, Latin and Modern History and was awarded a Public Exhibition.(13) He was the School's Salting Exhibitioner for 1915, which brought him an annuity of 20 [pounds sterling] in the Faculty of Arts at Sydney University. At Sydney University, he read English, Philosophy and History in 1915, 1916 and 1917, graduating Bachelor of Arts in December 1917. He gained a distinction in History II but inflammation of the eyes, resulting from juvenile rheumatic fever, prevented him from completing honours.(14) He was prominent in undergraduate activities. In all three years he was a member of the Debates Committee of the Union and in 1916 was a joint secretary of the House Committee. In 1916 and 1917 he led Arts against Law (led by H. V. Evatt) in the inter-faculty debating final. In 1917 he was also business secretary of Hermes and secretary of the hockey club. In March 1917 he was elected the representative of Arts II and III on the Undergraduates' Association (the precursor of the Students' Representative Council), and in October 1917 he...

Norman married Dorothea Huntley McCRAE [88736] [MRIN: 29565]. Dorothea died after 1987.

19. Frederick Robinson COWPER [88699] (Charles, MLA10, Charles, MLC, KCMG (Sir)5, William, Archdeacon (The Venerable, Rev.)1) was born in 1865 and died in 1927 at age 62.

Frederick married Violet McCRAE [88737] [MRIN: 29566].

Children from this marriage were:

   44 M    i. Frederick Adrian COWPER [88738] was born in 1897.

   45 M    ii. William Alan COWPER [88739] was born in 1901.

William married Eunice Valerie KNIBBS [88742] [MRIN: 29567].

   46 U    iii. Murison COWPER [88740] was born in 1903.

   47 M    iv. James Macquarie COWPER [88741] was born in 1913.

James married Vivienne Champney SLADE [88743] [MRIN: 29568].

20. Harriet Elsie COWPER [88701] (Charles, MLA10, Charles, MLC, KCMG (Sir)5, William, Archdeacon (The Venerable, Rev.)1) was born in 1872.

Harriet married Albert Charles BUCHANAN [88746] [MRIN: 29570].

The child from this marriage was:

   48 F    i. 3 Daughters BUCHANAN

21. Harrington Burrough COWPER [18392] (William12, William MacQuarie (Archdeacon)6, William, Archdeacon (The Venerable, Rev.)1) was born in 1864.

Harrington married Edith BROWN [18399] [MRIN: 7386], daughter of Walter BROWN, MD [20381] and Sigismunda [89481], in 1891. Edith died in 1952 in Parramatta Sydney NSW Australia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 49 M    i. William A Harrington COWPER [18373] was born on 21 Mar 1892 in Westmead Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died on 17 Mar 1974 at age 81.

   50 M    ii. Arthur Macquarie COWPER [89482] was born in 1893 in Parramatta Sydney Colony of New South Wales.

   51 F    iii. Edith COWPER [89483] was born in 1898 in St Leonards Sydney Colony of New South Wales and died in 1898 in St Leonards Sydney Colony of New South Wales.

   52 F    iv. Annie Brownrigg COWPER [89484] was born in 1901.

   53 F    v. Hilda COWPER

   54 F    vi. Elizabeth Harrington COWPER

   55 M    vii. John Harrington Burrough COWPER [89487] was born in 1912.


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