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Robert Cowley with three generations of his family (the Southwards and Stevensons)

Date(s): late 19th century

Creator(s): unknown photographer

Scope & Content: From left:- Robert Cowley of Clenagh Farm, Sulby, died 1900; his daughter, Jane Stevenson, wife of John Robert Stevenson of Kerrowmoar Lezayre, died 1907; Jane Cowley (nee Quayle), wife of Robert Cowley - formerly of Ballaskella, Sulby Glen, died 1905; Elizabeth Jane Southward daughter of John Robert and Jane Stevenson, wife of John Thomas Southward; Thomas Charles Southward (sitting in front), elder son of Elizabeth Jane (he was still alive in October 1969).

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Administration / Biographical History: In October 2017 Mr Brendan O'Friel of Port St Mary wrote to the museum as a result of the Manx Tholtans exhibition in which this image was displayed. Mr O'Friel tells us that "this family line produced an MHK for Ayre, Robert Cowley (1847-1906) and a First Deemster, Sir Percy Cowley (1886-1958)." He goes on to say "some of the Cowley family material reached the museum through the foresight of my late great aunt Dot Cowley of Ramsey...the photo was taken on the road outside the house in Sulby. It appears that the Cowley family - while owning Crammag - spread down to Sulby during the nineteenth century."

Language: eng

Extent: overall: 19 cm x 24.5 cm

Physical description: sepia print

Item name: photograph

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PG/13276

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A tentative location for this phot is Clenagh Beg on the Clenagh Road, Sulby IM7 3AB. This property is believed to have been demolished and rebuilt in about 2017 - Chris Callow Report this