Subject: Last chapter of the Cowley Family Saga published
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:24:50 -0400
From: Christine Jackson <email@example.com>
Residents of Champlain Park may be interested in the third and final installment of the Cowley Family Saga, which has just been published in the quarterly journal of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO), entitled: The Cowley Family Saga – Part 3: Back to the Beginning.
Written and researched by Christine Jackson, who lives on Cowley Avenue, Part 3 is an account of the lives of the Cowleys’ yeoman farmer ancestors in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, England, going back into the 16th century.
Parts 1 and 2 (both are already on the CPCA website) outline the lives of Captain Daniel Keyworth Cowley, his ancestors in England and his descendants. They include an account of how ‘Captain Dan’ came to Canada in 1831 and became a successful pioneer riverboat captain in the Ottawa Valley, while his great grandson Bill became a hockey star and NHL Hall-of-Famer.
I have attached a photo of the village of Ashover in Derbyshire, England, where the earliest-known Cowleys lived in the 16th & 17th centuries. Please feel free to use it on the website if you would like an image to go with this post.