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Netherlands – Scowen – Link Goes Full Circle

This post should be on interest to all Scowens but may even be a little more interesting for New Zealand Scowens. Of course, what follows is speculation but it is also fun to play with the theory. Holidaying with the Dutch We just returned from a family holiday in beautiful Brittany (France) where we stayed  Full Article…

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Aldham Scowen’s Poisoned by Water Supply

This story likely involves someone reading this site. The family in question had many children and the greater part of these went on to have families of their own and I know some of those descendants are still living today. If you are one of them or if you have more information about these families,  Full Article…

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James Scowen – Trespassing in Pursuit of Game

This was posted in September 2014 with limited information about the star of the story. I have now identified him and am reposting with more complete information. One ‘very old offender’, James Scowen of Stratford St. Mary appeared in the Boxford Petty Sessions notices in The Bury and Norwich Post and Suffolk Herald on 9th February  Full Article…

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Sir Eric Scowen – Physician to Churchill

Sir Eric  Scowen (knighted in 1973) was one of the more successful bearers of the Scowen name, although he came from humble beginnings. In the early 90’s, he wrote a letter to a Scowen relative who had requested information for her genealogical research, dismissing any relationship. Recent research has now revealed his connection to the  Full Article…

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Shocking Accident at the Hadleigh Railway Station

On the 21st of September 1847, there was a terrible accident at the railway station in the Suffolk village of Hadleigh. Hadleigh is one of the villages that very frequently appears throughout the Scowen family history. Many Scowens lived, worked, married and were buried here. So it stood to reason that a Scowen or two  Full Article…

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A Fracas at Vaux-hall

It’s happened more than once that I have come across mention in newspapers of old about a fracas between a Captain Scowen and a Mr Fitz-gerall in Vaux-hall. The fracas apparently came to a dramatic conclusion and an engraving of such is promised in a particular journal. The problem is, it’s quite hard to get  Full Article…

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Scowen: Name – Meaning and Origin Theories

The great bard once asked: What’s in a name? – Well, quite a lot actually. Especially when the name has so many different theories regarding it’s origin and meaning. The following are common theories found online or that I have developed. Norway One theory that gets a little mention is that the name Scowen is  Full Article…

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