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Edward Bowden (1902 - 1989)

Edward Bowden
Born in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married before 31 Mar 1932 in Kensington, London, England, United Kingdommap
Father of [private son (1930s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1930s - unknown)]
Died at age 87 in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spainmap
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Edward Bowden was born in Surrey, England.
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Edward Bowden migrated from England to Spain.
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Early Years

Edward Bowden was born on 23 April 1902, his birth registered between Apr-Jun 1902 at Croydon, Surrey, England. [1] Edward was baptised on 4 June 1902 at Holy Saviour Church, Croydon, Surrey. He was the son of Henry Bowden and Eveleen Josephine Amass living at 33 Parson's Mead, Croydon.[2]

Edward was the second of three children born to Henry and Eveleen:

In the 1911 census of Croydon, Edward was age 8 and living with his father Henry (43), hosier retail occupation, mother Eveleen (36) and brother Stanley (0).[3]

Marriage & Family

Edward married Faith Dunbar Urquhart between Jan-Mar 1932 at Kensington.[4]

Edward and Faith had two children:

In the 1939 Register, Edward was living at Brendon, Rook Lane, Chaldon, Caterham, Surrey, England, and was the the Proprietor and Shopkeeper of a News Outfitter. He was a Surrey Special Constable. The record infers that he was married to Faith D Bowden. His wife was apprenticed for Ambulance Duties. The following two entries in the Register for the same address are redacted and noted as officially closed.[5]


Edward Bowden, born 23 April 1902, death recorded at Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, in 1989.[6] (According to the original GED.COM import Edward was residing in the Canary Islands in 1983 although no source has been discovered to verify this.)

Probate was granted on 5 September 1989, recorded at the Winchester Probate Registry. The entry recorded:

BOWDEN, Edward of Los Marinos 79 Puerto Del Carmen Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain died 7 May 1989 Probate Winchester 5 September £138540 in England and Wales 8952415747L[7]


  1. Birth Registration "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,"
    Database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Edward Bowden, 1902; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Croydon, Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. Baptism "Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1921" Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1921 [database on-line]. Edward Bowden born 23 Apr 1902, baptised 4 Jun 1902, parents Henry Richard and Eveleen Bowden. Ancestry Record 4772 #2869838 Ancestry Sharing Link Citing: Surrey History Centre; Woking, Surrey, England; Surrey Church of England Parish Registers; Reference: 7406/1/6. Accessed and entered on 3 Aug 2023 by Keith Bowden.
  3. 1911 Census "England and Wales Census, 1911,"
    Database, FamilySearch ( : 8 July 2019), Edward Bowden in household of Henry Richard Bowden, Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. Accessed and entered on 3 Aug 2023 by Keith Bowden.
  4. Marriage "Marriage Entry" ( : accessed and entered on 3 Aug 2023 by Keith Bowden) FreeBMD database online. EDWARD BOWDEN [and FAITH URQUHART], Marriages 1932 Mar Quarter District: Kensington Vol: 1a Page: 359.
  5. 1939 Register "1939 England and Wales Register" Edward Bowden, married, born 23 Apr 1902, residing at Brendon Rook Lane Chaldon, Caterham and Warlingham, Surrey, England. Occupation: Shopkeeper News Ousfitter (Proprietor) Ancestry Record 61596 #17328004 Ancestry Sharing Link Citing: The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: Rg 101/1873i. Accessed and entered on 3 Aug 2023 by Keith Bowden.
  6. Death Registration "United Kingdom, British Armed Forces and Overseas Vital Records, 1761-2005"
    Database, FamilySearch ( : 2 September 2021), Edward Bowden, 1989. Accessed and entered on 3 Aug 2023 by Keith Bowden.
  7. Probate "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995" England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Ancestry Record 1904 #22307789Ancestry Sharing Link Citing: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England. Accessed and entered on 3 Aug 2023 by Keith Bowden.

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