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In 1947 one of Harry Bird's sons married into the Bowden family, they had a well established hairdressing business in the area
THOMAS BOWDEN born 1835 Devonport m Amelia born Cornwall 1833 Beer Alston
1861 Census aged 26 he was a Perfumer living at 8 James Street Stoke Danerel Devonport
1881 Census aged 47 he was a Hairdresser still at 8 James Street
His son Courtenay 14 was a Hairdressers Assistant
1891 Census aged 26 married to Eliza born Devonport 1864 had moved to Torquay 35 Higher Union Street as a Hairdresser
1901 Census moved to a double premises 211 & 213 Union Street Torquay Hairdressers
HAROLD ARTHUR BOWDEN
Born 1899 - By 1947 he was still carrying on the family Hairdressing business at the same address
Published by Wm . J. McKenzie
At the "Torquay Times" Office
64, Fleet Street
Trade & Professional Directory.
Bowden Courtney, 211 Union Street.
Bowden Courtney H., 63 Belgrave Road.
Courtney may have been a very old family name in the Bowden family - records found dating back to the 1600's
Devon & Cornwall: - Wills and Administrations proved in the Bishop of Exeter, 1559-1799
Court of the Archdeaconry of Exeter.
Bowden, Courtney, 1687