was born in 1854 in Brighton. She died
aged 14 years and was buried on 1 February 1868 in Henfield.
West Dowlen was baptised on 16
February 1856 in Cowfold.
As Ann Dowlen she married
Henry Hiles on 30 December 1877 at St. Peter in Brighton.
Henry was born about 1853 in Newark, Lincolnshire and was the son of
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were
living at 4 Kew Street in Brighton. His name was then recorded as
Christopher H. Hiles, whilst her name was down as Ann
West Hiles. Christopher Henry was a Gas Lamplighter in 1881.
They had at least 1 child:
Hill was baptised on 17 September 1879 at St.
Peter in Brighton. She was 2 years old when the 1881 census was
Charles Mark Dowlen
was baptised on 10 April 1859 in Henfield, although his birth was
registered as Mark Dowlen. In 1881 he was an agricultural
labourer living with his parents. He died in 1940 in Surrey.
married Edith Blunden on 7 March 1885 in Henfield. The
witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Dowlen and Annie Blunden.
Edith was born about 1865 in Hove, and was the daughter of John
Mark and Edith had 4 known children:
Edith Dowlen was baptised on 8 August 1886 in Henfield and
buried there on 10 March 1887, when she was 8 months old.
Mark Dowlen was born about 1888 in Henfield. In 1901 he
was a Garden Boy.
Emily Elsie Dowlen was baptised on 9 March 1890 in Henfield.
Clarisa Dowlen was baptised on 8 March 1891 in Henfield.
She died aged 5 years and her death was registered as Clara Dowlen
in the third quarter 1895 in the Horsham registration district.
Edith may have died shortly after the 1891 census was recorded and Mark
may have married another Edith, as the 1901 census records that Mark was
married to Edith aged 30 and born in Milland, Hampshire. Mark was
then a stockman on a farm in Balcombe, Sussex.
Mark and Edith had
5 known children:
Albert Edwin Dowlen was born 1893 in Crawley, Sussex
Annie Dowlen was born 1894 in Crawley.
William Dowlen was born about 1897 in Balcombe.
Lawrence Dowlen was born about 1899 in Balcombe.
Percival Dowlen was born 1900 in Balcombe. He was 8
months old when the 1901 census was recorded.
Dowlen was baptised on 10 August
1862 in Henfield. He married Ellen Payne in 1887 in East
Grinstead, Sussex. She was born 1864 in Southwick, Sussex and died
1956 in Brighton.
Dowlen was baptised on 17 March
1865 in Henfield. He died in 1948 in Brighton.
Thomas married Eliza Cox on 2 April 1891 in Brighton.
In 1901 Thomas was a locomotive stoker and the family were living in
Preston, Sussex. Eliza was born about 1869 in Brighton. She
may have been baptised on 8 November 1868, the daughter of Charles
Cox and Mary Ann Hobden, or on 16 February 1869, the daughter
of George Cox and Susan. Both baptism were at St.
Nicholas in Brighton. Both Eliza's may have survived childhood and
the other may have married Thomas James Braybon on 19 May 1888 at
St. Nicholas, Brighton. (I need to check the marriage
By 1901 they had 3
Emily Dowlen was born about 1892 in Brighton. Her birth
may have been registered as Emily May Dowlen in the second
quarter 1892 in the Steyning registration district.
Mabel Dowlen was born about 1894 in Brighton. Her birth
may have been registered as Mabel Henrietta Dowlen in the
second quarter 1893 in the Steyning registration district.
Annie Dowlen was born about 1900 in Brighton. Her birth
may have been registered as Annie Florence Dowlen in the fourth
quarter 1899 in the Steyning registration district.
was born about
1869 in Henfield.
Harriet married Harry Howland in
the fourth quarter of 1893.
When the 1901 census was recorded the family were living
in St. Leonards, Hythe, Kent.
Harry was born in Hythe in about
1871 and was a carpenter and joiner.
By 1901 the couple had 2
Dorothy Howland was born about 1899 in Hythe.
Sydney Howland was 2 months old when the 1901 census was
Dowlen was born about 1873 in
Dowlen was born about 1876 in
Henfield. He died aged 58 years and was buried on 4 July 1934 in
Bosham, Sussex. In 1901 he was a 25 year old agricultural labourer
living in Henfield. He may have married Ellen Elizabeth,
who died aged 75 years and was buried on 5 March 1959 in Bosham.