I had a little laugh when I discovered the names of two of my ancestors who married on 12 February 1733. They are my 5 X Great Grandparents on my mother’s side.
St Nicholas Church, Gloucester, England. Photo Permission: Sue C Smith.
|Hannah’s Baptism on May 08, 1705 (Ancestry.com)|
|Richard’s Baptism – Jan. 22, 1705 (Ancestry.com)|
Hannah's marriage entry with transcription - a more legible reading.
Now, a little interesting history about English names.
Memorial Stone, Toby Bullocke, 1641, St Nicholas Church, Gloucester, England. Photo Permission: Sue C Smith.
‘Cowmeadow’ - variations of the surname and meaning
It is a harder name to track down. It appears to be English and could be from an area called ‘CowsMeadow’ that is now one of the ‘Lost Mediaeval Villages’. When these places disappeared they only left behind a surname with a local family.
Question is: Did the family way back, live in CowsMeadow?
keep cows in the meadow?
or was it a Tomcat camping there?