Herbert (Bertie) STOWELL


Herbert (Bertie) STOWELL(148) was born on 26 Mar 1874, son and tenth of fourteen children of Thomas Alfred STOWELL (68) and Emma TATHAM (69). He was baptised by his father at Christ Church, Salford on 21 Jun 18741. He died, aged 75, on 2 Sep 1949 at the Hillside Nursing Home, Faversham, Kent2.

Figure 1
This photograph comes from a family photograph taken in about 1911 of Herbert's parents, siblings and in-laws.

On 30 Jan 1913 he married Marjorie CUTLACK at St Barnabas Church, Kensington. He was 38, a cotton spinner, and she 30 and a widow. The celebrant was Reginald Stowell, Herbert's brother and the witnesses were Caroline Dixon, L.Tatham, Archibald Ernest Dixon and Emma T. Stowell. Marjorie's address was 44 Warwick Gardens, and her father Alfred Herbert DIXON, a cotton spinner(3).

Herbert and Marjorie lived at The Mount, Leigh Road, Knutsford, in Cheshire(4). He was secretary and director of the Fine Cotton Spinners' and Doublers' Association, Ltd., of St. James's Square, Manchester and on the board of Sociˇtˇ Cotonni¸re d'Hellemes, Ltd., Lille, of Stockport Cotton Doublers, Ltd. and of Victor Mill Ltd(5).

He was an executor in the wills of both his father-in-law Sir Alfred Herbert DIXON, Bart., in 1920(6), and his mother-in-law Lady Caroline DIXON in 1941(7). Alfred DIXON was a founder director, and and managing director until 1917, when he became chairman, of the Fine Cotton Spinners' and Doublers' Association(8), and so presumably knew Herbert as a colleague.

When Herbert died, his address was given as The Glen House Hotel, Crowborough, Sussex. Probate was granted at London on 16 Mar 1950 to Marjorie Stowell, his widow. His effects were £10,899 0s 3d(9).


1) Baptism register of Christ Church, Salford, 1874, no.436, page image available on Ancestry.com, accessed 30 Mar 2014.
2) England and Wales National Probate Calendar, Calendar for 1950, p.658; page image available through Ancestry.com, accessed 30 Mar 2014.

© John Stowell 2012             This file last edited on 19 June 2011.