Thomas Cowley

Date published: 04/04/2015
© Berkshire Chronicle



Funeral of Oddfellow



The funeral of Mr. T. Cowley, of this town, took place on Sunday afternoon last.  The deceased was a member of the Oddfellows’ Society, Andover, and consequently the members of the two lodges this town, as a token of respect, followed him to the grave at the Newbury Cemetery, dressed in the costume of the order for the occasion, which created great interest, and drew together large concourse of persons to witness the ceremony.


The funeral service was performed by the Rev. J. Drew, Baptist minister, who delivered a most suitable and touching discourse, drawing tears from many of the listeners.


Also:    Thomas, born in Fairford on 16 March 1806, married Mary Ann Simpson and they had 5 children.



Berkshire Chronicle – 16/02/1856

Not in Mrs P

Missing Years


Account Book

Buried 10/02/1856

Company’s fee £1 1s. 0d

No Clergyman’s fee.

Sources:Berkshire Chronicle 16 February 1856

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