Sunday, January 6, 2013

Henry Cowper of Tewin Water

Tewin Water, circa 1820

I am currently exploring the range of press reports that one can find on the British Newspaper Archives and as I had some views of Tewin Water to add to the site I decided to see what I could find out about its owner in the early years of the 19th century, using the British Newspaper Archive, with considerable success. ...


  1. Henry Cowper married his cousin Maria Judith Cowper daughter of John Cowper DD Rector of Berkhamsted. Thus the poet and hymnist William Cowper (God works in mysterious ways, etc.) was his brother in law.

  2. According to JC Sainty, modern day Clerk of the Parliaments and Parliamentary biographer, Judith was the daughter of Major William Cowper of Hertingfordbury Park, Hertfordshire.
    Mike Birks


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