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c1794 Born in Sheffield
1818 Moved to Nottingham
1822 established business - presumably what became R. Cowen and Co
1851 Robert Cowen 57, ironfounder, lived in Nottingham with Rebecca Cowen 55, Robert Cowen 23, designer, William Cowen 16
1858 Retired from business
1861 Robert Cowen Senior 67, retired ironfounder, lived in Nottingham with Rebecca Cowen 66, Robert Cowen 33, lacework designer
1870 Died in Nottingham