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c1825 Born at Melksham, Wiltshire the son of John Fowler, Senior and his wife Rebecca
1841 Living with his parents at Corsham, Wiltshire (age 15) 
1851 A visitor at Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick (age 26 born Melksham), Tea Merchant. 
1861 A lodger at 22 St. James' Square, London (age 36 born Melksham), Baltic Merchant 
1871 Living at 22 St. James' Square, London (age 46 born Melksham), Manufacturer of Locomotive Engines. Inmarried. With three servants. 
1881 A lodger at 22 St. James' Square, London (age 56 born Melksham), Partner is Steam Plough Works. Unmarried. Three servants.