We have to thank Peter & Jenny Cowley for their encouragement, technical advice and
contribution to the research; Peter’s site at www.cowleyfamily.org.uk offered much
inspiration. We are also grateful for access to the research of Anthony Frost who’s
family and ours has a common ancestor three generations ago: Anthony’s work has been
useful in both adding to and confirming our own research whilst he has contributed
photographs as credited. Anthony’s family web site is at http://www.familyhistory.org.uk.
We also thank the Senior Archivist of the Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local
Studies for his permission to use copies of the tithe maps of Bowdon and Altrincham.
Have a look at their excellent e-mapping of Victorian Cheshire at http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps/TwinMaps.aspx