Looking thro’ my family history the name Bowran was my mothers maiden name. Her father Joseph was born in the Durham area in around 1860/1870. Joseph moved with his family to Chesterfield I think in connection with the railways. The family spoke of relations having a mission in Newcastle and another member having a piano shop. Joseph was killed at the battle of the Somme, he left his wife Ellan and daughters Gladys and Doris. Another story was that there was some connection to Grace Darling. Now after many many years there is no other Bowrans to ask about the stories.