Bowdler, Charles Walter Colenso (b1900)


Charles was born on 1 May 1900 at Crewe, Cheshire, to parents Edward, a joiner’s labourer on L&NW Railway, and Amelia. He was baptised on 11 September 1900 at North Street Wesleyan Chapel, Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire.

Before entering the ministry, Charles was apprenticed within the L&NW Railway company.

I have not been able to identify Charles in online records after he left the ministry. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


  • 1921 Market Rasen
  • 1922 Hartley
  • 1924 Nambala CA
  • 1926 Scotter
  • 1927 Pillowell
  • 1928 Hurstbourne Tarrant
  • 1929 Barton on Humber
  • 1932 Brotton
  • 1935 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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  • He appears to be my great uncle of which I have a photograph. I would love to know how he got the Colenso in his middle names of which I don’t have a record.

    By Ian Forbes (01/05/2021)

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