Henry Chowings genealogy
I'm just staring the research about Henry Chowings.
Henry Chowings at one time was a leading hand with the water board in Cornwall. He was listed on Emily's birth certificate as a labourer at the Keyham Extension works at the nearby naval port. See http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/keyham_dockyard.htm for more information about the works. He is listed on Emily's marriage certificate as a 'pipelayer'.
According to his marriage certificate to Mary Gliddon he was 28 when he married at Buckland Monachorum Church in Devon. His occupation is listed as a "labourer" and his father William Chowings was listed as deceased.
Based on his age at marriage, I have searched the FreeBMD register and found a birth entry for Henry in the December quarter of 1869. I have ordered this and will post any results from this when it arrives.
If you can help with information contact me at genealogyATsammels.com .