Views of Coniston from Cat Bank
Moses’ family in Coniston.
Birth – April 1833 in Coniston, Lancashire
to - John Bowness, b. Langdale - copper miner
d.19th March 1883 age.75 br. in Coniston
Age about 22yrs at Moses’ birth.
& Jane Mossop daughter of Moses Mossop & Jane Dixon d.
1885 age.81 , br. in Coniston
age about 23 at Moses’ birth.
Siblings in 1841 Census - Mary (10), Moses (8), Jane (5), Agnes (3), John
(1) * William . (d.1852, age 10 *Isabella d.1852 age 8)
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b. Coniston 1833 into a copper-miner’s family
d. Belmount, Hawkshead 1894 – after a carriage accident, Sawrey
br. Coniston. – in his father’s grave
Built the largest photographic business in Ambleside.
Built & ran a private hotel- Vale View now called The Churchill.
He was an entrepreneur in Ambleside engaged in many projects.
Wrote poetry and knew Poet Close. They promoted eachother’s businesses.
Some eminent sitters.
And links to sites where they may be found.
Harriet Martineau; W E Forster MP;
Charlotte Mason; some younger Wordsworths;
and many local people.
1) Widow Isabella Slater
2) Helena Hudlestone.