Eighth Generation


140. Captain Charles Wills MOWLL RN was born on 24 July 1816 in Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.39,225,226 He was baptized on 16 August 1816 at St Mary The Virgin in Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.226 In 1839 he was a Seaman.39,227 He served in the Royal Navy. According to a letter he wrote to his father Richard Mowle in England, while in Brazil, in 1839 (copy provided by Nick Mowll, June 2005.) the squadron, to which he was attached, captured a slaver ship off the coast of South America. He boarded it as Prize Master, contracted Yellow Fever, recuperated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and returned to England. Charles emigrated from England in 1849 to Boston, Massachusettes, USA .106,228 (Charles (Chuck) Mowll's letter of 2005 to Barbara Walker stated that CW and family came over on the ship, "Nathaniel Thompson" in 1849, landed in New London, CT and then traveled by train to Boston; Chuck's source is currently unknown.) In 1850 he lived The Eighth Ward, Suffolk County, Boston USA.229 In 1860 he was a Book keeper in Cambridge City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.225 CW worked for Littell Son & Co. in Boston as early as 1853 as a bookkeeper. Littell published the "Living Age," a well-respected weekly magazine filled with European and American articles. He also worked as Sexton at the Evangelical Congregational Church in East Cambridge, near the various locations he and his family lived in the 1850s and early 1860's. He was the volunteer Pew Rent or Pew Tax Collector for the church. CW worked long hours, six days a week at his two jobs, and attended church every Sunday, as well as Friday evening services.

Charles died from Consumption on 30 September 1862 at the age of 46 in Cambridge City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.39,230,231,232

Captain Charles Wills MOWLL RN and Diana SPICER were married on 2 August 1840 in Portsea Parish, England.39,233 Diana SPICER was born on 27 September 1822 in England.225 She died on 12 March 1898 at the age of 75 in Chelsea, Vermont, USA.231

Captain Charles Wills MOWLL RN and Diana SPICER had the following children:

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Eliza Jane MOWLL.

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Charles Frederick MOWLL.

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Isabella MOWLL.

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Ellen Katherine MOWLL.

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Samuel MOWLL was born on 4 November 1854 in Cambridge City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.231 He died on 26 December 1855 at the age of 1 in Cambridge City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.231