Place:Dryford, Lancashire, England


Located inLancashire, England

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Dryford, England is a town in the county of Lancashire, England. It is known for being the birthplace of Charles Cowper who went on to become the second Premier of the New South Wales, Australia, Australia over a record five terms.

A search on Wikipedia, GENUKI, A Vision of Britain through Time and Google Earth yielded no information as to where Dryford was in Lancashire. Googling Dryford had the same results, but googling Charles Cowper brought up

The Cowper Family in Australia describing Charles Cowper as follows:

"Sir Charles Cowper, Pastoralist and NSW Premier
"Charles Cowper was the third son of William and Hannah Cowper, née Horner, born on 26 April 1807 at Drypool, Yorkshire. England, where his father was commencing studies for Ordination into the Church of England, after having recently been discharged from the North Yorkshire Militia. The acceptance of the position of Assistant Colonial Chaplain by William resulted in the sailing of the family (three sons; Henry, Thomas, Charles and a daughter, Mary Stephena and William’s second wife, Ann) aboard the brig ‘Indispensible’. The family left Portsmouth, England on 02 March 1809 arriving in Sydney on 18 August 1809."

Drypool is the harbour area of Kingston-upon-Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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