Cogswell photos

In May 2013, Danette Percifield Cogswell and her family returned from a trip to Westbury, England with some wonderful pictures, which I have published below with her permission.  On the trip, they were fortunate to visit with Peter & Mary Jones, who showed them the home of Edward and Alice Cogswell (my 11th g-grandparents).  They have restored the home to its original state.   The All Saints Church was locked, but they heard some music from the inside.  After knocking several times a lady came to the door and was kind enough to let them view the inside of the church and take some photos.  There are no headstones of the Cogswell’s.  There was a flood some time ago that swept most of them away.   The Old Dilton Church is where the Cogswell family worshiped, not too far from the Cogswell home.  Danette reports that it was well worth a trip to this area of England, only a 2 hour train ride from London.

The home of Edward and Alice Cogswell:

Fireplace tiles at the home of Edward and Alice Cogswell:

All Saints Church:

Old Dilton Church:



  • Karen Cogswell

    I just stumbled upon this site today. Dannette happens to be my cousin and I remember her trip to England. I’m glad I found this. It’s nice to know your roots. Hopefully one day I will be able to visit.

  • Jeanette Evelyn Van Boeyen

    I am, if I have calculated this correctly, John Cogswell’s (Coggeshall’s) 14th great-granddaughter via my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather Cornelius Waldo and wife Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo. I thank you for this site. So wonderful to find it!

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