My grt grt grandmother was called Ellen Bowering, she was born in Torquay 1880. She had 3 brothers, Henry-1866, Richard-1872, Alfred-1877 (all soldiers and born in Torquay) and also a sister Caroline- 1887. Her father was Richard (1841, Jersey) and Mary (1851, Southampton. I have only found records on them in the 1891 census, but think that prior to this the name was BOWERN.
I have found traces of the boys through their military records, but other than that nothing else.
What I'd really like to know is where her parents really came from and why I can find nothing else about them.
Hope you can help????!!!!