This is getting interesting, but complex.Based on what you have presented about John, Alice and Ethel Jepson (you mentioned the name Lowood)--I think we may have some type of connection—not sure or clear on exactly what, but here is what I have found: I came across the Jepson name in my Mellor family research (Rhode Island) In 1930, Ethel Jepson b. ca 1912 in England, is living with my Mellor/Lowoodfamily—she is listed as ‘step daughter’ to James H Lowood husband of my Alice( Mellor) Lowood:Alice Mellor (b. Oldham, England ca 1866, immig to US ca 1888)m. James Lowood in 1893, Fall River, MA.
I had located the 1920 ship manifest that was mentioned in the earlier posting showing John, Alice and Ethel Jepson.I thought perhaps this was the Jepson family connected to my Mellor/Lowood family, but nowlearning that John Jepson’s wife, Alice Jepson was a Bowden clears that connection—I am still wondering who were the actual parents of Lowood’s stepdaughter, Ethel Jepson b 1912 in England.
My Mellor family is buried in Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls.Ialso noticed a John Jepson b. 1876 d. 1927 is also buried in that cemetery—not sure if he is the same John Jepson as above.
An interesting connection (or coincidence): My Alice (Mellor) Lowood’s mother was Ruth (Barrow) Mellor—Ruth was born. ca 1840 inCheshire, Hyde England—she was the d/o Wm. Barrow and Alice Kenyon.Ruth Barrow married Joseph Mellor (b. ca 1840, Oldham, Lancashire) ca 1861 in England.They immigrated to the US as a family in 1888. Both Ruth and Joseph Mellor are buried in the Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, RI.Other names in the family plot are: Higham, Randall, and Long.
What is interesting to me is that the Jepson family listed on the 1920 ship manifest visited a Jepson family in Hyde, England and returned to Pawtucket, RI.I am wondering if there is some connection between the Jepson/Mellor family.