Note: Edward Cogswell Sex: M Birth: 1554 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Death: 12 JAN 1615/16 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Occupation: Clothier Note: In 1591 Edward Cogswell built the ancient home at what is now known at 145 Westbury Leigh. Restoration work uncovered three irregular lumps above the hearth, and further inspection revealed three shields carved in relief. One inscribed "ECA (Edward Cogswell and Alicia), another reads "1591" and the third bears the Cogswell cloth logo, the use of which became compulsory for clothiers. The house was privately restored during the 1980's by Peter and Mary Jones. "His estates were designated Lodboune, Horningsham, and Ripond Mylls... were located in Frome Selwood, a few miles from Westbury." He appears to have been one of the most successful and prosperous clothiers of the region."
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