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William Monkhouse Bowker

William Monkhouse Bowker[1]

Male 1803 - 1876  (72 years)

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  • Name William Monkhouse Bowker 
    Born 10 Mar 1803  Mitford Hall, Mitford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 18 Apr 1807  Mitford Church, Mitford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 4 Oct 1813  Parish Church of Saint Mary, Almer, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Parish of Almer
      BAPTISMS 1731 - 1879
      These records have been transcribed from the Bishop's Transcripts.
    Residence 1816  'Manor Farm', South Newton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1820 Settler 7 Jan 1820  Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Bowker's Party on the Weymouth 
    Died 3 Feb 1876  Thorn Kloof, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DEPOT KAB
      SOURCE MOOC
      TYPE LEER
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      REFERENCE 2591
      PART 1
      DESCRIPTION BOWKER, WILLIAM MONKHOUSE. DEATH NOTICE.
      STARTING 18760000
      ENDING 18760000

      DEATH NOTICE:
      MOOC6/9/134 R2591
      Name of Deceased: William Monkhouse BOWKER
      Place of Birth: England
      Parents of Deceased: Miles BOWKER
      Anna Maria BOWKER
      Age at Death: 73 years
      Married
      Date of Death: 3rd February 1876
      Place of Death: 'Tharkloof', Albany, Cape of Good Hope
      Names of Children:
      Miles Robert BOWKER
      Nellie Johanna CURRIE
      Anna Maria CLOETE
      Mary Elizabeth MORTON
      Wilhelmina CURRIE
      Hester Francina BOWKER Minor
      Signed by M.R. BOWKER
    Buried Thorn Kloof, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bowker, William Monkhouse  headstone
    Bowker, William Monkhouse headstone
    Keywords: Gravestone
    Person ID I1007  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2020 

    Father (8) Miles Bowker,   b. Abt 1758, Deckhams Hall, Gateshead, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1839, Tharfield farm, Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anna Maria Mitford,   b. 1782, Mitford Manor, Mitford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1868, 'Kruisfontein', Alexandria, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 8 Mar 1800  Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hester Susannah Oosthuisen,   b. 4 Jul 1816, 'Rietvlei', Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1911, Thorn Kloof, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1836  United Church of England and Ireland, Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope
      41. William Monkhouse Bowker, Bachelor, and Hessey Susannah Oosthuisen, Spinster, both of this District, were married by Banns according to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland, at Bathurst on Friday the 9th day of September 1836 by me.

      James Barrow, Colonial Chaplain

      This marriage was solemnized between us { W. M. Bowker (signed)
      { H. S. Oosthuisen (signed)

      in the presence of:
      { T. H. Bowker (signed)
      { B. E. Bowker (signed)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bowker, William Monkouse
    Bowker, William Monkouse
    Keywords: Picture
    Bowker, William Monkhouse  & Williamina Bowker
    Bowker, William Monkhouse & Williamina Bowker
    Media Date: 1898
    Keywords: Picture
    Bowker, William Monkhouse
    Bowker, William Monkhouse
    Keywords: Picture

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] "The Settler Handbook", M D Nash, (Chameleon Press ISBM 0 620 10940 8), p 47, 11 Feb 2003.

    2. [S226] Baptism Records - 1813, Parish of Almer, Dorset.

    3. [S418] BOWKER 1820 GEDCOM, Tanner - Tremaine, Paul, (http://www.geocities.com/settlers1820).

    4. [S503] "1820 Settler Women", Shuttleworth, Stanley G.

    5. [S369] Register 29/3/1822 -1860, Grahamstown Methodist - Commemoration Chapel, (CORY MS 15 899/1).

    6. [S18] "Some Frontier Families", Ivan Mitford-Barberton & Violet White, (1968, Human & Rousseau Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa).