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Bourchier Bowker

Bourchier Bowker

Male Abt 1845 - 1891  (~ 46 years)

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  • Name Bourchier Bowker 
    Born Abt Feb 1845  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    1820 Lineage Yes 
    Occupation Ostrich farmer 
    Died 24 May 1891  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • DEPOT KAB
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      DESCRIPTION BOWKER, BOURCHIER. DEATH NOTICE.
      STARTING 18910000
      ENDING 18910000

      DEATH NOTICE:
      MOOC 6/9/294 R1114
      Name of Deceased: Bouchier BOWKER
      Place of Birth: Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope
      Names of Parents: Father: John Mitford BOWKER
      Mother: Mary Anne BOWKER
      Age of Deceased 46 years 3 months
      Married
      Name of Surviving Spouse: Charlotte Jemima HILLIER
      Condition in Life: Farmer
      Name of Pre-Deceased Spouse and approximate Date of Death: Jane DUTHIE 22 August 1884
      Date of Death: 24 May 1891
      Place of Death: Grahamstown Hospital, Grahamstown
      Names of Children and whether Major or Minor:
      Jane Caroline BOWKER (From First Marriage)
      Thomas Bouchier BOWKER (From Second Marriage)
      Reginald Bouchier BOWKER (From Second Marriage)
      Whether deceased has left any property, and of what kind: Movable & Immovable
      Signed: C.M. BOWKER, Surviving Spouse
    Buried Old Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1467  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2020 

    Father Lieutenant John Mitford Bowker,   b. 13 Apr 1801, Mitford Hall, Mitford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1847, 'Oakwell', Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mary Anne Standen,   b. 1814, Hammersmith, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1893, Signal Hill, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1837  Grahamstown Church (St George's - Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Description: Rev John Heavyside
    Bowker, John Mitford to Mary Ann Standen marriage
    Bowker, John Mitford to Mary Ann Standen marriage
    Picture Note: "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23580-58921-49?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-WMW:44975801,44975802,49802601,49820401 : accessed 11 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown Cathedral, St George > Marriages 1836-1849 > image 7 of 63; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.
    Keywords: Marriage
    Notes 
    • Grahamstown Journal, April 1837:
      Married on Wednesday 26th inst by the Rev.John HEAVYSIDE, John Mitford BOUKER Esq of Fort Peddie to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr.STANDEN, Graham's Town.
    Family ID F468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Jemima Hallier,   b. Aft 1854,   d. 6 Mar 1928  (Age < 72 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1888  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • 19 Apr 1888
      1888, April 19
      Bourchier Bowker
      aged: Full, Widower
      Farmer
      residence: Signal Kop Albany
      and
      Charlotte Jemima Hallier
      aged: Minor, Spinster, Magistrate
      residence: Signal Kop Albany
      married by Banns by Robert J. Mullins
      groom signature: Bourchier Bowker
      bride signature: Charlotte Jemima Hallier
      witnessed by: J.K.B. Hallier, Alice E Hallier
      Transcriber remarks: Minister's name unclear
      Source: Grahamstown - Christchurch (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. marriage register, 1879-1904, page 41, entry no 79. Repository: Cory Library, MS 17 631/1. Transcribed by Eileen de Jager and Fay Lea as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois
    Notes 
    • 19 Apr 1888
      1888, April 19
      Bourchier Bowker
      aged: Full, Widower
      Farmer
      residence: Signal Kop Albany
      and
      Charlotte Jemima Hallier
      aged: Minor, Spinster, Magistrate
      residence: Signal Kop Albany
      married by Banns by Robert J. Mullins
      groom signature: Bourchier Bowker
      bride signature: Charlotte Jemima Hallier
      witnessed by: J.K.B. Hallier, Alice E Hallier
      Transcriber remarks: Minister's name unclear
      Source: Grahamstown - Christchurch (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. marriage register, 1879-1904, page 41, entry no 79. Repository: Cory Library, MS 17 631/1.
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Bourchier Bowker, Hon. Dr. LLB., M.P.,   b. 28 Sep 1889, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1964, Bedford Hospital, Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bowker, Bourchier
    Bowker, Bourchier
    Picture Note: from Ammy's albums
    Keywords: Picture

  • Notes 
    • Bourchier Bowker was one of the pioneers in the development of ostrich farming and farmed in partnership with the late Hon.Arthur Douglas M.L.A.at Southey's Hoek on the Fish River


  • Sources 
    1. [S1872] Family Search website, (www.familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-6JV2 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S393] Marriages: 25/6/1836 - 16/1/1849, Grahamstown Anglican - St Georges Register, (CORY MS 14 879/2), (Entry# 35).

    3. [S1888] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, F166378 sheet 034.

    4. [S1872] Family Search website, (www.familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTWM-9BR6 (Reliability: 3).