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Bertram Egerton Bowker

Bertram Egerton Bowker[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1808 - 1904  (96 years)

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  • Name Bertram Egerton Bowker 
    Born 24 Nov 1808  Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    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  [1
    1820 Settler 7 Jan 1820  Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Bowker's Party on the Weymouth 
    Name Bertram Egerton Bowker 1820 
    Residence Between 1825 and 1836  Tharfield, Bathurst District, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Dec 1904  Santa Clara, Parktown, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate File MOOC 6/9/1756 R7165 and TAB MHG 207 Death Notice Ref TAB MHG 6307
    Person ID I1010  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  [5, 8, 9
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Maria Simpson,   b. Abt 1815,   d. 28 Oct 1879  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1838  Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope

      Bertram Egerton Bowker, Bachelor, of this District, and Anne (with the “e” crossed out) Simpson, Spinster, of the District of Graham’s Town, were married by Banns according to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland in this Church this thirtieth day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.
      By me, James Barrow, Colonial Chaplain

      This marriage was solemnized between us { B. E. Bowker (signed)
      { B (crossed out) Ann Simpson (signed)

      In the presence of { M. E. Bowker
      { T. J. Biddulph
      { W. Bowker (not certain?)
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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

    3. [S367] "Roll of the British Settlers in South Africa", Morse Jones, E, (A.A. Balkema / Cape Town).

    4. [S361] Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1829 Bathurst English Episcopal Church, Bathurst English Episcopal Church, (Cory PR 3448).

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

    6. [S26] Death Notice or Certificate.

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

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

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