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Octavius Bourchier Bowker

Octavius Bourchier Bowker[1, 2, 3]

Male 1815 - 1899  (84 years)

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  • Name Octavius Bourchier Bowker 
    Born 27 May 1815  Almer, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 27 May 1815  Parish Church of Saint Mary, Almer, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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  [2
    1820 Settler 7 Jan 1820  Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Bowker's Party on the Weymouth 
    Name Octavius Bourchier Bowker 1820 
    Died 23 Jul 1899  'Champagne', Zastron, Orange Free State, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1012  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, 6, 7
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Anne Stubbs,   b. Est 1822 
    Married 25 Jan 1844  Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Bowker, Octavius to Mary Ann Wilmot (Stubbs) marr
    Bowker, Octavius to Mary Ann Wilmot (Stubbs) marr
    Keywords: Marriage
    Notes 

    • Original Register

      1844. Marriage solemnized at Bathurst in the Parish of Bathurst, in the District of Albany.

      No When married Names and Surnames Ages Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage After Banns or License Consent by whom given or Judges Order
      120 Jany. 25th 1844 Octavius Bowker

      Mary Ann Wilmot Full age
      Do. Bachelor

      Spinster Farmer Tharfield Bathurst
      Bathurst After Banns

      Married in the Protestant Episcopal Church at Bathurst aforesaid after Banns by me.
      James Barrow, Colonial Chaplain


      This marriage was solemnized between us {Octavius Bowker (signed)
      { Mary Ann Wilmot (signed)


      In the presence of us {Alexn. B. Armstrong (signed)
      {Henrietta ? Armstrong (signed)
      {James Wilmot (signed)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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