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(7) Thomas Bowker, of Deckham Hall, Gateshead

(7) Thomas Bowker, of Deckham Hall, Gateshead

Male 1726 - 1798  (71 years)

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  • Name Thomas Bowker 
    Title (7) 
    Suffix of Deckham Hall, Gateshead 
    Born 21 Oct 1726  Salford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 Oct 1726  Holy Trinity, Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 3 Sep 1798  Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 5 Sep 1798  Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I1024  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2020 

    Father Joseph Bowker,   b. 1703, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Brabbin,   d. 1775 
    Married 4 Nov 1725  Wigan Parish (By Licence) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriages - Wigan 41177_334181-00035
    Marriages - Wigan 41177_334181-00035
    Keywords: Picture
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Falconer Monkhouse,   b. Abt 1725, Bloan, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1810, Walton, Near Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1754  Kirkby Stephen, Westmoreland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bowker,   b. 1755, Deckhams Hall, Gateshead, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Dorothy Bowker,   b. 1 Jun 1756, Newcastle-On-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1847  (Age 90 years)
    +3. (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)
    +4. (F) Benjamin Bowker,   b. Abt 1760, Deckhams Hall, Gateshead, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Catherine Bowker,   b. Abt 1762, Heworth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1858, Stockton on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years)
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    BowkerCrest
    BowkerCrest
    Keywords: Picture

  • Notes 
    • Ivan Mitford-Barberton's research show that Thomas' parents were Thomas Bowker and Elizabeth Brabbin.

      PaulTT has found a marriage in Wigan of a Joseph Bowker marrying Elizabeth Brabbin, both of Manchester.
      His death is recorded as being in Morpeth, and father being Joseph Bowker.
      Name: Thos. Bowker
      Gender: Male
      Age: 72
      Birth Date: 1726
      Death Date: 3 Sep 1798
      Burial Date: 5 Sep 1798
      Burial Place: Morpeth Parish, Northumberland, England
      Father: Joseph Bowker
      FHL Film Number: 1469099
      Reference ID: P. 7 No. 60
      Therefore, Thomas' father was the Joseph Bowker who married Elizabeth Brabbin!

      Thomas inherited Deckham Hall from his uncle John Bowker, who had purchased it in 1720..

      Advertisement in the 'Newcastle Courant' May 27th 1809:
      "DECKHAM'S HALL. To be sold by private contract, called Deckham's Hall, otherwise Mitford House...."

      William James purchased 'Deckham's Hall' (otherwise Mitford House) in May 1817 for the sum of £7,100.
      A.R.P.
      Hall, Gardens & Orchard1" - 8" formerly in the occupation of J. Collins viewer (afterwards of Thomas Bowker & late of Wooler.)
      Close adjoining 8. 3. 9
      4 nooked close 18. 0.27
      & 2 pieces of Gard held of Dean & Chapter of Durham on Lease, but afterwards made Freehold by said G. Wooler.
      Dwelling house adjoining....formerly William Row Millright (afterwards Bowker)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1882] Ancestry.co.uk, (www.ancestry.co.uk), https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9841&h=113556204&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Bpp385&_phstart=successSource.
      Name: Thos Bouker
      Gender: Male
      Baptism Date: 21 Oct 1726
      Baptism Place: Holy Trinity,Salford,Lancashire,England
      Father: Joseph Bouker
      Mother: Elizth
      FHL Film Number: 942.72 M1 V26SV4, 5, 7

    2. [S1876] Manchester, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1573-1812.
      Thomas Bowker bapt 21 Oct 1726
      Thomas Bowker bapt 21 Oct 1726
      Keywords: Picture


    3. [S1882] Ancestry.co.uk, (www.ancestry.co.uk).
      Thomas Bowker bapt 3 Jun 1666
      Thomas Bowker bapt 3 Jun 1666
      Picture Note: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/2964/40366_293997-00563
      Keywords: Picture


    4. [S1883] England, Northumberland Parish registers, 1538-1950, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCY3-KGQ.
      Name: Thos. Bowker
      Event Type: Burial
      Event Date: 5 Sep 1798
      Event Place: Morpeth, Northumberland, England
      Event Place (Original): Morpeth Parish, Northumberland, England
      Residence Place: Morpeth
      Gender: Male
      Age: 72
      Occupation: Gent.
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1726
      Death Date: 3 Sep 1798
      Father's Name: Joseph Bowker
      Record Number: 60

      Reference ID: P. 7 No. 60
      GS Film Number: 1469099
      Digital Folder Number: 004628989
      Image Number: 00008
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03451-2
      System Origin: EASY

      Citing this Record
      "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCY3-KG7 : 15 March 2020), Joseph Bowker in entry for Thos. Bowker, 1798.
      Thomas Bowker bapt 1635
      Thomas Bowker bapt 1635
      Picture Note: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/2964/40366_293996-00687/567096
      Keywords: Picture


    5. [S1872] Family Search website, (www.familysearch.org), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLDW-FXC (Reliability: 2).