The Bourchier and Bowker Pages

Discovering the ancestry of the South African Bowkers, and the English Bourchiers

(8) Miles Bowker

(8) Miles Bowker[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male Abt 1758 - 1839  (~ 81 years)

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  • Name Miles Bowker 
    Title (8) 
    Born Abt 1758  Deckhams Hall, Gateshead, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Ordnance Survey Map of the Deckham Settlement (1895)
    Ordnance Survey Map of the Deckham Settlement (1895)
    Picture Note: Map showing the early settlement on Old Durham Road in Deckham in 1895. The original settlement is bounded in red. Deckham Hall, the original Plough Inn (‘Speed the Plough’) and a small number of domestic property is evidenced.
    Media Date: 1895
    Keywords: Map
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 19 Sep 1758  All Saint's, Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1800  Deckhams Hall, Gateshead, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1808  Charborough Park, West Almer, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1817  '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 Miles Bowker 1820 
    Occupation a Gentleman Farmer  [6
    Residence Jun 1820  'Oliveburn', Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1833  Tharfield farm, Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Mar 1839  Tharfield farm, Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DEPOT KAB
      SOURCE MOOC
      TYPE ANDER ARGIEWE
      VOLUME_NO 6/9/15
      SYSTEM 00
      REFERENCE 3398
      PART 1
      DESCRIPTION BOWKER, MILES. DEATH NOTICE.
      STARTING 1839
      ENDING 1839
    Buried 27 Mar 1839  Tharfield farm, Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I472  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2020 

    Father (7) Thomas Bowker, of Deckham Hall, Gateshead,   b. 21 Oct 1726, Salford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1798, Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother 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  [7
    Family ID F254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 8 Mar 1800  Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. 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)  [Birth]
     2. William Monkhouse Bowker,   b. 10 Mar 1803, Mitford Hall, Mitford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1876, Thorn Kloof, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     3. Miles Brabbin Bowker,   b. 27 Jan 1805, Mitford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1864, 'Thorn Kloof farm', Fish River, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Birth]
     4. Thomas Holden Bowker,   b. 24 Feb 1807, Mitford Hall, Mitford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1885, Tharfield farm, Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     5. Bertram Egerton Bowker,   b. 24 Nov 1808, Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1904, Santa Clara, Parktown, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Robert Mitford Bowker,   b. 30 Aug 1810, Newcastle-On-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1892, 'Glen Avon', Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     7. Septimus Bourchier Bowker,   b. 10 Aug 1812, Almer, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1895, 'Alstonfields', Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     8. Octavius Bourchier Bowker,   b. 27 May 1815, Almer, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1899, 'Champagne', Zastron, Orange Free State, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     9. Mary Elizabeth Bowker,   b. 5 Jan 1818, 'Manor Farm', South Newton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1899, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     10. Anna Maria Bowker,   b. 26 Apr 1820, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1895, Albany Road, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
     11. Colonel James Henry Bowker, J.P., F.L.S., F.Z.S., F.R.G.S., F.S.S,   b. Aug 1822, 'Oliveburn', Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1900, Escombe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bowker, Miles
    Bowker, Miles
    Picture Note: Bust of Miles Bowker, sculpted by Ivan Mitford-Barberton.
    Keywords: Picture

  • Notes 
    • Miles Bowker was born at Deckhams Hall in Gateshead.


  • Sources 
    1. [S13] "The Bowkers of Tharfield", Ivan and Raymond Mitford-Barberton, (Oxford University Press, Cape Town SA, 1952).

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

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

    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. [S352] "Tharfield - An Eastern Cape Farm", Thorpe, C.

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

    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).