James Henry Bowker

(1822 - 1900)
     James Henry Bowker was born in 1822 in 'Olive Burn', Malvern near Durban, Natal, South Africa. He was the son of Miles Bowker and Anna Maria Mitford.
     James died in 1900. His will could not be found. He was unmarried and left his estate to his nephew Hal, but it had to be sold and divided. He was the first Commandant of the Frontier Armed & Mounted Police (FAMP) which became CMR.

Jane Bowker

(15 June 1788 - )
     Jane Bowker was christened on 15 June 1788 in St Margaret's, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. She was the daughter of Alexander Bowker and Ann Emerson. Jane Bowker was buried on 27 March 1790 in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.

Jane Bowker

(18 October 1795 - )
     Jane Bowker was christened on 18 October 1795 in St Margaret's, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. She was the daughter of Alexander Bowker and Ann Emerson.

Jane Penelope Bowker

(before 31 December 1848 - 29 October 1931)
     Jane Penelope Bowker was born before 31 December 1848 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. She was the daughter of Dr Robert Stanser Bowker and Betsey Marshall. Jane Penelope Bowker was christened on 30 May 1849 in St Mary the Virgin & All Souls, Bulwell. Betsey, Eliza, Jane and Helen were listed as the children of Dr Robert Stanser Bowker in the 1851 census in Main Street, Bulwell. Betsey, Eliza, Jane, Helen, Robert, Richard, Maria and Elizabeth were listed as the children of Dr Robert Stanser Bowker in the 1861 census in The Villa, Appleby, Leicestershire.
     Jane Penelope Bowker and Richard Ryther Steer (Popplewell) Bowker were recorded on the 1881 census in Newton Regis, Warwickshire. Jane P Bowker daughter (head), unmarried, 28, born Bulwell, Richard R 20, born Bay of Biscay (British subject), Maria aged 18, born Appleby Magna, Leics with Alexander Davidson, servant, surgeon, born Scotland in a separate household. Jane, Richard, Maria and Elizabeth were listed as the children of Betsey Marshall in the 1891 census in Overtown?, Appleby, Leicestershire. Betsey, Jane, Maria and Charles were listed as Betsey Marshall's children in the 1901 census in 71 Stanton Rd, Stapenhill, Staffordshire.
     Jane died on 29 October 1931 in Appleby, Leicestershire.

Jane Sarah Bowker

(2 June 1823 - )
     Jane Sarah Bowker was born on 2 June 1823 in Battersea, Surrey. She was the daughter of John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins. Jane Sarah Bowker was christened on 29 June 1823 in St Mary, Battersea, Surrey.
     Jane Sarah Bowker appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins in Manor Lane, Clapham, Surrey. Edwin, Jane, David, Alfred and Thomas were listed as the children of John Bowker in the 1851 census in Manor Farm Dairy, Clapham. Jane Sarah Bowker was listed as John Bowker's daughter in the 1871 census in Private Rd, Theobald House, Stockwell, Lambeth St Mary, Surrey.

Jean Stanser Bowker

(8 December 1912 - 22 November 1976)
     Jean Stanser Bowker was born on 8 December 1912 in Sydney, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Dr Cedric Victor Bowker and Catherine Bell.
     Jean died on 22 November 1976 in New South Wales aged 63.

Jeremiah Bowker

(5 June 1768 - )
     Jeremiah Bowker was christened on 5 June 1768 in Moulton Near Spalding, Lincolnshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Elizabeth Gibbs.
Jeremiah Bowker married Mary Rowell on 27 March 1792 in Langtoft, Lincolnshire.

Child of Jeremiah Bowker and Mary Rowell

Jessie Bowker

(12 March 1881 - )
     Jessie Bowker was born on 14 February 1881 in South Brink, Wisbech. She was christened on 12 March 1881 in St Peter, Wisbech. She was the daughter of Deacon Bowker and Ann Ward. Lilian, Frederick, Kate, Ethel and Jessie were listed as the children of Deacon Bowker in the 1881 census in South Brink, St Peter Wisbech. Lilian, Kate, Ethel and Jessie were listed as the children of Deacon Bowker in the 1891 census in South Brink, Wisbech St Peter, Cambridgeshire.

John Bowker

(30 August 1683 - before 29 April 1700)
     John Bowker was christened on 30 August 1683 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Mary Clark.
     John died before 29 April 1700 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 29 April 1700 in Yaxley.

John Bowker

(14 August 1716 - before 19 July 1770)
     John Bowker was christened on 14 August 1716 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Mary Burgess.
John Bowker married Elizabeth Lenton on 2 January 1738/39 in St Mary, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. John was a tanner from 1739, in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire.
     In Thomas Bowker's will dated 17 January 1743/44 in Yaxley, John Bowker was named as heir.
He was mentioned in the wills of his father in 1749, and his sister Mary dated 1754-6, and brother William 1775 - late brother & his daughter Maria/Marion.
     John Bowker was mentioned in the will of Mary Bowker dated 25 September 1754. John Bowker was widowed before 26 April 1758 on the death of his wife Elizabeth Lenton.
     John Bowker made a will dated 11 June 1770 in Yaxley. His will mentions his daughters Arabella, Anna Maria and Sarah all under 21 and his sons William & John. He added 2 codicils on 12 & 24th June 1770.
     John died before 19 July 1770 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 19 July 1770 in Yaxley.
     His will was proved on 9 August 1770 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     John Bowker was mentioned as being deceased in the will of William Bowker dated 14 September 1775.

Children of John Bowker and Elizabeth Lenton

John Bowker

(24 February 1738/39 - before 28 February 1739/40)
     John Bowker was christened on 24 February 1738/39 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Rebecca Robinson.
     John died before 28 February 1739/40 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 28 February 1739/40 in Yaxley.

John Bowker

(5 June 1709 - circa 16 June 1709)
     John Bowker was christened on 5 June 1709 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Elizabeth Coles.
     John died circa 16 June 1709 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 16 June 1709 in Yaxley.

John Bowker

(14 July 1710 - before 16 January 1711/12)
     John Bowker was christened on 14 July 1710 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Elizabeth Coles.
     John died before 16 January 1711/12 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 16 January 1711/12 in Yaxley.

John Bowker

(22 June 1714 - circa 14 April 1715)
     John Bowker was christened on 22 June 1714 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Elizabeth Coles.
     John died circa 14 April 1715 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 14 April 1715 in Yaxley.

John Bowker

(1 November 1739 - before 19 April 1740)
     John Bowker was christened on 1 November 1739 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of John Bowker and Elizabeth Lenton.
     John died before 19 April 1740 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 19 April 1740 in Yaxley.

John Bowker

(14 December 1742 - )
     John Bowker was also known as Booker in records. He was christened on 14 December 1742 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He may be the John (husband of Carrina) who was born c. 1745.. He was the son of John Bowker and Elizabeth Lenton. [CR:]John Bowker was listed as a Freeman of the city on 6 April 1757. Indenture for John Bowker, son of John Bowker of Yaxley, Huntingdon, tanner apprentice to Nicholas Parkes citizen of London, for 7 years.
     John Bowker and Arabella Bowker, Anna Maria Bowker, Sarah Bowker and William Bowker were beneficiaries in John Bowker's will dated 11 June 1770 in Yaxley. John Bowker was an executor of John Bowker's estate on 9 August 1770 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     John was registered as John Bowker, residence London, holding land at Benwick, Cambridgeshire, on the 1780 electoral roll.
This may be the John Bowker of London who held land in Yaxley and voted there in 1807 for Lord Viscount Hinchingborough. There were no Bowkers in the 1826 poll book at Yaxley.
     John Bowker made a will dated 1812 in London. Will of John Bowker Upholsterer Postern Row near Tower Hill in Old Tower without, Middlesex.
     His will was proved in 1812.

John Bowker

(12 February 1735/36 - )
     John Bowker was christened on 12 February 1735/36 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Mary Ann Riss.

John Bowker

(19 August 1792 - 1853?)
     John Bowker was christened on 19 August 1792 in Langtoft, Lincolnshire. He was the son of Jeremiah Bowker and Mary Rowell.
John Bowker married Jane Hudson on 18 August 1814 in Langtoft, Lincolnshire. He was of Walpole, Norfolk, they married by licence.
John Bowker married Mary Unknown (Staines) in 1820 in Tydd St Mary, Lincolnshire.
     John died in 1853? In England.

John Bowker

(circa 1650 - )
     John Bowker was also known as Booker in records. He was born circa 1650 in England.
John Bowker married Elizabeth Hodson on 3 November 1672 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
     John Bowker was also reported as having married Elizabeth Hodson on 15 December 1672 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.

John Bowker

(12 December 1697? - )
     John Bowker was christened on 12 December 1697? In Manchester, Lancashire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker.

John Bowker

(say 1515 - after 4 August 1556)
     John Bowker was born say 1515. He was the son of Unknown Bowker and Margaret Unknown.
John Bowker married Eleanor Unknown.
     John Bowker made a will dated 4 August 1556 in All Saints, Northampton. The will of John Bowker, glover of All Saints Northampton mentions his mother Margaret Brayfield, his four daughters Anne, Margerie, Agnes & Margaret, all under 21; his brother Sir William Bowker, his brother Richard Brayfield and Richard's son John (his godson); his sister Alice and Henry Smith her son; his cousin Myles; and his wife Eleanor who is sole executrix.
     John died after 4 August 1556 in Northampton?, Northamptonshire.
     His will was proved in 1556 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of John Bowker and Eleanor Unknown

John Bowker

( - before 3 July 1813)
     John Bowker was the son of John Bowker and Carrina Ibberson.
     John Bowker made a will dated 30 April 1813 in 31 Old Street, London. This is the last will and testament of me John Bowker of no. 31 Old Street, London, upholsterer which I make and publish as follows in the first .... executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts as soon as ... may be after my decease .. with ... on ... debts after the rate of five pounds per .... from the time ....respectively until the same shall be so paid
I give to .... or other the trustee or trustees for the .... of the Methodist Missionary Society the sum of fifty pounds for the ... benefit of the said Society and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects whatsoever ...beloved mother Carina Bowker of Greenfield Street .... Chapel for .... use and benefit and hereby revoking all the wills by me made and .... this to be my last and testament and hereof appoint my said dear mother? sole executrix ... this thirtieth day of April 1813 .... John Bowker, signed sealed published and ... by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us ... Witnesses M Elizabeth Bowker ...64 Crowfield Street....

     John died before 3 July 1813 in London.
     His will was proved on 3 July 1813 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

John Bowker

(14 January 1790? - March 1874)
     John Bowker was born on 14 January 1790? In Battersea, Surrey. He was the son of John Bowker and Susanna Hopkins.
John Bowker married Elizabeth Higgins in 1812 in All Saints, Fulham, London. John Bowker was baptized on 4 August 1827 in Cooks Ground Independent Chapel, Chelsea, London, Middlesex.
     John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins were recorded on the 1841 census in Manor Lane, Clapham, Surrey. John Bowker 50, cow-keeper, Elizabeth Bowker 45, Edwin Bowker 15, Jane Bowker 15, Elizabeth Bowker 15, David Bowker 10, Alfred Bowker 5, Thomas Bowker 5, all born in the county.
     John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins were recorded on the 1851 census in Manor Farm Dairy, Clapham. John Bowker 61, cow keeper; his wife Elizh Bowker 59, Edwin Bowker 29, cow-keeper's son, Jane S Bowker 26, David Bowker 21, brick layer, all born Batterseas, Sry; Alfred Bowker 17, sea app, born Claphan, Thomas Bowker 15, cow keeper's son, born Clapham.
     John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins were recorded on the 1871 census in Private Rd, Theobald House, Stockwell, Lambeth St Mary, Surrey. John Bowker 81, Gardener, born Battersea, Sry, his wife Elizabeth Bowker 79, housekeeper, ditto, unmarried daughter Jane S Bowker, 43, charwoman, ditto.
This is next door to Theobald Farm.
     John's death was registered in the quarter ending in March 1874 in Lambeth RD, Surrey.

Children of John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins

John Bowker

(22 December 1815 - )
     John Bowker was born on 22 December 1815 in Battersea, Surrey. He was the son of John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins. John Bowker was christened on 7 April 1830 in St Mary, Battersea, Surrey.

John Bowker

(before 1768 - )
     John Bowker was born before 1768 in England. See Ian Bowker's e-mails from Sep 2009.
John Bowker married Susanna Hopkins on 1 March 1789 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey.
John Bowker married Rebecca Ayres on 8 November 1818 in St Martin in the Fields, London.

Child of John Bowker and Susanna Hopkins

John Bowker

(12 April 1757 - )
     John Bowker was born on 12 April 1757 in Finsbury, London. He was the son of James Bowker and Elizabeth Unknown. John Bowker was christened on 1 May 1757 in St Luke Old Church, Finsbury, London.

John Bowker

(circa 1745 - )
     John Bowker was born circa 1745.
     John Bowker and Carrina Ibberson obtained a marriage licence on 1 June 1769. John Bowker, aged 24, innholder, bachelor, and, Carrina Ibberson 19. Bondsman John Matthews of March, farmer. Parish of St Andrews, Holborn. Place Doddington.
John Bowker married Carrina Ibberson, daughter of Francis Ibberson, on 3 June 1769 in Doddington, Cambridgeshire.
John Bowker of Benwick in the Isle of Ely grazier & Carrina his wife .... who surrendered lands in Yaxley to Thomas Bowker the younger of Yaxley. This John's mother came from Thorner in Ely. [Yaxley Court Book 1772-1777].
     John Bowker was mentioned in the will of Francis Ibberson dated 19 August 1780.

Child of John Bowker and Carrina Ibberson

John Burnham Bowker

(23 July 1836 - 1879)
     John Burnham Bowker was born on 23 July 1836 in Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Burgess Bowker and Rebecca Burnham. John Burnham Bowker was christened on 11 September 1836 in Buckworth.
     John Burnham Bowker was recorded on the 1841 census in Middlesex.
     John Burnham Bowker was recorded on the 1851 census in Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire. John Bowker aged 14, born Buckworth, was an apprentice wheelwright in the household of the Allen family.
     John Burnham Bowker arrived in 1859 at USA. John was a rancher.
     John died in 1879 in Rulo, Nebraska, USA.

John Harrison Bowker Commander, RN

(30 October 1792 - )
     John Harrison Bowker Commander, RN married Margaret Unknown. John Harrison Bowker Commander, RN was born on 30 October 1792 in Morpeth, Northumberland. He was the son of Benjamin Bowker RN and Betty Unknown. John Harrison Bowker Commander, RN was christened on 25 April 1794 in Morpeth.

John Mitford Bowker

(13 April 1801 - 11 April 1847)
     John Mitford Bowker was born on 13 April 1801 in Mitford?, Northumberland. He was the son of Miles Bowker and Anna Maria Mitford. John Mitford Bowker may have been also christened on 6 May 1801 in Mitford. He was christened on 4 October 1813 in Almer, Dorset.
     John died on 11 April 1847 in Oakwell, South Africa?, aged 45. He married Mary Anne Standen and had a large family. His homestead was burnt by Kaffirs in 1846.
The present head (1973) of the Bowkers is Mr Duncan Bowker, a prominent sheep farmer, of Doornberg, Schoombee. He is a descendant of the eldest son of Miles, John Mitford Bowker, a prominent figure in the Eastern Province before his early death of pneumonia in 1847.
John Mitford Bowker worked for the welfare of the Settlers during the Kaffir Wars, when the British Government failed to give adequate assistance. Mr. Duncan Bowker was named after his grandfather, Duncan Campbell, who made the move from the Albany area to farm near Middelburg. He married a daughter of William Dods Pringle of that well-known settler family, and was 94 when he died,
More recently this tradition of public life was carried on by the late Mr. Tom Bowker. MP for Albany from 1936 until his death in 1964, aged 74. His brother is the well-known Grahamstown golfer, Mr. Reg Bowker, who at 82 still plays every weekend. Mr. Tom Bowker's son, John, farms at Glen Ovis at Carlisle Bridge. This branch of the family is descended from John Mitford Bowker.