Ethel Layton Bowker

(11 August 1885 - 27 June 1963)
     Ethel Layton Bowker was born on 11 August 1885 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Henry Layton Bowker and Margaret Agnes Dudley.
Ethel Layton Bowker married Claude Stanley Bruce in 1921 in New Zealand.
     Ethel died on 27 June 1963 in New Zealand aged 77.

Ethel Margaret Bowker

(11 December 1874 - )
     Ethel Margaret Bowker was born on 11 December 1874 in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of Francis Bowker and Margaret Ellen Peed. Ellen, Henry, Charles, Ethel, Frances, Mabel and John were listed as the children of Francis Bowker in the 1891 census in 152 Norwood Rd, Norwood, Surrey.

Fanny Bowker

(before 4 September 1796 - )
     Fanny Bowker was born before 4 September 1796 in Walton, Northamptonshire. She was christened on 4 September 1796 in Paston, Northamptonshire. She was the daughter of James Bowker and Anne Lowe.
Fanny Bowker married Luke Ward on 9 May 1820 in Hartford, Huntingdonshire.

Florence Barbara Mary Bowker

(1899 - 1971)
     Florence Barbara Mary Bowker was also known as Lady Potter in records. She was commonly known as Barbara. She was born in 1899 in Woollahra, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Dr Robert Steer Bowker and Florence Mary Marks.
Florence Barbara Mary Bowker married Sir Alan Graeme Potter on 2 February 1926 in St Mark's, Darling Point, New South Wales. St Mark's Church, Darling Point, was beautifully decorated yesteday for the marriage of Miss Barbara Bowker and Mr Alan Graeme Potter. Flower boxes of tiger lilies and gladioli with foliage were arranged along the chancel, with tall silver pedestals massed with red and pink roses, standing at intervals. The bride is the daughter of Dr and Mrs. Steer Bowker, Brantwood, Edgecliff, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Wilson Potter, Eritlon Mill, Surrey, and Catherine street, Westminster, London. The bride was given away by her father. Her gown, of ivory chiffon over taffeta, made with a tight bodice and full wide skirt was hand embroidered in pearls. The lace veil, which had been worn by her mother, was worn over another of plain tulle, and she carried a bouquet of tuberous begonia, mauve orchids, and caladium leaves, tied with green orchids. The bridesmaids were the Misses Ryrie, twin daughters of Sir Granville and Lady Ryrie, and the Misses Phillips and Beatrice Gordon, nieces of the bride. The Misses Ryrie wore frocks of cream chiffon and apple green bats, and the younger girls were frocked in cream with green wreaths encircling their hair, They all carried sheaves of pink liliums, tied with green. M. Dick Allen and Mr Jim Dickson attended the bridegroom. The reception was held at Brantwood, where Mrs Bowker received the guests. Tea was served in a marquee, decorated in pink liliums and apple green. The bride travelled in a frock of beige embroidered goorgette, and hat to match, when leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent at Moonbarra, Port Hacking.
An undated newspaper clipping states that Mrs Barbara Potter, of Bellevue Hill, was almost deaf when she sailed for the United States 4 months ago and returned to Sydney today with her hearing normal ... .
     Florence died in 1971 in New South Wales.

Child of Florence Barbara Mary Bowker and Sir Alan Graeme Potter

Florence G Bowker

( - 23 September 1932)
     Florence G Bowker was the daughter of William James Bowker and Cassandra Jemima Crowhurst.
     Florence died on 23 September 1932 in St Peters, Adelaide, South Australia. BOWKER, Florence G, third daughter of the late William J and Cassandra Bowker, of Laura, passed away suddenly on Friday, at St Peters. 'uneral at Laura on Sunday afternoon.
BOWKER, Florence G..third daughter of the late William J. and Cassandra Bowker. of Laura, passed away, suddenly, on Friday, 23rd September, at St Peters. "Kept In divine love." The Funeral was conducted at Laura on Sunday afternoon
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Frances Bowker

(9 March 1662/63 - )
     Frances Bowker was christened on 9 March 1662/63 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Bowker or Booker and Frances Harris.

Frances Bowker

(22 February 1688/89 - before 24 February 1688/89)
     Frances Bowker was christened on 22 February 1688/89 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. She was the daughter of William Bowker and Mary Clark.
     Frances died before 24 February 1688/89 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. She was buried on 24 February 1688/89 in Yaxley.

Frances Bowker

(circa 1750? - )
     Frances Bowker was born circa 1750? In Farcett, Huntingdonshire.
Frances Bowker married George Hart on 4 May 1770 in Brampton, Huntingdonshire.

Children of Frances Bowker and George Hart

Frances Bowker

(1832 - 1833)
     Frances Bowker was born in 1832 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire and Sarah Eagles Cowley. Frances Bowker was buried in 1833 in St Mary, Whittlesey. She was christened in 1833 in Whittlesey.
     Frances died in 1833 in the Manor House, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.

Frances Bowker

(1745/46 - )
     Frances Bowker was born in 1745/46 in Ramsay, Huntingdonshire. She was the daughter of David Bowker and Lydia Jennings.

Frances Alice Bowker

(14 April 1880 - 6 November 1953)
     Frances Alice Bowker was also known as Alice in records. She was born on 14 April 1880 in Brentford RD, Middlesex. She married 18 March 1903 to Claude Rowlatt Wilson and is great-grandmother of Ian Depledge. She was the daughter of James Bowker and Martha Panting. Blanche and Frances were listed as the children of James Bowker in the 1881 census in 3 Bulstrode Cottages, Heston, London. Frances Alice Bowker was christened on 30 July 1882 in Holy Trinity, Hounslow, Middlesex. Blanche, Ernest and Frances were listed as the children of James Bowker in the 1891 census in 13 Malvern Place, Isleworth, Middlesex.
     Frances died on 6 November 1953 aged 73.

Frances Margaret Bowker

(4 October 1877 - )
     Frances Margaret Bowker was born on 4 October 1877 in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of Francis Bowker and Margaret Ellen Peed. Ellen, Henry, Charles, Ethel, Frances, Mabel and John were listed as the children of Francis Bowker in the 1891 census in 152 Norwood Rd, Norwood, Surrey.

Francis Bowker

(3 October 1756 - before 3 November 1756)
     Francis Bowker was christened on 3 October 1756 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of John Bowker and Elizabeth Lenton.
     Francis died before 3 November 1756 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 3 November 1756 in Yaxley.

Francis Bowker

(before 1765 - )
     Francis Bowker was born before 1765 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire.
Francis Bowker married Ann Drake before 1783.

Child of Francis Bowker and Ann Drake

Francis Bowker

(before 1595 - )
     Francis Bowker was born before 1595 in England.
Francis Bowker married Priscilla Pearson on 28 June 1613 in March, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Francis Bowker

(1841 - 1922)
     Francis Bowker was christened in 1841 in St Mary, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire and Sarah Eagles Cowley.
     Francis Bowker and Eliza Bowker were recorded on the 1851 census in Hastings, St Clement, Sussex. Eliza Bowker, head, aged 20, magistrate & farmer's daughter, born Whittlesea, her brother Frank aged 9, scholar, born at Whittlesey and a servant. Francis, Catherine, William, Sarah, Thomas and Charles were listed as the children of Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire in the 1861 census in the Manor House, Market Place, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
     Francis Bowker arrived in 1868 at England. He had gone to Canada and returned in 1868 when he married. They settled in Canada and returned again in 1881.
Francis Bowker married Margaret Ellen Peed on 2 July 1868 in St Bartholomew's, Sydenham, Kent, England. They had been childhood friends..
     Francis Bowker was recorded on the 1891 census in 152 Norwood Rd, Norwood, Surrey. Francis Bowker, widower, 49, living on own means, born Whittlesea Cambs; children Ellen M, single 22, Henry F 20, solicitor's clerk, Charles F 18, accountant's clerk; Ethel M 16 & Frances 13, all born in Canada; Mabel K 9, John W 7, both born at Lowestoft, Sfk; and servants.
     Francis Bowker and Margaret Ellen Peed were recorded on the 1901 census in 22 Blakesley Ave, Ealing, London. Francis Bowker 59,lving on own means, born Whittlesea, Cambs, children Ellen M Bowker 31, Henry F Bowker 30, Charles F Bowker 28, all born Canada, Isabel R Bowker 19, born Lowestft, Sfk, and two servants Rose Saunders 23, Annie Honey 23.
     Francis died in 1922 in Canada.

Children of Francis Bowker and Margaret Ellen Peed

Francis William Bowker

(10 March 1843 - 24 November 1929)
     Francis William Bowker was born on 10 March 1843 in Burbage, Wiltshire. See [EMAIL:]http://1820settlers.com/ [:EMAIL]for more on this family. He was the son of Charles James Bowker and Mary Wembridge. Francis William Bowker was christened on 7 December 1846 in Burbage, Wiltshire. Francis William, son of Charles Bowker, policeman and Mary.
He was sailor on HMS Renown in 1861 census, in port of Beirut, Syria. He later was a fireman in Lambeth, London. He lived in the fire station lodgings with his wife, Susannah and several of their children until they emigrated to South Africa, between the births of their son Arthur Edward, 9 Oct 1879, in Lambeth, London, and their next child, Daisy Jane, 3 Feb 1882, in Woodville, Cape, South Africa. His granddaughter, Doris Bowker, said that in his later years he ran a holiday boarding house on the coast near Knysna, in the Cape.
" he had his thumb shot off by a musket ball in the Boxer Rebellion in China in about 1900. His earlier career as a sailor had been a brief stint with the Royal Navy in the HMS Renown, in 1861, as shown on the census form when the Renown was in harbour in Beirut, then Syria. There is no corroborative evidence of his participation in the Boxer Rebellion and no record of a second term as a navy recruit, but he may have been in the merchant navy. There is an extant photograph of Francis William dressed as a sailor, looking very young, but with no RN insignia on his uniform.
Shelagh later wrote: Francis William was never in the Boxer Rebellion - he was over 50 when that happened. The photograph of him shows him with his left hand ?bandaged? - at best an amorphous lump at the end of his arm. So he must have been in China earlier, around the 1860s, before he married. There are numerous family tales about him which show that he had indeed been in China.
See more at
Paul Tanner-Tremaine www.1820Settlers.com for the descendants pof this family
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Francis William Bowker married Susannah Turner on 31 August 1869 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey.
     Francis William Bowker was recorded on the 1871 census in Lambeth, Surrey, England. In 1871 Francis occupation was recorded as a Fireman Fire Brigade Station, Lambeth, London.
     Francis resided at Oakhurst, George District, Western Cape, South Africa, 1882. His occupation was recorded as a farmer.
     Francis died on 24 November 1929 in South Africa aged 86. He was buried in Main cemetery, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa. The tombstone states: In loving memory of our dearly loved parents: Francis William Bowker born 10 March 1843, Died 24 Nov 1929; Susannah Bowker born 15th May 1851, died 25 Sep 1926.
For more information on this branch of the family see Shelagh Brigg at injasuti@skymesh.com.au.

Children of Francis William Bowker and Susannah Turner

Frank Bowker

(10 January 1870 - 1946)
     Frank Bowker was born on 10 January 1870 in Lambeth, Surrey, England. He was the son of Francis William Bowker and Susannah Turner. Frank Bowker was christened on 17 September 1882 in George, Western Cape, South Africa.
     Frank died in 1946.

Child of Frank Bowker

Frank Bourchier Bowker

     Frank Bourchier Bowker was the son of John Harrison Bowker Commander, RN and Margaret Unknown.

Frank Crossley Bowker

(June 1883 - 7 February 1940)
     Frank Crossley Bowker's birth was registered in the quarter ending in June 1883 in Swindon, Highworth RD, Wiltshire. He was the son of Arthur Bowker and Susanna Crossley.
     Frank died on 7 February 1940 in Wiltshire aged 56.
     His will was proved on 30 April 1940. Frank Crossley Bowker of the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Cricklade-road, Gorse Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, died 7 Feb 1940. Probate Winchester to James Jelley, schoolmaster. Effects £1049 8s 5d.

Frederick Bowker

(4 December 1818 - )
     Frederick Bowker was born on 4 December 1818 in Battersea, Surrey. He was the son of John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins. Frederick Bowker was christened on 7 April 1830 in St Mary, Battersea, Surrey.

Capt Frederick Bowker

(March 1840 - 6 August 1869)
     Capt Frederick Bowker's birth was registered in the quarter ending in March 1840 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire and Sarah Eagles Cowley. Capt Frederick Bowker was christened in 1840 in St Mary, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
     Capt Frederick Bowker appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire in the Manor House, Market Place, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
     He served as a Captain in the 109th Regiment.
     Frederick died on 6 August 1869 in London aged 29.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Thomas Bowker on 20 September 1869 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. Frederick Bowker, late of Whittlesey, Capt in 109th Regt, a bachelor who died 6 August 1869 at 'Charing Cross', Hotel Strand, Mdx, granted to Thomas Bowker, the younger, solicitor, brother.

Frederick Deacon Bowker

(1873 - )
     Frederick Deacon Bowker was born in 1873 in St Ives, Huntingdonshire, England. He was the son 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.

Frederick John Bowker

(25 August 1876 - 1936)
     Frederick John Bowker was born on 25 August 1876 in Lambeth, Surrey, England. He was the son of Francis William Bowker and Susannah Turner.
     Frederick died in 1936.

Freeman Bowker

(28 September 1717 - before 16 January 1746)
     Freeman Bowker was christened on 28 September 1717 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Elizabeth Coles.
Freeman Bowker married Ann Unknown (Sherman) on 13 March 1738/39 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. Married by licence. Freeman was an inn holder. He was widowed before 1746 on the death of his wife Ann Unknown (Sherman).
     Freeman died before 16 January 1746 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 16 January 1745/46 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 29 January 1745/46 An inventory for Freeman Bowker, Yaxley, victualler, exists.

Child of Freeman Bowker and Ann Unknown (Sherman)

George Bowker

(before June 1754 - 1754)
     George Bowker was born before June 1754 in England. He was the son of John Bowker and Elizabeth Lenton.
     George died in 1754 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried in 1754 in Yaxley.

George Bowker

(6 October 1816 - December 1881?)
     George Bowker was christened on 6 October 1816 in Stanground, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of David Bowker and Elizabeth Doggit.
George Bowker is mentioned in memorials and petitions presented to the Bedford Level Corporation in April 1834, but at only 17 this is unlikely to be him.
The marriage of George Bowker and Sarah Deacon was registered in Peterborough RD in the September 1837 quarter.
     George Bowker and Sarah Deacon were recorded on the 1841 census in Stanground. George Booker, 20 cordwainer, Sarah 20, Deacon 11 months, all born in the county. George was a toll house keeper. In 1850 and 1858 he was mentioned as keeper of the Stanground Sluice in memorials and petitions presented to the Bedford Level Corporation in 1850 & 1858.
     George Bowker and Sarah Deacon were recorded on the 1851 census in Stanground. George Bowker, head, sluice keeper aged 34, born Stanground, with his wife Sarah, aged 36, born Peterborough and their family Deacon aged 19, Elizabeth aged 8, born at Stanground, and Martha Preston, servant.
George Bowker and George Bowker were listed in a directory dated 1854 as George Bowker, dairyman at Stanground.
In 1861, George Bowker & others were given rent relief on his forelands which have been underwater for 1 1/2 years.
     George Bowker and Sarah Deacon were recorded on the 1861 census in Stanground, HUN. George Bowker, head, 44, sluice keeper, born Stanground, his wife Sarah aged 46, born Peterborough and daughter Elizabeth aged 18, born Farcett, Hunts, the Turner family are living with them.
     George Bowker was recorded on the 1871 census in London Rd, Manchester, Lancashire. He may be the George Bowker, married, aged 49, life annuitant, a lodger, born Cambridgeshire.
     George Bowker were recorded on the 1881 census in 73 Penton St, Liverpool, Lancashire. He may be the George Bowker, widower, aged 63, gentleman of property, a lodger, born Peterborough.
     George's death was registered in the quarter ending in December 1881? In West Derby RD, Lancashire.

Children of George Bowker and Sarah Deacon

George Bowker

(31 May 1835 - 1904)
     George Bowker was christened on 31 May 1835 in Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Burgess Bowker and Rebecca Burnham.
     George Bowker was recorded on the 1841 census in Middlesex?.
George Bowker and George Bowker were listed in a directory dated 1854 as George Bowker, dairyman at Stanground.
     George Bowker arrived in 1859 at USA. George was a banker and rancher, in USA.
     George died in 1904 in Rulo, Nebraska, USA.

George Bowker

(17 March 1877 - 4 July 1939)
     George Bowker was born on 17 March 1877 in New Zealand. He was the son of Charles Bowker and Anna Elizabeth Whitla.
George Bowker married Selina Willmott Goodman in 1909 in New Zealand. She was a widow with four children.
     George Bowker served in the War between 1914 and 1920. George was a Land and Commission agent and an estate agent. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand states: Bowker, George, Land, Estate and Commission Agent, Timaru. This business was established in the year 1876 by Mr. Charles Bowker, father of the present pro prietor, and has for the last twenty-five years been recognised as the leading land and estate business in Timaru. Mr. Bowker acts as chief agent in South Canterbury for the North Queensland Insurance Company, Limited (Fire and Marine), and undertakes, on account of clients, the purchase and sale of property and any agency business in Timaru, New Zealand, in 1930.
     George died on 4 July 1939 in Timaru NZ aged 62.
     His will was proved in 1939 at Timaru. He is also listed in the NSW deceased estate files.

George Bowker

(12 January 1800 - before 24 January 1800)
     George Bowker was christened on 12 January 1800 in Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Peter Bowker and Mary Marshall.
     George died before 24 January 1800 in Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 24 January 1800 in Alconbury Weston.