Frederick Joseph Gowar, b2

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About Frederick Joseph Gowar, b2

1820 British Settler

Admiral Lord Richard Gowar 30, Plumber, together with his wife Mary Matilda Harriet Diplock 28, and 3 children, were members of Mandy's Party of 44 Settlers on the Nautilus.

Party originated from Surrey

Departed London on 3 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 17 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 14 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Kap River

Children :

  • Edwin John Gower 4,
  • Frederick Gowar 2,
  • Malvinia Harriet Mary Gowar 1


A rift between the brothers Edwin and Frederick caused the latter to spell his name GOWAR not GOWER. This spelling is to this day. Frederick fought as a lad in Hintza's War (Sixth Frontier War) After death of parents, Frederick who had just started school, left to work for a living. He married Elizabeth Wheeler and bought a farm in the Somerset East district "Klipfontein" on which he did quite well.

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 16 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 50 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

Frederick Gowar, a bachelor was a Wheelwright at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Wheeler on the 26 August 1840.

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Frederick Joseph Gowar, b2's Timeline

July 25, 1817
September 26, 1841
Age 24
September 26, 1841
Age 24
September 8, 1843
Age 26
Somerset East, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 29, 1845
Age 28
July 29, 1845
Age 28
Somerset East, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 27, 1847
Age 30
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 31
February 5, 1850
Age 32
Boesmansriviermond, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa