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Frederick Joseph Gowar, b2

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Fletching, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 9, 1897 (79)
Bushman's River, Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa (a) Cardiac b) Syncope)
Place of Burial: Somerset East, Eastern Cape , South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Gowar SV/PROG and Mary Matilda Harriet Gowar, SM/PROG
Husband of Elizabeth Gowar and Jane Gowar
Father of Richard Edwin Gowar; Frederick James Gowar; Joseph Gowar; Joseph Albert Gowar; Edwin Diplock Gowar and 11 others
Brother of Edwin Richard Gower, b1 and Malvinia Harriet Mary Dell, b3

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About Frederick Joseph Gowar, b2

Frederick Joseph Gowan England Births and Christenings Name Frederick Joseph Gowan Gender Male Christening Date 31 Aug 1817 Christening Place Fletching, Sussex, England Birth Date 25 Jul 1817 Father's Name Richard Gowan Mother's Name Mary Citing this Record "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), Frederick Joseph Gowan, 31 Aug 1817; citing , reference item 9 p 31; FHL microfilm 1,067,170.

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.

Frederick Joseph Gowar South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths Name Frederick Joseph Gowar Event Type Death Event Date 09 Jun 1897 Event Place Albany, Cape Province, South Africa Gender Male Age 79 Birth Year (Estimated) 1818 Citing this Record "South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 January 2017), Frederick Joseph Gowar, 1897.

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Frederick Joseph Gowar, b2's Timeline

July 25, 1817
Fletching, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
September 26, 1841
Age 24
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 8, 1843
Age 26
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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
April 15, 1853
Age 35
Somerset East, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 27, 1856
Age 38
Somerset East, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa