Malvinia Harriet Mary Dell, b3

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Malvinia Harriet Mary Dell (Gowar), b3

Also Known As: "Malvina"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: England
Death: July 19, 1874 (51-59)
Macleantown, (24 Kilometers from East London), Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Macleantown Cemetery, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Gowar SV/PROG and Mary Matilda Harriet Gowar, SM/PROG
Wife of John Dell, b1
Mother of Edward Richard Dell; Samuel White Dell; John Gowar Dell; James Gowar Dell; Edwin Gowar Dell and 2 others
Sister of Edwin Richard Gower, b1 and Frederick Joseph Gowar, b2

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About Malvinia Harriet Mary Dell, b3

Melvina Harriot Mary Gowar Gender Female Christening Date 10 Mar 1819 Christening Place Saint Mary,Lambeth,Surrey,England Father's Name Richard Gowar Mother's Name Mary Citing this Record "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), Richard Gowar in entry for Melvina Harriot Mary Gowar, 10 Mar 1819; citing Saint Mary,Lambeth,Surrey,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 0254603-0254607.

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


Notes at

Only daughter of of Admiral and Lady Gower who also landed in South Africa in the vessel of Admiral Dundas, a relative. Admiral Gower assumed the title of Earl Gower at the death of his father.

She was unable to sign her name in the Marriage Register ... is this possible for a Lady ?? (HS)

Malvina was a beautiful woman with wonderful long auburn hair, with a regal and upright bearing. Quiet, impractical and not suited to the rigors of frontier life. She died aged 63 whilst on an ox-wagon journey in the Macleantown district. They were going to the farm of their eldest son, Edward Richard Dell, near Kei Road. Rupert Dell, her grandson, erected the tombstone on her grave at the Macleantown Cemetery, Eastern Cape, South Africa in 1882. According to a Death Certificate in her husband's estate file she died 19 July 1874.


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Malvinia Harriet Mary Dell, b3's Timeline

March 10, 1819
St Mary's London Church, Lambet, England
May 14, 1837
Age 18
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 20, 1839
Age 20
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 18, 1842
Age 23
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 8, 1844
Age 25
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
October 28, 1847
Age 28
Barville Park, District Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 25, 1851
Age 32
October 25, 1854
Age 35
"Barville Park", Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa