William Frank Bowden [Free Settler "Maitland" 1838]

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About William Frank Bowden [Free Settler "Maitland" 1838]

William BOWDEN was born 12/8/1796 Benenden, Kent, UK and was christened on 16/10/1796.

William married Elizabeth GODFREY on 4/12/1816 Benenden and they had the following children

  • James 1817
  • William 1819
  • Rebecca 1821
  • Thomas 1824
  • Ann 1826
  • Frank William 1828
  • Catherine 1830
  • Mary 1832
  • Joseph 1834
  • George 1837

The family travelled to Sydney Cove on 6/11/1838 on "Maitland" as assisted immigrants.

William died 6/7/1882 Raymond Terrace


GEDCOM Note

<p>William married Elizabeth GODFREY in St George Church at Benenden, Kent on 4 Dec 1816 and he, Elizabeth and their family migrated to Australia in 1838 aboard the ship 'Maitland' when he was 42 years of age, with his brother Joseph. They departed Gravesend in Kent (near London) England, on 24th June, 1838 arriving in Sydney NSW on 6 Nov 1838 as 'Assisted Immigrants'. In the shipping records William stated he was going to live at Paterson River, which is in the Raymond Terrace area.</p><p><p>William BOWDEN was born 1 on 12 Aug 1796 in Benenden, Kent, England. He was christened on 16 Oct 1796 in Benenden, Kent, England. He died on 6 Jul 1882 in 'Kennington Park' Raymond Terrace NSW AUS. He was buried in Wesleyan Cemetery Raymond Terrace. He married Elizabeth GODFREY on 4 Dec 1816 in St George Church at Benenden, Kent. William emigrated on 24 Jun 1838 from Gravesend in Kent (near London). He immigrated on 6 Nov 1838 to arriving Sydney on ship 'Maitland'. He resided 2 on 6 Feb 1839 in George Street South, Sydney NSW AUS. He resided in 1842 in Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW. He resided 3 in 1842 in "Muddy Creek" Lake Macquarie NSW. He was employed as Farmer on 4 Dec 1816. He was employed as Gardener in 1839. He was employed 4 as Farmer on Ash Island in the Hunter River in 1850. [Parents]</p><p><p></p></p><p><p>William, Elizabeth and their family migrated to Australia in 1838 aboard the ship 'Maitland' when he was 42years of age, with his brother Joseph. They departed Gravesend in Kent (near London) England, on 24th June, 1838 arriving in Sydney NSW on 6 Nov 1838 as 'Assisted Immigrants'. In the shipping records William stated he was going to live at Paterson River, which is in the Raymond Terrace area. Tragically his wife Elizabeth died upon arrival in Sydney and their son James shortly thereafter. The remaining family members settled at the Emmigration Barracks in Hunter Street and William found work as a gardener. In the 1841 Census he was in the carrying business and living at Bourke Street Surrey Hills. William applied for land and in due cause was granted a clearing lease. Early in 1842 the family moved to Dora Creek near Lake Macquarie, leasing a property known locally as 'Muddy Creek' near the present railway station at Dora Creek (originally called 'Newport') where William and his sons worked at logging the cedar which they would haul by bullockteam to Newcastle for sale until 1847. The Bowden's 'Muddy Creek' lease was owned by a Mr. Holden who took up a position in the Brisbane Water Court House.</p><p><p></p></p><p><p>William moved his family to Ash Island, probably as tennant farmers of Alexander Walker SCOTT in the Hunter River near Hexham and established a thriving fruit and vegetable trade with the Newcastle markets. When the Hunter River flooded in 1856 William and his youngest son George moved to "Kennington Park" at Raymond Terrace and became vegetable & grain farmers, carting produce to the Newcastle markets (maize, potatoes, melons, pumpkins & lucerne). Even at the age of 60, William was very active and could effectively handle the bullock teams. 'Kennington Park" is north of Hexham, on the Raymond Terrace Road, opposite the 'Courtauld's Factory'.</p><p><p></p></p><p><p>William and Elizabeth had a family of ten children, James (1817), William (1819) married Caroline MUNN, Rebecca (1821) married Thomas ADAM, Thomas(1824) , Ann (1826) our direct ancestor married Samuel ASHER, Frank (1828) married (1) Alice Maria ROTHWEL then (2) Rebecca OSBORNE , Catherine (1830) married Joseph BILLINGHAM, Mary (1832) married Thomas PRYOR, Joseph (1834) and George (1837) who married Maria FOUNTAIN.</p><p><p></p></p><p><p>For conditions regarding the voyage of the 'Maitland' and other information see Juliette HENDRY's Homepage</p><p><p></p></p><p>For further reading see Bowden Family History & Genealogy Research</p>

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William Frank Bowden [Free Settler "Maitland" 1838]'s Timeline

1796
August 12, 1796
Benenden, Kent, UK
1817
1817
Benenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1817
Benenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1819
August 17, 1819
Benenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1821
August 31, 1821
Benenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1824
March 21, 1824
1826
April 5, 1826
Benenden, Kent, UK
1828
1828
Benenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1830
1830
Benenden Kent