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Octavius Bourchier Bowker, b8

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Almer, Dorset, England
Death: July 23, 1899 (84)
'Champagne', Zastron, Orange Free State, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Miles Bowker, SV/PROG and Anna Maria Bowker, SM/PROG
Husband of Mary Anne Bowker
Father of Mary Elizabeth Bowker; Cpt. James Wilmot Bowker; Ella Shaw Bowker; Annie Octavia Bowker and John Mitford Bowker
Brother of Lt. John Mitford Bowker; William Monkhouse Bowker, b2; Miles Brabbin Bowker, b3; Cmdt. Thomas Holden Bowker, J.P.; Bertram Egerton Bowker, J.P., M.P. and 6 others

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About Octavius Bourchier Bowker

1820 British Settler


Octavius Bourchier Bowker 4, together with his parents and 8 siblings, were members of their father, Miles Bowker's Party of 23 Settlers on the Weymouth.

Party originated from Wiltshire.

  • Departed London, 7 January 1820.
  • Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 16 April 1820.
  • Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Olive Burn and Tharfield

Children :

  • William Monkhouse Bowker 17
  • Miles Brabbin Bowker 14
  • Thomas Holden Bowker 12
  • Bertram Egerton Bowker 11
  • Robert Mitford Bowker 9
  • Septimus Bourchier Bowker 7
  • Octavius Bourchier Bowker 4
  • Mary Elizabeth Bowker 2
  • Anna Maria Bowker (born at sea).


Notes 1820settlers.com

Original Register

1844. Marriage solemnized at Bathurst in the Parish of Bathurst, in the District of Albany.

No When married Names and Surnames Ages Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage After Banns or License Consent by whom given or Judges Order 120 Jany. 25th 1844 Octavius Bowker

Mary Ann Wilmot Full age Do. Bachelor

Spinster Farmer Tharfield Bathurst Bathurst After Banns

Married in the Protestant Episcopal Church at Bathurst aforesaid after Banns by me. James Barrow, Colonial Chaplain

This marriage was solemnized between us {Octavius Bowker (signed) { Mary Ann Wilmot (signed)

In the presence of us {Alexn. B. Armstrong (signed) {Henrietta ? Armstrong (signed) {James Wilmot (signed)

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23580-59275-50?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-QWB:44975801,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 19 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 58 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Octavius Bourchier Bowker's Timeline

May 27, 1815
Dorset, England
December 17, 1844
Age 29
District Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 31
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 33
July 23, 1899
Age 84
Orange Free State, South Africa