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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of UK parish registers and other primary sources which I have personally researched. Further information about the settlers and their families once they reached the Cape can be found at https://www.1820settlers.com/

Sue Mackay

BOWKER, Miles - Extra Data

 

Leader of BOWKER's Party

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives)

 

Born at Deckham Hall, Gateshead, County Durham, son of Thomas BOWKER and Dorothy MONKHOUSE

 

Family Search:

 

Thomas BOWKER married Dorothy MONKHOUSE on 16 July 1754 at Kirkby Stephen, Westmoreland

 

Dorothy BOWKER, daughter of Thomas, baptised in All Saints, Newcasle upon Tyne, 29 June 1756

Miles BOWKER, son of Thomas, baptised in All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, 19 September 1758

Benjamin, son of Thomas and Dorothy BOWKER, baptised in St.Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne, 17 March 1760

Catherine BOWKER, daughter of Thomas, baptised in Heworth, Durham on 7 November 1762

 

Miles BOWKER married Maria MITFORD in St.Mary Magdalene, Mitford, Northumberland on 8 March 1800

 

Dorset History Centre:

 

First seven children admitted into church in St.Mary, Almer, Dorset on 4 October 1813

John Mitford, son of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, Charborough, Gentleman, born April 13 1801

William Monkhouse, son of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, Charborough, Gentleman, born March 10 1803

Miles Brabin, son of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, Charborough, Gentleman, born January 27 1805

Thomas Holden, son of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, Charborough, Gentleman, born February 24 1807

Bertram Egerton, son of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, Charborough, Gentleman, born November 24 1808

Robert Mitford, son of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, Charborough, Gentleman, born August 30 1810

Septimus Bourchier, son of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, Charborough, Gentleman, born August 10 1812

 

Octavius, son of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, Almer, Gentleman, was baptised in St.Mary, Almer, Dorset on 27 May 1815

 

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office

Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Miles and Anna Maria BOWKER, South Newton, farmer baptised in South Newton, Wiltshire on 22 February 1818 (born January 5th 1818)

 

Family Search

 

John MITFORD married Dorothy YOUNG on 5 April 1780 in St.Mary Magdalene, Mitford, Northumberland

 

Baptisms of children of John and Dorothy MITFORD in St.Mary Magdalene, Mitford:

Robert bapt. 9 May 1780

John bapt. 22 January 1782

Anna Maria bapt. 4 July 1784

Mary bapt. 13 April 1787

Bertram bapt. 10 July 1789

Sybil bapt. 18 November 1791

 

Wigan Archive Services

 

Joseph BOWKER & Eliz. BRABBIN of Manchester were married by licence 4 November 1725 in All Saints, Wigan (grandparents)

 

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