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George Bowie and Janet Harper early 1800s

Query by ricktor

George and Janet were born in Scotland and came to Australia in the late 1840s.
I am looking for whatever I can find on them and their progeny (of which I am one!)
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on 2012-11-17 02:57:21

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by ricktor on 2012-11-17 15:38:19

All I have on George is that he was born c.1810 in Little Fleetback Scotland
Death: 1856 Ulladulla NSW Australia
Father: Patrick Bowie

by ricktor on 2012-11-17 15:41:28

The chidren listed above are the same children I have listed.

by janilye on 2012-11-17 18:07:20

George BOWIE, who died at Ulladulla on the 29 September 1856 was the youngest son of Patrick Bowie, Esq., M.D., H.E.I.C.S.,( Honourable East India Company Service) of Edinburgh, Scotland. .

by janilye on 2012-11-17 18:40:54

by janilye on 2012-11-18 01:35:26

by janilye on 2012-11-18 01:36:54

Sorry, this is easier

by janilye on 2012-11-18 02:53:01

Janet's birth name was Janet Bowie Harper which explains when she married she became Janet Bowie Bowie.

by janilye on 2012-11-18 04:26:26

by janilye on 2012-11-18 04:43:26

I've gathered several documents today Private message me your email address and I will send them to you.
On Catherine Bowie's Baptism certificate dated 2nd. August 1838;
it says, George Bowie, Merchant residing in No. 3 West Preston St., and Janet Bowie Harper had a daughter born to them on the third day of June last.--Named Catherine Baptised by the Rev. Patrick Clason Minister of Buccleuch Church in this Parish.

by janilye on 2012-11-18 04:58:31

Catherine Robertson 1784-1858 was the daughter of Marion BOWIE, who married Andrew Robertson. So that's how Janet became Bowie Bowie ;)

by janilye on 2012-11-18 05:41:57

Noggin is right with the 1841 census (1841 census not reliable but most of the data here is correct) and the marriage is correct, but that birth of George is someone else.
Haven't found anything much on BOWIE. The records for the East India Company are held at the British Library (mostly paper) which is where you'll find Patrick Bowie he was assistant surgeon in Madras for awhile. He had 4 other children besides George; William, Alexander, Elizabeth and Louisa.

by janilye on 2012-11-18 08:17:44

Here's what little I've found and must be cross-referenced;

Patrick George Bowie, Birth 22 August 1755 St Cuthberts, Edinburgh
Death 9 March 1809 Brechin, Angus, Scotland
Father: Edward Bowie (-1776)
Mother: Christian Jolly (-1802)
Spouse: Flora ? 1770-1800 married in India
Children Alexander (-)
William Dick b:1791, Ingaram, Krishna District, Madras Presidency, India. d: 28 August 1819 Edinburgh,
Elizabeth b: 1793, Edinburgh
Louisa b: ? India, died 1865 in Dundee, Scotland
George b: abt.1800 d: 1856 (unless you have proof he was born in Scotland it's possible he was born in Ingaram, India, although 1841 census says Scotland)

Spouse 2 : Margaret Raitt youngest Daughter of Thomas Raitt of ?
Married 3 March 1803 (this info was in the Edinburgh Weekly Journal dated 16 March 1803
difficult to read. Then I found the marriage register )

by janilye on 2013-02-24 07:25:24

I just found the Will and personal inventory of Patrick Bowie Esq. I can't remember your email address so please contact me if you are interested.

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