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Henry Butler Dowie was born in Lambeth, London, England & was sent to Tasmania as a convict on the ship "John Pirie". He married Barbara Angus on 31 Oct. 1850 in Launceston, Tasmania.

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tudyliz has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2007. is researching the following names: CUMMINS, DOYLE, MCDUFF and 1 other(s).

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by dlorr on 2010-09-04 02:16:21

Henry Butler Dowie was a Parkhurst Boy. He was, in fact, one of the original 102 juvenile offenders received at Parkhurst Prison when the institution was officially opened on that date. His Gaolers Report commented that his conduct had been good, that he was single and could both read and write. Henry Butler Dowie was discharged from Parkhurst Prison on 31/05/1842 in readiness for transportation to New Zealand. He was employed as an apprentice surveyor in Auckland on his arrival. He stole money from his employer and was transported to Van Dieman's land on the John Pirie. On 27/06/1848 he was granted his Ticket of Leave. Henry Butler Dowie became a respected member of the community, witnessed particularly in 1866 by his election and appointment as a local councillor in the newly-established municipality of Evandale (near Launceston). His wife, Barbara, died on the 24/11/1868, aged 44 (no cause specified). He was to marry for a second time on the 23/01/1873, his bride 27 year old Sarah Ann Bryan, a local Evandale girl. There were 7 children born to Barbara and 3 to Sarah. Henry Butler Dowie was my great great grandfather.

by BAC3 on 2011-03-27 17:00:23


I am researching for a PhD on the Parkhurst Boys, of whom, as you say, Henry Butler DOWIE was one......transported first to Auckland, NZ, and then after re-offendng to VDL. My database for him is quite substantial and I am more than happy to exchange information if you would like to contact me.


Tony Cocks

by Aussie1947 on 2011-03-27 18:21:07

Tasmanian Directory 1867-68 (MacPhail)
Henry Butler Dowie was a Municipal Counciller.


by lj1943 on 2011-09-13 11:50:44

henry butler dowie was my g.g. grandmother,s brother

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