Searching for Macgowan's of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland., England and South Australia.
Reverand Alexander M'Gowan, b:1745 of humble parents at Knockreoch, in the parish of Kells. He supported himself by teaching, and was engaged in 1767 as a tutor in the family of John Newall of Earlston, He become a schoolmaster of the parish, and was licensed by the Presbyterian Church, 2 August 1775. He was presented by the said Mr Newall and ordained on 3 July 1783, he d:12 Oct 1826, in his 89th year. He was a person of talents and learning, an original thinker, of patriarchal simplicity of manners, an excellent Hebrew scholar, but of extremely eccentric habits. Alexander m:10 Oct 1785, Mary Newall,, b:20 Jan 1770, Stranfasket, Kirkcudbrightshire, the niece of John newall and daughter of James Newall, Esquire of Stranfasket, d: 21 June 1867, Kirkcudbright, in her 98th year, she had 17 children; (list not in sequential order)
1.John, b:1793 d:18 Mar 1819 Liverpool, Assistant Surgeon, RN.
2.William, b:Sep 1795 d:Oct 1795.
3.Thomas Newall, b:1800, d:6 Jan 1846, Surgeon, Manchester. m: Isabella Murray (1804-1892).
4.Joseph Henderson, b:1797 an M.D in Manchester d:1854 in St. Heliers, Jersey.
5.David, b:1803 d:2 Dec 1823.
6.George Knight, a merchant in Manchester, b:1813 d:12 June 1878, Earlston Park, Willsbridge, Bristol.
7.Mary, m:24 Jun 1923, James Glover a writing master, Liverpool.
8.Anna, b:1798 a Poet, d:19 April 1865 in Kirkcudbright.
9.Patricia Heron,b:1792 m:6 Apr 1829, Kirkcudbright to Mr. Robert (Lovey) Malcolmson.
10.Wilhelmina, m: John McCreadie.
11.Alexandrina Oswald, m: John Steadman Christie Esq., BA.
12.Jane Margaret, m: Edmondson.
13.Antonietta Stewart, m: John Thorburn 11 Dec 1833 in Liverpool.
14.Agnes Murray, d:13 Dec 1873.
15.John Newall, b:cApr 1790 d:31 Jan1791.
17.Reverend James Sr., a teacher in Liverpool and later in Adelaide, South Australia, b:27 May 1787, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, d:14 April 1856, at his residence, North Terrace, Adelaide, m:28 June 1819 to Susannah Jackson, arriving in South Australia on the Planter, 27 May 1839, Susannah was b:1794 in Westmorland, UK and d:15 Apr 1860 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.Susannah had issue;
1.Susannah, b:25 June 1820, Liverpool, d:18 Jan 1869, Adelaide.
2.Agnes Newall, b:22 Mar 1823, d:22 Sep 1861, Hobart, Tasmania., m:20 Mar 1844, Avoca, Tasmania to Dr. Thomas Christie Smart.
3.Mary Ann, b:12 Apr 1824, Liverpool., m:26 Jun 1841 in Adelaide to Christopher Brown Rodwell Esq, BA.
4.Elizabeth, b:30 Apr 1825, Liverpool., d:29 Feb 1892, Adelaide
5.Helen, b:19 Aug 1826, Liverpool., m:22 Feb 1851, Adelaide to Edward Collingwood Esq and d:6 Apr 1874.
6.Anne Isabella, b:18 Aug 1827, Liverpool., d:10 Aug 1911, Adelaide.
7.Mary Glover, b:16 Sep 1829, Liverpool., m:4 Dec 1856, Adelaide to George Gledstanes Wollaston and d:7 Jun 1926, Adelaide.
8.Jean Welsh, b:26 Jan 1832, Liverpool., d:21 Oct 1904, Kent Town, South Australia.
9.Jessie Newall, b:23 May 1833, Liverpool., m:9 Sep 1856, Adelaide to Samuel Andrew Sprigg and d:5 Oct 1917, Hackney, South Australia.
10.John Thorburn, 23 Sep 1836, Liverpool., m:23 Sep 1967, Ballarat, Victoria to Annie Wynne and d:23 Feb 1895 Corowa, New South Wales, Australia.
11.James Jr, b:11 Aug 1828 in Liverpool, d:10 Oct 1886, Parkside, South Australia, m:16 Nov 1853, Adelaide to Mary Ann Burns, b:1831, Carshalton, Surrey, d:26 Oct 1905, Waterloo, South Australia., James and Mary Ann had issue;
Percival George Rodwell was the last of nine, b:c1877, Tothills Belt, South Australia and d:16 Aug 1942 in Adelaide. Percival, m:1 Jan 1900, Boothby, South Australia to Elizabeth Sarah May Baker, b:3 Nov 1876, Port Pirie, South Australia, d:19 Nov 1938, Kilroo, South Australia. Percival and Elizabeth had issue;
Lawrence Percival was the third of seven, b:14 Feb 1908, Cleve, South Australia, d:13 Dec 1973, Cleve.
Lawrence m:9 May 1942 to Elden Elizabeth Mathews b:9 Jan 1922, Warooka, South Australia, d:26 Jun 1993, Whyalla, South Australia. Elden had five children and I am number four.
My name is Roger Macgowan and I was born in South Australia. I am the father to 6 and grandfather to 15 and still, the story goes on.
If anyone can add to or correct my story, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.