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Alexander M'Gowan (Macgowan), 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, d: 12 Oct 1826, in his 89th year and 44th minute. 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 and great ignorance of the world. He m:10 Oct 1785 to Mary, daughter of James Newall, Esquire, of Stranfasket (baptised on 20 Jan 1770), d: 21 June 1867, in her 98th year; she had 17 children, of whom;
Rev. James, a teacher in Liverpool and later in Adelaide, South Australia, m:28 June 1819 to Susannah Jackson, Susannah was b:1794 in Westmorland, UK and d:15 Apr 1860 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
John, b:1793 d:1819 Liverpool.
William, b:Sep 1795 d:Oct 1795.
Thomas Newall, b:1800, d:1846, marriad Isabella Murray.
Joseph Henderson, b:1797 an M.D in Manchester d:1854 in St. Heliers, Jersey.
David, b:1803 d:1823.
George Knight, a merchant in Manchester, b:1813 d:1878 in Willsbridge, Bristol.
Mary, m: Mr James Glover.
Anna, b:1798 a Poet, d:19 April 1865 in Kirkcudbright.
Patricia Heron, m:6 Apr 1829 in Kirkcudbright to Mr. Robert (Lovey) Malcolmson.
Wilhelmina, m: John McCreadie.
Alexandrina Oswald, m: Mr John Steadman Christie Esq., BA.
Jane Margaret, m: Mr Edmondson.
Antonietta Stewart, m: Mr John Thorburn 11 Dec 1833 in Liverpool.
Agnes Murray, d:13 Dec 1873.
James & Susannah arrived in South Australia on the Planter 17 May 1839 with 11 children & James, b:11 Aug 1828 in Liverpool, d:10 Oct 1886, Parkside, South Australia, was the seventh child, m:16 Nov 1853 in Adelaide to Mary Ann Burns, b:1831 in Carshalton, Surrey d:26 Oct 1905, Waterloo, South Australia.
Percival George Rodwell was Mary's 9th & final child, b:c1877 & d:16 Aug 1942 in Adelaide, Sth Aust, Persival m:1 Jan 1900 at Boothby, South Australia to Elizabeth Sarah May Baker, b:3 Nov 1876 at Port Pirie, South Australia, d:19 Nov 1938 at Kilroo, South Australia. Elizabeth had 7 children and Lawrence Percival was the third. b:14 Feb 1908 at Cleve, South Australia, d:13 Dec 1973 at Cleve, Sth Aust.
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 was number four. My name is Roger Macgowan and I was born in 1952, Cleve, South Australia. I am the father to 6 and grandfather to 11 and still, the story goes on.
If anyone can add to my story, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.
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