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Looking for information about Christopher Brown Rodwell

Christopher Brown Rodwell is the son of Christopher Rodwell and Mary Ann Brown of Swaffham, Norfolk, UK,
Christopher was born: c1812 in Malta, then in 1831 he attended Christ College, Cambridge, UK and received his B.A., in 1835.
He married and in the UK and they traveled to New South Wales and apparently his wife died on the voyage, I don't know her name or the name of the ship.

Christopher then arrived in Port Adelaide, South Australia on 12 June 1840 on the Dawset from Launceston, Tasmania and his name was the only one on the passenger list.
Christopher m: 26 June 1841 to Mary Ann Macgowan (my gg Aunt) and had three daughters, all born in South Australia, 1.Maryanne Ernestine, b: 6 Sep 1842, Kensington, 2.Susan Lois, b: 7 Jan 1844, Rock Springs, 3.Helen, b:23 Sep 1845, Rock Springs.

Christopher then pops his head up in Terling, Essex, UK as a Deacon in 1846, then his wife has daughter no; 4. Lucy Lois, b: 1848 & son Christopher, b: 1850.
They then turn up in Freshford, Somerset and I think the Freshford web site ( have gone a little off track. In 1856 Christopher is in Freshford with a new wife; Mary Ann Davis and eight daughters, and their youngest, Percival Davis, baptised: 1865.
The site goes on to say that Christopher's wife was born in Liverpool and their first two daughters being born in South Australia.
I'm assuming his first wife died on board before they reached Australia and the Mary Ann Davis that the Freshford web site talks about is actually my gg Aunt; Mary Ann Macgowan, because she was born in Lancashire prior to emigrating to Australia. or did she die on the trip back to England? Christopher Brown Rodwell went on to d:1888, Horsted Keynes, Sussex.

I would like to converse with someone to help fill in the blanks.

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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 m:22 Jan 1827 to Fanny Woolvin, 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.
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.
16.Un-named Female
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.