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Marine Corporal John Gowen (c.1763......1837)

 

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The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment
 
  • Born : Circa 1763
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier / Store Keeper in 1801
  • Date Arrived : 26th Jan 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sirius "
  • Rank on Discharge : Corporal .
  • Date of Enlistment : 24 Feb 1787
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : Feb. 1791
  • Where Discharged : Norfolk Island
  • Date of Enlistment R.N.S.W.Reg : 6. April 1792
  • Where Enlisted : Sydney
  • Date of Discharge :12. March 1800
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died :28. April 1837
  • Where Died / Buried : Kiama N.S.W
  • Parents Names :
  • 1st Spouse's Name : Audrey Appleyard
  • Born : 1778 
  • Where Born :  England.
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 1801
  • Ship Arrived on :" Earl Cornwallis "
  • Date Died : October 1819
  • Where Died / Buried : Pioneer Memorial Cemetery at Liverpool
  • Date Married : 1. June 1805
  • Where Married : Liverpool
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • 2nd Spouse's Name : Mary Wood
  • Born : Circa 1774
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation :
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  • Date Died : 1. July. 1827
  • Where Died / Buried : St Luke's Church Liverpool
  • Date Married : 27. Nov 1821
  • Where Married : Liverpool
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
    Vickie  vickieg06@bigpond.com;

    JOHN GOWEN - MARINE  FIRST FLEETER   1763 - 1837 Information supplied by Syd Norris sydnor@optusnet.com.au

     

    Area Settled :
    Liverpool, Parramatta
    Children : of John & Audrey
    1 . Mary Gowen (b.17/5/1806......d.) m Liverpool on 17/8/1821 Sergeant William Henry Jones (1798....1881)
    2 . Ann Gowen (b.1807......d.)
    3 . John Gowen (b.1810.....d) married Mary Ann Smith (b......d.) daughter of SMITH Jeremh. Private
    4 . Francis Gowen (b.1813....d.)
    5 . Elizabeth Gowen (b.1816......d.)

    History & Achievements :

    John Gowen enlisted in the Royal Marines as a member of the 47th Portsmouth Company
    . William was stationed on board the ship " Sirius" It was on this ship that he arrived in Australia .On the 2nd of October on board the "Golden Grove "he was sent to assist in the settlement of Norfolk Island . Ending his duty he returned to Sydney on board the ship "Supply" , only to return and try to settle on board the "Atlantic " John had a grant of 60 acres at Cascade Stream Phillipsburg. This failed and he returned to Port Jackson a year later to en-list in the Royal New South Wales Corps. .
    In 1800 he discharged and was appointed as store keeper. Received a grant of 200 acres at Liberty Plains and a grant of 208 acres at Parramatta. John Gowen was one of the signatures on a petition to have Governor Bligh arrested and removed from office.
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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