I am in Adelaide, South Australia and for about 8 years now,have been doing lookups for people wanting information about their ancestors who came here in the 1800's
I was in the library yesterday and managed to find the following about your Bowler ancestors:-
ARRIVALS FROM OVERSEAS.
1. William Bowler, married aged 33yrs, wife Norah aged 30yrs, son John aged 9 years, and Edward, son aged 6 years all arrived in South Australia aboard the "Hesperus" on 18/11/84. The "Hesperus" sailed from Plymouth on 15/8/1884.
2. Mary Bowler, domestic servant ex Derby, single, aged 17yrs, arrived in South Australia 12/8/55 aboard the "Aliquis". The "Aliquis" sailed from Liverpool 16/5/55
CHILDREN BORN TO WILLIAM BOWLER & NORAH nee O'SULLIVAN IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.
1. Honora Margaret 26/9/89 Georgetown District Clare. reference book 446 page 202
2. Johanna Bridget 17/6/91 Georgetown District Clare reference book 481 page 203
3. Mary catherine 23/12/84 Georgetown District Clare reference book 347 page 427
4. Michael Ignatius 23/4/46 Georgetown District Clare. Reference book 373 page 430
5. Patrick Aloysius 13/10/93 Georgetown District Clare reference book 529 page 417
6. Timothy Joseph 5/5/88 Georgetown District Clare reference book 416 page 286
7. William Francis 17/8/95 georgetown District Clare. reference book 568 page 427
1. Edmund Patrick (recorded as Edward on the ships passenger list) aged 30yrs, single, son of William Edmund Bowler married 8/8/1908 to Catherine Mary Kirkpatrick, aged 23yrs, single, daughter of Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick, at St. Ignatius Church, Norwood. District Norwood. Reference book 236 page 285
CHILDREN BORN TO EDMUND PATRICK BOWLER & CATHERINE MARY KIRKPATRICK.
1. Eileen Veronica 24/8/1909 Parkside District Adelaide reference book 828 page 313.
2. Elva Daisy 8/1/1912 St. Peters, District Norwood reference book 879 page 253 symbol "C" denoting a correction to the information on this birth record has been made by the Registrar.
3. John Kirkpatrick 22/8/1904 at St. Peters District Norwood. reference book 944 page 7
2. MICHAEL IGNATIUS aged 29yrs, single, son of William Edmund Bowler married 7/8/1915 to Ellen May Broderick aged 31yrs, single, daughter of Nicholas Aloyius Broderick at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gawler, District Barossa. reference book 264 page 385
CHILDREN BORN TO IGNATIUS BOWLER & ELLEN MAY nee BRODERICK.
1. Clare Lucy 19/8/1926 Berri District Burra. reference book 178 "A" page 456.Symbol "A" denotes either an amendment has been made by the Registrar in the information on the Birth Record and/or additional information appears on the birth record.
2. Honora Mary 23/3/1919 Torrensville District Hindmarsh. reference book 34 "A" page 388
3. James Ignatious 22/5/1922 Berri, District Burra. reference book 97 "A" page 178
4. Mary 11/11/1923 Berri, District Burra. refeence book 125 "A" page 445
5. Patricia Myra 19/8/1917 Torrensville District Hindmarsh reference book 4 "A" page 454
6. Shelia Mildred 6/1/1921 Gawler District Barossa reference book 69 "A" page 484
7. William Nicholas 5/6/1916 Torrensville District Hindmarsh referenc ebook 979 page 541
3. Patrick Aloysius aged 26yrs, single, son of William Edmund Bowler married 7/7/20 to Bridget Mary, aged 24yrs, single, daughter of Michael Griffin at St. Ignatius Church, Norwood, District Norwood. reference book 284 page 54.
CHILDREN BORN TO PATRICK ALOYSIUS BOWLER & BRIDGET MARY nee GRIFFIN.
1. Brendan Padraig Pearse 11/6/1921 Norwood Dis. Norwood reference book 78 symbol "A" page 46
2. Brian John 3/4/1928 Wayville Dis. Adelaide. reference book 209 "A" page 526
3. Desmond Kevin 19/10/1924 Westbourne Park District Adelaide reference book 144 "A" page 55
4. Kathleen Margaret 7/8/1923 Dulwich District Norwood. reference book 120 "A" page 591
5. Keiran Maurice 23/12/1925 Westbourne Park District Adelaide reference book 164 "A" page 393.
3. William Francis aged 24yrs, single, son of William Edmund Bowler married 7/4/1920 to Edith June aged 29yrs, single, daughter of Alfred Heath at St. Ignatius Church, Norwood, District Norwood. reference book 283 page 121.
CHILDREN BORN TO WILLIAM FRANCIS BOWLER & EDITH JUNE nee HEATH.
1.Gerald francis 14/9/1926 Norwood District Norwood reference book 179 "A" page 577
2. Maureen Joan 14/6/1922 Norwood Dis. Norwood. reference book 98"A" page 290
3. Monica Carmel 15/1/1925 Norwood District Norwood. reference book 148 "A" page 475 symbol "M" denoting this child is one of a multiple birth.
4. Stephen Paul 15/1/1925 Norwood District Norwood reference book 148 "A" reference page 475 symbol "M"
I always include book and page reference nos. in case people want to purchase a BDM certificate.The certificates in South Australia are the most expensive of any of the Australian States, being $33.00 each.That cost includes a "staff search time" charge.By being able to quote the book and page reference nos. a discount of approximately $5.00 is given for each certificate, as the Staff do not need time to search for the record.
I'm just mentioning this in case you are confused about the book and reference nos
I want to thank you for asking me to do this research for you, as I LOVE!!!!!!!! researching for people overseas.I love the challenge, and the sense of satisfaction if and when I am able to find some information for them.
I'm taking the liberty of including some information from a book called "Manning's Place Names of South Australia" which is the latest edition. This book has information re almost every town/area in South Australia, and as you are not in South Australia, I thought I'd include some info. just out of interest.
In 1932 a reporter said "These days Georgetown has sadly degenerated. It has grown quiet and respectable - the result, I suppose, of advancing years. We all get like that. Fifty years ago, when wheat had to be carted to Port Pirie by bullock team, strings of creaking waggons passed through the main street, which resounded to the cracking of the long, curling lashes of the whips, and "encouraging" exhortations of the bullockies. And everyone of those teamsters was a master of languages - you couldn't drive a bullock those days without possessing a vocabulary that would melt the strongest thermometer ever made."
"The first subdivision to bear this name was created by Samuel Reeves in 1839 on section 260, Hundred of Adelaide. In 1848 it was declared that 'this most romantic village combines he beauties of mounain, river, sea and woodland scenery, the panoramic effect of the whole being greatly heightened by numerous stone mansions and cottages which have arisen during the last eight months. Purest spring water is obtainable on all allotments at short depths.
He dubbed it after a suburb of London, England which in 1294 was written as northwode - 'north wood' which bordered a common - a noted resort for numerous camps of gypsies. Born in Playden, Essex, England he arrived in the Lady Emma in 1839 and died in 1881, aged ninety 0ne.
(Norwood is now an inner suburb of the city of Adelaide. It is quite "up market" and quite close to the city boundary. I used to love going to Norwood as a child, as my grandparents lived there).
The plan for the township of Gawler was drawn up by Colonel Light and named after Governor Gawler.
On the arrival of Governor Gawler in the colony (South Aus.) he found many settlers in a state of destitution and to relieve this problem he commenced a number of Government works; a road was constructed between Adelaide and Port Adelaide, where wharves, customs house and warehouses were built. He spent much of his own money in paying the unemployd's wages; his summary dismissal from office was anything but creditable to the British-Govern.ent.
(Gawler is approx. 1/2 hour drive north of the city of Adelaide. It is on the 'boundary' between the metropolitan areas and the rural countryside.A nice little town. I know it well.
Well, by now you are probably sick and tired of reading all this stuff, so I'll leave you to digest the information I found.
Should you know of any person/s who may have had family come here, and who may be interested in finding out what happened to them, please feel free to pass on my email address, as I'd be more than happy to help anyone who asks.
in a cool but sunny autumn day