Thomas Holden Bowker

(1857 - 10 July 1932)
     Thomas Holden Bowker was born in 1857 in Somerset East, South Africa. He was the son of Thomas Holden Bowker and Julia Eliza MacGowan.
     Thomas died on 10 July 1932 in Kitale, Kenya. He farmed at Tharfield, served in the Gaika War and moved to Kenya. He left no issue.

Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire

(8 August 1791 - 10 May 1882)
     Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire was born on 8 August 1791 in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. He was the son of Samuel Harris Bowker and Catherine Goodman.
     Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire married Sarah Eagles Cowley on 28 July 1827 in Winslow, Buckinghamshire.
     Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire appeared on the 1841 census in the Manor House, Market Place, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Thomas Bowker, 50 farmer, not born Cambs; Catherine 13 Yes, Eliza 11 Y, Thomas 5 Y, Henry 4 Y, Sarah 3 Y, Frederick 1 Y, plus a governess & 4 servants. There is also a James aged 40 living alone. He was widowed on 1 May 1848 on the death of his wife Sarah Eagles Cowley.
     Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire was recorded on the 1851 census in the Manor House, Market Place, Whittlesey. Thomas Bowker, head, widower, 60 magistrate, farmer of 400 acres employing 16 labourers, born Peterborough; Catherine Bowker, unmarried daughter 22 b. Whittlesey; Sarah daughter 12 ditto, Charles Edward son 6 ditto, & 3 servants. He was listed in a directory dated 1851 as an Esquire at the Manor House, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
     Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire appeared on the 1861 census in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Thomas Bowker, head, widower, 70 magistrate, farmer 286 acres employing 10 men, born Peterboro; Catherine daughter., unmar, 32 born Whittlesey; William Harris Bowker, son unm, 27 farmer 130 acres employing 6 men 1 boy, born Whittlesey, Thomas son, unm 25 solicitor's clerk, ditto; Francis son 15 farmers son, ditto; Sarah daughter 22, ditto; Charles F son 16, ditto; 2 servants.
     Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire appeared on the 1871 census in Market Place, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Thomas Bowker, widower, 79 JP and Deputy Lieutenant for the co. of Cambridgeshire, born Peterborough; Catherine Bowker, daughter. unmarried 42, born Whittlesey; Mary Elizabeth Cowley, visitor, 11, born Camberwell Surrey; 2 servants.
     Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire appeared on the 1881 census in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Thomas Bowker, head, widower 89 Justice of the Peace, born Peterborough; Catherine, daughter. unmar. 52, born Whittlesey; 3 servants.
     Thomas died on 10 May 1882 in Whittlesey RD, Cambridgeshire, aged 90. Memorial to the late Thomas Bowker, Esq. A very costly and beautiful memorial has this week been placed in the chancel of St. Mary's Church, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, to the memory of the above gentleman. The memorial was designed by W P Crisp Esq. architect, 88 Chancery-lane, London, and to say the least of it, displays an amount of art and architectural ability seldom shown on works of a similar nature. Mr. Crisp has clearly studied the motto of the Bowker family, viz:-attempt nothing you cannot perfect. When it is considered that Mr. Crisp has taken his design from different parts of the church, and moulded them into a beautiful whole, the credit is greater to him.
The memorial as a whole is a fit one to perpetuate the memory of so honoured a townsman as the deceased gentleman, and reflects the highest credit upon the surviving members of the family, and upon all in any way connected with it.
The following is a description of the memorial. It is composed of Caen stone and polished statuary, and Purbeck marbles, and the motive of its design has been sought in the beautiful architecture of the tower of the church itself. This we believe was a suggestion of one of the family, A glance at the south window of the tower and the window below it, will show that a combination of the recessed opening of the one, and the ornamented pinnacles of the other, forms the nucleus of the design. The carving is somewhat more elaborated to suit a position closer to the eye. The hood was adapted from the canopy in the west front of the tower. The battlements are also taken from the tower, and indeed every portion of the new work can be traced to some portion of the old. The inscription is in lead letters, on a slab of statuary marble, and is a follows:- "In loving memory of Thomas Bowker, for 67 years a resident in this parish wherein be held many offices of trust, and who was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Isle of Ely in 1825, and a Deputy-Lieutenant for the County of Cambridge in 1852. Born, 8th. August 1791. Died, 10th. May 1882''
Over the inscription is a shield bearing the coat of arms, the crest and motto, the whole carved in high relief in statuary marble. The Arms: Quarterly 1st, and 4th. Argent, on a boss engrailed gules between three boar's heads, erect and erased proper across, or 2nd. or 3rd. or a chief gules. The crest: An arm embowed in armour fenways, couped at the shoulder, holding in the hand a bow-stringed proper. The motto; "Aut nunquam tentes aut perfice* (attempt nothing you cannot perfect)
Below the inscription slab is a carved cornice of Caen stone forming a shelf for floral decorations. The lower portion of the memorial is of polished Purbeck, following the form of the vestry doorway. In the recess is carved a riband, on which is given the text of the vicar's funeral sermon, "Thou shalt go to thy Fathers in peace, thou shall be buried in a good old age" Genesis xv., 16. The Purbeck marble corbels, bearing initials T.B., and built far into the chancel walls, support the whole memorial.
The memorial has been executed by Mr. F G Anstey, of Regent's Park, London, sculptor, from Mr. Crisp's drawing
. He was buried in St Mary, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
     His will was proved on 19 June 1882 in the Principal Probate Registry. The will with 2 codicils of Thomas Bowker, late of Whittlesey, Cambs, esquire, who died 10 May 1882 at Whittlesey was proved by Catherine Bowker of Whittlesey, the daughter, and Thomas Bowker, of 1 Grays Inn Square, Mdx, gentleman, the son, the executors.
     A letter from Marjorie Harrison dated 17 Dec 1990 states that she descends from Thomas Marshall, born in 1838, the illegitimate son of Eleanor Marshall. The local story was that he was the son of the Squire of Whittlesey (Thomas Bowker at the time when Eleanor worked at the manor house). His baptismal certificate gives Thomas Speechly as the father, but he didn't use his name..

Children of Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire and Sarah Eagles Cowley

Thomas Layton Bowker

(4 March 1911 - 23 October 1942)
     Thomas Layton Bowker was born on 4 March 1911 in New Zealand. He was the son of Thomas Burgess Bowker and Annie Maud Florence Bowker.
     Thomas Layton Bowker served in the War between 1939 and 1942.
     Thomas died on 23 October 1942 in France aged 31. He was buried in Communal Cemetery Extension, Abbeville, France.
     His will was proved in 1943 in Dunedin.

Thomas Mark Bowker

(circa 1845 - before 18 October 1852)
     Thomas Mark Bowker was born circa 1845 in Stanground, Peterborough RD, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of George Bowker and Sarah Deacon. Deacon, Elizabeth and Thomas were listed as the children of George Bowker in the 1851 census in Stanground.
     Thomas died before 18 October 1852 in Stanground, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 18 October 1852 in Stanground.

Thomas Bowker or Booker

(before 1640 - before 28 March 1671)
     Thomas Bowker or Booker was born before 1640 in England. He was the son of William? Bowker and Ann Unknown.
     Thomas Bowker or Booker married Frances Harris on 2 March 1657/58 in Upwood, Huntingdonshire.      
Thomas Bowker or Booker paid 2/- for the Hearth tax in 1664 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. There was only one Thomas Bowker listed in the parish in 1664.      
Thomas Bowker or Booker paid the hearth tax in 1666 in Yaxley. There were 2 Thomas Bowkers paying the Hearth Tax in Yaxley by 1666.
     His will was proved in 1670 or 1676. He may be the Thomas Bowker of Yaxley, whose will was probated c. 1670, Achdeaconry of Huntingdon AH19/1/15; but there is another reference, dated 13 Sep 1676 A19/1/52`.
     Thomas died before 28 March 1671 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. His wfie is possibly the Frances Booker who married John ... at Sawtry All Saints in 1671. He was buried on 28 March 1671 in Yaxley.

Children of Thomas Bowker or Booker and Frances Harris

Thomas William Bowker

(31 January 1879 - 23 August 1879)
     Thomas William Bowker was born on 31 January 1879 in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Francis Bowker and Margaret Ellen Peed.
     Thomas died on 23 August 1879 in Lakefield, ONT, CAN.

Unknown Bowker

(before 1550 - )
     Unknown Bowker was born before 1550 in England.

Children of Unknown Bowker

Unknown Bowker

     There were no Bowkers listed in the Yaxley or Fletton subsidy rolls for 1327, 1541/2, 1558, 1568, nor Whittlesey. In 1523/4 there were 4 Bykers in Whittlesey (Thomas, William & Robert) each payiing twopence.
     Unknown Bowker married Margaret Unknown.
     There were no Bowkers in the muster rolls for Yaxley or Fletton.

Children of Unknown Bowker and Margaret Unknown

Child of Unknown Bowker

Vernon Bowker

(12 September 1897 - 7 March 1974)
     Vernon Bowker was born on 12 September 1897 in New Zealand. He was the son of Charles Bowker and Harriet Anne Warrington.
     Vernon Bowker served in the War between 1914 and 1918.
     Vernon Bowker married Penelope Baker in 1923 in New Zealand. They had no issue. Vernon was a farmer in South Canterbury.
     Vernon died on 7 March 1974 in Geraldine, New Zealand, aged 76.
     His will was proved in 1974 in Timaru.

Violet Bowker

(20 October 1878 - 31 May 1952)
     Violet Bowker was born on 20 October 1878 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Henry Layton Bowker and Margaret Agnes Dudley.
     Violet Bowker married David Campbell Cryer Gebbie, son of John Gebbie and Ellen Cryer, in 1923 in New Zealand.
     Violet died on 31 May 1952 in New Zealand aged 73.

Violet Gladys Bowker

(September 1890 - )
     Violet Gladys Bowker's birth was registered in the quarter ending in September 1890 in Chelmsford RD, Essex. She was the daughter of Herbert Bowker and Annie? Mabel Lybbe. Herbert and Violet were listed as the children of Herbert Bowker in the 1891 census in Chelmsford, Essex.

Which Bowker

(say 1795 - )
     Which Bowker was born say 1795 in Northamptonshire. He was the son of James Bowker and Anne Lowe.

Child of Which Bowker

William Bowker

(circa 1625? - before 21 May 1668)
     William Bowker was born circa 1625? In England. He was the son of William? Bowker and Ann Unknown.      
William Bowker and William? Bowker were listed in the Protestation returns as William Bowker in March 1641/42 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. There was also a Willyam Barker.
     William Bowker married Susanna Unknown before 1646.      
William Bowker paid tax of either 1 shillling or 4 shillings for the Hearth Tax in 1664 in Yaxley. There were 2 William Bowkers in the 1664 return.      
William Bowker and William Bowker was taxed for hearth money in 1666 in Yaxley. There were 3 William Bowkers paying tax in Yaxley at this date.
     William Bowker made a will dated before 21 May 1668 in Yaxley. In the name of God Amen: I William Bowker of Yaxley being sick in body but in perfect remembrance ...
Imprimis I give to Thomas Bowker my youngest son ye field messuage or tenement now in the possession of John Coward together with the .. in the ... to it and all other rights and privileges belonging to it, also I give to my son Thomas Bowker £120 to be given to him at one & twenty years of age, Also I give my son Thomas half of my household goods; Also my executor shall bring him unto school and provide for him all other necessary out of the rents and interest of the afsd legacies; Thomas is not have anything that is .... the house
Imprimis I give to Ann Bowker my mother her dwelling where she now dwellelth and twenty shillings a year during her natural life
Also I give all the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed to William Bowker my eldest son whom I make sole executor of this my last will and testament
Also I make Thomas Bowker & Frances Palmer ... in ... executors at age also of around twenty years... I order that the ... shall have power to buy, sell ... all rights dues whatsoever adn pay all my debts giving account, and for their pains I give them tenshillings apiece.
Will. Bowker, witnesses: James Smith, Emma?? Bowker?, William Fo??

     William died before 21 May 1668 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 21 May 1668 in Yaxley.
     His will was proved on 10 August 1668 in Lincolnshire.

Children of William Bowker and Susanna Unknown

William Bowker

(before 1647 - before 15 December 1705)
     William Bowker was born before 1647 in Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Susanna Unknown.      
William Bowker and William Bowker was taxed for hearth money in 1666 in Yaxley. There were 3 William Bowkers paying tax in Yaxley at this date.
     William Bowker and Thomas Bowker and Ann Unknown were beneficiaries in William Bowker's will dated before 21 May 1668 in Yaxley. William grazier & butcher in Yaxley.
     William Bowker married Mary Clark on 18 June 1674 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire.      
William Bowker paid the hearth tax in 1674 in Yaxley. There were 3 William Bowkers paying the Hearth tax at Yaxley.
     He is probably the William Bowker mentioned in Holme & Yaxley parish doucments at the Huntingdon Record Office AH13/268/35 dated 12 Sep 1683 Schedule of sxcommunication: Citations against ... William Bowker for refusing to pay the customary fee for breaking the ground and for the burial of two of his children in the church of Yaxley. Citation served 2 Jun 1683 by John Eaton, apparitor.
     He may be the William Bowker who was a defendant in an Equity Pleadings case in 1697 in which the plaintiff John Edmonds sought a judgement on his entitlement to a close of fenland (Sedge Fen, Yaxley) that he had purchased from George Greene who had purchased it from the late George Palmer. Edmonds had spent a considerable sum in impoving the land.
     William Bowker made a will dated 8 December 1705 in Yaxley. Will of William Bowker of Yaxley grazier, sick in body, bequeaths to son William "all my freehold and coppyhold lands & tenements situate & lying in Yaxley afsd during his natural life and after his decease to Elizabeth his wife for life and after their decease to the use of the heirs of their two bodys lawfully begotten or to be begotten & for want of such issue then to the heirs of my son Edward Bowker forever. Item I give and bequeath to Edward Bowker my son all my coppy hold land lyeing in the bounds and mannor of Stanground and also my copyhold lands with the Mannors of Farcet and also all my freehold lands lyeing within the manners, bounds, precincts of Whittlesey, Cambs. during his natural life & after his death to the heirs of the body of the said Edward and for the want of such issue to the use of the heirs of the body of my son William lawfully begotten. Item I give unto my son Edward Bowekr £400 to be paid by my executrix within 3 months after my decease. Item I give unto the poor of the parish of Yaxley £5 to be paid within 1 month after my decease. Item I give unto Mary Palmer, widow, 20/- a year during life or else the dwelling house where she now lives which she pleases. All the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed I give unto my son William Bowker he apying my debts etc. and I dowe make him sole executor of this my last will and testament" Dated 8 December 1705 ... in the presence of Tho: Bowker ...
     William died before 15 December 1705 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 15 December 1705 in Yaxley.
     His will was proved on 3 January 1705/6 in Huntingdonshire. An inventory for Wm Bowker, Yaxley, gent exists.
     William Bowker was mentioned in 1708.

Children of William Bowker and Mary Clark

William Bowker

(circa 1675 - before 7 May 1718)
     He received lands at Yaxley from his father whose will mentions his wife Elizabeth. William Bowker was born circa 1675 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Mary Clark. William was a grazier in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire.
     William Bowker married Elizabeth Coles on 9 March 1701/2 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.
     In William Bowker's will dated 8 December 1705 in Yaxley, William Bowker was named as heir; Will of William Bowker of Yaxley grazier, sick in body, bequeaths to son William "all my freehold and coppyhold lands & tenements situate & lying in Yaxley afsd during his natural life and after his decease to Elizabeth his wife for life and after their decease to the use of the heirs of their two bodys lawfully begotten or to be begotten & for want of such issue then to the heirs of my son Edward Bowker forever. Item I give and bequeath to Edward Bowker my son all my coppy hold land lyeing in the bounds and mannor of Stanground and also my copyhold lands with the Mannors of Farcet and also all my freehold lands lyeing within the manners, bounds, precincts of Whittlesey, Cambs. during his natural life & after his death to the heirs of the body of the said Edward and for the want of such issue to the use of the heirs of the body of my son William lawfully begotten. Item I give unto my son Edward Bowekr £400 to be paid by my executrix within 3 months after my decease. Item I give unto the poor of the parish of Yaxley £5 to be paid within 1 month after my decease. Item I give unto Mary Palmer, widow, 20/- a year during life or else the dwelling house where she now lives which she pleases. All the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed I give unto my son William Bowker he apying my debts etc. and I dowe make him sole executor of this my last will and testament" Dated 8 December 1705 ... in the presence of Tho: Bowker ...
     In 1708 a case listed in the Equity Pleadings database, Bowker v. Greene subject was: the testator (William Bowker) kept large sums of money for buying and selling cattle in a cupboard in his bedroom which had a false botton. After his death his on looked for the money, failed to find any and let the house to the defendant (John Greene) who found the secret hoard. The defendant claimed there was only 40 guineas there, but the plaintiff wanted the issue investigated.
     William Bowker made a will dated 3 May 1718 in Yaxley. William Bowker of Yaxley, gent, sick... wife Elizabeth, lands at Yaxley which were my late fathers William Bowker, 2nd son Coles [not yet 21] Elizabeth my daughter [minor], Edward, Ann, Freeman [minors] fifth parts, eldest son [unnamed] to be given 5 pounds for mourning.
     William died before 7 May 1718 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 7 May 1718 in Yaxley.
     His will was proved on 19 May 1718 in Huntingdon. An inventory for Wm Bowker, Yaxley, gent exists.

Children of William Bowker and Elizabeth Coles

William Bowker

(1689 - before 18 August 1719)
     William Bowker was born in 1689 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Ann Addison.
     William Bowker married Sarah Squire on 30 April 1717 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. Married by licence. William was a tanner in 1719, in Yaxley.
     William died before 18 August 1719 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 18 August 1719 in Yaxley.
     His will was proved in 1719 in Huntingdon Archdeaconry. An inventory for Wm Bowker, Yaxley, tanner, exists.

Child of William Bowker and Sarah Squire

William Bowker

(26 August 1714 - before 11 March 1782)
     William Bowker was christened on 26 August 1714 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Mary Burgess.
     William Bowker married Frances Clarke on 31 March 1741 in Daventry, Northamptonshire. William Bowker of Yaxley, Huntingdonshire & Frances Clarke, of Watford, by licence.
     William Bowker was mentioned in the will of Thomas Bowker dated 17 January 1743/44. William was a grocer, in Peterborough.
     William Bowker was mentioned in the will of Mary Bowker dated 25 September 1754.
William Bowker was mentioned in the register of duties paid for apprentices' indentures on 7 April 1771. James Bowker was apprenticed to William Bowker, grocer of Peterborough.
     William Bowker made a will dated 14 September 1775 in Peterborough. Will of William Bowker of Peterborough, Northampton, grocer ... [property] in Peterborough afsd and Yaxley co. of Huntingdon which were not settled or conveyed upon the marriage of me & my wife ... I give to my brother David Bowker .. in trust to and for the use of my beloved wife Francis Bowker ... (except so much as was covenanted and agreed by me upon the marriage of my late daughter to be vested ...) I give to my said brother David Bowker, my nephew Thomas Bowker of Yaxley afsd tanner and William Bowker of Peterborough afsd ... due unto Joanna the wife of ... Wright of Walsall Staffs ... 2/- a week to my niece Maria Bowker daughter of my late brother John Bowker ... my granchildren the children of my late daughter Ann Serocold ... the children of my late sister Elizabeth Negus ... 7 equal parts ... one part to my brother Thomas Bowker, one part to the children of my late brother John Bowker, 1 part to my brother David Bowker, 1 part to my niece Charlotte Bowker daughter of my late brother James Bowker, 1 part to the children of my late brother Samuel Bowker, 1 part to the children of my late sister Elizabeth Negus ... upon the death of my said niece Marion Bowker. Lastly I appoint the said David Bowker, Thomas Bowker tanner & William Bowker of Peterborough joint executors. Dated 14 Sep 1775. Witnessed by J Bowker.
William Bowker was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 9 March 1776 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, . William Bowker of Peterborough grocer and Frances his wife two tenants of the manor surrender lands which were part of the estate of Thomas Bowker deceased father of the said William... all surrendered for the use of Thomas Bowker the younger, tanner.
     William died before 11 March 1782 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 11 March 1782 in St John, Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
     His will was proved on 3 June 1782 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved London 3 June 1782 PCC by the oath of Thomas Bowker nephew of the deceased & William Bowker the surviving executors named in the will.
     March 17-20, 1787 - pursuant to a decree of the High Court of Chancery, dated the 28th day of February 1787 made in a Cause Serecold against Bowker, the creditors of William Bowker, late of Peterborough in the county of Northampton, grocer, deceased, remaining unsatisfied, are forthwith to come in and prove their respective debts before Peter Halford , esq, one of the Masters of the said court at his chambers in Symond's Inn, Chancery lane, London, or in default thereof they will be excluded the Benefit of the said Decree. Repeated March 20-24,also April 21-24 1787 when it was stated that claims should be made on or before the 1st of June next.

Children of William Bowker and Frances Clarke

William Bowker

(20 January 1784 - before 29 September 1784)
     William Bowker was christened on 20 January 1784 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Elizabeth Dawson.
     William died before 29 September 1784 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 29 September 1784 in Yaxley.

William Bowker

(2 June 1789 - before 24 September 1870)
     William Bowker was christened on 2 June 1789 in St Michael, Stamford, Lincolnshire. He was the son of James Bowker and Mary Roades.
     William Bowker was named in the militia list taken in 1824 in Stamford, St Michael, Lincolnshire. Willm Bowker, currier, aged 35.
     William Bowker was mentioned in the will of James Bowker dated 10 June 1828. William Bowker was an executor of James Bowker's estate on 23 September 1828 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     William Bowker married Mary Smith on 6 June 1831 in Stamford St John, Lincolnshire. William was a currier, in Stamford. He was also Freeman of the town in the 1820s.
     William Bowker appeared on the 1841 census in Maiden Lane, Stamford. Wm Bowker 50, currier, born in the county, Note theat there was a Wm Bowker, 15, clerk attny, not born in the county in the same street.
     Mr W Bowker, a tanner was mentioned as a witness in a libel case at Stamford.
     William Bowker was recorded on the 1851 census in Maiden Lane, Stamford St Michael. William Bowker, head, widower, 61, currier (master) employing 5 men, born Stamford, with Ann Joplin, housekeeper, aged 67, and Mary Christmas aged 16, servant.
     William Bowker appeared on the 1861 census in Stamford. William Bowker, head, unmarried, 71, currier employing 3 men and 1 boy, born Stamford, a servant Mary Hunt aged 59 was living with him.
     William died before 24 September 1870 in Stamford, Lincolnshire. He was buried on 24 September 1870 in St Michael, Stamford. He was aged 83, which suggests an earlier birthdate.

Child of William Bowker and Mary Smith

William Bowker

(19 December 1703 - July 1709)
     William Bowker was christened on 19 December 1703 in Conington, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Elizabeth Coles.
     William died in July 1709 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, aged 5. He was buried in Yaxley.

William Bowker

(27 December 1748 - )
     William Bowker was christened on 27 December 1748 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of John Bowker and Elizabeth Lenton.
     William Bowker and Arabella Bowker, Anna Maria Bowker, Sarah Bowker and John Bowker were beneficiaries in John Bowker's will dated 11 June 1770 in Yaxley.

William Bowker

(before March 1797 - )
     William Bowker was born before March 1797 in Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Peter Bowker and Mary Marshall. William was a baker, Alconbury Weston.
     William Bowker married Mary Ann Unknown (Green) on 3 April 1821 in Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire. Married by licence.
     William Bowker was recorded on the 1851 census in Alconbury, Huntingdonshire. William Bowker, married aged 54, baker journeyman born Alconbury Weston was lodging with the Cade family.

Child of William Bowker and Mary Ann Unknown (Green)

William Bowker

(1789 - 3 March 1867)
     William Bowker was born in 1789 in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. He was the son of Samuel Harris Bowker and Catherine Goodman. William was a solicitor.
     William Bowker appeared on the 1841 census in 12 Grays Inn Square, London. Wm Bowker, aged 50, solicitor, aged 50, not born in the county, with Hanah Briggs, 50, female servant.
     William Bowker was recorded on the 1851 census in Sutton, Heston, London. William Bowker, unmarried, aged 62, attorney & solicitor, born Peterborough, with a housekeeper and two servants.
     William Bowker appeared on the 1861 census in Heston, London . William Bowker, unmarried, aged 72, solicitor, born Peterborough, with a housekeeper and two servants.
     William died on 3 March 1867 in Whittlesey RD, Cambridgeshire. He was buried on 8 March 1867 in St Margaret, Fletton, Huntingdonshire.
     His will was proved on 25 April 1867 in the Principal Probate Registry. William Bowker, late of 1 Grays Inn Square, and of Sutton, both in Mdx, & of Whittlesey, Cambs, gentleman, who died 3 Mardh 1867 at Whitlesey was proved by Thomas Bellamy and Thomas Bowekr of 1 Grays Inn Square, gentleman, the nephew, the executors.

William Bowker

(8 January 1734/35 - )
     William Bowker was christened on 8 January 1734/35 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Mary Ann Riss.

William Bowker

(circa 1820 - after 1856)
     William Bowker was born circa 1820 in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. He must be the son of one of Lydia Bowker (Page)s brothers, but which?. He was the son of Which Bowker.
     Appilcation by William Bowker, his guardians and by his uncle George Page, St Neots, fishmonger and his aunt Lydia to have his indentures with Samuel Tomblin, St Neots, wheelwright, cancelled because of Tomblins's cruelty.
     The marriage of William Bowker and Sarah King/Tokins/Wheatley was registered in the in March 1839 quarter in St Neots RD, Huntingdonshire. William was a wheelwright and labourer, St Neots, Huntingdonshire. In 1844 he was described as a labourer at his son's baptism.
     William Bowker married Susannah Unknown before 1847.
     The marriage of William Bowker and Martha Hull was registered in the in September 1848 quarter in St Neots RD Huntingdonshire.
     William Bowker and Martha Hull were recorded on the 1851 census in High Street, St Neots, Huntingdonshire. William 31 wheelwright, born Peterboro, Martha 27 born Fenlock Beds. Joseph son 11, scholar, born St Neots, Ann 7 St Neots, Emma 2 St Neots.
     William died after 1856 in St Neots, HUN.

Children of William Bowker and Sarah King/Tokins/Wheatley

Child of William Bowker and Susannah Unknown

Child of William Bowker and Martha Hull

William Bowker

(December 1841 - before 1851)
     William Bowker's birth was registered in the quarter ending in December 1841 in St Neots RD, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Sarah King/Tokins/Wheatley. William Bowker was christened on 17 March 1844 in St Neots, Huntingdonshire.
     William died before 1851.

William Bowker

(1 May 1747 - 12 August 1801)
     William Bowker was christened on 1 May 1747 in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Mary Harris. William was an attorney, Peterborough. He was the Coroner for the soke of Peterborough. Attorney at law. Had land at Yaxley. Kept the accounts of the Peterborough estate of Lord Fitzwilliam for 1768-1801. He was listed in a directory dated 1784 as William Bowker, attorney at law at Peterborough.
     William Bowker made a will dated 17 June 1801 in Peterborough. Will of William Bowker of Peterborough, attorney at law ... I give my sister Ann Bowker .... and appoint my said sister & my brother Alexander joint executrix & executor ... dated 17 June 1801.
     William died on 12 August 1801 in Peterborough, NTH, aged 54. He was buried on 16 August 1801 in St John, Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
     His will was proved on 29 August 1801 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. His will was proved by oath of Ann Bowker spinster the sister of the deceased and Alexander Bowker the brother.
     His sister Ann's will dated 1815 lists her nieces and nephews as Elizabeth, William, Thomas, Mrs Haven of Summerfield, Mrs Baron, & Harriet.

William Bowker

(circa 1736 - )
     William Bowker was born circa 1736.
     William Bowker married Elizabeth Gibbs on 17 April 1767 in Langtoft, Lincolnshire. A William Bowker 31, of Moulton, married Elizabeth Gibbs, 24.

Children of William Bowker and Elizabeth Gibbs

William Bowker

(12 May 1776 - )
     William Bowker was christened on 12 May 1776 in Moulton Near Spalding, Lincolnshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Elizabeth Gibbs.

William Bowker

(4 June 1769 - before 1776)
     William Bowker was christened on 4 June 1769 in Moulton Near Spalding, Lincolnshire. He was the son of William Bowker and Elizabeth Gibbs.
     William died before 1776.