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Biography

William Balgowan was born circa 1808 in Rhynie and Essie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to William Balgowan (1767-1809) and Elizabeth Christie (1766-1852) and died 11 February 1887 in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Jannet Shand (1810-1880) 28 January 1838 in Rhynie and Essie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.


William was working as a farmer when he married.

Jannet and William had a son William during 1838 in Clatt.

They left Scotland 1 July 1840. He immigrated as a free person on the Royal Consort arriving on 9 Nov 1840 to Botany Bay, New South Wales. This was a bounty ship. (State Record Reel 1317.) The ship arrived in Sydney on the 9th of November 1840. It was chartered by the Australian Agricultural Company. It departed on 13th July 1840 from Port Phillip bound for Sydney. Its weight: 529 tons and the ship's master was John Western.

Jannet and William had a daughter Janet during 1840 at sea between Port Phillip and Port Jackson.

Jannet and William had a daughter Elizabeth during 1843 in Camden, New South Wales.

Jannet and William had a son James during 1845 in Picton, New South Wales.

Jannet and William had a son John during 1850 in Camden, New South Wales.

Jannet and William had a son Thomas during 1852 in Picton, New South Wales.

Jannet and William had a son Robert during 1855 in Picton, New South Wales.

He owned land in 1865 in Reid's Flat, New South Wales.

On 1 Jan 1859 he was working at Dryburgh. In 1865 they purchased the Dryburgh property from the Harper family. On April 26 1970, all the buildings were swept away in a great flood. A new house was built further from the river on a rise. This was the second time that such a flood had occured.

William died on the 12th of February in 1887. He is buried at the family's private cemetery at the Dryburgh property.

Obituary

AUS NSW Dryburgh Balgowan Private Cemetery

Balgowan Private Cemetery

BALGOWAN, William Crookwell Gazette Fri 25.2.1887

DEATH OF MR W BALGOWAN OF REID'S FLAT The friends of this gentleman will regret to hear of his death, which took place at Dryburgh, Fish River, on the 11th inst in his seventy-ninth year. Beyond the fact that he passed away peacefully, the particulars of his death are not to hand; but from his age, and the fact that he was observed to be growing feeble the last time he was in Goulburn, now a few years ago, we presume it was to general decay of nature. Mr Balgowan was born in 1801 in the parish of Rhynie in Scotland; and arrived in the colony in 1840. About the year 1861 he settled at Dryburgh, Reid's Flat, Fish River, where he continued to reside fill his death, respected and esteemed by all who knew him for his sterling integrity, kindly disposition, and great intelligence. Mr Balgowan leaves a family of five sons and daughters all grown up and respectably settled in life. His wife died some years previously.




Children


Offspring of William Balgowan and Jannet Shand (1810-1880)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Balgowan (1838-1927)
Janet Balgowan (1840-1913)
Elizabeth Balgowan (1843-1922) 11 January 1843 Camden, New South Wales, Australia 10 August 1922 Burwood, New South Wales, Australia Robert Hudson (c1840-1911)

James Balgowan (1845-1902) 7 June 1845 Picton, New South Wales, Australia 5 August 1902 Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia Louisa McGuiness (1849-1935)

John Balgowan (1850-1934) 22 March 1850 Camden, New South Wales, Australia 21 April 1934 Glendalough, Western Australia, Australia Charlotte Winifred Evans (1854-1892)

Thomas Balgowan (1852-1912) 28 May 1852 Picton, New South Wales, Australia 16 September 1912 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Jemima Craig (1855-1931)

Robert Balgowan (1855-1935) 11 April 1855 Picton, New South Wales, Australia 11 August 1935 Cowra, New South Wales, Australia Jane Frost Hanrahan (1856-1940)

Note

Because of a mistaken identification for his daughter Elizabeth, some researchers give him the spurious middle name of "Cuthbert": see the note on her page.



Sources and notes

‡ General
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family Search, M112375.
  • Crookwell Gazette, Fri 25.2.1887.
  • jan balgowan, balgowan family file.
  • Helen V Lloyd, Reid's Flat, On the Banks of the Lachlan (Published in 1999 Printed by Southwood Press Pty Ltd ISBN 0646279356), page 127.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family Search, C112374.
  • Cowra Family History Group, Rugby Rye Park & Reids Flat Burials
    Published 2001 cowra Family History Group Inc.
    P.O. Box 495
    Cowra NSW 2794 Australia
    ISBN 0 958 660034, Dryborough Private Cemetery.
  • AWT: db: monaropioneers, id: I21137
  • AWT: db: yewenyi, id: I465
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 6560/1887



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