William Bowden was born 17 August 1819 in Benenden, Kent, Kent, United Kingdom to William Bowden (1796-1882) and Elizabeth Godfrey (1798-1838) and died 7 March 1899 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Caroline Munn (1818-1901) 1 February 1842 in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

His family left Gravesend, Kent on 24 June 1838, arriving Sydney, New South Wales on 6 November 1838 on the Maitland.


Offspring of William Bowden and Caroline Munn (1818-1901)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Bowden (1842-1906)
Sarah M Bowden (1844)
Frederick Bowden (1847-1923)
Charlotte Bowden (1848-1850)
Rebecca Bowden (1851-1852)
Catherine Bowden (1853-1932)
Harriet Bowden (1855)
Jane Bowden (1857-1932) 12 September 1857 September 1932 John Edwin Fenwick (1857-1920)

Mary Bowden (1863)
Jessie Bowden (1863-1952) 24 May 1863 'Kennington', Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia November 1952 Mayfield, New South Wales, Australia Samuel Osborne (1863-1923)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • The Benenden Bowdens by Colin King, ISBN 09592639 1 8 (1.2)
  • AWT:db: amandataylor, id: I401 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: tbp27, id: I908 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: theresafrench73, id: I402 — no longer available

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