John Robert Bowerman, 18551927 (aged 71 years)

Name
John Robert Bowerman
Given names
John Robert
Surname
Bowerman
Birth November 12, 1855 25 17
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Name: John Roberts Bowerman Gender: Male Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 12 Nov 1855 Birth Place: New South Wales, Australia Baptism Date: 25 Dec 1855 Baptism Place: Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia Father: Robert Bowerman Mother: Elizabeth FHL Film Number: 993965

Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Thomas
February 13, 1857 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterBertha Matilda Bowerman
September 9, 1858 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJames D. Bowerman
1862 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice Ada Bowerman
April 18, 1865 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Albert Ernest Bowerman
August 29, 1868 (aged 12 years)

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[see burial below]

Birth of a brotherElizabeth Ann Bowerman
December 14, 1870 (aged 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Austin
December 4, 1871 (aged 16 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Austin
December 4, 1871 (aged 16 years)
Cemetery: Mays Hill Cemetery
Note: With first husband John Staughton.
Birth of a sisterLily Bowerman
June 12, 1873 (aged 17 years)
Birth of a brotherLeslie Arthur Bowerman
April 3, 1876 (aged 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Partridge
August 2, 1877 (aged 21 years)
Citation details:

Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser Thursday 9 Aug 1877 p. 7

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Frightful death by burning. (from the Parramatta correspondent of the S.M. Herald). An inquest was held, on Friday, the 3rd August, by the Coroner for the district, Mr J. E. Bowden, at Pennant Hills, on the body of Mary Bowerman, aged eighty years.

Mary Bowerman, the younger, aged eight years, deposed the deceased was my grandmother; was with my sister Matilda and deceased in the house at about 6 o'clock yesterday; she was then quite well; came down to get deceased's breakfast at 8 am this morning, the usual time; on reaching the house found deceased lying all burnt outside the front door quite dead, and a dog eating her face; the pool of blood now on the ground was there; went home to my mother and told her; there was only one dog, the big brown one now lying dead; the dogs stopped here.

James Mobbs, Junr. deposed: Am 17 years of age and know the deceased; was going home from parramatta yesterday with my father's horse and dray; observed a blaze in the house of deceased, and what appeared to be a quantity of paper thrown outside the door; it was dark ; heard no noise; it excited no alarm in my mind; about 9 o'clock this morning, hearing that deceased had been burnt, went along the road, but did not go to the house; stopped when I saw the light and watched it for about 5 minutes; told my father on getting home last night.

Frederick Fowler deposed: I am senior-constable, stationed at Parramatta; this morning about noon, when in company with senior sergeant Bremmer, from something we heard, we went to the place, and found the body of the deceased lying where it is now, and in the same state as it is now; the body is charred all over, and the face is eaten completely away; the body was quite naked, and close to it was a remnant of print, apparently the hem of the deceased's dress, also some white calico like a portion of underclothing; both bear marks of fire; close to the body was a pool of blood; there was more blood on the doorstep; all around the body there was burt tinder; examined, but found no marks of any struggle about, or any marks of violence on the body; the candlestick candle and matchbox were given me by Mrs James Bowerman; there were three or four women about besides her and the house had just been washed out; where the blood is there is also some hair, as if the head of deceased had fallen there, and she had afterwards rolled to her present position; the candlestick had the appearance of the candle having been burnt down in the socket.

Mary Bowerman, wife of James Bowerman, deposed that on hearing from her daughter of her granny's death, she went for Richard Bowerman (her husband being away), and they went to the house together; found the body lying in its present position and the dog eating deceased's face; the door of the house was shut; came into the house, and got a sheet and covered the body; saw no signs of fire except a small piece of burnt stuff' there was no fire in the fireplace; the piece of candle was inside the candlestick, which was on the table with the matchbox; some old matches were on the floor; about half past four yesterday gave my daughter, on her asking for it, a piece of candle for deceased, and which does not appear to have been burt since; everything appeared in order inside the house; made a fire, and with help washed up and tidied the house.

Richard Bowerman, son of deceased, deposed he saw the deceased on Tuesday last, between 8 and 9 o'clock, in good health. This witness corrororated the evidence of the last, and stated that deceased was of sober habits, and that he went into Parramatta to give information to the police.

Dr. Walter Brown deposed that he was a legally qualified medical practitioner at Parramatta; had examined the body of the deceased; it was that of an aged female, and shows signs of having been burnt all over, more particularly at the upper part and arms; the flesh from the face and upper part of the neck had been apparently gnawed away; there is a slight wound upon one toe; could find no other marks of injury; there was a pool of blood; in which was some human hair, near the body; should judge that the deceased had taken fire most probably at the lower part, that she had rushed out of the house and fallen, probably suffocated with the smother; she must have fallen near where the blood is, probably died there, and had been afterwards dragged to her present position by the dogs; consider the cause of death to have been shock to the nervous system, the effect of the burns, and death may have probably been hastened by suffocation from the smoke of the fire.

After a careful summing up by the Coroner, the jury returned a verdict that ' the said deceased was burnt to death at her residence, at Pennant Hills, on the 2nd day of August 1877, through her clothes having become accidentally kindled'.

Birth of a brotherSamuel Henry Bowerman
September 17, 1878 (aged 22 years)
MarriageEmily BellamyView this family
December 21, 1882 (aged 27 years)
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Name: John Robert Bowerman Spouse Name: Emily Bellamy Marriage Date: 1882 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1882 Registration Number: 4176

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Dec 21st 1882 at St Johns Parramatta John Robert Bowerman a bachelor born Parramatta a farmer age 27, living at Pennant Hills son of Robert Bowerman and Elizabeth Ann maiden Staughton a farmer Emily Bellamy a spinster born Pennant Hills age 21, living at Pennant Hills daughter of James Bellamy and Esther maiden name Williamson

Death of a fatherRobert Bowerman
May 28, 1897 (aged 41 years)
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Name: Robert Bowerman Death Date: 1897 Death Place: New South Wales Father's name: William R Mother's name: Mary Registration Year: 1897 Registration Place: Ryde, New South Wales Registration Number: 6262

Citation details:

1897/006262

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Robert Bowerman an orchardist, male age 67 years died 28 May 1897 at Addington Road, municipality of Dundas Cause of death heart disease suddenly, inquest unnecessary Son of William Robert Bowerman a sawyer and Mary Partridge Informant George Williams son in law of Dundas Buried 30 May 1897 at Church of England cemetery Carlingford Born Carlingford NSW Married Parramatta NSW at age 24 to Elizabeth Ann Stanton Children living Robert 41 Bertha 38 Alice 36 James 33 George 29 Elizabeth 26 Liley 23 Leslie 21 Samuel H 18 nil deceased

Burial of a fatherRobert Bowerman
May 30, 1897 (aged 41 years)
Citation details:

p. 65 Row 5 C44

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Burial records C44. ROBERT BOWERMAN 1897 67 yrs Gravedigger's records: HAROLD COCKRANE (DODGER)

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Buried 30 May 1897 [see death above]

Death of a motherElizabeth Ann Staughton
September 27, 1905 (aged 49 years)
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[see burial below]

Burial of a motherElizabeth Ann Staughton
September 29, 1905 (aged 49 years)
Citation details:

p. 64 Row 5 C45

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Burial records: Mrs. BOWERMAN Handwritten note ELIZABETH A 1905 (ROBERT'S wife). Another record states: Elizabeth ANN Bowerman 27-9-1905. 29-9-1905, Carlingford, 67 yrs

Death of a sisterAlice Ada Bowerman
September 24, 1911 (aged 55 years)
Death of a sisterBertha Matilda Bowerman
November 23, 1923 (aged 68 years)
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'Died at her residence, Erina, Castle Hill Rd, Pennant Hills, dearly loved wife of Samuel'.

Burial of a sisterBertha Matilda Bowerman
November 24, 1923 (aged 68 years)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery
Citation details:

p. 87 row 2.E no E30

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In Loving Memory of BERTHA MATILDA SHIELDS Died 23rd November 1924 Aged 65 years SAMUEL SHIELDS Died 21 January 1938 Aged 81 years Burial records: E30. B Shields 24-11-1923 Pennant Hills E30. S Shields 22-1-1938 Pennant Hills 80 yrs

Death October 19, 1927 (aged 71 years)
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[see burial below]

Burial
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Cemetery: Carlingford Anglican Family Name: Bowerman Given Names: John Robert Birth Date: Death Date: 19 Oct 1927 Age: 71y Remarks: son/Robert & Elizabeth A; h/Emily; father Portion: Row:

Family with parents
father
18301897
Birth: January 31, 1830 33 32Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 28, 1897Dundas, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18381905
Birth: about 1838 30 31
Death: September 27, 1905Carlingford, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 31, 1854Parramatta North, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
himself
18551927
Birth: November 12, 1855 25 17Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 19, 1927Carlingford, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18581923
Birth: September 9, 1858 28 20Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 23, 1923Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
1862
Birth: 1862 31 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
younger sister
18651911
Birth: April 18, 1865 35 27Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 24, 1911Carlingford, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18681931
Birth: August 29, 1868 38 30
Death: October 26, 1931West Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18701955
Birth: December 14, 1870 40 32Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 7, 1955Carlingford, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18731949
Birth: June 12, 1873 43 35Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 28, 1949Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18761947
Birth: April 3, 1876 46 38Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1947Granville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18781941
Birth: September 17, 1878 48 40Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1941Wollongong, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Emily Bellamy
himself
18551927
Birth: November 12, 1855 25 17Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 19, 1927Carlingford, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18611948
Birth: 1861 24 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 17, 1948Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: December 21, 1882Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAncestry.com. Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
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Name: John Roberts Bowerman Gender: Male Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 12 Nov 1855 Birth Place: New South Wales, Australia Baptism Date: 25 Dec 1855 Baptism Place: Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia Father: Robert Bowerman Mother: Elizabeth FHL Film Number: 993965

MarriageAncestry.com. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Name: John Robert Bowerman Spouse Name: Emily Bellamy Marriage Date: 1882 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1882 Registration Number: 4176

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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Dec 21st 1882 at St Johns Parramatta John Robert Bowerman a bachelor born Parramatta a farmer age 27, living at Pennant Hills son of Robert Bowerman and Elizabeth Ann maiden Staughton a farmer Emily Bellamy a spinster born Pennant Hills age 21, living at Pennant Hills daughter of James Bellamy and Esther maiden name Williamson

DeathDunn, Judith. The Parramatta cemeteries : Saint Paul's, Carlingford; including private and demolished cemeteries of the Parramatta area. By Judith Dunn and Rosemarie Morris. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 2017
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[see burial below]

BurialMcDonell, Reg. 'Australian Cemeteries Index' [database - on-line].
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Cemetery: Carlingford Anglican Family Name: Bowerman Given Names: John Robert Birth Date: Death Date: 19 Oct 1927 Age: 71y Remarks: son/Robert & Elizabeth A; h/Emily; father Portion: Row: