Daniel Fowler, 18081855 (aged 47 years)

Name
Daniel Fowler
Given names
Daniel
Surname
Fowler
Birth about 1808

Immigration 1832 (aged 24 years)
Text:

Daniel Fowler was tried for house breaking and passing counterfeit coin in Taunton Somerset on 31 March 1831. The charge of passing counterfeit coins seems to have been dropped and the judgment passed on the single charge of breaking, entering and stealing from Rev. John Wyndham at Corton Denham. The original sentence of 'to be hanged' for house breaking was commuted to life imprisonment. He arrived in Australia on the ship 'Isabella' in 1832 aged 24 and was sent to work with Frederick Guilding of Sydney. His life sentence was pardoned on 31 December 1847.

Text:

Daniel Fowler, one of 224 convicts transported on the ship 'Isabella', 22 November 1831. Sentence details: Convicted at Somerset Assizes for a term of life on 29 March 1831. Vessel: Isabella. Date of Departure: 22 November 1831. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

Citation details:

Sherborne Mercury Mon 4 Apr 1831 p. 4

Text:

TAUNTON LENT ASSIZES. CROWN COURT - Before Mr. Justice Park:- Henry Horton, 21, Daniel Fowler, 23, William Thompson, 27 and George How, 19, were indicted for breaking open the dwelling house of the Rev. J.H. Wyndham, and stealing therefrom a quantity of plate, his property. Mr Batt stated the case as detailed in evidence. Thomas Batt, keeper of the turnpike gate at Galhampton, deposed, to the prisoners having passed the gate on the 15th February last, and at the same time one of the prisoners, Thompson, having tendered him a bad shilling. Thomas Guppy stated that the prisoners came to his house on the same day; they had some beer, for which they presented a bad shilling in payment. Frederick Herman - I remember seeing the prisoners at the bar at Galhampton on the 15th of February last, at four o'clock in the afternoon, they were all together; I saw Dr. Dick and other persons go in pursuit of the prisoners, and the doctor charged me to assist in taking them before a magistrate. Howe ran away across the fields, and I pursued him; I saw him take something from his pocket and throw it into the hedge; I overtook him, and desired him to come back; he did so; as we were returning Daniel Fowler and Henry Horton met us, and said, you are nothing but a gang of rioters, and Dr. Dick is the foreman; Horton presented a pistol; I searched the prisoner Thompson, and found on his person a gimlet and a centre bit; he had no money; while I was searching, the three other prisoners ran away, and Thompson afterwards walked off; I again went in pursuit of them with the constables in the evening, but did not overtake them; the next morning I found the prisoners at Stalbridge, about ten or twelve miles distant, previous to which I went to Mr. Wyndham's house, in consequence of something I had heard; - the house had been entered by a centre bit, through the library window, under which I noticed the footsteps of some person, which resembled those I had seen in the turnip-field, though which I had chased the prisoners, the evening before; when I found the prisoners at Stalbridge, Howe was sitting with one leg on his knee, and I observed his show, which appeared to me to correspond with the footmarks under the library window; they were then apprehended and searched; they had three knives and a gunpowder horn on their persons, and had each a small sum of money; I compared Howe's shoe with the footmarks, and found them to correspond exactly ; I saw some scratches and blood on Horton's hand; there was likewise blood on the library window of Mr. Wyndham's house. Thomas Harman - I am a chachman to Mr. Wyndham, and was so in February last; I have partly the care of his house - which was fastened on the night of the 15th by the house-maid. When I got up the next morning, I found the house had been broken open; there was a hole bored at the bottom of the library shutter; I observed the tracks of four or five men under the window - one in particular ; it had a clamp under the heel, father worn; the holes in the window shutter appeared to have been made by a centre bit; I saw the last witness compare a shoe with the marks, and it corresponded exactly; there was blood on the shutters; I missed a writing desk, and a little work box belonging to my master - the groom's box in the hall was broken open, and a shawl belonging to me taken away. Mary Chapman - I am house maid to the prosecutor, and was so in February last; I saw the windows and doors of the house properly fastened on the night of the 15th of February last; I was employed in the afternoon sewing in the drawing-room, and left a red shawl with a black border on the table; when I got up the next morning I found the library window broken open, and I missed my shawl, and a skirt that I was making, a tea-chest, a work-box, a writing-desk, two silver candlesticks, a cruet-stand, and a wine strainer. William Rigler - I found this bundle going to Stalbridge on the 23rd of February, and on the 30th delivered it to Thomas Morgan; three days afterwards I found a sentre-bit and a crow bar in the same place, and gave them also to Thomas Morgan; the place a found the things in was a hedge in lime kiln fields. Thomas Morgan - I received this bundle from the last witness; it contains some silver articles belonging to my master. Mary Chapman identified a red shawl contained in the bundle as the one she had lost. John Arvis - I keep a beer-house at Temple Coombe, five miles from Mr. Wynyard's house. On the 18th of February last, I recollect the four prisoners coming to my house about 8 o'clock on the morning ; they had refreshment; their clothes were dirty; they appeared to have things in their pockets; Thompson had a bundle with him; the one produced in the Court is the same; I know it by a darn in the handkerchief. George Senior - On the 16th of February last, I met the four prisoners at the bar on the Stalbridge road, about nine or ten o'clock in the morning, near the lime kiln field. Mr Erle cross-examined the witness at some length, but their testimony continued unshaken. The prisoners in their defence declared their innocence; and the learned Judge having summed up, the jury found all the prisoners guilty - Judgment of Death recorded.

MarriageMary GunnyView this family
about 1832 (aged 24 years)

Shared note: Daniel and Mary had a de facto relationship
Birth of a son
#1
Daniel Gunny
May 9, 1835 (aged 27 years)

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The father's name is not recorded on the BDM record. He took the name of his step father "Lynch'.

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577/1835 V1835577 19 GUNNY DANIEL UNKNOWN MARY

Baptism of a sonDaniel Gunny
August 2, 1835 (aged 27 years)
Text:

Name: Daniel Fowler Gender: Male Christening Date: 02 Aug 1835 Birth Date: 09 May 1835 Birthplace: ST. JAMES, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA Father's Name: Daniel Fowler Mother's Name: Mary Gunny Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C13541-9 , System Origin: Australia-EASy , GS Film number: 993951

SeparatedMary GunnyView this family
Separated
before October 1835 (aged 27 years)

Text:

They separated in about 1835 as Daniel married Bridget Welsh in the same year.

MarriageBridget WelshView this family
October 21, 1835 (aged 27 years)
Shared note: Her marriage certificate did not list the names of her mother and father. Throughout her life Bridget would deny any knowledge of who her mother and father were on any official document she was required to fill out.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Rachel Fowler
February 4, 1837 (aged 29 years)
Text:

Name: Rachel Fowler Birth Date: 1837 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1837 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget Volume Number: V183775 21

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Name: Rachel Fowler Gender: Female Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 4 Feb 1837 Baptism Date: 5 Mar 1837 Baptism Place: St Philips, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Residence Date: 1837 Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget FHL Film Number: 993952

Birth of a daughter
#3
Jane Fowler
June 19, 1839 (aged 31 years)
Text:

Name: Jane Fowler Birth Date: 1839 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1839 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget Volume Number: V1839177 23A

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Name: Jane Fowler Gender: Female Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 19 Jun 1839 Baptism Date: 18 Aug 1839 Baptism Place: St. Philip Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Residence Date: 1839 Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget FHL Film Number: 993952

Birth of a son
#4
Frederick Fowler
December 15, 1841 (aged 33 years)
Text:

Born 15 Dec 1841 and baptised 5 Jan 1842 Frederick son of Daniel and Bridget Fowler a boatman of Ermington H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Birth of a daughter
#5
Emily Fowler
1844 (aged 36 years)
Text:

Name: Emily Fowler Birth Date: 1844 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1844 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget Volume Number: V1844270 35

Birth of a son
#6
George Fowler
May 27, 1846 (aged 38 years)
Text:

V1846269 35/1846 FOWLER GEORGE DANIEL BRIDGET

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Name: George Fowler Event Type: Baptism Birth Date: 27 May 1846 Baptism Date: 24 Nov 1850 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Parish as it Appears: Saint Andrew Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget Fowler

Birth of a daughter
#7
Clara Fowler
July 2, 1848 (aged 40 years)
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Name: Clara Fowler Event Type: Baptism Birth Date: 2 Jul 1848 Baptism Date: 24 Nov 1850 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Parish as it Appears: Saint Andrew Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget Fowler

Birth of a daughter
#8
Amy G. Fowler
1851 (aged 43 years)
Text:

Name: Amy G Fowler Birth Date: 1851 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1851 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget Volume Number: V1851227 150

Marriage of a childWilliam J WilliamsRachel FowlerView this family
1853 (aged 45 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Miriam Fowler
November 21, 1854 (aged 46 years)
Text:

Name: Daniel Fowler Gender: Male Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 21 Nov 1854 Baptism Date: 7 Jan 1855 Baptism Place: Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget FHL Film Number: 993966

Birth of a son
#10
Daniel Fowler
November 21, 1854 (aged 46 years)
Text:

When Daniel's father (Daniel Snr) died in 1855, his mother Bridget distributed her children to various people around Sydney. Bridget re-married in 1862 to Robert Grimwood, and he died in 1863.

Text:

Name: Daniel Fowler Gender: Male Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 21 Nov 1854 Baptism Date: 7 Jan 1855 Baptism Place: Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget FHL Film Number: 993966

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Name: Daniel Fowler Gender: Male Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 21 Nov 1854 Baptism Date: 7 Jan 1855 Baptism Place: Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia Residence Date: 1854 Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget FHL Film Number: 993966

Christening of a daughterMiriam Fowler
January 7, 1855 (aged 47 years)
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Name: Daniel Fowler Gender: Male Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 21 Nov 1854 Baptism Date: 7 Jan 1855 Baptism Place: Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget FHL Film Number: 993966

Death December 7, 1855 (aged 47 years)
Text:

V18551832 43A/1855 FOWLER DANIEL AGE 50

Birth of a daughter
#11
Amy Gertrude Fowler
May 30, 1856 (5 months after death)
Text:

Born 30 May 1856 and baptised 3 Aug 1856 Amy Gertrude daughter of Daniel and Bridget Fowler (father dead), a labourer of Newington

Birth of a child
#12
Fowler
1856
Text:

Name: Fowler Birth Date: 1856 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1856 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: Daniel Fowler Mother: Bridget Registration Number: 6550

Family with Mary Gunny
himself
18081855
Birth: about 1808
Death: December 7, 1855Hunters Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18151867
Birth: about 1815Ireland
Death: 1867
Marriage
Marriage: about 1832
3 years
son
18351895
Birth: May 9, 1835 27 20
Death: January 6, 1895Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Bridget Welsh
himself
18081855
Birth: about 1808
Death: December 7, 1855Hunters Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Welsh, Bridget (abt 1817-1889)
18171889
Birth: 1817 20Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 23, 1889Camperdown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: October 21, 1835Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter
18371912
Birth: February 4, 1837 29 20Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1912St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18391885
Birth: June 19, 1839 31 22Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 22, 1885North Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18411901
Birth: December 15, 1841 33 24Ermington, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 6, 1901Queensland, Australia
3 years
daughter
18441870
Birth: 1844 36 27Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1870St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Fowler, George (1846-1926)
18461925
Birth: May 27, 1846 38 29New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1925Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
Fowler, Clara (1848-1925) holding child
18481925
Birth: July 2, 1848 40 31Ermington, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1925Gunnedah, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
1851
Birth: 1851 43 34Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
daughter
1854
Birth: November 21, 1854 46 37New South Wales, Australia
Death:
0 months
son
18541923
Birth: November 21, 1854 46 37Hunters Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 23, 1923Ararat, Victoria, Australia
19 months
daughter
18561859
Birth: May 30, 1856 48 39Newington, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1859Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
7 months
child
1856
Birth: 1856 48 39Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Denis Lynch + Mary Gunny
partner’s partner
17851841
Birth: about 1785Kings, Ireland
Death: December 1841
wife
18151867
Birth: about 1815Ireland
Death: 1867
Marriage
Marriage: after 1835
3 years
step-son
18371912
Birth: 1837 52 22New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1912Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-daughter
18391916
Birth: 1839 54 24New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1916Glebe, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John Fletcher + Mary Gunny
partner’s partner
wife
18151867
Birth: about 1815Ireland
Death: 1867
Marriage
Marriage: about 1842
14 months
step-daughter
18431904
Birth: February 14, 1843 28Ultimo, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 7, 1904New South Wales, Australia
unknown unknown + Mary Gunny
partner’s partner
wife
18151867
Birth: about 1815Ireland
Death: 1867
Marriage
Marriage: after 1843
7 years
step-daughter
18491925
Birth: about 1849 34
Death: November 2, 1925Redfern, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Robert Grimwood + Bridget Welsh
partner’s partner
18161863
Birth: about 1816
Death: September 1, 1863Pyrmont, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Welsh, Bridget (abt 1817-1889)
18171889
Birth: 1817 20Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 23, 1889Camperdown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: June 21, 1862Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthCalculated from age at conviction
ImmigrationPickford, Vera. Email to Marion Purnell Feb 13 2008
Text:

Daniel Fowler was tried for house breaking and passing counterfeit coin in Taunton Somerset on 31 March 1831. The charge of passing counterfeit coins seems to have been dropped and the judgment passed on the single charge of breaking, entering and stealing from Rev. John Wyndham at Corton Denham. The original sentence of 'to be hanged' for house breaking was commuted to life imprisonment. He arrived in Australia on the ship 'Isabella' in 1832 aged 24 and was sent to work with Frederick Guilding of Sydney. His life sentence was pardoned on 31 December 1847.

ImmigrationState Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
Text:

Daniel Fowler, one of 224 convicts transported on the ship 'Isabella', 22 November 1831. Sentence details: Convicted at Somerset Assizes for a term of life on 29 March 1831. Vessel: Isabella. Date of Departure: 22 November 1831. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
Citation details:

Sherborne Mercury Mon 4 Apr 1831 p. 4

Text:

TAUNTON LENT ASSIZES. CROWN COURT - Before Mr. Justice Park:- Henry Horton, 21, Daniel Fowler, 23, William Thompson, 27 and George How, 19, were indicted for breaking open the dwelling house of the Rev. J.H. Wyndham, and stealing therefrom a quantity of plate, his property. Mr Batt stated the case as detailed in evidence. Thomas Batt, keeper of the turnpike gate at Galhampton, deposed, to the prisoners having passed the gate on the 15th February last, and at the same time one of the prisoners, Thompson, having tendered him a bad shilling. Thomas Guppy stated that the prisoners came to his house on the same day; they had some beer, for which they presented a bad shilling in payment. Frederick Herman - I remember seeing the prisoners at the bar at Galhampton on the 15th of February last, at four o'clock in the afternoon, they were all together; I saw Dr. Dick and other persons go in pursuit of the prisoners, and the doctor charged me to assist in taking them before a magistrate. Howe ran away across the fields, and I pursued him; I saw him take something from his pocket and throw it into the hedge; I overtook him, and desired him to come back; he did so; as we were returning Daniel Fowler and Henry Horton met us, and said, you are nothing but a gang of rioters, and Dr. Dick is the foreman; Horton presented a pistol; I searched the prisoner Thompson, and found on his person a gimlet and a centre bit; he had no money; while I was searching, the three other prisoners ran away, and Thompson afterwards walked off; I again went in pursuit of them with the constables in the evening, but did not overtake them; the next morning I found the prisoners at Stalbridge, about ten or twelve miles distant, previous to which I went to Mr. Wyndham's house, in consequence of something I had heard; - the house had been entered by a centre bit, through the library window, under which I noticed the footsteps of some person, which resembled those I had seen in the turnip-field, though which I had chased the prisoners, the evening before; when I found the prisoners at Stalbridge, Howe was sitting with one leg on his knee, and I observed his show, which appeared to me to correspond with the footmarks under the library window; they were then apprehended and searched; they had three knives and a gunpowder horn on their persons, and had each a small sum of money; I compared Howe's shoe with the footmarks, and found them to correspond exactly ; I saw some scratches and blood on Horton's hand; there was likewise blood on the library window of Mr. Wyndham's house. Thomas Harman - I am a chachman to Mr. Wyndham, and was so in February last; I have partly the care of his house - which was fastened on the night of the 15th by the house-maid. When I got up the next morning, I found the house had been broken open; there was a hole bored at the bottom of the library shutter; I observed the tracks of four or five men under the window - one in particular ; it had a clamp under the heel, father worn; the holes in the window shutter appeared to have been made by a centre bit; I saw the last witness compare a shoe with the marks, and it corresponded exactly; there was blood on the shutters; I missed a writing desk, and a little work box belonging to my master - the groom's box in the hall was broken open, and a shawl belonging to me taken away. Mary Chapman - I am house maid to the prosecutor, and was so in February last; I saw the windows and doors of the house properly fastened on the night of the 15th of February last; I was employed in the afternoon sewing in the drawing-room, and left a red shawl with a black border on the table; when I got up the next morning I found the library window broken open, and I missed my shawl, and a skirt that I was making, a tea-chest, a work-box, a writing-desk, two silver candlesticks, a cruet-stand, and a wine strainer. William Rigler - I found this bundle going to Stalbridge on the 23rd of February, and on the 30th delivered it to Thomas Morgan; three days afterwards I found a sentre-bit and a crow bar in the same place, and gave them also to Thomas Morgan; the place a found the things in was a hedge in lime kiln fields. Thomas Morgan - I received this bundle from the last witness; it contains some silver articles belonging to my master. Mary Chapman identified a red shawl contained in the bundle as the one she had lost. John Arvis - I keep a beer-house at Temple Coombe, five miles from Mr. Wynyard's house. On the 18th of February last, I recollect the four prisoners coming to my house about 8 o'clock on the morning ; they had refreshment; their clothes were dirty; they appeared to have things in their pockets; Thompson had a bundle with him; the one produced in the Court is the same; I know it by a darn in the handkerchief. George Senior - On the 16th of February last, I met the four prisoners at the bar on the Stalbridge road, about nine or ten o'clock in the morning, near the lime kiln field. Mr Erle cross-examined the witness at some length, but their testimony continued unshaken. The prisoners in their defence declared their innocence; and the learned Judge having summed up, the jury found all the prisoners guilty - Judgment of Death recorded.

MarriagePickford, Vera. Email to Marion Purnell Feb 13 2008
SeparatedPickford, Vera. Email to Marion Purnell Feb 13 2008
Text:

They separated in about 1835 as Daniel married Bridget Welsh in the same year.

DeathPickford, Vera, 'Daniel Fowler Jnr', email to marion Purnell Oct 13 2010
DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:

V18551832 43A/1855 FOWLER DANIEL AGE 50

NoteEmail - Dillon, Laraine
MarriageView

Daniel and Mary had a de facto relationship

MarriageView

Her marriage certificate did not list the names of her mother and father. Throughout her life Bridget would deny any knowledge of who her mother and father were on any official document she was required to fill out.

Shared note

Daniel Fowler was tried for burglary and passing counterfeit coin in Taunton Somerset on 31 March 1831. The original sentence was "to be hanged'. The charge of passing counterfeit coins seems to have been dropped and the judgment passed o n the single charge of breaking, entering and stealing from Rev. John Wyndham at Corton Denham. Convict records show that he was sentences to 'life' at Lancaster Assizes on 8 August 1831. He arrived in Australia on the ship 'Isabella' in 1832 aged 24 and was sent to work with Frederick Guilding of Sydney.