William Fowler, 17861843 (aged 57 years)

Name
William /Fowler/
Given names
William
Surname
Fowler
Birth about 1786

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age given as 26 in 1812 [see immigration below]

Immigration June 11, 1813 (aged 27 years)
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William Fowler, one of 200 convicts transported on the ship Fortune, November 1812. Sentence details: Convicted at London Gaol Delivery for a term of life. Vessel: Fortune. Date of Departure: November 1812. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

Citation details: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 December 2019), January 1812, trial of WILLIAM FOWLER CHARLES SCOTT (t18120115-34).
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WILLIAM FOWLER, CHARLES SCOTT, Theft > theft from a specified place, 15th January 1812. 113. WILLIAM FOWLER and CHARLES SCOTT were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 8th of January, one hundred and two pair of silk stockings, value 60 l. and one hundred and eighty pair of gloves, value 15 l. the property of Richard Barlow and John Alvin, in the dwelling-house of Richard Barlow. RICHARD BARLOW. Q. Have you any partner - A. Yes, John Alvin, we live on Fish-street hill; we are hosier s; I reside in the house; it is in the parish of St. Clements, Eastcheap. Fowler was a servant of the firm, he had been with us more than a twelvemonth. We had missed both gloves and stockings; we could not exactly ascertain what we had lost; I suppose we lost to the amount nearly of what was taken. Q. That is about seventy or eighty pounds - A. Yes. Mr. Alley. You know nothing of the other man - A. No, only Fowler. I never saw the other man in the house. JOHN UPTON. I am a patrol belonging to Bow-street office. On Wednesday the 8th of January I had been down the Green-lane, I came to the top of Islington by the Angel; I saw the two prisoners go into Goswell-street, Fowler had a bundle under his arm; the other prisoner was with him; Frost and I went up to them and stopped them; I asked Fowler what he had got in the bundle; he told me that he had got linen, that he had brought it from his washerwoman; I asked him again, he repeated that he had got linen the second time; I asked Scott whether he knew what linen it was; Scott said it was sheets and shirts that he had brought from his washerwoman. Not being satisfied with that answer I took the prisoners into a corn chandler's shop and examined the bundle; when I opened the bundle I found it contained silk stockings and gloves; going along I asked the prisoner Fowler where he brought them from; he said his master's, 47, Fish-street-hill. Q. That is the fact where Mr. Barlow does live - A. Yes. After that Fowler told me he would rather give me fifty pounds than I should have taken him in custody; I told him I did not do business in that way. I then took them both to Covent Garden watchhouse, where they were lodged for that night. I went the next morning to Mr. Barlow, and informed him what had taken place; Mr. Barlow came to Bow-street; they were fully committed for trial. I omitted saying, I asked Fowler as we were going along what he was going to do with this property, he said he was going to take it to one West, a hawker. I could not learn where West lived. I asked him what he was to have for it; he said he had made no particular bargain, but West was in the habit of buying guineas, or any thing that came in his way, and he expected to have met West that night at the Angel but he had disappointed him. Q. What time of night was it when you took him up - A. It was near upon ten o'clock. Mr. Alley. The conversation was between you and Fowler, are you sure that he had the bundle his arm or on his shoulder - A. Under his arm I am sure of. Q. He has sent me word that you are not taken in saying that he had the goods from his master - A. I am not; he said so, I am sure. This is the bundle, I have had it in my custody ever since. Frost was in company with me. Q. to Prosecutor. What part of the property can you speak to - A. This dozen of silk stockings I have sworn to, and I swear to them now, they are worth about six pounds. There are other things that I could make oath to in the bulk. - BROWN. I am shopman to Mr. Barlow. By the paper on some of the stockings I know them to be my master's property, and there is a piece of paper on some of the gloves of my hand-writing, by which I know them. There are one hundred and two pair of silk hose, and one hundred and six pair of gloves. Fowler's Defence. I most humbly beg permission to state that the prisoner Scott knew not the contents of the bundle, nor how I obtained it; I bought them of a sailor, whom I never saw before, nor since. Scott was not put put on his defence. FOWLER - GUILTY - DEATH, aged 26. SCOTT - NOT GUILTY. London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

MarriageElizabeth SeymourView this family
1816 (aged 30 years)
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Name: William Fowler Spouse Name: Elizabeth Seymour Marriage Date: 1816 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1816 Volume Number: V A

Census 1822 (aged 36 years)
Citation details: New South Wales General muster 1822
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Fowler, William, ticket of leave, Fortune, life married E. Harson, Sydney Fowler, Hannah, Fowler, William and Fowler, Martha, children of William Fowler. Hearson, Elizabeth, came free, Wanstead, wife of W. Fowler, Sydney

Census about 1825 (aged 39 years)
Citation details: New South Wales General muster A-L 1825
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Fowler, William, free by servitude, Fortune, 1813, 7 years, Sawyer, Sydney Fowler, Hannah, 9 born in the colony, daughter of Wm Fowler, ditto Fowler, William, 7, born in the colony, son of Wm. Fowler, ditto Fowler, Elizabeth, came free, Wanstead, 1815, wife of W. Fowler, Sydney also Hearson, Elizabeth, came free, Wanstead, 1814, wife of William Fowler, Sydney

Petition August 1825 (aged 39 years)
Citation details: Petitions To The Governor From Convicts For Mitigations of Sentences
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"Police Office Sydney 17(?) August, 1825 Sir In reply to a letter addressed to the Bench of Magistrates directing that the Books be examined with regard to the Characters of several prisoners of the Crown and report s of the same be made to His Excellency the Governor... William Fowler, on the 10th January 1821, robbery, 50 lashes and two years to Newcastle On the 10th January 1816, absent from his gang returned to it. On the 15th of April 1818, Robbery, 2 years to Newcastle. On the 24th December 1818. Assault. Gaol gang until further notice.

Pardon April 6, 1833 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: Conditional 1826-1835 (Reel 775)
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William Fowler, Fortune 2, master Walker, 1813 Native place Witney, a fuller, convicted for privately stealing, life sentence, born 1786, five feet 9 and a half inches tall, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and grey eyes, lost a front tooth, left side of upper jaw. Scar over left eyebrow. Dimple in chin.

Death March 24, 1843 (aged 57 years)
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[see burial below]

Citation details: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Sat 25 Mar 1843 Page 3
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On Monday morning, the 24th instant, Mr. William Fowler, at his late residence, Union Lane, Sussex-street, Sydney, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.

Burial
Citation details: p. 56, no. 1019
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Hannah FOWLER died 6th May 1831 aged 14 years also Elizabeth FOWLER, wife of William, died 19th November 1836 aged 39 years. also William FOWLER, father of Hannah & husband of Elizabeth died 24th March 1843 aged 56 years.

Family with Elizabeth Seymour
himself
17861843
Birth: about 1786
Death: March 24, 1843Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17971836
Birth: about 1797 20
Death: November 19, 1836Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1816Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
daughter
18171831
Birth: March 1, 1817 31 20Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 6, 1831Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18191899
Birth: March 1, 1819 33 22Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 15, 1899Summer Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
1820
Birth: November 30, 1820 34 23Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
23 months
son
18221899
Birth: October 16, 1822 36 25Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 29, 1899Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
1824
Birth: 1824 38 27Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
BirthUniversity of Sheffield. Humanities Research Institute. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey: London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913. [database on-line]. Sheffield: the Institute, 2003-2008
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age given as 26 in 1812 [see immigration below]

ImmigrationState Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
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William Fowler, one of 200 convicts transported on the ship Fortune, November 1812. Sentence details: Convicted at London Gaol Delivery for a term of life. Vessel: Fortune. Date of Departure: November 1812. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

ImmigrationUniversity of Sheffield. Humanities Research Institute. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey: London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913. [database on-line]. Sheffield: the Institute, 2003-2008
Citation details: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 December 2019), January 1812, trial of WILLIAM FOWLER CHARLES SCOTT (t18120115-34).
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WILLIAM FOWLER, CHARLES SCOTT, Theft > theft from a specified place, 15th January 1812. 113. WILLIAM FOWLER and CHARLES SCOTT were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 8th of January, one hundred and two pair of silk stockings, value 60 l. and one hundred and eighty pair of gloves, value 15 l. the property of Richard Barlow and John Alvin, in the dwelling-house of Richard Barlow. RICHARD BARLOW. Q. Have you any partner - A. Yes, John Alvin, we live on Fish-street hill; we are hosier s; I reside in the house; it is in the parish of St. Clements, Eastcheap. Fowler was a servant of the firm, he had been with us more than a twelvemonth. We had missed both gloves and stockings; we could not exactly ascertain what we had lost; I suppose we lost to the amount nearly of what was taken. Q. That is about seventy or eighty pounds - A. Yes. Mr. Alley. You know nothing of the other man - A. No, only Fowler. I never saw the other man in the house. JOHN UPTON. I am a patrol belonging to Bow-street office. On Wednesday the 8th of January I had been down the Green-lane, I came to the top of Islington by the Angel; I saw the two prisoners go into Goswell-street, Fowler had a bundle under his arm; the other prisoner was with him; Frost and I went up to them and stopped them; I asked Fowler what he had got in the bundle; he told me that he had got linen, that he had brought it from his washerwoman; I asked him again, he repeated that he had got linen the second time; I asked Scott whether he knew what linen it was; Scott said it was sheets and shirts that he had brought from his washerwoman. Not being satisfied with that answer I took the prisoners into a corn chandler's shop and examined the bundle; when I opened the bundle I found it contained silk stockings and gloves; going along I asked the prisoner Fowler where he brought them from; he said his master's, 47, Fish-street-hill. Q. That is the fact where Mr. Barlow does live - A. Yes. After that Fowler told me he would rather give me fifty pounds than I should have taken him in custody; I told him I did not do business in that way. I then took them both to Covent Garden watchhouse, where they were lodged for that night. I went the next morning to Mr. Barlow, and informed him what had taken place; Mr. Barlow came to Bow-street; they were fully committed for trial. I omitted saying, I asked Fowler as we were going along what he was going to do with this property, he said he was going to take it to one West, a hawker. I could not learn where West lived. I asked him what he was to have for it; he said he had made no particular bargain, but West was in the habit of buying guineas, or any thing that came in his way, and he expected to have met West that night at the Angel but he had disappointed him. Q. What time of night was it when you took him up - A. It was near upon ten o'clock. Mr. Alley. The conversation was between you and Fowler, are you sure that he had the bundle his arm or on his shoulder - A. Under his arm I am sure of. Q. He has sent me word that you are not taken in saying that he had the goods from his master - A. I am not; he said so, I am sure. This is the bundle, I have had it in my custody ever since. Frost was in company with me. Q. to Prosecutor. What part of the property can you speak to - A. This dozen of silk stockings I have sworn to, and I swear to them now, they are worth about six pounds. There are other things that I could make oath to in the bulk. - BROWN. I am shopman to Mr. Barlow. By the paper on some of the stockings I know them to be my master's property, and there is a piece of paper on some of the gloves of my hand-writing, by which I know them. There are one hundred and two pair of silk hose, and one hundred and six pair of gloves. Fowler's Defence. I most humbly beg permission to state that the prisoner Scott knew not the contents of the bundle, nor how I obtained it; I bought them of a sailor, whom I never saw before, nor since. Scott was not put put on his defence. FOWLER - GUILTY - DEATH, aged 26. SCOTT - NOT GUILTY. London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

MarriageAncestry.com. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Name: William Fowler Spouse Name: Elizabeth Seymour Marriage Date: 1816 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1816 Volume Number: V A

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Citation details: New South Wales General muster 1822
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Fowler, William, ticket of leave, Fortune, life married E. Harson, Sydney Fowler, Hannah, Fowler, William and Fowler, Martha, children of William Fowler. Hearson, Elizabeth, came free, Wanstead, wife of W. Fowler, Sydney

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Citation details: New South Wales General muster A-L 1825
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Fowler, William, free by servitude, Fortune, 1813, 7 years, Sawyer, Sydney Fowler, Hannah, 9 born in the colony, daughter of Wm Fowler, ditto Fowler, William, 7, born in the colony, son of Wm. Fowler, ditto Fowler, Elizabeth, came free, Wanstead, 1815, wife of W. Fowler, Sydney also Hearson, Elizabeth, came free, Wanstead, 1814, wife of William Fowler, Sydney

PetitionAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
Citation details: Petitions To The Governor From Convicts For Mitigations of Sentences
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"Police Office Sydney 17(?) August, 1825 Sir In reply to a letter addressed to the Bench of Magistrates directing that the Books be examined with regard to the Characters of several prisoners of the Crown and report s of the same be made to His Excellency the Governor... William Fowler, on the 10th January 1821, robbery, 50 lashes and two years to Newcastle On the 10th January 1816, absent from his gang returned to it. On the 15th of April 1818, Robbery, 2 years to Newcastle. On the 24th December 1818. Assault. Gaol gang until further notice.

PardonAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia,Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons 1791-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
Citation details: Conditional 1826-1835 (Reel 775)
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William Fowler, Fortune 2, master Walker, 1813 Native place Witney, a fuller, convicted for privately stealing, life sentence, born 1786, five feet 9 and a half inches tall, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and grey eyes, lost a front tooth, left side of upper jaw. Scar over left eyebrow. Dimple in chin.

DeathJohnson, Keith A. Comp. Gravestone inscriptions, N.S.W. Volume 1. Sydney burial ground : Elizabeth and Devonshire Streets "The Sandhills' (Monuments relocated at Bunnerong) / compiled by Keith A. Johnson and Malcolm R. Sainty. n.p., the compilers, 1973
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[see burial below]

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Sat 25 Mar 1843 Page 3
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On Monday morning, the 24th instant, Mr. William Fowler, at his late residence, Union Lane, Sussex-street, Sydney, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.

BurialJohnson, Keith A. Comp. Gravestone inscriptions, N.S.W. Volume 1. Sydney burial ground : Elizabeth and Devonshire Streets "The Sandhills' (Monuments relocated at Bunnerong) / compiled by Keith A. Johnson and Malcolm R. Sainty. n.p., the compilers, 1973
Citation details: p. 56, no. 1019
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Hannah FOWLER died 6th May 1831 aged 14 years also Elizabeth FOWLER, wife of William, died 19th November 1836 aged 39 years. also William FOWLER, father of Hannah & husband of Elizabeth died 24th March 1843 aged 56 years.