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Bowen, Charles William Benjamin

leslee

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Charles has me stumped I am not sure if he was born in England or Wales ?

The reason for this is an article in Trove death notice : http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/45304463

but his death certificate states he was born London, England spent 43 years in SA and 24 years in NSW

Charles fathers name is George, as listed on his marriage certificate

Charles WB Bowen :
born abt 1834
married : 8 Feb 1860, Kapunda , SA ( Ann Brown)
death: 18 Nov 1914, Broken Hill, NSW

Children of Charles & Ann - all born in SA

Sarah Elizabeth : 09 Nov 1860 - 1947
Harriet: 29 Mar 1862 - abt 1930)
Mary Ann : 19 Dec 1863 - abt 1940
George : 11 May 1865 - abt 194
James: 27 Feb 1867 - 07 May 1929
Charles William : 03 Feb 1869 - 06 Jul 1930
Margaret: (07 Feb 1871 - 28 Dec 1953
Elizabeth Matilda : 02 Feb 1873 - 09 Jan 1874
Adelaide: 03 Apr 1876 - 27 Dec 1929
Eliza Matilda: 15 Nov 1877 - abt 02 Apr 1944
Joseph Baker: 15 Jun 1879 - 10 Jul 1922
Ethel Lily May : 26 Jun 1881 - abt 1950

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Charles wife Ann Brown
Christening Date 08 Aug 1839
Christening Place GREAT DRIFFIELD,YORK,ENGLAND
Father's Name James Brown
Mother's Name Eliza
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

I have not been able to find Charles entering into Australia or his birth in the UK

Any help would be appreciated to see if we can pin him down... is he English or is he Welsh ??
 

leslee

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Has he been found on the 1841 census?
And do you have a name for his mother?
To be honest I don't know where to start to look for him on a 1841 census because I'm not sure if he is English or Welsh and not sure what region I should look for him

Only have George as father on his Marriage certificate no mother listed.

No real idea for mothers name
 
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Sounds like 2 different people did the newspaper article and the death cert.

Who was the informant on his death cert? Someone close to him who would know for sure where he was born?
 

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Sounds like 2 different people did the newspaper article and the death cert.

Who was the informant on his death cert? Someone close to him who would know for sure where he was born?
Gibbo,

His son Charles William Bowen was the informant on his death certificate, so you would think he would know.

With regards to the newspaper article I would have thought it would have been a family member? could be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time :biggrin:
 

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