Frederick Joseph Gowar

Frederick Joseph Gowar Born: 25 July (June?) 1817, Sussex, England
Parents: Richard Gowar and Mary Matilda Harriet Diplock (1800-1861)
Siblings: Edwin John Gowar (died 20 October 1886, aged 74y 11m 15d)
                (Frederick Joseph Gowar, 25 July 1817)
                Malvina Harriet Mary Gowar, 1819 (died 1874, MacLeantown, East London, South Africa)
Married 1: Harriet Elizabeth Wheeler, 26 August 1840, St John's Anglican Church, Bathurst (Rev. James Barrow)
                    (b.1822 Bathurst, d.31 March 1870 Bushman's River, daughter of James Wheeler and Harriet Pepper)
Children: Richard Edwin Gowar, 26 September 1841
                  Frederick James Gowar, 8 September 1843
                  Joseph Gowar, 29 July 1845
                  Joseph Albert Gowar, 27 November 1847
                  John Gowar, 1850
                  Richard Edwin Diplock Gowar, 15 April 1853
                  William Henry Gowar, 27 May 1856
Married 2: Jane McLuckie (b.5 April 1842), 27 March 1871, Bathurst Methodist Church (Entry 165)
Children: Aubrey Everton Gowar, 7 November 1872 (died 1960)
                  Everton Gowar, ~1870
                  Percival William McLuckie Gowar, 5 April 1874
                  Archibald John McLuckie Gowar, 5 May 1875
                  Robert Riggall McLuckie Gowar, 16 October 1876
                  Ralph Everton Ward Gowar, 7 July 1878 (grandfather of Anthony Ralph Gowar)
                  Mary Elizabeth Jane Gowar, 27 December 1879
                  James Chesney Diplock Gowar, 19 September 1881
Address: 1853: Bushman's River, Somerset East
                  1872: Russell Park
                  1881: Klip Fontein, Somerset East
Occupation: 1841: Wagonmaker, Somerset East
                  1871: Farmer, Somerset East
Died: 9 June 1897, Klipfontein, Bushman's River, Somerset East, South Africa

A lot more Gowar family tree information can be found at: and

Frederick Joseph Gowar took part in the 1835 Frontier War as a 17-year-old boy, and was also, according to his son Aubrey, present at the capture of Hintsa the Xhosa chief. Another account of this significant event in South African history can be found at

Frederick Joseph Gowar was an 1820 Settler, along with his parents and brother and sister. They were part of Mandy's party that sailed on the Nautilus.

In July 1849, Edwin and Frederick Joseph Gowar purchased farms including Klipfontein also known as Hartebeeskuil. It was bought from Joshua Joseph Norton who bought it from Engelbrecht.

His elder brother, Edwin Gowar (pictured below) married Elizabeth Futter. Edwin settled in East London, South Africa, and died on 20 October 1886, aged 74y 11m 15d. Edwin's family name seems to have changed to Gower.

Their sister, Malvina Gowar (1819-1874), pictured below, married John Dell.

Edwin Gowar Malvina Gowar Grave of Elizabeth Wheeler (now Gowar)
Copyright © 2011-2012, Rodney Jones,, Randburg, South Africa (Last updated on 27 March 2012)