Gowlett Family of Hillingdon Parish, Middlesex, England 

                                                                                                               Richard Gowlett
                                                                                                                         [1769-1845]
                                                                                                                Spouse: Phoebe Fletcher
                                                                                                                         [1774-1843]
                                                                                                         
                                      1769          Richard Gowlett was baptised on the 16th April 1769 at St. John's Hillingdon the son of 
                                                         Richard Gowlett and his 1st wife Mary. 
                                                        Richard had six known surviving siblings; Elizabeth bapt. 1771, Issac bapt. 1774, Mary Ann bapt. 1779 and 
                                                        Fanny bapt. 1781, Sarah and possibly Ann by his fathers 2nd marriage.  

                                     1791;        
                       This section is repeated from the Biography of his father.

On the 22nd June 1791 at Fenner's Cricket Ground, Uxbridge, a Boxing Match was held
between a fairly well known pugilist of the time 'Symonds' and a local by the name of 
'Gowlett'.  The purse was 10 guineas.
The Match was well published and after several rounds Symonds threw a punch and then fell 
to the turf without cause.  Gowlett being annoyed kicked him when he was down.  
The Match was immediately decided in Symonds' favour until the amateurs decided it to be a 
drawn battle, in that Symonds had fallen without Gowlett throwing a punch. 
All bets were refunded.
The identity of this Gowlett local at Uxbridge is unknown.
There was much written in Pugilist Circles relating to the Event and they can be accessed 
at  Newspaper Articles & Trivial relating to the Gowlett Family of Uxbridge
                                      1792          At the age of twenty-three Richard married 18 year old Phoebe Fletcher on the 9th Dec. 1792 at St.John’s 
                                                        Hillingdon, the marriage  witnessed by his brother-in-law, James Briant, the spouse of his sister Elizabeth.  

                                                        Phoebe Fletcher  was the base born daughter of Susan Fletcher, baptised at St. Margarets Uxbridge on the
                                                                                      8th May 1774, the same venue, month and year that Richard's brother Isaac was 
                                                                                      baptised 10 days later on the 18th.

                                                                                       


                                                      Richard and Phoebe remained in Uxbridge where Richard was recorded as a labourer & sawyer.  
                                                      Over the next decades he had constant contact with his kin, siblings and cousins who lived in the same 
                                                      village and at nearby Hillingdon where several events occurred just prior and later, early in their marriage.

                                     1791         His younger sister Elizabeth married James Briant in 1791, who as stated above was witness to Richard & 
                                                      Phoebe's marriage the following year.  

                                                      In 1796 Richard's newly married brother Isaac was convicted at the Old Bailey London for the alleged
                                                      theft of a sheep, and sentenced to Death, later commuted to 'Transportation for Life'.  Isaac left England
                                                      late December that same year bound for Sydney Cove in the South Seas.  James Briant gave evidence in 
                                                      Isaac's Defence at the Trial. 

                                                     His sister then after having given birth to two children who died in infancy, three births followed by 1801
                                                     when Elizabeth Briant [nee Gowlett] died prematurely at the age of thirty.  
                                                     See further details in the Epilogue of her father's Biography. 
 
                                                    During this time Richard and Phoebe had begun to record the first of their fifteen children;                                                        
                                     
                                      Issue;    [extended information can be found in the Epilogue]
                                                  
                                                      Elizabeth Gowlett baptised on the 16th June 1793 at St. Margaret's Uxbridge daughter of Richard & Phoebe. 
                                                      Richard Gowlett  baptised 18th  Sept. 1795 St. John’s Hillingdon son of  'Richard & Phoebe Gowlate of Uxbridge' 
                                                      William Gowlett baptised 21st August 1795 [late baptism!] s.o. Richard & Phoebe St. John's Hillingdon. Died in infancy.
                                                      Ann Gowlett [Twin] buried 3rd Dec. 1797 'infant' d.o. Richard & Phoebe Gowlate
                                                      James Gowlett [Twin] buried 3rd Dec.1797 'infant' s.o. Richard & Phoebe Gowlate 
                                                      James Gowlett baptised January 1799, St. Margaret's, Uxbridge son of Richard & Phoebe. Died in infancy.  
                                                   William Gowlett [1802-1845] baptised 7th Jan 1802 the son of Richard & Phoebe Gowlate.
                                                   James Gowlett [1803-post 1851] baptised 30th Dec. 1803, St.  Margaret’s Uxbridge son of Richard & Phoebe Gowlate.
                                                      Phoebe Gowlett baptised 29th Jan. 1804, St. Johns Hillingdon, daughter of Richard & Phoebe Gowlate. Died young.
                                                      John Gowlett [1806-1808] baptised 7th March 1806, St. Johns Hillingdon son of Richard & Phoebe Gowlate.  
                                                      Eliza Gowlett [1809-1875] baptised 28th May 1809, St.  Margarets Uxbridged.o. Richard & Phoebe Gowlett.
                                                      John Gowlett [1811-1874] baptised 11th August 1811, St. Margarets Uxbridge son of Richard & Phoebe Gowlett. 
                                                      Charles Robert Gowlett [1814-1864] 'born 6th Dec. 1814'  baptised 27th Sept. 1816,  's.o. Richard & Phoebe - Labourer'                                                     
                                                   Samuel Gowlett [1816-1895] s.o. Richard & Phoebe Gowlett, baptised 27th Sept. 1816, St. Margarets Uxbridge.
                                                      Phoebe Gowlett baptised 1st July 1818, St. Margarets Uxbridge daughtter of Richard & Phoebe - 'Labourer'. 
                                                      Richard was aged forty-nine at the birth of his youngest child in 1818.  
                                                      Phoebe was forty-four - this was her last recorded childbirth. 

                                                     Over the next twenty years their children began to record their marriages locally; 

                                      c.1823    At the age of twenty-one son James married Elizabeth [nee unknown] around 1823 by whom he recorded 
                                                     issue before his premature death. See Epilogue.                                   

                                       1829:     At the age of twenty-seven son William Gowlett married Martha Overshot on the 1st June 1829 at Hillingdon,
                                                     the first of two marriage from which he recorded issue before his premature death. See Epilogue.                    
                                     Four years later;

                                      1841 Census:  Richard was recorded at Uxbridge;
                                                     Address: Church Yard Row, Uxbridge; 
                                                                     Richard Gowlet, aged 70, Labourer, born in County.                                                  
                                                                     Chas Gowlet, aged 25yrs, Labourer, born in County. [Charles Gowlet was Richard's son]
                                                                     Thos Gowlet, aged 14yrs, born in County. [Thomas Gowlet believed to be his grandson Richard Gowlett*]
                                                     Also recorded with them [entered above] was;
                                                                     Wm Gowlet, aged 35, Labourer, born in County.  [William Gowlet was Richard's son]
                                                                     Samson Gowlet, aged 9, born in County.  [Samson was William's son - Richard's grandson]
                                                                     Jno Gowlett, aged 6yrs, born in County. [John Gowlet was William's son - Richard's grandson]

                                                                                    
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                                     1841 Census: Phoebe was found recorded aged 60, working as a Female Servant at the home of Thomas Sherwood, 
                                                     a Solicitor and his wife Mary at 'Mansfields' Iver, Buckinghamshire, 3 miles from Uxbridge.
                                                     Also with her was her grandson James Isaac Gowlett the son of Phoebe's deceased son James, by now aged 
                                                     seventeen [census [rounded] states aged 15yrs] who was empoyed at the same house as a 'Man Servant'  
                                                 
                                                                     
                                                                      
                                                                      Source - All Census Scans were from Ancestry com.

                                     1843     Some time soon after, Phoebe returned to Uxbridge where she died in the June Quarter of 1843 at the estimated
                                                  age of sixty-nine. 

                                     1845     Richard survived her a further two years;
                                                  Richard's Death was Registered with a consecutive entry for his son William [above].
                                                  Both died at Uxbridge in the December Qtr. of 1845.
                                                  Richard is estimated aged seventy-four at his death. 
                                                  His son William estimated aged forty-three. He was survived by his young family.  See Epilogue.

                                                                 Epilogue
                                                 
                                      Elizabeth Gowlett daughter of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher];
                                                   Baptised 16th June 1793 at St. Margaret's Uxbridge.

                                                   Note: There are no other children recorded the name 'Elizabeth' and it is considered that Elizabeth survived at least infancy.
                                                             There is no records of her marriage found so far.  
              
                                     Richard Gowlett son of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher]; 
                                                   Baptised 18th Sept. 1795 St. John’s Hillingdon
                                                   Note: There are no other children recorded the name 'Richard' and it is considered that Richard  survived at least infancy.
                                                             He was not recorded in the 1841 or subsequent Census.  
                                                             There is no record of his marriage found so far.
 
                            William Gowlett [1802-1845] son of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher]; 
                                                   Baptised 7th Jan 1802.

                                                   William married 1: Martha Overshot 1st June 1829 at Hillingdon by whom he had issue.
                                                   William married 2: Elizabeth Abram 7th Sept. 1835 at Hillingdon by whom he had issue.
                                                    See Biography of William Gowlett [c.1802-1845]

                                     James Gowlett [1803-post 1851]  son of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher]; 
                                                   Baptised 30th Dec. 1803, St.  Margaret’s Uxbridge.

                                                   James married 1:  Elizabeth [nee unknown] around 1823 by whom he had issue.  
                                                    See Biography of James Gowlett [1803- Post 1851]
                                                                                  
                               Eliza Gowlett [1809-1875]  daughter of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher]; 
                                                    Baptised 28th May 1809, St.  Margarets Uxbridge [HFH].

                                                    Eliza Gowlett married John Fairman on 25th June 1827 in Hanwell,  Middlesex. 
                                                    They had issue - Kindly submitted by a descendant.
 
                                                    Further investigations revealed;

                                                    1861 Census:  Address: Myrtle Street, Croydon, Surrey; 
                                                                            John Fairman, Head, age 60, Bleacher, born Crayford, Kent.
                                                                            Eliza Ann Fairman, Wife, age 49, born Uxbridge.
                                                                            Charles Edward Fairman, Son, Unmarried, age 25, Labourer, born Carlsaton, Surrey. 
                                                                            Mary Fairman, Daughter, age 23, Unmarried, age 23, born Kent, Crayford.
                                                                            Eliza Fairman, Daughter, age 21, Unmarried, Laundress, born Kent, Crayford.
                                                                            Cain Albert Fairman, Son, age 18, Unmarried, Labourer, born Surrey, Croydon.
                                                                            Kate Martha Fairman, Daugher, age 16, Unmarried, born Surrey, Croydon.
                                                                            Emma Fairman, Daughter, age 2, Scholar, born Surrey, Croydon.

                                                    No further information.  

                            John Gowlett son of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher]; 
                                                    baptised 11th August 1811, St. Margarets Uxbridge.

                                                    1833 John Gowlett married Mary Simpson at Uxbridge in 1833 - No known issue.
                                                              - Mary died before 1840.  Note: A death for Mary Ann Gowlett in the Sept. Qtr. 1839 may apply to another. 
                                                    1840 John Gowlett married Elizabeth Allen in the June Qtr. 1840 [Reg. Uxbridge].
                                                    1841 Census could not be found.
                                                    1851 Census: Address: Hartle Street, Guildford, London;
                                                                    John Gowlet, Head, age 39, Hawker, Born Uxbridge. [i.e. born c.1812]
                                                                    Elizabeth Gowlet, Wife, age 38, born Herts. Rickmansworth.
                                                    1861 Census: Address: Bier Lane, Clewer, Berkshire;
                                                                    John Gowlet, Head, age 50, Hawker, Born Uxbridge. [i.e. born c.1812]
                                                                    Elizabeth Gowlet, Wife, age 46, born Herts. Walford.
                                                    1870 Elizabeth Gowlett [nee Allen] died in the Sept. Qtr. 1870 [Registered Windsor [Berkshire]]
                                                    1871 Census: Address: Bridges Gardens, Wokingham, Berkshire
                                                                                             with Thomas William Hawkins, Hawker, his wife Mary and son Thomas;
                                                                    John Gowlett, Lodger, Widower, age 61, Hawker, born Uxbridge.
                                                    1875 John Gowlett died in the March Qtr. 1874 recorded aged 67! [Registered Windsor [Berkshire]] 
                                                             He is believed to have died without surviving issue. 
                                                                                                                     
                            Charles Robert Gowlett son of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher];  
                                                    'born 6th Dec. 1814'  baptised 27th Sept. 1816 St. Margarets Uxbridge [HFH]. 

                                                    1841 Census: Charles was recorded aged '25yrs' living with his father & siblings at Uxbridge [as above]
                                                    1850 Charles married Frances Hare in the December Qtr. 1850 [Reg. Ambersham [Buckinghamshire]]
                                                    1851 Census: Address: London Street, North, Beaconsfield, Bucks.
                                                                            Charles Gowlett, Head, Married, age 31, Beerhouse Keeper, born Uxbridge.
                                                                            Frances Hare, Wife, married, age 24, Beerhouse Keeper's wife, born Beaconsfield, Bucks.
                                                    Charles' brother Samuel was also at Beaconsfield at this time.  
                                                    1861 Census: Address: Pound Lane, Thame, Oxfordshire;
                                                                            Charles Gowlett, Head, Married, age 40, Beer & Lodgings Housekeeper, born Uxbridge.
                                                                            Frances Hare, Wife, married, age 37, Beer & Lodgings Housekeeper, born Beaconsfield, Bucks.
                                                    1864 Charles died Sept. Qtr. 1864 estimated aged fifty [Registered Thame]
                                                             Nothing further has been found for his wife.
                                                             He is believed to have died without surviving issue. 
                                                    
                            Samuel Gowlett son of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher];

                                                     Recorded in the 1841 Census with 'Catherine Gowlett' , Samuel subsequently married Ann Lake. 
                                                        Link to Biography Below. 
 
                                    Phoebe Gowlett  Daughter of Richard Gowlett by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher];  
                                                    Baptised 1st July 1818, St. Margarets Uxbridge [HFH]. 
                                                    Phoebe was not found in the 1841 or subsequent Census. No confident Marriage has been found to date.
                                                    May have died young. 

                                                     
                                                                                                       Samuel Gowlett 
                                                                                                                          [1816-1895] 
                                                    Samuel Gowlett was baptised 27th Sept. 1816, St. Margarets Uxbridge the youngest son of Richard Gowlett 
                                                    by his wife Phoebe [nee Fletcher].

                                                    At the age of twenty-two Samuel Gowlett married Catherine Whiteat Eton Buckingham in Sept. Qtr. 1838  
                                                    by whom he had two children,  
                                                    

                                                    Samuel appears to have formed a close relationship with Ann Lake, a widow of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
                                                    with two young children.                                                

                                                    1851 Census:  Address: Guildford Street, Chertsey, London;
                                                                             Samuel Gowlett, Head, age 30, Labourer, born Uxbridge. [He was actually 35]
                                                                             Ann Gowlett, Wife, age 25, born Bucks, Beaconsfield.
                                                                             Richard Gowlett, Son, age 6, Scholar, born Bucks, Beaconsfield
                                                                             Samuel Gowlett, Son, age 2, born Bucks, Beaconsfield                             
                                                                                      Son Samuel appears to have died Sept. Qtr. 1851 [Reg. Chertsey]

                                                   Samuel Gowlett married Ann Lake at West London June Qtr. 1856. 

                                                   Samuel returned to Uxbridge with his wife Ann where three baptisms were recorded;

                                                                            Thomas Gowlet baptised 17th July, 1857, son of Samuel & Ann - Occupation: Hawker
                                                                                                   [Note: Later recorded in Census - Thomas was born in Chelsea 1855]
                                                                            Charles Gowlet baptised 17th July, 1857, son of Samuel & Ann - Occupation: Hawker
                                                                                                   [Note: Later recorded in Census - Charles was born in Uxbridge 1857]
                                                                            Sophia Phoebe baptised 18th Aptil 1862, daughter of Samuel & Ann - Occupation: Hawker

                                                   1861 Census: Address: Bell Yard, Uxbridge;             

                                                           Samuel Gowlett, Head, age 46, Gravel Digger, born Uxbridge. [Ancestry Index = Goulett]
                                                           Ann Gowlett, Wife, age 33, born Bucks, Beaconsfield.
                                                           Richard Gowlett, Son, age 16, Earthenware Dealer, born Bucks, Beaconsfield.
                                                           Mary Gowlett, Daughter, age 8, Scholar, born Bucks, Beaconsfield.
                                                           Thomas Gowlett, Son, age 6, Scholar, born Chelsea.
                                                           Charles Gowlett, Son, age 3, born Uxbridge.
                                                           Eliza Gowlett, Daughter, age 1, born Uxbridge.

                                                           Samuel's cousin William Gowlett [1807-1853], the base born son of Matilda Gowlett, the daughter of 
                                                           his father's paternal Uncle also lived at Bell Yard, with his young family.
 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                  Bell Yard, Uxbridge 

                                                1864: Samuel's stepson Richard Lake [aka Gowlett] had married at Uxbridge in Sept. Qtr. 1864 and was widowed 
                                                           shortly following the birth of his second child late in 1870. 

                                                1871 Census: Address: The Lynch, Uxbridge;    [Ancestry Index = Goodett]
                                                                        Richard Lake, Head, Widower, age 26, General Labourer - unemployed, born Bucks, Beaconsfield.
                                                                        Richard Lake, Son, age 2, born Uxbridge. 
                                                                        Helen Lake, Daughter, age 4 months, born Uxbridge.
                                                                        Samuel Gowlett, Step-father, age 53, Outdoor Railway Porter, born Uxbridge.
                                                                        Ann Gowlett, Mother, age 43, Washerwoman, born Bucks, Beaconsfield. 
                                                                        Charles Gowlett, Brother, age 13, Errand Boy - unemployed, born Uxbridge.
                                                                        Sophia Gowlett, Sister, age 8, Scholar, born Uxbridge. 
                                                                        Emma Gowlett, Sister, age 6, Scholar, born Uxbridge. 
                                                                        Ellen Gowlett, Sister, age 2, born Uxbridge. 

                                                  Richard's young son Richard Lake may be the same who was living with his grandfather Timothy Harris aged 72,
                                                  a general Dealer & his family at Ealing, Brentford in the 1881 Census.  i.e. Richard Lake, aged 12, born Uxbridge, Middlesex. 
                                                  Ann Lake's maiden name may have been Harris. 

                                                  Whilst the outcome of Ann's widowed son Richard Lake is unknown, the care of his daughter Ellen fell to his 
                                                  mother and step-father.

                                                 1881 Census:  Address: Occupation Road, Uxbridge;
                                                                          Samuel Gowlett, Head, age 64, Wood Labourer Dealer, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Ann Gowlett, Wife, age 50, born Bucks, Beaconsfield.
                                                                          Charles Gowlett, age 26, Wood Labourer Dealer, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Sophy Gowlett, Daughter, age 19, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Emma Gowlett, Daughter, age 16, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Elizabeth Gowlett, Granddaughter, age 14, Scholar, born Uxbridge. 
                                                                          Elizabeth Lake, Granddaughter, age 10, Scholar, born Uxbridge.                                                    
                                                 
                                                1891 Census:    Address: 65 The Lynch, Smith's Building, Uxbridge;
                                                                          Samuel Gowlett, Head, age 76, China Hawker, Self Employed, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Ann Gowlett, Wife, age 66, born Buckingham, Beaconsfield.
                                                                          Charles Gowlett, Son, Unmarried, age 34, Bricklayer's Labourer, Employed, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Ellen S Gowlett, Daughter, Single, age 22, Laundry Maid, Employed, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Ellen E Lake, Granddaughter, Single, age 20, Laundry Maid, Employed, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Henry West, Grandson, Single, age 19, China Merchant's Assistant, Employed, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          Emma West, Granddaughter, Single, age 16, Laundry Maid, Employed, born Uxbridge.
                                                                          William Lake, Grt.grandson, age 9 months, born Uxbridge.
  
                                                    Samuel Gowlett died at Uxbridge in the March Qtr. 1895 at the recorded age of seventy-seven.
                                                    His spouse Ann Gowlett [nee Lake] survived him by a further fifteen years and died at Uxbridge in the 
                                                    in the June Qtr. 1906 at the recorded age of seventy-seven.