Gowlett Family of Hillingdon Parish, Middlesex, England       
                                                                         [variant Gowlate]

                                                                                     William Gowlate
                                                                                                                            of Uxbridge
                                                                                            [1696-1768] 
                                                                                                             Spouse: Sarah [nee Unknown]

                                  c. 1796  William Gowlett was born around 1796, confident details of his birth have not been found to date.
                                                   However the baptism of a 'William Gowlate' at St. Margaret's Uxbridge on the 22nd June 1695 the son of 
                                                    Thomas Gowlate & Mary his wife  was considered a perfect match, although there further evidence to 
                                                   support that Thomas may not have been William's father but close kin.  See Link.

                                     c.1715   At the age of  around twenty-one William Gowlate married Sarah [nee unknown] around 1715.

                                     Issue;
                                     1717                Elizabeth Gowlett, baptised on the 27th April 1717 'daughter of William & Sarah' St.Margaret’s Uxbridge.
                                                                                   Considered baptised by Reverend John Jacques, the Vicar of Uxbridge for over 30 years; 
 
                                     1718                William Gowlet baptised a year later at St. John's Hillingdon, Sunday 2nd March 1819.

                                                                                 
                                                                                 Although many of the subsequent generations often baptised their children at either venue, 
                                                                                 in this case the St. John's Hillingdon venue only 1.3 miles from Uxbridge, may be explained. 
                                                                                 Rev. John Jacques appears to have had died during the 12 months 1717-18. 
                                                                                 The Parish Ceremonies were then placed in the hands of a civilian, as often occurred in the 
                                                                                 interim of appointing a new Reverend. 
                                                                                 By 1721 St. Margaret’s was passed to Rev. Charles Jacques, the son of the previous Rector. 
                                                                                 Baptisms recorded by William and Sarah resumed at St. Margaret's after this time.   

                                     1721               Sarah Gowlett baptised 22nd November 1721 at Uxbridge 'twin'  daughter of William & Sarah 
                                                            Mary Gowlett  baptised 22nd November 1721 at Uxbridge 'twin'  daughter of William & Sarah 

                                                                                  

                                     1722              Twin Mary died four months later, buried 16th March 1722 at St. Margaret's Uxbridge, it is unknown 
                                                            if her sister Sarah survived.
                                                                                   

                                     1724               John Gowlett baptised two years later at Uxbridge on the 8th April 1724 son of  William & Sarah.
 
                                     1726               Isaac Gowlett  baptised 6th November 1726 son of William & Sarah at St.Margaret’s, Uxbridge. 

                                     1727               Their son John was buried in May 1727 at Uxbridge estimated aged 3yrs.

                                     1729               Mary Gowlett (2), baptized 9th February, 1729 daughter of William & Sarah  at St.Margaret’s, Uxbridge.  
                                     1729   A little over two months later brought the death of their eldest daughter Elizabeth buried 27th April 1729 
                                                at St. Margaret’s, Uxbridge the venue of her baptism, estimated aged 12 yrs. 

                                                It is estimated that her parents were aged around thirty-three at this time and her siblings aged from 
                                                William aged eleven to the youngest Mary an infant.  

                                                There were no further baptisms recorded. It is possible that Sarah may have died.              

                                     1739   Ten years later, at the age of twenty-one their eldest son William married Mary East at St. John's Hillingdon 
                                                 on the 5th November 1739 both recorded strangely 'of Hillingdon'. [note: 'bs' may imply 'bachelor/spinster']

                                                                                    

                                     1740      William [the younger] and his wife Mary began to record issue from the following year.  
                                                   Following the death of their first born William in 1740, a daughter Elizabeth was born, considered the 
                                                   namesake of William's deceased sister.  More baptisms followed but ended abruptly in June 1746.
 
                                    1747       Two burials appear for 'William Gowlett' at St. John's Hillingdon, considered father & son; 
                                                   the first on the 21st March 1747 and the second on the 15th March 1768.      
                                                   In view that William's [the younger] wife Mary [nee East] was still living in 1747 and that the baptisms for the 
                                                   couple ceased suddenly the year before, it is almost certain that the earlier burial applies to William the younger.
 
                                                  William Gowlett [the younger] is considered to have been buried at Hillingdon 21st March 1747 at the age
                                                   of twenty-nine, survived by his wife Mary [nee East] of eight years marriage and his surviving issue; 
                                                  Richard aged seven years, Elizabeth aged three years and William aged one year.
                                                  He is considered to have predeceased his father by twenty-one years.  

                                                  His widow Mary never remarried and is assumed to have been supported by her father-in-law, William Senior 
                                                  in raising her children.

                                     1768     William Gowlet [the elder] is considered to have been buried at St. John's Hillingdon on the 15th March 1768
                                                  at the estimated age of seventy-three.
  
                                                  No burial entry has been found for his wife Sarah.     
                                                                                         Notes:  1st recorded Baptism - 1717.   
                                                                                                       Last recorded Baptism - 1728.   
                                                                                                       Child bearing span = 11 years.

                                                                                                          Epilogue
                                 William Gowlett [the younger] [1719-1847]:- the eldest son of William and Sarah;

                                                       William married Mary East in 1739 by whom he had issue.  William Gowlet & Mary [nee East] 

                               Sarah Gowlett: [1721-?] Daughter [twin] of William & Sarah;   
                                                       No further  information has been found to date.

                               Isaac Gowlett: [1726-?] Son of  William & Sarah;   
                                                       No  further records have been found to date, but it is believed that he did survive.  His name was used
                                                       in the third generation. A marriage for an Isaac Gowlett was recorded in London in 1749 [BDM Registers] 

                                     Mary Gowlett: [1729-?] Youngest child of William & Sarah;  
                                                       Mary could be the same Mary Gowlet who married John Page 16th April 1760 ' both of Uxbridge' at 
                                                       St.John’s at Hillingdon. [Source:Middlesex Marriage Index].  
                                                       This would make Mary aged thirty-one at her marriage.
                                                       CAUTION:  This marriage could also be applied to 'Mary' the daughter of Thomas Gowlett [the younger]
                                                                             & his wife Mary who was also recording issue at Uxbridge & Hillingdon during the early period.
                                             Biography of William Gowlett [1718-1747]