David Bowman

M, #5058, b. 1806, d. 6 Aug 1860
Birth*1806 Scotland. 
Marriage*5 Jul 1828 Spouse: Janet Watt. Scotland.
Land-Berwick*12 Jan 1855 Pre-emptive selection 1A. Victoria Land Purchase. Whereas in conformity with the laws now in force for the sale of Crown lands in our Colony of Victoria, and our Royal Instructions under our Signet and Sign Manual issued in pursuance thereof David Bowman has become the purchaser of the land herinafter described, for the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling. ... all that piece of land in our said colony containing by Admeasurement two hundred acres be the same more or less, situated in the County of Mornington Parish unnamed at the crossing of the Melbourne and Mount Ararat Road over the Cardinia Creek, Portion one of Section A commencing at a Stake on the Cardinia Creek bearing to Messmate Tree East one hundred links, bounded on the North by the Melbourne Road bearing East seven chains and North forty five degrees East, nine chains twenty six links thence by a line bearing East forty six chains on the East by a line bearing South forty two chains on the South by a line bearing West fifty three chains sixty links and on the West by the Cardinia Creek Northerly to the point of commencement. Being the land granted to the said David Bowman under the regulations of the eight day of December One thousand eight hundred and fifty one with all the rights and Appurtenances whatsoever those belonging; To hold unto the said David Bowman.1 
Land-Note*7 Jul 1859 Pre-emptive selection 1A: Mortgagee: Thomas Rhind Archibald Fisken. Mortgage No 545 for £280, to pay twelve pounds ten shillings per centum per annum interest. Mortgagor was David Bowman.2 
Death*6 Aug 1860 Gipps Land Hotel, Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D9462 (Age 54) [par James BOWMAN & Beenie NICOLL].3 
Death-Notice*8 Aug 1860On the 6th inst., at his residence, Gipps Land Hotel, Cardinia Creek, Mr. David Bowman, an old colonist, aged 54 years, formerly cloth manufacturer, Kirriemuir, Scotland.
THE Friends of the late Mr. DAVID BOWMAN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Dandenong Cemetery. The funeral procession to move from his late residence, the Gipps Land Hotel, Cardinia Creek, on Thursday the 9th inst., at 11 o'clock precisely.4 
Probate (Will)*27 Sep 1860 3/369 & 134/105 (26 Jun 1914 -      AWADBN.)5 
Land-Note*10 Jul 1868 Pre-emptive selection 1A. Janet Bowman Re-Conveyance to the executors of the will of D Bowman, deceased. The interest having been paid, the executors now paid off the principal sum of £280.6 
Land-Berwick*10 Jul 1868 Pre-emptive selection 1A. Transfer from David Bowman to Helen Sarah Ann Gibbes. The executors of the will of David Bowman, deceased sold the land to Mrs Helen Sarah Ann Gibbes for the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds (£1,500). On the same day the executors of the will of David Bowman lent Helen Gibbes seven hundred and fifty pounds (£750), to be paid to the mortgagees on 10 July 1871. The interest per year was 8%, paid twice yearly. A condition of the mortgage was that the any buildings had to be insured against fire for at least £300, and that in case of a fire she had to re-erect the destroyed buildings to the mortgagees satisfaction. On 23 Nov 1869, Mrs Gibbes paid the estate of David Bowman the sum of £750, and was released from the mortgage.7 


  • Plots 560-561-562, Dandenong Cemetery, Dandenong, VIC, Australia8


  • 25 Aug 1860: IN the SUPREME COURT of the COLONY of VICTORIA : in its Ecclesiastica Jurisdiction - In the Will and Codicil of DAVID BOWMAN, late of Cardinia Creek, in the District of Western Port, in the Colony of Victoria, Licensed Victualler, Deceased, Notice is hereby given, that, after the expiration of fourteen days from the day of the publication hereof, application will be made to this Honourable Court, in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the WILL and CODICIL of the above named David Bowman be granted to John Brisbane, of Berwick, in the said colony ; Alexander Watt Bowman, of Dandenong, in the said colony ; and Janet Watt Bowman, widow of the said David Bowman, the executors and executrix named in and appointed by the said will and codicil.
    Dated this 24th day of August, 1860.
    WILLIAM DAVID ATKINSON, proctor for the executors and executrix.9


  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Application File 28640. Entered into Register No 33 Folio 247 on 16 April 1855.
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Application File 28640. Deed 545 Book 81 received into office on 12 July 1859.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Aug 1860, p4+p8.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
    (Administration in 1914).
  6. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Application File 28640. Reconveyance of land to the Bowman family after the payment of £280 and interest. Book 181 Deed 279.
  7. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Application File 28640. Conveyance to Mrs Gibbes. Book 181 Deed 280. Mortgage Book 181 Number 281. A memorial of release was received into the Office of the Registrar General on 25 Nov 1869 Book 196 No 229.
  8. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/greater_dandenong/…
    561/562 BOWMAN David 6/8/1860 54 Janet f/o James                
    561/562 BOWMAN James 7/7/1942 92 s/o David & Janet
    561/562 BOWMAN Janet 21/1/1904 94 David m/o James                               
    560/562 BOWMAN John Nicol 18/11/1849 9
    560/562 BOWMAN Peter D.W. 26/6/1907 62      
    560/562 BOWMAN William Watt 13/3/1860 22.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Aug 1860, p3.
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