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Daniel Fowler

Daniel Fowler, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Fowler
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Boatman
Date of Death: 7th December, 1855
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 22nd November, 1831
Arrival date: 15th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 238
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 30th September, 2011 wrote:

Daniel Fowler was my G. G. grandfather he was married in England with 4 children when sentanced in sommerset he was living in Lanes End Staffordshire at he time of his arrest. I have no knowledge of that family only the one he started in Australia.
Daniel was educated and came from a well to do family that is all we know other than he claimed to be born in Bristol.
Any assitance would be so appreciated to find his family mother or father.

vera pickford on 1st January, 2014 wrote:

Daniel Fowler my great grandfather - married Bridget Welsh daughter of convict mother in 1835 -9 children - killed 1855 when cedar log fell on his head whilst transporting timber down river - born in Stover Bristol c. 1806- can’t find his birth - married when sentenced to hang, commuted to transportation.

D Wong on 2nd January, 2014 wrote:

Daniel Fowler was sent to work with Frederick Guilding of Sydney.

1840: TOL Parramatta
31/12/1847: CP

Daniel had a de facto relationship with Mary Gunny, an Irish orphan, aged 17, who arrived in Sydney on the Red Rover in 1832.  They had a son, Daniel.

The relationship broke up and Mary then took up with Denis Lynch, and changed the name of her son to Daniel Lynch.

1835: Married Bridget Welsh, 9 children.

Bridget was the daughter of Bridget Murray (Canada 1817).

After Daniel died in 1855, Bridget married in 1862 to Robert Grimwood.  Grimwood died 6 months later.
Bridget never married again and died in 1889 of breast cancer at Camperdown.

7/12/1855: Daniel died aged 47.

A petition for clemency state Daniel’s father was William Fowler.

Laraine Dillon on 19th September, 2015 wrote:

The information that Daniels father made the petition is incorrect. Granted it looks like William, but in fact it is Mrs Fowler.. and after years of costly research we have never been able to uncover her Christian name.

Laraine Dillon on 8th October, 2015 wrote:

Daniel Fowler was also a boatman for Garling the famous landscape artist not the name given on the record.

Michael Tucker on 13th December, 2015 wrote:

Daniel’s son by Mary Gunny was listed as Daniel Gunny on his birth certificate (no father given)and it was later unilaterally changed to Denis Lynch.

Convict Changes History

vera pickford on 1st January, 2014 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 2nd January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth 1808, date of death 7th December, 1855

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