SHOWLER, John

Male 1804 - 1858  (53 years)


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  • Name SHOWLER, John  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 20 Nov 1804  Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 8
    Christened 23 Dec 1804  St Mary, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 May 1858  Hernani, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Buried 10 May 1858  Hernani, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Showler John Showler, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828 Bucks. Quarter Sessions 29th April, 1828 NSW

      His death certificate stated that he was 42 (making him born around 1816), that he was from Ayelsbury and that he had been in the colony for 26 years, making his arrival to be about 1832 and aged just 16. The surname Shoulders does not appear in Buckinghamshire, but the variant surnames of Shouldar, Showler, Shouler, Shouldar to name just a few do. From checking the convict indents at the library this morning, both John & Thomas were from Aylesbury and on Thomas' indent, it stated that he had a 'cousin John' already in NSW for 3 years.

      SHOWLER John Countess of Harcourt 1828 40/0846 15 May 1840 Certificate of Freedom [4/4358; Reel 1006] TL 33/758

      SHOWLER John Countess of Harcourt 1828 33/758 Ticket of Leave [4/4090; Reel 920] District: Inverary; Tried: Bucks QS

      ¨SHOWLER Thomas Georgiana 1831 38/1157 Ticket of Leave [4/4121; Reel 930] District: Goulburn; Born: Bucks; Trade: Ploughs; Tried: Bucks QS

      ¨SHOWLER Thomas Georgiana 1831 49/0225 11 May 1849 Certificate of Freedom [4/4412; Reel 1026] TL 39/1157

      Further research on Ancestry, (UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849) for John Showler and find that he was tried at Ayblesbury Buckinghamshire on the 15th January 1828 for stealing bacon, pork. Another record shows that John was 21 and that he is listed as being in custody before and of 'bad character'. The prison hulk register says that he was aged 21 in 1828, but the NSW convict indent lists him as only 20. This would make John Showler to be born around 1807. I'm not certain yet, whether the convict John Showler is the same person as John Shoulders, considering the difference in age between the two It would be easy if we knew the names of John's parents. A quick look at the NSW indexes, finds no deaths or marriages to a John Showler (or Shouler) after his arrival.
    Person ID I258  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2013 

    Father SHOULER, James,   b. 1 Jul 1778, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1822, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother PORTER, Esther,   b. 25 Mar 1785, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1810, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 23 May 1803  Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • By Banns both of this parish (Aylesbury).
      Witnessess: William Bunce and Robert Wheeler
    Family ID F2777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HANRATTY, Mary,   b. Abt 1835, Clarence Town, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1909, Newington Asylum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1851  Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Mary given consent by R G Massie Guardian. Her surname on the marriage is listed as Ryan but her death certificate states that her father's name was Arthur Hanratty.
    Children 
    +1. SHOULDERS, Emily,   b. Abt 1851, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1949, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 98 years)
    +2. SHOULDERS, Mary,   b. 24 Aug 1852, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1880, Laura Creek, Bundarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. SHOULDERS, James,   b. Abt 1853, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1871, Warialda, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    +4. SHOULDERS, Ellen,   b. 1 Oct 1856, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1922, Bingara, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data - Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849. Microfilm, HO9,).

    2. [S26] New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data - Indents First Fleet, Second Fleet and Ships. NRS 1150, microfiche 620–624. State Records A).

    3. [S613] England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data - Home Office: Criminal Registers, Middlesex and Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and).

    4. [S113] Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Home Office: Convict Transportation Registers; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO11); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.Original d).

    5. [S27] New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.Original data - Photographic Description Books [Albury Gaol]. Series 1966. State Records Reel 5082. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.Photogra).

    6. [S25] New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1827-1867, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.Original data - Butts of Certificates of Freedom. NRS 12210, reels 604, 982-1027. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales. Ă The Crown in right of the S).

    7. [S29] New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.Original data - Ticket of Leave butts, 31 Mar 1827-20 Aug 1867. Series 12202. State Records Reels 909-965, 2688A. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Aust).

    8. [S631] International Genealogical Index, Online Database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS]., (FamilySearch . http://www.familysearch.org), citing microfilm 0919409 (1761 - 1812) for batch J073644 , p rintout call number 0919409, (Film), sheet 00, download ed 2 3 May 2012 (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2012.

    9. [S631] International Genealogical Index, Online Database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS]., (FamilySearch . http://www.familysearch.org), citing microfilm 0919409 (1761 - 1812) for batch J073644, p rintout call number 0919409, (Film), sheet 00, downloaded 2 3 May 2012 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S639] %INDI.BAPM.SOUR.DATE% 23 May 2012 ~ Date Object value not accepted.

    11. [S635] %INDI.CHR.SOUR.DATE% ~ Unrecognised 'Date' value, treated as 'Date Phrase'.

    12. [S636] %INDI.CHR.SOUR.DATE% ~ Unrecognised 'Date Phrase' value.

    13. [S39] NSW Death Certificate 1788-1980, 1858/2482 (Reliability: 3), 10 Aug 2008.
      REFN: 2482

    14. [S42] NSW Marriage Certificate 1788-1945, 165669/89/PV (Reliability: 3), 10 Aug 2008.
      REFN: 696



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