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Joseph Gower

Joseph Gower

Male 1804 -

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  • Name Joseph Gower  [1
    Christened 30 Dec 1804  Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Joseph Gore  [2
    Name Joseph Gowers  [3
    Occupation Bef 1838  Wombwell, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Blacksmith 
    Occupation Aft 1838  Hemingfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Blacksmith 
    Person ID I13671  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Mother Elizabeth Gower,   b. 28 Mar 1784, Elsecar, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Potts 
    Married 9 Nov 1829  Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Charlotte Gower,   c. 2 Jan 1831, Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Gower,   c. 2 Dec 1832, Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Archibald Gower,   c. 27 Dec 1835, Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Mary Gower,   c. 14 Jan 1838, Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Joseph Gower,   c. 4 Aug 1839, Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Anne Gower,   c. 19 Sep 1841, Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. William Gower,   c. 30 Mar 1845, Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Sarah Gower,   c. 25 Dec 1849, Darfield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F4314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Darfield baptism register records Joseph's mother as Mary Gower. However, the only candidate of this name in the parish was already married to John Booth, so could not have had an illegitimate son in 1804. Given Joseph's occupation of blacksmith, his naming of two of his children Archibald and Charlotte, and the rarity of the surname Gower in Yorkshire at this time, I think there is scarcely any doubt that Joseph Gower was the grandson of Archibald and Charlotte Gower. As Joseph's second daughter was named Elizabeth, it seems most probable that Elizabeth Gower, eldest daughter of Archibald and Charlotte, was Joseph's mother. This would not be the first time that a parish clerk had misrecorded a mother's name in a baptism record and given the dispersed nature of Darfield parish it is entirely possible that he did not know Elizabeth Gower. Perhaps he was aware that the baby's mother was Archibald's eldest daughter. Had he checked the Darfield baptism register for her name, he would have thought it was Mary as Elizabeth was baptised in Wentworth instead.

      © Ruth Selman, 2010

  • Sources 
    1. [S468] Darfield Parish Registers (West Riding): Baptisms 1598-1855; Marriages 1598-1850; Burials 1598-1846, Yorkshire Parish Register Section, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, (CD-ROM, YPRS, 2004;), baptism of Joseph Gower, son of Mary, Wombwell, 30 Dec 1804 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S468] Darfield Parish Registers (West Riding): Baptisms 1598-1855; Marriages 1598-1850; Burials 1598-1846, Yorkshire Parish Register Section, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, (CD-ROM, YPRS, 2004;), baptism of Archibald Gore, son of Joseph & Mary, Wombwell, Blacksmith, 27 Dec 1835 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S468] Darfield Parish Registers (West Riding): Baptisms 1598-1855; Marriages 1598-1850; Burials 1598-1846, Yorkshire Parish Register Section, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, (CD-ROM, YPRS, 2004;), baptism of Joseph Gowers, son of Joseph & Mary, Hemingfield, Blacksmith, 4 Aug 1839 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S468] Darfield Parish Registers (West Riding): Baptisms 1598-1855; Marriages 1598-1850; Burials 1598-1846, Yorkshire Parish Register Section, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, (CD-ROM, YPRS, 2004;), baptism of Charlotte Gower, dau of Joseph & Mary, Wombwell, Blacksmith, by B. Charlesworth, 2 Jan 1831 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S468] Darfield Parish Registers (West Riding): Baptisms 1598-1855; Marriages 1598-1850; Burials 1598-1846, Yorkshire Parish Register Section, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, (CD-ROM, YPRS, 2004;), baptism of Mary Gore, dau of Joseph & Mary, Hemingfield, Blacksmith, 14 Jan 1838 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S468] Darfield Parish Registers (West Riding): Baptisms 1598-1855; Marriages 1598-1850; Burials 1598-1846, Yorkshire Parish Register Section, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, (CD-ROM, YPRS, 2004;), baptism of Sarah Gower, dau of Joseph & Mary, Hemingfield, Blacksmith, 25 Dec 1849 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S468] Darfield Parish Registers (West Riding): Baptisms 1598-1855; Marriages 1598-1850; Burials 1598-1846, Yorkshire Parish Register Section, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, (CD-ROM, YPRS, 2004;), marriage of Joseph Gower and Mary Potts, both of this parish, by banns, by B. Hopkins, witnesses: Archibald Goomerton, Margret Hoyland, 9 Nov 1829 (Reliability: 3).