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Andrew John Bowker


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Andrew John Bowker

    Andrew married Karin Günther [Group Sheet]

    1. Chloé Elizabeth Bowker
    2. Kelly Christine Bowker

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Humfrey Bowker

    John married Janet Lynn Harvey [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Janet Lynn Harvey
    1. Patricia Alison Bowker
    2. 1. Andrew John Bowker

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Miles Edward Dugard BowkerMiles Edward Dugard Bowker was born 26 Sep 1914 (son of Harold Dugard Bowker and Florence Isabel Farrar); died 11 Oct 2000, Bedford Gardens, Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Baptism: 14 Nov 1914, Belgravia, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa


    Miles matriculated from Jeppe High School for Boys in 1930.
    Miles attained Provincial Colours for tennis.
    He was employed on the Simmer and Jack Mine until 1940 when he enlisted with the Transvaal Scottish 8th army to serve from Abyssinia to the close of the North African campaigns. He was a sergeant and earned four military medals –
    • Africa Service medal
    • 1939 – 1945 Star
    • Africa Star
    • War Medal 1939 – 1945
    Upon his return from the war he served as a Native Commissioner in Windhoek for two years and then joined the family businesses of JC van de Pol, Standard Cardboard, Sunlight Stationery, Vincent Manning and later in the establishment of a copper rolling enterprise in Brakpan. In retirement he held a position in NYK a Japanese shipping company for a few years. { Will Bowker }

    Miles married Johanna Van de Pol 29 Jan 1943, St George's Presbyterian, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Johanna (daughter of Johan Coenraad van der Pol and Alida Vogelpoel) was born 13 Jul 1915; died 3 Dec 2002, Pinelands, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Johanna Van de PolJohanna Van de Pol was born 13 Jul 1915 (daughter of Johan Coenraad van der Pol and Alida Vogelpoel); died 3 Dec 2002, Pinelands, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


    Johanna was an incredibly intelligent woman being head of the SA Red Cross and a Maths School Inspector among her achievements.

    1. William Miles Dugard Bowker
    2. 2. John Humfrey Bowker
    3. Meyrick Brabbin Bowker
    4. Susan Elizabeth Anne Bowker
    5. Judith Isabel Bowker

  3. 6.  Louis Gordon Harvey

    Louis married Edith Esme Visser. [Group Sheet]

  4. 7.  Edith Esme Visser (daughter of Hendrick Johannes Visser and Marjorie (Cuckoo) Bain).
    1. Susan Harvey
    2. Gillian Harvey
    3. Patricia Harvey
    4. 3. Janet Lynn Harvey

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Harold Dugard BowkerHarold Dugard Bowker was born 23 Apr 1879, Albany District, Eastern Cape, South Africa (son of Miles Robert Bowker and Emma Beddoe); died 27 Aug 1963, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Occupation: Thorn Kloof, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa; Farmer
    • Baptism: 13 May 1879, Grahamstown Church (St George's - Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa


    St Andrew's College Register 1855-1959:Page 100
    Entry 950
    Harold Dugard BOWKER
    bro. of 949; Left Dec 1898; b. 23.4.1879; Day. Form II-C.S. Cpl C.C. 4th XI. VIII. S.H. 1895. Mat. 1897. Int. 1898. C.S. Exam 1898. C.S. Law 1900. Registrar, High Court, Johannesburg 1904. Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer, Joburg 1937. P.O. Box 1581 Durban, Natal 1946.

    He had inherited the farm “Waterfall” which he sold to his brother Francis William Monkhouse.
    Following the passing of his wife, Isabel, in 1942 Harold resided in Luanshya on the formerly prosperous copperbelt in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) with his daughter Audrey and her husband Gwyn Pritchard until they immigrated to the UK. He then moved to Reedsdale and resided with his brother Miles Humfrey and his wife Rhoda (nee Knott). After a period he moved to Durban where he remained until his passing in 1963. { Will Bowker }

    Baptised: 1879, May 13th
    Born: April 23rd 1879
    Parents: Miles Robert & Emma BOWKER
    Occupation: Farmer
    Residence: Thorn Kloof near Grahamstown
    Witnesses: The Father, John D. Norton by proxy, Louisa Curry
    Baptised by: F.H. Williams D.D.
    Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Baptism register, 1869-1908, page 55, entry number 3535. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 878-4

    Harold married Florence Isabel Farrar 31 Jan 1907, St John's, Belgravia, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Florence (daughter of Edward Farrar and Betsy Burley) was born 21 Nov 1881; died 1941. [Group Sheet]

  2. 9.  Florence Isabel Farrar was born 21 Nov 1881 (daughter of Edward Farrar and Betsy Burley); died 1941.
    1. Audrey Isabel Bowker
    2. 4. Miles Edward Dugard Bowker was born 26 Sep 1914; died 11 Oct 2000, Bedford Gardens, Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa.

  3. 10.  Johan Coenraad van der Pol was born 23 Nov 1884; died 13 Jul 1980.

    Johan married Alida Vogelpoel. Alida was born 30 Jul 1888; died 14 Feb 1956. [Group Sheet]

  4. 11.  Alida Vogelpoel was born 30 Jul 1888; died 14 Feb 1956.
    1. 5. Johanna Van de Pol was born 13 Jul 1915; died 3 Dec 2002, Pinelands, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
    2. Alida van der Pol
    3. Erik van der Pol was born 30 Apr 1919; died 24 Oct 2006.

  5. 14.  Hendrick Johannes Visser

    Hendrick married Marjorie (Cuckoo) Bain. [Group Sheet]

  6. 15.  Marjorie (Cuckoo) Bain (daughter of Andrew Charles Bain and Caroline Josephine Cole).
    1. Marjorie Louise Visser
    2. 7. Edith Esme Visser

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