Mary Ann Gowing

3 August 1825–1913 (Age 87)
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Gowing was born on 3 August 1825, in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Gowing, was 36 and her mother, Charlotte Sones, was 32. She married Philip Constantine on 23 December 1850, in Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1913, in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Philip Constantine
Mary Ann Gowing
Marriage: 23 December 1850
Charles Williams
Esther Williams

Spouse and Children

23 December 1850
Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


    Charles Williams


    Esther Williams


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 4

Australia is claimed as British territory.
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 6

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."
1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 27

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Gowin, from Old French Gouin, a variant of Godin .2 Irish: variant of Gowan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Gowing, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Anna Gowing, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Mary Gowing, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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