Francis Sydney Gowlett

M, b. 1907, d. 12 March 1925
  • Francis Sydney Gowlett was born in 1907.
  • He was the son of Reuben Gowlett and Catherine Sheridan.
  • Francis Sydney Gowlett died on 12 March 1925 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 13 April 1925 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

George Henry Gowlett

M, b. June 1859, d. 29 August 1861
  • George Henry Gowlett's birth was registered in the an unknown place , Essex Registration District in the June 1859 Quarter.
  • He was the son of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin.
  • George Henry Gowlett died on 29 August 1861 at age 2. A notice appeared in The Courier Mail on 14 November 1861, advising of George's death - "GOWLETT.-August 29, George Gowlett, aged 2 years, on board the Wansfell, at sea.'
  • He immigrated in 1862 with William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin. William 24, and Sarah Ann 20, travelled on the Wansfell with their two children George H aged 2 and Reuben, an infant. George died on the journey. Sarah's brothers William and Charles and Charles' family made the journey with them.

Grace Maud Gowlett

F, b. 1879, d. 1956
  • Grace Maud Gowlett was born in 1879 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin.
  • Grace Maud Gowlett appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin in 1905 in Koorjarewon (Highfields). William was a farmer. Daughter Grace carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 27 years, Grace Maud Gowlett married Percy Shaw in 1906 in Queensland.
  • Grace Maud Gowlett died in 1956 in Queensland.

Grace Sarah Gowlett

F, b. 2 October 1905, d. 1981

Harlie Basil Gowlett

M, b. 9 January 1910, d. 11 August 1990
  • Harlie Basil Gowlett was born on 9 January 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Alfred Gowlett and Davidenia Ward.
  • Harlie Basil Gowlett enlisted in the Australian Army on 15 May 1941 in Annerley He gave his next of kin as his mother Davidenia Gowlett and he lived at Annerley in Brisbane. At the time of his discharge he was a Sergeant in the 112 General Transport Company.
  • Harlie Basil Gowlett died on 11 August 1990 at age 80.

Harriet Gowlett

F, b. 1868, d. February 1928
  • Harriet Gowlett was born in 1868 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin.
  • At the age of 21 years, Harriet Gowlett married William George French in 1889 in Queensland. The family moved to Brisbane in the 1900's.
  • Harriet Gowlett died in February 1928 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 29 February 1928 in Balmoral Cemetery.

Children of Harriet Gowlett and William George French

Huldah Grace Gowlett

F, b. 24 February 1911, d. 17 July 1974

Children of Huldah Grace Gowlett and Julius John Albert Thun

Ivy Olive Gowlett

F, b. 1892
  • Ivy Olive Gowlett was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Louisa Gowlett.

James Thomas Gowlett

M, b. 1866, d. 14 August 1939
  • James Thomas Gowlett was also known as Thomas.
  • He was born in 1866 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin.
  • Conditional approval for James Thomas Gowlett and James Thomas Gowlett's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. He selected 80 acres of land at Beauaraba (near Ravensbourne). "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • At the age of 28 years, James Thomas Gowlett married Mary Ball Littleton, daughter of John Thomas Littleton and Harriet Ball, on 19 September 1894 in Queensland.
  • James Thomas Gowlett and Mary Ball Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Koorjarewon (Highfields). James was a farmer.
  • James Thomas Gowlett was a witness in the inquiry into the death of Ralph Littleton Gowlett in November 1912 in Highfields, Queensland. Ralph died from a bullet wound to the head after a Winchester pea rifle discharged. An inquest was held into his death as reported by The Brisbane Courier on 25 November 1912 - An inquiry was held today into the circumstances of the death of Ralph Littleton Gowlett, of Highfields road, who was, found dead with a bullet wound in his head on November 6 in a dairy at his fathers residence. Evidence was given by Thomas Gowlett (father of the deceased), Mrs. Gowlett (mother), and Constable Scanlon who produced a certifificate from Dr Freshney showing that the immediate cause of death was a bullet wound in the brain with hemorrhage supervening. His evidence indicated that the wound was inflicted by a Winchester pea rifle accidentally exploded. Sergeant MCCarthy conducted the examination of
    witnesses.


  • James Thomas Gowlett died on 14 August 1939. His funeral notice appeared in The Courier Mail on 15 August 1939 - GOWLETT— The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. J. T. Gowlett and Winifred, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Gowlett and Family, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Gowlett and Family (Cooyar), Mr. and Mrs. H. Woodward and Family, Mr and Mrs. Alex. Horn are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their late beloved Husband, Father, Father-in-law, and Grandfather, James Thomas Gowlett, which is appointed to move from his late residence, 15 John Street, Toowoomba, This Day (Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m., for the Toowoomba Cemetery. T. B. BURSTOW.
  • He was buried on 15 August 1939 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of James Thomas Gowlett and Mary Ball Littleton

Jean Gowlett

F, b. 1919, d. 2001

John William Gowlett

M, b. 29 May 1908, d. 7 February 1979

Louisa Gowlett

F, b. 1872

Children of Louisa Gowlett

Lyle Ernest Gowlett

M, b. 12 March 1911

Martha Gowlett

F, b. 1875, d. 1955

Miba Gowlett

F, b. 1913

Olive Blanch Gowlett

F, b. 1884, d. 25 January 1885
  • Olive Blanch Gowlett was born in 1884 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin.
  • Olive Blanch Gowlett died on 25 January 1885 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 26 January 1885 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Olive May Gowlett

F, b. 21 January 1905, d. 19 April 1987
  • Olive May Gowlett was born on 21 January 1905 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Gowlett and Annie Margaretha Reimers.
  • At the age of 20 years, 4 months and 20 days, Olive May Gowlett married Francis Burton Deeth, son of Charles Burton Death and Ellen Matilda Barnes, on 10 June 1925 in Queensland. The details of their wedding were reported in The Queenslander :- "At the Methodist Church, Crow's Nest, on June 10, the marriage was solemnised of Mr. Francis (Frank.) Burton Deeth (eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B.Deeth, Linville, Pechey) and Miss Olive May Gowlett (fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs. Gowlett, Djuan). Rev. H. Garrett officiated, and Mr J. White  presided at the organ". Whilst the register was being signed Mrs. McNairn rendered a vocal solo. The church had been decorated by friends, under the supervision of Mr. J. White. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a frock of white voile, finished with pin tucks and guipure.
    Her tulle veil was finished with orange blossom. She carried a sheaf of lilies with white streamer. Miss Beryl Gowlett,  who attended her sister as bridesmaid, wore a frock of shell-pink Marocain and a pink tulle cap. Her bouquet was of pale pink carnations and white streamers.  Mr. Percy McLean carried out the duties of best man. After the ceremony the guests were entertained by the bride groom's parents at their residence, Linville. Subsequently Mr. and Mrs. Deeth left for Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. The bride wore a trailing costume of nigger brown gabardine with fur trimmings and a felt hat to harmonise" 
    Olive had been a teacher at Persevarance School. After their marriage the couple lived at their dairy farm "Wyalla" at Hampton.
  • Olive May Gowlett and Francis Burton Deeth appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Hampton. Frank was a farmer.
  • On 24 April 1965,her husband, Francis Burton Deeth died in Kleinton, Queensland, at age 63. He suffered from acute leukaemia.
  • Olive May Gowlett died on 19 April 1987 in Queensland at age 82.
  • She was buried on 22 April 1987 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Olive May Gowlett and Francis Burton Deeth

Oliver Tonneson Gowlett

M, b. 1899
  • Oliver Tonneson Gowlett was born in 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Louisa Gowlett.

Ralph Littleton Gowlett

M, b. 1 July 1897, d. November 1912
  • Ralph Littleton Gowlett was born on 1 July 1897 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Thomas Gowlett and Mary Ball Littleton.
  • Ralph Littleton Gowlett died in November 1912 in Highfields, Queensland, at age 15. Ralph died from a bullet wound to the head after a Winchester pea rifle discharged. An inquest was held into his death as reported by The Brisbane Courier on 25 November 1912 - An inquiry was held today into the circumstances of the death of Ralph Littleton Gowlett, of Highfields road, who was, found dead with a bullet wound in his head on November 6 in a dairy at his fathers residence. Evidence was given by Thomas Gowlett (father of the deceased), Mrs. Gowlett (mother), and Constable Scanlon who produced a certifificate from Dr Freshney showing that the immediate cause of death was a bullet wound in the brain with hemorrhage supervening. His evidence indicated that the wound was inflicted by a Winchester pea rifle accidentally exploded. Sergeant MCCarthy conducted the examination of
    witnesses.


Reuben Gowlett

M, b. June 1861, d. 20 April 1936
  • Reuben Gowlett's birth was registered in the Saffron Walden, Essex Registration District in the June 1861 Quarter.
  • He was the son of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin.
  • Reuben Gowlett immigrated in 1862 with William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin. William 24, and Sarah Ann 20, travelled on the Wansfell with their two children George H aged 2 and Reuben, an infant. George died on the journey. Sarah's brothers William and Charles and Charles' family made the journey with them.
  • At the age of 24 years, Reuben Gowlett married Catherine Sheridan, daughter of Frank Sheriden and Ellen Plant, in 1886 in Queensland.
  • Conditional approval for Reuben Gowlett and Reuben Gowlett's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. He selected 40 acres of land at Beauaraba (near Ravensbourne). "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • On 25 November 1908,his wife, Catherine Sheridan died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 49 years, Reuben Gowlett married Jane Neller, daughter of Joseph Neller and Emma Bishop, in 1911 in Queensland.
  • On 25 February 1933,his wife, Jane Neller died in Queensland. At the time she was living at 125 North Steet, Toowoomba.
  • Reuben Gowlett died on 20 April 1936 in Queensland at age 74. He was accidentally killed when he was walking along the railway tracks. He was living with his daughter Adelle in North Street, Toowoomba at the time.
  • He was buried on 22 April 1936 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Reuben Gowlett and Catherine Sheridan

Children of Reuben Gowlett and Jane Neller

Ruby Winifred Gowlett

F, b. 24 October 1900, d. 22 February 1982
  • Ruby Winifred Gowlett was born on 24 October 1900 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Gowlett and Annie Margaretha Reimers.
  • At the age of 24 years, 6 months and 12 days, Ruby Winifred Gowlett married Ernest Dascombe, son of Lewis Dascombe and Adah Priscilla Parks, on 6 May 1925 in Queensland. Ruby was living at Djuan at the time they married. After their marriage they worked Ernies' fathers property Newlands for a number of years. They then moved to their own land near by - The Out Post.
  • Ruby Winifred Gowlett and Ernest Dascombe appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Newlands, Haden. Ernie was a farmer.
  • On 14 December 1958,her husband, Ernest Dascombe died in Queensland.
  • Ruby Winifred Gowlett died on 22 February 1982 in Queensland at age 81.
  • She was buried on 23 February 1982 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Child of Ruby Winifred Gowlett and Ernest Dascombe

Stanley Thomas Gowlett

M, b. 8 November 1895, d. 1960
  • Stanley Thomas Gowlett was born on 8 November 1895 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Thomas Gowlett and Mary Ball Littleton.
  • At the age of 21 years, Stanley Thomas Gowlett married Olive Harper in 1917.
  • Stanley Thomas Gowlett died in 1960 in Queensland.

Children of Stanley Thomas Gowlett and Olive Harper

Susan Gowlett

F, b. 1863, d. 1935

Wilfred Reuben (Bill) Gowlett

M, b. circa 1899, d. 23 March 2008
  • Wilfred Reuben (Bill) Gowlett was born circa 1899.
  • He was the son of Reuben Gowlett and Catherine Sheridan.
  • Wilfred Reuben (Bill) Gowlett died on 23 March 2008 in Queensland.

William Gowlett

M, b. 1835, d. 2 August 1919
  • William Gowlett was born in 1835. He was the son of James Gowlett and Elizabeth Ruhle.
  • His marriage, at 23 years, to Sarah Ann Unwin, daughter of Thomas Unwin and Frances Lennard, was registered in the June 1858 Quarter in Saffron Walden, Essex Registration District.
  • William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin immigrated in 1862. William 24, and Sarah Ann 20, travelled on the Wansfell with their two children George H aged 2 and Reuben, an infant. George died on the journey. Sarah's brothers William and Charles and Charles' family made the journey with them.
  • On 8 April 1876 The Queenslander newspaper reported that a Certificate had been issued to W. Gowlett for land at Indooroopilly in East Moreton District.
  • On 11 April 1885 William's resignation from the Highfields Divisional Board was reported in The Queenslander.
  • William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Koorjarewon (Highfields). William was a farmer. Daughter Grace carried out home duties.
  • William Gowlett died on 2 August 1919 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin

William Alfred Gowlett

M, b. 7 August 1871, d. 12 January 1942
  • William Alfred Gowlett was born on 7 August 1871 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin.
  • At the age of 32 years, 11 months and 14 days, William Alfred Gowlett married Davidenia Ward, daughter of David Ward and Charlotte Harris, on 21 July 1904 in Queensland.
  • Alfred lost his leg in a dray accident. He was until then a great dancer.
  • William Alfred Gowlett and Davidenia Ward appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Highfields. William was a farmer.
  • William Alfred Gowlett died on 12 January 1942 in Dutton Park, Queensland, at age 70. He left an estate of property worth 467 pound and personal wealth of 1786 pounds.
  • He was cremated on 13 January 1942 in Mt Thompson Crematorium.

Children of William Alfred Gowlett and Davidenia Ward

Willliam Leslie Gowlett

M, b. 9 April 1899, d. 1982
  • Willliam Leslie Gowlett was also known as Leslie William.
  • He was born on 9 April 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Thomas Gowlett and Mary Ball Littleton.
  • Willliam Leslie Gowlett enlisted in the AIF on 10 April 1917. His service number was 50631 and he was a farmer of Highfields aged 18 years. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary Gowlett. He was a Private in the Queeensland Reinforcements I and his Unit embarked from Sydney on RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918. He returned to Australia on 22 July 1919 after serving in the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion.
  • At the age of 34 years, Willliam Leslie Gowlett married Golda Augusta Muller in 1934 in Queensland.
  • At the time of his father James Thomas' death in 1939 Les and Golda were living in Cooyar.
  • Willliam Leslie Gowlett died in 1982.

Winifred Harriet Gowlett

F, b. 6 June 1904, d. 2000

Albert James Gracey

M, b. 10 February 1881, d. 8 March 1950
  • Albert James Gracey was born on 10 February 1881 in Cooyar.
  • He was the son of John Gracey and Ellen Hurley.
  • In 1901 his name appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory. He was a selector living at Thornville.
  • Albert James Gracey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 28 years, 5 months and 25 days, Albert James Gracey married Eva May Mann on 4 August 1909 in Queensland.
  • Albert James Gracey and Eva May Mann appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Nutgrove. Albert, like his brother Robet was a carrier. Eva carried out home duties. Albert's mother may have lived with them.
  • On 6 August 1933,Albert James Gracey's mother, Ellen Hurley died in Nutgrove, Queensland, at age 81. Her obituary appeard in The Brisbane Courier: -" The death took place on August 6 at her home, at Nutgrove, of Mrs. Ellen Gracey, relict of the late Mr. John Gracey. The late Mrs. Gracey, who was 77 years of age, was one of the early pioneers, and took up land with her late husband at Nutgrove In the early seventies. She is survived by four daughters. Mesdames J. Hale (Kaimkillenbun), J. Pincott (Tarong). M. Smoothy (Wengenville), and Kathleen (Cooyar), and three sons, Messrs. Charles Gracey (Cooyar), A. J. Gracey (Nutgrove), and Robert Gracey (Nutgrove)."
  • Albert James Gracey was listed as the next of kin of Catherine (Jean) Gracey when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 28 January 1942 in Brisbane. Jean was living at Nutgrove at the time she enlisted and gave her father Albert as her next of kin. She was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant from the RAANS on 2 Jun 1950.
  • Albert James Gracey was listed as the next of kin of John James Gracey when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 May 1942 in Cooyar. He was living at Nutgrove at the time and gave his next of kin as his father Albert. He was discharged on 21 Oct 1945.
  • Albert James Gracey and Eva May Mann appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Nutgrove. Albert was a carrier.
  • Albert James Gracey died on 8 March 1950 in Nutgrove, Queensland, at age 69.
  • He was buried in April 1950 in Evergreen Cemetery.

Children of Albert James Gracey and Eva May Mann

Annie Isabell Gracey

F, b. 1910