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George Dawson Rowley (1822 - 1878)

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George Dawson (George Dawson) Rowley
Born in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Trinity Church, Maryleybone, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chichester House, Brighton, Sussex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 May 2016 | Last significant change: 20 Oct 2018
01:57: Judy (Flamer) Bramlage edited the Marriage Data for George Dawson Rowley. [Thank Judy for this]
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George Dawson Rowley (1822-1878) was the son of George William Rowley & his wife Jane Catherine née Maine. He studied at Eton and Trinity college. On October the 30th 1849 he married his cousin Caroline Frances Lindsay at Trinity Church, Maryleybone, London and had one known son George Fydell Rowley. He appeared on the 1851 U.K. census in his parent's household. In 1861 he appeared on the U.K. census as head of household at Brighton and it is there he died on 27 Nov 1878.

He was an English amateur ornithologist who published a series called Ornithological Miscellany in which he reprinted notes on bird studies of the time. He spent considerable time researching the history of the great auk and his ornithological journal included specially chosen works by the leading ornithologists of his time. He translated and published the works of Nikolai Przhevalsky.


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  • freeBMD Marriages Dec Q 1849 Marylebone, 1, 253 Rowley George Dawson + Lindsay Caroline Frances
  • freeBMD Deaths Dec 1878 Brighton 2b, 132, Rowley, George Dawson Age 56
  • London Evening Standard 27 November 1878:- Deaths : On the evening of Nov. 21, at Chichester House, Brighton, George Dawson Rowley, Esq., of Morcott Hall, Uppingham, in the 57th year of his age.
  • 1851 U.K. census for Priory Hill, Saint Neots, Huntingdonshire, England : George D Rowley :Son : Married : Age 28 : M A Trinity College Cambridge : Birth place London, Middlesex, England.
  • 1861 U.K. census for 5, Peel Terrace, Brighton, Sussex, England : George D Rowley : Head : Married : Age 38 : M A Trinity College Cambridge : Birth place London, Middlesex, England.

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