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Nathaniel Fowler (1773–1852)

Nathaniel Fowler (1773-1852) was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 5 October 1789 at Exeter, Devon, England. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Atlantic in August 1791 as part of the Third Fleet.

Fowler joined the New South Wales Corps in November 1797, serving at Norfolk Island between 1800-1806. He lived with Margaret Hall at Cabramatta, Sydney, in 1806. Following her death in 1807 he married Mary Wright on 25 August 1814 at St John's Church, Parramatta; they had separated by 1822. Fowler was discharged from the 48th Regiment with a pension in June 1822, and in 1824 was appointed constable, and watch house keeper at Windsor.

Fowler died on 18 November 1852 at the Benevolent Asylum in Sydney, his age was given as 84. He was buried the next day at the Benevolent Asylum Ground at Camperdown Cemetery. 

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 8 August 2020

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Down, Ireland


18 November, 1852 (aged ~ 79)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years