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Ordery Gowen (1778–1819)

Ordery Appleyard (as Awdry Appleyard) (1778-1819) was sentenced to 7 years transportation at the Lincoln Quarter Sessions on 5 October 1798. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Earl Cornwallis in June 1801 and was assigned to Mr Smith at Windsor as a servant. On 1 June 1805 at St Philip's, Sydney she married (as Orderly Appleford) John Gowen, a government storekeeper; both signed the register. They had six children, one of whom died in infancy. 

Ordery Gowen died (as Odery Gowen) on 17 October 1819 at Liverpool; her cause of death was given as cancer and her age as 41. 

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 29 October 2020

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'Gowen, Ordery (1778–1819)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Gowan, Audrey
  • Appleyard, Ordery
  • Appleyard, Audrey
  • Appleyard, Awdry
  • Appleyard, Odery
  • Appleyard, Arderry
  • Appleford, Orderly

Lincolnshire, England


17 October, 1819 (aged ~ 41)
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (not specified)

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years