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Fowke
formerly of Brewood


Ascendant Family:
Fowke


Origins


The lineage of this Family may be said to have become "established" following the Herald's Visitation of 1438. Two sons of [Missing XREF c-fowke68894] there noted became the Founding Ancestors of the following families :- the elder "Roger Fowke (liv. 1438)" of the FAMILY
Fowke
  formerly of Brewood
here treated, the younger [Missing XREF c-fowke68749] of the FAMILY
Fowke
  formerly of Gunstan
treated elsewhere. From these two families numerous other FOWKE Families derive.

The property of Brewood in Staffordshire, after whom this branch of the

is named, came to the Fowke Family following Roger's marriage to the heiress of Brewood, namely Elizabeth, the daughter of William Wybaston (ante/1404-post/1434). Noted in "Doomsday" (1080-90) Brewood (Breude) became the burial place of William Carlos who hid, in an oak tree, King Charles II. The woods were once part of a royal forest. Also Samuel Johnson was tutor there - to
Joseph 
Fowke
(
Crofts
,
?
,
Walsh
,
Treacher
) 1716 - 1800 whom he later referred to as his "best friend".

Following the murder in ca.1689 of [Missing XREF c-fowke68380] by "irish rebels", this branch of the Fowke Family ventured further afield. His son [Missing XREF c-fowke68426] entered the service of the Honorable East India Company. During the next 250 years his descendants would have such a major influence on the affairs of India that it came to be said that "while there were Fowkes in India, India remained British", and indeed it was in 1947 when India again became independent that "the last Fowkes" left that country.

Randall Fowke's son

(
Crofts
,
?
,
Walsh
,
Treacher
) 1716 - 1800 married into the same family as [Missing XREF c-clive68413] had married into. With Clive, "the richest man on earth", the Fowkes were able to rise to such influence that Joseph with his son
Francis 
Fowke
(
Lowe
,
Lowe
) 1755 - 1819 was able to bring the notorious Impeachment Charges on Warren Hastings, i.e. even against the so-called highest in the land. Not surprisingly the 19th century preferred to draw a veil over the morals of the previous century. Indeed the "Notorious Nawab of India" preferred to live a blameless private life in Wales in eccentric isolation from all society other than his beloved children bears therefore examination.

(
Lowe
,
Lowe
) 1755 - 1819 was father to the three sons who founded Fowke Families surviving into the 21st century.
Capt. John 
Fowke
(
Ferguson
,
Heany
,
Borthwick
) 1794 - 1851 became the Founding Ancestor of the FAMILY
Fowke
  formerly of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
, [Missing XREF c-fowke68424] became the Founding Ancestor of the FAMILY
Fowke
  formerly of Carmarthan
, and [Missing XREF c-fowke68376] became Founding Ancestor of two families - his elder son [Missing XREF c-fowke68377] of the FAMILY
Fowke
  formerly of Lyttleton, NZ
, and his younger son [Missing XREF c-fowke68384] of the FAMILY
Fowke
  formerly of Braidwood, NSW
.



Related Families

Family Members
Sources

  • National Dictionary of Biography.
  • Shaw's Staffordshire.
  • Burke's Peerage - "Ormathwaite".
  • College of Genealogy, London.
  • Calcutta Gazette.
  • Fort St. George Gazette.
  • India Office Library, London, - "Fowke Collection", "Ormathwaite Collection".
  • Rebecca Warme's Letters.
  • Harry & E. Green - "The Fowkes of Boughrood Castle - a Survey in Social Mobility"
  • Frank Rede Fowke - MSS.
  • Thomas Hugh Fowke.
  • Fowke Mangeot.
  • Olive S.R. Mangeot (nee Fowke) (1886-1871).
  • Veda M. Veal (nee Watson).

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