Joseph Bowden was born 17 September 1815 in Benenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom to William Bowden (1774-1833) and Elizabeth Young (1775-1841) and died 20 October 1885 Carlton, Victoria, Australia of chronic bronchitis, exhaustion. He married Jessie Maxwell (1831-1910) 15 July 1853 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

He left Gravesend, Kent 24 June 1838, arrived Sydney, New South Wales 6 November 1838 on the Maitland, with his brother William and William's family as assisted immigrants.


Offspring of Joseph Bowden and Jessie Maxwell (1831-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jessie Bowden (1854-1858)
Elizabeth Bowden (1856-1941)
George Alfred Bowden (1858-1945)
Margaret Bowden (1860-1912)
James Maxwell Bowden (1862-1937)
Ellen Bowden (1864-)
Robert William Bowden (1868-1957)
Marion Bowden (1870-1961)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
§ Remains
  • THE Friends of the late Mr. JOSEPH BOWDEN are most respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting-place, the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, corner of Neil and Canning streets, Carlton, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 21st), at a quarter to 4 o'clock, punctually.
The Argus, 21 October 1885, page 1