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Gowans Francis Jollie

Male 1880 - 1952  (71 years)


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  • Name Gowans Francis Jollie 
    Born 22 Nov 1880  ,South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 23 Dec 1880  St. Hildas, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1881  Victoria Terrace, Westoe, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Son 4 months
    Census 1891  ,Westoe, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Son Single 10 Scholar
    Education 1 Jul 1898  ,Durham, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    To Durham College of Medicine 
    Census 1901  ,Durham, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Age 20 Medical Student
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Westoe Village, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Son 30 Single Surgeon. Royal Navy
    Immigration 1923  ,London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • per Morea from Yokohama
    Residence 1947  Eversley Highweek, Newton Abbot, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 16 Apr 1952  Royal Naval Hospital , Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Probate 7 Jun 1952  ,Exeter, ,England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Notes 
    • Mention in London Gazette [14]
    Person ID I5206  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2016 

    Father Gowans William,   b. 4 Apr 1846, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1923, ,South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Haggie Florence Mary,   b. 5 May 1857, ,Gateshead, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1938, Westoe Village, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1879 
    Family ID F1776  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lewis Sarah,   b. Abt 1884,   d. 1 Dec 1958, 25 Ophir Road, Bournemouth,, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Aft 2 Apr 1911  [3, 9, 15
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F1923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1880 - ,South Shields, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - Victoria Terrace, Westoe, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - ,Westoe, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - To Durham College of Medicine - 1 Jul 1898 - ,Durham, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - ,Durham, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1911 - Westoe Village, South Shields, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1923 - ,London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1947 - Eversley Highweek, Newton Abbot, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] WWW, http://www.boyshighschool.co.uk/thepast/firstadmissions.htm.

    2. [S37] Find my past, BMD Search.
      Name: GOWANS, Francis Jollie
      Registration District: Help South Shields
      County: Durham
      Year of Registration: 1880
      Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
      Mother's Maiden Name: Not available before 1911 Q3
      Volume No: Help 10A
      Page No: Help 667

    3. [S141] Gerard Peter Brierley.

    4. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Francis Jollie Gowans in the England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
      Name: Francis Jollie Gowans
      Gender: Male
      Baptism Date: 23 Dec 1880
      Baptism Place: St. Hildas, South Shields, Durham, England
      Father: William Gowans
      Mother: Mary Floirence Gowans
      FHL Film Number: 1894146
      Reference ID: yrs 1879-1883 p 155

    5. [S41] 1881 English Census.

    6. [S54] 1891 English Census.

    7. [S55] 1901 English Census.

    8. [S67] 1911 English Census, (2 4 1911), RG number: RG14 Piece: 27231 Reference: RG14PN27231 RG78PN1556 RD503 SD2 ED5 SN155 Registration District: Dewsbury Sub District: Batley EnumerationDistrict: 5 Parish: Batley Address: 17 Crossbank Road Batley County: Yorkshire (West riding).
      Name: Frances Jollie Gowans
      Age in 1911: 30
      Estimated birth year: abt 1881
      Relation to Head: Son
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: So Shields, Durham, England
      Civil Parish: South Shields
      Search Photos: Search for 'South Shields' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
      County/Island: Durham
      Country: England
      Street address: Westoe So Shields
      Marital Status: Single
      Occupation: Surgeon Royal Nary
      Registration district: South Shields
      Registration District Number: 556
      Sub-registration district: South Shields
      ED, institution, or vessel: 51
      Piece: 30310

    9. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, http://search.ancestry.co.uk/iexec/?htx=View&r=5538&dbid=1518&iid=30807_A000742-00135&fn=Francis&ln=Gowans&st=r&ssrc=&pid=25906089.

    10. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, General Medical Council UK Medical Registers, 1859-1959 Record for UK Medical Registers, 1859-1959.

    11. [S90] The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985, 18 April 1852 Obituary.

    12. [S13] WWW, http://www.boyshighschool.co.uk/thepast/firstadmissions.htm.
      Francis Jollie Gowans was the son of Scottish-born South Shields doctor, William Gowans, and his wife, Mary Florence. He was also grandson of Henry Nelson, Mayor of South Shields.

      He was one of six sons, all of whom served in the war, but only the youngest three (Thomas, Francis Jollie himself and John Hallibuton) attended the High School.

      On leaving school, Francis went to Durham College of Medicine, and five years later, from 23-Nov-1903) was a doctor at the Naval Hospital in Plymouth

      As he gained experience, on 23-Nov-1911 he found himself promoted to Staff Surgeon at the Naval Hospital Haslar, in Gosport.
      As Staff Surgeon he served on the Queen Mary from 4-Sep-1913.

      On 1-Mar-1917 he was promoted to Surgeon Commander.

      After the war he continued to serve in the Navy, rising to Surgeon Captain in 1925.

      In 1935, as Surgeon Commander, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal, and in 1937 he was awarded the King George VI Coronation Medal.

      In 1939, he was promoted to Surgeon Rear-Admiral, the highest rank possible without being Director General.

      Towards the end of his life, he lived in Newton Abbot, Devonshire, and died on 16-Apr-1952 in the Royal Naval Hospital in Plymouth, the very place where he started his medical career.

    13. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Francis Jollie Gowans in the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
      Effects 6970.17s 9d to The National Provincial Bank Limited

    14. [S13] WWW, http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34585/supplements/3.

    15. [S67] 1911 English Census, (2 4 1911), RG number: RG14 Piece: 27231 Reference: RG14PN27231 RG78PN1556 RD503 SD2 ED5 SN155 Registration District: Dewsbury Sub District: Batley EnumerationDistrict: 5 Parish: Batley Address: 17 Crossbank Road Batley County: Yorkshire (West riding).