Every family has memorable members. Some are remembered for endearing characteristics, some for less desirable ones.
The Rowden family seems no different than the average with folk from all walks of life. Some mingled in the courts of the English Monarchy, others were criminals and rogues.
These pages are devoted to a few notable Rowdens.
- Thomas Rowden (1706- ) Highwayman accomplice to Dick Turpin
- Jasper Rowden (1728-1794) Mariner and Fisherman
- Thomas Rowden (1758-1825) Royal Marine with the 1st Fleet
- James Rowden (1808-1866) Methodist Missionary in Jamaica
- William Thomas Rowden (1839-1924) Professor of Applied Mechanics
- Thomas Rowden (1842-1926) Watercolour Artist
- Henry Rowdon (1859-1938) Australian Dairyman
- Robert Rowden (1886-1954) Mariner
- Diana Hope Rowden (1915-1944) WW2 SOE Agent
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