Marjory Fowler

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16 May 1851
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52 yrs 1mth 7 days
Wife of Captain David Fowler
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Sacred / to the memory of/ MARJORY/ the dearly beloved wife of/ Captain David Fowler/ Died May 16th 1851/ Aged 52 years 1 month & 7 Days/ ___/ Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
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Her husband Captain David Fowler was the master of ships working the opium trade between Calcutta and Singapore. Marjory Fowler's maiden name is also given as Fowler in the marriage records of Singapore's St. Andrew's Church. The groom's father is listed as Robert Fowler and the bride's father as James Fowler. The marriage took place on 19 Sep 1845. It seems that Fowler remarried after Marjory's death:

The Strait Times reports on many opium auctions and it is possible to match up sales of opium with ships departing from Calcutta. The master of the Thunder was Capt. David Fowler born in Cellardyke, Fife in 1818. David Fowler worked for the Apcar line and many of their ships conveyed opium. Capt. Fowler ended his connection with the Thunder in early 1863. The family returned to Scotland and when their last child was born the newspaper reported:
“Birth-- FOWLER-- At Elie, Fifeshire, on the 22d inst., the wife of Captain David FOWLER, late of the Steamer Thunder, of a daughter.” -- Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 30 Mar 1864 Apparently a connection with the Thunder was worthy of note to the folks back home.

David Fowler had also commanded the Catherine Apcar and the Armenian, both Apcar ships.


Fowler is listed as the Master of the ship Armenian[] possibly belonging to the Armenian company of Aratoon and Apcar and of the brig Hero belonging to Stephen and Joaquim of Singapore [

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Matthew 5:8: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
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Souvik Mukherjee