Jasper Rowden - Mariner and Fisherman
Jasper Rowden was an influencial mariner and fisherman in the town of Whitstable, Kent. He was born in 1728 the same year as British naval commander and explorer, James Cook. The eldest of three sons, his father's name was Thomas although he seems to have been named after the two preceeding generations who were both Jasper.here. It is understood that Jasper received a watch from his employer whuich still exists today having been handed down throught the generations. The watch has Jasper's name enamelled into its face.
Want to see where Jasper lived? The YouTube video below is a BBC program about railway journeys
and 10 minutes in it makes a visit to Whitstable. Find out more about Whistable and see Captain Jasper
Jasper was a prominent mariner, fisherman and oyster dregder. He was also an influence in the Whitstable and Oyster Company.
Find Jasper and his family in sept 51 pedigree chart.