Bowen, Diamantina

BORN c1832, Ionian Islands - DIED 17 Nov 1893, London: Bethnal Green
BIRTH NAME Di Roma, Diamantina
CAUSE OF DEATH acute bronchitis
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (165/2 (34408))

Diamantina di Roma was born on the Ionian Islands, at that time a British protectorate. Her family descended from Venetians who had settled on the islands. She was the daughter of Count Giorgio-Candiano Roma, the president of the Senate of the Ionian Islands from 1850 to 1856), and his wife Orsola, born di Balsamo.

On 28 April 1856 she married the political secretary Sir George Bowen in Corfu. Their first child died soon after his birth and their second child Nina was born in 1858. After they moved to Brisbane they had three further children and their last daughter was born in Auckland in 1869. In Brisbane she was a patron of the group who founded the Lady Bowen Lying-In Hospital.

She moved around the world with her husband for his work until they settled in London in 1883 with their two unmarried daughters.

• Husband: Bowen, George Ferguson (1856-1893, Corfu: Palace of St Michael and St George)


The grave of George Ferguson Bowen and Diamantina Bowen at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.
Picture by Androom (18 Apr 2024)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Wikipedia (EN):

Bowen, George Ferguson

Published: 24 Apr 2024
Last update: 24 Apr 2024