Thomas Gowland (1803-1883) was an English merchant and auctioneer. He was member of one of the most powerful British families established in Argentina since the beginning of the 19th century.
Thomas was born in London (United Kingdom), the second son of Thomas Gowland and Sarah Philips. In 1812 he arrived in the city of Buenos Aires in the company of his family. On May 8, 1827 he was married in the parish of Montserrat to Saturnina Gestal, born in Montevideo, daughter of José Gestal and Juana Gonzalez. The Gowland's family lived on 185rd Reconquista Street, neighborhood of San Nicolas.
In Argentina, Thomas Gowland opened a trading company (Gowland & Co), importing and exporting. His Company had a strong commercial relationship with the United States, country from which he had imported a great quantity of manufactured products to Buenos Aires.