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Richard Bowen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ilston, Glamorganshire, Wales
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of James Bowen of Llyngwair and Eleanor Griffith Bowen
Husband of Ann Bowen, of Wales; Elizabeth Bowen and Elizabeth Bowen
Father of George Bowen; Alice Eleanor Wheaton; Sarah Fuller; Ruth Kendrick; Obadiah Bowen and 4 others
Brother of Mary Bowen; George Bowen; Jane (Bowen) Bowen; Owen Bowen; Sioned Bowen and 10 others
Half brother of Elen Bowen; Jane Bowen; Owen Bowen; George Bowen and Mary Bowen

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
Last Updated:

About Richard Bowen of Rehoboth, Immigrant

Note: Date of burial is 2/4/1674. Death probably 1 or 2 days before. Buried Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, Location: 1638, Kittle Hill to MA.

Marriages

  1. Ann BOURNE, born 1586, Swansea, Glamorganshire, WALES, Homemaker, died 1644, Rehoboth,

Bristol, MA married before 1622, in Kettle Hill, Glamorganshire, WALES, # Elizabeth REY, born ca 1590, died 1675, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. married in NOV 1648, in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA,

Children

(All children by Ann BOURNE)

  1. Sarah BOWEN born 1618, Wales, killed by NA, married ca 1639, Robert FULLER, born 1615, Southhampton, ENG, died 10 MAY 1706, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. Sarah Buried: 14 OCT 1676, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.
  2. William BOWEN born cir 1620, Wales, never married, Buried: 10 MAR 1686, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.
  3. Alice BOWEN born cir 1622.
  4. Richard BOWEN born 1623.
  5. Thomas BOWEN born 1625.
  6. Ruth BOWEN born 1626.
  7. Obediah BOWEN born 01 JUL 1627.
  8. George BOWEN born 1631, WFT 1996, died 1632.

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  • Richard Bowen
  • M, #68692, b. 1590, d. 4 February 1675
  • Father James Bowen b. c 1550
  • Mother Eleanor Griffith b. c 1558
  • Richard Bowen was born in 1590 at of Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales. He married Ann Born circa 1615. Richard Bowen died on 4 February 1675 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.
  • Family Ann Born b. 1592, d. Nov 1648
  • Children
    • Sarah Bowen+ b. c 1616, d. 14 Oct 1676
    • Thomas Bowen+1 b. c 1622, d. a 1674
    • Richard Bowen+ b. 1624, d. 4 Feb 1675
  • Citations
  • 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2286.htm#i68692
  • __________
  • New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • https://archive.org/details/newenglandfamili041847
  • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandfamili041847#page/n174/mode/1up
  • Pg. 1799
  • Richard Bowen, the immigrant ancestor, came from Kittle Hill, Glamorganshire, Wales, to this county about 1638 and settled at Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He was a son of James and Eleanor Bowen, of Ilewyndwar, Pembrokeshire, Wales, and grandson of Mathias Bowen or Bowin. He was a proprietor and town officer in Rehoboth, and was admitted a freeman, June 4, 1645. He married (first) Ann ___, and (second) Elizabeth ___. He was buried February 4, 1674, and in his will, dated June 4, 1673, he bequeathed to his wife and children. His widow was buried in 1685.
  • Children:
    • William;
    • Obadiah, mentioned below;
    • Richard;
    • Thomas;
    • Alice, married ___ Wheaton;
    • Sarah, married ___ Fuller;
    • Ruth, married ___ Leverich.
  • (II) Obadiah Bowen, son of Richard Bowen, was born in Wales about 1627, died 1727. He married Mary Clifton.
  • Children of Obadiah and Mary Bowen, born in Rehoboth:

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  • I was not able to find where Obadiah was "mentioned below" in this ebook. There seems not to be a Obadiah "mentioned below"
  • Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical--genealogical; (1916-[2(5])) Vol. 3
  • https://archive.org/details/encyclopediaofma03amer
  • https://archive.org/stream/encyclopediaofma03amer#page/38/mode/1up
  • Pg.38
  • Richard Bowen came from Kittle Hill, Glamorganshire, Wales, to this country, about 1638, lived for a time at Weymouth and settled at Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He was a proprietor and town officer in Rehoboth, and was admitted a freeman, June 4, 1645.
  • His first wife bore the name of Ann and the second Elizabeth.
  • He was buried February 4, 1674, and in his will dated June 4, 1673, he bequeathed his property to his wife and children. His widow was buried in 1685. Children:
    • William;
    • Obadiah, mentioned below;
    • Richard ;
    • Thomas ;
    • Alice, who married a Wheaton ;
    • Sarah, married Robert Fuller;
    • Ruth, married George Kendrick.

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  • Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical--genealogical (1916) Vol. 2
  • https://archive.org/details/encyclopediaofma02cutt
  • https://archive.org/stream/encyclopediaofma02cutt#page/38/mode/1up
  • Pg.38
  • Richard Bowen came from Kittle Hill, Glamorganshire, Wales, to this country, about 1638, lived for a time at Weymouth and settled at Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He was a proprietor and town officer in Rehoboth, and was admitted a freeman, June 4, 1645. His first wife bore the name of Ann and the second Elizabeth. He was buried February 4, 1674, and in his will dated June 4, 1673, he bequeathed his property to his wife and children. His widow was buried in 1685. Children: William; Obadiah, mentioned below; Richard ; Thomas ; Alice, who married a Wheaton ; Sarah, married Robert Fuller; Ruth, married George Kendrick.
  • John Bowen, probably a descendant of Richard Bowen, mentioned above, first appears in Freetown, Massachusetts, as early as 1739, where his marriage is recorded July 3, 1739. His wife, Penelope (Borden) Bowen, was the widow of Stephen Borden, and daughter of John and Mary (Pearce) Read, of Freetown, born October 12, 1703, granddaughter of John Read, of Freetown, and great-grand-daughter of John Read, one of the first settlers of Newport, who came according to tradition from Plymouth, England. John Read, Jr., was for thirty-five years town clerk of Freetown, and three times representative in the General Court (see Read). Mrs. Bowen had six children by her first marriage, and two, Nathan and John, by the second. After her death Mr. Bowen married (second) Sarah Gray. John Bowen became a large land owner in what is now the southern part of Fall River, then a part of Tiverton, and his homestead is still standing, though greatly changed, on South Main street near what was formerly known as Bowen's Hill. His will is dated May 13, 1789.

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  • New England families, genealogical and memorial; a record of the achievements of her people in...the founding of a nation (1916) Vol. 2
  • https://archive.org/details/newenglandfamili02amer
  • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandfamili02amer#page/38/mode/1up
  • Pg.38
  • Richard Bowen came from Kittle Hill, Glamorganshire, Wales, to this country, about 1638, lived for a time at Weymouth and settled at Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He was a proprietor and town officer in Rehoboth, and was admitted a freeman, June 4, 1645. His first wife bore the name of Ann and the second Elizabeth. He was buried February 4, 1674, and in his will dated June 4, 1673, he bequeathed his property to his wife and children. His widow was buried in 1685. Children: William; Obadiah, mentioned below; Richard ; Thomas ; Alice, who married a Wheaton ; Sarah, married Robert Fuller; Ruth, married George Kendrick.
  • John Bowen, probably a descendant of Richard Bowen, mentioned above, first appears in Freetown, Massachusetts, as early as 1739, where his marriage is recorded July 3, 1739. His wife, Penelope (Borden) Bowen, was the widow of Stephen Borden, and daughter of John and Mary (Pearce) Read, of Freetown, born October 12, 1703, granddaughter of John Read, of Freetown, and great-grand-daughter of John Read, one of the first settlers of Newport, who came according to tradition from Plymouth, England. John Read, Jr., was for thirty-five years town clerk of Freetown, and three times representative in the General Court (see Read). Mrs. Bowen had six children by her first marriage, and two, Nathan and John, by the second. After her death Mr. Bowen married (second) Sarah Gray. John Bowen became a large land owner in what is now the southern part of Fall River, then a part of Tiverton, and his homestead is still standing, though greatly changed, on South Main street near what was formerly known as Bowen's Hill. His will is dated May 13, 1789.

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  • New England families, genealogical and memorial; a record of the achievements of her people in...the founding of a nation (1916) Vol. 5
  • https://archive.org/details/newenglandfamili05amer
  • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandfamili05amer#page/51/mode/1up
  • Pg.51
    • (The Bowen Line).
  • (I) Richard Bowen came from Kittle Hill, Glamorganshire, Wales, to this country about 1638, and settled at Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He was a son of James and Eleanor Bowen, of Ilewyndwar, Pembrokeshire, Wales, and grandson of Mathias Bowen or Bowin. He was a large land proprietor along the river "running under the bridge," called Bowen's Bridge, the fresh-water tributary of the Barrington river south from Seekonk. He was a town officer and was admitted a freeman, June 4, 1645. He married, March 4, 1648, Esther Sutton. He was buried February 4, 1674, and in his will, dated June 4, 1675, he bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth (or Esther), and children Thomas, Obediah, Richard, William, Alice Wheaton, Sarah Fuller and Ruth Leverich.
  • (II) Thomas Bowen, son of Richard and Esther (Sutton) Bowen, was of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1648, and of New London, Connecticut, in 1657-60. He removed to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where he died in 1663. His will, dated April 11, 1663, named his wife Elizabeth as executrix of his estate. In 1669 she was the wife of Samuel Fuller, perhaps of Plymouth, Massachusetts, buried August 15, 1676, in Rehoboth. In the will of Thomas Bowen he also mentioned his child Richard and his brother Obediah.

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  • BOURNE, Ann
  • b. 1592 Wales, Great Britian
  • d. NOV 1648 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: ABT 1614
  • Spouse: BOWEN, Richard
  • b. ABT 1600 Wales, Great Britian
  • d. 4 FEB 1673/4 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Children:
    • BOWEN, Thomas
    • BOWEN, Richard
    • BOWEN, Ruth
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_1f8.htm#215

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http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kenbowen/bowenq.wbg/wga9.html#I966

Bowen, Richard (~1580 - 1674) - male

b. ABT. 1580 in Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales

d. 4 FEB 1673/74 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

father: Bowen, James(~1550 - ~1629)

mother: Griffith, Ellen\Eleanor(~1556 - )

Richard Bowen brought his family to America from Wales in 1638. All of his children were born in Wales. His eldest son, George, stayed in Wales and took over the family home. Richard was recorded as landing at Weymouth, MA. Then on to Salem, then Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

spouse: (Bourn), Ann Born (*1593 - ~1648)

- m. ABT. 1615 in Wales

Children: (10 children given)

----------child: Bowen, George (~1614 - )

----------child: Bowen, Sarah (~1618 - 1676)

----------child: Bowen, William (~1620 - 1686)

----------child: Bowen, Alice (~1622 - 1696)

----------child: Bowen, Richard (~1624 - 1678)

----------child: Bowen, Thomas (~1625 - >1663)

----------child: Bowen, Obadiah (1627 - 1710)

----------child: Bowen, Ruth (~1629 - 1688)

----------child: Bowen, George (~1631 - )

----------child: Bowen, William (~1637 - )

spouse: Marsh, Elizabeth (*1623 - )

- m. 2 NOV 1648 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Roger Acker-Wolfhagen's ninth great grandfather. He is also Roger's wife Nancy's ninth great grandfather via his son Obadiah.

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http://www.ormsby.org/genie/Miscellaneous/Bowen.html

1. Richard BOWEN born 1580, Ilston, Glamorganshire, Wales, married (1)

bfr 1622, in Kettle Hill, Glamorganshire, WALES, Ann BOURNE, born

1586, Swansea, Glamorganshire, WALES, Homemaker, died 1644, Rehoboth,

Bristol, MA, married (2) NOV 1648, in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, Elizabeth

REY, born ca 1590, died 1675, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.

Richard died Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, Buried: 04 FEB 1674, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA,

Location: 1638, Kittle Hill to MA.

            Children by Ann BOURNE: (8 children given)
   2.     i Sarah BOWEN born 1618, Wales, killed by NA, married ca
            1639, Robert FULLER, born 1615, Southhampton, ENG, died
            10 MAY 1706, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.  Sarah Buried: 14 OCT
            1676, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.
   3.    ii William BOWEN born cir 1620, Wales, never married,
            Buried: 10 MAR 1686, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.

+ 4. iii Alice BOWEN born cir 1622.

+ 5. iv Richard BOWEN born 1623.

+ 6. v Thomas BOWEN born 1625.

+ 7. vi Ruth BOWEN born 1626.

+ 8. vii Obediah BOWEN born 01 JUL 1627.

   9.  viii George BOWEN born 1631, WFT 1996, died 1632.

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1. RICHARD BOWEN. Born ca 1594 in Poss. Glamorganshire, Wales. Richard died in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, bef 4 Feb 1674/1675; he was 80. Buried on 4 Feb 1674/1675 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. Ca 1619 when Richard was 25, he first married ? ?

They had the following 7 children:

i. Alice (ca1620-1693)

ii. William. Born ca 1622. William died in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, bef 10 Mar 1686/1687; he was 64. Buried on 10 Mar 1686/1687 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.

iii. Sarah (ca1624-1676)

iv. Ruth. Born ca 1626. Ruth died in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, bef 31 Oct 1688; she was 62. Buried on 31 Oct 1688 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. On 23 Apr 1647 when Ruth was 21, she married George KENDRICK, in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.

v. OBADIAH (ca1627-1710)

vi. Richard. Born ca 1631. Richard died in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, bef 25 Mar 1722/1723; he was 91. On 4 Mar 1656/1657 when Richard was 25, he first married Esther SUTTON, daughter of John SUTTON & Julian ADCOCKE, in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. Esther died bef 6 Nov 1688 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. Buried on 6 Nov 1688 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. On 20 Jan 1689/1690 when Richard was 58, he second married Martha ALLEN, in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.

vii. Thomas. Born ca 1634. Thomas died in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA, bef Feb 1663/1664; he was 29. Ca 1659 when Thomas was 25, he married Elizabeth NICHOLS, in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.

In 1648 when Richard was 54, he second married Elizabeth ?, in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA. Elizabeth died in 1675 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. Buried in 1675 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.

from: Register Report - BOWEN by Sam Behling. Most of the Bowen information is from this source unless noted otherwise. http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sam/bowen.html#P5111

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The ancestry of Richard Bowen appears undocumented, so the ancestral tree above this point must also be questioned.

Richard Bowen brought his family to America from Wales in 1638. All of his children were born in Wales. His eldest son, George, stayed in Wales and took over the family home. Richard was recorded as landing at Weymouth, MA. Then on to Salem, then Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

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Richard probably came from Wales, but there is no evidence of his origins. He first appeared in Weymouth between Oct 1642 and May 1644 but probably immigrated in 1640 based on his daughter Alice's marriage that year. He was one of 30 men who signed Rehoboth "compact" 3 Jul 1644.

After looking lots of places, and reading lots of material, I have decided that the ancestral connection between James Bowen and Richard Bowen of Rehoboth is not well-proven. I have gone as far as getting a copy of the will of James Bowen from Wales. He lists the names of several children, and Richard is not among them. Of course, He could have been just ignoring a son that traipsed off to America and deserted the established church. I really wish that I could find something that would prove to me that there is a father-son relationship, but I still haven't found it. I am sure that there are many people that would like to hear from you if you find it, as would I.

Charles Davis

The Last will and Testament of Richard Bowin, Sr.

June 4, 1675 Plymouth Colony Wills 3:148-149 #P241

 	


   Will of Richard Bowen
   June 4,1675
    

Richard Bowin's Will

[3:1:147] The last Will and Testament of Richard Bowin senir of Rehoboth in the Collonie of Plymouth in New England exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth aforsaid the fouth of June Anno: Dom 1675 on the oath of Mr John Pecke as followeth

Be it Knowne unto all men by these prsents that I Richard Bowin senir: of Rehoboth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England Doe the Day and Date above written ordaine and make this my last will and Testament being in my Good and prfect Memory and understanding as followeth;

Item I Give to my beloved wife Elizabeth two Cowes and one heiffer a yeer old and a Mare 5 yeer old and a Mare Colt two yeer old and one Colt that followeth the Mare;

Item I Give unto my wife my best bed; with all that belonges to it; and all my linnine two Pewter platters; with som other small peeces of pewter; both the bras kettles I Iron pott I skillett one frying pan all my poultry and halfe my swine younge and old alsoe I Give to my wife one Coffer; and halfe my provisions after my buriall; halfe of my Corne; halfe my hay that is Gathered in or may be Growing att my Decease; halfe my butter Cheese Bacon and porke; one hake with the eke belonging to it; one Cherne one brewing tubb one powdering tubb one beer barrell and my milk vessells; Cushens one Candlesticke; all these foremensioned prticulars; I Give to my beloved wife to Dispose of att her Death unto whom shee will; moreover I Give unto my wife my bible my warming pan; halfe my house that prte of the Leanto, nearest unto the Chimney; as alsoe halfe my orchyard; and halfe my home lott; excepting that prte I sould unto Stephen Paine senir: being an acre more or lesse; all these I say I Give unto my beloved wife, the full tearme of her life; moreover my wife shall have libertie to mow two load of hay on my meddow att Palmers River and three load more on my meddow on the New meddow necke, every yeer soe longe as shee liveth;

Item I Give to my son Willam one hundred pounds Comonage; my lott on the East syde of the plaine my lott in the second Devision; my prte of ffresh meddow lying and being neare the mile run; my ffresh meddow at Palmers River all my meddow that I have mowed att my meddow on the New meddow necke The other pte of this meddow, I have Given unto my son Obadiah; and my son Richard, as will appeer by a Deed of Gift under my hand; Moreover I Give unto my son Willam; halfe my house halfe my barn; halfe my orchyard halfe my home lott except that I sould to Steven Paine senir: and it is my Will that that after my wifes Decease that my son Willam shall have all my housing and barnes orchyard homlott with all those lands and meddowes before mensioned unto him and his heires forever;

Item I Give unto my son Willam halfe my swine halfe my Corne halfe my hay; Ingathered or may be Growing and halfe my provisions; butter Cheese bacon Porke;

Item I Give to my son Willam halfe my Cart and wheeles my Cart Rope with my plow and plowirons belonging to it 2 Chaires two hogsheads, and all other Corne vessell my wife Can spare; my hake with the Ringe; on it; my Great brasse pott an Iron pott and my Great brasse pan; and alsoe it is my will that hee shall have the land which is to be Devided according to the Devision of 20 acrees to the hundred pound estate; and alsoe my lott lately layed out on the necke Called Wachamaquat necke; and all such lands as shalbe Devided after the Date hereof; according to the proportion of a hundred pound estate; I alsoe Give unto my son Willam; my Chest in the hall my Coffer in the seller loft my Chaine my hay knife Dung forke Pikes Rakes hand saw augers 2 beetle ringes and all my Iron wedges; as alsoe that oxe Called Duke; and my bible after my Wifes Decease;

Item I alsoe Give unto my son Willam the bed hee now lyeth on and the furniture belonging to it; and one bed sheet and my winnow sheet; and all my boards about my house, and all my wearing apparrell;

Item I Give unto my son Obadiah halfe a hundred pounds of Comonage; my plow Irons of my breakeing plow and my thawrtcutt saw and halfe my logg Chaine; and the other halfe I Give to my son Willam;

Item I Give to my Daughter Allice Wheaton my Daughter Sarah ffuller and my Daughter Ruth Kenericke my old mare and a Colt that suckes on her;

Item I Give to my Daughter Allice Wheaton my fflagon and two pewter platters;

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah ffuller my warming pan after my wifes Decease; and a pewter platter when the will is proved;

Item I Give to my Daughter Ruth Kenericke one pewter platter;

It is alsoe my will that if any of these fornamed beasts [p.148]: viz: neat beasts or horses given Doe Die or come to any lose, the lose shalbe to the pticular prson or prsons unto whom they were Given; my executor shalbe free hee shall not make it Good to him or them; Item all the Rest of my Goods lands Chattles or whatsoever I have not Given in this my Will and Testament; I Give to my son Richard whom I make and ordaine my sole executor to pay my Debts and to Discharge my legacyes and to see my body buried; witnes my hand the Day and yeer above written

Witnes The marke R of Richard

Stephen Paine Junr: Bowin senir:

John Pecke;

He left a will on 4 June 1675 at Plymouth Colony; The Last will and Testament of Richard Bowin, Sr.

June 4, 1675 Plymouth Colony Wills 3:148-149 #P241

Will of Richard Bowen

June 4,1675

Richard Bowin's Will

[3:1:147] The last Will and Testament of Richard Bowin senir of Rehoboth in the Collonie of Plymouth in New England exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth aforsaid the fouth of June Anno: Dom 1675 on the oath of Mr John Pecke as followeth

Be it Knowne unto all men by these prsents that I Richard Bowin senir: of Rehoboth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England Doe the Day and Date above written ordaine and make this my last will and Testament being in my Good and prfect Memory and understanding as followeth;

Item I Give to my beloved wife Elizabeth two Cowes and one heiffer a yeer old and a Mare 5 yeer old and a Mare Colt two yeer old and one Colt that followeth the Mare;

Item I Give unto my wife my best bed; with all that belonges to it; and all my linnine two Pewter platters; with som other small peeces of pewter; both the bras kettles I Iron pott I skillett one frying pan all my poultry and halfe my swine younge and old alsoe I Give to my wife one Coffer; and halfe my provisions after my buriall; halfe of my Corne; halfe my hay that is Gathered in or may be Growing att my Decease; halfe my butter Cheese Bacon and porke; one hake with the eke belonging to it; one Cherne one brewing tubb one powdering tubb one beer barrell and my milk vessells; Cushens one Candlesticke; all these foremensioned prticulars; I Give to my beloved wife to Dispose of att her Death unto whom shee will; moreover I Give unto my wife my bible my warming pan; halfe my house that prte of the Leanto, nearest unto the Chimney; as alsoe halfe my orchyard; and halfe my home lott; excepting that prte I sould unto Stephen Paine senir: being an acre more or lesse; all these I say I Give unto my beloved wife, the full tearme of her life; moreover my wife shall have libertie to mow two load of hay on my meddow att Palmers River and three load more on my meddow on the New meddow necke, every yeer soe longe as shee liveth;

Item I Give to my son Willam one hundred pounds Comonage; my lott on the East syde of the plaine my lott in the second Devision; my prte of ffresh meddow lying and being neare the mile run; my ffresh meddow at Palmers River all my meddow that I have mowed att my meddow on the New meddow necke The other pte of this meddow, I have Given unto my son Obadiah; and my son Richard, as will appeer by a Deed of Gift under my hand; Moreover I Give unto my son Willam; halfe my house halfe my barn; halfe my orchyard halfe my home lott except that I sould to Steven Paine senir: and it is my Will that that after my wifes Decease that my son Willam shall have all my housing and barnes orchyard homlott with all those lands and meddowes before mensioned unto him and his heires forever;

Item I Give unto my son Willam halfe my swine halfe my Corne halfe my hay; Ingathered or may be Growing and halfe my provisions; butter Cheese bacon Porke;

Item I Give to my son Willam halfe my Cart and wheeles my Cart Rope with my plow and plowirons belonging to it 2 Chaires two hogsheads, and all other Corne vessell my wife Can spare; my hake with the Ringe; on it; my Great brasse pott an Iron pott and my Great brasse pan; and alsoe it is my will that hee shall have the land which is to be Devided according to the Devision of 20 acrees to the hundred pound estate; and alsoe my lott lately layed out on the necke Called Wachamaquat necke; and all such lands as shalbe Devided after the Date hereof; according to the proportion of a hundred pound estate; I alsoe Give unto my son Willam; my Chest in the hall my Coffer in the seller loft my Chaine my hay knife Dung forke Pikes Rakes hand saw augers 2 beetle ringes and all my Iron wedges; as alsoe that oxe Called Duke; and my bible after my Wifes Decease;

Item I alsoe Give unto my son Willam the bed hee now lyeth on and the furniture belonging to it; and one bed sheet and my winnow sheet; and all my boards about my house, and all my wearing apparrell;

Item I Give unto my son Obadiah halfe a hundred pounds of Comonage; my plow Irons of my breakeing plow and my thawrtcutt saw and halfe my logg Chaine; and the other halfe I Give to my son Willam;

Item I Give to my Daughter Allice Wheaton my Daughter Sarah ffuller and my Daughter Ruth Kenericke my old mare and a Colt that suckes on her;

Item I Give to my Daughter Allice Wheaton my fflagon and two pewter platters;

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah ffuller my warming pan after my wifes Decease; and a pewter platter when the will is proved;

Item I Give to my Daughter Ruth Kenericke one pewter platter;

It is alsoe my will that if any of these fornamed beasts [p.148]: viz: neat beasts or horses given Doe Die or come to any lose, the lose shalbe to the pticular prson or prsons unto whom they were Given; my executor shalbe free hee shall not make it Good to him or them; Item all the Rest of my Goods lands Chattles or whatsoever I have not Given in this my Will and Testament; I Give to my son Richard whom I make and ordaine my sole executor to pay my Debts and to Discharge my legacyes and to see my body buried; witnes my hand the Day and yeer above written

Witnes

The marke R of Richard

Stephen Paine Junr:

Bowin senir:

John Pecke

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~bowen/richardswill.html 11 Apr 2005

The Inventory Of Richard Bowin, Sr.

June 4, 1675 Plymouth Colony Wills 3:148-149 #P241

A true inventory of the estate :viz: Lands Goods and Chattles of Richard Bowin senir of Rehoboth late deceased exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the 4th of Iune 1675 on the oath of Richard Bowin Iunir as followeth;

Impr: his wearing apparrell 004 00 00

Item a bed beding bedsteed & furniture belonging to it 007 [.. ..]

Item 6 great pewter platters att 5s apeece 001 10 [..]

Item 3 smale pewter platters 000 10 00

Item 2 old pewter platters 000 003 04

Item 2 smale pewter basons 000 05 00

Item seuerall smale peece of pewter 000 07 00

Item an old Flagon 000 03 00

Item an old Chamber pott 000 01 06

Item an old warming pan 000 03 00

Item 2 brasse pans 001 10 00

Item 2 brasse kettles one brasse skillett 1 Candle sticke and some other old brasse 001 00 00

Item an Iron pott 001 00 00

Item 2 old shirts 4 Capps 1 bolster Case 1 pillow Case 000 07 06

Item 1 sheet and a Remnant of Canvas 001 10 00

Item more in sheets and a smale Table Cloth 2 towells 00 17 06

Item a smale Remnant of Cloth 000 02 06

Item a Flocke bed & bolster and vper Couering 1 blankett and a Canvas sheet and bedsteed 003 00 00

Item 20 bushells of Indian Corne 003 00 00

Item a Cart Rope 000 07 00

Item a paire of tonggs 000 02 06

Item 2 pothangers 000 06 00

Item a hand saw 000 02 00

Item 3 wedges 2 beetle Ringes 000 06 00

Item a bilhook and pease hooke 000 04 00

Item an axe and an old hatchett 000 04 06

Item a frying pan 000 02 00

Item an old hoe 000 02 00

Item a hammer pincers and borier 3 Chissells & a paire of prongges 000 07 00

Item some peeces of old Iron 000 02 00

Item a Great bible 000 10 00

Item 4 Chistes 000 14 00

Item 2 tubbs 1 butter tubb and a Couer 000 10 00

Item 3 old barrells 000 03 00

Item tryed sewett 00 02 00

Item 2 old Chaires 3 Cushens 000 02 00

Item 2 old smale tryaes a straining dish a pudding pan 000 01 06

Item an old bagg 000 07 00

Item a Cherne a Couer a tray and old hatchett 000 06 00

Item an hayknife and an old hatchett 000 02 00

Item a spitt and pronges 000 04 00

Item scales and waights and a pestell 000 16 00

Item a smale barell 000 01 00

Item 5 nibbs & a Ringe 000 02 00

Item Rye and pease [...] 01 03

Item a Great brasse pott 002 000 00

Item a logg Chaine 000 12 00

[149]

Item in horse kind [1.] 00 [..]

Item 2 oxen 16 00 [..]

Item 2 cowes 06 00 0

Item in hay 02 05 8

Item: a plow: Chaine yoakes & Cart 01 04 00

Item in debts 00 18 09

Item more in lumber 00 03 00

Item in porke 00 05 00

Item in houses lands and Comonoge 100 00 00

sum totall 175 15 08

Iohn Read senir:

Willan Carpentor

Iohn Pecke

Plymouth Colony Wills, vol. III, pp. 148-149

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   From: Jack Wilson <jack.wilson@worldnet.att.net>
   Subject: Re: [BOWEN-L] new member
   Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 18:36:35 -0700
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   That is correct Stuart.
   Only I have two contacts recently that I have to get into my computer
   before I can send out the whole file - and I have lost some of my
   collection of e-mail as a result of installing a new Netscape browser
   over the oild one. #1 Rhiannen Michaelson-Yates (bad spelling due to
   memory rather than usig source documents) of the Welsh National Library
   has informed me that the James Bowen we a re discussing was not titled
   "Sir", but another group of data sent me says that his grandfather was.
   He was born in LLWYNGWAIR but "of Kittle" as he moved there and raised
   his family and lived in the Manor house and collected rents from the
   local tenent farmers. I was there two weeks ago and a "cousin" Glyn
   Bowen was nice enough to take me around to see all the family's spots:
   manor house, church and graveyard. I know that all the prior Bowens of
   this line were in LLWYNGWAIR.
   Other persons have done a great deal of work on this line and I recently
   got some data back to about 1200 on this line from people who got it
   from the LDS genealogy library's CD-ROMs. I'll send you a copy
   separately.
   By the way I am checking to determine if the wife's name is Griffith or
   Griffin. Tha's may be another error passed on to us through the LDS
   sources which I have had since about 1959 but never got around to
   checking on until recently. I met a Griffith fellow while in Kittle.
   He is the father of Ryan Griffiths (tjr.griff@btinternet.com) and was
   working with his grandson in the local stream doing a science project
   measuring the water speed, depth, and other characteristics. Very nice
   and friendly people all.
   Talk to you later.
   Jack Wilson
   STWARD@ngco.com wrote:
   >
   > Jack
   >
   > Are we talking about James Bowen that married Eleanor Griffith in 1578? I
   > have him as born in LLWYNGWAIR, PEMBROKE, WALES. I have seen him referred to
   > as Sir James Bowen. Eleanor Griffith is descended from Royalty:
   >
   > Edward III King of England
   > John of Gaunt
   > Cardinal Henry Beaufort
   > Jane Beaufort
   > +Sir Edward Stradling
   > Sir Henry Stradling
   > Sir Thomas Stradling
   > Jane Stradling
   > +Sir Wm. Griffith
   > John Griffith
   > Eleanor Griffith
   > + Sir James Bowen
   >
   > Do you have any proof of Richard of Rehoboth, MA as being his son?
   >
   > I have this on James Bowen:
   >
   > Name: James BOWEN
   >
   > Birth: ca 1550 Llwyngwair, Wales1
   > Death: 1629 Carmarthenshire, Wales1
   > Father: Mathias BOWEN (1524-)
   > Mother: Mary PHILLIPS (1528-)
   > Marriage: 1578
   >
   > Spouse: Eleanor GRIFFITH
   >
   > Birth: ca 1558/1560 Penrhyn, Carnarvon, Wales
   > Father: Sir John GRIFFITH (1524-)
   > Mother: Mary Margaret MEREDYDD WYNN (ca1528-)
   >
   > Children
   >
   > 1 M: George BOWEN
   > Birth: 1580 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Death: 1659/1660 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Spouse: Dorothy SCOURFIELD
   > Marriage: 16002
   >
   > 2 F: Jane BOWEN
   > Birth: 1582 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Spouse: Phillip BOWEN
   > Marriage: 16002
   >
   > 3 F: Elen BOWEN
   > Birth: 1583 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Spouse: Rees John HARRI
   > Marriage: ca 1603 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > 4 M: Owen BOWEN
   > Birth: ca 1585 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Spouse: Ellen LLOYD
   >
   > 5 M: Sioned BOWEN
   > Birth: 1586 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > 6 F: Maud BOWEN
   > Birth: 1588 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Spouse: George WILLIAMS
   > Marriage: 1609 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > 7 M: Thomas BOWEN
   > Birth: 1589 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Death: ca 15962
   >
   > 8 M: Richard BOWEN
   > Birth: 1586 Kittle Hill, Glamorganshire, Wales
   > Death: 4 Feb 1674/1675 Rehoboth, MA1
   > Spouse: Anne ?
   > Marriage: ca 16142
   > Spouse: Elizabeth MARSH
   > Marriage: 2 Nov 1648 Hingham, MA
   >
   > 9 M: John BOWEN
   > Birth: ca 1591 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > 10 F: Elizabeth BOWEN
   > Birth: 1593 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Spouse: Reinold Morgan LLOYD
   > Marriage: 1611 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > 11 M: Hugh BOWEN
   > Birth: 1594 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > 12 M: Thomas BOWEN
   > Birth: ca 1596 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > 13 M: William BOWEN
   > Birth: 1597 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Spouse: Ann BURT
   > Marriage: 16182
   >
   > 14 F: Ellen BOWEN
   > Birth: 1598 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   > Spouse: William BURT
   >
   > 15 M: Morgan BOWEN
   > Birth: ca 1601 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > 16 M: Robert BOWEN
   > Birth: ca 1603 Llwyngwair, Pembroke, Wales
   >
   > Another source has Richard born in the same place as his siblings.
   >
   > I don't know what to believe.
   >
   > Stuart
   >
   > -----Original Message-----
   > From: Jack Wilson [SMTP:jack.wilson@worldnet.att.net]
   > Sent: Thursday, September 24, 1998 1:53 AM
   > To: BOWEN-L@rootsweb.com
   > Subject: [BOWEN-L] new member
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   > Dear Cousins;
   >
   > #1 I am a new member of Bowen-L and just returned from a visit to
   > Wales
   > where my ancestors lived in Kittle from about 1550 - 1639.
   >
   > I was always told that James Bowen of Kittle circa 1550 was a "Sir"
   > but
   > I recently received some information that indicates he was not,
   > rather
   > it seems his grandfather of the same name, of Pembrokeshire, was a
   > "Sir".
   >
   > Anyone interested in discussing this?
   >
   > #2 - my mother is trying to join the DAR and is hung up getting
   > acceptable evidence link her to William Bowen, b 17 Dec 1731 in
   > Smithfield R.I. She is descended from him through his son Jennings
   > Bowen of R.I., and grandson Lincoln Jennings Bowen of VT.
   >
   > Anyone have suggestions where we can obtain birth and marriage
   > certificates for these Bowens?
   >
   > Thanks
   >
   > Jack Wilson
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Richard and Ann came to Massachusetts in about 1639 with their children. They lived in Weymouth in about 1640 and by 1644 were among the first settlers at Rehoboth, MA. Richard was a large landed proprietor along the river "running under the bridge" now called Bowens Bridge, a fresh water tributary of Barrington River south of Seekonk. He was of the first Board of Selectman of Rehoboth, Dec. 9, 1644 and was admitted a freeman June 4, 1645.

Ann died at about that time and Richard married Elizabeth Marsh.

Children of Richard and Ann Bowen: (7 children given)

01 (F): Alice Bowen

Born: about 1622

Died: 1693

Spouses:

02 (F): Sarah Bowen

Born: about 1624 in England

Died: 14 Feb 1675/76 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA

Spouses: Robert Fuller

03 (M): Richard Bowen

Born: about 1626

Died: Mar 1722/23

Spouses:

04 (M): Obediah Bowen

Born: 03 Jan 1626/27

Died: 10 Sep 1710

Spouses:

05 (M): William Bowen

Born: about 1628

Died: 10 Mar 1685/86

Spouses:

06 (F): Ruth Bowen

Born: about 1629

Died: 31 Oct 1688

Spouses:

07 (M): Thomas Bowen

Born: about 1630

Died: 1663

Spouses:

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b. 1585-1600

buried 2/4/1674/75* Old Newman Cemetery, Rehoboth, MA

  • the notation 1674/75 does not arise from a question concerning the year, but rather from a reform in the calendar adopted by England in 1752. Before that date the year began on March 25th.

All children, Alice, William, and Obadiah are supposed to have emigrated from Wales with their parents.

Source: Bowen and Butts, A Family History by David E. Acker, Bedford, MA

-------------------- Came from Wales to Rehoboth, Massachusetts in 1640.

MORE:

Edited reply by Anthony Gagliani on February 21, 2010 at 8:41pm

Richard Bowen came from near Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales. He was twice married, first to Ann (Bowne?) Bowen, and second to Elizabeth (Rey) Marsh. Son Obadiah is from the first union. Richard had been at Salem, Mass Bay Colony for a time, and I suspect that is where he married first wife Ann. I have a strong suspicion that first wife, Ann might have been a daughter of William and Ann (Holmes) Bowne of Salem who had come from Yorkshire, England originally. Ann (Holmes) Bowne, daughter of Robert and Catherine (Johnson) Holmes, was a sister to Rev. Obadiah Holmes the infamous Baptist minister who fled Salem and settled at Rehoboth. I believe this is where the given name "Obadiah" comes from in the Bowen family. Richard Bowen left Salem, settled in Weymouth, and later in Rehoboth. Richard married 2nd Elizabeth (Rey) Marsh, widow of George Marsh of Hingham, Mass Bay Colony. The Bowen surname is common is South Wales. Some have said that Richard Bowen descends from a royal line of Bowens, but this has yet to be proven. The most probable parents for Richard Bowen appear to be Richard and Mary (Williams) Bowen of Ilston, Glamorganshire, Wales, but this has not been verified.

Lydia (Bowen) Mason was the sister to Thomas Bowen who married Thankful Mason who was the sister to Joseph Mason.

On the Bowens and Cliftons. It appears that Thomas Clifton was a son of Richard Clifton or Clyfton of "Rehoboth" Nottinghamshire, England. Thomas Clifton appears to have been related to Rev. Richard Clifton, the Separatist minister of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England. Thomas Clifton married Ann Stokes or Stockes recorded at Granby, Nottinghamshire, England. The Clifton family descend from one of the Norman soldiers who accompanied William the Conqueror to England. They settled at Lancashire and at Nottinghamshire. Thomas Clifton's second marrieage appears to have been to Marie (Langbotham/Longbottom) Butterworth, widow of Henry Butterworth. Still uncertain whether Mary (Clifton) Bowen belongs to the first union with Ann Stokes, or to the second union with Marie (Langbotham/Longbottom) Butterworth.

These notes are from a discussion thread from the National Institute for Genealogy Studies "GenealogyWise Network", Mason Genealogy Discussions, Sampson Mason Thread. Worth checking. (posted by LDC, Feb 18, 2012)

Source: http://www.genealogywise.com/group/masongenealogy/forum/topics/sampson-mason-lancashire?commentId=3463583%3AComment%3A231887&groupId=3463583%3AGroup%3A28924

Notes for Richard Bowen:

HISTORY OF REHOBOTH", BY LEONARD BLISS, JR. "AMERICANS OF ROYAL DESCENT", BY CHARLES H. BROWNING. "THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER", VOLUMES VI AND CXXII. "EARL Y REHOBOTH", VOLUMES I AND II, BY RICHARD L. BOWEN. "ALSEY BOWEN AND HER CHILDREN", BY ROSLYN COLLINS DUMFIELD. "A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND", BY JAMES SAVAGE. "MAGNA CH ARTA", PART VIII, BY JOHN S. WURTS. "THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY", VOLUME VII. "COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, VOLUME III. "RICHARD BOWEN'S DESCENDANTS TO THE FIFTH GENERATION", BY CHARLES SHEPPARD. THE WILL OF RICHARD BOWEN, SR. IN REHOBOTH, MASSACHUSETTS. "RECORDS OF THE COLONY OF NEW PLYMOUTH", VOLUME II. DAUGHTERS AND FOUNDERS LINEAGE BOOK, VOLUME XXXIV. "AMERICAN ANCESTRY", VOLUME VIII, BY JOEL MUNSEL'S SONS. INFORMATION GATHERED BY ROBERT S. TRIM OF REHOBOTH MASSACHUSETTS. REFERENCE: NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES - GENEALOGICAL AND MEMORIAL BY WILLIAM RICHARD CUTTER, A.M., 3RD SERIES,VOL. IV: "RICHARD BOWEN, THE IMMIGRANT ANCESTOR, CAME FROM KITTLE HILL, GLAMORGANSHIRE, WALES, TO THIS COUNTRY ABOUT 1638 AND SETTLED AT REHOBOTH, MASSACHUSETTS. HE WAS A SON OF JAMES AND ELEANOR BOWEN OF ILEWYNDWAR, PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES AND GRANDSON OF MATHIAS BOWEN OR BOWIN. HE WAS A PROPRIETOR AND TOWN OFFICER IN REHOBOTH, AND WAS ADMITTED A FREEMAN, JUNE 4, 1645. HE MARRIED (FIRST) ANN ____, AND (SECOND) ELIZABETH ___. HE WAS BURIED FEBRUARY 4, 1674 AND IN HIS WILL DATED JUNE 4, 1673, HE BEQUEATHED TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN. HIS WIDOW WAS BURIED IN 1685. CHILDREN: WILLIAM, OBADIAH, MENTIONED LATER; RICHARD; THOMAS; ALICE, MARRIED _____ WHEATON; SARAH MARRIED ____FULLER; RUTH, MARRIED ____ LEVERICH." BOWEN AND ALLIED FAMILIES BY JAMES W. BOWEN "RICHARD BOWEN WAS BORN IN WALES AROUND 1585. TWO VERSIONS EXIST AS TO WHO HIS PARENTS ACTUALLY WERE, SO I PRESENT BOTH CASES. THE PROOF SUPPORTING THE POSSIBILITY OF RICHARD'S FATHER BEING THOMAS (OF THE COURTHOUSE BOWEN'S) IS FAR MORE CONVINCING, BUT MORE RESEARCH IS STILL NEEDED. RICHARD BOWEN'S FIRST WIFE ANN AND HE HAD SEVEN CHILDREN." "RICHARD BOWEN IS ASSUMED TO HAVE COME TO NEW ENGLAND AROUND 1638. IT WAS A COMMON PRACTICE TO SIGN UP FOR SEVEN YEARS AS AN INDENTURED SERVANT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE PASSAGE TO THE NEW WORLD FROM ENGLAND. THE FIRST RECORD OF RICHARD IN AMERICA IS HIS ASSOCIATION WITH REV. SAMUEL NEWMAN'S ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TOWN OF REHOBOTH, MASSACHUSETTS. THE TOWN OF REHOBOTH WAS PURCHASED FROM THE NARRANGANSETT INDIANS IN 1641. THIS TOWN WAS SETTLED FOR THE MOST PART BY FAMILIES WHO WERE OF THE BAPTIST FAITH, UNLIKE THEIR NEIGHBORS OF THE PLYMOUTH COLONY WHO WERE PURITANS. THE TOWN WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT ON THE BANKS OF THE SEEKONK RIVER IN RHODE ISLAND. THE LAND IS NOW LOCATED IN BOTH RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS. THESE FAMILIES ALLOWED THEIR TOWN TO COME UNDER THE RULE OF THE PLYMOUTH COLONY IN ORDER TO GAIN PROTECTION FROM THE NEARBY INDIANS. THESE FAMILIES LEFT HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS IN 1643 TO BUILD AND SETTLE THEIR NEW HOMES. AS FAR AS CAN BE DETERMINED THE ONLY PLACE OF BURIAL FOR REHOBOTH PEOPLE PRIOR TO 1700 WAS AT NEWMAN CEMETERY IN SEEKONK, MASSACHUSETTS. IT'S ASSUMED THAT RICHARD AND ELIZABETH (SECOND WIFE) ARE BURIED IN THIS VERY OLD CEMETERY. RICHARD BOWEN SERVED ON THE FIRST BOARD OF SELECTMAN FOR REHOBOTH, CHOSEN ON 9 DECEMBER 1644. HE EARNED THE STATUS OF "FREEMAN" ON 4 JUNE 1645 IN REHOBOTH. IT'S UNKNOWN IF ANN CAME TO AMERICA, BUT IN NOVEMBER, 1648 RICHARD BOWEN MARRIED MRS. ELIZABETH MARSH, THE WIDOW OF GEORGE MARSH, IN HINGHAM MASSACHUSETTS. THE MEN OF REHOBOTH PURCHASED LAND TO THEIR SOUTH WHICH BECAME SWANSEY, MASSACHUSETTS, WARREN, AND BARRINGTON RHODE ISLAND. OBADIAH BOWEN WAS AN ORIGINAL SETTLER OF THIS TOWN. KING PHILLIP'S WAR IN 1675 AND 1676 CLAIMED THE LIFE OF RICHARD'S DAUGHTER SARA

More About Richard Bowen: Date born 2: 1590, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.96 Date born 3: 1592, Wales.96 Date born 4: January 03, 1593/94, Camrose, Penbroke, Wales.96 Died 2: 1674, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA.96 Died 3: February 14, 1673/74, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.96

More About Richard Bowen and Ann Bourn: Marriage 1: November 1648, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.96 Marriage 2: 1615, Wales, Glamorganshire.96

Children of Richard Bowen and Ann Bourn are: +Obediah Bowen, b. January 03, 1626/27, Swansea, Wales96, 96, d. September 10, 1710, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA96, 96, 96.

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Richard Bowen of Rehoboth, Immigrant's Timeline

1580
1580
Ilston, Glamorganshire, Wales
1614
1614
Age 34
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
1614
Age 34
Wales
1618
1618
Age 38
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
1624
1624
Age 44
Wales
1626
1626
Age 46
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
1627
September 18, 1627
Age 47
Glamorganshire, Wales
1631
1631
Age 51
Ilston, Glamorganshire, Wales
1634
1634
Age 54
Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales
1637
1637
Age 57
Wales