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Thomas Bowater

Birthplace: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Chester, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bowater, Esq., of Coventry and Anne Bowater
Husband of Sarah Bowater and Frances Bowater
Father of Sarah C. Beals-Underwood; Thomas Bowater; John Bowater; Mary Bowater; William Bowater and 4 others
Brother of John Bowater, Jr.; William Bowater; Mary Bowater; Elizabeth Wright; Ann Bowater and 1 other
Half brother of John Bowater, Jr.; Mary Wright and Jonathan Bowater

Occupation: to America in 1676
Managed by: Michael Bishop Ebersol
Last Updated:

About Thomas Bowater


The following information was compiled by Linda Coate [Phone: (614) 915-1243; E-mail:] and retrieved from her site at

  • Born: Feb 10, 1654/55, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, ENG
  • Marriage (1): EDGE, Sarah in 1686 in Chester M.M., Chester, PA, USA
  • Marriage (2): UNKNOWN, Frances in 1702 in Concord M.M., Chester, PA, USA
  • Died: 1750, New Garden, , NC at age 95 2

Thomas married Sarah EDGE in 1686 in Chester M.M., Chester, PA, USA. (Sarah EDGE was born in 1668 2 and died in 1692 2.)

Thomas next married Frances UNKNOWN in 1702 in Concord M.M., Chester, PA, USA.


1 Stewart Baldwin, Quaker Marriage Certificates The American Genealogist Vol. 72, Nos. 3-4 July/Oct 1997 225-243.

2 Tango1010, The Quaker Tree (

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Thomas Bowater's Timeline

February 10, 1655
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
Age 4
Abt. 1660
Age 27

The second ship to enter Delaware Bay the end of September was the BRISTOL COMFORT, a Dutch-built by English-owned vessel of 200 tons. The previous April she had arrived at Bristol in old England from Virginia laden with tobacco from that place. On 25 July, a month after the last goods for Pennsylvania had been loaded, she set sail again from the "Kingroad" - the King's Roadstead - at Bristol, arriving in the Delaware on 28 7m (September) 1683, and at Upland 1 8m (October) following. She was the first of fives ships said to have arrived that month.

October 4, 1685
Age 30
Edgemont, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
January 17, 1687
Age 31
West Chester, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
March 28, 1690
Age 35
Chester MM, Chester, Pennsylvania.
July 29, 1702
Age 47
Concord Township, Delaware County, Province of Pennsylvania
November 16, 1704
Age 49
Chester, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
April 8, 1946
Age 49
April 22, 1946
Age 49