Thomas Bowen (c.1625 - 1659)

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Birthplace: Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Thomas Bowen

Was not married to Elizabeth Brewster.

New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter, pp. 1799-1800:

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, born in Rehoboth: Obadiah, September 18, 1650; Mary, January 18, 1652; Sarah, November
    • 6, 1654; Samuel, July 16, 1659; Joseph, mentioned below; Thomas, August 3, 1664; Hannah, May 3, 1665; Lydia, April 25, 1666; Marcy, March 18, 1672; Isaac, September 20, 1674.

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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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Thomas was born about 1634 in Wales and probably lived in New London CT for a period of time before his death in Rehobeth in 1664.

His will mentions wife Elizabeth and so wife named executrix and brother Obediah Bowen and brother-in-law ROBERT FULLER to be overseers.

Thomas Bowen was married to Elizabeth Nichols, daughter of John Nichols. Evidently she first married Samuel FULLER, and had several children, none appear as John.

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Thomas BOWEN born 1625, Swansea, Bristol MA, Planter/Fisherman, married 1663, in Essex\Plymouth, MA, Elizabeth BREWSTER, born 1636, Plymouth Colony, MA, (daughter of Thomas BREWSTER) died 04 NOV 1713.

Thomas died aft 11 APR 1663, Salem, MA, Buried: bfr 1670, MA.

Children

  1. Richard BOWEN born 1658.
  2. Abigail BOWEN born DEC 1660.
  3. Abiah BOWEN born 1664.
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Thomas Bowen's Timeline

1625
1625
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
1658
August 1658
Age 33
New London, New London, Connecticut
1659
March 11, 1659
Age 34
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
1663
May 21, 1663
Age 34
Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1663
Age 34
1663
Age 34
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1678
1678
Age 34
Swansea, Bristol, Mass
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Elizabeth M/2, Samuel Fuller