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Thomas Bowen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Bowen of Rehoboth, Immigrant and Ann Bowen, of Wales
Husband of Elizabeth Fuller
Father of Richard Bowen, M.D. and Abijah Wood
Brother of George Bowen; Alice Eleanor Wheaton; Sarah Fuller; Ruth Kendrick; Obadiah Bowen and 3 others

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About Thomas Bowen

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 (note: Swansea wasn't settled until 1667, four years after purchase by Welsh Baptist leader John Miles from the local tribe), 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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Not to be confused with Richard Bowen, who 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:

  • 1. William;
  • 2. Obadiah, mentioned below;
  • 3. Richard;
  • 4. 'Thomas';
  • 5. Alice, married ___ Wheaton;
  • 6. Sarah, married ___ Fuller;
  • 7. Ruth, married ___ Leverich.

Footnotes:

  • (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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Thomas Bowen

  • b.est 1634 Wales
  • d.bet 11 Apr 1663 and Feb 1663/64 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

  • F. Richard Bowen - abt 1594 - 1674/75
  • M. Unknown - bef 1600 - bef 1648
    • m. est 1619
      • 1. Alice Bowen - est 1620 - aft 1695/96
      • 2. William Bowen - est 1622 - 1687
      • 3. Sarah Bowen - est 1624 - 1676
      • 4. Ruth Bowen - est 1626 - 1688
      • 5. Obadiah Bowen - 1628 - 1710
      • 6. Richard Bowen - est 1631 - bef 1722/23
      • 7. Thomas Bowen - est 1634 - bet 1663

Spouse and Children

  • H. Thomas Bowen - est 1634 - bet 1663
  • W. Elizabeth Nichols - est 1637 - 1713
    • m. est 1660
      • 1. Dr. Richard Bowen - 1660 - 1736/37
      • 2. Abijah Bowen - 1663 - 1746

Facts and Events

  • Name[3] Thomas Bowen
  • Gender Male
  • Birth[1][3] est 1634 Wales (probably)
  • Marriage est 1660 to Elizabeth Nichols
  • Will[2][3] 11 Apr 1663 Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA
  • Probate[3] Feb 1663/64 Will sworn by Gov. Prince.
  • Death[1][2][3] bet 11 Apr 1663 and Feb 1663/64 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Not mentioned in father's 1675 will.

Died in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, after he made his will there on 11 April, 1663, and before it was sworn to Governor Thomas Prince at Plymouth the last of February 1663/4. He was described in 1663 as late of New London, Connecticut. [1]

References

  • 1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c2003), page 31.
    • 'BOWEN, Thomas (c1634-1663+) & Elizabeth NICHOLS; m2 Samuel FULLER; m by 1659 [TAG 76:278; MD 39:86]'
  • 2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:223.
    • Bowen: 'Thomas, Salem 1648, was of New London 1657-60, rem. to Rehoboth, d. 1663. ... His will, of 11 Apr. 1663, ... names his s. Richard and br. Obadiah.'
  • 3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Bowen, Richard LeBaron, Jr. The Ancestry, Wives, and Children of Richard1 Bowen of Weymouth and Rehoboth, Massachusetts: With Notes on His Sons-in-law Robert1 Wheaton and Robert1 Fuller and on Griffith1 Bowen of Roxbury, Massachusetts. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (David L. Greene, October 2001), 76:278.
    • Thomas Bowen, b. say 1634, d. after 11 April 1663 when he wrote his will and before the last of Feb. 1663/4, when it was sworn by Gov. Thomas Prince at Plymouth; m. ca. 1639, Elizabeth Nichols.

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Thomas Bowen's Timeline

1634
1634
Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales
1658
August 1658
Age 24
New London, Connecticut Colony
1659
1659
Age 25
1663
April 11, 1663
Age 29
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
May 21, 1663
Age 29
Middleborough, Plymouth Colony
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Elizabeth M/2, Samuel Fuller
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