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William Bowne

Also Known As: "William Browne"
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Death: 1677 (77)
Portland Point, Monmouthm New Jersey, US
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Bowne and Mrs. Ales Bowne
Husband of Ann
Father of Deborah Mott; Judge James Bowne; Capt. John Bowne; Gov. Andrew Bowne; Philip Bowne and 4 others

Occupation: Magistrate
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About Capt. William Bowne

The first settlement at Salem, MA was begun in 1628. The Colonists obtained a patent from the Council of Plymouth in March 1628; and Charles I issued a charter of incorporation to the proprietors under the name of "The Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay in New England" in 1629.

Among these came William Bowne & Ann his wife. They emigrated from Yorkshire, England and settled at Salem, Essex Co, MA in 1631. William & Ann Bowne left England on account of the cruel religious persecutions so prevalent in that country at the time. He was granted 40 acres of land at Jeffries Creek in 1636.

He remained at Salem for some years, & then removed to Gravesend, Long Island. This was probably in 1645, as Gravesend was settled by English emigrants from Massachusetts about that year. Among these early settlers at Gravesend, we find William Bowne & his son, John. William Bowne was one of the Magistrates of Gravesend, Long Island in 1657. William and his sons: John, James, & Andrew emigrated to Middletown, Monmouth Co, NJ in 1664.

In 1663 a company of Puritans, living on Long Island, obtained permission of Gov Stuyvesant to settle on the banks of the Raritan. A party of about 20 English, set out in a sloop from Gravesend, Long Island in Dec 1663 & sailed across the bay to what is now Monmouth County, for the purpose of purchasing land of the Indian sachems, with a view to settlement. The men in the party were John Bowne, William Golding, Richard Gibbons, James Holbert, Charles Morgan, Samuel Spicer, John Totman, Thomas Whitlock and others, 20 in all. They finally purchased from the Indian chief, Poppemora, the three "necks" of land known to the Indians as Newasink, Navarumsunk & Pootapeck. Having purchased the land, John Bowne, Richard Stout & three others, with their families, five families in all, came and made their settlement in the spring or summer of 1664, nearly a year before the patent was issued.

Charles II, King of England, made a royal grant and patent of land, dated March 12, 1664, to his brother James, Duke of York which included all of the present State of New Jersey. King Charles sent out a fleet, with a military force under command of Sir Robert Carr & Colonel Richard Nicolls who had been commissioned Governor by the Duke of York.

The fleet arrived at New Amsterdam in August, 1664 & that place & all of New Netherlands were surrendered by Gov Stuyvesant, to the English, on the 27th day of the same month. This English company of Puritans, living on Long Island & in New England, having obtained permission of Gov Stuyvesant to settle on the banks of the Raritan River, commenced their negotiations with the Indian sachems December 5, 1663; & concluded the first Indian purchase of land, which was made from Poppomora, chief of the Navesink Indians to John Bowne, James Hubbard, William Golding, Richard Stout, Samuel Spicer, & John Tilton, Jr, all of Gravesend, Long Island, by deed dated January 25, 1664—the original record of which is at Albany, New York, & copies are also recorded at Perth Amboy & Trenton, NJ. Having already complied with the first conditions of Gov Nicolls' proclamation, the company made application to the Governor for a grant to cover the purchase already made and others which they intended to make. This grant embraced all of the present county of Monmouth, and a part of Ocean & Middlesex Counties. It is dated April 8, 1665. It is known as the famous "MONMOUTH PATENT".

(William Bowne of Yorkshire, England & His Descendants by Miller K Reading, M.D.)

Find A Grave Memorial

William Bowne (M)

b. circa 1609, d. before 21-Jan-1677/78, #234479

     William Bowne was born circa 1609. He married Anne (Unknown) circa 1634. William Bowne died before 21-Jan-1677/78.
    Child of William Bowne and Anne (Unknown):

Capt. John Bowne+ b. 1636, d. 3-Jan-1684

It has been speculated that the mother of Capt. John Bowne was Ann(e) Haverland or Haviland, but I have not found a primary source yet to confirm this.

-- added by Maria Edmonds-Zediker, 9/22/10

by Reading, Miller K., b. 1840 Published 1903

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Capt. William Bowne's Timeline

Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Yorkshire, England
August 25, 1636
Age 36
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 25, 1636
Age 36
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 1638
Age 38
Age 40
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 42
Salem, , Massachusetts
Age 42
<Salem, Essex, Ma>
November 27, 1649
Age 49
Holtsville, NY, United States