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Phillip Fowler, Jr.

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Ipswich, Essex, Ma
Immediate Family:

Son of Phillip Fowler, Sr. and Hester Phillip Fowler
Husband of Mary Winslow and Mary Fowler
Father of Margery Fowler; Philip Fowler; Deacon Joseph Fowler; Samuel Fowler, of Salisbury; Thomas Fowler and 2 others
Brother of William Fowler

Occupation: Clothworker, "clothworker", town surveyor of fences, clothworker
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About Phillip Fowler, Jr.


See also Martha Kimball Genealogy, online:

Philip Fowler (1), the immigrant ancestor of Samuel Fowler, of Northbridge, Massachusetts, came from England in the ship Mary and John, sailing March 24, 1633. He lived in Marlboro, Wiltshire, England, where presumably he was born. The master of the ship, Captain Robert Sayres, was delayed by the king's officer but was finally allowed to sail upon his giving a bond of a hundred pounds to guarantee that service of the Church of England should be said on board ship daily, and attended by the passengers, and that his passengers should take the oath of allegiance and supremacy.

The Mary and John arrived in New England, May, 1634, and Fowler with others settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts. He was a cloth worker by trade.

He was admitted a freeman, September 3, 1634.

He deposed in court, February 28, 1671, that his age was above eighty years. Therefore he was probably born about 1585-90.

He had a grant of land, January 5, 1634/35, and more January 26, of the same year. He drew and purchased numerous lots afterward.

He served on the jury March 29, 1642 and on the grand jury September 29, 1657, was highway surveyor 1649-55-56-57, and surveyor of fences 1662.

In 1651 he adopted Philip Fowler 1648-1716 {his three-year-old grandson}, who was the child of . . . son Joseph Fowler and wife Martha.

Philip Fowler's first wife Mary died August 30, 1659. She was probably Mary Winslow, sister of Samuel Winslow, a grantee with Bradstreet, Dudley and others, of Colchester, in 1638, and an early settler of Salisbury. Winslow was admitted a freeman May 22, 1639, was deputy to the general court 164245-53- He died June 2, 1663.

Philip Fowler married (2nd), Mary Norton, widow of George Norton, who came with the fleet of Higginson from London, April, 1629, a carpenter, who built the old first church (preserved by the Essex Institute) at Salem, 1634, for one hundred pounds.

He died June 24, 1679, in Ipswich, and administration was granted to his grandson, Philip Fowler, September, 1679. He deeded to this Philip, house and land, December 23, 1668, and probably had no considerable amount of property to dispose of at his death. His widow died about 1694.

Children of Philip and Mary Fowler were:

  1. Margaret, baptized March 25, 1615, in England, married, July 28. 1633, Christopher Osgood.
  2. Mary, married William Chandler, ancestor of the Worcester county Chandlers, and lived at Newbury.
  3. Samuel
  4. Esther, married (first) Jothniel Bird, and (second) Robert Collins.
  5. Joseph, born 1629, married Martha Kimball.
  6. Thomas, born 1636, in Ipswich, married Hannah Jordan

Source for the above: The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler, of Ipswich, Massachusetts: Ten Generations, 1590-1882, by Matthew Adams Stickney, published by Higginson Book Co., 1883. See at,

M. Stickney's The Fowler Family states:

Philip Fowler(1), one of the founders of New England, was probably born in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, about 1590. He embarked with his family, in the " Mary and John," of London, Robert Sayres, master, and while lying in the river Thames, they " were made stay of untill further order" from the Council, 28 Feb., 1633-4, owing to misrepresentation of the colonies, by its enemies, which had then reached England, and the master was required, among other things, to give a bond of £100, that the service of the Church of England should be said daily on board, and attended by the passengers, also that they should take the "Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie," which were taken by the passengers, the 24th of March, 1633-4, when they were allowed to proceed on their voyage, and arrived in New England, in May, 1634.

In 1651 "Phillip Fowler the elder, of Ipswich, did come before me, and in the presence of Joseph his sonne, & Martha his wife, & with their full & free consent, did adopt as his sonne, Phillip, the sonne of the sd. Joseph & Martha, to be as his sonne. Samuel Symonds."

In 1659 (30 August) Mary, wife of Philip Fowler, and the mother of his children, died. She was probably Mary Winsley, or Winslow, as sometimes called, the sister of Samuel Winsley, a grantee with Bradstreet, Dudley, and others, of Colchester 1638, and an early settler of Salisbury. He was made freeman, 22 May, 1639. Represented Salisbury, in the General Court, 1642, 1645, 1653, died 2 June, 1663. Two of the sons of Philip Fowler, Samuel and Thomas, settled near him in Salisbury and Amesbury and his son Samuel Winsley, left property to the children of Samuel Fowler above, and calls him cousin. and there was a family connection between his son Nathaniel Winsley's wife, and Philip Fowler's family.

Philip entered soon after into a marriage contract. In 1659-60 (27 February) Philip Fowler married, second, Mary, the widow of George Norton, who was undoubtedly the Mr. Norton who came in the fleet with Higginson from London, April, 1629, and was sent by the company in England as a carpenter, and to receive a kind reception from the authorities of the plantation. Some of his work now remains in Salem, in the old First Church, which he was employed to build in 1634, for £100, which has been preserved by the Essex Institute, and placed in the rear of that Institution.

The Court record states that "Philip Fowler, senior, dyed 24 of June, 1679" in Ipswich. During his long life, we find no record that a descendant would regret to see. He died intestate, and administration on what was left of his estate, he having previously disposed of most of his property among his children, was granted to his grandson Philip, 29 Sept., 1679.

His widow Mary Fowler, probably died just previous to 5 Nov., 1694, as at that time, a bond on file in the Essex Probate records states, that administration was then granted on the estate of George Norton of Salem, to his son John, to finish it, after the death of Mary the widow.

Children of Philip and Mary (Winsley?) Fowler, were : —

  • * 2. Margaret, bapt. 25 May, 1615; m. Christopher Osgood and others.
    • 3. Mary, b. ___; m. William Chandler.
    • 4. Samuel, b. in deposition 1618; m. ___; 2d. Wid. Margaret Morgan.
    • 5. Hester, b. ___; m. Jathnell Bird ; Robert Collins.
    • 6. Joseph, b. probably about 1629 ; m. Martha Kimball.
    • 7. Thomas, b. in deposition 1636 ; m. Hannah Jordan.


  • Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical--genealogical; (Volume 3) online.
  • The known history of the Fowler family extends backward nearly three hundred years from the present time. It was founded very early in the new colony of Massachusetts, and has many worthy descendants scattered over the United States at the present time. In days when men were taking surnames, those of many were indicated by their occupation. The fowler or huntsman was an important personage in the suite of every gentleman of the olden times. The Fowler coat-of-arms is described : Azure on a chevron between three lions passant guardant or as many crosses formee sable. Crest : An owl argent ducally gorged or.
  • (I) Philip Fowler, a cloth worker, was born somewhere between 1591 and 1598, in England, presumably at Marlborough, Wiltshire, where his eldest child was baptized in 1615. He sailed from Southampton, England, in the ship "Mary and John," after having subscribed to the oath there March 24, 1634. Owing to the misrepresentation of the activities and intentions of the colonists in New England, ships sailing thither were subjected at that time to a rigid scrutiny. The passengers were compelled to take the "oathes of allegiance and supremacie" and the master was required to give bond to perform the services of the Church of England during the voyage. The "Mary and John" arrived in New England in May, and Philip Fowler was admitted a freeman September 3, 1634, and before the close of that year was settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He died there June 24, 1679, and his grandson, Philip Fowler, was appointed administrator of his estate. He married (first) Mary Winsley, who died August 30, 1659, in Ipswich ; (second) February 27, 1660, Mary, widow of George Norton. Children : Margaret, baptized May 25, 1615, at Marlborough, Wiltshire, England; Mary, married William Chandler, of Newbury, and died 1666; Samuel, mentioned below; Hester, married (first) Jathnell Bird, (second) Ezra Rolfe, (third) Robert Collins; Joseph, born about 1622, in England; Thomas, about 1636, in Ipswich.
    • (II) Samuel Fowler, 'eldest son of Philip and Mary (Winsley) Fowler', was born about 1618, in England, and came to this country, presumably with his father. He resided in Portsmouth and Salisbury, and was a shipwright. The fact that Samuel Winsley called him cousin makes it apparent that that was the maiden name of his mother. He resided in Salisbury in 1668 and 1680, and in 1669 purchased Louis Hulett's country right in Salisbury. It is probable that he belonged to the Society of Friends. He was brought before the court in April, 1675, for "Breach of the Sabbath in traveling." He died January 17, 1711, in Salisbury. The name of his first wife has not been discovered. He was married, after 1673, to Margaret (Norman) Morgan. Children : William, resided in Portsmouth, New Hampshire ; Mary, married Richard Goodwin ; Sarah, living in 1665 ; Samuel, mentioned below.


  • NORTON GEORGE, Salem, was prob. that carpenter, who came in the fleet with Higginson, Apr. 1629, from London, freem. 14 May 1634, with Mary had Freegrace, b. prob. 1635, but whose bapt. I find not; John, bapt. Oct. 1637; Nathaniel, May 1639; George, 28 Mar. 1641; rem. to Gloucester, was there selectman 1642, -3, and rep. 1642-4; and there Mary was b. 28 Feb. 1643; unless this were mistake, as to me seems prob. for Henry; Mehitable; Sarah; Hannah; and Abigail, 1651; rem. agains, perhaps for short time to Ipswich, but soon to Wenham, where was bapt. his d. Sarah, 14 Feb. 1647; and Eliz. 7 Aug. 1653; and he d. 1659; leav. wid. Mary and those ten ch. His wid. m. Philip Fowler.


  • Philip FOWLER was born about 1591 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Calculated from date of death and stated age at death. He immigrated on 24 Mar 1633/34 to Ipswich, Essex, MA.(1079) (1080) The Ambrose memoir says his name "is on the patent or charter from Lord Sheffield, 1623, to a body of settlers at Cape Ann. These planters afterwards removed to Salem and Boston "for a better soil." He Freeman Freeman on 3 Sep 1634.(1081) He died on 24 Jun 1679 in Ipswich, Essex, MA. (1082) He was a Clothmaker in Ipswich, Essex, MA. (1083) Misc.
  • An unidentified genealogy gives the children as Margaret, Mary, Samuel, Hester, Joseph and Thomas. Joseph would appear to be substantiated by the Kimball history. And a Samuel, Joseph & Thomas are to be found in Salisbury and Ipswich. According to Torrey p. 280, Samuel2 marries a Winsley as well, and he is puzzled.
  • Another genealogy gives the unidentified "Mary" as Mary Wensley, dau of John Winslow? and Elizabeth Paddy, and gives their marriage as being in England, and she being by whom all children are born--a total of ten--Margaret, Mary, Samuel, Hester, Joseph, Phillip, Thomas, Philip, Benjamin, Philip. Further this information gives she as being born in Ipswich, but married in England, 1610 in Wiltshire. Other marriages attributed to this Philip in this genealogy are Mary Norton and a "Mary." A Mary or "Machias" is also given in Torrey 280, as second wife, marrying her about 1659/60 in Ipswich.
  • This Philip's father is identfied as Philip Fowler, born abt 1565 Wilts, Eng, married to Mrs. Philip, with the children being Philip Fowler and William Fowler.
  • Perhaps unrelated but a will (NEHGR 43:433) by Richard Winslow of Draycot in Kempsey, written in 1658 and proved 1659 mentions his son John, His daughters Elizabeth Fowler and his sons-in laws Humphrey Fowler and Samuel Mathews--perhaps showing some relationship between the two family names of Fowler and Winslow.
  • He was married to Mary or Margery WINSLOW(WENSLEY)? before 1615 in Salisbury, Essex, MA.(1084) Children were: Joseph FOWLER.


  • Philip Fowler b. circa 1588, d. 24 June 1679
  • Father Philip Fowler b. c 1565, d. c 1589
  • Philip Fowler was born circa 1588 at Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. He married Mary Winslow, daughter of John Winslow and Elizabeth Paddy, circa 1614 at Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Philip Fowler died on 24 June 1679 at Ipswich, Essex, MA; Age 88?
  • married Mary Winslow b. c 1592, d. 30 Aug 1659
  • Children:
  1. Samuel Fowler+ b. c 1618, d. 17 Jan 1711
  2. Joseph Fowler+1 b. 16 Sep 1626, d. 19 May 1676
  • Citations
  1. [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.


  • The Mary & John left Southampton or London, England abt Mar 24/26, 1634 with her Master, Robert Sayres, arriving in New England.
  • Fowler Phillip (from Marlborough, Wiltshire, bound for Ipswitch and Salisbury. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 pg 179)
  • Fowler Mrs. Mary
  • Mary Fowler (+)
  • Samuel Fowler (+)
  • Hester Fowler (+)
  • Joseph Fowler (+)
  • Thomas Fowler (+)


  • Genealogies of Connecticut families: from the New England historical and ... By Judith McGhan, Genealogical Publishing Co., online, p. 623
  • PHILLIP FOWLER is the ancestor of the Ipswich family of that name. He was a freeman, Mass. Colony, 3 Sept. 1634; settled at Ipswich, where he was a "clothmaker," and where he d. 24 June, 1679, ae. 88, leaving a numerous posterity. His name is on the patent or charter from Lord Sheffield, 1623, to a body of settlers at Cape Ann. These planters afterwards removed to Salem and Boston "for a better soil.-- Sarah Fowler of this family, living 1851, m. Gov. William Plummer, who d. 1850, ae. 92. Dea. S. P. Fowler of Daversport is a descendant of Phillip. It is probably that John Fowler, who was at Springfield 1695, was of this family. According to the S. Records he m. Hannah Scott, 31 Oct. 1695, and had Hannah, b. 13 Aug. 1696; John, b. 15 April, 1698; Mary, b. 12 Feb. 1699; Sarah, b. 20 Jan. 1701; Abigail, b. 26 May, 1703; Elizabeth, b. 1705; Christopher, b. 29 Oct. 1708; Elisha, b. 16 Feb. 1710.


  • New England marriages prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley online, p. 70
  • BIRD, Jathnel & Hester [FOWLER], m/2 Ezra ROLFE by 1652, m/3 Robert COLLINS bef 1657; b. 1641?, b. 1650, b. 1652; Salisbury
  • Pg. 171
  • COLEMAN, Thomas (-1682) & Margaret/Margery (FOWLER) (OSGOOD) [ROWELL], w Christopher, w Thomas, m/4 Thomas OSBORN 1682; b. 1670; Salisbury/Nantucket
  • Pg. 280
  • FOWLER, Joseph (1622-1676) & Matha [KIMBALL] (1629-); b. 1647; Salisbury
  • FOWLER, Philip (159(-)-1678, 1679, ae 88) (see Samuel ) & Mary/Martha? [WINSLEY/WINSLOW?] (-1694, 30 Aug 1659); Marlborough, Eng, b. 1615; Salisbury, MA
  • FOWLER, Philip & 2/wf Mary (?MACHIAS) NORTON, w George; 27 Feb 1659, m cont 1659/60; Ipswich
  • FOWLER/FOWER, Philip (1648-1715) & Elizabeth HERRICK (-1727); 28 Jan 1672/3, 1672, 20 Jan 1672, 20 Jan 1673; Salisbury, MA/Ipswich
  • FOWLER, Samuel2 (1618-) & ? [WINSLEY?] (see Philip FOWLER); ca 1641?; Salisbury
  • FOWLER, Samuel 1618-1711) & 2/wf Margaret (NORMAN) [MORGAN], w Robert; aft 1673?, ca 1673?; Salisbury
  • FOWLER, Thomas & Hannah JORDAN/JORDON (1638-); 23 Apr 1660; Ipswich
  • Pg. 518
  • MORGAN, Robert (-1672, 1673?) & [Margaret NORMAN], m/2 Samuel FOWLER ca 1673; b. 1638, ?27 Jan 1638; Salisbury/Salem (5 ch bpt 1650)
  • Pg. 540
  • NORTON, George (-1659) & Mary [?MACHIAS] (sis of Margaret JACKSON & Bethia CARTWRIGHT), m/2 Philip FOWLER; b. 1638; Salem/Gloucester/Wenham
  • Pg. 547
  • OSBORN, Thomas & Margaret (FOWLER) (ROWELL) COLEMAN, w Thomas, w Thomas; b. 25 Oct 1682; Nantucket


  • Thru The Looking Glass
  • John WE(I)NSLEY was alive in 1665 in Boston, MA. (3098) He was alive in 1670 in Boston, MA. (2810)
  • He was married to Elizabeth PADDY .(3099) (3100) Children were: Sarah WE(I)NSLEY .
  • Elizabeth PADDY(2386) (2387) was alive in Sep 1658 in Boston, MA. (2388) She is one of 11 children, all named in his will of 1658. Parents: William PADDY and Mary (PAYTON) SHORE.
  • She was married to John WE(I)NSLEY .(2389) (2390) Children were: Sarah WE(I)NSLEY .
  • William PADDY died in Sep 1658 in Boston, MA.(2391)
  • He was married to Mary (PAYTON) SHORE on 10 Mar 1651 in Boston Ma.(2392) This is his second wife, Paiton or Payton, as so noted in his will of 1658. By his will it would seem that of the 11 children mentioned, Sarah and Mary were of her first marriage.
  • NEHGR 4:132-- She was the dau. of Capt. Bezaleel Payton and Mary Greenough (or Greenaway) who were married 19 Oct 1642. Mary was born 7 May, 1646 and first married Sampson Shore. he died previous to 3 Dec. 1651, when she married as Deacon William Paddy. She died Boston, 21 Oct, 1675, aged about 60 years.
  • John Winslow Sr's (will, 1674) mention of a bequest to "Mr Paddyes widdow" of five pounds may have referred to this Mary. Children were: Elizabeth PADDY.
  • 'Mary or Margery WINSLOW(WENSLEY)? died before 1694 in Ipswich, Essex, MA?. She was born Unknown in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Probably. An unsubstantiated genealogy gives her birth as 1592 (Ipswich--probably a data entry error). Possible that she was born in England and simply married there, if indeed, the marriage is a valid one. She is noted as dau. of John Winslow (Winsley?) and Elizabeth Paddy.
  • 'She was married to Philip FOWLER before 1615 in Salisbury, Essex, MA.(3394) Children were: Joseph FOWLER.


'The Driver family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Robert and ...

Philip FOWLER was born about 1590 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. He immigrated on 24 MAR 1633 from England to America. On the Ship "Mary & John" He took the Freeman Oath of the on 3 SEP 1634. He died on 24 JUN 1679 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Ipswich.) He was a Clothworker.

Arrived on the "John & Mary" 24 March 1633/34

THE PURITAN FAMILY by Edmund S. Morgan

Even when a master's commands were righteous, he could not enforce them by cruel methods. With servants as with children the Puritans discountenanced harshness where softer means would avail. As Willard put it, "Extreme Rigor here is extream wrong...we are not to make Asses of our Servants, whilst they may be treated as Men. Cotton Mather pointed out that the punishment of a disobedient servant should be so "moderated with Humanity that he may not be thereby Killed, or Maimed: Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth, and Life for Life, will be demanded, by the Righteous God, the Judge of the Creepled Servant. And before God demanded justice, the courts might do so.

When Philip Fowler was presented at the Essex County Court for abusing his servant, the court affirmed that they "justified any person in giving meet correction to his servant, which the boy deserved, yet they did no approve of the manner of punishment given in hanging him up by the heels as butchers do beast for the slaughter, and cautioned said Fowler against such kind of punishment." If a master's punishments maimed or disfigured his servants, the law required that they be set free--and may servants were set free when they proved that their masters had beaten them excessively.


Philip was one of the founders of New England. He embarked with his family, in the "Mary and John," of Londen, Robert SAYRES, master, and which lying in the river Thames, they "were made stay of untill further order" from the Council, 28 Feb. 1633/34, owing to misrepresentation of the colonies, by its enemies, which had then reached England, and the master was required, among other thingd, to give a bond of 100 Pounds, that the service of the Church of England should be said daily on board, and attended by the passengers, also that they should take the "Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie," which were taken by the passengers, the 24th of March 1633/34, when they were allowed to proceed on their voyage, and arrived in New England, in May 1634.

He received a grant of land in Ipswich, Essex County, MA., the same year, on which he settled, and where he resided until his death. In 1882 it was still occupied by one of his descendants, bearing the family name.

In 1634 (3 Sept.) he took the Freeman's Oath.

In 1634/35 (5 Jan.) it was, by the town of Ipswich, "Given and granted unto John WEBSTER, and unto Mathias CURRIN (CURWEN), and unto Philip FOWLER, and unto William MOODY, and unto Thomas DORMAN, and unto Christopher OSGOOD, and unto Joseph MEDCALF, to each of them, four acres of meadow and marsh ground asit will arise in 20 poles or rods, by the land side, unto them, thier heirs or assigns, lying northward of the Twon, the marsh is not limited unto them."

In 1634/35 (26 Jan.) "Given and granted unti Mr. (Richard) WA(TTLES), Mr. (John) FAWN and to Philip FOWLER, and to Goodman ANDREWS, and to Christopher OSGOOD, a Hill of ground containing 30 acres of land, unto each of them 6 acres of land and unto their heirs forever."

In 1635 (20 April) "Granted to Philip FOWLER, thirty-four acres of land lying on the northwest side of the mile river, having the land of Richard JACOB on the northeast, and Mr.WOODMANSEY's farm on the southwest. Likewise ten acres in Jeffries neck, lying between John HASSAL and Robert ANDREWS. Likes six acres of meadow lying towards the neck, having the little neck on the northeast, Christopher OSGOOD on the northwest, and Mr. Thomas BRESEY on the southwest. Likewise six acres of planting ground on the hill north side of the town, having Christopher OSGOOD's towards the northwest, andGeorge VARNHAM southeast. Also an house lot in High Street, having Michael CARTWRIGHT on the northwest, and John HASSALL on the southeast, to enjoy to him, his heirs and assigns forever."

In 1636 "Granted Philip FOWLER, one house lot in the cross street called the meeting house lane, about one acre of ground, having John GAGE his house lot on the southeast, and Thomas SCOTT's houselot on the northwest. Also ten acres of upland lying beyond Muddy river, within the common fence, having ten acres of the like land of John WEBSTER's on the southeast, and tenn acres of Christopher OSGOOD's on the northwest. Also six acres of meadow near the highway to Jeffries neck, having a parcel of meadow of Mr. (John) TUTTLE's on the south, and a parcel of meadow of Christopher OSGOOD's on the north."

In 1636 (13 July) Philip FOWLER, with Thomas DUDLEY (Governor of MA.), and Robert LORD, all of Ipswich, witnessed the Will of Sarah DILLINGHAM; 1st, 12th mo., 1641/42 he witnessed a deed of Christopher OSGOOD's (his son-in-law); 24 Feb. 1650/51 the agreement between Thomas ROWELL of Salisbury , and Margary OSGOOD (his daughter), in a marriage contract; 26 July 1661, a deed of William WILD of Ipswich, to Robert ANDREWS of Topsfield.

In 1642 (29th, 1st mo.) he was on jury of Trials at Ipswich Court; and 29th, 7th mo., 1657, om Grand Jury.

In 1643 (15th, 2d mo.) he owed 18 pence to William NEVILL, as mentioned in his Will, it is to be paid to William Robinson.

In 1646 at a meeting of Freeman, he is chosen with William ADAMS, to judge of defaults; and the 27th Feb., 1648/49 Surveyor, also 27 Feb., 1654/55, 25 Feb., 1655/56, and 17 Feb., 1656/57; also Surveyor of fences from the common fence gate to Jeffery's neck, 7 April 1662.

In 1647 he was allowed by the town, 7 shillings 8 pence, for his work at the watch-house, to be paid by the consables; 6th, 12th mo., 1647/48, he with John WOODAM, to bulid the chimney at the watch house and do what clapboarding was needed, for which they were to have 3 Pounds-6-8, and to have half their pay, when they began it, and the rest, when they finished the work. They each received 1 Pound-13-4 on the 23d, 11th mo., 1647/48; it was voted 23 Dec., 1656, to build a wharf for the town's use, and as a surveyor, he was to see to it.

In 1648/49 (25th, 11th mo.) he gave in his testimony at Court, in regard to the land of Humphrey BROADSTREETE of Ipswich, and in his behalf.

In 1649/50 (22d,12th mo.) Henry SILSBYE had 4 acres at the west meadows by Goodman FOWLER's, granted him, if it be there to be had.

In 1650 (26th, 1st mo.) he "in regard of age, is freed fromordinary Trayning," which shows he was the sixty years of age.

In 1650 (19 April) in Will of Christopher OSGOOD of Ipswich, mentioned as "my father Phillip FOWLER, to be overseer," (his son-in-law, husband of his daughter Margaret).

In 1651 " Phillip FOWLER the elder, of Ipswich, did come before me, and in the presence of Joseph his sonne, & Martha his wife, & with thier full & free consent, did adopt as his sonne, Phillip, the sonne of sd. Joseph & Martha, to be as his sonne. Samuel SYMONDS."

In 1652 (7 May) the northeast boundary of the land of Solomon MARTIN of Andover, was upon his land, and in 1659 (1 June) Thomas Thomas BRIGDEN of Charlestown, Sells to John WOODDAM, house, barn, etc., in Ipswich, bounded on "south by Goodman FOWLER."

In 1656, the Selectmen of Ipswich wer to divide their town into classes of five, six and ten, and appoint a class-leader for the purpose of spinning. They were to assess each family a quarter, half or whole spinner, according to its other occupation. Each family which could furnish one spinner, should spin for thirty weeks in a year, three pounds of linen, cotton and woollen (monthly and so proportionably, for a half or quarter spinner, on fine of 12d a month, for each pound short. The commons were to be cleared for sheep. The seed of hemp and flax to be saved. Under this divison, the 13 March, Philip FOWLER was assessed for half a spinner 45 Pounds.

In 1658/59 (16 Feb.) "Voted by the Town, to choose a Committe, and give thier apprehnsions and reason (to the Selectmen), who have a right to Commonage, and who not, and what eles they conceive may conduce to the good of the Town, and when they are ready, the Selectmen to call the Twon together, to hear what they what they conceive. This Commmittee, Are as followeth viz:---Our two honored Magistrates, our teaching and ruling Elders, Mr. WADE, George Giddings, Philip FOWLER, Joseph MEDCALF, Thomas HART."

In 1658/59 (17 Feb.) Francis URSELLTON of Topsfield, sold his dwelling house there, to John GODFRY of Andover, Half of the price "in marchantable indian corne, at twoe shillings eight pence pr. bushell (to be delivered) at the now dwelling house of Phillip FOWLER, in Ipswich,' etc. Witness "the marke of Phillip FOWLER."

In 1658/59 (3 March) clothworker, he buys of Samuel YOUNGLOVE, and Margaret his wife, for 10 Pounds, land which he bought of George PALMER, "6 acres in comon field on north syde of the river," etc., bounding on land of said Philip on the southwest. On March, "atourney Phillip FOWLER," gave in an additional inventory of the estate of Humphery Gilbert, Amt. 53 Pounds-0-11.

In 1659 (30 August) Mary, his wife and the mother of his children, died.

He entered soon after into the following marriage contract:---

"Know all men by these presents, that I, Phillip FOWLER of Ipswich, in the county of Essex, clotherworker, for & in consideration of a contract of marriage with Mary NORTON, widow , doe grant unto her as followeth, viz: that if it plaese the Lord the marriage intended be compleated, and she the sayd Mary my intended wife do survive, I doe coventant & grant unto her, That she shall injoye all my house and lands, with the appurtenances & privilidges thereunto belonging, untill my sonn Phillip (provided I make him my heir), shall come of age, and when he comes of age, I do grant unto her, that she shall possess and enjoy the chamber over the hall, with the table forme & cabbin beds, as alsoe the garretts & halfe the orchyard, and halfe the grasse of the close, & my six acres of land upon the hill, and the inward cellar to owne proper use & behoofe, and alsoe liberty to make use of the lower roome for her necessary ocasions, with free liberty to make use of the well in the cellar to fetch watter, & all these to enjoye during the tyme of her naturall life, and then to return unto my children, or who of them, I shall dispose them unto, and further doe grant her liberty of barne roome to lay in her corne, and two load of hay, with roome in the cowe house for to sett two cowes, & grasse for to make two loads of hay a yeare, for the tyme of her life, as aforesayd. In wittness whereof, I have hereunto sett my hand & seale, the 27th of February 1659.

Signed, sealed and delivered, in the presence of us,





(with a marke & seale).

Phillip FOWLER acknowledged this wrighting, tobe his act & deed, before me. Daniell DENISON. February 27th; 1659."

In 1659/60 (27 February) Philip FOWLER married, second, Mary, the widow of George NORTON.

In 1660/61 (19 Feb.) the town granted Philip FOWLER five acres of marsh; and 10 Feb. 1661/62 land at the west meadow.

In 1660 (22 Nov.) the Court issued a writ againtst " Philip FOWLER, and Mary his wife, executrix to the estate of hir late Husband, George NORTON,. . . for 30 pounds, on complaint of Mr. William NORTON, aturney to Mr. Emanuel DOWNING." The case was continued 23 Nov. 1665, when a case was made by Phillip FOWLER, and Mary his wife, as plaintiff, against Roger PRESTON, defendant, in an action of debt of 8 Pounds, due for rent, and damages, according to attachment, dated 13th, 9th mo., 1665. The jury found for the plaintiff, 19 Pounds damages, and 24 s. 8d., cost 29th 9th mo., 1665. Robert LORD his atorney, acknowledged a judgment of 18s. 2d., due to Mr. William NORTON, 28th, 9th mo., 1665. It seem that 4 Aug., 1656, Lucie DOWNING of Salem, with consent of her husband Emanuell DOWNING, let and farmed, unto George NORTON, sometimeof Salem, carpenter, her fram called Groton, in Salem, near to Gov. ENDICOTT's for the term of ten years, from 1 March 1655/56, for 18 Pounds per annum. 14 March 1658/59, an agreement was made between George NORTON and Roger PRESTON, for the lease "of the farme the said NORTON now dwelleth on," he to enter 15 March 1659/60. Witness Joseph FOWLER.

In 1661 (19 Oct.) he with wife Mary, gave in testimony at Court, in regard to a defect in the highway.

In 1663 his residence was in High Street, on the south side, adjoining the house lots of John WOODAM and Philip CALL.

In 1663 (11 May) an agreement was made, by which Philip FOWLER, Senior, delivered to Philip BILL of "Jubaque," "two young heifers, with him to abide and contiune for the terme of seven years" etc. It appears that Philip BILL, "had gone out of this jurisdiction," and Philip FOWLER, Senior, entered a suit against him 8 Nov. 1668, in the case for security for a parcel of cattle, value 20 Pounds, and at the same time appoints his grandchild "Phillip FOWLER, to be his true and lawful atturney," when he signs "the marke P of Phillip FFOWLER" (and a greenseal), and acknowledged it, the same dated. Accordingly he 5 Nov. 1668, "Attached 3 cowes & 2 heiferes, & put into the hands James BILL, to be responsible, according to the tenour of the attachment, Pr. me Phillip FOWLER, Marshal deputy." The case was found for Philip FOWLER, senior, 24th, 9th mo., 1668.

In 1663/64 (4 Jan.) he was granted liberty to fell three whiteoaks; 18 Feb. 1666/67, "to fell for fenceing stuff for hismeadow;" and 27 Nov. 1668 to fell trees for fenceing.

In 1664/65 (14 Feb.) he owns single share four, on the "list of the inhabitants that have shares in Plum Island, Castle Neck and Hog Island."

In 1668 after having given trades to his children, and living to see them all settled in life, he selected from among his grandchildren to take care of him in his old age, Philip his namesake, as appears by the following deed of gift, the original of which is on file in the Clerk of Courts, Bk. 36: 18.

"This present writing wittnesseth, and I Philip FFOWLER of Ipswich, in the county of Essex, clothworker, for and in considderation of that Naturall effection I doe beare unto my Grandchild Phillip FFOWLER, as also in considderstion of his being with me, and doeing my busines for me, as formerly, I doe by these presents freely give and grant, and by these fully confirme, unto him the sayed Phillip, My Grandchild, all that my now dwelling house and lands I stand now possesst off, after my decease (exsepting what by agreement with my wife upon marriage, wch is put in writing and recorded), for him, the sayd Phillip, my Grandchild, Imediatly after after my decease. To have & to hould, and quietly and peaceably to enjoy, unto him & his heirs & assignes forever, all that my sayd houses and lands, with all and every, the apptenances & prevaledges, thereunto belonging, exsept as aforesayd, what is granted to my wife, dureing her naturall life, and after her dexease, the whole to be and remaine unto him the sayd Phillip, my Grandchild, his heires and assignes, for ever, provided still, that if by the providence of God, I shall be forct for nesasary subsitance to sell any pt. thereof, wch in such case I reserve liberty to doe, provided, if he the sayd Phillip, dye without isue, then to returne unto his Brother Joseph, & if Joseph dye without isue, then to be & remaine his brother John, provided alwayes, that if my Grandchild Phillip, leaves a wife behind him when he dye, then she shall enjoy it dureing her naturall life, & then to be & reture, as above exprest. In wittnes whereof, I the sayd Phillip FFOWLER, have sett to my hand and seale, dated the 23 of December, anno Dom. 1668.

Signed Sealed & dl in the presence of us,

RICHARD KIMBALL (the marke of).


ROBERT LORD (the marke of with a

green seal).

Acknowledge before me Apr. 29, 1670. Daniel DENISON.

Recorded May the 6th, 1670." Essex Deeds, Bk. 3: 152.

In 1669 (dec.) it was ordered, that none shall ride upon the foot causeway with horses, that lead through the streets towards the meeting house, upon the penalty of 12 pence for every time, and Philip FOWLER, desired to see to the performance of this order and take the forfeits, for which he shall have the one half to himself, and the other to the town.

In 1671, the following is found:---

"We whose names are under-witten, doe testtifle (that in ye case one thousand six hundred thirty & five), the building of a mill in Ipswich, (with all appertenances), was granted to Richard SALTONSTALL, and it was provided in the grant aforesayd, that the Towne of Ipswich, being duely served by the sayd Mill, shall imploy the same, by grinding their corne thereat. And as a preveledge annexed to the grant aforesd, It was ordered, that the sayd Richard, shall not be preiudiced, by the building of any other Mill within the bounds of Ipswich, And that if the ocasions of the Towne should require more mills (the sayd Richard being willing to serve the Towne as as aforesd), he shall have liberty in such case to undertake the same. All which is testified by




(and a marke)

Thomas BORMAN a very old man, being before us at Ipswich, declared upon his oath, that he judgeth the words (Thomas BORMAN) subscribed, among others, in the testimony above written, to be his hand; and futher upon his oath, he saith not, dated the last of ffebruary 1671.



Phillip FFOWLER, aged above 80 yeares, being before us at Ipswich, decared upon his oath, that the marke of Phillip FFOWLER, subscribed among others, in the testimony above written, is his marke,as also, that he above sayd testimony is the truth, the whole truth, & nothing but the truth, and further (upon his oath), he saith not, dated the last of February, 1671.



In 1672/73 (2 Jan.) he sells for 100 pounds, to "Roger DARBY, sope boyler," of sme town, his "dwelling house and ground about it with a house thereon, and orchyards, yards & gardens, in all containe two acres, be it more or less, with the comonage, and all and every, . . . which sayd house & land is scittuate & lyeing in Ipswich, aforesayd, on the same syde of the streete, comonly called Hill street, bounded or lyeing on the west syde of Thomas LOVELL's pasture land, and on the north syde of Sanuell GRAVES, his pasture, and on the east syde of John BROWNE's house lott, together with four acres of land, out of my lott at Muddy River, on the Northwest syde Richard SHATSWELL's pasture.

Subscribed, sealed & dl in the presents of us,



9and a seale).

Phillip FOWLER acknowledged the above written to be his act & deed and Mary FOWLER did surrender her right in the house and land herein conveyed, befor me, Feb. 14, 1676/77. Daniell DENSION." Recorded 14 Feb. 1676/77, Ipswich Series, Essex Deeds, Bk. 4: 74.

This was not his homestead. He usually made his mark, but if this deed is copied correctly by the recorder, it had his autograph signature.

The Court record states, that Philip FOWLER, senior, dyed 24 of June 1679" in Ipswich. During his long life, there is no record that we as descendants of Phillip FOWLER would regret to see.

He died intestate, and administration on what was left of his estate, he having previously disposed of most of his properrty among his children, was granted to his grandson Philip, 29 Sept. 1679.

The Inventory recorded, Ipswich Series, Essex Deeds, Bk. 4: 288.

"An Inventory of the estate of Phillip FOWLER, senr deceased, taken on the &th of July 1679, of weareing clothes of the sd Phillip,

Imp 4 ould coates and an old cloke 01-15-0

It a psell of old clothes 01-00-0

It some old stocking 2 caps & a pr of gaiters 00-05-0

It a paire of old gloves & an old hat 00-02-0

It two paire of drawers & two old shirts 00-15-0

2 caps & two bands, 3 old handcherdhered & 2 old

wastecoats 00-04-0

3-01-0 debts due to the estate 0-17-6

3-18-6 debts due from the estate 3-19-7 1/2

those things above mention prised by us, Simeon STACE, Nichols WALLIS.

Phillip FOWLER Aministrator dl this Inventory upon oath to be a ture Inventory of his estate to the best of his knowledge, & if more appears to add the same. In court held Ipswich, 30, (7), 1679. As attest Robert LORD, cler."

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994).

Parents: Phillip FOWLER and Mrs. [perhaps Hester] (FOWLER).

Spouse: Mary WINSLOW. Philip FOWLER and Mary WINSLOW were married in 1610 in Wiltshire, England. Children were: Margaret FOWLER, Mary FOWLER, Samuel FOWLER, Elizabeth/Hester FOWLER, Benjamin FOWLER, Joseph FOWLER, Phillip FOWLER, Thomas FOWLER.

Spouse: Mary MACHIAS. Philip FOWLER and Mary MACHIAS were married on 27 FEB 1659/60 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.

I have that he was born between 1591 and 1598.

Philip Fowler was a passenger on the ship "Mary and John" which sailed from London on March 24, 1633.

Massachusetts was a colony at this point in time. The software will only allow me to add as a state of the U.S.

The Fowler family was a prominent one in the area at that time. They were descended from Philip and Mary (Wimsley) Fowler who settled in Ipswich, Mass. in 1634 (Hoyt, Old Fams., p. 162).

Philip Fowler of Ipswich, England, a cloth maker, was b. in 1590/91. He married first Mary Wimsley, sister of Samuel Wimsley. Philip and Mary had six children, three boys and three girls. All but Thomas, the youngest son, were born in England before Philip and Mary left from South Hampton on 24 Mar 1633/34 to settle a grant of land which Philip had secured in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Mary died 30 August 1659 at Ipswich; and Philip died twenty years later after a second marriage to another Mary, the widow of George Norton.

Samuel Fowler was the third child of Philip and Mary. He was sixteen years of age when he arrived in Ipswich, MA on the "Mary and John" the spring of 1634. He lived at various times in Ipswich, Salisbury and Portsmouth. He was living in Portsmouth in 1677 when his daughter, Mary, married Richard Goodwin (Hoyt, Old Fams., p. 162).

Richard was eighteen years old when he received the riverside property and twenty-four when he married Mary Fowler. He took the oath of allegiance in Dec 1677 and was a member of the "training band" in 1680 (Hoyt, Old Fams., p. 178).

Although he was a shipwright and exempt from military duties. he was a member of the "Amesbury Snowshoe Men" who guarded the settlement against Indian attacks. He fought in the Indian Wars and served in the Colonial Militia for more than thirty years. On 26 Aug 1680, "Richard Goodwin of ye town of Amesbury "shipwright", for fifty shillings conveyed unto Thos Mudget of Salisbury "shipwright", one quarter of an acre in Amesbury --- (Ipswich Deeds 3:306). He made his will 03 Aug 1729. It was probated at Ipswich 05 Jan 1729/30; and adm. of estate to son Samuel on 01 May 1730 (Essex Probate 3 19:125-7). His wife and six children are mentioned in his will.

Philip Fowler's entry in the genealogy pages of History of Newfields, New Hampshire 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts, 1912, p. 511 is in the media section of this profile. It also includes "Mary and John" passengers Mary Winsley Fowler (Philip's wife) and the children who came with him.

Philip Fowler's entry in the genealogy pages of History of Newfields, New Hampshire 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts, 1912, p. 511 is in the media section of this profile. It also includes "Mary and John" passengers Mary Winsley Fowler (Philip's wife) and the children who came with him.

The Fowler Family: a Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Philip and ...

By Matthew Adams Stickney

Phillip Fowler 1590 - 1679 Birth: 1590

 Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

Emigration: from England, on the ship 'Mary & John' 1634

 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Death: June 24 1679

 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Family members Wife: Mary Fowler (born Winsley) 1592 - 1659 Daughter: Hester Rolfe (born Fowler) 1620 - 1666

He took the Oath of a Freeman of Massachusetts Bay.

at the General Court, September 3, 1634.
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Phillip Fowler, Jr.'s Timeline

Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
May 20, 1615
Age 24
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
August 27, 1623
Age 32
St. Mary's, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
September 16, 1626
Age 35
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 35
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 36
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
March 24, 1634
Age 43
Age 43
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America
August 19, 1636
Age 45
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States