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Ruth Kendrick (Bowen)

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Swansea, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Dominion of New England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Bowen of Rehoboth, Immigrant and Ann Bowen, of Wales
Wife of George Kendrick
Mother of Thomas Kendrick; Ruth Wilmarth; Sarah Kendrick; Isaac Kendrick; Mary Bliss and 2 others
Sister of George Bowen; Sarah Fuller; Alice Eleanor Wheaton; Obadiah Bowen; Richard Bowen, Jr. and 4 others

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About Ruth Kendrick

RUTH BOWEN was born about 1629, of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, to Richard Bowen (1600-1674) and Ann Born (1592-1648.) She married George Kendrick, 26 April 1647, at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

Ruth Bowen immigrated to New England in 1638 with her parents and siblings.

Ruth Bowen died 31 October 1688, at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, age 59.

Children of George Kendrick and Ruth Bowen:

  • 1.Thomas Kendrick, b. 23 Jan 1647, Rehoboth, MA; md. Mary Perry, 17 June 1681.
  • 2.Ruth Kendrick, b. 16 Feb 1649, Rehoboth, MA; md. John Wilmarth, 6 Feb 1671; d. 16 Feb 1707.
  • 3.Sarah Kendrick, b. 12 Apr 1652, Rehoboth, MA.
  • 4.Isaac Kendrick, b. 12 Feb 1654, Rehoboth, MA; d. 13 Jan 1673.
  • 5.Mary Kendrick, b. 16 Jun 1659, Rehoboth, MA; md. Samuel Bliss, 15 Apr 1685; d. 8 Feb 1705.
  • 6.Elizabeth Kendrick was born 12 December 1661, at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, to George Kendrick 91622-1727) and Ruth Bowen (1629-1688.) She married Jonas Palmer, 14 September 1691, Rehoboth, Massachusetts. They had eight children. Elizabeth Kendrick passed away 5 August 1725, Windham Connecticut, age 63.
  • 7.Abraham Kendrick, b. 19 May 1665, Rehoboth, MA; d. 9 Mar 1682.

Source: https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/28339765


  • 'New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • Pg. 1799
  • 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
    • Pg. 1800
    • 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'.
  • http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/american-historical-society/encyclopedia-of-massachusetts-biographical--genealogical-volume-3-rem/page-6-encyclopedia-of-massachusetts-biographical--genealogical-volume-3-rem.shtml
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Ruth Kendrick's Timeline

1626
1626
Swansea, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
1647
January 23, 1647
Age 21
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1649
February 16, 1649
Age 23
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1652
April 12, 1652
Age 26
Rehoboth, BRhode Island Colonystol, Massachusetts, USA
1654
February 12, 1654
Age 28
Rehoboth, BRhode Island Colonystol, Massachusetts, USA
1659
June 16, 1659
Age 33
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1661
December 12, 1661
Age 35
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1665
May 19, 1665
Age 39
Rehoboth, BRhode Island Colonystol, Massachusetts, USA
1688
October 31, 1688
Age 62
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Dominion of New England