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William Alexander Gowen alias Smith (Gowen)

Birthplace: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: April 02, 1686 (52)
Kittery, York, Maine
Immediate Family:

Son of William Alexander Gowen and Bessie Gowen
Husband of Elizabeth Gowen alias Smith
Father of Nicholas Gowen; John Gowen; Elizabeth Gowen; James Smith; Margaret Smith Emery and 3 others

Occupation: Carpenter
Managed by: Ellen Jane Moore
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About William Alexander Gowen alias Smith

William Alexander Gowen was born approximately 1634 in Scotland. Believed to be a Scottish soldier captured by troops of Cromwell in the Battle of Dunbar, 3 Sept 1650. Conflicting stories that he was a Scottish Highlander. He spoke English, was Protestant, and could read and write. He was listed on a manifest of prisoners arriving on the Unity which left England on 11 Nov 1650. He was subsequently sent to the Great Works sawmill in Berwick, Maine. Upon release in 1656, he settled in Berwick, formerly a part of Kittery, Maine. Children:

Nicholas Gowen (1667-1752);

John Gowen (1668-1773);

Patrick Gowen b.1670;

William Gowen (1672-1691);

Elizabeth Gowen (1673-1731); &

Margaret Gowen (Smith) 1678-1751

Lemuel Gowen 1680-1727

Sarah Gowen b.1684.

another Scott Battle of Dunbar POW indentured to the colonies http://scottishprisonersofwar.com/william-gowen-alias-smith-38-on-t...

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William Alexander Gowen alias Smith's Timeline

February 4, 1634
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States
November 19, 1668
Kittery, York, ME
Kittery, York, ME
March 29, 1675
Kittery, York, ME
November 15, 1678
Kittery, York, ME
February 9, 1680
March 30, 1684