Richard Bowen[1]

Male Abt 1595 - 1674  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Richard Bowen 
    Born Abt 1595  Glamorgan, , Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 517241857256492886E001E8227CA4085B83 
    Died Feb 1674  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Feb 1674  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA, Newman Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7673  Larry and Jane's Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2005 

    Father Sir James Bowen,   b. Abt 1550, Llwyngwair, , Pembroke, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1629, Carmarthen, , , Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Griffith,   b. Abt 1556, Penrhyn, , Carnavonshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Bourn,   b. Abt 1600, , , Swansea, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1654, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1615  , , , Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Bowen,   b. Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ruth Bowen,   b. Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Bowen,   b. Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Richard Bowen,   b. Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Bowen,   b. Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Obadiah Bowen,   b. 3 Jan 1627, Glamorganshire, , Wales, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1710, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Thomas Bowen,   b. Bef 1638, , , , Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2005 00:12:00 
    Family ID F2852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richard's ancestry is uncertain. There is some evidence that he was the son of Sir James Bowen of Llwyngwair, Pembrokeshire, Wales, who in turn could claim decent from the Vaughan, Dalton, Strandling and Gamage families and King Edward III. This claim rests on the family tradition that the Bowen arms were carved in Richard's gravestone which is now lost. Richard's great grandson, Dr. Jabez Bowen, had the Bowen arms carved in his wife's gravestone in 1754 when she was buried in the same cemetery as Richard. Dr. Jabez Bowen's father, Dr. Richard Bowen, was 26 years old when the immigrant, Richard Bowen died and was in a position to know of the family's history in Wales. The immigrant, Richard, was literate. (Plymouth Colony Genealogical Helper, Issue No. 3 (1975)).
      The estimated birthdates of Richard's children are based upon the average ages in New England for first marriages.
      1638 Immigrated to New England.
      1640 Approximate date came to Rehoboth. He was one of the original proprietors under the leadership of Rev. Samuel Newman.
      1642 Land record of a purchase in Weymouth. He also lived in Seekonk.
      1643 List as a proprietor in Rehoboth.
      9 Dec 1644 Chosen as a member of Rehoboth's first board of selectmen.
      4 Jun 1645 Listed as a freeman of Rehoboth.
      Nov 1648 Marries his second wife, Elizabeth Rey in Hingham, MA.
      1651 Deputy to Plymouth Colony.
      13 May 1653 Chosen as an "overseers of the wayes".
      1654-58 Town clerk of Rehoboth.
      4 Jun 1675 Will proven. Estate valued at 175, 15s, 8d.
      Elizabeth came to America in the ship "Blessing" in 1635.
      At death, Richard was reported to be 80 years old.

  • Sources 
    1. [S318] John Langmaid gedcom, John Langmaid, (Updated: 3/17/2002 e-mail address: jlangmaid@rcn.com).