Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

James Bowles

Male Bef 1687 - 1728  (> 41 years)


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  • Name James Bowles 
    Born Bef 1687  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 1727/28  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried No relation to Charles County Bowles Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003190  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father Tobias Bowles,   b. London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1725/26, London, England - Will Written Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Lowe,   b. Abt 1700, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years) 
    Married St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F02480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca Addison,   b. 3 Jan 1703/04, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1719  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Bowles,   b. Abt 1719, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Hesse, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     2. Eleanor Bowles,   b. Abt 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, "Warner Hall" Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     3. Jane Bowles,   b. Abt 1722, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1754, Rosegill, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F02481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The part of Fenwick's Mannor named Bowles Separation, "Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families" Vol 1

      James Bowles, of the Patuxent, Merchant, only son of Tobias Bowles, sugar and tobacco merchant of London and Deal, England, died in Maryland circa 1729. He canceled all debts of his Uncle George (Bowles) and his poor relations in England and elsewhere. He was nominated, but not confirmed, for governor after the death of his Uncle John Seymour. REF: Liber 19, folio 50.

      James Bowles of St. Mary's County in the Province of Maryland, Merchant.
      Will 13 June 1727; proved 23 June 1729. (or 3 Jan 1728) Being God be praised in present Health both of body and mind considering the frailty and uncertainty of humane life do make this my last will and Testament revoking all others heretofore made by me and this to be my only Will as followeth Viz.

      In primus I bequeath my soul to the Almighty God the Creator whom I most earnestly beseech to pardon all my sins and to accept thereof for the sake of Jesus Christ our blessed Saviour and Redeemer my body I desire may be decently but privately without pomp buried at the discretion of my Executrix herein after mentioned. Item as to such worldly Estate as God hath been pleased to bless me with and which is in my power to dispose of I give devise and bequeath as followeth.

      Item I give to my daughter Eleanor Bowles the plantation, land and Houses commonly called and Knowne by the Name of "Half Pone" and all the land I have a right to in Scotch Neck where Robert Philip, Daniel Curr, John Gibbons and Henry Tucker now dwell to her and her heirs for ever.

      Item I give to my daughter Mary Bowles all the Land where Hector McLain did live joining to John Reads and all the land called "Hogg Neck" and so up along the Branch called Break-Neck Hill to the Main Road as goes to our Church and so to the Bridge and all the land the south side of the Branch from where Owen Read did live to the Head Line between John Hall and William Wilkinson to her and her heirs for ever.

      Item I give to my daughter Janes Bowles all the Residue of my land that lays in St. Mary's County viz that part where my Dwelling House stands and all that land called "Massons" and over St. Thomas Creeke where Doctor Magill lives to her and her heirs for ever.

      Item I give to my loving wife Rebecca Bowles a quarter-part of any of my lands above mentioned during her natural life where she pleases to take it and my desire is that she may take it when it may not be prejudicial more to one child than another if can help it. Item as to my personal Estate which God in his Goodness has given me be it in Cattle, Hoggs, Goods, Negroes, Money, Tobacco or Debts or any other thing I give and bequeath it all equally between my loving wife and my three daughters above mentioned and pray God bless them with it and my desire is my Children may all live in Love and Unity and be dutiful to their Mother and that their Mother will be loving and tender to them and if which God forbid any dispute and difference should happen, my desire is that one party choose two Men and the other choose two Men and the Arbitrators if they cannot agree to choose three men and their Judgement to end any difference, but in case my wife should be with child when pleas'd God to take this life from me then my Will is that that Child shall come in for an Equal part of Land and Personal Estate and if please God that Child should be a Son then my Will is that all my land may goe to him for ever.

      To my Uncle George Bowles all the debt he owes me & 20 pounds.
      My wife Rebecca Bowles executor.
      Witnesses: Wm Brogden, Jno. Mitchell, Josias Jeffery, D. Makgill, Edmund Plowden.
      Guarantee signed by Men Leon Calvert.
      This will was proved in Maryland
      ===
      Bowles, James, merchant, St. Mary's Co., 13th June, 1727 ; 3rd Jan., 1727.
      To dau. Elinor and hrs., "Half Pone" and all land in Scotch Neck where Robert Phillip, Daniel Gur, John Gibbins and Henry Tucker dwell.
      To dau. Mary and hrs., land where Hector Maclean lived, adj. to John Reads; "Hogg Neck" up along the branch called Break Neck Hill to main road going to church; and land s. side of branch from where Owen Read lived, to hd. line bet. John Hall and Win. Wilkinson.
      To dau. Jane and hrs., residue of real estate in St. Mary's Co., viz. dwell. plan. and "Mason's," over St. Thomas' Ck., where Doctr. Magill lives.
      To wife Rebecca, extx., interest in 1/4 of afsd. land during life; to share personal estate with 3 daus. afsd.; shd. another child be born, to have an equal pt. of estate; shd. a son be born, to inherit all real estate.
      To uncle George, his debt and 20.
      To poor relations in England or elsewhere, 50 to be divided by extx.
      Test: Wm. Bragden, John Mitchell, Josias Jeffery, Daniel (David) Makgill (Makgilt), Edmund Plowden. 19,300.
      ===
      Hon. James Bowles, Esq. 13.79 SM 3117.0.6 Feb 8 1727 Apr 4 1728
      Appraisers: Mr. Richard Hopewell, Mr. Edmond Plowden.
      Creditorss John Baker, James Smith.
      Next of kin: George Bowles.
      Executrix: Madam Rebecka Bowles.
      ===
      James Bowles, Esq. 10.320 A SM 3117.0.0 414.8.10 Jul 6 1730
      Received from: Daniel Lamport (merchant in London), Elisabeth Rozier, Robert Philips, John Heard, Elisabeth Dawkins, Thomas Mooney, William Lucas, Edward Knot, Christopher Semor, James Brown, John Gibbons, Rev. Robert Scott, Richard Shurley, Charles Hust, Robert Elliott, John Mackintosh, Phil. Lloyd, Esq., Capt. Richard Read, Joseph Stone, Capt. Richard Hopewell, Henry Tucker, John Vowles, John Abell, Anne Blackston, William Wilkinson, Thomas Newton, Daniel Gure, Peter Joy, Francis Harbert, William Spalding, Robert Hutchings, Thomas Gosling, Peter Shirtlift, John Knot, Samuel Mahanny, William Stone, Charles Neale, Edward Spalding, Thomas Hall, John Shirtlift, James Knot, Luke Gardner, James Arthurs, William Snowden, Clear Shurburn, Richard Cooper, Richard Hazlier, Clement Gardner, Thomas Hill, Michael Rally, Thomas Lemon, Edmund Plowden, Col. John Baker, Phil. Key, John Read, David Evans, Sr., Richard Smith, Alexander Parran, John Johnson, Anne Jones, Elisabeth Cole, James King, John Haddock, John Langley, Nicholas Lowe, Esq., Philip Clark, James Smith, Thomas Spalding, Sr., David Makgill, John Waughop, John Milborn, Peter Frazier, Capt. Leonard Holliday, Col. John Smith, Ninlan Willet, John Child. Edward Willet, Jr., Henry Dixon, James Brook, Robert Tyler, Ignatius Perry, William Welch, Henry Hall, Madam Eleanore Addison, Capt. Daniel Watts, Mr. William Cumming,
      Payments to: poor relations (unnamed) in England & elsewhere, Dr. David Makgill, James Smith, Daniel Dulany & Edmond Jenings, John Lake, George Neilson, John Docwra, John Bennet (servant), Michael Railey, Mr. William Cumming, Mr. Thomas Aisquith, Mr. John Gibbons, John Langley, James Gibbs, Col. John Baker, Mr. Philip Key.
      Legatees: Mr. George Bowles, Richard Neale & Valentine Millison & Margaret Saffery & Jane Knight (all poor relations in England).
      Executrix: Rebecca Plater, wife of George Plater.
      ===
      James Bowles, Esq. 12.518 A SM 260.3.3 Oct 31 1734
      Received from: Mr. Daniel Lamport merchant in London) for cargo consigned by Jos. Belt & John Abbington & William Brogden factors for Tobias Bowles (dead), Mr. Charles Rogers, Capt. Hyde & Co., Mr. Robert Cruickshank, Col. T. T. Greenfield consigned to Mr. William Black, John Abbington, John Abbington & Daniel Carroll, Jos. Belt for cargo of Tobias Bowles (dead), William Brogden for Tobias Bowles (dead), Mr. Philip Key, John Chesley (administrator of Capt. Richard Read), John Rousby, Esq., John Rousby, Esq. (administrator of Dr. William Swaile), Thomas Mooney, Samuel Abell, Henry Tucker, Clement Gardner, William Deacon, Esq., Chris. Senior, Anne Orsburn.
      Payments to: Rebecca Plater (accountant, during widowhood) by executor of Tobias Bowles, Edmund Jenings, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq., William Bamfield, Charles King, John Beall, Esq. paid to Benjamin Tasker, Esq., Charles Calvert, Esq., Thomas Kirkby.
      Executrix: Rebecca Plater, wife of George Plater, Esq. (of St Mary's County).
      ===
      James Bowles, Esq. 17.49 A 17.2.7 Feb 24 1738
      The amount of the accounts also included 2.0.0 in sterling.
      Received from: Col. Jos. Belt for of effects of Tobias Bowles (dead), William Brogden, John Broome, of effects of William Brogden (dead), Charles Diggs (executor of Nicholas Lowe, Esq.), executor of Col. Roger Woolford.
      Payments to: Edmond Jenings, Esq. for fees in suit against the executor of ---- Woolford, Mr. Joshua George, Edmond Jenings, Esq., Daniel Dulany Si Benjamin Tasker, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq., James Harris, Esq.
      Executrix: Rebecca Plater, wife of George Plater.
      ===

      1727 Bowles, Elinor Half Pone
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727

      1727 Bowles, Elinor Scotch Neck
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727 Resurrection
      1753 Bowles, George Stapeltons Fortune 200 SMC Debt Books

      1753 Bowles, George Hazard 234 SMC Debt Books Resurrection
      1758 Bowles, George Stapeltons Fortune 200 SMC Debt Books

      1758 Bowles, George Hazard 234 SMC Debt Books Resurrection
      1710 Bowles, James Resurrection Manor 2000 Rent Rolls Resurrection
      1716 Bowles, James Bowles Preservation 890 Rent rolls Resurrection
      1716 Bowles, James Bowles Preservation 890 Patent Record RY 1, p. 326 Resurrection
      1720 Bowles, James Miles Meadow 100 Rent Rolls St. Mary's
      1727 Bowles, James Half Pone
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727

      1727 Bowles, James Scotch Neck
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727 Resurrection
      1727 Bowles, James Hog Neck
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727 Poplar Hill
      1727 Bowles, James Mason's
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727 Poplar Hill
      1727 Bowles, James plantation
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727

      1727 Bowles, Jane Mason's
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727 Poplar Hill
      1675 Bowles, John Arabia
      Patent Record 19, p. 11 Resurrection
      1676 Bowles, John Desert 700 Will, Bowles, John,Chas. Co.,8th Apr., 1675; 25th Apr., 1676 Chaptico
      1711 Bowles, John Venture 50 Rent Rolls Chaptico
      1714 Bowles, John Venture 50 Patent Record DD 5, p. 820 Chaptico
      1714 Bowles, John Venture 50 Patent Record RY 1, p. 78 Chaptico
      1718 Bowles, John Rocky Point 100 Rent Rolls New Town
      1724 Bowles, John Rocky Point 254 Unpatented Certificate 383 New Town
      1788 Bowles, John Good Yielding 136 Alienations and Transfers

      1789 Bowles, John Thimble 20 Alienations and Transfers New Town
      1727 Bowles, Mary Hog Neck
      Will, Bowles, James, merchant,St. Mary's Co.,13th June, 1727; 3rd Jan., 1727 Poplar Hill
      1743 Bowles, Mrs. George White Marsh 83 Unpatented Certificate 493 St. Mary's
      1737 Bowles, William Venture 50 Rent Rolls Chaptico
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 136: Indenture, 13 _
      From: Samuell and Anne Lyle
      To: James Bowles
      (Ed: Remainder of page blank. Might this be same as Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 2027)
      ===
      Muschamp, George, St. Mary's Co., 2nd Nov., 1709; 12th Nov., 1709.
      To Robert Scot, personalty for use of churches of All Saints' Parish.
      Exs.: James Bowles, Richard Hopewell and John Abington.
      Test: John Seager, Chris. Davisonn, Chas. Waldron..
      Part 2-12. 21
      ===
      William Allen 34.173 I 34.16.10 Jan 4 1711
      Appraisers: William Jessep, John Watkins.
      Creditors: Jam. Bowles, John Abington.
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 202: Indenture, 13 Mar 1707
      From: Samuel Lyles, planter of Calvert County and Anne his wife
      To: James Bowles, merchant of St Mary's County, Gent.
      For 40 a tract of land called Cuckholls Delight in Prince George's County on the north side of the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River formerly laid out for Thomas Green; bounded by land of James Mullikin
      Signed: Samuel Lyle (mark)
      Witnessed: Wm: Derumple, Rob't Sollars, and Tho. Long
      Memorandum: 13 Mar 1707 sale acknowledged by Anne Lyles before Wm. Holland
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 209: Indenture, 11 May 1708
      From: William Conley, planter of Prince George's County
      To; James Bowles, merchant of St. Mary's County
      For 122112s/8p a 70 acre tract of land called Gore in Calvert County now Prince George's County on the west side of Patuxent River and the north side of Brooke Creeke; bounded by Brookewood, Brookefeild and Mattapany main run; in the Manor of Calverton; another parcel called Double Goode; one Negro woman called Moll about 32 years old; 3 cows and calves; plip sent to be made before 5 Mar 1708/9
      Signed: Wm. Congley
      Memorandum: 11 May 1708 examination of Anne Congley, wife of William, examined by Frederick Claudius and Alex'r Magruder
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1717-1726 - Liber F - Folio: 29/554 o Indenture, ?20 July 1717
      From: James Bowles, merchant of St. Mary's County
      To:John Davie and David Macdaniel, planters of Prince George's County
      For 50 a tract called Cuckold's Delight in Prince George's County on the north side of the east branch of the Potomac; part of a tract laid out for Thomas Green; hounded by James Mullyman; containing 200 acres
      /s/ James Bowles (seal)
      Wit: D. Dulany, Ben' Bright (mark)
      Memorandum acknowledged 31 Jul 1717 before William Aisquith and Thomas Griffin, Gent. of St. Mary's County; St. Mary's County seal; enrolled 15 Mar 1717
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1717-1726 - Liber I - folio 517
      Indenture, 31 Jan 1723; enrolled 8 Feb 1723
      From: James Bowles, Esqr. of St. Man's County
      To: Alexander Contee, scrivener of Prince George's County
      For 450 a parcel of land call The Guare's in Prince George's County; the late dwelling Plantation of James Bowles now in possession of Alexander Contee; formerly sold by Thomas Greenfield, Esq. to Robert Owen, clerk; then sold to Thomas Addison, Esqr.; then to Daniel Dulay who sold to James Bowles; bounded by Brooke Field belonging to Mai. Thomas Brooke; containing 164 acres; also a parcel of land in Prince George's County formerly sold by Richard Beven to Owen then to Addison, then to Delany who sold to Bowles containing 6 acres; also a tract in Prince George's County sold by Nicholas Sewell and Walter Pye, Gent. to Daniel Dulany
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1717-1726 - Liber I - folio 23 o Power of Attorney, 23 Dec 1714
      From: Tob. Bowles, merchant of London
      To: James Bowles, merchant of Maryland
      To handle all transactions on the Continent of America /s/ Tob. Bowles (seal)
      Wit: The. Wharton, before Robert ?Jorren, Notary Public of London
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 203
      Enrolled at request of John Abbington 27 Jun 1727:
      James Bowles of St. Mary's Co. by power of attorney from Tobias Bowles of London, merchant, dated 3 Dec 1714; appoints John Abbington as attorney in Maryland; /s/ Jam. Bowles; wit. Gunder Erickson, Weldon Jefferson, Josias Jeffery
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 211
      Enrolled at request of Col. Joseph Belt 30 Jun 1727:
      James Bowles of St. Mary's Co- by virtue of power of attorney from Tobias Bowles of London, merchant, dated 3 Dec 1714, appoints Col. Joseph Belt attorney in Maryland; /s/ Jam Bowles; wit. Robt. Elliot, Gunder Erickson, Weldon Jefferson, Josias Jeffery
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 553
      Enrolled at request of George Plater, Esq. 25 Mar 1730:
      Mary Underdown, County of Kent, widow, relict and extx. of Capt. John Underdown, dec'd, James Carr of Deale, Esq., and Jane his wife, Henry Alexander Primrose of Deale, merchant, and Margaret his wife (Mary, Jane and Margaret are daus. of Tobias Bowles of London, dec'd) and John Underdown of Deale, Gent, of one part to George Plater; will of Tobias Bowles dated 13 Jun 1727 gave his son James Bowles one half of net proceeds of all purchased tobacco from Maryland and the other half to his 3 daus., viz. Mary, then wife of John Underdown, dec'd, Jane Bowles, spinster, now wife of James Carr and Margaret this wife of Henry Alexander Primrose; James Bowles died soon after his father making his wife Rebecca sole extx.; Rebecca then married George Plater, Gent.; for 300 paid by George Plater and Rebecca his wife to above heirs of Tobias Bowles for 1/2 the tobacco proceeds since the year 1728 from account of Tobias; 15 Dec 1729; /s/ John Underdown, Hen. A. Primrose, Margt- Primrose, Jas. Carr, Jane Carr, Mary Underdown; wit. Ed Janis, John Taylor, notary public at Deale; ack by signers
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 226
      Enrolled at request of George Plater, Esq., instrument of writing, 24 Mar 1730:
      Mary Underdown of Deale, Kent, widow, relict and extx. of John Underdown, dec'd, James Carr of Deale, Esq., and Jane his wife, and Henry Alexander Primrose of Deale, merchant, and Margaret his wife (Mary, Jane and Margaret are 3 daus. of Tobias Bowles, late of London, dec'd); Tobias by a codicil dated 13 Jun 1727 gave his son James Bowles one half part of the net proceeds of all purchased tobacco that should then be remitted from Maryland, etc.; James Bowles died soon there-after; for consideration of 300 to George Prater and Rebecca his wife 1/2 part of the net proceeds of all tobacco since 1728 have arrived or shall arrive from Maryland on account of Tobias Bowles; 15 Nov 1729; /s/ Ja. Carr, Jane Carr, Hen. A. Primrose, Margt. Primrose, John Underdown (sic); wit. Ed. Jans, John Taylor, Not. Pub. at Deale, Samll. Ingram, Willm. Speven, Abrm. Godfrey, William ?Praie; ack. Mary Underdown, Ja. Carr, Jane Carr, Hen. A. Primrose, Margt. Primrose

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