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

John Bowles

Male Abt 1633 - 1676  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name John Bowles 
    Born Abt 1633  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Apr 1676  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I009789  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Father John Bowles,   b. Bef 1590, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1664, Elizabeth City County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Mother Anne Southey,   b. Abt 1610, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1656, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Family ID F01150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margarey MNU Ashcomb,   b. 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1665, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years) 
    Married Bef Jan 1664/65  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F02544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Bowles, John, Charles County, 8th Apr., 1675; 25th Apr., 1676.
      To neph. James Tyer, ex., and hrs., 500 A., "Bowles' Purchase," plantation, 700 A. "O'Neal's Desert" in St. Mary's County, and 500 A., "Bowlstone."
      To George Newman, Jr., son of George Newman of Charles County, and hrs., afsd. "Bolstone" in event of death of sd. James without issue.
      Test: Thos. Harris, Jno. Taylor, Henry Adams. MCW 5. 39.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 22 Apr 1662, Page 201
      487. Petition of John Bowles regarding attachment granted him against estate of Joseph Cooper departed the county
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 22 Apr 1662, Page 201
      488. Petition of Robert Hundley as trustee of the will of Capt. Christopher Russell in behalf of his children; requests order for stoppage of proceedings; John Bowles attempting to satisfy every thing he could make appear owed to him or his nephew William Bowles; attachment ordered until next court
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 8 Jul 1662, Page 222
      Mr. John Boules enters his mark of hogs and cattle
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 17 Dec 1662, Page 31 - 32
      Mr. John Boules [Bowles], atty. of Mr. James Smith, Plt.; Capt. Josias Fendall and Mr. Robert Hundley, admns. to Capt. Christopher Russell, Def. regarding debt of 813# of tobacco; bill binds Christopher Russell pay James Smith 813# of tobacco 27 Feb 1661; /s/ Christopher Russell;
      wit. William Boules, Robert Stronge;
      endorsement on back appointing John Boules of Pikiawaxen, planter, attorney
      8 Apr 1662; /s/ James Smith; wit. Robert Robins, Nich. Grosse (mark); defendant requests referral; granted.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 27 Mar 1662/3, Page 101
      John Bouls present servant James Tidror judged to be 15 years old
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, supplement Page 1; 2 Jul 1670;
      Deed of Gift from William Marshall of Piquasquo, planter, unto the inhabitants of Charles County and the Protestant Minister and inhabitants; 30 head of cattle in custody of Francis Pope and Bridgett Legato for use of minister Mathew Hill; overseers Mathew Hill, Humph. Warren of Hatton's Point, and John Bowles at Pickywaxen; /s/ Wm. Marshall (mark); wit. Mathew Hill, Alex. Gallant, John Long (mark)
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      Aug. 31, 1674 - Sheriff (Charles Co.) to summon John Bowles to render accounts of estate of Margery Buttin [sic; Battin] (alias Bowles) his wife.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 4A, p. 48.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 216
      8 Aug 1676; Indenture from James Tyer, Gent., to Maj. John Duglas, Gent.; for 10,000# tobacco; a parcel of land given unto my uncle John Bowles and James Tyre by our kinsman William Bowies by will 14 Feb 1662; /s/ James Tyer; wit. Robert Heroitt, Henry Hardy Charles
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      From: MDSTMARY-L-request@rootsweb.com [mailto:MDSTMARY-L-request@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Leathel Bowles
      Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 1:21 PM
      To: MDSTMARY-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] John Bowles Land

      John Bowles who died in 1664 in Elizabeth City Co, Virginia patented 350 ac land in Norfolk Co, Virginia in 1625. He granted this land to his son in law Richard Jones in 1655. Richard Jones then assigned this land to Richard Bowles and John Waite ( Richard Bowles his son, John Waite, son of his wife Anne). In John's Will 1664 he willed everything to his son John. His son John married Margey Battin in Charles County, Maryland and made will 1675 (the patent was renewed October 12, 1675).
      That means a transfer from John Bowles to John Bowles. This John Bowles was married to Mary Jane Scott. John and Jane son John was born 1686 not old enough for the land to be renewed to him when his father died in 1695. This land then went back to Henry Bowles son of John Bowles who died 1664. Henry gave half this land to his half brother John Waite, the other half to sons John and Thomas.

      On February 15, 1663/4 John Bowles was granted 350 acres on the Western Branch of Elizabeth River adjoining Capt. William Tucker; this land had been granted to Richard Jones October 18, 1655 and by him assigned to Richard Poole and John Waite, and then assigned to John Bowles; the patent was renewed October 12, 1675 (Nugent, page 497; page 332 shows the original grant to Richard Jones).(Norfolk Co, Virginia)

      That JOHN BOWLES was the original owner of THOMAS BOWLES land is proved by a deed of WILLIAM POWELL, Sept.25, 1752, Who bought from John Smith the home plantation left by THOMAS BOWLES to John Smith,1718; the 1752 deed states that the land was part of a patent to JOHN BOWLES in 1625 which was renewed in 1655 (D. B. 15, p. 155). (Norfolk Co, Virginia)
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 289-13: BOWLES: 208 acres; Possession of - 208 Acres - Herbert, William: Surveyed 20 Jan 1652 for Mathias and Bowles lying upon Potomack River. Resurveyed 1 May 1680 for Ralph Smith near Pyxawaxon Creek at a bounded Red Oak at the head of Hungerford's branch for 208 Acres: other notes - This land is Disclaimed, noted as Capt Wm Herbert,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 288-1: MANERING OR BOWLES CHANCE: 500 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Jones, Charles: Surveyed 25 Aug 1649 for Geo. Manners near Cedar point this land was invested in Rob Douglass who dyed without heir and the same being escheated was the 21 Oct 1673 Resurveyed and granted John Bowles: Other Tracts Mentioned: BOWLES PURCHASE; ; ; other notes - Charles Jones by his marrying Bowles Tyers Widow., Resurveyed into BOWLES PURCHASE, 22 August 1726 folio 416.
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      Chancery Court Proceedings, 1671-72.
      http://aomol.net/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000051/html/am5 1--69.html

      An Inquisition Indented & taken at Pechawaxen in the County before us Henry Adams & Thomas Mathews by virtue of a Commission in the nature of a writt of Mandamus hereunto annexed to Inquire by the Oaths of Twelve Goodand Lawfull men of the Said County whether William Battin late of Charles County deced was Seized in his Demeasne as of ffee at the time of his Death of a Certain Tract Of Land in the said County on the north Side of Potomock River near Caedar Point & Lying in Pechawaxen Creek Containing of five hundred acres or thereabouts Sometime Since in
      the possession of John Bowles Gentl of what mannor the Said parcell p. 61of Land was holden and by what Services and how much the Same (fol.is of value by the year in all Issues and profits and at what time the Said William Battin dyed and who is his next heir or heirs and of what age the Said heir or heirs are and who the Said parcell of Land from the Death of the S.d William Battin have did or doth Occupy and the issues & profits hath did and doth receive and by what Title and how and by what manner by Robert Henly, John Douglas John Worland William Marshall Richard Dodd, Thomas Gibson, John iferson William Hinsey, Hugh Thomas, Peter Carr, John Harvey Richard Smoote Good and Lawfull men of the Said County of Charles Co.ty who Sworn upon their Oaths Say That Cap.t Will.m Battin late of Charles County deced was possest of and Dyed in possession although he were not Lawfully Seized as of ffee at the time of his Death of the Land above menconed by Reason that there appeareth not any Lawfull Title to Coll. Samuell Smith (fol. 78) of Virginia from whom the Said William Batten purchased the Same and that the Said William Batten dyed about the Last of October Anno Dom 1662 and that the Said Land was and Continued in the possession of Margery Batten the Relict of the Said William Batten till the fifth of may Anno Dom 1663 or thereabouts, and from that time till the day of the date hereof in the possession of John Bowles Gentl who married the Said Relict. And further they Conceive that the Said Margery Batten during her widowhood and the afore named John Bowles from that time till this present the Rents issues & profitts have Received which we Conceive may be worth the value of Tenn Shillings by the year, In Wittness whereof as well the Jurors above named as we the aforesaid Henry Adams & Tho.s Mathews to these Indentures have Sett their hands and Seals this first day of ffebruary in the 40.th year of the Dominion of Caecilius & over this province Annoq Domini 1671/2
      Henry Adams (sealed)
      Thomas Mathews (sealed)
      Robert Henly. . . . (sealed)John iferson (sealed)
      his mark his mark
      John Douglass (sealed) Will.m H Hinsey(sealed)
      John Worland (sealed) his mark
      Will.tm Marshall . . (sealed) Hugh Thomas .. . (sealed)
      his markhis mark
      Rich.d Dod (sealed) PeterCarr (sealed)
      his markhis mark
      Thomas Gibson . . (sealed) John Havey (sealed)
      Rich: Smoote . . . . (sealed)
      his mark his mark

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