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The Bowles of Canada and their Roots in Ireland and England

John Bowles of Eltham's Family Tree

See also The Bowles of Eltham for more on this family and Charles Bowles of Chatham's Family Tree to see where this branch fits in.
3.  John Bowles b. 1640
(of Mark Lane and Eltham.  Merchant (Turkey trade). Set up factory at Ratcliffe, Southwark in 1677 to manufacture crown glass.  In 1695 was a Commissioner for managing the duty of glass.  Factory passed down through four generations until it was destroyed by fire in 1794. ref. This is the John Bowles mentioned as a friend of Samuel Pepys in his diaries.)
m.(1) Katherine; she d. Apr. 13, 1670 bur. Eltham Church, Kent
m.(2) Mary Corbet (Vincent Corbet)
3.1  Charles Bowles (of Southwark and of Wolverley, Worcestershire) b. 1662
m.(1)  Jane Wall
m.(2)  Dorothy Hunt (Mr. Hunt of Lower Areley, Worcestershire)
3.1.1  Charles Bowles (living in 1727)
3.1.2  Edward Bowles ca. 1705 Holborn, Middlesex (of Bartlett’s Buildings, Holborn and Enfield)
m.  Anne Draper (of Hitchin, Herts)  Edward Bowles (of Bartlett’s Buildings and Enfield)
m. Bridget Downing (father: Dickson Downing) June 26, 1755 St Peter Cornhill, London  Edward Bowles Marriage 1755  Charles Bowles (Recorder of Weymouth)  Edward Bowles (Rev., Vicar of Bradford, Wilts.)
m. Jane Middleton (Thomas)  George Downing Bowles (Rev. of Fawley, Hants.)
m. Anne Stillingfleet (Rev. James, Preby of Worcester)  Charles James Stillingfleet (of Great Malvern)
m. Elizabeth Augusta Clarke (Rev. W. H. of Cold Higham)  Edward Stillingfleet d. in infancy 1854  Sholto Stillingfleet b. Oct. 1, 1854
m. Edith Mary Nelson (Richard of Barton Hill, Yorks)  Aleyone  Charles William (a tea planter in Ceylon)
Charles William d. Dec. 17, 1896  George Downing b. Apr. 3, 1860  Lionel Oliver b. July 18, 1860
m. Maud Chudleigh  George Edwin  Gwendoline
Charles James Stillingfleet d. Nov. 23, 1905  George Downing (Rev., Rector of Wendlebury, Oxon.)
George Downing d. unm. 1901  Edward Stillingfleet b. 1828 d. 1832  Caroline Anne m. Richard Strachey (General Sir)
George d. 1863 Paris  Frances Middleton Bowles
m. Edward Bowles Fripp of Bristol  Bridget Downing Bowles
m. Charles Hare of Bristol
Edward d. 1808   Anne Bowles
m.  Rev. Richard Symes (of Westbury near Bristol)  Lydia Downing Bowles b. Apr. 5, bp. May 8, 1771 Bristol, Gloucestershire
m. James Fripp (b. 1764; Samuel, Sarah Russell of Bristol)
Aug. 13, 1799 Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire  James Fripp  George Downing Fripp  Charles Bowles Fripp
Lydia bur. Jan. 7, 1814 Moravian Burial Ground  Dorothy Bowles
m. Samuel Fripp (of Bristol)  Bridget Fripp  Samuel Charles Fripp  Dorothea Ann Fripp  Edward Bowles Fripp  Sarah Fripp  Frances Fripp  Mary Fripp
Bridget d. May 2, 1771
Edward d. 1800 bur. July 20, 1800 St. Michael’s Church, Bristol   George Bowles b. 1737   Anne Bowles   Sarah Bowles   Charles Bowles b. 1742 (Captain, The East India Company)
m. Anne Burrard (George)  Caroline Bowles b. 1786 Lymington
m. Robert Southey, Poet Laureate
Caroline Southey Bowles d. 1854
Edward d. 1753 bur. Enfield, Middlesex
Charles d. Aug. 4, 1727
3.2  John Bowles
3.3  Phineas Bowles b. 1664 (of Loughborough House, St. Michael's Lane, London;
merchant and partner in family glass business at Southwark)
m. Margaret Dockwra (b. 1664; William Dockwra of London, merchant, Rebekah)
Sept. 11, 1684  St. James, Clerkenwell
(note: Margaret’s father, William Dockwra was the founder of the Penny Post in London in 1680)
3.3.1  William Bowles b. Feb. 11, 1686 Little St. Helen’s, Bishopsgate
(acquired Tenbury, Worcester in 1720, M.P. for Bewdley and Bridport, owner of the Vauxhall Glass Works in London, built Burford House in 1728 and purchased Wanstead Grove)
m. Sarah
no children
William d. May 14, 1748
3.3.2  Mary Bowles b. Mar. 31, 1687 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London d. in infancy
3.3.3  John Bowles b. Sept. 11, 1688 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London
(excluded from his Father’s Will whom he had fallen out with; he is not mentioned again in the family's papers)
3.3.4  Phineas Bowles b. Jan. 24, 1689/90 (old date format) Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London
(Lieutenant General; succeeded 6.1 Brigadier General Phineas Bowles as Colonel of his regiment in March 23, 1719; MP for Bewdley in 1734; later Governor of Limerick 1739 and Governor of Londonderry 1745; acquired land in Tipperary, Roscommon and Cavan; had a house in Dublin and a country house called Beaulieu near Drogheda)
m. Alithea Maria Hill (father: Samuel Hill of Kilmainham, Dublin) June 10, 1724 St. Mary, Dublin
(she was the sole beneficiary of her father's Will and inherited extensive land holdings in Ireland)   William Phineas Bowles I b. 1725
(he inherited his father's land holdings in 1749 but not the Hill estate as he died before his mother and established his home at Southfields in co. in Roscommon; see The Bowles of Roscommon)  William Phineas Bowles II (illegitimate by Hannah Crofton) b. ~ 1745 (he was still a minor on his father's death in 1760; even as a minor he would have inherited his father's entailed land; the issue whether WPB II who was illegitimate or his uncle Richard, or after Richard's death, his daughter Mary Ann Stewart, should inherit the Hill estates was fought in the courts for years, see WPB II vs. Stewart Legal Decision in 1803)
m. Catherine O'Connor  William Phineas Bowles III b. ~ 1770
(a Bail Commissioner in co. Roscommon in 1830's (per EPPI))
m.(1) Sarah Hawkes 1817
(emigrated to Australia in 1830's, no mention of his wife being with him, he became a Constable in the Sydney NSW Police)
m.(2) Sarah (b. ~ 1802) ~ 1834 Sydney, NSW
(found guilty for murdering his wife and was hanged)
William Phineas III d. Feb. 16, 1835 (hung) Sydney, NSW, Australia
William Phineas II d. ~ 1816
William Phineas I d. 1760   Richard Bowles of Sayes Court  (near Chertsey)
(inherited the Hill estate in Ireland in 1771 on his Mother’s death and more from Henry Brownrigg in 1780)
m. ?  Thomas Bowles  Mary Anne Bowles m. Stewart
Richard d. 1798  Anna Maria Bowles m. Lieut. Col. Nathaniel Heywood (Coldstream Guards) by 1752
(no children)
Phineas Jr. d. Oct.  22, 1749 Bath, England (Will dated Sept. 11, 1749)
Alethia Maria (Hill) Bowles m(2) Henry Brownrigg July 17, 1757 St. Mary's, Dublin
(who had previously adopted her nephew William Bowles; see 3.3.16  Anna Katherina Bowles below)
Alethia Maria (Hill, Bowles) Brownrigg d. Oct. 1771
Henry Brownrigg d. 1780 (left his estate to step-son Richard Bowles and nephew Thomas Brownrigg)
3.3.5  Rebecca Bowles b. Apr. 26, 1691 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London
m. Sir Robert Henley
(no children)
Sir Robert d. 1740
Rebecca d. Mar. 27, 1743 bur. Eltham church
3.3.6  Thomas Bowles b. July 17, 1692 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London
m. ?
(merchant of St. Olave, Hart St. in 1743)  William Bowles b. ~ 1712 (he went to live with his Aunt Katherina (3.3.16 below) and her husband Henry Brownrigg who had settled in Ireland; See William Bowles of Wingfield, co. Wexford)  Phineas Bowles (Captain in Fowkes Regiment) d. 1743 at Gibraltar  Benjamin Bowles b. ~ 1717 (of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, afterwards of Westminster)
m. Elizabeth Church April 22, 1752 St. Paul's Cathedral, London ref.  Benjamin Bowles bp. March 20, 1755 Cheshunt, Herts. (of Pitfield Street, Hoxton)
m. Charlotte Smith June 29, 1776 St. James, Westminster, London
no children
Benjamin bur. Feb. 16, 1830
Charlotte bur. Dec. 27, 1837  Thomas Bowles bp. Apr. 22, 1757 Cheshunt, Herts
m. Mary Powell 1780  Thomas Bowles b. 1781 Canterbury
Thomas d. 1783 age 2 years, 2  months  William Bowles b. 1783 Canterbury
m Mary Ann Daws Aug. 18, 1803  William Henry Bowles b. Oct. 24, bp. Nov. 20, 1808
St. George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey
(of 28 Plummers Row, Commercial Road, Dealer in Sacks in 1868)  Mary Ann Bowles bp. March 17, 1805 St. George the Martyr,
Southwark, Surrey
(of 5 Alleyns Cottages, Dulwich in 1868)
m. James Bowdery  William Bowdery  James Bowdery  Emily Bowdery m. Mr. Haydon
William went to Van Diemens Land and wasn't heard of again after 1840
Mary Ann m.(2) Joseph Lawrence
Mary Ann d. Nov. 13, 1865 (age 82)  Thomas Bowles b. 1785 at 4 Crooked Lane, King William St.  Mary Bowles
m.(1)  William Crowder Nov. 3, 1812
m.(2)  Edward Nicholls Dec. 5, 1824  Rebecca Bowles  b. Feb. 27, bap. March 28, 1790 St. George's Borough
Thomas d. Oct. 27, bur. Nov. 5, 1840 
Mary bur. March 20, 1843  Elizabeth Bowles bp. June 7, 1759  d. Oct. 17, 1759  Elizabeth Bowles bp. Apr. 25, 1761 Cheshunt, Herts.
m. Rev'd. John Lucambe (?)
d. ~ 1806 bur. Spa Fields (?)
Elizabeth d. ~ 1800
Benjamin d. betw. 1807 and 1812
Thomas d. ?
3.3.7  Charles Bowles b. Oct. 14, 1693 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London; d. betw. 1712 and 1715  in America
3.3.8  Peter Bowles b. Apr. 2, 1695 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London d. < 1718
3.3.9  Mary Bowles b. June 16, 1696 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London d. < 1718
3.3.10  Edward Bowles b. Sept. 14, 1697 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London d. in infancy
3.3.11  Margaret Bowles b. Apr. 4, 1698 Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London d. <  1718
3.3.12  Humphrey Bowles b. Jan. 14, 1700/01 (old date format) Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London
(of Burford Manor, co. Shropshire and Wanstead Grove, co. Essex; in Burford Rectory records as Patron from 1754 to 1783; junior partner in brother William's glass business; lived at Wanstead)
m. Hannah Hurst 1730  George Bowles d. unm. Apr. 30, 1817  Rebecca Bowles b. 1740
m. Sir John Rushout (b. July 12, 1738), First Lord Northwick June 8, 1766  Anne Rushout  Sir John Rushout b. Feb. 16, 1770, Second Lord Northwick  George Rushout b. July 30, 1772 , the Hon. and Rev., assumed the name Rushout-Bowles to inherit from his Uncle George
m. Lady Caroline Stewart (John, 7th Earl of Galloway)
Children: Caroline 1803, Georgiana, George, Harriot, George, Elizabeth
Lady Caroline d. May 22, 1818
The Hon. and Rev. George Rushout Bowles d. 1842  Harriet Rushout m. Sir Charles Cockerell, Bart. Feb. 13, 1808  Elizabeth Rushout b. Dec.6, 1774
m.(1) Sydney Bowles (her first cousin) June 24, 1797
m.(2) John-Wallis Grieve Aug. 7, 1819
Sir John Rushout d. Oct. 20, 1800
Rebecca d. Oct. 3, 1818  Thomas Bowles  Charles Bowles
(of Ratcliffe (St. Dunstan Stepney) (to 1789) and Sheen House, East Sheen, Surrey (after 1792) See also The Bowles of Surrey)
m. Mary Galliard 1774
(Charles was Sheriff of Surrey in 1794; they were given Bury Farm, the demesne farm of Edmonton Manor, Middlesex by Mary’s father, Pierce Galliard in 1786, it was eventually sold by Arthur Humphrey Bowles;  see below)  Humphrey Bowles b. Nov. 19, 1781 Bradshaw, Lancs.
m. Harriet Atkinson (father: Second Earl of Onslow) Oct. 15, 1804 Chelmsford, Essex  Charles Bradshaw Bowles b. Oct. 3, 1806 Hull, Yorkshire
See the above link for the continuation of this line  Rev. George Cranley Bowles b. Nov. 23, 1807 Richmond, Surrey
(Capt. Royal Fusiliers, Rector of East Thorpe, Kelvedon)
m. Jane Lucy Locker (b. ~ 1813; John) Nov. 2, 1833   George Herbert Bowles bp. Sept. 20, 1838 Holy Trinity, Brathay, Lancs.   Anne Galliard Bowles b. March 1843 Whittington, Lanc.
m. Henry Brackenbury (b. July 30, 1829; Rev. William, Juliet Langton) Nov. 3, 1864 Lexden, Essex
The Rev. George Bowles d. Jan. 22, 1878 East Thorpe, Essex  ref.   Mary Ann Bowles b. 1805  Rev. Henry Albany Bowles of Artington Rectory, Barnstaple, Somerset
(Vicar of otterbourne)
m. Louisa Alethea Yonge (Julian Bargus Yonge, Emma Frances) Aug. 7, 1884 (?)  Reginald Julian Albany Bowles  Phyllis Alan Bowles  Marjorie Joan Georgiana Bowles  Margaret Ernestine Bowles  Cicely Gertrude Bowles
Humphrey d. Aug. 12, 1859
Charles Bowles d. Feb. 15, 1795 (while in his year of Office as High Sheriff for co. Surrey)
Mary d. 1832-1835  Margaret Bowles  Mary Bowles  James Bowles
m. Sarah Hale (William of Kingswalden Park, Herts) 1770  William Sidney Bowles b. Feb. 26, 1778
m. Elizabeth Rushout (his first cousin) June 24, 1797
William Sidney d. 1806 Rome   Humphrey Bowles, Captain 10th Dragoons
Humphrey d. 1870  James Bowles  William of Kingston-upon-Thames
Humphrey d. Feb. 13, 1784
3.3.13  Richard Bowles b. Feb. 5, 1701/02 (old date format) Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London
(Lieut. Col.  7th Foot Regiment
m. Mary (b. ~ 1703)  St. George Bowles (Lieut. Royal Reg’t of Horse Guards) b. ~ 1730
m. Mary  St. George (Rev’d.) Bowles b. May 30, bp. June 27, 1758 Westminster, London
m. Hannah Robinson Feb. 5, 1788
(no children)
St. George d. Sept. 1804
St. George d. Aug. 28, 1800 Lichfield
Mary d. May 10, 1757
Richard d. Oct. 31, 1769 Bristol bur. Westbury Church (Will dated June 4, 1757)
 3.3.14  Edward Bowles b. Mar. 17, 1702/03 (old date format) Fen Court, St. Michael’s, London
d. 1756 Newport Pagnell, Bucks.
3.3.15  Benjamin Bowles b.  1703 (probably at Loughbrough House)
m. ?  Thomas Bowles
Benjamin d. Sept. 1766 Croydon  (shooting accident)
3.3.16  Anna Katherina Bowles b. ~ 1710 (probably at Loughbrough House)
m.(1) Rev’d. William Crosse, Dean of Leighton and Rector of St. Mary’s Dublin  Anna Katherina Crosse
m.(2) Major Henry Brownrigg Feb. 16, 1750 (of Dublin in 1750, of Altidore Castle in 1754)
(no children; her nephew (her brother Thomas’ son) William settled in Ireland with them)
Katherina d. June 5, 1754 Altidore Castle, co. Wicklow
Henry Brownrigg m(2) Alithea Maria (Hill) Bowles (the widow of 3.3.4  Lt. Gen. Phineas Bowles)
July 17, 1757 St. Mary's, Dublin
Alithea Maria (Hill, Bowles) Brownrigg d. Oct. 1771
Henry Brownrigg d. 1780 (left his estate to step-son Richard Bowles and nephew Thomas Brownrigg)
Phineas d.  June 27, 1718 bur. July 10 Eltham Church
 (Will dated Nov. 8, 1712 with a codicil added in 1715 limiting his son John’s inheritance)
Margaret d. Jan. 15, 1739/40 Westminster, London bur. Eltham Church, Kent
3.4  Margaret Bowles died an infant, bur. 1666 Eltham Church, Kent
3.5  Catherine Bowles (of Bewdley)
3.6  Martha Bowles m.(1) Mitchell  m.(2) Samuel Hunt  d. 1736
3.7  Agnes Bowles m. Thomas Ellis
John d. Dec. 24, 1709 bur. Mitton Chapel, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Also see Sorting Out the Various Phineas Bowles

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