Bowles DNA Project
The first known record for Joseph Bowles actually living in Carlow is in the Pigot and Co.’s Provincial Directory of 1824 which lists a Joseph Bowler, boot and shoemaker on Bruin Street in Carlow town. We know this is actually Joseph Bowles of Ballickmoyler as he is mentioned on Burrin Street (Bruin is another error in Pigot's Directory) in several later references.
Joseph Bowles frequently acted as a member of the Petty Jury returned by the High Sheriff of County Carlow at the Assizes held at Carlow town. The earliest reference found so far was in 1817 and the last was in 1831. The Presiding Magistrate at several of these cases was Adam B. Feltus. Joseph had married a Jane Feltus in 1808. I've been unable to find her baptismal record so far but it seems likely that she will be related somehow to the Resident Magistrate. Feltus is a very uncommon name and it was unusual for one person to be selected for so many jury sessions.
See also The Feltus Family of Carlow
In 1831 Joseph sold all his possessions in Carlow and moved his family to Canada where he opened a shoe shop in Quebec City. This ad was placed in the April 28, 1831 Carlow Morning Times.
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