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Jane FOWLER was born on 3 SEP 1709 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt. Parents: John FOWLER and Hannah (FOWLER).


Jemima FOWLER was born on 2 JAN 1735/36 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury.) She died on 1 NOV 1736 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury.) Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Rebecca DAVIS.


Jemima FOWLER was born on 5 SEP 1739 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury.) Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Rebecca DAVIS.


Jerimiah FOWLER was born in 1676 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He signed a will on 10 APR 1750 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 3 FEB 1754 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He will was proved on 18 MAR 1754 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was a "snow shoe" man, Amesbury, 1708; was dismissed from Rowley Church to Amesbury Church, 1714.
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Hannah JORDAN.

Spouse: Rebecca COLBY. Jerimiah FOWLER and Rebecca COLBY were married on 6 JAN 1706 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: FHL Number 496782+; FOWLER, Jeremiah, Marriage: Rebeck COLBY, Date: 06 Jan 1706; Recorded in: Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. Children were: Thomas FOWLER, Rebecca FOWLER, Hannah FOWLER, Elizabeth FOWLER.


Jerimiah FOWLER was born on 13 DEC 1733 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury.) He died on 31 OCT 1736 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury.) Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Rebecca DAVIS.


Jerimiah FOWLER was born on 27 JUL 1737 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Rebecca DAVIS.


John FOWLER was born in 1651 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died after 1749. His grandfather Philip FOWLER, senior, married for his second wife, the widow Mary NORTON who had by her former marriage, a son George NORTON, who removed from Ipswich to Springfield in 1675, and it is likely that John FOWLER might have followed him, as he removed to Springfield, and there his eight youngest children were born.

In 1707 (7 April) he with others of Springfield, now West Springfield, drew a lot of land of 10 acres, No. 29, and a lot of 7 acres near "Dorbey's Brook," also land in 1720. (Fowler:50).

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994). Parents: Joseph FOWLER and Martha KIMBALL.

Spouse: Sarah (FOWLER). John FOWLER and Sarah (FOWLER) were married about 1673.

Spouse: Hannah SCOTT. John FOWLER and Hannah SCOTT were married on 31 OCT 1695 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.


John FOWLER was born on 10 JAN 1671 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt. Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Hannah JORDAN.

Spouse: Hannah (FOWLER). John FOWLER and Hannah (FOWLER) were married before 1703. Children were: Samuel FOWLER, Stephen FOWLER, John FOWLER, Jane FOWLER, Sarah FOWLER, Hannah FOWLER, Merriam FOWLER.


John FOWLER was born on 12 JAN 1684/85 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 17 SEP 1748 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1713 (13 Nov) John FOWLER of Ipswich, quits-claim to his brothers-in-law Thomas and Samuel BROWN, who had married Abigail and Martha JACOB, daughter of the late Thomas JACOB of Ipswich, decease, part of his estate which he had by wife Mercy, daughter of said Thomas JACOB.

In 1714 he receuved the following deed of gift from his father, recorded Essex Deeds Bk. 27:261.
"To all Christian people to whom this present deed Shall Come, I, Philip FOWLER of Ipswich, In ye County of Essex, within ye province of ye Massachusetts Bay, in New England, Send Greeting. Know yee yt I, ye Said Phillip, in Consideration of yt Natural love & parentall Affection which I bear to my Son John FOWLER of Ipswich, afores'd and as his part & portion which I intend to give him in my Real & personall Estate, and yt he may be Debarred for Claiming any futher part therein, unless I shall before my decease See Cause to give & bequeath any more thereof to him or his heirs. by these presents, I do Give and Grant, Confirm & Deliver & By these presents, I have Given, Granted, Confirmed, & Delivered, unto my said son and his heirs, Exec'rs, Adm'rs, and Assignes, forever, the housing and lands, hereafter mentioned, which are Scituate and lying in ye bounds of Ipswich afore'd Viz. ye housing, barn & buildings on ye Farm Called Batchelours farm, with ye upland, tillage and pasture, together with ye meadow Ground, which belongs to me upon Said Fatm, being by Estimation about Eighty Acres, be ye Same more or less, being ye Remainder of my Land and Meadow there, when his three Brothers have ye Six acres apeice taken off, which I have Confirmed to Each of them, Also I gove my said son John, ye ancient Common right, which belonged to said Farm, Also I give him about ten acres of Salt marsh ground, and Thatch Banks, Joyning To Mr FARLEYS, at ye Island Called Roger's Island, all ye said Buildings on Said Land, yt Belongs to me, with all said land, and meadow Ground, and priviledges & appurtenences thereunto belonging, and to Each appertaining, wood, Timber, trees, Springs, fences and other Commodiries, whatsoever, be Each percell more or less, for Quantity & however bounded, with all my title, Interest, Claim & Demand, in and To ye Granted premises. To Have and To Hold all ye housing, Common right, and priviledgesthereto belonging, & priviledges to Each percell appertaining, unto him ye said John, & his heirs, Exec'rs, Adm'rs, and Assignes, forever, without any let, suit or deniall, of me, my heirs, Exec'rs, Adm'rs, or Assignes, forever, to be held & Enjoyed by him &c. as a good perfevt Estate of Inheritance, in Fee Simple, without any Condition, So as to Alter, Change or make void ye same, free & Clear from all Claims, Dowryes, & Incumbrances, whatsoever, That might arise from me ye Said parent, or my hiers. Exec'rs, Adm'rs or assignes, forever. In Testimony hereof, I have hereunto affixed my hand and Seale, this 25th June 1714 all ye Said Granted premises is on condition, yt Said John, or his heirs, Exec'rs, Adm'rs, pay or Cause to be paid annually, and Every year, During ye life of his Said Father, Philip FOWLER, & his now wife, & ye longer liver of them, ye Sum of three pounds, If that they, or Either of them, Demand ye same, which he or they neglecting to pay, ye said Granter, reserves liberty to use, Improve, Sell, or Convey, any of ye Granted premises, to Supply them Yearly, or Either of them with ad sum.

Signed Sealed & dld in presence of Witnesses.

Nehemiah JEWET. Phillip FOWLER (&a seale).
Thomas LORD Elizabeth (E) FOWLER
Millesent (M) DAY (her mark). (her mark & a seale).

Essex ss., In Ipswich, ye 17th of March 1714, Mr. Philip FOWLER & Elizabeth, his wife, personally appeared & acknowledged this Instrument, to be their Act & Deed, and Sd Elizabeth, did freely resigne up all her Right of Dower, in ye Granted premises, Before me Nehemiah JEWET. Just: Peace."

In 1718 (22 May) he entered into an agreement with John KIMBALL of Ipswich, respecting the bounds of Batchellors farm.

In 1719 (20 Aug) he is of Ipswich, yeoman, and quits-claim to his brother Joseph FOWLER of Ipswich, 9 acres of salt marsh at Rogers' Island which formerly belonged to their father.

In 1727 (6 July) he buys of Thomas TODD of Norwich, CT., a common right in Rowley; 24 Oct, be buys of Nathan Davis of Rowley, Husbandman, and Mary his wife, 4 acres of Cowbridge marsh in Rowley, and one of the witnesses was Philip FOWLER his brother; he sells this 9 Aug 1739, to George JEWETT of Rowley. He buys again of Nathan DAVIS, 4 Jan 1732/32.

In 1730/31 (24 March) he sells Deacon Jonathan FELLOWS of Ipswich, one-half of a new right in sheep's commons in Ipswich, called Walkers swamp island division; three-fifths of half a new lot of thatch No.490, lot at Jeffery's neck No. 204, of woodlot No. 432, all which were part of the grant of the commons of Ipswich, to the heirs of Thomas JACOB and Joseph JACOB, late of said Ipswich, deceased, and belonged to Capt. Abraham TILTON, in right of his wife Mary, Moses CHASE, in right of his wife, and the said John FOWLER, in right of his wife, Mercy, they being daughters of Thomas JACOB before named. One of the witnesses was his brother Philip FOWLER.

In 1734 917 april) he buys of his brothers, Benjamin of Rowley and Philip of Ipswich, for 72Pounds, upland in Ipswich, "of the Lott of Our Hon'rd Father, Phillip FOWLER, Dec'd, which he gave to his sons Benjamin and Philip FOWLER."

In 1735/36 (31 Jan) he buys of John PRITCHET of Topsfield, house and land in Topsfield, which he sells 9 April 1737, to William REDDINGTON of Topsfield.

In 1736 (10 June) with John CHAPLIN and Thomas WOOD of Rowley, he sells John FLOOD of Salisbury, 70 acres of land in Boxford.

In 1737/38 (17 March) he with wife Mercy, sells Joseph METCALF of Ipswich, land there.

In 1738/39 (7 Feb) "in consideration of Parental Love and Affection which I bear to my son Jno FOWLER, of Ipswich, afores'd, I do give unto Him and his Heirs, viz't:---the child he now hath, with what Children He may have hereafter, An Equal Portion with Them, if there be none, then the whole to his Ex'rs, Adm'rs and Assigns forever . . . The new House, with Three acres of Land about it. Also I give unto my s'd son, my old Right in the Commons called Kimbals neck, with my Right in the Suoernumerary, for forty Two Acres . . . Also Three acres of Meadow, lying on the Southerly side of sd land, which I bought of Wm. SHERWIN & Thos. POTTER. Also a certain Lott of Land, lying in a place called Grape meadow Woods, upon Letter B. number Twenty One, in Rowley . . . All the land above mentioned, except sd Lott in Rowley, lays in Ipswich." Ack. 6 March 1788/89.

He was elected Ensign of an Ipswich company of miltia as early as 1722, an important office, at a period when the country was engaged in an Indian War. He was perhaps in actual service, but the military rools at the state House have not been examined for the name of FOWLER. He was foreman, of the jury at Ipswich Court of common Pleas, March 1728, and on the jury of trails, 1733, also held many offices of trust, in his native town. As will be seen, he received a deed of gift from his parents, of a valuable farm in the west parish of Ipswich, and his wife, a legacy of 65Pounds, from the estate of her father Ensign Thomas JACOB, in his will dated 3 Dec 1706; proved 17 march 1706/07. He improved and added to his estate during his lifetime, and left his children a good inheritance.

He died in Ipswich, intestate, 17 Sept 1748, and his widow Mercy, was appointed adm'x, but in a note on file in rhe Essex Probate office, dated 25 Oct 1748, she refused the trust when she signs as "MARCY FOWLER," it is witnessed by her son "ZACHARIAS FOWLER," and adm. was then granted to his son John FOWLER, 31 Oct 1748. Inv. taken 7 Nov 1748, amt. 1162Pounds-14-1. Account of Adm. 9 april 1750. Division 23 Dec 1750, to his widow Mercy FOWLER, her thirds, as right of dower, during her natural life. The remaining two thirds divided into four parts, to john FOWLER the eldest son, first share "ye whole with ye building theron 116Pounds." "John FOWLER, jun., house, and the three acres of land aboute it, given to him by deed, by his father, dec'd" etc., and fourth share of 108Pounds. To son Zachariah FOWLER, the second share 107Pounds-12-4, with 15Pounds-2-0 from his brother john. To the only daughter Martha, the third share 103Pounds-5-0, with 19Pounds-9-4, from her brother John. (Fowler:62-66).

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994). Parents: Philip FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HERRICK.

Spouse: Mercy JACOB. John FOWLER and Mercy JACOB were married date unknown.


John FOWLER was born on 17 AUG 1707 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt. Parents: John FOWLER and Hannah (FOWLER).


Joseph FOWLER was born on 16 SEP 1626 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. He died on 19 MAY 1676 at Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
Joseph came with his parents in the ship "Mary and John," in 1634, to Ipswich, MA.

In 1647, he worked with his father, Philip FOWLER, for two days, at the watch house in Ipswich, for which he received therr shilling of the town.

In 1649 (September) in Essex Corut records is the following:
"We present Joseph FOWLER, Thomas COOKE, Thomas SCOTT, and two of ye sons of Richard KIMBALL, for goeing into ye woods, shouting and singing, taking fire and liquors with them, all being at unseasonable time in ye night, ocasioning yr. wives and some other to go out to them."

"Joseph FOWLER, Thomas SCOTT, John KEMBALL and Thomas KEMBALL for their presentment, had a legal admonition." These young men probaly met to celebate the twenty-first birthday of Thomas SCOTT, who was Joseph FOWLER's cousin, and the son of Thomas, a merchant, who came in the "Elizabeth," 1634, from Ipswich, England, to Ipswich, New England, and afterwards married Margaret, the sister of Rev. William HUDDARD, the historian of the Indians wars, and had one child, Thomas, who was killed by the Indians at Squakeheage, 8 Sept 1675. His widow married second, Ezekiel ROGERS, H.C., 1659, nephew of the Rev. Ezekiel, of Rowley, who disinherited him, as he persisted in wearing his hair long, contrary to his wish. The KIMBALLs were brothers-in-law to Joseph FOWLER, and cousins to SCOTT. John, then 18, married, and died in Ipswich, leaving numerous decendants. Thomas was then age 16, he married, and settle in Bradford, where he was slain by Indians, 3 May 1676, leaving son Richard, a captain in active service against the Indians in 1724. (See KIMBALL's letter in MA. Archives, Vol. 52, p. 45).

In 1650 (10th, December) he gave in his testimony in case of Joseph FOWLER, plaintiff, vs. SIMONDS, defendant.
In 1650 is found the following deed:
"Know all men by these presents, that I, Joseph FOWLER of Ipswich, in the county of Essex, in New England, husbandman, doe sell unto Richard KEMBALL, sen'r of ye same towne, wheelwright, my father-in-law, such land & cattell as followeth, viz.:---one cow & one yearling, 40 acres of ground joyning to Richard JACOB, on ye one side, & Thomas BYSHOP & Jobe BYSHOP, on the other, 34 acres of it I enjoyne myselfe to fence in, of upland & meadow, which the said Richard is to have of the said Joseph, for such goods as I have received of him for satisfaction therof. In wittnesse wherof, I have hereunto sett my hand, the 12th of January 1650.

Witnesses.
JOSEPH FOWLER.
WILLIAM CHAUNDLER (his brother-in-law)
JOHN KIMBALL (his wife's brother) &
WILLIAM SMITH.

This writing & deed was ackmowledge 21: January : 1651, before me. Samuel SYMONDS."

In 1651 "Phillip FOWLER the elder, of Ipswich, did come fore me, and in the presence of Joseph his sonne & Martha his wife, & with thier full & free consent, did adopt as his sonne Phillip, the sonne of the s'd Joseph & Martha, to be as his sonne. Samuel SYMONDS."

There is on date to the above paper, but it is recorded between papers dated 18 August 1651 and Feb. 1651/52. It is probable that after this period he resided with his father-in-law, Richard KIMBALL.

In 1651/52 (25th March) when at Goodman GROSS' house, gave in his testimony in the case of BRADSTREET & MUZZY, at Ipswich Court.

In 1651 (3d, June) John BROADSTREET, Joseph FOWLER, Thomas SCOTT and Richard BETTS, were present to court and discharged.

In 1653 "Richard KEMBALL. sen'r, & Joseph FOWLER, both of Ipswich, wheelwright & husbandman, in the county of Essex, in New England, do bind ourselves, heirs & executors, to Humphry BRADSTREETE of Rowley, in the same county, in the full & just sume of fifty pounds, for to secure the said Humohrey, his heirs, executors & administrators, from all charges & incumbrances touching the horse that the s'd Humphry BRADSTREETE, hath sould me, and recovered from Zacheus GOULD, in December 1649, witness our hand. Richard KIMBALL (the marke of). Joseph FOWLER. Signed, sealed & del'd in the presence of these, 3 of the 01 month, dat. 1653, witnes Matha WILLOMS. John BRADSTREETE."

In 1658/59 (14 March) he witness an agreement of George NORTON and Roger PRESTON.
In 1660 (27 Nov.) he witnessed the will of Robert GARETT of Boston, and he deposed in regard to it, 1 Aug. 1668.
In 1669/70 (7 MARCH) he witnessed a receipt of Andrew PEETERS and John BROWNE, to Goodman CALDWELL, for rent of land.
Joseph FOWLER was killed by the Indians, near Deerfield, 19 May 1676 on his return from the Falls fight.

Occupation: Husbandman.20

SOURCES: (1) Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2) Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994).
Parents: Philip FOWLER and Mary WINSLOW.

Spouse: Martha KIMBALL. Joseph FOWLER and Martha KIMBALL were married before 1647 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Joseph FOWLER Jr., Philip FOWLER Jr., John FOWLER, Mary FOWLER.


Joseph FOWLER Jr. was born in 1647 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 10 FEB 1717/18 at Wenham, Cook County, Massachusetts.
In his youth, he probably resided with his grandfather Richard KIMBALL. His uncle Richard KIMBALL, Jr., having settled in Wenham, as early as 1656, he appears to have followed himto that place, wher he married, and continued to reside during his lifetime.

In 1672 (26 March) Joseph FOWLER gives his testimony in Court, in regard to "his uncels COLLINGES, hors," in the controversy between Robert COLLINS and Deacon William GOODHUE, 18 March 1671/72, in regard to a colt taken up to Amos STICKNEY, at Newbury, whichh they both claimed.

In 1672 (1 May) he testified to hearing, when in his grandfather KIMBALL's barn, the quarrel between Quartermaster John PERKINS, Obadiah BRIDGES and Andrew PETERS, all of Ipswich, "in the new chamber which was commonly called the Kings armes." Also 28th, 4th mo. 1673 he "Doth tesyify, that being sent for to watch with Peter COMEW, one Night when he was very week, & the same night It pleased God to take him out of this world, I, the Abovesaid Joseph FOWLER, seeing him in this weke condision, I desired to know of him how it was with him, & how he had ordered to be had, he answered that he was very week but only for his outward estate, he had Given it to Jacob PUDEATOR & his" etc., etc.

In 1673 (30 Sept) complaint is made against Joseph and Phillip FOWLER, for assault and battery, in quarrel between Thomas BLANCHARD and Joseph FOWLER, and "Thomas LULL saith, that after the fray was over, he saw Phillip FOWLER comeing with hatts in his hand, & askt his brother Joseph, which was his, & he sd, takeing one of them & saying this is myne, Then Phillip bid him be gon, he answered let me alone, I will be gone, or words to that effect, then Phillip sd to me, whatever you have heard or seen, say nothing." Joseph FOWLER was fined 3 Pounds-10-0 "for whipping Thomas BLANCHARD," and Phillip FOWLER fined 40 shillings.

In 1679 (26 June) he had a debt of 2 shillings against the estate of Edward WALDERN of Wenham.
In 1681 (11 May) he is of Wenham and petitions with others to General Court.
In 1682 (Sept.) he witnessed deed of Harlackendine SYmonds of Ipswich, to Daniel EPPS of Salem.
In 1685/86 (10 Feb.) gave in his deposition in the case of POTTER vs. LUMMUS.

In 1692 he, with Thomas and Sarah JACOB, gave in his deposition, in regard to the bad character of one Goody BIBBER, who was an accuser during the witchcraft delusion. The Hon. Charles W. UPHAM, in his valuable work on Salem Witchcraft, writes of him. "Joseph FOWLER lived in Wenham, and was a person of respectability and influence, and had the courage, in the most fearful hour of the delusion, to give testimony in the defense of its victims."

In 1693/94 (17 Jan.) he buys land of John NEWMAN and his wife Ruth, as administrator of the estate of Antipas NEWMAN, deceased, and attorney of Mrs. Elizabeth ENDICOTE, ye widow of said Antipas NEWMAN.

In 1695 (26 March) with wife Elizabeth, sells land to John GERRISH, and 5 April, with Zacheus GOLDSMITH, mortgages land of Thomas CLARKE of Boston, which mortgage was discharged 17 Feb. 1696/97. The 18 July, he sells Nathaniel BROWNE of Ipswich, his dwelling house and barn, two acres of land, 4 1/2 acres of upland, 2 acres of meadow, all in Wenham, also 11 acres and 46 poles of land in Ipswich, the homestead.

In 1696 (10 April) he buys land of Ezekiel WOODWARD and Sarah his wife.

In 1696/97 (27 Jan.) he is styled husbandman, and with wife Elizabeth, sells Robert SYMONDS an acre of land; also 15 March 1701/02, when styled senior, upland and meadow.

In 1697/98 (11 March) he witnesses a deed of Jacob ROWELL of Ipswich, to Major John MARCH of Newbury.
In 1698 (5 April) when yeomane, sells John EDWARDS, land in "Batcheldors pasture."

In 1699 (28 March) he was plaintiff, in case against Philemon WARNER, defendant, for debt. The case was decided for plaintiff, 26 Dec. 1699, and bill was paid 5 Jan. 1699/1700.

In 1707 (1 Oct.) he sells Benjamin EDWARDS and Daniel MACKLAFLIN. 19 acres of upland, and 17 Dec., he gives a deed of gift, of one third of his farm, to his son Richard FOWLER, on his marriage with Merriam BALCH, the daughter of Freeborne BALCH of Beverly. One of the witnesses was (his son) Joseph FOWLER, and he acknowledged the deed 18 Dec.1707.

In 1709 (5 April) he is styled brickmaker, and sells Samuel KIMBALL, Jr., 6 acres of upland and swamp.

In 1714 (22 April) he was appointed administrator, of the estate of his father-in-law, Richard HUTTON of Wenham; Joseph FOWLER, in right of Elizabeth HUTTON, written at the bottom of the bond. The 22 June, he is styled husbandman, and sells for 3 Pounds , to William DODGE, two common rights.

He died intestate, in Wenham, 10 Feb., 1717/18, and administration on his estate was granted to his son, Joseph FOWLER, and son-in-law Samuel KIMBALL, jointly 13 March 1717/18.

Inv. of his estate, on file in Essex Registry of Probate, was taken 18 March 1717/18, amt. 571 Pounds-7-6. Among the items, "a dwelling house, and Barne, and orchard, about 40 acres of Land, and a Common Right In the Swampe, 330 Pounds." "To Twenty acres of Land Given to Richard FFOWLER, and not settout to him, 135 Pounds." cattle and household utensils. The estate was divided into four shares, 24 March 1718/19, the eldest son to have two; "Relict of Richard," one; Samuel KIMBALL inright of his wife, one. "whereas, Joseph, & the heirs of Richard had Deeds of Gift, of certain parcels of land, you are to value the s'd Parcells, & Sett of what is owing to them, that have theire deeds, lay's convenient to ye other Land,"

In the division, there was laid out 13 May 1718, "to the heirs of Richard FOWLER, late deceased, 20 acres, lying next to Joseph DODGE's land, according to deed, bounding northerly upon said DODGE's land, and easterly upon the land belonging to the heirs to said Richard, till it comes over the Brook, 41 pole, to an arsh stub, marked, then turning southwesterly, or westerly, to an arsh tree marked by John KIMBALLs land, 21 pole, Southerly of Capt. Thomas FISKE's land, and so upon s'd KIMBALL's land. till it comes to FISKE's, then turning easterly through a swamp, tillit comes to a great Buttonwood tree, and further, ther is by Mr. Joseph FOWLERs deed, from the heirs of Mr. SMITHs', 7 acres of land, that is bounding upon the highway, 3 acres of it, in possession of the heirs of s'd Richard FOWLER, which added to the 20, makes 28 acres to the heirs od s'd Richard FOWLER, valued at 6 Pounds-15-0, 1/3 of upland, swamp and meadow, 25 acres in all, at the Broad meadow."

"To Samuell KEMBALL, in right of his wife, 2 1/2 acres of meadow & 5 poles, the remainder of the Broad meadow, bounding upon Zacheus GOLDSMITH's meadow, on southwest, as River goeth, to Thomas WHITE's land, on easterly side of meadow, to bounds laid out to heir's of Richard FOWLER; also 8 3/4 acres of upland bounding southerly on Freeborne BALCH's, westerly on John Edwards, and John KEMBALL, to an elm stump," etc. He is also to have 1/4 of the buildings and orchards, common lot in Great Swamp.

The Remainder of Land, meadow, buildings and Common Right, is to Joseph FOWLER, 2 shares, about 34 acres of land and meadow.

JOSEPH FOWLER, JR.: Occupation: Brickmaker by trade.

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH FOWLER and ELIZABETH HUTTON: Date of marriage not found.

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994).
Parents: Joseph FOWLER and Martha KIMBALL.

Spouse: Elizabeth HUTTON. Joseph FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HUTTON were married before 1668 in Wenham, Cook County, Massachusetts.


Ensign Joseph FOWLER was born on 7 AUG 1683 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 28 DEC 1745 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.
In 1711/12 (20 March) he is of Ipswich, carpenter, with wife Sarah, and sells land bought of Edward CHAPMAN, in Chebacco in Ipswich, to Jacob STORY.

In 1714 (25 June) he receives a deed of gift from his parents, of which is a copy:

"To all Christian People to whom this present Deed of gift shall come , I Phillip FOWLER of Ipswich, in ye County of Essex, within the province of ye Massachusets bay in New England, send Greeting. Know ye that in Consideration of ye naturall Love and particular affection which I bear to my Son Joseph FOWLER, of said Towne, I do by these presents give grant Confirme & Deliver & by these presents I have given granted his Confirmed & Delivered pt & portion out of my estate, both Real & personall, and to our heirs, & his hiers, from any further Claime and Demand thereunto, Unless I shall before my Decease, give & bequeath ye Same Viz't, the one Moiety and halfe of my pasture ground in Ipswich, aforesaid, up ye Hill yt Joynes to ye halfe of sd pasture, yt I have given to his Brother Phillip, Joyneing to Land of Sam'l GRAVES, Rich'd KIMBALL, Dillim CALDWELL & Robert LORDS, & ye one halfe of my Land Called Knights Land, that I have given my son Phillip, the other halfe of, & about three acres of marsh ground in ye bounds of Ipswich aforesaid, at the upper End of ye Island Called Rogers Island, & three thatch lotts at sd Island, & also one old comon Right upon ye comons of Ipswich, & one thirs of an old Lott Right, one third of a new lott Right I Drew in Chebacco woods in Ipswich, so called, which Benja & Phillip have Each alike Quantity of, given them, and also Six acres of wood land at my Farme in Ipswich, Called Batchelors farme, Lying next to my Son Phillips, which I have Given him Next ye Comon as in his Deed to Rowley Line, Viz't. also the House & homestead & buildings wch he lives in part of now, & ye pasture I bought of Mr. ALLIN, that is to say the one halfe of it now & ye other halfe after my Decease, & my wifes, ye Longest liver of us Two, all ye said buildings, Orchard, pasture Ground, & meadow, & marsh ground with all ye preveledges & appurtenances thereunto belonging & appurtaining, wood, Trees, fencces, & other Comodities, be ye same more or Less, for number of acres, & each parcell more or Less & however bounded with all my Title Claime Interest & Demand. To Have & To Hold, all the ye Said houseing & Lands with all ye preveledges, from ye Date hereof, & my Decease & my wifes as mentioned unto him ye said Joseph, & his heirs Executors adm'rs and assigned forever, without any Lett Suit or Deniall of me or my heirs. Executors adm'rs, or assignes, forever to be held and enjoyed as given as a good & perfect Estate of Inheritance in fee simple, without any Condition to alter, Change or make Void ye same free from all Claims, Dowers and Incumbrances whatsoever ariseing from me, ye said parent or my heirs, Executors, adm'rs or assignes or their heirs forever. In Testimony hereof I have hereunto affixed my hand & Seale, this 25th Day of June, Anno Dom 1714.
Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of Witnesses.

Nehemiah JEWETT. Phillip FOWLER (& a seale).
Thomas LORD. Elizabeth (E) FOWLER
Millesent (M) DAY (her mark). (her mark & a seale).

Essex ss., in Ipswich, the 17th of March, 1714/15, Mr. Phillip FOWLER & his wife personally apeared and acknowledged tjis Instrument to be their act & Deed, & sd Elizabeth Did freely Resigne up all right of Dower in the Granted Premises. Before me, Nehemiah JEWET. Just. Peace." Essex Deeds Bk. 28: 222.

Also another deed of gift 2 april 1715.

"To all Christian people to whome this present Deed Shall come, that I, Phillip FFOWLER of Ipswich, in ye Countey of Essex, within ye Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, Sendeth Greeting. Know yee that ye Said Phillip FFOWLER with ye consent & approbation of his wife, In consideration of ye personall love & afection which he beareth to his Son Joseph FFOWLER, of Ye abovesd Towne, in part of portion which he Intends to bestow upon him, that he may be debarrd from Clayming any further part in his Estate, without he shall before his death Confer ye same upon him, having giving with this & other Deed of Gift conferrd considerable therefore by these presents, have given, granted, confirmed, Enfeoffed and delivered 7 by those preseny doth give, grant, confirme. Enfeoffe and deliver unto his Said Son and his heirs executors admrs & assignes For ever, a certaine dwelling house & barnes, Shop & oarchard, & Land Situate, lying & being in Ipswich afores'd, which ye Said Philip FFOWLER hath been in ye possession & Improvement off, ever Since ye year of Our Lord 1677, and had ye Same confirmed to him as by a Deed under ye hand & Seale & acknowledgement of ye Granter, to him ye Said Philip FFOWLER & his heirs Executors & Assignes for ever, and is bounded as in ye Said Deed, Northerly by Sd Lulls land in part, & John HOLLANDs in part, Westerly upon a Ditch adjoyning my Son Phillip FFOWLERs land, Southerly upon lands of Joseph QUILTERS, Southeasterly upon land of Simon & Thomas PINDER in part, & Joseph BOWLES in part, ye one Moiety & halfe part of Sd buildings, Oarchard & Lands with all ye priviledges, & an old common right & appurtenances thereunto belonging butt five acres more or less of Sd homestead, & appertaining from ye Day of ye date hereof, ye other Moiety 7 halfe part of ye aboves'd Mentioned premises, at & upon ye decease of sd Phillip & his now wife, To Have & To Hold to him ye Said Joseph FFOWLER, his heirs, Executors, administrators & assignes For ever, that is To say, ye One Moiety of all ye granted premises from ye day of ye Date hereof, & ye other Moyety & halfe part at ye Decease of my Selfe & now wife, ye longest of us both, without any Let, Suit or demand of him ye Sd Philip FFOWLER, or his heirs, Executors, Admr's or assignes, for ever after ye time Mentioned, covenanting & promising To & with his Sd son, that at ye Ensealing hereof, it is free & Clear from all bargains, grants & Incumbrances, & that he will defend ye Same against all ye Lawfull Claimes what soever made or that Shall be made from, by, or under him or any person Elce, & that after ye Time fixt, his Sd Son & his heirs & asignes Shall enjoy ye Same as a good Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple without any condition to alter ye Same. In Witness hereof, I sd Philip FFOWLER have here unto Set my hand & seale this Second Day of Aprill 1715. Enterlined before Signing & Sealing ye words an old, be it ffive acres more or less of sd homestead.
Signed Sealed & Did In presence of Witnesses.

Nehemiah JEWET. Phillip FFOWLER (& seal).
Mary ROWELL. Elizabeth FFOWLER (& seale).

Essex ss., In Ipswich, ye 2nd Day of April 1715. Mr. Philip FFOWLER prsonaly appeared, & acknowledged this Instrument to be their Act & Deed before me. Nehemiah JEWET. Just. Peace." Essex Deed Bk. 27: 132.

In 1715/16 (23 Jan) he buys of Andrew STICKNEY of Rowley, and his wife Edna, land in Rowley Township.
In 1716/17 (16 Feb) he sells John Howard land in Chebacco wood in Ipswich.
In 1717 (17 Dec) with his mother Elizabeth FOWLER, witnesses a deed of Giles COWES to Philip FOWLER (his brother).

In 1718 (24 Oct) "Ensign Joseph FOWLER" was "one of ye pounders in ye Northfield in Ipswich," and took up a mare, one of the appraisers of which was Benjamin HOWLER (his brother).

In 1719 (20 Aug) he quits-claim to salt marsh and thatch ground at Roger's Island, Ipswich, unto his brother John FOWLER, lands that belonged "to our father Mr. Phillip FOWLER, lated deceased." Witnesses, William GIDDINGS and Thomas CHOATE. The former acknowledged this deed 6 Aug 1751, when Joseph FOWLER had deceased, as had also Thomas CHOATE, the other witness. His brother John gives him a similar quit-claim of 9 acres of salt marsh at Rogers' Island, same date.

In 1720 (30 June) he buys of Simon TUTTLE, his homestead in Ipswich, "on ye North side ye river in ye Long Street so called 60 rods North on Long Street" etc., which he, with wife Mary, sells 5 March 1722/23, to Joseph BOLLES.

In 1720 (8 Sept) he sells Nathaniel HOVEY a thatch lot; and 22 Sept, with wife Sarah, sells Thomas SMITH and Daniel CHAPMAN, saltmarsh; 8 Feb, he sells Nathaniel TREADWELL land at Jeffries Neck; and 14 March, with consent of wife Sarah, land to John KIMBALL.

In 1721 (15 May) his mother, Elizabeth FOWLER, of Ipswich, widow, sells him for 3Pounds per year, well secured by bond, "all that moiety or halfe of his houseing & Lands in said Ipswich, which is reserved in his Deeds of Gifts, for me, Dureing the time of my natural Life," which was ack. 5 March 1722/23.

In 1722 (4 JUNE) he sells Jeremiah DOW and William SUTTON, land at Jeffries Neck.

In 1723/24 (7 Jan) with wife Mary, sells land to Jeremiah LORD.

In 1726 (1 Dec) he receives a quit-claim from his brothers Philip and Benjamin, of a common right formerly their father's.

In 1731/32 (25 Jan) he is of Wenham, yeoman, and buys of the SALTONSTALL heirs, swamp land in Ipswich, which he sells 22 May 1740, when of Ipswich, carpenter, with wife Hannah to Benjamin BATCHELDER of Wenham.

In 1734 (29 Nov) he is of Ipswich,carpenter, and with Hannah his wife, sells Zachery STORY, thatch lot No. 425 at "Jebacko" Ipswich. One of the witnesses was (his son-in-law) Francis GOODHUE.

In 1740 (9 Sept) styled gentleman, and with wife Hannah, for 100Pounds, mortgages to Robert AUCHMUTY, of Roxbury, Esq., and others, Directors of Manufacturing Company, for his share as a partner in said company.
The pecuniary embarrassment of the province at that time led to the project of a Manufacturing Company or Land Bank, for issuing land Bank Notes, of which, as will be seen above, he became a member.

In 1742/43 (13 Jan), with wife Hannah, sells upland to Job HARRIS; 1 march, he sells with his brothers Philip and Benjamin, to Jonathan FOSTER, woodlot No. 180 in Chebacco woods, which they inherited from their father.

In 1744 (20 aug) with wife Hannah and brother Philip FOWLER of Newmarket, NH., sells Aquila JEWETT, of Rowley, land in Rowley.

Ensign Joseph FOWLER left a will dated 4 oct 1745; proved 6 Jan 1745/46; recorded Essex probate Bk. 26 :251; original on file, in which he gives his wife Hannah all the goods she brought with her, and the southerly end of his dwelling house, with the shop and cellar under it, etc., during her widowhood, also the improvement of one-half of all his lands. To daughter Elizabeth KIMBALL, besides what she has already, 5 Pounds. Yhe same to daughter Sarah GOODHUE. To daughter Dorcas BROWN, 10 Pounds. To daughter Mary DUTCH, 60 Pounds, The remainder of his estate, real and personal, to his son Joseph FOWLER, who is also to be executor. Signed by him with a seal, with a creat resembling a stag's head. (Fowler:56-62).

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH FOWLER and SARAH BARTLETT:
Joseph FOWLER had, by Sarah his wife, six children born in Ipswich (first three are so recorded, the last three are onlu bapitisms, when she is called Elizabeth. Her death is recorded as Elizabeth, as is also his second wife Mary, an evident error). (Fowler:56).

Notes for MARY:
She was probably thr widow of John TRASK of Salem, on whose estate she administered 20 June 1720. (Fowler:56).

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH FOWLER and MARY:
Marriage in Salem, by Rev. Benjamin PRESCOTT. (Fowler:56).

Notes for HANNAH:
Hannah SEDAN, the widow of Samuel SEEDEN, of Wenham, upon whose estate "Hannah SEDDEN alias FOWLER" administered and gave in her account, 24 May 1731. He left a large estate and joseph FOWLER was appointed guardian of her children, 23 Jan 1738/39. (Fowler:56).


Marriage Notes for JOSEPH FOWLER and HANNAH:
Hannah was Joseph's 4th wife. (Fowler:56).

Children of JOSEPH FOWLER and SARAH BARTLETT are:
i. ELIZABETH5 FOWLER, b. 01 Mar 1708/09, Ipswich, Essex, MA.6; d. 27 Nov 1777; m. BENJAMIN KIMBALL, 17 Sep 1729.

Notes for ELIZABETH FOWLER:
215. Joseph11 Fowler (Philip10, Martha9 KIMBALL, Richard8, Henry7 Kimball, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, John3 Kembold, Thomas2 Kimball, Thomas1) was born in Ipswich, Essex, MA August 7, 1683. Joseph died December 28, 1745 in Ipswich, MA, at 62 years of age.

He married Sarah Bartlett in Newbury, Essex, MA, December 1707. Sarah was born November 27, 1687 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She was the daughter of John Bartlett "The Tanner" and Mary Rust. Sarah died January 8, 1722 in Ipswich, Essex, MA, at 34 years of age.

Joseph Fowler and Sarah Bartlett had the following child:

child>407 i. Elizabeth12 FOWLER was born in Ipswich, Essex, MA March 1, 1709. Elizabeth died November 27, 1777 in Ipswich, Essex, MA, at 68 years of age. She married Benjamin KIMBALL in Ipswich, Essex, MA, September 17, 1729. Benjamin was born April 3, 1702 in Ipswich, Essex, MA. He was the son of Benjamin Kimball and Mary KIMBALL. Benjamin died December 22, 1776 in Ipswich, MA, at 74 years of age.

Notes for BENJAMIN KIMBALL:
He was a lieutenant and was at the siege of Louisburg.

ii. SARAH FOWLER, b. 08 Dec 1710, Ipswich, Essex, MA. (6); m. FRANCIS GOODHUE.
iii. DORCAS FOWLER, b. 12 Apr 1713, Ipswich, Essex, MA. (6); m. JOHN BROWN, 5TH, 17 Oct 1732, Hamilton, MA. (6).

Marriage Notes for DORCAS FOWLER and JOHN BROWN:
Both were of Wenham, MA. at the time of their marriage. (Fowler:62).

iv. JOSEPH FOWLER, b. 09 Oct 1715, Ipswich, Essex, MA.7; m. (1) ESTHER; m. (2) MARY PRINCE, 24 Aug 1739 (8).
v. MARY FOWLER, b. Bapt./Christ.: 11 May 1718 (10) Ipswich, Essex, MA.(9); d. Died in infancy.
vi. MARY FOWLER, b. Bapt./Christ.: 21 Jan 1719/20 (11) Ipswich, Essex, MA. (11); m. SAMUEL DUTCH.

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994).

Parents: Philip FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HERRICK.

Spouse: Sarah BARTLETT. Ensign Joseph FOWLER and Sarah BARTLETT were married in DEC 1707 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.)

Spouse: Mary (FOWLER). Ensign Joseph FOWLER and Mary (FOWLER) were married on 22 AUG 1722 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Abigail CUMMINGS. Ensign Joseph FOWLER and Abigail CUMMINGS were married on 31 DEC 1728 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Hannah (FOWLER). Ensign Joseph FOWLER and Hannah (FOWLER) were married before 22 MAY 1740.


Judith FOWLER was born on 29 JUL 1712 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Samuel FOWLER and Hannah WORTHEN.


Lydia FOWLER was born on 17 APR 1705 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Samuel FOWLER and Hannah WORTHEN.

Spouse: Rowland NORTON. Rowland NORTON and Lydia FOWLER were married on 24 JUN 1724 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Judith NORTON.


Margaret FOWLER was born on 25 MAY 1615 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. She died on 5 MAR 1701/2 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was also known as Margery Fowler. In 1650 (15OCT) widow Margery OSGOOD, petitions for an abatement of the portions given by the estate of Christopher OSGOOD, to eldest daughter, second daughter, eldest son, who was to have home and land, and pay to the two younger children, when 18 years of age, the property not proving sufficient, recorded 15 Dec. 1650. [The Fowler Family, (STICKNEY), 1883, p. 13].

In 1670 (15 July> "Margery COLEMAN, administratrix to the estate of Thomas ROWELL, my former husband, late of Andover, deceased, with the full cinsent of Thomas COLEMAN, of the Island of Nantuckett, my present Husband, " for 3 Pounds, "payed by my son Christopher OSSGOOD, of Andove, Joyner," sells him land on northwest side of Shawshine river, in Andover. Witnesses Simon BRADSTREET (Governor), Dudley BRADSTREET, Marcy BRADSTREET. Ack. 15 June 1681. ]The Fowler Family, (STICKNEY), 1883, p. 18].

In 1673 (27May) she gived by deed of gift, to her son Thomas OSGOOD of Newbury. [The Fowler Family, (STICKNEY), 1883, p.18].

As Margery OSGOOD is called of Nantucket, 27 May 1673, per Essex Reg. Deeds, B. 3, 1.274. [NEHGR (1859) Vol. 13, p. 200]

8 June 1675, Margaret mentions that she had let unto her son Christopher OSGOOD of Andover, her house and land for twelve years, fo which he is to pay her 15 Pounds, when the said twelve years is expired, and at this time orders him to pay it to her son Thomas OSGOOD. [The Fowler Family, (STICKNEY), 1883, p. 14.]


More About MARGARET FOWLER:
Bapt./Christ.: 25 May 1615, St. Mary Church, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994). Parents: Philip FOWLER and Mary WINSLOW.

Spouse: Christopher OSGOOD. Christopher OSGOOD and Margaret FOWLER were married on 28 JUL 1633 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. SOURCE: FHL Number 950274; Marriage: Margery TOWLLER, Marriage Date: 28 Jul 1633; Recorded in: Saint Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Children were: Abigail OSGOOD, Elizabeth OSGOOD, Debrah OSGOOD, Captain Christopher OSGOOD, Thomas OSGOOD.

Spouse: Deacon Thomas ROWELL. Deacon Thomas ROWELL and Margaret FOWLER were married after 1650 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Jacob ROWELL.

Spouse: Thomas COLEMAN. Thomas COLEMAN and Margaret FOWLER were married before 1670.

Spouse: Thomas OSBORNE. Thomas OSBORNE and Margaret FOWLER were married before 25 OCT 1682 in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts.


Margaret FOWLER was born on 1 SEP 1673 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt.)
Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Hannah JORDAN.

Spouse: William CHALLIS. William CHALLIS and Margaret FOWLER were married on 2 JAN 1698/99 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Elizabeth CHALLIS, William CHALLIS.


Martha FOWLER was born on 15 MAY 1681 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died young. Parents: Philip FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HERRICK.


Martha FOWLER was born on 6 APR 1690 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Philip FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HERRICK.

Spouse: Lieut. John MARCH. Lieut. John MARCH and Martha FOWLER were married date unknown.


Mary FOWLER was born in 1616 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. She died on 28 OCT 1666 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Mary and William lived in Newbury, at the foot of Chandler's Lane, now Federal Street (1883). (The Fowler Family, (STICKNEY), 1883, p. 19).

SOURCE: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883)
(2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994),
Parents: Philip FOWLER and Mary WINSLOW.

Spouse: William CHANDLER. William CHANDLER and Mary FOWLER were married before 1648 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Mary FOWLER was born in 1654 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994). Parents: Joseph FOWLER and Martha KIMBALL.

Spouse: John BRIARS. John BRIARS and Mary FOWLER were married on 20 JAN 1672/73 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Mary FOWLER was born in 1656. Parents: Samuel FOWLER and Alice HUNT.

Spouse: Richard GOODWIN. Richard GOODWIN and Mary FOWLER were married on 14 NOV 1677 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Samuel GOODWIN, Richard GOODWIN.


Mary FOWLER was born about 1680 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 29 MAY 1712 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Essex County Vital Records to 1850, Amesbury, Massachusetts. Listed as Mary Colbey.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt.)
Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Hannah JORDAN.

Spouse: Isaac COLBY. Isaac COLBY and Mary FOWLER were married on 23 SEP 1706 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Sarah COLBY, Isaac COLBY, Jemima COLBY.


Mary FOWLER was born about 1680 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 23 OCT 1756 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. Notes for MARY FOWLER:
Widow Mary TREADWELL was appointed the guardian of her son Jonathan TREADWELL, 11 June 1731. "The widow TREADWELL, relict of Mr John TREADWELL, died 23 Oct 1756" in Ipswich. (Fowler:54).

SOOURCES: 1. Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883)
2. Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994),
Parents: Philip FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HERRICK.

Spouse: John TREADWELL. John TREADWELL and Mary FOWLER were married before 1699 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Mary FOWLER was born on 10 JUL 1692 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Samuel FOWLER and Hannah WORTHEN.


Mary FOWLER was born about 1709. She has Ancestral File Number LGZ9-XM.

Spouse: John KNIGHT. John KNIGHT and Mary FOWLER were married on 7 MAR 1729 in Manchester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Manchester.)


Mary FOWLER was born on 13 NOV 1724 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Jacob FOWLER and Mary JONES.

Spouse: Richard FLANDERS. Richard FLANDERS and Mary FOWLER were married on 10 JUN 1744 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Richard FLANDERS.


Mary FOWLER was born on 11 MAR 1744 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She has Ancestral File Number 149C-MB3. She died. Parents: Abner FOWLER and Sarah FLANDERS.


Mary FOWLER was born about 1760.

Spouse: Barzillai COLBY. Barzillai COLBY and Mary FOWLER were married on 26 APR 1781 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCES: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Barzillar, Marriage: Mary FAVOUR, Date: 26 Apr 1781; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire; (2). FHL Film 15561; Church records from the Church of Christ of South Hampton.) Children were: Joseph COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Polly COLBY, Nabby COLBY.


Meriam FOWLER was born on 4 MAR 1725/26 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Jacob FOWLER and Mary JONES.


Merriam FOWLER was born on 10 DEC 1715 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt. Parents: John FOWLER and Hannah (FOWLER).


Molly FOWLER was born in 1764 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was christened/baptized on 18 NOV 1764 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Enoch FOWLER and Anne GOODALE.


Molly FOWLER was born on 23 SEP 1783 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Robert FOWLER and Mary "Molly" LOWELL.


Nancy FOWLER was born on 18 DEC 1807 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 10 DEC 1879 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Parents: Jacob FOWLER and Betsy MORRILL.

Spouse: Capt. John SAWYER. Capt. John SAWYER and Nancy FOWLER filed marriage intentions on 17 MAR 1826 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. They were married on 9 APR 1826 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Martha A. SAWYER.


Nina F. FOWLER was born in 1871 in Maine.

Spouse: John M. FLANDERS. John M. FLANDERS and Nina F. FOWLER were married on 24 MAY 1888 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.


Philip FOWLER was born about 1590 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. He immigrated on 24 MAR 1633 from England to America. On the Ship "Mary & John" He took the Freeman Oath of the on 3 SEP 1634. He died on 24 JUN 1679 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Ipswich.) He was a Clothworker.
Arrived on the "John & Mary" 24 March 1633/34

THE PURITAN FAMILY by Edmund S. Morgan
Even when a master's commands were righteous, he could not enforce them by cruel methods. With servants as with children the Puritans discountenanced harshness where softer means would avail. As Willard put it, "Extreme Rigor here is extream wrong...we are not to make Asses of our Servants, whilst they may be treated as Men. Cotton Mather pointed out that the punishment of a disobedient servant should be so "moderated with Humanity that he may not be thereby Killed, or Maimed: Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth, and Life for Life, will be demanded, by the Righteous God, the Judge of the Creepled Servant. And before God demanded justice, the courts might do so.

When Philip Fowler was presented at the Essex County Court for abusing his servant, the court affirmed that they "justified any person in giving meet correction to his servant, which the boy deserved, yet they did no approve of the manner of punishment given in hanging him up by the heels as butchers do beast for the slaughter, and cautioned said Fowler against such kind of punishment." If a master's punishments maimed or disfigured his servants, the law required that they be set free--and may servants were set free when they proved that their masters had beaten them excessively.

Notes for PHILIP FOWLER:
Philip was one of the founders of New England. He embarked with his family, in the "Mary and John," of Londen, Robert SAYRES, master, and which lying in the river Thames, they "were made stay of untill further order" from the Council, 28 Feb. 1633/34, owing to misrepresentation of the colonies, by its enemies, which had then reached England, and the master was required, among other thingd, to give a bond of 100 Pounds, that the service of the Church of England should be said daily on board, and attended by the passengers, also that they should take the "Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie," which were taken by the passengers, the 24th of March 1633/34, when they were allowed to proceed on their voyage, and arrived in New England, in May 1634.

He received a grant of land in Ipswich, Essex County, MA., the same year, on which he settled, and where he resided until his death. In 1882 it was still occupied by one of his descendants, bearing the family name.

In 1634 (3 Sept.) he took the Freeman's Oath.

In 1634/35 (5 Jan.) it was, by the town of Ipswich, "Given and granted unto John WEBSTER, and unto Mathias CURRIN (CURWEN), and unto Philip FOWLER, and unto William MOODY, and unto Thomas DORMAN, and unto Christopher OSGOOD, and unto Joseph MEDCALF, to each of them, four acres of meadow and marsh ground asit will arise in 20 poles or rods, by the land side, unto them, thier heirs or assigns, lying northward of the Twon, the marsh is not limited unto them."

In 1634/35 (26 Jan.) "Given and granted unti Mr. (Richard) WA(TTLES), Mr. (John) FAWN and to Philip FOWLER, and to Goodman ANDREWS, and to Christopher OSGOOD, a Hill of ground containing 30 acres of land, unto each of them 6 acres of land and unto their heirs forever."

In 1635 (20 April) "Granted to Philip FOWLER, thirty-four acres of land lying on the northwest side of the mile river, having the land of Richard JACOB on the northeast, and Mr.WOODMANSEY's farm on the southwest. Likewise ten acres in Jeffries neck, lying between John HASSAL and Robert ANDREWS. Likes six acres of meadow lying towards the neck, having the little neck on the northeast, Christopher OSGOOD on the northwest, and Mr. Thomas BRESEY on the southwest. Likewise six acres of planting ground on the hill north side of the town, having Christopher OSGOOD's towards the northwest, andGeorge VARNHAM southeast. Also an house lot in High Street, having Michael CARTWRIGHT on the northwest, and John HASSALL on the southeast, to enjoy to him, his heirs and assigns forever."

In 1636 "Granted Philip FOWLER, one house lot in the cross street called the meeting house lane, about one acre of ground, having John GAGE his house lot on the southeast, and Thomas SCOTT's houselot on the northwest. Also ten acres of upland lying beyond Muddy river, within the common fence, having ten acres of the like land of John WEBSTER's on the southeast, and tenn acres of Christopher OSGOOD's on the northwest. Also six acres of meadow near the highway to Jeffries neck, having a parcel of meadow of Mr. (John) TUTTLE's on the south, and a parcel of meadow of Christopher OSGOOD's on the north."

In 1636 (13 July) Philip FOWLER, with Thomas DUDLEY (Governor of MA.), and Robert LORD, all of Ipswich, witnessed the Will of Sarah DILLINGHAM; 1st, 12th mo., 1641/42 he witnessed a deed of Christopher OSGOOD's (his son-in-law); 24 Feb. 1650/51 the agreement between Thomas ROWELL of Salisbury , and Margary OSGOOD (his daughter), in a marriage contract; 26 July 1661, a deed of William WILD of Ipswich, to Robert ANDREWS of Topsfield.

In 1642 (29th, 1st mo.) he was on jury of Trials at Ipswich Court; and 29th, 7th mo., 1657, om Grand Jury.

In 1643 (15th, 2d mo.) he owed 18 pence to William NEVILL, as mentioned in his Will, it is to be paid to William Robinson.

In 1646 at a meeting of Freeman, he is chosen with William ADAMS, to judge of defaults; and the 27th Feb., 1648/49 Surveyor, also 27 Feb., 1654/55, 25 Feb., 1655/56, and 17 Feb., 1656/57; also Surveyor of fences from the common fence gate to Jeffery's neck, 7 April 1662.

In 1647 he was allowed by the town, 7 shillings 8 pence, for his work at the watch-house, to be paid by the consables; 6th, 12th mo., 1647/48, he with John WOODAM, to bulid the chimney at the watch house and do what clapboarding was needed, for which they were to have 3 Pounds-6-8, and to have half their pay, when they began it, and the rest, when they finished the work. They each received 1 Pound-13-4 on the 23d, 11th mo., 1647/48; it was voted 23 Dec., 1656, to build a wharf for the town's use, and as a surveyor, he was to see to it.

In 1648/49 (25th, 11th mo.) he gave in his testimony at Court, in regard to the land of Humphrey BROADSTREETE of Ipswich, and in his behalf.

In 1649/50 (22d,12th mo.) Henry SILSBYE had 4 acres at the west meadows by Goodman FOWLER's, granted him, if it be there to be had.

In 1650 (26th, 1st mo.) he "in regard of age, is freed fromordinary Trayning," which shows he was the sixty years of age.

In 1650 (19 April) in Will of Christopher OSGOOD of Ipswich, mentioned as "my father Phillip FOWLER, to be overseer," (his son-in-law, husband of his daughter Margaret).

In 1651 " Phillip FOWLER the elder, of Ipswich, did come before me, and in the presence of Joseph his sonne, & Martha his wife, & with thier full & free consent, did adopt as his sonne, Phillip, the sonne of sd. Joseph & Martha, to be as his sonne. Samuel SYMONDS."

In 1652 (7 May) the northeast boundary of the land of Solomon MARTIN of Andover, was upon his land, and in 1659 (1 June) Thomas Thomas BRIGDEN of Charlestown, Sells to John WOODDAM, house, barn, etc., in Ipswich, bounded on "south by Goodman FOWLER."

In 1656, the Selectmen of Ipswich wer to divide their town into classes of five, six and ten, and appoint a class-leader for the purpose of spinning. They were to assess each family a quarter, half or whole spinner, according to its other occupation. Each family which could furnish one spinner, should spin for thirty weeks in a year, three pounds of linen, cotton and woollen (monthly and so proportionably, for a half or quarter spinner, on fine of 12d a month, for each pound short. The commons were to be cleared for sheep. The seed of hemp and flax to be saved. Under this divison, the 13 March, Philip FOWLER was assessed for half a spinner 45 Pounds.

In 1658/59 (16 Feb.) "Voted by the Town, to choose a Committe, and give thier apprehnsions and reason (to the Selectmen), who have a right to Commonage, and who not, and what eles they conceive may conduce to the good of the Town, and when they are ready, the Selectmen to call the Twon together, to hear what they what they conceive. This Commmittee, Are as followeth viz:---Our two honored Magistrates, our teaching and ruling Elders, Mr. WADE, George Giddings, Philip FOWLER, Joseph MEDCALF, Thomas HART."

In 1658/59 (17 Feb.) Francis URSELLTON of Topsfield, sold his dwelling house there, to John GODFRY of Andover, Half of the price "in marchantable indian corne, at twoe shillings eight pence pr. bushell (to be delivered) at the now dwelling house of Phillip FOWLER, in Ipswich,' etc. Witness "the marke of Phillip FOWLER."

In 1658/59 (3 March) clothworker, he buys of Samuel YOUNGLOVE, and Margaret his wife, for 10 Pounds, land which he bought of George PALMER, "6 acres in comon field on north syde of the river," etc., bounding on land of said Philip on the southwest. On March, "atourney Phillip FOWLER," gave in an additional inventory of the estate of Humphery Gilbert, Amt. 53 Pounds-0-11.

In 1659 (30 August) Mary, his wife and the mother of his children, died.
He entered soon after into the following marriage contract:---

"Know all men by these presents, that I, Phillip FOWLER of Ipswich, in the county of Essex, clotherworker, for & in consideration of a contract of marriage with Mary NORTON, widow , doe grant unto her as followeth, viz: that if it plaese the Lord the marriage intended be compleated, and she the sayd Mary my intended wife do survive, I doe coventant & grant unto her, That she shall injoye all my house and lands, with the appurtenances & privilidges thereunto belonging, untill my sonn Phillip (provided I make him my heir), shall come of age, and when he comes of age, I do grant unto her, that she shall possess and enjoy the chamber over the hall, with the table forme & cabbin beds, as alsoe the garretts & halfe the orchyard, and halfe the grasse of the close, & my six acres of land upon the hill, and the inward cellar to owne proper use & behoofe, and alsoe liberty to make use of the lower roome for her necessary ocasions, with free liberty to make use of the well in the cellar to fetch watter, & all these to enjoye during the tyme of her naturall life, and then to return unto my children, or who of them, I shall dispose them unto, and further doe grant her liberty of barne roome to lay in her corne, and two load of hay, with roome in the cowe house for to sett two cowes, & grasse for to make two loads of hay a yeare, for the tyme of her life, as aforesayd. In wittness whereof, I have hereunto sett my hand & seale, the 27th of February 1659.

Signed, sealed and delivered, in the presence of us,

WILLIAM NORTON.
DANIELL DAVISON (with a marke). PHILLIP
FOWLER
ROBERT LORD.
(with a marke & seale).

Phillip FOWLER acknowledged this wrighting, tobe his act & deed, before me. Daniell DENISON. February 27th; 1659."

In 1659/60 (27 February) Philip FOWLER married, second, Mary, the widow of George NORTON.

In 1660/61 (19 Feb.) the town granted Philip FOWLER five acres of marsh; and 10 Feb. 1661/62 land at the west meadow.

In 1660 (22 Nov.) the Court issued a writ againtst " Philip FOWLER, and Mary his wife, executrix to the estate of hir late Husband, George NORTON,. . . for 30 pounds, on complaint of Mr. William NORTON, aturney to Mr. Emanuel DOWNING." The case was continued 23 Nov. 1665, when a case was made by Phillip FOWLER, and Mary his wife, as plaintiff, against Roger PRESTON, defendant, in an action of debt of 8 Pounds, due for rent, and damages, according to attachment, dated 13th, 9th mo., 1665. The jury found for the plaintiff, 19 Pounds damages, and 24 s. 8d., cost 29th 9th mo., 1665. Robert LORD his atorney, acknowledged a judgment of 18s. 2d., due to Mr. William NORTON, 28th, 9th mo., 1665. It seem that 4 Aug., 1656, Lucie DOWNING of Salem, with consent of her husband Emanuell DOWNING, let and farmed, unto George NORTON, sometimeof Salem, carpenter, her fram called Groton, in Salem, near to Gov. ENDICOTT's for the term of ten years, from 1 March 1655/56, for 18 Pounds per annum. 14 March 1658/59, an agreement was made between George NORTON and Roger PRESTON, for the lease "of the farme the said NORTON now dwelleth on," he to enter 15 March 1659/60. Witness Joseph FOWLER.

In 1661 (19 Oct.) he with wife Mary, gave in testimony at Court, in regard to a defect in the highway.

In 1663 his residence was in High Street, on the south side, adjoining the house lots of John WOODAM and Philip CALL.

In 1663 (11 May) an agreement was made, by which Philip FOWLER, Senior, delivered to Philip BILL of "Jubaque," "two young heifers, with him to abide and contiune for the terme of seven years" etc. It appears that Philip BILL, "had gone out of this jurisdiction," and Philip FOWLER, Senior, entered a suit against him 8 Nov. 1668, in the case for security for a parcel of cattle, value 20 Pounds, and at the same time appoints his grandchild "Phillip FOWLER, to be his true and lawful atturney," when he signs "the marke P of Phillip FFOWLER" (and a greenseal), and acknowledged it, the same dated. Accordingly he 5 Nov. 1668, "Attached 3 cowes & 2 heiferes, & put into the hands James BILL, to be responsible, according to the tenour of the attachment, Pr. me Phillip FOWLER, Marshal deputy." The case was found for Philip FOWLER, senior, 24th, 9th mo., 1668.

In 1663/64 (4 Jan.) he was granted liberty to fell three whiteoaks; 18 Feb. 1666/67, "to fell for fenceing stuff for hismeadow;" and 27 Nov. 1668 to fell trees for fenceing.

In 1664/65 (14 Feb.) he owns single share four, on the "list of the inhabitants that have shares in Plum Island, Castle Neck and Hog Island."

In 1668 after having given trades to his children, and living to see them all settled in life, he selected from among his grandchildren to take care of him in his old age, Philip his namesake, as appears by the following deed of gift, the original of which is on file in the Clerk of Courts, Bk. 36: 18.
"This present writing wittnesseth, and I Philip FFOWLER of Ipswich, in the county of Essex, clothworker, for and in considderation of that Naturall effection I doe beare unto my Grandchild Phillip FFOWLER, as also in considderstion of his being with me, and doeing my busines for me, as formerly, I doe by these presents freely give and grant, and by these fully confirme, unto him the sayed Phillip, My Grandchild, all that my now dwelling house and lands I stand now possesst off, after my decease (exsepting what by agreement with my wife upon marriage, wch is put in writing and recorded), for him, the sayd Phillip, my Grandchild, Imediatly after after my decease. To have & to hould, and quietly and peaceably to enjoy, unto him & his heirs & assignes forever, all that my sayd houses and lands, with all and every, the apptenances & prevaledges, thereunto belonging, exsept as aforesayd, what is granted to my wife, dureing her naturall life, and after her dexease, the whole to be and remaine unto him the sayd Phillip, my Grandchild, his heires and assignes, for ever, provided still, that if by the providence of God, I shall be forct for nesasary subsitance to sell any pt. thereof, wch in such case I reserve liberty to doe, provided, if he the sayd Phillip, dye without isue, then to returne unto his Brother Joseph, & if Joseph dye without isue, then to be & remaine his brother John, provided alwayes, that if my Grandchild Phillip, leaves a wife behind him when he dye, then she shall enjoy it dureing her naturall life, & then to be & reture, as above exprest. In wittnes whereof, I the sayd Phillip FFOWLER, have sett to my hand and seale, dated the 23 of December, anno Dom. 1668.

Signed Sealed & dl in the presence of us,

RICHARD KIMBALL (the marke of).
JOHN SEVERANCE. PHILLIP P FFOWLER
ROBERT LORD (the marke of with a
green seal).

Acknowledge before me Apr. 29, 1670. Daniel DENISON.
Recorded May the 6th, 1670." Essex Deeds, Bk. 3: 152.

In 1669 (dec.) it was ordered, that none shall ride upon the foot causeway with horses, that lead through the streets towards the meeting house, upon the penalty of 12 pence for every time, and Philip FOWLER, desired to see to the performance of this order and take the forfeits, for which he shall have the one half to himself, and the other to the town.

In 1671, the following is found:---
"We whose names are under-witten, doe testtifle (that in ye case one thousand six hundred thirty & five), the building of a mill in Ipswich, (with all appertenances), was granted to Richard SALTONSTALL, and it was provided in the grant aforesayd, that the Towne of Ipswich, being duely served by the sayd Mill, shall imploy the same, by grinding their corne thereat. And as a preveledge annexed to the grant aforesd, It was ordered, that the sayd Richard, shall not be preiudiced, by the building of any other Mill within the bounds of Ipswich, And that if the ocasions of the Towne should require more mills (the sayd Richard being willing to serve the Towne as as aforesd), he shall have liberty in such case to undertake the same. All which is testified by

THOMAS HOWLETT.
JOHN GAGE (& a marke). PHILLIP FFOWLER
THOMAS BORMAN.
(and a marke)

Thomas BORMAN a very old man, being before us at Ipswich, declared upon his oath, that he judgeth the words (Thomas BORMAN) subscribed, among others, in the testimony above written, to be his hand; and futher upon his oath, he saith not, dated the last of ffebruary 1671.

SAMUELL SYMONDS.
DANIELL GOOKIN.

Phillip FFOWLER, aged above 80 yeares, being before us at Ipswich, decared upon his oath, that the marke of Phillip FFOWLER, subscribed among others, in the testimony above written, is his marke,as also, that he above sayd testimony is the truth, the whole truth, & nothing but the truth, and further (upon his oath), he saith not, dated the last of February, 1671.

SAMUEL SYMONDS.
DANIELL GOOKIN."

In 1672/73 (2 Jan.) he sells for 100 pounds, to "Roger DARBY, sope boyler," of sme town, his "dwelling house and ground about it with a house thereon, and orchyards, yards & gardens, in all containe two acres, be it more or less, with the comonage, and all and every, . . . which sayd house & land is scittuate & lyeing in Ipswich, aforesayd, on the same syde of the streete, comonly called Hill street, bounded or lyeing on the west syde of Thomas LOVELL's pasture land, and on the north syde of Sanuell GRAVES, his pasture, and on the east syde of John BROWNE's house lott, together with four acres of land, out of my lott at Muddy River, on the Northwest syde Richard SHATSWELL's pasture.

Subscribed, sealed & dl in the presents of us,

WILLIAM NORTON. PHILLIP FOWLER
ANDREW PEETERS.
9and a seale).

Phillip FOWLER acknowledged the above written to be his act & deed and Mary FOWLER did surrender her right in the house and land herein conveyed, befor me, Feb. 14, 1676/77. Daniell DENSION." Recorded 14 Feb. 1676/77, Ipswich Series, Essex Deeds, Bk. 4: 74.

This was not his homestead. He usually made his mark, but if this deed is copied correctly by the recorder, it had his autograph signature.

The Court record states, that Philip FOWLER, senior, dyed 24 of June 1679" in Ipswich. During his long life, there is no record that we as descendants of Phillip FOWLER would regret to see.

He died intestate, and administration on what was left of his estate, he having previously disposed of most of his properrty among his children, was granted to his grandson Philip, 29 Sept. 1679.
The Inventory recorded, Ipswich Series, Essex Deeds, Bk. 4: 288.

"An Inventory of the estate of Phillip FOWLER, senr deceased, taken on the &th of July 1679, of weareing clothes of the sd Phillip,

Imp 4 ould coates and an old cloke 01-15-0
It a psell of old clothes 01-00-0
It some old stocking 2 caps & a pr of gaiters 00-05-0
It a paire of old gloves & an old hat 00-02-0
It two paire of drawers & two old shirts 00-15-0
2 caps & two bands, 3 old handcherdhered & 2 old
wastecoats 00-04-0

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3-01-0 debts due to the estate 0-17-6

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3-18-6 debts due from the estate 3-19-7 1/2
those things above mention prised by us, Simeon STACE, Nichols WALLIS.

Phillip FOWLER Aministrator dl this Inventory upon oath to be a ture Inventory of his estate to the best of his knowledge, & if more appears to add the same. In court held Ipswich, 30, (7), 1679. As attest Robert LORD, cler."

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994).
Parents: Phillip FOWLER and Mrs. Phillip (FOWLER).

Spouse: Mary WINSLOW. Philip FOWLER and Mary WINSLOW were married in 1610 in Wiltshire, England. Children were: Margaret FOWLER, Mary FOWLER, Samuel FOWLER, Elizabeth/Hester FOWLER, Benjamin FOWLER, Joseph FOWLER, Phillip FOWLER, Thomas FOWLER.

Spouse: Mary MACHIAS. Philip FOWLER and Mary MACHIAS were married on 27 FEB 1659/60 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Philip FOWLER Jr. was born on 25 DEC 1648 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 16 NOV 1715 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was named for his grandfather and adopted by his grandfather, Philip FOWLER with the full consent of his parents in 1651, "as his sonn." He was favored with the instruction of the famous Ezekiel CHEEVER, who then kapt the grammer school of Ipswich, founded by its munificent citizens, in 1650, and taught by him until 1660, and either from him, or his successor, obtained a superior education.

In 1668 (3 Nov) he is appointed by his grndfather, "as his true and lawful atturney," in his suit against "Philip BILL of Jubaque," when he serves and sign as "Phillip FOWLER Marshal Deputy". The case was gained 24 Nov 1668.

In 1668 (23 Dec) he received a deed of gift from his grandfather "in considerstion of naturall affection, . . . as also in consideration of his being with me, and doeing my business for me, as formerly, . . . all that my now dwelling house and lands I stand now possesst off, after my decease (excepting what by agreement with my wife upon marriage . . .)," with some other provisions in case of death, etc. "if my Grandchild Phillip, leaves a wife behind him when he dye, then she shall enioy it, dureing her naturall life" etc.

In 1670 (19 April) he gives in his deposition as aged 21 years, or thereabouts, in the case of Samuel HUNT and wife vs. Sarah ROPER.

In 1671/72 (12 March) he is chosen fenceviewer, by the Town of Ipswich, also 1674, 1678 "from the comon gate to Egypt River," 1680.

In 1673/74 (8 March) he took the covenant of the Church, in Ipswich.

In 1674/75 (11 March) "Phillip FOWLER hath a bay mare with a white blaze downe her face, 2 white feet behinde, noe eare marke or brand mark that is seen, taken upo as a stray, the first of January 1674, aboute 8 yeares old, prised at 15s. by Nathaniell TREADWELL & Daniel ROFFE."

In 1676 (18 May) the estate of Thomas KIMBALL owed him 1s. 6d., payable in wheat.

In 1677 (20 Nov) he is "of Ipswich, husbandman, for & in consideration of six accors of meado in the west medos, as unto Edward NELAND of the same town, . . . six accors of meado in the west meadows, which was granted to my Grandfather Philip FFOWLER, . . . in Ipswich, . . . bounded by the land of John KIMBALL on the northwest, by Samuel BISHOP & the comon on the southwest, by the lands the s'd Edward NEELAND & James FULLER, on the northeast, on the south by the lands of Philip FOWLER, . . . 2oth November 1677." Signed by him with a red seal, which color he seems to have used, while his grandfather had a green one. (Fowler:40)

In 1677 (10 Sept) Robert COLLINS of Ipwich and "Eastor" his wife, sell land there to Philip FOWLER, Jr. (their nephew), which was ack. by them 9 July 1678.(Fowler:27,40).

In 1677 (29 Dec) he was attorney to Henry GOULD, adm'r to the estate of Abraham MORE, dec'd, and sold "land in Ipswich, at the end of Brooke Street, " to Francis YOUNG.

In 1677 Dec and Jan 1677/78 he took the Oath of Allegiance, and was chosen vy the town 19 Feb 1677/78, as Surveyor. (Fowler:40)

In 1678 (6 July) Robert COLLINS sells to Caleb KIMBALL, land in Ipswich, and one of the witnesses was Philip FOWLER, his nephew.(Fowler:27).

In 1678/79 (15 Jan) he buys of Mary, widow of the late John WOODDAM, dec'd, five acres of "marsh behind the Towne hill, in the north common field, in Ipswich."

In 1678/79 (12 Feb) he sell John ANNABLE, "my lot of marsh which was my Grandfathers Phillip FFOWLER, his division of Plumb Island, in the s'd Ipswich, wch sayd lott, is three acres be it more or less, which s'd lott doth adioyne next unto Deacon KNOWLTON, his marsh toward the Norwest, and next to Edward CHAPMAN, his devission lott of Plumb Island towards the southeast, and next unto the sea toward the northeast, and next unto a creeke toward ye southwest." "Phillip FFOWLER acknowledged the within written to be his act & deed, and Elizabeth his wife did freely surrender her right & interest of Dowry, in the lands herin conveyed, before me, Daniell DENISON, 10 May 1680."

In 1678/79 (13 Feb) he is on the list of those persons who have the "right of comonage," in Ipswich.

In 1679 (29 Sept) he was granted administration, on what was left of his grandfather Philip FOWLER's estate, he having disposed of most of it, during his lifetime.

In 1679 (24 Nov) he with all his company, was to do work on the highway, two days, for the year 1678.

In 1679 (2 Dec) he was on a committee, to see that only commoners cut wood and timber. Also he was on the list of votes, of Ipswich this date.

In 1679/80 (5 Jan) he is of Ipswich, clothworker, and buys of John GAMMIS, "land in common field on North syde the river"

In 1680 (17 June) "Those surveyors on the north side of the river, to take their proportion for mending the highways, as in 1678. John JEWET, in the roome of Philip FOWLER."

In 1680 (4 Sept) sells Thomas SMITH, three acres of salt marsh.
In 1680 (18 Nov) the town granted him two pine trees.

In 1680/81 (29 Jan) he buys of Joshua WINDSOR of Boston, and Sarah his wife, in her right, ten acres of land near his own, in Ipswich "in the great comon field formerly lands of Goodman KNIGHT's."

In 1681 (26 Sept) he sells John KIMBALL two acres of meadow.
In 1682/83 (3 Jan) he buys of John PERKINS, senior, Quartermaster, three-fourths of an acre of land in great common field, on the north of Ipswich River.

In 1682/83 (27 Feb) "The testimony of Phillip FFOWLER, aged about thirty five years old, testifieth, that about twenty years since, I was present at my Grandfathers, when & at that Place Goodman PRITCHETT, were to pay John GODFRY, about fifty nyne pounds, for a prsell of land, that GODFRY, had morgaged to him the s'd GODFRY, by FFrancis URSELLTON (?), and I were present when the s'd Goodman PRITCHET, at his say, that his bond oblidged to pay in the whole summ, and I took account of the whole summ, and Mr. John PAINE, and to my knowledge, I meaasured out the corne, to the s'd GODFRY againe, and his order. I Robert LORD, marshall, doe testifle to all above written, only to the delivery of the corne back againe. Sworne 27 February 1682, before me Samuell APPLETON, Assistant."

In 1683 he was mad "attorney," by Marshal Robert LORD, in the case of Samuel BISHOP against said LORD, he calling him his well beloved friend.

In 1683 (25 March) with John KIMBALL, took an inventory of the estate of Thomas SCOTT, late of Ipswich, amount 278Pounds, which was allowed 15 April 1684, and at the same time, when about 36 years of age, with John KIMBALL, about 53 years of age, deposes "that Mary the wife of Thomas PATCH, and Abigail BOSWORTH, and Elizabeth SPAFFORD, are all of them reputed daughters of Thomas SCOTT, Senor, of Ipswich, deceased, and sister to Thomas SCOTT, Junor, deceased, of Ipswich."

In 1683 (23 Nov) he was one of the witnesses to the will of John CARR, of Salisbury.
In 1683/84 (8 Jan) he was on the commite about cutting the timber.
In 1684 (4 Dec) he witnessed the deed of Thomas VERY, senior, of Gloucester, to Thomas Prince, of same place.

Marriage Notes for Elizabeth Herrick and Philip Fowler: Resided in Salisbury and Ipswich, MA. (Torrey:280).

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994). Parents: Joseph FOWLER and Martha KIMBALL.

Spouse: Elizabeth HERRICK. Philip FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HERRICK were married on 20 JAN 1672/73 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Philip FOWLER, Elizabeth FOWLER, Mary FOWLER, Martha FOWLER, Ensign Joseph FOWLER, John FOWLER, Benjamin FOWLER, Martha FOWLER, Philip FOWLER.


Philip FOWLER was born on 27 NOV 1675 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 1 JUN 1676 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Philip FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HERRICK.


Philip FOWLER was born in OCT 1691 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 16 MAY 1767. Parents: Philip FOWLER Jr. and Elizabeth HERRICK.

Spouse: Susanna JACOBS. Philip FOWLER and Susanna JACOBS were married on 5 JUL 1716.


Phillip FOWLER was born in 1565 in Wiltshire, England.

Spouse: Mrs. Phillip (FOWLER). Phillip FOWLER and Mrs. Phillip (FOWLER) were married in 1589 in Wiltshire, England. Children were: Philip FOWLER, William FOWLER.


Phillip FOWLER was born on 27 AUG 1623 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Parents: Philip FOWLER and Mary WINSLOW.


Photo Rebecca FOWLER was born on 6 SEP 1710 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 14 JUL 1736 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Jerimiah FOWLER and Rebecca COLBY.


Robert FOWLER was born on 11 JAN 1699 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Samuel FOWLER and Hannah WORTHEN.


Robert FOWLER was born on 26 OCT 1737 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Ruth HACKETT.


Robert FOWLER was born on 20 DEC 1757 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) He died young. Parents: Enoch FOWLER and Anne GOODALE.


Robert FOWLER was born on 21 JAN 1760 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) He died on 1 JUN 1842 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Enoch FOWLER and Anne GOODALE.

Spouse: Mary "Molly" LOWELL. Robert FOWLER and Mary "Molly" LOWELL were married in JAN 1781 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Children were: Hannah FOWLER, Molly FOWLER, Jacob FOWLER, Anna FOWLER, Enoch FOWLER, James FOWLER.


Ruth FOWLER was born on 14 MAY 1748 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) She died in SEP 1770 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Thomas FOWLER and Ruth HACKETT.


Samuel FOWLER was born in 1618 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. He died on 17 JAN 1710/11 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Resided in Salisbury, Exxex County, Mass in 1665.

Notes for SAMUEL FOWLER:
Samuel in a depostition gave his birth date 1618, came to Ipswich, MA., with his parents in the "Mary and John" in 1634.

He is styled a shipwright, and in the early practice of that trade is supposed to have visited Portsmouth, NH., where he may have married a wife, name unknown, and had children born, perhaps William and three other children named in the will of Samuel WINSLEY of Salisbury, dated 17 august 1665; proved 9th, 2nd mo., 1667; recorded Essex Probate, bk. 1:299, who givens his estate to his cousin, Samuel FOWLER's son Samuel, and his daughter Mary and Sarah.

In 1668 (12 Oct0, he is of Salisbury, shipwright, and buys of Robert RING, for 10Pounds, a ten acre planting lot there.

In 1668/69 (6 March), he buys of Richard CURRIER of Amesbury, common right in Salisbury, formerly Lewis HULETT's. He had a suit against Philip GALE, for cutting timber on this right, 1 May 1673, and recovered damages.

In 1669 (22 Dec), he buys meadow land in Salisbury, of Geo. GOLDWIER and Martha, his wife.
In 1673 (13 May), he buys 30 acres of land Amesbury, of Joseph PEASLY of Haverhill.
In 1675, Samuel FOWLER of Salisbury, was brought before the Court "for traveling on Sunday." He was probably a Quaker.

In 1682, he is taxed in Salisbury for "2 oxen, 3 cows, 1, 2 yearling, 1, 1 yearling, 2 horses, 1 swine, 3 sheep, 2 (acres) brok up land, 2 heads, 4 Comonages, Estate 30Pounds 5 shillings."

In 1684 (3 Dec), he gives by deed of gift to his son Samuel FOWLER, if he marry Ezekiel WATHEN's daughter Hannah, half of lot of upland where he now dwells, about 12 acres, with 6 oxen and 2 cows, cart, etc., which he ack. same date.

In 1690 (26 May), Samuel FOWLER, senior, of Salisbury, shipwright, and Margaret, his wife, sell Samuel WELD of Amesbury, all the right they have in the estate of Robert MORGAN, deceased, of beverly, "by verture of ye marriage of ye s'd Samuel FOWLER, Sen'r unto ye said Margaret his now wife, reflict of ye said Robert MORGAN, according to ye Test. true meaning, purpose & intent of ye last Will & Testament, of ye said Robert MORGAN," etc., etc.

In 1693/94 (20 Feb), "for & in Consideration of That Care, Trouble & Expence, which my Son Samuel ffowler, Junr. of ye Towne of Salisbury, abovesd, labourer, hath already bestowed, layed Out and Expended, as also of what he must doe for ye Selfe & Margarett my now Wife, after her returne from Beverly, ye place of her present Sojourning: to my present habitation, or to such other as may be provided by or for me for her entertainment, to Settle & abide In ye Time of Our old age, & under our present want of sight & decay of other Members & Faculties, In sickness & in health, And for divers other good & lawfull Considerations, . . . have given . . . unto my son Samuel FOWLER, all my estate real and personal, as a deed of gift."(Fowler:24,25).

SOURCES: (1). Matthew Adams Stickney, The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Ten Generations: 1590-1882, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, SC., 1883); (2). Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages prior to 1700, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985, Fifth printing, 1994). Parents: Philip FOWLER and Mary WINSLOW.

Spouse: Alice HUNT. Samuel FOWLER and Alice HUNT were married on 8 DEC 1651 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Children were: William FOWLER, Mary FOWLER, Sarah FOWLER, Samuel FOWLER.

Spouse: Margaret NORMAN. Samuel FOWLER and Margaret NORMAN were married after 1673 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Samuel FOWLER was born on 21 FEB 1662/63 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 24 DEC 1737 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number 8WTQ-HB. Parents: Samuel FOWLER and Alice HUNT.

Spouse: Hannah WORTHEN. Samuel FOWLER and Hannah WORTHEN were married on 5 DEC 1684 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Samuel FOWLER, Hannah FOWLER, Susanna FOWLER, Jacob FOWLER, Mary FOWLER, Sarah FOWLER, Ann FOWLER, Ezekiel FOWLER, Robert FOWLER, Abraham FOWLER, Thomas FOWLER, Lydia FOWLER, Judith FOWLER.


Samuel FOWLER was born on 23 OCT 1685 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) Parents: Samuel FOWLER and Hannah WORTHEN.

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