Richard Bowen

Male Abt 1590 - 1676


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  • Name  Richard Bowen 
    Born  Abt 1590  Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Will  Bef Feb 1674/75  Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The last Will and Testament of Richard Bowin senir of Rehoboth in the Collonie of Plymouth in New England exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth aforsaid the fourth of June Anno: Dom 1675 on the oath of Mr John Pecke as followeth

      Be it Knowne unto all men by these prsents that I Richard Bowin senir: of Rehoboth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England Doe the Day and Date above written ordaine and make this my last will and Testament being in my Good and prfect Memory and understanding as followeth;

      Item I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth two Cowes and one heiffer a year old and a Mare 5 yeer old and a Mare Colt two yeer old and one Colt that followeth the Mare;

      Item I Give unto my wife my best bed; with all that belonges to it; and all my linnine two Pewter platters; with som other smale peeces of pewter; both the bras kettles 1 Iron pott 1 skilleett one frying pan all my poultry and halfe my swine younge and old alsoe I give to my wife one Coffer; and halfe my provisions after my buriall; halfe my Come; halfe my hay that is Gathered in or may be Growing att my Decrease; halfe my butter Cheese Bacon and porke; one hake with the eke belonging to it; one Cheme one brewing tubb one powdering tubb one beer barrel and my milk vessells; Cushens one Candlesticke; all these foremensioned p'ticulars; I give to my beloved wife to Dispose of att her Death unto whom shee will; moreover I Give unto my wife my bible my warming pan; halfe my house that p'te of the Leanto, nearest unto the Chinmey; as alsoe halfe my orchyard; and halfe my home lott; excepting that p'te I sould unto Steven Paine senir: being an acree more or lesse; all these I say I give unto my beloved wife, the full tearme of her life; moreover my wife shall have libertie to mow two load of hay on my meddow att Palmers River and three load more on my meddow on the New meddow necke, every yeer soe longe as shee liveth;

      ]tem I give to my son Willam one hundred pounds Commonage; my lott on the East syde of the plaine my lott in the second Devision; my prte of ffresh meddow lying and being neare the mile run; my ffresh meddow att Palmers River all my meddow that I have mowed att my meddow on the New meddow necke The other pte of this meddow, I have Given unto my son Obadiah; and my son Richard, as will appear by a Deed of Gift under my hand; Morover I Give unto my son Willam; halfe my house halfe my barne; halfe my orchyard halfe my home lott except that I sould to Steven Paine senir : and it is my Will that that after my wifes Decease that my son Willam shall have all my housing and barnes orchyard homlott with all those lands and meddowes before mensioned unto him and his heires forever;

      Item I Give unto my son Willam halfe my swine halfe my Corne halfe my hay; Ingathered or may be Growing and halfe my provisions; butter Cheese bacon Porke;

      Item I Give to my son Willam halfe my Cart and wheeles my Cart Rope with my plow and plowirons belonging to it 2 Chaires two hogsheads,. and all other Corne vessells my wife Can spare; my hake with the Ringe; on it; my Great brasse pott an Iron pott and my Great brasse pan; and alsoe it is my will that hee shall have the land which is to be Devided according to the Devision of 20 acrees to the hundred pound estate; and alsoe my lott lately layed out on the necke Called Wachamaquat necke; and an such lands as shalbe Devided after the Date heerof; according to the proportion of an hundred pound estate; I alsoe Give unto my son William; my Chest in the hall my Coffer in the seller loft my Chaine my hay knife Dung forke Pikes Rakes hand saw augers 2 beetle ringes and all my Iron wedges; as alsoe that oxe Called Duke; and my bible after my Wifes Decease;

      Item I alsoe Give unto my son Willam the bed hee now lyeth on and the furniture belonging to it; and one bed sheet and my winnow sheet; and all my boards about my house, and all my wearing apparel;

      Item I Give unto my son Obadiah halfe a hundred pounds of Commonage; my Plow Irons of my breakeing plow and my thawrtcutt saw and halfe my logg Chaine; and the other halfe I Give to myson Willam;

      Item I Give to my Daughter Allice Wheaton my Daughter Sarah ffuller and and my Daughter Ruth Kenericke my old mare and a Colt that suckes on her;

      Item I Give to my Daughter Allice Wheaton my fflagon and two pewter platters;

      Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah ffuller my warming pan after my wifes Decease; and a pewter platter when the will is proved;

      Item I Give to my Daughter Ruth Kenericke one pewter platter;

      It is alsoe my will that if any of these fornamed beasts: viz: neat beasts or horses given Doe Die or come to any lose, the lose shalbe to the pticular prson or persons unto whom they were Given; my executor shalbe free hee shall not make a Good to him or them

      Item all the Rest of my Goods lands Chattles or whatsoever I have not Given in this my Will and Testament; I Give to my son Richard whom I make and ordaine my sole executor to pay my Debts and to Discharge my legacyes and to see my body buried; witnes my hand the Day and yeer above written

      Witnes The marke R of Richard
      Stephen Paine Juner: Bowin senir:
      John Peck:
    Probate  04 Jun 1675  Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "A tru Inventory of the estate: viz: Lands Goods and Chattles of Richard Bowin senir of Rehoboth late the Deceased exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the 4th of June 1675 on the oath of Richard Bowin Junir: as followeth:"

      175 15s 08d
    Died  Feb 1675/76  Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • "Richard Bowen" on the proprietors list of "Seakunk," now Rehoboth, 1644.
    Person ID  I51702  Bryant
    Last Modified  24 Apr 2005 

    Family 1  Anne Born,   b. Bef 1600, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1647, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1616  Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Alice Bowen,   b. Bef 1620, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1681, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Bowen,   b. Bef 1620, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1676, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Bowen,   b. Abt 1627, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Feb 1663/64, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Obediah Bowen,   b. 01 Jul 1627, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1710, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ruth Bowen,   b. Bef 1630, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1688, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Bowen,   b. Abt 1630,   d. Mar 1687, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Richard Bowen,   b. Abt 1632, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1723, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1108  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth,   b. Bef 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1675, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Nov 1648  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F3495  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1590 - Glamorganshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1616 - Glamorganshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Nov 1648 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Bef Feb 1674/75 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 04 Jun 1675 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1675/76 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 49.

    2. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 50.


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