Family History


It is probable that Elizabeth Bowell my ancestress who married James Wilmer was born 1761 (chr 11/4/1761) Horsham daughter of John and Katherine Bowell. John remarried and later lived in Pulborough. However there is a possibility that James married her cousin Elizabeth Bowell born Wisborough Green (chr 16/8/1760). The other Elizabeth  m 24/2/1784 Washington William Stepney

THOMAS BOWELL of Shipley

Married: 5/8/1733 Wiggonholt cum greatham (see Note 1)

Spouse: Elizabeth Cooper of Shipley

Children: John Bowell b 1734 Shipley

Thomas Bowell b 1736 Shipley

Note 1; By licence, sponsors John Hall of Wiggenholt and Edward Stuart

JOHN BOWELL

Born; 1734 Shipley

Father: Thomas Bowell

Mother: Elizabeth Cooper

Baptised: 13/10/1734 Shipley

Married: 3/8/1758 Horsham (see Note 1)

Spouse: Katherine Miles.

Married: 9/2/1773 Wisborough Green

Spouse; Ann Gravett of Wisborough Green.(see Note 2)

Children; John Bowell b 1759 Horsham (bapt 17/6/1759)

Elizabeth Bowell b 1761 Horsham (bapt 11/4/1761

Ann Bowell b 1774 Pulborough (bapt 30/10/1774)

(see Note 3)

William Bowell b 1776 Pulboough(chr 15/2/1776)

 

Note 1: Tailor from Shipley. He may have remarried as a widower 9/2/1773 Wisborough Green Ann Gravett of Wisborough Green.

Note 2: Witnesses Ann Butcher, Jane Gravett

Note 3: Ann Bowell m 15/5/1800 Pulborough Samuel Child witnesses W Logon, Samuel Child

 

THOMAS BOWELL

Born: 1736 Shipley

Father: Thomas Bowell

Mother: Elizabeth Cooper

Baptised; 1.8.1736 Shipley

Married: 19/4/1756 Wisborough Green. (see Note 1)

Spouse; Ann Nichols

Children: Mary Bowell b 1739 Wisborough Green (see Note 2)

Elizabeth Bowell b 1760 Wisborough Green

Note 1: Witnesses John Bowell, Henry Hawkins

Note 2: Mary Bowell chr 15/7/ m 22/1/1765 Wisborough Green Richard Goodjer (Goodjar). She was in parish one month, he two years. He was a mercer. By licence. Witnesses Henry Hill, Elizabeth Den

Note 3: It is probable that Elizabeth was born 1761 (chr 11/4/1761) Horsham daughter of John and Katherine Bowell. John remarried and later lived in Pulborough. However there is a possibility that James married her cousin Elizabeth Bowell born Wisborough Green (chr 16/8/1760)