Richard Bowen was my 9th great grand father. He was born abt. 1590 in Glamorganshire, Swansea Wales area. I am not sure who is his parent were. According to U.S Canada, Passenger and Immigration list Index. It states that married to Ann and had children, they arrived Weymouth Massachusetts in 1642. I am not sure if the maiden name of Ann is Born/Bourne. She may have been born abt 1622-27 but not too sure of this. Some have claim that they were married before 1622 in Kettlehill Wales. Ann may have died by 1644 in Weymouth or Rehoboth Mass. I have yet to find any records of their marriage. Richard did remarried to a Elizabeth Ray/Rey Marsh in Weymouth Nov 1648 ( she was the widower of George Marsh). Elizabeth died 1675 in Rehoboth. Richard died abt 4 Feb 1675 in Rehoboth.
Children of Richard and Ann:
Alice born in Wales abt 1606 married in Salem Mass. to Robert Wheaton
Thomas born in Wales ( there was a will in Rehoboth)
William born in Wales, died 10 Mar 1687 in Rehoboth.
Richard born in Wales married Esther Sutton ( no relation to my Sutton family line)
Sarah born in Wales died abt 14 Oct 1676 married Robert Fuller (?)
Obadiah born 1 Sep 1627 in Swansea, Wales. Married abt 1649 to Mary Chilton. ( one of the first settlers of Swansea Mass. named by him in honor of where he was born at.
Ruth born in Wales, married a Leverich,
(source: Colonial Families of The United States page 60-61)
I am not sure if Richard and Elizabeth had any children.
Richard may have been a supervisor of highways in Rehoboth in 1648 and served as one of the Selectman for several years and as Deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in 1651. I am hoping to find some records of this.
|Richard Bowen & Ann Born Married in England or Wales|
|States that Richard Bowen and his came to New England from Glamorganshire England abt. 1640|
|Another Application for Sons of the Revolution this one states Richard birth 1580 and death 1674-75 and wife Ann death 1646.|