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  • ID: I5996
  • Name: Thomas Vowell 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Note:

    HOOKER, alias VOWELL have an entry in Visitation of Devon. Worth a look?
    ?There is as support the Hooker/Vowell alias, born by the famous Exeter Chamberlain, which appears first in 1494 and is known to originate in a Hooker-Vowell marriage.?
    HOOKER, RICHARD (1553-1600), English writer, author of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, son of Richard Vowell or Hooker, was born at Heavitree...
    There is a very old parchment genealogical tree taken from the Heralds? College in 1597, continued since and completed from other sources, which traces the Hooker ancestry for five centuries. The first name of the series, Seraph Vowell, hailing from Pembroke, suggests a Welsh origin in Ap-Howell. The second in descent, Jago Vowell, marries Alice Hooker, daughter and heiress of Richard Hooker of Hurst Castle, Hampshire, whose family name is adopted with his own. Hence the constant repetition in the genealogy of ?Vowell alias Hooker.?
    A Thomas Vowell sold the estate of Vowells, North Petherton, Somerset to Sir Roger Bluet in 1561.
    Agnes, dau of Thomas Pomeroy (d 29 Dec 1493) and Agnes Kelloway, married a Thomas Vowell (and Thomas Tresoyle?).
    The Welsh/Devon connection would make sense as it seems that Thomas?s son in law?s father Walter Harris came from Wales and that he (or his son) moved to Devon.
  • _UID: 7ECB6CE587F34648BCB8BC8057E3C4B20266
  • Change Date: 29 SEP 2006

    Marriage 1 Agnes Pomeroy
    • Married:

    1. Title: Visitations of the County of Devon, 1620
      Author: Vivian, John Lambrick
      Publication: Comprising the Heraldsí Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620. With additions by Lieutenant-Colonel J.L. Vivian. Henry S. Eland, Exeter, 1895.
      Repository: Book
      Text: cont. by John Young
    2. Title: Pomeroy.ftw
      Author: John Young
      Publication: unpublished
      Repository: Other
      Repository: gedcom cont. by John Young
      Page: Date of Import: Feb 10, 2001
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