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  • ID: I58442
  • Name: Griffith Bowen
  • Surname: Bowen
  • Given Name: Griffith
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1600 in Langewith, Gower, Wales 1
  • Death: ABT 1675 in London, County Middlesex, England 2
  • _UID: DB9D300A5AA3F147AC7AF9C476734C313081
  • Event: Migration 1638 England to Massachusetts Colony.
  • Note: Griffith was the son of Francis Bowen and Ellen Franklin (reportedly related to Benjamin Franklin), brother of George and Elizabeth, and grandson of Philip Bowen and Elizabeth Hopkin. Many Royal descent lines are available for Griffith, including a lineage showing him as a descendant of Tudor Mawr, King of South Wales. He arrived in Boston in 1638 with his family; joined the church at Boston with his wife on 6 December 1638 and became a freeman in 1639. He built a home at the corner of the current Essex and Washington Streets. He returned to Wales about 1650 and resided in Swansea, Glamorganshire, South Wales. He removed to St. Saviour, Southwark, London by 1669, living there until his death. It is reported that Griffith and Margaret may have had as many as ten children. 3 4
  • Change Date: 26 Nov 2013 at 00:00:00

    Father: Francis Bowen b: ABT 1574 in Slade, oxwich Parish, Glamorgan, Wales
    Mother: Ellen Franklyn b: ABT 1568 in Slade, oxwich Parish, Glamorgan, Wales

    Marriage 1 Margaret Fleming b: ABT 1600 in Gower, Llangennith, Glamorgan, Wales
    • Married: ABT 1627 in Woodstock, oxfordshire, England
    1. Has Children Henry Bowen b: ABT 1633 in Wales
    2. Has Children Mary Bowen b: ABT 1635 in Gower, Glamorgan, Wales
    3. Has No Children Margaret Bowen b: 2 Apr 1629 in Gower, Glamorgan, Wales

    1. Title: Electronic Internet (unverified)
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Needs Verification
    2. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple St., Salt Lake City UT. 84150, USA.

      Title: LDS AFN (unverified)
      Author: Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
      Publication: Name: Name: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998;;
      Source Medium: Church Record
      Page: 92Q0-37
    3. Repository:
        Name: Internet -

      Title: Electronic - Worldconnect (unverified)
      Author: RootsWeb - Inc.
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Needs Verification
      Page: R.K. West's Master List: Rosemary West, 23 November 2005 -
    4. Repository:
        Name: Centerville Public Library, Centerville, Ohio

      Title: Ancesteral Roots
      Author: Frederick Lewis Weis
      Publication: Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999;;
      Source Medium: Book

      Full title: "Ancesteral Roots: of Certain American Colonists Who Cameto Amreica before 1700," 7th Edition,

      Also at Hutchinson Public Library, Hutchinson, KS. (GEN 974 Weis), Excellant
      Page: p. 155, line 179, # 17
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