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Samuel Fowler Sr (abt. 1618 - 1711)

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Samuel Fowler Sr
Born about in Marlborough, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Salisbury, Essex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration | Mary and John sailed Abt Mar 26 1634.

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Samuel Fowler Sr migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

In 1659 (30 August) Mary, wife of Philip Fowler, and the mother of his children, died. She was probably Mary Winsley, or Winslow, as sometimes called, the sister of Samuel Winsley (but not according to Anderson [1]) a grantee with Bradstreet, Dudley, and others, of Colchester 1638, and an early settler of Salisbury. [2]

He entered soon after into the following marriage contract : " Know all men by these presents, that I, Phillip Fowler of Ipswich, in the county of Essex, clothworker, for & in consideration of a contract of marriage with Mary Norton, widow. In 1659-60 (27 February), Philip Fowler married, second, Mary, the widow of George Norton. [2]

Two of the sons of Philip Fowler, Samuel and Thomas, settled near him in Salisbury and Amesbury and his son Samuel Winsley, left property to the children of Samuel Fowler, and calls him cousin. The children named are Samuel, Mary and Sarah. [2]

Samuel, son of Philip and Mary Fowler was born in England, according to his deposition in 1618, came to Ipswich, Mass., with his parents in the " Mary and John" in 1634. [2]

He is styled a shipwright, and in the early practice of that trade is supposed to have visited Portsmouth, NH. In 1668, he is of Salisbury and purchased land there. More land purchases are made in 1668/9 in Salisbury and in 1673, land in Amesbury. [2]

His first wife is unknown, but is thought to have been of Portsmouth, NH, and where they had children. They are perhaps William and three other children named in the will of Samuel Winsley of Salisbury, dated 17 Aug., 1665; proved 9th, 2d mo., 1667 ; recorded Essex Probate, Bk. 1 : 299, who gives his estate to his cousin, Samuel Fowler's son Samuel, and his daughters Mary and Sarah. [2]

He married, second, between1673-1690, Margaret (Norman) Morgan, the widow of Robert Morgan of Beverly, after 1673, as Robert Morgan made his will 14 Oct., 1672. In May 1690, Samuel Fowler Sr. and Margaret, sell lands from the estate of Robert Morgan in Amesbury to Samuel Weed, husband of her daughter Bethiah Morgan. Margaret is called relict of Robert Morgan and now wife of Samuel Fowler. [2] [3]

Samuel Fowler, senior, died in Salisbury, January, 1710-11. [4][2]

Children by his first wife

William, born ___; married Elizabeth , was of Portsmouth, NH, she administered on his estate there, 1707. [2]

Mary, born___; married Richard Goodwin, 14th, 9th mo., 1677, of Amesbury, [5]shipwright, when she was of Portsmouth, NH. [2]

Sarah, born ___. [2]

Samuel, born ___; married Hannah Worthen, Dec. 5, 1684. He died in Salisbury, Dec. 21, 1737, [4]leaving numerous descendants. [2]

  • Source notes:

Salisbury Deaths

FOULER (Fowler), Samuell, sr., Jan. ––, 1710-1711. NCTBK (p. 562)

Fowler, Samuell, Dec. 24, 1737. NCTBK (p. 563)

Salisbury Marriages

Fowler, Samuell, and Hannah Wathen, Dec. 5, 1684. (p. 361) [4]

New England Marriages

FOWLER, Samuel (1618-1711) and 2d/wf Margaret (NORMAN) MORGAN, w. of Robert, aft. 1673; ca. 1673 Salisbury.[6]

Amesbury Marriages

Fowler, Mary, of Salisbury, and Richard Goodwin, 14: 9m: 1677. PR74 (p. 353)[5]

[7]

Sources

  1. Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F, page 564
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 The Fowler family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler, of Ipswich, Mass. Ten generations: 1590-1882 (1883) by Matthew Adams Stickney
  3. Essex Institute Historical Collections, Essex Institute Press, Vol. LV, Salem, MA, 1919
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, MA, 1915
  5. 5.0 5.1 Vital Records of Amesbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, MA, 1913
  6. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1985
  7. Entered by Chris Hoyt, Feb 3, 2012
  • Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. page 564 All records for this Samuel place him in Salisbury and none connect him with the family of Philip Fowler. There is no reason to connect Samuel Fowler with Philip in any way.
See also:
  • The Fowler family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler, of Ipswich, Mass. Ten generations: 1590-1882 (1883) by Matthew Adams Stickney
  • Essex Institute Historical Collections, Essex Institute Press, Vol. LV, Salem, MA, 1919
  • Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, MA, 1915
  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1985
  • Vital Records of Amesbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, MA, 1913
  • Stearns, Ezra S. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire (Lewis Publishing Company, 1908) Vol. 4, Page 1705


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On 1 Sep 2015 at 00:41 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

There seems to be only one source, a secondary source published in 1883, that connects Samuel Fowler to Philip and Mary (Unknown) Fowler as parents. Anderson writes strongly against it in Great Migration (see source this profile).

Should Samuel Fowler stay connected to his current parents, Philip and Mary?

Can anyone find recent scholarship giving evidence of such a family connection?

On 29 Jun 2015 at 15:22 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

If/when this gets cleaned up, the children of Samuel and first wife seem to be William, Samuel, Mary & Sarah in a will dated 1665 by Samuel Winsley, prior to marriage to Margaret after 1672 death of her husband, and should be detached from her profile and attributed to Mrs Samuel unknown. Yuck! I listed her Morgan children on her profile in the bio, but didn't add profiles.

Chris

On 28 Jun 2015 at 21:08 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Hi all,

Really need to do something about Samuel's wives. Appear to have duplicate Margaret Morgan's. And can something be done with "An Indian Unknown" and Mrs. Samuel Fowler?

Shirley

On 10 May 2014 at 13:00 GMT Ann (Thompson) Johnson wrote:

Chris, this is the book I have been using...

On 4 May 2014 at 12:10 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts: With Some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton, and of York County, Maine by David Hoyt was publ in 1897 and contains a synopsis of the information from the Fowler Family: Genealogical Memoir by Stickney publ 1n 1883.

On 14 Apr 2014 at 22:36 GMT GeneJ X wrote:

In his Great Migration article about her father, Richard Norman, Robert Charles Anderson reported dau. Margaret's marriage to Robert Morgan. Anderson then added, parenthetically, "Margaret is said to have married second, after 1673, Samuel Fowler, but the evidence for this is not seen," cites Hoyt 162" (David Webster Hoyt, _The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts_, 162, entry for Samuel^2 Fowler. [Believe this work is sometimes called volume 1; my note indicates I accessed it via FamilySearch catalog.]

On 2 Oct 2013 at 19:02 GMT Toby Rockwell wrote:

This profile has been identified as a duplicate by an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. There are several siblings duplicated as well. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask an Arborist. Thank you.



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