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Thomas Fowler (abt. 1636 - 1727)

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Thomas Fowler
Born about in Marlborough, Wiltshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Amesbury, Essex, Province of Massachusettsmap
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Disputed Parents

On 30th Sept. 1656 "John Coggswell and Phillip Fowlar consent to an assignment by said John of servant Thomas Fowlar, to his uncle Phillip Fowlar". [EQC 2:3] Anderson gives this as evidence that Thomas Fowler is the nephew, not the son of Phillip Fowler, and follows it with further reasoning. [1] [2] See also: Notes and Corrections RE: Thomas Fowler in: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 121, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1967, p. 312-313

Timeline

  • Born about 1636, originated likely from Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. [3]
  • c1650: Bound to John Cogswell Jr. for seven years. [2]
  • 1656: September 30: John Cogswell consents to allow his servant Thomas Fowler to be assigned to his uncle Philip Fowler. [2]
  • 1659-60: March 1: he was granted permission to plant two acres in Ipswich on the north side of Jeffries Neck. [4]
  • 1662: April 2 [2d 2d mo.] He gives, in a deposition at court, in which he states his age as about 26 years. [4] [2]
  • 1662: April 10: He is of Salisbury and buys land there of Edward Cottle. [4]
  • 1663: April 17: Styled husbandman and buys of Richard Currier 20 acres of upland near the Merrimack river. [4]
  • 1668/9: March 20: Thomas deposed he was about 33 years of age. [2]
  • 1669/70: February 18: Of Amesbury, with wife Hannah, sells 6 acres of land there. [4]
  • 1670: April 18 [18th 2d mo.] : Was of Salisbury when he cancelled a mortgage. [4]
  • 1676: June 16: Thomas Fowler, aged 40 years, testified that he came to this country, being bound to Mr. John Cogswell of London for seven years. [2]
  • 1677: December 21 [21st 10th mo.]: Thomas of Amesbury, planter, buys marsh land of John Dickison. [4]
  • 1677: December 20: He took the oath of allegiance and fidelity at Amesbury. [4]
  • 1685: One of a committee to lay out a highway appointed by Amesbury and Haverhill. [4]
  • 1689: December 10: Widow Jane Jordan of Ipswich, in her will, mentions her daughter Hannah Fowler. [4]
  • 1690: December 24: Made Freeman. [4]
  • 1690:91:92:93: 1697:98: 1701: 1704:05: 06:07 Moderator for Town meetings in Amesbury. [4]
  • 1694: Assessor. [4]
  • 1691: 1694: Served on Grand Jury at Court of Pleas at Ipswich. [4]
  • 1695: 1700: 1705: 1707: 1710: Representative for Amesbury to attend the General Court. [4]
  • 1713: Tithingman. [4]


Biography

Thomas Fowler, nephew of Philip Fowler, was born about 1636, according to various depositions given in the Essex Quarterly Court. He was bound to Mr. Johns Cogswell Jr. for seven years and came to this country in servitude. [2] [4] Thomas came from Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, as seen in the testimony of Ann Sawars given on April 16, 1659, when she states Thomas was countryman to Anthony Morse. [3][5]

Thomas married Hannah Jordan, April 23, 1660 at Ipswich. Hannah was born in Ipswich March 14, 1638/9, the daughter of Francis and Jane (Wilson) Jordan of Ipswich. [6] [1] [4] Widow Jane Jordan named Hannah Fowler in her will. [2]

Hannah died at Amesbury, Massachusetts on June 15, 1716. [7] [4]

Thomas died in Amesbury on October 3, 1727. [7] [4]

His executor, Jeremiah Fowler, presented the estate inventory on April 22, 1728, with a total value of L352 10s 6d, the land holdings at Amesbury being about 167 acres being L334 of the total. [8]

Thomas wrote his will on January 21, 1725/6. In it he names:

  • son William Fowler
  • children of my daughter Jeane 'Forde'
  • children of my daughter Mary 'Colbes'
  • daughter Hannah Ring
  • daughter Margaret 'Chales'
  • grandson Thomas Fowler, son of Jeremiah
  • son Jeremiah Fowler
  • son John Fowler
  • if any coming forward claiming to be heirs of my son Thomas Fowler, deceased
  • son Jeremiah and neighbor Jedediah Titcomb, executors [8] [4]

Children

uncertain order

  1. Hannah born on January 7, 1660/1 [6]; died on January 26, 1742/3; married Jarvis Ring on December 24, 1685. [9] [4]
  2. Jane born about 1663; married Stephen Ford on November 24, 1681 [10] [4] [8] ; likely married second, Richard Kimball, intentions published on November 30, 1706. [6] [11]
  3. Thomas born on March 16, 1666 [16: 1m: 1665] [9]; died before January 21, 1726. [8]
  4. William born on June 8, 1668 [7]; married Hannah Dow. [4]
  5. John born on January 10. 1671/2 [7]; married Hannah ___. [4]
  6. Margaret born on September 1, 1673; married William Challis on January 2, 1698/9. [7] [9] [4]
  7. Mary born ___; died on May 29, 1712; married Isaac Colby, intentions published on September 23, 1706. [7] [8] [4]
  8. Jeremiah born ___; married Rebecca Colby on January 6, 1706. [7] [4]
Research notes

Ipswich Births

Jordan, Hanah, d. Francis and Jane, Mar. 14, 163[8. CC]. CTF (p. 212)
Fowler, Hanah, d. Thomas, Jan. 7, 1660. CTR (p. 150)

Ipswich Marriages

FOWLAR (Fowler), Thomas, and Hanah Jordon, Apr. 23, 1660. CTR (p. 173)
JORDON (Jordan), Hanah, and Thomas Fowlar, Apr. 23, 1660. CTR (p. 248)
Foord, ___, wid., and Richard Kimball of Wenham, int. 30: 9m: 1706. (p. 166) [6]

Amesbury Births

Fowler, William, s. Thomas and Hannah, June 8, 1668. CTR (p. 103)
Fowler, John, s. Thomas and Hannah, Jan. 10, 1671. NCTR (p. 102)
Fowler, Margerite, d. Thomas and Hannah, Sept. 1, 1673. NCTR (p. 102)

Amesbury Marriages

Fowler, Margaret, and William Challic, at Salisbury, Jan. 2, 1698-9. (p. 353)
Folor, Mary, and Isaac Colbey [jr. int.], Sept. 23, 1706. (p. 354)
Fowler, Jeremiah, and Rebecka Colbey, d. Isaac of Rowley, deceased, and Martha, Jan. 6, 1706. (p. 353)

Amesbury Deaths

FOWLER Hannah, w. Thomas, June 15, 1716. (p. 547)
FOWLER, Thomas, Oct. 3, 1727. (p. 547)
Colbey, Mary, w. Isaac, May 29, 1712. (p. 533) [7]

Salisbury Births

Fowler, Thomas, s. Thomas and Hannah, 16: 1m: 1665. (p. 104)

Salisbury Marriages

Fowler, Hannah, and Jarves Ring, Dec. 24, 1685. (p. 360)
Fowler, Margrit, and William Challic, both of Amesbury, Jan. 2, 1698-9. NCTBK (p. 361)

Salisbury Deaths

Ring, Hannah, wid. Jarvis, sr., Jan. 26, 1742-3. NCTBK [9]

Haverhill Marriages

Fowler, Jane (of Amesbury. CT.R.]) and Stephen Ford, Nov. 24, 1681. (p. 123) [10]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Anderson, Robert C. Francis Jordan in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume IV, I-L, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005, p. 112-3 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Anderson, Robert C. , George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Philip Fowler in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001, p. 563 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Great Migration Newsletter, Volume 16, April-June, 2007, p. 16, (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 Stickney, Mathew Adams. The Fowler Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler, of Ipswich, Mass. Ten generations: 1590-1882, Salem Press, 1883, Salem, Massachusetts, p. 31-5
  5. Anderson, Robert C. Antony Morse in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007, p. 106 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Th Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1910
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Vital Records of Amesbury Massachusetts to the End of Year 1849, The Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1913
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Case 10090:p. 1-7 : Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881, Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Vital Records of Amesbury Massacusetts to the End of the Year 1849, The Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1915
  10. 10.0 10.1 Vital Records of Haverhill, Massacusetts to the End of the Year 1849, The Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1911
  11. Williams, Alicia Crane. Henry KImball in: Early New England Families, 1641-1700, p. 4. (Original Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013.
  • 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.


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On 5 Jan 2019 at 14:46 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Ah! Should pay better attention to what it says it my feed. Thanks Jillaine.

On 5 Jan 2019 at 12:49 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Chris, you added PGM adjunct on Jan 2. It's been that way ever since. Not seeing the change you saw.

Now, Michael did come along and add the PGM project account as co manager. Is that what caught your attention?

We do this on adjunct profiles with disputed origins so we can track them.

On 5 Jan 2019 at 12:28 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Why was he changed from PGM adjunct to PGM? There's no evidence he came as a small child, but likely after 1650 as Cogswell servant.

On 29 Jul 2015 at 05:11 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Thomas Fowler is the nephew (not the son) of Phillip Fowler. See source, quote, etc. on this profile.



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