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Primary Rowley Sources

This page contains the primary sources for the Rowley Family. Most of the sources listed to date relate to the United States because that waas the first study that was incorporated. Feel free to add a country as you add a source. On the other hand, see the list of additional sources availablle at the Rowley Sources Category Page

If you have found other reliable ones, please add them to this list. If these aren't reliable, please contact Judy ..Rowley.. Bramlage with an explanation and she will be happy to remove them or, better, identify how they are unreliable.

New Zealand

  • Rowley,, Richard, "Our Rowley Family: from Shropshire to South Isand N.Z.", self-published, Whitianga, New Zealand, 2022.

United States

  • "Inventory of the Estate of Henry Rowley" at the courthouse in Plymouth, Mass. was found by Carol Ann Benskin Smith and Beulah Mae Moberly Smith.
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 9:279.
  • Brainard, Homer W. Henry Rowley and Some of His Descendants. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume XXXVII (January 1906), starting at page 57 and continuing into the next three issues (pg 37:57-66, 97-103, 203-208, 251-266.[1]
  • Colburn, Victor Rowley, compiler. Mayflower Ancestors (Showing Lineal Descent from Ten Mayflower Pilgrim Families of Year 1620 Down to Victor Rowley Coburn, et al. 1981
  • Colburn, Victor Rowley, compiler. Colburn-Rowley American Ancestry (A Three-Way Tabulation of Over 600 New England Ancestral Families). 1982
  • Crankshaw, Mildred G. (Rowley). Some Descendants of Thomas Rowley of Windsor, Connecticut, With Lineage of Families Allied by Marriage. self-published, 1961. Found at Archives.org
  • Daniels, Larry. The Rowleys and Fullers, One Family Line's Migration. Bowie, Maryland, self-published, 1993.
  • Rowley, Elmer Clifford. In Henry Rowley's Footsteps, A Rowley Family Odyssey Covering Ten Generations from Plymouth (1632 to the present - 1996), Revised, Medford, New Jersey; self-published, 1996)
  • Rowley, Ralph Duane and Una. One Branch of the Tree, Rowley 1630 - 1986. Brookings, Oregon; Self-published, 1986.
  • Rowlee, Willard Winfield. Lieut. Heman Rowlee, (1746-1818), and His Descendants Ithica, New York; Press of Andruss & Church, 1907. Located at Archive.org
  • Rowlee Sr., Byron L. Descendants of Dorothy Carr and Heman Rowlee Fulton, New York; self-published, 1996)
  • Rowley, Charles Scott (1878-1960). The Village of North Fairfield, Ohio, and a Rolling Stone: An Autobiography Baltimore, Maryland; Privately self-published, 1975.
  • Russell, H.S. Descendants of Moses Rowley, Cape Cod, Mass., About 1715 and also Descendants of George Warner, Wittenberg, Germany, born 1720. Pittsfield, Mass: Eagle Printing & Binding Company, 1908. Found at Archive.org
  • Russell, Nellie L. Eleazer Rowley of East Haddam, Conn., and some of his descendants. Bay Shore, NY: 1949. Found at Archive.org.
  • Spencer, Ernst. Rowley Researcher[2].
  • Ward, Frederick Corbett. Rowley, the Narrative of a Plymouth Colony Family. Chicago, IL: self-published, 1938.[3]


THIS FOLLOWING BOOK IS NOT A ROWLEY HISTORY, PER SE, BUT WITH 120 GIVEN NAMES OF ROWLEYS ALONE, THERE ARE PROBABLY A COUPLE HUNDRED INDIVIDUALS MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK. THIS WEBSITE CONSIDERS IT TO BE THE "BIBLE" OF EARLY ROWLEY HISTORY OF BRANCH ONE (HENRY ROWLEY) DESCENDANTS:
  • MacGunnigle, C. G., Bruce Campbell. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620, Volume Four, 3rd Edition, FAMILY OF EDWARD FULLER, Plymouth, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006.


ANOTHER, NO LESS IMPORTANT, COVERS A GEOGRAPHICAL AREA THE INDEX OF WHICH CONTAINS OVER 90 ROWLEY REFERENCES
  • Drake, Leona Wilson. Col. Bill's Tales. Originally published in the Canisteo Times [Steuben County, New York] in 1949 and 1950. Now the stories were collected in book form, published by the Hartsville Historical Society in 1984.


THE FOLLOWING INCLUDE ROWLEYS AND ARE USED AS SOURCES FOR THE ROWLEY PROFILES.
  • Greene, Richard Henry, Henry Reed Sliles, and Melatiah Everett Dwight. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 37
  • Shurtleff, Nathaniel B. and David Pulsifer, eds. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England. 12 volumes in 10 (Boston 1855-1861) 1:4, 32].
  • NEHGS 5:361 "Early Records of Windsor, CT"
  • NEHGS 5:247 "List of Freemen of Windsor, CT, Oct 7th, 1669
  • Margaret Rowley Sterling Collection, May 1996. Copied from the Barbour Index to CT Vital Records by Mrs Gordon W Harrison
  • American Marriage Records before 1699.
  • Stiles, A.M., M.D., Henry R. The Histories and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut; Including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, and Ellington, Hartford, CT: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1892.

FOOTNOTES:

  1. Copies of this NYGBR Brainerd article can be found at Archives.org
  2. New England Historical Genealogical Society Archives in Boston, Massachusetts under Bramlage's Rowley Papers
  3. Available at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.




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