204. Mary Ann BOWLBY
Mary Ann was the first of Samuel's daughters to be named and receive a bequest
of half an acre at Johnson's Mill, now New Hampton, in her grandfather's will
of 1779. On May, 1800, when she sold this land, she was the wife of John LACEY
(also spelled "LACY" or "LEACY"). Family researcher William
J. HILL says that Samuel's daughters, Mary and Ann, married brothers who were
the sons of Garret LACEY, a prominent man, and justice of the peace in Sussex
County. In a letter, Mrs. David (Leone E.) VAN WESTEN of California writes:
"A long time ago there was a Samuel BOWLBY of Hunterdon Co., who married
Elizabeth DAVIS. They among other children, had a daughter Mary who m. John
LACEY. Her daughter Polly who m. John Hampton BAKER was my G. G. grandmother."
Mary (BOWLBY) LACEY, widow of John LACEY, deceased, was living 19 NOV 1824, when
she, as the daughter of Samuel BOWLBY, and others petitioned the perogative court
of Sussex County to stop the sale of her father's lands in New Jersey. On 4 AUG
1837, Mary Ann LACEY of Vermillion Twp., Vermillion Co., IN, sold land inherited
from Samuel BOWLBY to Samuel SHIELDS of Warren Co., NJ.
She was married to
John LACEY\LACY\LEACY (son of ). John LACEY\LACY\LEACY
(760) died before Nov 1822.(1325)
Mary Ann BOWLBY and John LACEY\LACY\LEACY had the following children:
Polly Mary LACEY.