112. Richard BOWLBY Sr.
(8) was born about 1718. He was
christened on 12 Jan 1719 in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England.
(614) He died in 1818 in Near
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada.(615)
Appointed Justice of the Peace for Sussex Co. (Perth Amboy), NJ in 1772.
From the minutes of a Council held at Perth Amboy on Thursday the 17th of September,
1772, his Excellency, William Franklin, being at that time Governor of the province:
"His Excellency was pleased to nominate Jacob Starn and Samuel Lundy to
be Judges of the Pleas in the County of Sussex, and Jacob Lundy, Abia Brown,
Robert Allison, Abraham Van Camp, and Richard Bowlby to be Justices of the Peace
in said county; to which the Council assented." See New Jersey Archives,
Vol. XVIII., page 294.
A Loyalist who remained in NJ throughout the American Revolution. Went to Annapolis,
Nova Scotia in 1784.
source: Descendant, Mike Sharp, Oct 14 1998 posted on the Internet "GenForum"
site "Bowlby Family Genealogy Forum".
Excerpt from "Bowlby Families in England and America, Part 2", page
64, written by Raymond Edwin Bowlby
Richard Bowlby was the ninth child and sixth son of Thomas and Martha (Barker)
Bowlby, christened 12 Jan 1719/20... Though no original documents can now be
found, several early family historians unequivocally state that he married Mary
Drake in New Jersey around 1750...
Richard evidently accompanied his father and two brothers to Burlington in the
province of West Jersey in 1727, since his father's will of 23 February 1730/31,
states that only one of his sons, Thomas, remained in "Old England"
at that time.
Richard's farm was confiscated in 1779 by the Rebels, while he was in exile in
He was married to Mary DRAKE about 1752.
(616) Judy Grecco <email@example.com> notes their marriage
date in 1756. Richard BOWLBY Sr. and Mary DRAKE had the following
(7)(8) was born in 1752.
(618) She died.
(368)(619) Died in infancy.
According to William A. Reeves's chart, Martha was the second of Richard and
Mary (Drake) Bowlby, and would then have been born in Sussex County, NJ, in the
early 1750's. Newbold Woolston states that Martha died in infancy. Ward Hamilton
Bowlby lists Martha as the eighth child and as having married to an unknown person.
Richard and Mary may have had two daughters which they named Martha.
(8) was born in 1759 in Mansfield, Warren, NJ.
(621) According to Raymond Edwin Bowlby:
He probably died before the family left for Canada. William A. Reeves' chart
of the early generations of the Bowlby family in America Lists him as having
died young. Ward Hamilton Bowlby does not mention him. Newbold Woolston lists
Josiah as the last child of Richard and Mary (Drake) Bowlby. There is the possibility
that Josiah's full name was Josiah James Bowlby, and that he dropped the Josiah
and became known only as "James". If this were true, then this Josiah
and the James Bowlby identified as his sibling are one in the same person.
George BOWLBY Sr..
Richard BOWLBY Jr..