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16398. Griffith BOWEN was born about 1590. He died about 1676. GRIFFITH BOWEN, son of Francis Bowen and Ellen Franklin, was born about 1590, probably at Slade or Burryhead in the County of Glamorgan, Wales. He was a man of some importance, descended through the Bowen's of Slade from Beli Mawr King of Britian in the year 55 B. C. In the14th year of Charles I (1638) he sold his estates in Wales. He is described in the deeds as of Oxwich in the County of Glamorgan, Gentleman. In 1640 he gave a bond in which he is described as "late of Langenith," otherwise Llangenydd. With his wife Margaret, daughter of Henry Fleming of Llanrhidian, and six children he left Wales and arrived in Boston in 1638. His first appearance is in the records of the first Church in Boston: "Taken in for members of ye congregation the 6th of ye same 12th month (1638) Griffyn Bowen & his wife Margarett." He received a great Lott at Muddy River March 25, 1639. Was made freeman May 22, 1639. Was one of the jury Oct. 3, 1639. In 1649 he sailed for
Great Britian with his wife and several of his children. His later years were clouded with monetary difficulties, imprisonment and litigation with his eldest son and others. The time and place of his death are not certainly known. No administration of his estate has been found in Great Britian, but letters were granted to his son Henry in Boston Apl. 17, 1676. His estate in Suffolk Co. was appraised at 535 by William Davis and Edward Morris. Among the credits of the estate were one yeares rent paid by Benjamin Childe and one yeares rent paid by Joshua Childe. His estate was divided and settled Feby 21, 1683.

Margaret m. John Weld.
Francis no descendants.
William a mariner, captured by the Turks.
Mary m. Benjamin Child of Roxbury.
Henry b. in Wales about 1634. m. Elizabeth Johnson.
Elizabeth m. Isaac Addington.
Esther bapt. 1638.
Abigail bapt. 1641.
Peniel bapt. 1644.
Beriah bapt. 1647.

REF: My Ancestors: In Memory of John Paine and Mary Ann May of East Woodstock, CT
Author: Lyman May Paine
Call Number: CS71.P146. Privately Published. 1914.

Griffith BOWEN - b. about 1600, Langewith, Gower, Wales; d. 1676, probably at London, England. Son of Francis BOWEN and Ellen FRANKLIN (reportedly related to Benjamin FRANKLIN), brother of George and Elizabeth, and grandson of Philip BOWEN and Elizabeth HOPKIN. Many Royal descent lines are available for Griffith BOWEN, including a
lineage showing him a descendant of Tudor Mawr, King of South Wales. Arrived in Boston in 1638 with family; joined church at Boston with wife Dec. 6, 1638; freeman 1639; built home at corner of current Essex and Washington Streets. He returned to Wales about 1650 and resided in Swansea, Glamorganshire, So. Wales. He removed to St. Saviour, Southwark, London by 1669, living there until his death. Married about 1627, England.

The lineage from King Henry I to Griffith BOWEN, as prepared by Herman Nickerson, has been accepted by the
Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain (Lineage No. 156), and appears in the Sep. 1979
National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Essentially the same line, except for the fifth generation listed, appears in the 7th
edition of Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, by Frederick Weis (1993), and is presented here. An alternate
line to Twdwr Mawr, King of South Wales had been in the 1964 third edition of Ancestral Roots....

Henry I, King of England b Selby, York., 1070 d 1135 had illegitimate son
Robert, E. of Gloucester b c. 1090 d 1147 by Maud FitzHamon d 1157 was father of
William, E. of Gloucester d 23 Nov 1183 had illegitimate daughter
Mabel married c. 1158 Gruffudd ap Ifor Bach d 1211 and was mother of
Rhys ap Gruffudd by an unknown wife was father of
Joan f. Rhys ap Gruffudd married Sir Ralph Maelog and was the mother of
Ann Maelog married Sir Gwrgi Grant and was mother of
Jenkin ap Gwrgi was father of
Gwilym ap Jenkin was father of
Ann married Hywel ap Gruffudd Fab and was mother of
Hywel Fychan ap Hywel married Catrin f. Ieuan Llwyd and was father of
Gwilym Gam ap Hywel Fychan married Gwenllian f. Gwilym and was father of
Hywel Melyn of Ynys Derw ap Gwilym Gam was father of
Ieuan Gwym ap Hywel Melyn married Mabel f. Wilcock Cradock and was father of
Jenkin married Jonet and was father of
Owain (Owen ap Jenkyn) married Alice f. John of Swansea and was father of
Gruffudd Bowen of Slade married Ann f. Nicholas Berry of Berryharbor and was father of
Philip Bowen of Slade married Elsbeth f. Hopkin John Vaughan and was father of
Francis Bowen married Ellen Frankleyn and was father of
Griffith BOWEN married Margaret FLEMING

http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/bowen.htm#Bowen Griffith BOWEN and Margaret FLEMING were married.

16399. Margaret FLEMING.Children were: