'Bowdler1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bowdler of Bromton (Bronton), Bowdler of Hope Bowdler, Bowdler of Ludlow, Bowdler of Shrewsbury, Bowdler of Wolstaston

Visitation contains 4 sections on this family, each shown with arms as: Argent, two Cornish choughs in pale proper".
Sir Stephen Bowdler
1. Hugh Bowdler (a 1308)
  A. William Bowdler (a 1389)
  i. Thomas Bowdler
  a. John Bowdler of Bronton (Bromton), Salop
  (1) Cadwalader Bowdler
  (A) David Bowdler of Bronton
  (i) Howell Bowdler
  (a) Gruffeth Bowdler
  ((1)) Howell Bowdler alias Gethine
  m. Margaret (dau of Reignold ap Sir Gruffith Vaughan)
  ((A)) Howell Gethine
  m. Katharen Lloyd (dau of Jenan Lloyd ap Morris of Midleton)
  ((B)) Richard Gethen
  m. Katharen (dau of Gruffuth ap Meredth Vychan)
  ((i)) John Gethen of Bronton (Bromton)
m. Florence (dau of Morris ap David ap Howell ap Jeva ap Meredidd ap Howell)
  ((a)) John Gethen of Bronton
  m. Elizabeth Yate (dau of William Yate)
  ((b)) Mary Gethen
  m. Robert Marshall of Yorkshire
  ((ii)) Florence Gethen
  m. Thomas Aldwyn of Churburys
  ((C)) Oliver Gethen alias Bowdler
  ((D)) Florence Gethine possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Middleton



John Bowdler of Hope Bowdler, Salop
1. John Bowdler of Hope Bowdler
  A. Stephen Bowdler
i. Sir William Bowdler of Hope Bowdler
  m. Anne Grant (dau of Sir Phillip Grant)
  a. Sir Stephen Bowdler of Hope Bowdler
  m. Joane Brinsbon (dau/heir of Sir Nicholas Brinsbon)
  (1) Ciceley Bowdler
  m. Edward (sb Edmund?) Acton of Acton Scott
  (2) Alice Bowdler
  m. John Jenkes of Wolverton



(1) We have yet to make a connection to the following branch of the family. According to our Rules we should therefore not show it. We make an exception in the expectation that we will be able to make a connection in due course.
(2) Gyll suggests that the following William was probably descended from Richard Bowdler who was Bailiff of Ludlow in 1468.
William Bowdler 'of Ludlow' (bur 06.11.1575)
1. Richard Bowdler of Ludlow the first mentioned by Visitation
  m. (27.06.1584) Margery Lane (dau of Thomas Lane of Ludlow)
  A. William Bowdler of Ludlow (bpt 27.11.1586, d before 23.06.1655)
  m. Isabell Gwillim (dau of Tamberlaine Gwillim or Guillim of Wellington (Willington))
  i. William Bowdler (bpt 04.08.1625, d 29.03.1686)
  m1. Jane Fell (d 06.06.1660, dau of Samuel Fell, Dean of Christchurch)
  a. Jane Bowdler (d 19.09.1738)
  m. William Dobson
  b. Ann Bowdler (b c1670, d 09.02.1745)
  m. Tamberlaine Foord
  c.+ other issue - William, Stephen, Joseph, Samuel
  m2. Mary Seaborne (d 06.05.1665, dau of Richard Seaborne (Serjeant at law in Hereford))
  g. Isabel Bowdler
  m3. Mary Phillips (dau of Stephen Phillips of Herefordshire)
  ii. Tamberlaine Bowdler (bpt 08.10.1626, dsp before 06.07.1646, of Gray's Inn)
  m. (29.01.1646) Eleanor Andrews of Monksfield (m2. _ Selbby)
  iii. Samuel Bowdler (bpt 16.12.1627, dsp c04.1669)
  m1. Sarah Jones (bur 30.10.1666, dau of Thomas Jones of Signet)
  m2. Olivia (a 1669)
  iv. John Bowdler of Ludlow (b c1633, a 1663)
  m. Margery Weaver (dau of Samuel Weaver)
  a. Samuel Bowdler (b c1659, d 04.08.1724, Bailiff of Ludlow)
  m. (30.09.1688) Mary Davies (dau of Richard Davies of Ludlow (of Richard's Castle?))
  (1) Mary Bowdler (bpt 11.04.1694, d 01.09.1765)
  m1. (06.09.1716) William Jones (d 1754)
  (A) John Jones (dsp 1776)
  m2. (17.05.1729) John Brome (b 1773-4, d 24.01.1774)
  (B) Peter Brome (dsp 1771)
  (C) Mary Brome (bpt 07.08.1731, d 11.03.1820)
  m. (10.12.1773) William Glyn of Wraysbury (Buckinghamshire) & Yeoveney Hall (Middlesex) (b c1724, d 26.03.1798)
  (i) William Gyll had issue
  It was William's son Gordon who was "the compiler of these descents".
  (D) Jemima Brome (d 21.05.1801)
  m. (22.04.1761) John Giles of Hope Court in Bagot, Ludlow (d by 1802)
  (2)+ other issue - Samuel (bpt 27.06.1695, dsp before 02.04.1740), Jane (b 1702, a 1724)
  b. Ann Bowdler (b c1661, a 1663)
  v. Marmaduke Bowdler of Bristol (d before 18.04.1710)
  m. Ann Cosley of Bristol (d before 17.12.1717)
  vi. Ann Bowdler
  m. John Aldiss of Chettal (Captain)
  vii. Isabella Bowdler
  m. Benjamin Bulkeley of Clay Felton
  B. John Bowdler of Ludlow (bpt 09.03.1589, dsp)
  m. Eleanor Cooper (dau of John Cooper of Ludlow)
  C. Richard Bowdler of Ludlow
  m. Suzanna
  i.+ 2 daughters
  D. other issue - Thomas, Sarah, Joanne, Margery



Obviously connected in some way to the family in the second section (above), but exactly how is not clear, was the following Hugh. We are not helped by the absence of dates in the Visitation. A cousin of the above John Jenkes married in 1382 which appears to be similar to the estimated date of Ciceley's marriage to Edward Acton.
Hugh Bowdler of Hope Bowdler
1. William Bowdler of Wolstaston (not Worceston)
  m. Ann Thyn (dau of Ralph Thyn (who d 1515) son of John Botfield alias Thyn by Jane Bowdler)
  A. Thomas Bowdler
  i. John Bowdler
  a. William Bowdler this generation omitted by Gyll
  (1) William Bowdler (a 1623)
  B. Roger Bowdler of Shrewsbury and/or Wolstaston
  m. Jane Haynes (dau of Thomas Haynes of Stretton)
  i. Thomas Bowdler
  m. Catherine Brown of Salop
  a. Elizabeth Bowdler
  m. Richard Tench or Trench
  b. Margery Bowdler (dsp)
  ii. William Bowdler
  m. Elizabeth Gease (dau of Thomas Gease of Belton)
  a. William Bowdler
  m. Margaret Longwell (dau of John Longwell of Whitbach)
  (1) William Bowdler (b c1612, a 1663)
  m. Anne Doger of Condover
  (2) Thomas Bowdler (b 1614, a 1663)
  m. Eleanor Colborne (dau of William Colborne of Wolstaston)
  (A)+ issue - William, Thomas, Ann, Sarah
  (3) Richard Bowdler of Shrewsbury (b c1618, a 1663)
  m. Sarah Wilding (dau of Philip Wilding of Shrewsbury)
  (A)+ issue - Samuel, Philip, William, Margaret, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah
  (4) Edmund Bowdler of Cudercot, Salop
  (5) Margaret Bowdler
  m. Francis Yeoman
  iii. Richard Bowdler of Shrewsbury
  a. Lucy Bowdler
  iv. John Bowdler of Shrewsbury
  m1/2. Catherine Montgomery (dau of Thomas Montgomery of Shrewsbury)
  a. William Bowdler (a 1623)
  m. Elizabeth Meigham (dau of Richard Meigham or Meighen of Shrewsbury)
  (1) Elizabeth Bowdler
  m. Abraham Griffith
  (2)+ other issue - John (b c1599 (probably not c1588), a 1623), Suzanna (dsp)
  m2/1. Elizabeth Waringes (dau of Adam Waringes of Charleton in Shrewsbury)
  b. Adam Bowdler (dsp) not mentioned by Gyll
c. Samuel Bowdler of Arlescote (Arlescott of Harlescott) (d before 07.02.1632)
  m. Lucy Foster (dau of Richard Foster of Eveleigh (Forster of Everingham, alias Evelith), m2. Lancelot Stephens)
  (1) Audley Bowdler (b c1607/12, a 1623)
  m. Joyce Lockyer (dau of Francis Lockyer of the Marsh)
  (A) Samuel Bowdler (b c1642, a 1663)
  (B) Joyce Bowdler
  m. John Edenbroke (Addenbrooke)
  (2) Andrew Bowdler
  m. Margaret Hussey (dau of Richard Hussey)
  (A)+ issue - Andrew, Richard, Samuel, Margaret
  (3) Humphrey Bowdler of the Wike (b c1615, d before 08.10.1666)
  m. Elizabeth Bowdler (dau of Henry Bowdler of Madeley)
  (A) Audley Bowdler (d before 12.05.1715)
  m. Isabel
  (i) daughter
  m. _ Ick
  (ii) Ann Bowdler
  m. _ Vaughan
  (iii)+ other issue - John, Audley, Humphrey, Isabel
  (B)+ other issue - Henry, Mary, Elizabeth
  (4) Mary Bowdler
  c. Andrew Bowdler of Marlegott, co. Kerry
  m. Joanne Bury (dau of John Bury of Ballybegon)
  (1) Thomas Bowdler
  d. Roger Bowdler of Oswestry (a 1623)
  m. _ Lloyd of Oswestry
  e. Susan Bowdler
  m. _ Langley
  f. Mary Bowdler
  m. Thomas Hunt of Newcastle-under-Lyne
  v Jane Bowdler
  m. Edward Hughes
  vi. Elizabeth Bowdler
  m. Richard Harding of Shrewsbury



Thomas Bowdler of Ludlow
m. Mary Whitmore of Salop
1. Edmond Bowdler (b 1559)
  m. Alice Montagu (dau of _ Montagu of Pangbourne)
  A. Thomas Bowdler (b 1589, d 23.11.1670)
  m. (15.01.1620) Elizabeth Oldfield (b 1584, d 23.01.1649, dau of Thomas Oldfield of Devon)
  i. Thomas Bowdler (b 03.02.1622, dsp 05.03.1700)
  m. Christiana Windsor (b 02.09.1632, d 04.03.1684, dau of Francis Windsor)
  ii. John Bowdler (b 06.1627)
  m. (07.1658) Deborah Jones (b 1641, d 20.11.1687, dau of Henry Jones (Bishop of Meath) by dau of Hugh Cullum)
a. Henry Bowdler (b 03.12.1659, d 1660)
  b. Thomas Bowdler of London (b 02.11.1661, d 1738)
  m. Jane Martin (b 11.11.1671, d 06.1713, dau of Sir Joseph Martin)
  (1) Thomas Bowdler (b 01.07.1706, d 05.1785)
m. Elizabeth Stuart Cotton (b 1717-8, d 10.05.1798, dau of Sir John Cotton of Huntingdonshire, Bart)
  (A) John Bowdler of Sevenoaks (b 01.03.1746, d 30.06.1823, publicist)
  m. (1778) Harriet Hanbury (b 1744-5, d 09.08.1829, dau of John Hanbury of Hamburgh)
  (i) Thomas Bowdler (b 13.03.1780, d 11.11.1856) had issue (2 daus)
  m. (22.07.1806) Phoebe Cotton (dau of Joseph Cotton (Director of the EIC))
  (ii) Jane Bowdler
  m. (03.05.1810) George Gipps (MP)
  (iii)+ other issue - John (bv 1783, d 01.02.1815), Hannah Maria, Elizabeth (b 14.02.1773?, d 04.08.1810)
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas (d 24.02.1825), Jane (d 1784, publicist), Frances, Henrietta Maria, Hannah (b c1753, d 1830)
  (2) Frances Bowdler (b 1702, d 15.06.1736)
  m. Francis Barrel of Rochester
  (3)+ other issue - John (b 02.1708), Elizabeth (d 1703), Jane (b 1697), Deborah (b 1698), Henrietta (b 1707)
  B. Edmond Bowdler
  i. Alice Bowdler
  m. _ Stamp of Reading
  C. Richard Bowdler

Main source(s):
(1) For first section : Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, 'Bowdler of Bromton')
(2) For second section : Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, 'Bowdler of Hope Bowdler')
(3) For third section : Visitation (Shropshier, 1623, 'Bowdler of Ludlow'), 'A branch of Bowdler of Hope Bowdler, settled in Ludlow' by Gordon Gyll in The Genealogist (vol 1, p281+)
(4) For fourth section : Visitation (Shropshier, 1623, 'Bowdler of Harlescott and Shrewsbury'), 'Notes on the surname of Bowdler' by Gordon Gyll in The Genealogist (vol 1, p279+)
(5) For fifth/lower section : 'Branch of Bowdler of Ludlow' by Gordon Gyll in The Genealogist (vol 1, p282+)
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