'Bower2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bower of Darley Hall, Bower of Dundee, Bower of Kincaldrum, Bower of Lavington, Bower of Meatie

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Thomas Bower (b c1541, d 1603)
m. Janet Coote
1. Roger Bower of Dundee (d 1628, councillor)
  A. Alexander Bower of Invereighty (a 1634, councillor of Dundee)
  m. Margaret Balfour (dau of Sir David Balfour of Forset)
  i. Alexander Bower of Kincaldrum, Angus (a 1634, baillie & Dean of Guild of Dundee, MP)
  m1. (26.10.1652) Christian Mitchell
  m2. (06.04.1657) Lilias Monteith
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  a. Alexander Bower ("eldest son")
BP1934 does not follow Alexander's line but mentions various of his descendants. The following comes from various web sites (in particular here).
  (1) Alexander Bower of Kincaldrum
  (2) James Bower of Meathie
  (A) Alexander Bower of Meathie, Kincaldrum & Kinnettles (a 1744)
  m. Margaret Sinclair (dau of Thomas Sinclair)
  (i) Alexander Bower of Kincaldrum
m. Margaret Graham (dau of Robert Graham of Fintry)
  (a) Graham Bower, last of Kincaldrum (d 1844)
  m. Emily Patterson or Paterson
  ((1)) James Patterson Bower (b 1806, d 1889, Admiral) had issue
  m. Barbara Hickson (dau of John Richard Hickson by Barbara Mahony)
  ((2)) Alexander Bower, later Bower St. Clair had issue
  m. Countess Pelagie Kossakouska ("a Polish lady")
  ((3)) Alexander Bower probably of this generation
  m. (1829) Francis Balfour of Fernie (d 1854)
  (b) Ellen Fletcher Bower possibly of this generation
  m. Anthony Murray of Dollerie (d 1838)
  (c)+ 8 others
  (ii) Margaret St.Clair Bower (d 21.02.1835) possibly of this generation
  m. (20.04.1789) Patrick Carnegy, 4th of Lour (b 25.02.1757, d 24.11.1819)
  b. Thomas Bower (a 1680, councillor of Dundee, "younger son")
  (1) Thomas Bower, Provost of Dundee (a 1723, "younger son")
  (A) William Bower, once of Kinnettles (a 1754)
  m. Mary Fraser
  (i) William Bower, later in Hampshire
  m. (12.02.1760) Lucy Jane **
  (a) William Bower of Hatton Garden (b 09.04.1781) had issue
  m. (31.03.1807) Susannah Bucke
  (b)+ other issue



Robert Bower
1. Martin Bower
  A. Thomas Bower possibly the Thomas of Lavington who married ...
  m. Dorothy Beckett (dau of William Beckett of Wilton) possibly wife of this Thomas and mother of ...
i. William Bower of Lavington, Witlshire (bur 15.05.1611)
  m. Elizabeth (bur 09.01.1617-8)
  a. William Bower of Lavington (bur 13.02.1644/5)
  m. (15.02.1601/2) Anne Mayton (bur 21.01.1622/3)
  (1) Anne Bower (bpt 20.04.1605)
  m. (10.06.1623) William Calley of Burdrop (b 1599, d 1660)
  (2) Elizabeth Bower (bpt 05.04.1609)
  m1. (13.03.1629/30) Henry Danvers of Baynton
  m2. (20.09.1653) Charles Yorke of West Lavington
  b. Francis Bower of Lavington
  m. (03.03.1605/6) Joan (bur 13.02.1618/9, widow of _ Merewther)
  c. Anne Bower
  m. (26.10.1601) Sefton Bromwich
  d. Jane Bower
  m. _ Andrews
  e. daughter
  m. Richard Halbert



Francis Bower
1. Francis Bower
  A. Francis Bower of Darley Hall, Derbyshire
  m. Elizabeth
  i. Francis Bower (bpt 12.03.1704-5, d 1763, rector of Barlborough)
  m. (Elizabeth) Lord (widow of ?? Tannet)
a. Frances Bower
  m. Joseph Baggeley Bradshaw of Holbrook
  b. Elizabeth Bower (d unm)
  ii. Christopher Bower of Darley Hall (bpt 17.03.1707 ,d 12.1790)
  m. Dorothy Bunting (dau of Francis Bunting of Barlborough by _ Calvert of Yeaverley)
  a. Amelia Bower (d 18.04.1821)
  m. _ Jebb ## see here ##
  b. Elizabeth Bower (d unm)
  c. Jane Bower (d 04.05.1814)
  m. Richard Potter of Manchester (d 21.09.1810)
  iii. daughter
  m. John Aishe

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BP1934 (Bower)
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Wilsthire, 1623, Bower)
(3) For lower section : 'The History of the County of Derby' (Stephen Glover, 1829, edited by T. Noble, p358) with support from a note to FMG (vol 3, MS 458-9, Potter)
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