'Bowyer01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bowyer of Denham Court, Bowyer of Knipersley (Knypersley), Bowyer of Leighthorne (Leythorne), Bowyer of Petworth, Bowyer of Radley, Atkins-Bowyer of Clapham

Reputedly descended from Aldred Bowyer, temp Henry I (who r. 1100-1135), was ...
Hugh Bowyer of Newcastle-under-Lime (a 1377)
1. Thomas Bowyer (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  m. Katherine de Knypersley, heiress of Knypersley (Knipersley)
  A. William Bowyer of Knipersley
  m. Margaret Trubshawe (dau of Nicholas Trubshawe)
  i. William Bowyer this generation not in Grazebrook's Visitation but in BP1934
  m. Elizabeth Erdiswick (dau of _ Erdiswick of Sandon)
  a. Thomas Bowyer of Knipersley (a 1417)
  m1/2. Ellen Berchles (dau of Henry Berchles)
m2/1. Janet Cotton (dau of Thomas Cotton)
  (1) Strangely, BP1934, which hereafter follows the Petworth branch, mentions only Richard as a child of Thomas, thereby missing the opportunity to show how the later Bowyers of Knipersley connect to this family. BEB1841 starts with William of Petworth (just below) other than to identify him as grandson of Thomas Bowyer of Knipersley.
(2) Unsure of the order of the marriages. BP1934 mentions only Janet Cotton, identifying her as Richard's mother. Grazebrook's Visitation shows Janet as mother of all of the children.
  (1) John Bowyer of Knipersley (a 1500)
  m. Elizabeth Lewson
  (A) William Bowyer of Knipersley (d 1540-1)
  m. Katherine Brereton (dau of Andrew Brereton of Brereton)
  (B)+ other issue - Richard, Nicholas, Thomas, Alice, Isabel
  (2) Richard Bowyer of Petworth
  m. Jane Gunter of Racton
  (A) William Bowyer of Petworth (d 1528) - continued below
  m. Eliza Tredcroft (dau of Robert Tredcroft of Billinghurst)
  (3)+ other issue - Robert, Elizabeth, Margery, Margaret, Jane, Katherine
  ii. Robert Bowyer
  iii. Hugh Bowyer of Kederminster (a 1430)
  a. William Bowyer (2nd son)
  (1) John Bowyer of Sheppished
  b.+ other issue - John, Thomas
  B. Nicholas Bowyer



William Bowyer of Petworth (d 1528) - continued above
m. Eliza Tredcroft (dau of Robert Tredcroft of Billinghurst)
1. Thomas Bowyer of London
  m. Jane Merry (dau of Robert Merry or Mery of Hatfield)
A. Thomas Bowyer of Leighthorne or Lethorne or Leythorne
  m1. (sp) Maudlyn Trehern (dau of Barthelemew Trehern)
  m2. Jane Birch (dau of John Birch, baron of the Exchequer)
  i. Sir Thomas Bowyer, Sheriff of Surrey & Sussex, 1st Bart of Leighthorne or Leythorne (b 28.11.1586, bur 10.04.1640)
  m1. (by 1610) Anne Stoughton (dau of Adrian Stoughton of Stoke)
  a. Sir Thomas Bowyer, 2nd Bart of Leighthorne (dspm 1659)
  BEB1841 shows this Thomas as having dvp in 1634 and reports that he was father of Sir James. We follow TCB in showing Thomas as the 2nd Baronet and Sir James as his half-brother.
  m1. Katharine Stany (a 1648, dau of Richard Stany of Elston by Bridget, dau of Richard Ernly of Rockham)
  (1) Anne Bowyer (b 1642-3, heir) probably of this generation, of this marriage
  m. (26.07.1664) Edward Morley of Barnham (b c1644, d before 04.11.1667)
  m2. Margaret
  b. John Bowyer (dsp)
c. Anne Bowyer
  m. Sir John Morley of Broomes and Chichester
  (1) Catherine Morley
  m. Peter Bettesworth
  m2. (before 1634) Jane Cranley (dau of Emery Cranley)
  m3. (by 1642) Anne (bur 11.05.1683) not mentioned by BEB1841
  d. Sir James Bowyer, 3rd/1st Bart of Leighthorne (dsp bur 28.02.1679/80)
  Sir James surrendered the baronetcy he had inherited and procured a new one that was inheritable, by special remainder, by Henry Goring of Highden.
  ii. Jane Bowyer probably of this generation
  m. Richard Bellingham of Erringham (d 20.08.1625)
  B. Richard Bowyer
  C. Joan Bowyer
  m1. George Caslye
  m2. Thomas Nowell
2. Robert Bowyer, Mayor of Chichester (d before 22.06.1552)
  Visitation (Sussex) shows 2 generations here of Robert Bowyers of Chichester, the 2nd being the only reported child of the 1st and the 2nd (d 1567) married to Ann, dau of Myles Grover of Kingston-upon-Thames (who m2. Francis Waller). We follow BP1934 which names only 1 child, Francis of London, reported as his 2nd of 5 sons. The other children are as reported by Visitation.
  m. Margaret (bur 30.08.1563)
  A. Roger Bowyer
  m. Ann Grove
  i. Margaret Bowyer
  m. _ Colthurst
  ii. Martha Bowyer
  m. Augustine Foukes
  iii. Elizabeth Bowyer
  m. _ Moody of Berkshire
B. Francis Bowyer, Sheriff of London (d 14/24.06.1581)
  m. Elizabeth Tillesworth (dau of William Tillesworth or Tilesworth of London)
  i. Sir William Bowyer of Denham Court (d 08.1616)
  m. Mary Pierson (dau of Thomas Pierson of Westminster)
a. Sir Henry Bowyer of Denham Court (dvp 27.12.1613)
  m. Anne Salter (dau of Nicholas Salter of London)
  (1) Sir William Bowyer, 1st Bart of Denham Court (bpt 29.06.1612, d 02.10.1679)
  m. (29.05.1634) Margaret Weld (d 08.01.1678, dau of Sir John Weld of Arnolds, son of Sir Humphrey, Lord Mayor)
  (A) Sir William Bowyer, 2nd Bart of Denham Court (b 1639, d 13.02.1721-2)
  m. (24.12.1679) Frances Cecil (d 15.06.1723, dau of Charles Cecil, Viscount Cranborne)
  (i) Cecil Bowyer (dvp 05.12.1720)
  m. (22.07.1707) Juliana Parker (dau of Richard Parker of Hedsor)
  (a) Sir William Bowyer, 3rd Bart of Denham Court (b 1710, d 12.07.1768)
  m. (21.08.1733) Anne Stonhouse (d 22.05.1785, dau of Sir John Stonhouse, Bart of Radley)
  ((1)) Sir William Bowyer, 4th Bart of Denham Court (b 1736, dsp 04.1799)
m. (26.08.1776) Anne Carey (d 25.12.1802, widow of Capt. James Baker)
  ((2)) Sir George Bowyer, 1st Bart of Radley, 5th Bart of Denham Court (d 06.12.1799, Admiral, 3rd son)
  George was created a Baronet in his own right before inheriting the baronetcy from his brother.
  m1. (11.11.1768) Margaret Price (dsp 18.09.1778, dau of Rev. _ Price, relict of Sir Jacob Downing, Bart)
  m2. (04.06.1782) Henrietta Brett (d 11.1845, dau of Admiral Sir Piercy Brett)
  ((A)) Sir George Bowyer, 6th Bart of Denham Court, 2nd Bart of Radley (b 03.03.1783, d 01.07.1860) had issue
  m. (19.11.1808) Anne Hammond Douglas (d 1844, dau of Capt. Sir Andrew Snape Douglas)
  ((B)) Henrietta Bowyer
  m. (10.10.1812) Charles Sawyer of Heywood Lodge
  ((C))+ other issue - William (b 29.12.1784, d unm 24.06.1808, Lt. Colonel), Henry (b 09.03.1786, d unm, rector of Sunningwell), Eliza (d 01.11.1879)
  ((3)) Richard Bowyer, later Atkins-Bowyer of Clapham (d 21.11.1820, 5th son)
  m. (03.02.1773) Elizabeth Brady (dau of C. Brady of Dublin)
((A)) William Atkins-Bowyer of Braywick Grove and Clapham (b 11.01.1779, d 09.02.1844, Major) had issue
  m. (13.04.1803) Frances Wentworth (d 24.01.1856, dau of Behning Wentworth, Secretary of Nova Scotia)
  ((B)) Cornelius Atkins-Bowyer (Colonel) had issue
  m. Sophia Hopkinson (dau of Comm. _ Hopkinson)
  ((C)) Frances Penelope Atkins-Bowyer (d 1836)
  m. (24.08.1807) J. Forest Fulton (Lt. Colonel)
  ((4)) Penelope Bowyer
  m1. (05.08.1765) George John Cooke ( (b 1736, d 1785, MP)
m2. Edward Smith (Lt. General, uncle of Admiral Sir Sydney Smith)
  ((5))+ other issue - Cecil, Henry (d 08.1808, Lt. General)
  (b)+ 3 sons and 2 daughters
  (ii) William Bowyer
  m. Elizabeth Parker (dau of Richard Parker of Hedsor)
  (a)+ 2 sons and 1 daughter
  (iii) Diana Bowyer (d 1708)
  m. (1705) Philip Jennings of Duddleston
  (B) Alice Bowyer
  m1. William Buggins of Northcray
  m2. Sir John Cleyton (Clayton)
  (i) Charlotte Clayton (d 12.04.1749) probably of this generation
  m. (c20.10.1702) John Lovelace, 4th Lord, Governor of New York (d 06.05.1709)
  (C)+ 2 sons and other daughters
  (2) Henry Bowyer
  b. Robert Bowyer of Huntsmore
  m. Elizabeth Buggins of London
  (1)+ issue - William, Robert, Henry, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret, Anne, Katharine
ii. Robert Bowyer of London (grocer)
  m. Margaret Cordall (dau of Thomas Cordall of Milkstreet)
  a.+ issue - Thomas, Robert, John, William, Henry
  iii. John Bowyer
  a.+ issue - John, Francis
  iv. Francis Bowyer
  m. Ann Howard of Surrey
  v. John Bowyer
  vi. Joan Bowyer
  m. Martyn Trott of Hertfordshire
  vii. Margaret Bowyer (d 1608)
  m. Sir William Spencer of Yarnton (d 18.12.1609)
  viii. Elizabeth Bowyer
  m. Sir Henry Anderson, Sheriff of London (d 1605)
  C. William Bowyer
  m. Ann Harecourt (dau of John Harecourt of Staunton)
  i. Robert Bowyer
  ii. Judith Bowyer
  m. Richard Highgate
  D. Agnes Bowyer
  m. William Neale of Warnford
  E.+ other issue - John, Henry, Elizabeth, Margaret, Martha
3. John Bowyer
  m. Margaret Barkley (dau of John Barkley of Winchelsey)
  A. William Bowyer of Petworth
  m. Edeth Hemerford (dau of Thomas Hemerford of Somerset)
  i. Grace Bowyer
  m. Robert Badger
  B. Parnell Bowyer
  m. _ Atkinson
  C. Rose Bowyer
  m. Simon Merston
  D. Allice Bowyer
  m. Richard Mylls
4. Edmond Bowyer (dsp)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Bowyer of Denham) with some support/input from Visitation (H. Sydney Grazebrook 1885, Staffordshire, 1614+1663-4, Bowyer of Knipersley), Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Bowyer), BEB1841 (Bowyer of Leighthorne) and a little from TCB (vol ii, Bowyer of Leythorne), Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, Bowyer of Denham)
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