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  • Name James BOWNE 
    Born Bef 25 Dec 1636  Salem, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 25 Dec 1636  Salem, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1695 
    Notes 
    • (1) Monnette, Orra Eugene, First Settlers of ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, Olde East New Jersey - 1664-1714, Part 5, Los Angeles, CA: The Leroy Carman Press, 1931, pp. 796-797:

      [Note by compiler: Information from this source should be viewed with caution, since the author, Orra Eugene Monnette, sometimes reached erroneous conclusions based upon flimsy evidence.]

      BOWNE of MONMOUTH COUNTY

      (Adapting the same title, STILLWELL, Vol. III, pp. 2) et seq., and Bowne gen., BOWNE, BIB., (vide, ante, PART THREE, p. 318.)
      Attention again, to inter-marriages with HENRY FREEMAN, (vide, ante, PART TWO, p. 248), and same with JOHN FRENCH, (vide, ante, PART FOUR, p. 607).

      The only statement necessary is to refer to the auth.: (REG., N. J. SOC. of Col. Dames, pp. 278-9, 1928), which contra Soc. of Col. Wars, has given the record of mem. in N. J. Assembly as qual., denied arbitrarily by the male Society, (vide, ante, PART TWO, p. 171, and PART THREE, p. 363).

      WILLIAM BOWNE, the first ((_____) ca., 1677) of Mass., N. Y., and N. J. "Associate in the Monmouth Patent, 1665. Member of Assembly of New Jersey, 1669. Magistrate, 1651, 1655, 1657, 1661, 1662. Member of General Court of Deputies and Patentees, 1669." (Fourteen members qualifying.)

      JAMES BOWNE, his son, (1636-1707), "Member of the Assembly of New Jersey, 1667, 1669, 1670, 1679-1680. Recorder of Monmouth County, 1680. Justice, 1685. Patentee, 1669." (Twelve members qualifying.) (Rather formidable array of intelligence for the Registrar of Soc. of Col. Wars to stand up against--but you know, when once you're wrong, "STICK TO IT.")

      WILLIAM BOWNE, (supra), had a wife, ANN (_____) and known children, but there WERE OTHERS.

      I. CAPT, JOHN BOWNE, b. in Eng., ca. 1630, d. 1684, m. Lydia, dau. of Rev. Obadiah Holmes, of R. I.

      II. Two daus., as alleged.

      III. JUDGE JAMES BOWNE, bapt., at Salem, Mass., Aug. 25, 1636, d. at Middletown, N. J., Feb., 1695, m. Dec. 26, 1665, at Gravesend, L. I., MARY, dau. of RICHARD and PENELOPE STOUT, (vide, ante, PART FOUR, p. 632).

      IV. CAPT. ANDREW BOWNE, bapt. at Salem, Mass., 1708, admin. Aug. 12, 1638, d. 1715-16, and was a mariner, m. Elizabeth
      (_____), and he was in 1701, made Gov. of E. N. J.

      V. PHILIP BOWNE, bapt. at Salem, Mass., Dec. 7, 1640.

      VI. GERSHOM BOWNE.

      VII. Another dau.

      The JUDGE JAMES BOWNE, (supra), and wife, MARY STOUT, had at least four sons, JAMES, ANDREW, JOHN and WILLIAM BOWNE, and certainly two daus., ELIZABETH, who m. HENRY FREEMAN, Mar. 16, 1695, and MARY, who m. Aug. 4, 1705, JOHN FRENCH, determined from the neighborhood farms, of HENRY FREEMAN, and his bro.-in-law, JOHN BOWNE, near W. Another dau., may have been the ANNE BOWNE who m. JAMES BOLLEN, Secretary of the Prov.

      (2) Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1916, Vol. 1?Births, p. 102:

      BOUND . . .

      James, s. Will[iam], bp. 25: 10 m: 1636. C. R. 1.

      (3) New York Historic Homes and Family History, Volumes I-IV [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002, Vol. 2, p. 145:

      James Bowne, the second son of William Bowne, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1636, and died at Middletown, New Jersey, in 1692. He married, in 1665, Mary Stout, daughter of Richard and Penelope (Van Princes) Stout. She was born in 1645. Her father was one of the twelve patentees, and was one of the committee appointed to lay out the town lots in Middletown. He was very prominent in public affairs, and is mentioned as "one of the most respectable and respected men of his day in the Monmouth settlement." Penelope Van Princes, the wife of Richard Stout, came from Amsterdam in 1620. Concerning her an interesting account is given. She and her first husband having been attacked by the Indians, while wandering in the woods endeavoring to reach New Amsterdam from Sandy Hook, where they had been shipwrecked, the husband was killed on the spot, and the wife, fearfully wounded, was left for dead. She revived, and other Indians brought her to New Amsterdam, where she married Richard Stout, "native of England, and of good family." The children of Richard Stout were: Jonathan, who founded Hopewell, New Jersey; John, Richard, James, Peter, David, Benjamin, Mary, Sarah and Alice. All these married and were progenitors of numerous and. respected descendants. The mother, notwithstanding the frightful experience of her early life, attained the remarkable age of one hundred and ten years, having lived to see her offspring multiplied into five hundred and two persons in eighty-eight years. The children of James and Mary (Stout) Bowne, all of whom were horn in Monmouth county, were: James, Andrew, John and William.

      (4) Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: New York and New Jersey, Vol. I-V [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002:

      Vol. 3, pp. 1100-1101:

      JAMES BOWNE, son of William Bowne, was baptized, at Salem, Mass., Aug. 25, 1636. He was taken thence in 1644 or 1645, to Gravesend, L. I., by his father.

      In 1665, he became one of the Monmouth Patentees and settled in that portion of the tract known as Portland Point.

      While residing at Gravesend, he married, says the Town Book, Dec. 26, 1665, Mary, daughter of Richard and Penelope Stout. Other accounts six [sic] the date of this event as Nov. 26, 1665, and Dec. 26, 1668, the result, undoubtedly, of careless transcription.

      The approximate date of his settlement, in New Jersey, can be determined, as, Mch. 29, 1667, he was a witness in Gravesend, yet, on Dec. 14, 1667, he was residing at Portland Point, when he was elected a Deputy to represent Middletown in the General Assembly.

      1669, May 3. He was chosen one of the Overseers, of Middletown, and the 25th of the same month and year, was appointed one of the deputies to act with the Patentees at the General Court to be held at Portland Point May 27.

      1670, May 9. He filled a similar position.

      1671, May 20. He was again chosen Overseer.

      1675, Jan. 1. He was elected Magistrate of a Monthly Court of Small Causes.

      1676, Jan. 1. He was elected a Deputy to meet the Governor and Council at Woodbridge; in October, next, and the year following, (Jan. 1, 1677), to again meet them in this capacity at Elizabethtown.

      He was an Indian interpreter, with John Tilton, Sr., in 1671, at the purchase of Navasink lands.

      1677-8, January. He was chosen Town Clerk and held the position until 1680.

      1679, Jan. 4. He recorded his cattle-mark. Liber A., p. 11, Freehold Records.

      Hoge & Cattle Marks att Portland Point 22 Jan., 1668.

      James Bowne his Mirke One ____ on the left iare And a fork on the ouder part of the right ear.

      Wm Bowne his in ____ and Cut in the upper Sid off the Eare.

      1679-80, Feb. 20. He was again chosen a Deputy to the General Assembly.

      1680, Aug. 19. He made his report as Town Clerk on the result of the recent election of Magistrates.

      It is made evident by the foregoing allusions that he was a man of ability and popularity. He acquired lands in Gravesend, seven acres of which, Apr. 25, 1670, he sold, giving his residence as Portland Point.

      In New Jersey, he received two hundred and forty acres "in right of himself and wife Mary Stout." In the division of town lots and outlying lands he received his share. And again, in 1670, he received two hundred and twelve acres; one hundred and twenty acres in November, 1675; one hundred and fifty acres in 1685; four hundred and eighty acres on Apr. 18, 1688, and one hundred and fifty acres on June 28, 1690.

      He was a Grand Juror, 1693, at the Court of Sessions, Middletown.

      He died in February, 1695, and administration was granted to his son, Capt. James Bowne, Mch. 14, 1695-6.

      His personal inventory, taken Feb. 27, 1695-6, amounted to £102.6.0, and consisted largely of cattle, horses and pigs.

      The date of his wife's decease I have never seen, nor have I seen any exact mention of his children. However, by existing records, it appears that he had issue: . . .

      James Bowne. . . .

      John Bowne. . . .

      William Bowne. . . .

      Andrew Bowne. . . .

      Samuel Bowne. . . .

      One of these children, the eldest, tradition has it, was the first child born in Middletown, and was the father of a Samuel Bowne, born 1719.
    Person ID I12381  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father William BOWNE,   b. Abt 1600, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Jan 1677, Portland Point, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann (BOWNE) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary STOUT 
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F5638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart