Henry Bowles and Bridget Lushman
by Dr. William M. Litchman, C.G., Member #1647
1620 Los Alamos, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1122
[part 3 of 5] Sent to The Newfoundland Ancestor, 30 Jul 1999, accepted. Published in The Newfoundland Ancestor, Winter, 1999, Vol 15, #4, pp 225-230.
Parts of the Bowles family have been previously published and will not be repeated here. The origin of the Bowles family is unknown at this time and so this is still a work in progress. However, Henry and Bridget (Lushman) Bowles were introduced and married in or near Burin or Hermitage Bay, perhaps New Harbour, and then moved west along the coast as so many others did, in company with family and neighbourhood groups, eventually settling in Coppett. The family has been remarkably stable in that location for as long as the community has existed.
The structure of the family is as follows:
1. Henry1 Bowles, died after Sep 1871. He married 1837/42 in Little River Bridget Lushman, born about 1822 in New Harbour; died about 1877, possibly in New Harbour, daughter of Thomas Lushman and Susannah McDonald. He was probably resident in Bay d’Espoir in Aug 1843, where two of his children were baptised. He or his son was in Coppett in Jul 1863 as a witness to a marriage, in Lower Burgeo in Sep 1863 and in Fox Island in Sep 1871, for the same purpose. His house was used as the site for several marriages in the 1860s. He is listed in Coppett in 1869.
Children of Henry Bowles and Bridget Lushman were as follows:
2 i William2 Bowles, baptised 18 Aug 1839, Burin. He married on 3 Jul 1862 in Musquito Elizabeth Young, daughter of James Young and Elizabeth (---).
3 ii Thomas2 Bowles, christened 26 Aug 1842 in Burin.
4 iii James2 Bowles, born about 1842; died before 1888. He married, on 18 Sep 1867 in Bay de View, Ruth Bagg, born 27 Mar 1844 in Dern Island; christened 14 Jul 1844 in Dern Island; died 31 Aug 1907 in Fox Island; buried 2 Sep 1907 in Fox Island, daughter of Hugh Bagg and Ann (---). Ruth married second, on 17 Oct 1888 at Lower Burgeo, Francis Clarke.
5 iv Louisa2 Bowles, christened 8 Aug 1843 in Burin. She married James Young.
6 v Henry2 Bowles, born 2 Feb 1848 in Lower Burgeo; christened 27 Feb 1848 in Lower Burgeo.
7 vi Francis2 Bowles, born Oct 1849 in White Bear Bay. He married Rosanna Young.
+ 8 vii George2 Bowles, born Nov 1853 in Coppett. He married Sarah Warren.
+ 9 viii John2 Bowles, born about 1855. He married Hannah Baggs.
+ 10 ix Susannah2 Bowles, born about 1860. She married Henry Warren.
8. George2 Bowles (Henry1), born Nov 1853 in Coppett. He married, on 13 Sep 1883 in Fox Island, Sarah Warren, born Jun 1851 in Fox Island.
Children of George Bowles and Sarah Warren were as follows:
11 i George3 Bowles, born about 1880.
12 ii Louisa3 Bowles, born about 1880.
13 iii Susannah3 Bowles, born about 1882.
14 iv Thomas3 Bowles, born about 1883.
15 v Elizabeth3 Bowles, born about 1884.
16 vi Bridget Susannah3 Bowles, born 8 Jul 1884 in Coppett; christened 8 Aug 1884 in Coppett; buried 4 Mar 1886 in Coppett.
9. John2 Bowles (Henry1), born about 1855. He married, on 9 Sep 1880 in Dog Cove, Hannah Bagg, born May 1860 in Fox Island.
Children of John Bowles and Hannah Bagg were as follows:
18 i Louisa3 Bowles, born 21 Oct 1881 in Cobbett; christened 28 Jun 1882 in Cobbett. She married, on 24 Sep 1904 in Coppett, James Bowles, born about 1875, son of Francis Bowles and Rosanna Young.
19 ii George Thomas3 Bowles, born 11 Apr 1883 in Cobbett; christened 3 Jul 1883 in Cobbett.
+ 20 iii Edward3 Bowles, born 29 Jul 1885 in Cobbett; christened 17 Aug 1885 in Cobbett. He married Harriet Belinda Eavis.
21 iv Henry3 Bowles, born 18 Jun 1889 in Cobbett; christened 21 Jul 1889 in Cobbett; died 1957 in Ramea. He married first, in 1922 in Coppett, Bertha Elizabeth Cutler, born 1904 in Coppett; and married second, in 1930, Lilly May Northcotte, born 1887 in White Bear Bay; died 1964.
10. Susannah2 Bowles (Henry1), born about 1860. She married, on 19 Sep 1881 in Fox Island, Henry Warren, born about 1857.
Children of Susannah Bowles and Henry Warren were as follows:
22 i Henry William3 Warren, born 4 Nov 1882 in Fox Island; christened 3 Jul 1883 in Fox Island.
23 ii Charles3 Warren, born 28 Nov 1883 in Fox Island; christened 9 May 1884 in Fox Island.
24 iii Sarah Jane3 Warren, born 27 Jul 1885 in Fox Island; christened 17 Aug 1885 in Fox Island.
25 iv Harriet Louisa3 Warren, born 23 Dec 1886 in Fox Island; christened 4 May 1887 in Fox Island.
26 v Samuel3 Warren, born 2 Mar 1889 in Fox Island; christened 16 Mar 1889 in Fox Island.
27 vi James3 Warren, born 25 Aug 1890 in Fox Island; christened 9 Oct 1890 in Fox Island.
20. Edward3 Bowles (John2, Henry1), born 29 Jul 1885 in Coppett; christened 17 Aug 1885 in Coppett. He married Harriet Belinda Eavis, born Jul 1904 in Deer Island.
Children of Edward Bowles and Harriet Belinda Eavis were as follows:
28 i Elizabeth Hannah4 Bowles, born 4 Jul 1921 in Coppett, christened 8 Jul 1921 in Coppett.
29 ii Hartley4 Bowles, born 8 Jul 1923 in Coppett, christened 20 Jul 1923 in Coppett.
30 iii John William4 Bowles, born 20 Sep 1925 in Coppett, christened 25 Sep 1925 in Coppett.
31 iv Cecil4 Bowles, born 9 Aug 1927 in Coppett, christened 17 Aug 1927 in Coppett.
32 v Alma May4 Bowles, born 9 Oct 1930 in Coppett, christened 13 Oct 1930 in Coppett.
33 vi Lucy Olive4 Bowles, born 3 May 1934 in Coppett, christened 6 Jun 1934 in Coppett.
34 vii Effie4 Bowles, born 28 Jun 1938 in Coppett, christened 29 Jul 1938 in Coppett.
35 viii Minnie Cora4 Bowles, born 8 Jul 1940 in Coppett, christened 27 Jul 1940 in Coppett.
34 ix Maizie4 Bowles, born 1943 in Coppett. .
35 x Harry4 Bowles, born 1946 in Coppett.
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