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Charles Bowles of Chathams Family Tree
See The Bowles of Chatham
Charles Bowles  b. ca. 1612
(of Rochester and Rome House, Chatham, Kent (descended from The Bolles of Gosberton) Clerk to the Check at Deptford 1636, Captain of 2nd Horse Regiment 1651, Receiver General of the War Tax 1656, High Sheriff of Kent 1658)
m. Agnes (called Ann) Cole of Woodbridge, Suffolk (bp. March 5, 1618/19 Woodbridge; Thomas Cole of Woodbridge)
Oct. 26, 1637 St. Mary, Woodbridge, Suffolk
1.  Charles Bowles (Rev'd.) b. ~ 1639  (BA Queen’s College, Oxford 1658; Vicar of Shorne, Kent 1667; Vicar of Cobham, Kent 1668) 
m. Elizabeth (b. ~ 1642) ~ 1662
1.1  John Bowles bp. May 21, 1664 Chatham St. Mary, Kent, bur. July 19, 1664 Chatham St. Mary, Kent
1.2  Carolina Bowles bp. July 19, 1666 Chatham St. Mary, Kent
m. Thomas Rogers of Gravesend 1686
Charles d. Dec. 16, 1670 bur. Rochester, Kent
Elizabeth m.(2) Rev. Robert Dixon of Stockbury Apr. 25, 1673 St Sepulchre’s, London (reference above)
2.  Agnes Bowles bp. May 31, 1640 Chatham St. Mary, Kent
3.  John Bowles of Eltham bp. Feb. 27, 1642 (1641/42 Old Calendar) Chatham St. Mary, Kent
(of Mark Lane and Eltham.  Set up factory at Ratcliff, Southwark in 1677 to manufacture crown glass.  In 1695 he was a Commissioner for managing the duty on glass.  The factory passed down through four generations until it was destroyed by fire in 1794. This is the John Bowles mentioned as a friend of Samuel Pepys in his diaries.
For the next generations in this line, see John Bowles of Eltham's Family Tree
See also The Bowles of Eltham and for other famous Bowles in this line see Caroline Bowles Southey, Charles Bradshaw Bowles,the Vicar of Woking,Surrey and Phineas Bowles of Kilmainham, Dublin.
4.  William Bowles bp. Apr. 2?, 1644 Chatham St. Mary, Kent  (cannot read last digit of day in registry entry)
(must have died as an infant)
5.  William Bowles bp. Nov. 7, 1645 Chatham St. Mary, Kent
(a William Bowles bur. Nov. 25, 1665 Chatham St. Mary, Kent; a plague year; possibly this William)
6.  Phineas Bowles bp. May 3, 1647 Chatham St. Mary, Kent
(of Weybridge; succeeded  Samuel Pepys as Secretary to the Admiralty in 1689)
See Phineas Bowles, Secretary to the Admiralty
m. Katherine
6.1  Phineas Bowles (Brigadier General) b. ~ 1679
See Brigadier General Phineas Bowles
m. Elizabeth Robinson (widow) 1718
6.1.1  Elizabeth Bowles (living and unmarried in 1750)
Phineas  d. Nov. 15, 1722
6.2  Benjamin Bowles bp. June 29, 1683 St Alfege, London
m. Hannah Barker Mar. 20, 1706 St Mary, Islington, Middlesex 
(“Benjamen Bowles at ye Wheat Sheaff in Fleet Street.  He is a Clerk.”  Benjamin was Clerk to the Secretary of the Admiralty (his father Phineas) ref.)
6.2.1  Charles Bowles bp. Apr. 27, 1705 St Bride’s, Fleet Street
Benjamin Bowles bur. Feb. 1707/08 St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex
6.3  Margaret Bowles bp.(1) Oct. 15, 1669 Christ Church, Newgate Street, London 
and bp.(2) Oct. 25, 1669 All Hallows Staining, London
d. unm. St. Anne, Westminster
6.4  Katherine Bowles d. unm. March 1743
6.5 another daughter m. ? (possibly Crymes)
Phineas d.  Dec. 14, 1714 Weybridge
Katherine d. June 1716
7.  Thomas Bowles b. ?, bur. Aug. 20, 1649 St. Margaret of Antioch, Rochester, Kent
8.  Margaret Bowles b. 1650 Rochester
m. Lieut. Col. John Seymour (b. 1649 John, Elizabeth Lyte) Nov. 4, 1672 London
(later Governor of Maryland, USA)
8.1  John Seymour
8.2  Berkeley Seymour
8.3  Jane Seymour
Margaret d. bef. 1698
John Seymour m.(2) Hester
Governor Seymour d. July 30, 1709 Maryland colony
9.  Thomas Bowles b. ?, bur. Sept. 22, 1657 Chatham St. Mary, Kent
Charles d. and bur. June 25, 1659 Chatham St. Mary, Kent
Agnes bur. Sept. 24, 1661 Chatham St. Mary, Kent

Also see Sorting Out the Various Phineas Bowles

This site was last updated 10/19/18