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Edward BOWLES of Bartletts Blds LND [25514]
Anne DRAPER of Hitchin HRT [25515]
Dickson DOWNING [510]
(Abt 1701-1745)
Bridget BALDWIN [511]
Edward BOWLES of Bristol [7074]
(Abt 1732-1800)
Bridget DOWNING [7073]

Rev Edward BOWLES of Bradford-on-Avon [25495]


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1. Jane MIDDLETON [25496]

Rev Edward BOWLES of Bradford-on-Avon [25495]

  • Born: 1760
  • Marriage (1): Jane MIDDLETON [25496] about Jul 1786 in Combe OXF
  • Died: 1 Aug 1808 aged 48
  • Buried: Bradford on Avon WIL

bullet  Research Notes:

Edward is noted as "my brother, the Late Edward Bowles" in the will of Charles Bowles esq. of Little Buckland, Lymington, Hampshire in October 1800.

The will is difficult to read, but it seems that Charles' estate was left to his wife, Ann, and her brother, Major General Harry Burrard, and also to his nephews Charles Bowles of Weymouth and Reverend Edward Bowles, clerk, sons of his late brother, Edward Bowles.

The will also mentions his daughter, Caroline Ann Bowles, who married the poet laureate, Robert Southey.

Edward's parents were probably Edward Bowles and Bridget Downing, whose daughters, Dorothy and Lydia, both married Fripp's.

The Visitation of England (Fripp family) shows Edward as father of Frances Middleton Bowles. It describes him as Vicar of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.

The C.of.E. Database shows he was ordained as Deacon on 2 Nov 1783 and Priest on 6 Nov 1784.
He was Vicar of Marden, Wiltshire from 25 Sep 1793 to 1 Feb 1805
He was Vicar of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire from 8 Dec 1804 until his death on 1 Aug 1808

Details from Oxford Alumni 1500 - 1880
Edward Bowles - Son of Edward, of Bradford, Wilts., Gent. Queens College, matric 23 Nov 1780, aged 20. Hertford College B.A. 1785.

Marriage details: Courtesy of Norma Coomber (Message at Rootsweb/
This marriage report was in the Daily Universal Register newspaper dated 7th July 1786.

" Last week was married, at COMBE, in OXFORDSHIRE, the Rev. Edward BOWLES of BRISTOL to Miss Jane MIDDLETON, only daughter of the late Rev. Thomas MIDDLETON of BAMPTON, OXFORDSHIRE. "

Probably relating to this Edward or his father:

October 1825 (Salisbury Newspaper)
Died Wednesday evening in King's-square, Bristol, Catherine, the beloved wife of the Rev.Thomas Spencer, of Winkfield, Wilts, daughter of the late Edward Bowles, Esq. of the Fort, Bristol; who having been fashioned again, after the likeness of her Lord, shall awake and be satisfied with His presence in righteousness."

Ref: This family


Edward married Jane MIDDLETON [25496] [MRIN: 9192] about Jul 1786 in Combe OXF. (Jane MIDDLETON [25496] was baptised on 27 Dec 1756 in Bampton Oxford.)

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