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John Bowles, b. July 11, 1773 Cathedral, Manchester, England (parents: Michael Bowles (b. Ireland); Alice Fletcher)
m. Ann Mills (b. ~ 1775, Ireland), ~ 1799 Ireland
See Michael Bowles of Ballickmoyler and The Bowles of Ballickmoyler, co. Laois
 
1.  William Bowles b. Sept. 22, 1800 Carlow, Ireland; (CEM cemetery record)
(a shoemaker, sometimes listed as cordwainer (a maker of a higher quality of shoes for gentry))
 m. (1) Catherine Sparrow  (b. ~1808; John, Mary Connoway (possibly Conway))
May 11, 1826 St. Andrews Presbyterian, Quebec City
Marriage bond 652 issued May 4, 1826 and signed by William, Peter Langlois and Martin Ray.
Note: William and Catherine’s marriage contract states that Peter Langlois is Catherine’s brother-in-law. 
 
1.1  William Langlois Bowles  b. July 30, bp. Sept. 10, 1827 St. Andrews, Quebec City
d. April 12, bur. 13, 1828 St. Andrew’s, Quebec City
 
1.2  Thomas Goodwin Bowles b. April 2, bp. June 27, 1829 St. Andrews, Quebec City; clerk
(witness: Joseph Bowles)
m. Mary Ann Williams (b. 1830 London, England) 
Sept. 17, 1850, St. Andrews, Quebec City
1.2.1 William Robert Bowles b. July 28, bp. Aug. 20, 1852 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
d. Sept. 3, bur. 4, 1852 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
Mary Ann d. Aug. 6, bur. 8, 1852 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
 
m. (2) Catherine (b. ~ 1834 England) 1858, possibly Collingwood, Ont.
1.2.2  Frances Sophia Bowles b. 1858, Collingwood , Ont.
d. Jan. 27, 1861 Collingwood, Ont.Ont.
1.2.3  George H. Bowles b. ~1861, Collingwood , Ont.
1.2.4  Francis Bowles b. ~1864, Illinois, U.S.A.
1.2.5  Charles E. Bowles b. August 1869, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Living in Montreal in the 1881 Census
 
1.3  William Squire Bowles b. Dec. 29, 1830, bp. Apr. 3, 1831 Wesleyan Meth. Church, Quebec City
note: William Squire Bowles was the second baby to be baptized in the newly built church.  He was named after William Squire, Minister of the church.
d. July 9, bur. 10, 1831 St. Andrews, Quebec City (wit: Thomas Bowles)
 
1.4  Mary Bowles b. June 22 & bp. 27, 1832 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
m. Carter A. Burpee, merchant 1848, Bytown (Ottawa), Ont.
(ref: Christian Guardian (Toronto) Nov. 7, 1848)*
Mary d. Dec. 12, 1896 Ottawa, Ont.
 
1.5  Catherine Bowles b. April 14, bp. Aug. 7, 1835 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
d. Sept. 2, bur. 3, 1836 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
 
1.6  Peter Langlois Bowles b. Oct. 14, 1837 bp. Jan. 11, 1838 Bourg Louis Wesleyan, Quebec
d. Dec. 31, 1857 bur. Jan. 3, 1858 Brighton, Ont. (Mount Hope Cem.)
 
1.7  John James Bowles b. & bp. June 13, 1839 Bourg Louis Wesleyan, Quebec
d. & bur. June 15, 1839 Bourg Louis Wesleyan, Quebec
 
1.8  William Bowles b. & bp. June 13, 1839 Bourg Louis Wesleyan, Quebec
d. & bur. June 28, 1839 Bourg Louis Wesleyan, Quebec
 
Catherine d. & bur. June 23, 1839 Bourg Louis Wesleyan, Quebec
(after delivering the twins above)
 
m. (2) Laura Waldron (b. Jan. 24, 1811 Ont.; Philip Schuyler Waldron, Catherine Coonley)
(widow of Josiah Proctor of Brighton (1797-1839)
m. probably 1841 and certainly before the 1842 census
 Laura Waldron Bowles
ref.
1.9  Charles Jones Bowles b. Mar. 5, bp. July 21, 1844 Quebec City
d. Aug. 22, bur. 23, 1844 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
(wit: Thos. Bowles)
 
1.10  Laura Catherine Bowles b. July 2, 1845, Quebec City
    bp. March 8, 1846 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
d. by 1848 (ref: Christian Guardian (Toronto) Nov. 7, 1848)*
 
1.11  Robert J. Bowles b. July 13, bp. Nov. 2, 1847 Bytown (Ottawa), Ont.
d. June 11 Arran twp., Tara, Bruce co.; bur. June 13, 1898 Mount Hope Cem., Brighton, Ont.
 
1.12  Henrietta Sarah Bowles b. July 18, bp. Nov. 15, 1849 Bytown (Ottawa), Ont.
m. Jasper D. Tobey (b. Sept. 17, 1845 Ont.)
(lived in Owen Sound, Grey co., Ont. in 1911)
1.12.1  William M. Tobey b. Aug. 27, 1873 Ont.
m. Mary (b. July 22, 1876 Ont.)
1.12.1.1  Osborne D. Tobey b. Nov. 5, 1900 Ont.
1901 Census
1.12.2  Charles R. Tobey b. Oct. 9, 1875 Ont.
1.12.3  James Victor Tobey b. Oct. 26, 1882 Bruce co., Ont.
1.12.4  Laura Ella Tobey b. Mar. 5, 1892 Bruce co., Ont.
(possibly others)
Jasper d. Aug. 2, 1918 Bruce co., Ont.
1881 Census
1901 Census
1911 Census
 
1.13  Ellen E. Bowles b. 1854 Ont.
 
1.14  Harriet Annie Bowles b. May 10, bp. Dec. 23, 1855 Brighton, Ont.
m. Charles Henry Waldron, medical student 
(b. 1855 Rochester, N.Y.; James Thomas, Martha Ann Sherwood)
June 28, 1882 Brighton, Ont.  Ref# 008281/82
 
1.14.1    Carl William Waldron b. Sept. 24, 1887 Waubaushene, Tay twp
ref. # 032680/87
 
 
William d. Jan.24, 1879 Brighton, Ont. (sunstroke)  at age 78 years, 4 months  ref # 010106/79
Bur. Jan. 27 Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton
Laura d. Sept. 15, bur. 17, 1883 Brighton, Ont. (Mount Hope Cem.)
 
*Christian Guardian (Toronto) Nov. 7, 1848 announcement of Mary Bowles wedding includes reference that she was “the only daughter of William Bowles” so Laura Catherine must have died before then.
 
2.  Sarah Bowles b. July 10, 1802 Cork, Ireland
m. Wilcock (Wilcox) LeCheminant, (b. Nov. 1803, Isle of Wight) grocer; 
 May 12, 1832; Trinity Anglican Cathedral, Quebec City
      (wit: John Bowles father, Thos. Bowles brother; Peter Henvel, groom’s cousin)
Marriage bond 001355 issued May 11, 1832 and signed by Wilcock, Sarah’s father and Peter Henvel again.
2.1   Sarah Anne LeCheminant b. June 29, 1833; Trinity Anglican Cathedral, Quebec City
 
2.2  Mary LeCheminant b. May 23, bp. June 27, 1836 Quebec City
bur. May 1, 1837 Bourg Louis Methodist Church, Quebec
 
2.3  Eliza Catherine LeCheminant bp. April 3, 1838 Bourg Louis Methodist Church, Quebec
d. Sept. 9, bur. 10, 1845 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
 
2.4  William Squire LeCheminant b. June 1, bp. Oct. 26, 1843 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
d. Nov. 22, bur 23, 1850 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
 
2.5  George John Mills LeCheminant b. Aug. 23, 1848 bp. Jan. 11, 1849 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
d. Nov. 17, bur. 19, 1850 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
 
Sarah d. Apr. 27, bur 30, 1857 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
(witness: William Bowles)
 
Wilcock LeCheminant m. (2) Louis Jameson of Montreal, Dec. 27, 1858 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
 
Wilcock LeCheminant m. (3) Jane Jeffrey, widow,  Sept. 29, 1859 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
 
Wilcock d. Jan. 30, 1886 (age 82 years, 2 months) Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
(wit: James Thompson (listed as Wilcock’s clerk in the 1852 census) and John Kerr)
 
3.  Mary Bowles b. ?, Ireland;
     m. John Watt, of Montreal, grocer, later letter carrier; Aug. 5, 1833 Quebec City
(wit: John Bowles, father; William Bowles)
Marriage bond 001551  issued Aug. 5, 1833 and signed by John Watt, Mary’s father and her brother William.
3.1  Eliza Ann Watt b. & bp. April 13, 1836 Quebec City
(wit: John Watt, Ann Bowles (Mary’s mother))
d. April 16, bur. 17, 1836 Quebec City
(wit: John Watt, John Bowles (Mary’s father))
3.2  Mary Agnes Watt b. Nov. 21, 1842 bp. June 11, 1843 Quebec City
3.3  Anna Harriet Watt b. Oct. 15, bp. Dec. 17, 1844 Quebec City
(wit: parents, Wm. Bowles)
3.4  Wilhelmina Watt b. Oct. 24, bp. Dec. 18, 1846 Quebec City
(wit: parents and Robert Bowles)
 
4.  Thomas Bowles  b. July 30, 1808  (Aug. 1, 1808 on apprenticeship agreement signed in January 1825)
bp. Aug. 21, 1808 Dunleckney, co. Carlow
      m.  Elizabeth Sophia de Verna April 28, 1834 St. Andrews Church, Quebec City
(wit: John Bowles, E. J. De Verna, Mary Watt)
 
4.1  Emma Dorathie Bowles b. April 6, bp. May 27, 1838 Trinity Anglican Church, Quebec City
 (wit: parents, John Bowles, Mary Watts, Sarah LaCheminant)
4.2  William Wilcock Bowles b. Feb. 14, bp. April 3, 1840
d. Feb. 10, bur. 12, 1842 Trinity Anglican Church, Quebec City
4.3  Henry Krein Bowles b. Jan. 11, bp. June 12, 1842 Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City
4.4  James Douglas Bowles b. Oct. 4, 1843 bp.  Feb. 15, 1844 Wesleyan Meth. Church, Quebec City
(wit: parents and Robert Bowles)
d. Sept. 21, bur. 23, 1844 Wesleyan Meth. Ch. , Quebec City
 (wit: Wm. Bowles)
4.5  Catherine McLeod Bowles b. Nov. 23, bp. Dec. 17, 1844 Wesleyan Meth. Church, Quebec City
(wit: parents and Wm. Bowles)
 
5.  John Bowles b. June 22, 1811 bp. July 2, 1811 Dunleckney, co. Carlow, Ireland; shoemaker
     m. Margaret Cochrane (b. ~1814 Belfast, Ireland, George, Margaret) 
April 30, 1836 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City 
(wit: Thos. Bowles, George Cochrane)
Marriage bond 001643 issued Apr. 6, 1836 and signed by John, George Cochrane and William Bowles.
 
5.1 George John Bowles b. June 14, bp. 26, 1837 Bourg Louis Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec  biography
m. Isabella Patterson (b. ~1840) Oct. 31, 1861 St. Peter’s Chapel, Quebec City
5.1.1  Harriet Margaret Bowles b. Nov. 18, 1862
bp. June 26, 1863 Wes. Meth., Quebec City
d. June 1,1891 Toronto, Ont.
bur. June 3, 1891 St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, Montreal
5.1.2  George Bowles b.  Nov. 12, 1866 bp. April 11, 1867 Wes. Meth., Quebec City
5.1.3  Mabel Mary Bowles b. March 31, 1876
bp. July 2, 1876 Sherbrooke St. Methodist Church, Montreal
m.  Daniel R. Neilan Jan. 27, 1932  St. Patrick’s Parish, Quebec City
George John d. June 16, bur. 19, 1887, St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, Montreal
Isabella d. before 1932
 
5.2  Jane Ann Bowles bp. Oct. 31, 1839 Bourg Louis Wesleyan Meth. Church, Quebec
m. Christopher German Valleau (b. Dec. 12, 1831; William, Catherine German)
Feb. 15, 1858 Brighton, Ont.
5.2.1  William John Valleau b. Aug. 31, 1858 Brighton
5.2.2  George Ernest Valleau b. Dec. 13, 1860 Brighton
5.2.3  Margaret  Wilhelmina Valleau b. July 14, 1863 Brighton
5.2.4  Charles Frederick Valleau b. Jan. 14, 1866 Brighton
5.2.5  Christopher German Valleau b. Mar. 14, 1869 Ottawa
Christopher d. Sept. 8, 1868 Ottawa
Jane Ann d. April 10, 1906, Ottawa
 
5.3  William Cochrane Bowles b. Sept. 23, 1841 bp. May 5, 1842 Wesleyan Meth. Ch., Quebec City
m. Letitia Norton Shaw
     (b. Sept. 16, 1844, Granville, Nova Scotia; Joseph (b. NB), Mary Thurae) ~1869
 
5.3.1  Frank Norton Bowles  b. Apr. 14, 1870 ref #019882/70  d. July 29, 1870
5.3.2  William Hazlett Bowles b. Jan. 5, 1873 Ottawa, Ont.  d. Sept. 8, 1873
5.3.3  Charles Thorne Bowles b. June 24, 1874 Ontario (M.D. 1899 McGill)
m. Grace Darling Haanel  (b. 1869 Albion, Peel co; Eugene, Grace Darling)
Sept. 12, 1905 Ottawa  # 005880/05
5.3.3.1 Kenneth William Bowles b. July 27, 1906 Ottawa, Ont.
m. Mona Barbara LeDrew Butler (b. Jan. 2, 1910 Ottawa)
5.3.3.1.1  Alan Kenneth Bowles
5.3.3.1.2  Donald Arthur Thorne Bowles
Kenneth William d. May 12, 1991 England
Mona Barbara d. Dec. 6, 2006 Ottawa, Ont.
5.3.3.2  Jeffrey Eugene Hannel Bowles b. 1908 
m. Jeane Sandy
5.3.3.2.1  John William Thorne Bowles d. July 25, 1989 Ottawa, Ont.
5.3.3.2.2  Christopher Jeffrey Bowles b. 1946 d. Jan. 20, 2010 Ottawa, Ont.  Obituary
Jeane d. Apr. 20, 1986
Jeffrey d. June 15, 2000 Ottawa, Ont.
Obituary
 
Grace d. 1937, Ottawa
Charles Thornton d. 1956, Ottawa
 
5.3.4  Florence Elvira Bowles b. Sept. 13, 1876,  Ottawa, Ontario
Graduate of Ottawa Collegiate Institute and B.A. Sackville University
m. Eugene Forsey (b. Oct. 19, 1869, Grand bank, Nfld,; George, Jane)
Dec. 20, 1902 Ottawa  ref# 005060/02
Eugene was a Methodist Minister in Hortonville, N.S.
5.3.4.1  Eugene Forsey  b. ?  d. Feb. 20, 1991
Florence d. Feb. 18, 1968 Ottawa, Ont.
Eugene d. Nov. 4, 1904 Mexico City
 
5.3.5  Isabel (Sybil) Margaret Bowles b. 1879 Ontario
m. William Lewis Latter (b. ~1880; Joseph, Mary  Mulholland)
June 9, 1909 Ottawa  ref# 006353/093
 
5.3.6  Hazel Hope Bowles b. Jan. 31, 1884 (?)
d. April 2, 1972, Ottawa
 
 
William Cochrane d. Apr. 19, 1919 Ottawa, Ont. ref #010180/19
Letitia d. Dec. 29, bur. 31, 1920 Ottawa  obituary
(attending physician was her son Dr. C.T. Bowles)
 
5.4  Wilhelmina (Mina) Bowles b. May 26, bp. July 23, 1844, Trois Rivieres Wes. Meth. Church
m. David Bogart (of Marmora) (b. 1837 Canada; Nicholas, Leah)
May 30, 1864 Brighton
 
5.5  Charlotte Elizabeth Bowles b. Nov. 29, 1847, bp. Mar. 6, 1848, Trois Rivieres Wes. Meth. Church
 
5.6  Joseph Bowles b. & bp. Aug. 31, 1846 Trois Rivieres Wes. Meth. Church
(probably died young, not mentioned in 1851 census)
 
5.7  John Haslett Bowles b. July 1, 1850, bp. Apr. 28, 1851, Trois Rivieres Wes. Meth. Church
m. Emma R. Hodder (b. Oct. 19, 1859 Cayuga, Ont; Ronald, Mary)
Aug. 24, 1885 Brighton twp.   ref. # 007977/85
5.7.1  Ellen Bowles
5.7.2  Thomas Bowles b. 1893 d. 1949 Ottawa (believe he belongs here)
5.7.3  Queenie Margaret Lillian Bowles b. Aug. 19, 1894 Brighton  ref #021716/94
m.(1) Cecil A. Collins
m.(2) Norman Alfred Schweyer
(b. June 6, 1898, Rainham twp, Ont.; Jacob, Alice Nauman)
they lived Walpole twp. and Cayuga, Ont.
Children: Helen Ruth (1922), Dorothy Alice (1926),
 Reginald James (1929), Margaret Ethelwyn (1932) 
(per OneGreatFamily web site)
Margaret d. 1952 Ottawa or Apr. 1953 North Cayuga twp., Ont.
 
John Haslett, clerk d. Oct.12, 1899 Brighton, Ont. Ref #018292/99
John d. Nov. 26  at Brighton bur. Nov. 28, 1886 Mount Hope Cemetery at age 76  ref #012332/86
1851 Census
 
6.  Robert Bowles b. Sept. 27, bp. Sept. 30, 1813 Dunleckney, co. Carlow, Ireland; merchant’s clerk, later merchant grocer.
m. Elizabeth Ray  May 8, 1841  Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City
      (wit: William Bowles, Sarah LaCheminant, Mary Watt)
6.1  Mary Ann Bowles b. Feb. 12, bp. June 9, 1842 Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City
6.2  Walter Ray Bowles b. May 19, bp. Sept. 1, 1843 Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City
6.3  William Henry Bowles b. Dec. 27, 1844 bp. June 18, 1845 Wesleyan Meth. Church, Quebec City
6.4  George Gilley Bowles b. Sept. 7, bp. Nov. 26, 1846 Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City
6.5  Caroline (Carrie) Elizabeth Bowles b. June 8, bp. Aug. 8, 1849 Wesleyan Meth. Ch., Quebec City
6.6  Sophia Webb Bowles b. July 2, bp. Sept. 24, 1852 Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City
6.7  Sarah Jane Bowles b. Nov. 14, bp. Dec. 7, 1854 Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City
6.8  Isabella  Bowles
(see The Robert Bowles Family of Quebec City and The Robert Bowles Family Tree)
 
7.  Anne Bowles b. Feb. 5, bp. Feb. 12, 1817 Dunleckney, co. Carlow, Ireland
d. Mar. 10, bur. 12, 1821 Quebec City
 
John Bowles d. Mar. 30,  bur. April 2, 1840, age 70; St.Andrew's Presbyterian, Quebec City
(wit: Thomas Bowles, son; W. LeCheminant, son in law)
Ann Mills d. Mar. 16, bur. Mar. 18, 1852 Wesleyan Methodist, Quebec City
(wit: W. LeCheminant and James Thompson)
 
 
 
So far I cannot fit in this family in Ottawa:
Kenneth Bowles
m. Denise Fournier (b. ~ 1927; Eugene, Alice)
children: Carol Ann, Patrick, Cathy, Michael, Susan
gr.children: Christine, Julie, Carly, John.
Denise d. Dec. 19, 2004 Ottawa, Ont.
Obituary
 

(09/26/05)  BOWLES, Kenneth Peacefully, with family by his side, at the Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus) on September 23rd in his 82nd year. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Loving father of Carol Ann, Patrick (Andree Paquin), Cathy, Michael (Louise) and Susan (Brad Sage). Cherished grandfather to Christine, Julie, Carly and John. Survived by his sisters Iris and Rita and brother Earl. Predeceased by his adoring wife Denise (nee Fournier), his parents Kathleen and James and his brother Lorne. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Thursday, September 29th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The funeral mass will also be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, 2080 Merivale Road with a reception to follow in the church hall. In loving memory of Ken, donations to the Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 0X1

Death Notices (04/01/03)   The Ottawa Citizen
BOWLES, Arthur W. (Veteran W.W. II) Peacefully at the Broadview Nursing Centre, Smiths Falls, on Monday, March 31, 2003, Arthur Bowles in his 85th year. Husband of the late Vera Emily (Parsons) Bowles. Loved father of Edith (Lewis) Brewer of Cardinal, Bill (Kay) of Renfrew, Shirley (Wally) Palmer of Smiths Falls, Diane (Mike) Wilson of Perth, and Kathy Leal of Smiths Falls. Predeceased by daughter Susan. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Gerry Bowles of Smiths Falls, Mildred Lang of Berwick, and Vera Kerr of Smiths Falls. Predeceased by brother Bill Bowles and sisters Doris Jones and Patricia Urquhart. Sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Interment, Maple Vale Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. A Veteran's Service of Remembrance will be held by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95, Smiths Falls, at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
The Ottawa Citizen, Area Code 613

 Arthur W. Bowles b. ~ 1918 (lived Smith Falls)

            m. Vera Emily Parsons
Edith
Bill
Shirley
Diane
Kathy
Gerry Bowles of Smiths Falls
Mildred Bowles m. Mr. Lang (lived Berwick)
Vera Bowles m. Mr. Kerr (lived Smith Falls)
Bill Bowles d. < 2003
Doris Bowles m. Mr. Jones d. < 2003
Patricia Bowles m. Mr. Urquhart d. < 2003
 
 
 

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