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Ancestors of Bruce Ernest Spackman


532. John Hudd

1Church of England. Parish Church of Laycock
hurch of England, Laycock, Wiltshire, England, Parish Register 1577-1848, BTs, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, 1279307.

539. Mary Stanton

1Church of England. Parish Church of Laycock
hurch of England, Laycock, Wiltshire, England, Parish Register 1577-1848, BTs, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, 1279307.

771. Mrs. Thomas Caswell

1The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ordinance Index (TM) (1 Mar 1993 Edition), Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA.

2The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ordinance Index (TM).

796. Thomas Bowlby

1the Bowlby Family Organization Web Pages! ,

74. Thomas BOWLBY (367)(368) (369) (7)(8) was born in 1665. (370) He was christened on 16 Sep 1665 in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England.
(371)(372) (373) Dennis Heathcote's research indiciate Thomas was Christened at Mansfield Woodhouse 16 Sept 1664. He signed a will in 1730/31. (374) 1730-1,
23rd day, 12 mo. (Feb.). Boulsby (Bowlsby), Thomas, now of Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. "Whereas in Oct. 1727 there was surveyed unto me in
Hunterdon Co. 1550 acres of land, 500 of which I sold to Abraham Hulings of Burlington, Esq. I now order the remainder to be sold to pay my debts." Son,
Thomas, now in old England, land on branch of Rairington (Raritan) River in Hunterdon Co. Son, George, land lying between Whipeney Town and Mary
Bullis. Son, John to have his full quantity of my land. Father-in-law, Sam'll Barker, in his will gave land to my children - Elizabeth, Martha, Jane and Richard -
200 acres in West Jersey. Executors - Son, John, and friend, Abraham Hulings, Esq. Witnesses - Jno. Allen, Sam'l Bickley, Thos. Scattergood, Sam'l
Scattergood, Nathaniel Wilkison. Proved March 18, 1730.

Lib. 3, p. 121.

1730-1, March 17. Inventory of personal estate, ยน82.2.6; made by James Billyeld, Nathaniel Wilkison and Titan Leeds.

Will of Thomas Bowlby. Nottinghamshire Record Office PRMR 68/5. (Full Text)

I Thomas Bowlby of the Town and County of Burlington in the West (Division) of New Jersey yeoman being at this time exercised with great weakness of
body but thanks be to God sound and perfect disposing Mind and Memory do make Ordain and put in Writing this my Last will and Testament in manner
and form ass followeth first and principally I Give and Recommend my soul into the hands or almighty God (who) gave it and my Body to the Earth to be
buried in a Christian Like and Decent Manner at the Discretion of my executors hereafter named and as touching the Disposing of all such Worldly Estate as
it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this life I give Devise and Dispose thereof as followeth Whereas In October l727 there was Laid out and Surveyed
unto me in the county of Hunterdon One thousand five hundred and fifty Acres of Land five hundred thereof I lately sold and Conveyed.unto Abraham
Hewlings of the Town of Burlington Esq ye remainder of which said tract of land I Order to be sold by my Executors in order to pay my Debts and funeral
Charges Item I give and bequenth unto my son Thomas Bowlby now in old England all my tract of Land lying on one of the Branches of Rarrington River in
the County of Hunterdon in West Jersey containing about two thousand acres be the.same more or less to hold to his heirs and assigns for ever Item I give
and bequeath unto my Son George Bowlby all that piece of Land Lying between Wipeny Town & Mary Bullisus Land Supposed to be three Hundred Acres
be the same More or Less in Said County of Hunterdon to hould to him his heirs and assigns for ever Whereas my father in law Saml Barker gave to my
children Viz Elizabeth Bowlby Martha Bowlby Jane Bowlby and Richard Bowlby two hundred acres of land in said West Jersey:by his last will and
testament each of them two hundred apiece and I do by virtue of. these presents give unto each of my said children out of my said lands in West Jersey
Three Hundred. a peice more to make up to Each of my said Children five hundred acres a peice to hould to each or my said Children and to their heirs and
assigns for ever and all my Estate both Real and personal to me belonging or in any Wise Appertaining lying and being (in) my Native Country in old
England ! give and bequeath unto my dear and Well Beloved Wife Martha Bowiby for her to sell give and dispose of as She shall See meet for her
Conveniences and Best advantage All the Rest of the Lands and Plantations ln.the Said province of West Jersey to me belonging and not willed and
Bequeathed by me and no ways Conveyed and my Right and Shares of Land to be taken up in Said Province of West Jersey I Order and Appoint my
Executors to Dispose of for the Advantage of my children as they Shall see meet My son John Bowlby first to have his full Quantity of Land Equal with the
rest of my children out of the same and I do Nominate and Appoint my beloved Son John Bowlby and my trusty and well Beloved friend Abraham Hewlings
Esq to be my only and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament giving and granting my Said executors or the survivor of them as full power and
ample authority to sell and Dispose of the Lands first above mentioned to Be Sold and as Much other of my Lands not particularly bequeathed in order to
pay my just Debts and funeral Charges as full to all Intents and purposes as if I was personelly present to do it myself Revoking and Making Null and Void
all former Wills by me Made and Do make this and only this to Be my Last Will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
my seal this twenty third day of the twelth month Called ffeby and in this fourth year of the Reign of King George the Second over England and Anno
Domine one Thousand seven hundred and thirty one---------

Signed Sealed published pronounced and Declared by the testator

Signed as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us ye Subscribers Viz signed John Allen Sam Bickley
He died between 23 Feb 1730 and 18 Mar 1731 in Burlington, West New Jersey Province, USA.(375) (376) He was a saddler.(377) Thomas was born at
Mansfield Woodhouse, just north of the city of Mansfield, county Nottingham, for all except the last three of four years of his life. As the third son in his
family, he was probably bound out in an apprenticeship to a trade, and several early documents refer to him as a saddler. An apprenticeship may account for
his relatively late marriage. Thomas was about 26 years old when he married Martha Barker at Old Brampton, county , Derby, England and came to America
abt. 1727.

Two sons, Jordan and Samuel, stayed in England, while John, Thomas, George and Richard came to America. Richard, born ca 1719, believed to be the
youngest, came to America in ca. 1746, (in 1786 he said that he had been here 40 years) while Thomas is reported to have died in 1731, in New Jersey, (one of
the dates may be in error) The brother, George had seven sons, three in the Continental Militia, and four (including another Richard) were Loyalists.

The claim of Richard Bowlby is found in Loyalist Settlements 1783-1789 having been heard at Halifax, February 23, 1786, by Dundas. In it, Bowlby swore that
he was born in England, came to America 40 years ago and settled in Sussex Co., West Jersey and lived there in 1775; he was a Justice of the Peace under
the British Government. The report goes on to detail the property, both real and personal, which was confiscated and sold. (Savary says it sold for 5,580
pounds, New Jersey currency). His participation with the British forces in 1776, is detailed.

Richard came to Nova Scotia as a Loyalist in 1783, and settled two miles east of Lawrencetown. His son Abraham settled in Shelburne, NS., but the name is
now extinct there.

He was married to Martha BARKER on 9 Apr 1693 in Old Brampton in Derbyshire. (378) Thomas and Martha lived in Mansfield Woodhouse where their nine
children were born. Though their sons Samuel and John were christened in their grandfather's parish in Barlborough, they were probably born at Mansfield
Woodhouse where the other seven children were christened. A record in the New Jersey Archives show that on 10 April 1697, Thomas Bowlby, "...saddler
of Mansfield Woodhouse..." purchased one 24th of one of the 100 proprietary shares in the province of West Jersey from John Hutchison, "...tanner of
Burlington County." This was four years after Thomas' marriage, and followed the example of his father-in-law who had previously purchased similar
portions of shares and held large tracts of land in the Jerseys.

Jordan Bowlby of Helmsley, Thomas' uncle, published his will 25 May 1714, in which Thomas Bowlby of Mansfield Woodhouse and Thomas' son, Jordan
were named sole executors, and Jordan was named a principal heir. Thomas' second son, Samuel, became a principal heir in the will published by Samuel
Barker on 9 January 1724.

A series of critical events, which suddenly and irretrievably changed the lives of each member of the Bowlby family and brought the Bowlbys to America,
occurred after Samuel Barker wrote his will. Both Samuel Bowlby and Samuel Barker died about the same time in 1725, and all heirs of Samuel Barker found
themselves placed in untenable positions by his long, involved will. Samuel Bowlby was to have been the major recipient of his grandfather's considerable
properties in England and America; he was also to have had the duties of administrating the bequests made to his family and other heirs. In case of his
death, however, all his portion and duties of the estate reverted in trust to Mary Bullus, Samuel Barker's niece who lived with him and who was sole executrix
in his will. A manuscript on the Bowlby family written by Colonel Herbert Bowlby in 1968 has annexed the following letter, said to be a letter from Thomas
Bowlby, Jr (7) to Jordan (9), son of Edward (8) and grandson of Thomas'(6) son Jordan Bowlby (7):

"I received thine, April 26, 1766. As to famaley, I begin at Samuel Barker, my grandfather, he died at Barlborough in Derbyshire, he had two children, a son
and a daughter, his son John had a daughter married to John Bodon of Bandonfolds, she died and left a son and a daughter rank Romans, and this is he
which now enjoys the land thee talks of, and all that can be of service to thee is my Grandfather's will, where he says that no papiest shall heir any of his
lands. The daughter [Martha, Samuel Barker's daughter] was my mother and thy Grandfather's mother, he [Jordan] was her eldest son, when my grandfather
died he left the Chief part of his Estate to Moll Bullos, which was very considerable, but my father and Bodon came to agreement with her, in the agreement
Bodon had three hundred acres of lands in the Jerseys, is what Bullos means and the other land in Derbyshire and my father had all the lands and rights in
Jerseys where Moll Bullos chose two thousand acres, and this is what Sam Bullos now enjoys."

This letter reflects two provisions in Samuel Barker's will that caused conflict. John Bodon's son was not to receive any bequest unless he were raised in the
Protestant faith. Mary Bullus was to receive 2,000 acres of land in West New Jersey, but she married Francis Ludlan before 1730, and the land was in his
name until his death; then by will of Mary Ludlam, 4 Sept 1750, the land went to Francis Bullus, probably a brother; next, Francis Bullus died testate, 22
December 1759, and left the land to his nephew, Samuel Bullus and his heirs. Parts of this 2,000 acres lay adjoining lands owned by the Bowlbys in Morris
and Hunterdon counties, and was later purchased bymembers of the Bowlby family. The confusion over the land was probably not clarified until 1765 when
the last lands deeded to Samuel Barker in 1680 were resurveyed and the record in the Bowlby name by John Bowlby (7), Thomas' (6) son and executor.

Two indentures found recorded in the New Jersey Archives further explain what happened. An indenture dated 13 April 1726 discloses that a meeting of all
the heirs was held 8 September, 1725, and that an agreement was reached under the advice of Sir John Rhodes. The reason for the meeting and subsequent
indenture was that Mary Bullus wished to be relieved of the trusts that had reverted to her as executrix at the death of Samuel Bowlby. The purposes of the
indenture was to give the lands and all proprietary rights to land in the province of West New Jersey over to three disinterested guardians who were to hold
the lands in trust for Martha Bowlby on condition that Mary Bullus was to have first choice of 2,000 acres which had been bequested to her in the will, and
that John Bodon, Samuel Barker's grandson, was to have 300 acres in spite of his Catholic faith. This indenture also circumvented provisions in Samuel
Barker's will that Thomas Bowlby was to receive no more than five shillings from the estate, and that Martha Bowlby's life endowment from the estate was
all that she should receive. The second indenture found in the New Jersey Archives show that Martha Bowlby and her three trustees immediately sold all
rights to the lands from her father's estate to her husband, Thomas Bowlby, for five shillings. This last indenture was publish 10 November 1726, and
Thomas must have left England soon after, because he was apparently in Burlington, West New Jersey, on 26 August 1727, when he was named executor in
the will of Josiah Mercer.

Upon arriving in America, Thomas immediately set about managing the lands formerly belonging to Samuel Barker, and claiming new lands. From Thomas'
will it is evident that in October 1727, 1,500 acres in Hunterdon County were surveyed in his name. In a deed executed 1 September 1729, Thomas disposed
of 100 acres, "...being part of 3,120 acres in the fork of Anococus Creek, formerly surveyed to Samuel Barker, Martha Roads and Martha Wright..." From an
indenture dated 28 March 1794, it is evident that on 6 July 1730, Thomas Bowlby filed quitclaim upon 2,000 acres to Francis Ludlam; Francis Ludlam had
married Mary Bullus, and this land was to satisfy the bequest made to her. Of the 100 available shares in West New Jersey, Thomas received three quarters
of a share from Samuel Barker's estate, but deeds and documents after Thomas' death state that at the time office death he held on and one fifth shares, so
Thomas must have purchased other portions of shares on his own.

Thomas Bowlby's will of 23 Feb 1730/1, gives all his property in "Old England" to his wife. Jordan, the eldest son, is no mentioned and may be assumed
deceased at that time. Thomas stipulated in his will that his children, Elizabeth, Martha, Jane, and Richard were to receive enough land over and above the
200 acres bequested by their grandfather to make up 500 acres each in West New Jersey. Son John was to receive his full quantity of land equal with the
other children. The land bequested to son George, who was next to the youngest son, was specifically designated as "...all that piece of land lying between
Whipeny Town and Mary Bullus land Supposed to be three hundred Acres be the Same More or Less..." The inequity that arises in the bequest of 2,000
acres to Thomas, who was Thomas' fourth son has its own story to tell.

A difficult to read microfilmed document at Rutgers University Library shows the following: "Warrant from the Council of Proprietors...May survey
to Thomas Bowlby all that tract, a plantation lying on the Branches of the Rarington River, County of Morris 1,612 acres...formerly surveyed to Thomas
Barker, dec's Gentleman, there being an agreement...between Thomas Bowlby and the Executors of Samuel Barker... by advice of John Rhodes, Mary
Bullus...Thomas Bowlby and Martha his wife... Richard Eddy, Clement Snowdon, Garis Meakin and Robert Enn..." Thomas Barker was a Quaker wine
merchant of London who became one of the 24 proprietors of East Jersey in 1682 under William Penn's administration. According to "Minutes of the Board
of Proprietors of East Jersey," Thomas Barker received a Raritan River tract in 1690. After he died around 1705, the tract apparently became part of Samuel
Barker's estate, which indicates that Thomas and Samuel Barker were related. In Calnek's HISTORY OF ANNAPOLIS COUNTY NOVA SCOTIA, in writing
about Thomas Bowlby's son Richard, the following appears: "In an obituary notice a few years since, of his grandson, Adam Bowlby, of was
stated that his ancestor was one of the twelve associated with Penn in the charter of administration of the government of Pennsylvania. I cannot explain that
statement." If Thomas Barker were Samuel's father, then the Richard Bowlby written about in Calnek's history was the great grandsons of Thomas Barker,
one of the 24 proprietors associated with Penn in the government of East New Jersey. Thomas Bowlby's son Thomas most likely received his maternal great
grandfather's land, perhaps as a namesake bequest.

When Thomas Bowlby came to America in 1727, he brought with him his third son, John and his two youngest sons, George and Richard. In England he left
his wife, Martha, two sons Jordan and Thomas, and three daughters Elizabeth, Martha, and Jane. His fourth son, Thomas, came to New Jersey in 1744, and
probably brought with him his sister, Elizabeth, who is known to have died in New Jersey. There is some evidence that Edward Bowlby, the son of Thomas'
eldest son Jordan, also came to New Jersey with his uncle in 1744. However, the known progenitors of the Bowlby family in America were the fours sons of
Thomas and Martha (Barker) Bowlby: John, Thomas, George, and Richard. Martha BARKER (379)(6) (7)(8) was born about 1671 in Derbyshire,
England.(380) She died in 1761 in Barlborough, Derbyshire, England. (381)(382) Ann and Mike Boulby found in the parish records, a death for Martha Bowlby
in 1761. But, in the Iron Worker and King Solomon, it represents 1751. Martha Barker was the only daughter of Samuel Barker, Gentleman, of Barlborough,
county Derby. Although her birth date is unknown, a letter from the rector of Barlborough to William J. Hill in 1965 states that a Martha "Bowlesby" died
and was buried there 19 February 1761. If this was Thomas' wife, she must have been around 90 years old to have been married in 1693. Thomas BOWLBY
and Martha BARKER had the following children:

+104 i. Jordan BOWLBY.
105 ii. Samuel BOWLBY(383) (6)(7) (8) was born about 1698 in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England. (384) He was christened on 27 Dec
1698 in Barlborough parish, county of Derby, England.(385) (386) He died before 8 Sep 1725. (387)(388) Samuel was living on 9 January 1724, when his
grandfather, Samuel Barker, named him as his principal heir. But, he died before the meeting of his grandfather's heirs on 8 September, 1725. He apparently
died unmarried, since his older brother, Jordan was named his heir at law in 1726.
+106 iii. John M. BOWLBY Sr..
+107 iv. Elizabeth BOWLBY.
+108 v. Thomas BOWLBY.
+109 vi. George BOWLBY.
+110 vii. Martha BOWLBY.
+111 viii. Jane BOWLBY.
+112 ix. Richard BOWLBY Sr.."