The Prince Edward Island Descendants of William Bowness of Scotland


Recommend Me! Suggest This Page To A Friend!

Submitted by - Dawn Ellis - dawnsellis@earthlink.net

Please contact Dawn at the link above if you have any queries or additions!

New! See Dawn Ellis's Family Page! There, you will find the latest versions of her files including hyperlinks - Dawn Ellis's Family Page!


The Descendants of William Bowness and Ann Tomlin

Generation One

1. William1 BOWNESS; born circa 1771 at Cumberland, England; married Ann Tomlin; died 14 Aug 1842 at Springvale, Kirkton, [Dumfries], Scotland; buried at Church of Scotland, Kirkton, [Dumfries], Scotland.

Ann TOMLIN died on 7 Nov 1826 at Kirkton, [Dumfries], Scotland. She was buried at Kirkton Churchyard, Kirkton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland.

The 10 known children of William1 Bowness and Ann Tomlin were as follows:

2. i. Johnston2; born 8 May 1787 at Cumberland, England; died 2 Aug 1787 at Cumberland, England.

3. ii. Margrat; born 17 Aug 1788 at Cumberland, England; died 19 Dec 1819 at Cumberland, England.

4. iii. Robert; born 31 Jan 1791 at Cumberland, England; died 24 Jan 1792 at Cumberland, England.

5. iv. Helen; born 2 Dec 1792 at Cumberland, England; married George Manderson 30 Nov 1828 at Dumfries, England; died 3 Jan 1850 at Canada.

+ 6. v. Robert, born 18 Feb 1795 at Cumberland, England; married Elizabeth Farries; married Mary Kellock.

+ 7. vi. William, born 2 May 1797 at Cumberland, England; married Margaret Taylor.

+ 8. vii. Ann, born 19 Nov 1799 at Dalswinton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland; married William Chalmers.

+ 9. viii. Frances, born 6 Jul 1802 at Mayfield, [Closeburn], Scotland; married Robert Sharpe.

+ 10. ix. Elizabeth, married John McCubbin; born 8 May 1804 at Mayfield, Scotland.

+ 11. x. John, born 2 Aug 1806 at Auldgirth, Scotland; married Margaret Wallace.

The only known child of William1 Bowness and Elizabeth Brown was:

12. i. Rebecca2; born 2 Aug 1828 at Springvale estate, Kirkton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland.

Generation Two

6. Robert2 BOWNESS (William1); born 18 Feb 1795 at Cumberland, England; married Elizabeth Farries, daughter of John Farries and Barbara Fead, 20 Mar 1820 at Dumfries, Scotland; married Mary Kellock, daughter of Joseph Kellock and Jean Farries, after 13 May 1827; died 18 Jul 1872; buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

Elizabeth FARRIES was born circa 1797 at[Scotland]. She died on 13 May 1827 at sea on route to PEI.

The six known children of Robert2 Bowness and Elizabeth Farries were as follows:

13. i. Johnson3; born 30 Apr 1820; died 5 Jan 1838.

+ 14. ii. James, born 16 May 1821 at Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Jane Espelin Tuplin; married Sarah Mugridge.

+ 15. iii. William, born 21 Nov 1822 at Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Louise Webster.

16. iv. Margaret; born 16 May 1824; died 19 Apr 1851; buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

+ 17. v. Robert S, born 11 Nov 1825 at Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Thirza Tuplin.

18. vi. Jean; born 14 Apr 1827 at Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Hon. Herbert Bell, son of (--?--) Bell, 6 Sep 1849 at Charlottetown, PE; by Rev. John McBean. [She] of Lot 42; [he] of Cascumpec; died 13 Jan 1920 at Alberton, PE, aged 93; buried 15 Jan 1920 at Old Dock Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

Mary KELLOCK was born on 1 Oct 1786 at Bargain Hill, Closeburn, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland. She died on 5 Sep 1861 at Norboro, PE. She was buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

There were no known children of Robert2 Bowness and Mary Kellock.

7. William2 BOWNESS (William1); born 2 May 1797 at Cumberland, England; married Margaret Taylor 26 Jun 1825 at Kirkcudbright Parish, Troqueer, Scotland; died 24 Dec 1874 at Norboro, PE.

Margaret TAYLOR was born in 1802 at England. She died on 12 May 1873 at Norboro, PE, ae 68 years.

The eight known children of William2 Bowness and Margaret Taylor were as follows:

19. i. Helen3; born 1 Apr 1827 at England; married Arthur Gay 6 Jul 1870; died 28 Aug 1915 at Wilmot Valley, PE.

+ 20. ii. William, born 1828 at England.

21. iii. Mary Ann; born 24 Apr 1838 at England; died 3 Jul 1912 at Summerside, PE; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

+ 22. iv. Margaret, born Jan 1840.

+ 23. v. John, born 27 Oct 1840 at Norboro, PE; married Elizabeth Frizzell.

24. vi. Martha; born 1843 at Norboro, PE; married Alexander Sharpe, son of Robert Sharpe and Frances Bowness, 18 Feb 1876; died 27 May 1887 at Norboro, PE, aet 42; buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

25. vii. Agnes; born 1844 at Norboro, PE; died 30 Mar 1895 at Kensington, PE, aet 51; buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

26. viii. Infant.

8. Ann2 BOWNESS (William1); born 19 Nov 1799 at Dalswinton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland; married William Chalmers, son of Thomas Chalmers, 27 Nov 1820 at Dumfries, Scotland.

William CHALMERS died before 1851.

The five known children of Ann2 Bowness and William Chalmers were as follows:

27. i. William3; born 1821 at Scotland.

28. ii. James; born circa 1824 at Scotland.

29. iii. Thomas; born circa 1826 at Durham Parish, Kirkpatrick, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland.

30. iv. Elizabeth; born circa 1831 at[Scotland].

31. v. Mary Ann; born circa 1833 at Scotland.

Frances2 BOWNESS (William1); born 6 Jul 1802 at Mayfield, [Closeburn], Scotland; married Robert Sharpe, son of James Sharpe and Elizabeth McQuhae, 27 May 1827 at Dumfries, Scotland; died 1 Jan 1854 at Norboro, PE.

Robert SHARPE was born on 28 Aug 1797 at Dalbeattie, Scotland. He married Jane Matilda Jeffrey on 22 Nov 1855. He died on 20 Mar 1885 at PE.

The six known children of Frances2 Bowness and Robert Sharpe all born at Dumfries, Scotland, were as follows:

32. i. Ann3; born 1828; married Alexander Douglas, son of Alexander Douglas and Christy Ann Sinclair, 17 Jul 1855; died 20 Jul 1866 at Norboro, PE.

33. ii. John; born 7 Dec 1832; married Eliza Higgins, daughter of William Higgins and Catherine Leitch, 26 Jul 1860; died 28 Dec 1918 at Norboro, PE; buried at Summerfield, PE.

34. iii. Robert; born 1835; married Margaret Jane Frizzell 24 Aug 1870; died 10 Jan 1893 at Norboro, PE.

35. iv. William; born 1836; married Mary Frizzell 23 Jun 1870; buried at Summerfield United Church Cemetery, Summerfield, PE; died 2 Jun 1900 at PE.

36. v. Alexander; married Isabella Christina Thompson, daughter of Paul Thompson and (--?--) MacDougall; born 1842; married Martha Bowness, daughter of William Bowness and Margaret Taylor, 18 Feb 1876; died 19 Jun 1923; buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB.

+ 37. vi. George, born 1843; married Jane Thompson.

10. Elizabeth2 BOWNESS (William1); married John McCubbin; born 8 May 1804 at Mayfield, Scotland; died 13 Apr 1873 at Kirkton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland.

John MCCUBBIN was born circa 1789. He died before 1873 at Kirkton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland.

The eight known children of Elizabeth2 Bowness and John McCubbin all born at Kirkmahoe Parish, [Kirkton?],

Scotland, were as follows:

38. i. Alexander3; born 23 Sep 1830.

39. ii. Janet; born 1835; married George Crosbie 10 Aug 1860 at Kirkmahoe Parish, [Kirkton?], Scotland.

40. iii. John; born 25 Feb 1836.

41. iv. Elizabeth; born 1 Jul 1838; married James McGill Henderson 25 May 1860 at Kirkmahoe Parish, [Kirkton?], Scotland.

42. v. James; married Janet Brown; born 30 Oct 1840.

43. vi. William Bowness; born 20 Jan 1843.

44. vii. Robert Bowness; born 13 Sep 1846.

45. viii. Jane; born 9 Jul 1850.

11. John2 BOWNESS (William1); born 2 Aug 1806 at Auldgirth, Scotland; married Margaret Wallace, daughter of James Wallace and Jane Barton, 1843 at Kirktonfield, Scotland; died 11 May 1879 at Springvale Farm, Kirkton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland.

Margaret WALLACE was born in 1812. She died on 18 Jul 1902 at Springvale Farm, Kirkton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland.

The four known children of John2 Bowness and Margaret Wallace all born at Springvale Farm, Kirkton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland, were as follows:

46. i. Helen3; born 6 Mar 1844; married John Ritchie 18 Jul 1865 at Kirkmahoe Parish, [Kirkton?], Scotland.

47. ii. Jane Ann; born 26 Nov 1846; married William Dickie 14 Jul 1868 at Kirkton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland; died 15 Apr 1918 at Hardwick, Cambridgeshire, England.

48. iii. Wilhelmina; born 18 May 1850; married Andrew Kirkpatrick, son of Mary Todd, after 1869; died 2 Sep 1881 at Amisfield, Townfoot, Tinwald, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland.

49. iv. John; born 29 Sep 1855; died 14 Dec 1879 at Springvale Farm, Kirkton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland, of tuberculosis; buried at Church of Scotland, Kirkton, [Dumfrieshire], Scotland.

Generation Three

14. James3 BOWNESS (Robert2, William1); born 16 May 1821 at Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Jane Espelin Tuplin, daughter of William Braginton Tuplin and Christian Rendle, 31 Dec 1845 at[PE]; married Sarah Mugridge, daughter of Joseph Mugridge and Sarah (--?--), 17 Jan 1855 at[PE]; died 4 Oct 1899 at Norboro, PE; buried 6 Oct 1899 at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

Jane Espelin TUPLIN was born on 4 May 1824 at Alverdiscott, Devon, England. She died on 19 Apr 1851 at Margate, PE. She was buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

The three known children of James3 Bowness and Jane Espelin Tuplin were as follows:

+ 50. i. John Rendle4, born 19 Jan 1846 at Norboro, PE; married Priscilla

Newsome.

+ 51. ii. Andrew, born 2 Apr 1848 at [PE]; married Elizabeth G. Stewart.

52. iii. Jane Tuplin; born 9 Apr 1851 at[PE]; "10 days before Jane's [her mother's] death;" died 9 Aug 1877 aged 26 years, 4 months; buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

Sarah MUGRIDGE was born on 27 Oct 1836 at PE. She died on 18 Feb 1912 at[PE]. She was buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

The 12 known children of James3 Bowness and Sarah Mugridge were as follows:

+ 53. i. Susan4, born 16 Nov 1853 at PE; married John Thomas Weeks.

+ 54. ii. Adelia, born 15 May 1856 at [PE]; married Solomon James Benjamin Leard.

+ 55. iii. Lydia Ann, born 10 Mar 1858 at Margate, PE; married George Beairsto Sims.

+ 56. iv. Robert, born 10 Jun 1860 at [PE]; married Mary Isabella Stavert.

+ 57. v. Emma, born 20 Jun 1862 at [PE]; married Dr. Alexander MacNeill.

58. vi. Edwin Evans; born 8 Jun 1864 at[PE]; died 30 Aug 1869 at [Norboro], [PE], of croup[epiglotitis?].

59. vii. Elijah Freeman; born 16 Sep 1867 at PE; died 20 Dec 1950 at Leominster, Mass, USA.

60. viii. Elizabeth Ferris; married Frank? Posta; born 27 Feb 1869 at PE.

61. ix. Aulder Clarke; married (--?--) McKnight; second wife; married (--?--) VanSith; third wife; married (--?--) Whitehead; first wife; born 15 Aug 1871 at PE; died 2 May 1949 at Cranbrook, BC.

62. x. Mimias May; died 22 Sep at Edmonton, AB, after 1950; born 27 Mar 1874 at PE; married James William Johnston 13 Nov 1899.

63. xi. Frederick Johnstone; born 7 Aug 1876 at PE; died 8 Dec 1919.

+ 64. xii. George Reagh, born 1877; married Joanna MacKelvie; married Sylvia Glen Coffin.

15. William3 BOWNESS (Robert2, William1); born 21 Nov 1822 at Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Louise Webster, daughter of John Webster and Mary Elizabeth Meryweather, 15 Dec 1853; died 6 Apr 1894 at Norboro, PE, aet 72; buried 8 Apr 1894 at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

Louise WEBSTER was born on 10 Mar 1828 at PE. She died on 27 May 1913 at Norboro, PE, aged 85. She was buried on 29 May 1913 at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

The 10 known children of William3 Bowness and Louise Webster were as follows:

65. i. Mary Elizabeth4; baptized 11 Jul 1854 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by J. H. Read; married James Lanchlin MacKinnon, son of Donald MacKinnon and Elizabeth Jardine.

+ 66. ii. George Robert, baptized 7 Oct 1855 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; married Ellen Glover.

67. iii. Alice Jane; baptized 24 May 1857 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by J. H. Read; married Robert Sharp Bowness, son of Robert S. Bowness and Thirza Tuplin, 20 Dec 1900; his third wife; died 27 Oct 1938 at Summerside, PE; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

+ 68. iv. Eliza Clarissa, baptized 22 Apr 1860 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; married Anthony Glover.

+ 69. v. Horatio Nelson, born 5 Sep 1861 at Norboro, PE; married Sarah Minetta Taylor.

+ 70. vi. Herbert Bell, born 10 Jul 1863 at Norboro, PE; married Caroline Mackay.

71. vii. Chester Lee; born 26 May 1865 at Norboro, PE; married Carrie Crossman, daughter of Soloman Crossman and Elizabeth Cotton, 18 Sep 1889; died 15 Oct 1937 at North Bedeque, PE, "In later years Chester suffered from poor health and eventually committed suicide to end his suffering."

72. viii. Cornelia Gertrude; born 22 Apr 1867 at Norboro, PE; married John Cobb.

73. ix. Amanda Louise; born 28 Jul 1869 at Norboro, PE.

74. x. Colledge Pope; born 8 Dec 1871 at Norboro, PE; married Elizabeth McKay; died 18 Nov 1960 aet 89; buried at Margate United Church Cemetery, Margate, PE.

17. Robert S.3 BOWNESS (Robert2, William1); born 11 Nov 1825 at Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Thirza Tuplin, daughter of Reuben Tuplin and Rebecca Folland, 12 Jul 1849 at PE; died 11 May 1904 at Montrose, PE; buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

Thirza TUPLIN was born on 12 Aug 1827 at Tavistock, [Devon], England. She died on 5 Dec 1905 at Montrose, PE. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

The 13 known children of Robert S.3 Bowness and Thirza Tuplin were as follows:

+ 75. i. Robert Sharp4, born 9 Jan 1850 at Norboro, PE; married Margaret Ann Hardy; married Rachel Woodside; married Alice Jane Bowness.

+ 76. ii. William Bell, born 7 Feb 1851 at Lot 20, PE; married Jane Sutherland; married Henrietta (--?--).

+ 77. iii. Benjamin, born 3 May 1852 at Norboro, PE; married Barbara A. Cole.

+ 78. iv. Margaret Jane, born 8 Aug 1853 at Norboro, PE; married Lemuel Grigg.

+ 79. v. Rebecca Folland, born 22 Jan 1855 at Willmot River, PE; married James Rankin.

+ 80. vi. John, born 22 Oct 1856 at Wilmot River, PE; married Mary S. Donald.

+ 81. vii. Ann Jerusha, born 8 Jul 1858 at Norboro, PE; married Stephen Large Weeks.

+ 82. viii. Elizabeth Ferris, born 12 Jan 1860 at Norboro, PE; married Henry Albert Weeks.

+ 83. ix. Grace, born 22 Jun 1862 at Montrose, PE; married Parmenas B. Clark.

+ 84. x. Herbert Bell, born 8 Jun 1864 at Montrose, PE; married Annie C. Squarebriggs.

+ 85. xi. Reuben Tuplin, born 10 Mar 1867 at Montrose, PE; married Sophia Mountain.

86. xii. Isaac Hall Bell; born 22 Feb 1870 at Montrose, PE; died 5 Sep 1870 aged 6 months and 10 days; buried at Old Dock Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

+ 87. xiii. Lilla Jane, born 13 Dec 1875; married B. Henry Hardy.

20. William3 BOWNESS (William2, William1); born 1828 at England; died 1908 at Norboro, PE.

Sarah Ann WOODSIDE was born circa 1840 at PE.

The four known children of William3 Bowness and Sarah Ann Woodside all born at PE were as follows:

88. i. William Wallace4; born circa 1860; died 15 Jun 1882 aged 22 years, eldest son; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

89. ii. Walter S; born circa 1865.

90. iii. Eliza A; born circa 1868.

91. iv. Lily Jane; born circa 1876.

22. Margaret3 BOWNESS (William2, William1); born Jan 1840.

The only known child of Margaret3 Bowness and an unknown spouse was:

92. i. Elmer Bruce4; born 25 Apr 1884 at PE.

23. John3 BOWNESS (William2, William1); born 27 Oct 1840 at Norboro, PE; married Elizabeth Frizzell 8 Jun 1865; died 19 Feb 1915 at Norboro, PE.

Elizabeth FRIZZELL was born on 15 Jul 1844 at Norboro, PE. She died on 10 Aug 1931.

The only known child of John3 Bowness and Elizabeth Frizzell was:

93. i. Mary M.4; married Robert S. Douglas; born 1870; died 1946; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

37. George3 SHARPE (Frances2Bowness, William1); born 1843 at Dumfries, Scotland; married Jane Thompson 8 Mar 1867; died 1 Apr 1869.

Jane THOMPSON was born in 1831.

The only known child of George3 Sharpe and Jane Thompson was:

94. i. Frances Annie4; born 23 Jun 1868; died 5 May 1869.

Generation Four

50. John Rendle4 BOWNESS (James3, Robert2, William1); born 19 Jan 1846 at Norboro, PE; married Priscilla Newsome 10 Aug 1871; Priscilla was probably a widow as she is referred to as (Mrs. Wadman); died 30 Dec 1934 at Bedeque, PE.

Priscilla NEWSOME was born in 1839. She married (--?--) Wadman. She died in 1922.

The six known children of John Rendle4 Bowness and Priscilla Newsome were as follows:

95. i. John William Tuplin5; born 2 Jan 1873; married Ella S. Myers; died 23 Jul 1949.

96. ii. Edith Jane; married John Woods; born 25 Nov 1874.

97. iii. Lizzie Mabel; born 18 Dec 1876; married Hammond Affleck; died 1 Dec 1952.

98. iv. Carrie Thorne; married Calvin Leard; born 21 Jul 1879; died 1967.

99. v. George Andrew; born 7 Nov 1882; married Bernice Bell Lidstone; died 25 Dec 1968; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

100. vi. Percy Crosbie; born 1 Aug 1885 at Bedeque, PE; died 1965 at Summerside, PE.

51. Andrew4 BOWNESS (James3, Robert2, William1); born 2 Apr 1848 at[PE]; married Elizabeth G. Stewart 1 Jun 1876; died 17 Aug 1929; buried at People's Cemetery, Irishtown Rd., Kensington, PE.

Elizabeth G. STEWART was born in 1842 at New Perth, PE. She died in 1915. She was buried at People's Cemetery, Irishtown Rd., Kensington, PE.

The four known children of Andrew4 Bowness and Elizabeth G. Stewart were as follows:

101. i. William Ernest5; born 12 Aug 1877; died 14 Feb 1972 at Calgary, AB.

102. ii. Harry Leigh; born 23 May 1879 at Margate, PE; buried at Los Angeles, CA, USA.

103. iii. Andrew Reginald; buried at Edmonton, AB; born 15 Mar 1883 at Margate, PE.

104. iv. Jean D; born 24 Jan 1885.

53. Susan4 BOWNESS (James3, Robert2, William1); born 16 Nov 1853 at PE; [Author's note: Her parents are stated, in several sources, to have been Robert S. and Thirza (Tuplin) BOWNESS, but other sources disagree. She was adopted by Herbert BELL, the husband of Jean BOWNESS, who was the sister of Robert S.Bowness]; aged 28 in 1881; married John Thomas Weeks, son of Henry Weeks and Ann Large, 28 Mar 1882; by license, witnessed by Albert Weeks & Emma Bonas; died 1944; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, Prince, PE.

John Thomas WEEKS was born on 7 Feb 1845 at PE; aged 36 in 1881. He married Emma E. Mills on 31 Aug 1871 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE; John was a bachelor and Emma was a spinster, both of Summerside, PE. Married, by license, by J. W. Forsythe in the presence of Holden Mills, Nelly Compton "& others." He died in 1904. He was buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, Prince, PE.

The four known children of Susan4 Bowness and John Thomas Weeks were as follows:

105. i. Harold Herbert5; born 20 Mar 1883; at 9 AM; died 3 Nov 1934 at Moncton, NB; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, Prince, PE.

106. ii. Muriel Winnifred; born 7 Oct 1888; at 11 pm; died 20 Mar 1913; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, Prince, PE.

107. iii. Mabel Jessie; born 1 Mar 1891; at 3:30 pm; married Harold Edison Wilson 1 Mar 1918; died 21 or 27 Jun 1968.

108. iv. Dorothy Lefurgey; born 23 Jan 1893 at Alberton, PE, at 9:00 a.m; married Reginald Evans Ellis, son of Kenneth Forbes Ellis and Lucy Stewart, 29 Aug 1927 at Mrs. MacNeill's house on the corner of Spring and Fitzroy St., Summerside, Prince, PE; died 11 Jun 1975 at Prince County Hospital, Summerside, Prince Co., PE, aged 82 years; buried 14 Jun 1975 at People's Cemetery, Summerside, Prince, PE. The service was conducted by Rev. Dr. J.S. McBride.

54. Adelia4 BOWNESS (James3, Robert2, William1); born 15 May 1856 at[PE]; married Solomon James Benjamin Leard, son of John Leard and Margaret Muttart, 1 Nov 1873; died 26 Sep 1885 at Kensington, PE.

Solomon James Benjamin LEARD was born on 8 Feb 1840 at Tryon, PE. He died on 18 Jun 1901 at Victoria, PE. He was buried on 18 Jun 1901.

The four known children of Adelia4 Bowness and Solomon James Benjamin Leard were as follows:

109. i. Alma Hattie5; born either Jan 1875 or Feb 1875; died 13 Aug 1875 at Crapaud, PE.

110. ii. Elizabeth D; married Norman Plummer; born 1877; died 1922 at Calgary, AB.

111. iii. Robert Bruce; born 10 Jan 1879.

112. iv. Milicent Howatt; born 20 Sep 1884; died circa Mar 1885 aged about 6 months old.

55. Lydia Ann4 BOWNESS (James3, Robert2, William1); born 10 Mar 1858 at Margate, PE; married George Beairsto Sims, son of Thomas H. Sims and Martha Beairsto, 6 May 1880 at Norboro, PE; died 1950; buried at People's Protestant

Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

George Beairsto SIMS was born on 2 Apr 1853 at Kensington, PE. He died on 5 Apr 1916 at Kensington, PE. He was buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

The six known children of Lydia Ann4 Bowness and George Beairsto Sims were as follows:

113. i. Lottie A.5; died 1882.

114. ii. George Robert; died 15 Jul 1944 at Europe Killed in action overseas, aged 34.

115. iii. Lucie Blanche; born 24 Nov 1880 at Kensington, PE; married William R. George after 1901.

116. iv. Lottie Adelia; born 6 Jun 1882 at Kensington, PE; died 1962; buried at Kensington, PE.

117. v. Hartle Ernest; born 28 Mar 1884.

118. vi. James Leaman; born 22 Aug 1885 at Kensington, PE.

56. Robert4 BOWNESS (James3, Robert2, William1); born 10 Jun 1860 at[PE]; married Mary Isabella Stavert, daughter of Walter Stavert and Henrietta Jardine, 20 Dec 1900; buried at People's Cemetery, Irishtown Rd., Kensington, PE; died 14 Apr 1934.

Mary Isabella STAVERT was born on 16 Jan 1869 at Kelvin Grove, PE. She was buried at People's Cemetery, Irishtown Rd., Kensington, PE. She died on 26 Sep 1955.

The two known children of Robert4 Bowness and Mary Isabella Stavert were as follows:

119. i. Walter Stavert5; born 16 Aug 1905.

120. ii. James A; born circa 1908; died 1908 aged 5 months; buried at People's Cemetery, Irishtown Rd., Kensington, PE.

57. Emma4 BOWNESS (James3, Robert2, William1); born 20 Jun 1862 at[PE]; married Dr. Alexander MacNeill, son of John Alexander MacNeill and Catherine McKenzie, 30 Sep 1885; [she] a native of Norborough [PE]; died 8 Jun 1947 at Summerside, PE; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

Dr. Alexander MACNEILL; the eldest of ten children was born on 17 Feb 1853 at Canoe Cove, Queens, PE. He died on 7 Feb 1926 at Summerside, PE. He was buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

The two known children of Emma4 Bowness and Dr. Alexander MacNeill were as follows:

121. i. Jean Belle5; born 1888; died 1 Jun 1947.

122. ii. Frank Alexander; born 1892; died 1967.

64. George Reagh4 BOWNESS (James3, Robert2, William1); born 1877; married Joanna MacKelvie, daughter of Mary (--?--), 14 Dec 1904 at Kensington, PE; married Sylvia Glen Coffin, daughter of James D. Coffin and Minerva Dixon, 1958; died Oct 1959; buried at People's Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

Joanna MACKELVIE was born on 12 Jun 1882. She was buried at People's Cemetery, Kensington, PE. She died in Feb 1958.

The three known children of George Reagh4 Bowness and Joanna MacKelvie were as follows:

123. i. Allan Roy5; born circa 1907; died 18 Feb 1908 aged [2 / 3 / 8 ?] months; buried at People's Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

124. ii. Mary Florence; born 7 Jul 1909.

125. iii. Gerald Reagh; born 29 Jan 1913.

Sylvia Glen COFFIN was born on 2 Mar 1926 at Rollo Bay, PE. She died on 27 Nov 1980 at Charlottetown, PE. She was buried at Fortune Bay, PE.

The only known child of George Reagh4 Bowness and Sylvia Glen Coffin is:

126. i. Cynthia Glen5 is still living.

66. George Robert4 BOWNESS (William3, Robert2, William1); baptized 7 Oct 1855 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by J. H. Read; married Ellen Glover, daughter of John Glover and Margaret Marchbank, 15 Nov 1876; died 28 Nov 1917; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

Ellen GLOVER was born on 6 Apr 1857. She died on 23 Jun 1924. She was buried at People's Protestant Cemetery,

Kensington, PE.

The four known children of George Robert4 Bowness and Ellen Glover were as follows:

127. i. Rhoda Alice5; born 2 Jul 1877 at PE.

128. ii. L. Heath; born 28 Sep 1879 at PE.

129. iii. Ada Lillian; born 24 Jun 1881.

130. iv. Harry Cleveland; married Edith Leland Profitt; born 31 Mar 1888; died 27 Jul 1978; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

68. Eliza Clarissa4 BOWNESS (William3, Robert2, William1); baptized 22 Apr 1860 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by J. H. Read; married Anthony Glover, son of John Glover, 25 Jun 1889 at Norboro, PE.

Anthony GLOVER was baptized on 7 Aug 1859 at North Bedeque United Presbyterian Church, North Bedeque, PE.

The only known child of Eliza Clarissa4 Bowness and Anthony Glover was:

131. i. Harvey5.

69. Horatio Nelson4 BOWNESS (William3, Robert2, William1); born 5 Sep 1861 at Norboro, PE; married Sarah Minetta Taylor 21 May 1880; died 20 Aug 1947 at Temple City, CA, USA; buried at San Gabriel, CA, USA.

Sarah Minetta TAYLOR was born on 23 Dec 1861 at PE. She died on 7 Jun 1946 at Temple City, CA, USA. She was buried at San Gabriel, CA, USA.

The four known children of Horatio Nelson4 Bowness and Sarah Minetta Taylor were as follows:

132. i. Mable E.5; born 21 Jul 1880.

133. ii. Walton Ambrose; born 18 Mar 1884.

134. iii. Harriet Louise; born 3 May 1886.

135. iv. Lottie Estelle; born 7 May 1890.

70. Herbert Bell4 BOWNESS (William3, Robert2, William1); born 10 Jul 1863 at Norboro, PE; married Caroline Mackay 8 Dec 1888; died Apr 1948; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

Caroline MACKAY was born in 1866. She died in 1934. She was buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

The nine known children of Herbert Bell4 Bowness and Caroline Mackay were as follows:

136. i. Hazel Mae5; born 2 Jul 1891.

137. ii. Lorne Bell; born 27 Jan 1893.

138. iii. Hartle Opie; born 8 Sep 1895.

139. iv. Elsie Lois; born 28 Jul 1897; died 19 Oct 1924 of blood poisoning from a non-poisonous snake bite; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Kensington, PE.

140. v. Jennie MacKay; born 5 Jul 1900.

141. vi. Ruby Elizabeth; born 28 Aug 1903.

142. vii. Ruth Minetta; born 28 Aug 1903.

143. viii. Horatio Nelson; born 17 Aug 1905.

144. ix. Edison Mott; born 8 Apr 1908.

75. Robert Sharp4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 9 Jan 1850 at Norboro, PE; married Margaret Ann Hardy; his first wife; married Rachel Woodside, daughter of William Woodside and Janet Haywood; married Alice Jane Bowness, daughter of William Bowness and Louise Webster, 20 Dec 1900; his third wife; died 3 Oct 1909; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

Margaret Ann HARDY was born circa 1846. She died on 7 Apr 1873 aged 27. She was buried at Old Dock Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

The two known children of Robert Sharp4 Bowness and Margaret Ann Hardy were as follows:

145. i. Benjamin5; born 1870.

146. ii. Adeline; born 1871.

Rachel WOODSIDE was born in 1851. She died in 1895. She was buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

The five known children of Robert Sharp4 Bowness and Rachel Woodside were as follows:

147. i. Evelyn Fletcher5; born 9 Apr 1876.

148. ii. Arthur Hinson; born 14 Aug 1880.

149. iii. Winnifred Jane; born 24 Mar 1882.

150. iv. Eliza Goldie; born 19 Dec 1883.

151. v. Percy Lloyd; born 6 Jun 1886.

Alice Jane BOWNESS was baptized on 24 May 1857 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by J. H. Read. She died on 27 Oct 1938 at Summerside, PE. She was buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

There were no known children of Robert Sharp4 Bowness and Alice Jane Bowness.

76. William Bell4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 7 Feb 1851 at Lot 20, PE; married Jane Sutherland, daughter of John Sutherland; married Henrietta (--?--) after 1915; died 16 Aug 1921 at Summerside, PE, aged 71 years; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

Jane SUTHERLAND was born on 23 Sep 1858. She died on 12 Feb 1915 at Summerside, PE, aged 56 years. She was buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

The five known children of William Bell4 Bowness and Jane Sutherland were as follows:

152. i. Pearl5; born circa 1879 at NB; died 1935; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

153. ii. Franklin.

154. iii. Alma; born 27 May 1877 at PE.

155. iv. Byron; married Jennie Evelyn Walsh; born 26 Sep 1881; died 9 Apr 1970; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

156. v. Ethel B; born circa 1885; died 26 Aug 1927 aged 42; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

Henrietta (--?--) married John Arbing.

There were no known children of William Bell4 Bowness and Henrietta (--?--).

77. Benjamin4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 3 May 1852 at Norboro, PE; married Barbara A. Cole; died 11 Oct 1926 aged 74; buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

Barbara A. COLE was born circa 1851. She died on 26 Nov 1926 aged 75 years. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

The six known children of Benjamin4 Bowness and Barbara A. Cole were as follows:

157. i. Bertie Marie5; born circa Apr 1878; died 31 Dec 1880 aged 2 years and 8 months; buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

158. ii. Daisy L; born 1881; married William G. Irving 1904; died 1962; buried at Hilcrest Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

159. iii. Irene Alice [Author's note: sources disagree on whether Irene Alice was adopted by Benjamin and Barbara (Cole) Bowness or whether she was their foster daughter.]; baptized 11 Jun 1895 [as an] adult.

160. iv. Leigh.

161. v. Otto; married Bessie Dawson at Tignish, PE; his second wife.

162. vi. Frederick Owen; born circa 1888; married Ruth Squarebriggs 1909; died 18 Oct 1967 aged 79; buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

78. Margaret Jane4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 8 Aug 1853 at Norboro, PE; married Lemuel Grigg 27 Sep 1877.

The three known children of Margaret Jane4 Bowness and Lemuel Grigg were as follows:

163. i. Thirza5; married (--?--) Gray.

164. ii. Lou.

165. iii. Reuben.

79. Rebecca Folland4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 22 Jan 1855 at Willmot River, PE; married James Rankin.

The 11 known children of Rebecca Folland4 Bowness and James Rankin were as follows:

166. i. Alex Franklin5; born 20 Dec 1873; married Cora E. (--?--).

167. ii. Edith Jane; born 6 Aug 1876.

168. iii. Robert; born 28 Oct 1877; married Cecilia May Hudson, daughter of James C. Hudson and Margaret Cameron, 9 Jul 1902.

169. iv. [Lollie ?] Annie; born Aug 1879.

170. v. Thurza; born 9 Jun 1882.

171. vi. [Son]; died 5 Feb 1885.

172. vii. Theresa Alma; born 15 Dec 1882.

173. viii. Ethel; born 8 Oct 1887.

174. ix. James Preston; born 3 Apr 1889.

175. x. Grace; born 28 May 1893.

176. xi. Lavinia; born 28 May 1893.

80. John4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 22 Oct 1856 at Wilmot River, PE; married Mary S. Donald, daughter of John R. Donald and (--?--) Owen; died 1947; buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

Mary S. DONALD was born in 1865. She died in 1926. She was buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

The seven known children of John4 Bowness and Mary S. Donald were as follows:

177. i. Thirza Jane5; born 11 Aug 1887.

178. ii. Clara Ann; born 19 Dec 1888; married Arthur Bell.

179. iii. Estelle Leigh; born 1890; died 19 Dec 1976; buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

180. iv. Arthur Owen; born 1 Jul 1892; married Minnie Evelyn Dignan, daughter of George Dignan; died 3 Jul 1967; buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

181. v. Florence twin to Firth; married Hector Oag.

182. vi. Firth twin to Florence; married M. Martha Miller; his first wife; married Hazel Jean Wallace; his second wife; born 10 May 1894; died 26 Nov 1958 aged 64; buried at People's Protestant Cemetery, Summerside, PE.

183. vii. Lilla Gertrude; born 1 Dec 1901; married Leaman Hicks.

81. Ann Jerusha4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 8 Jul 1858 at Norboro, PE; married Stephen Large Weeks, son of Henry Weeks and Ann Large, 28 Oct 1875; died 25 Oct 1949 aged 91 years; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

Stephen Large WEEKS was born on 8 Nov 1846. He died on 23 Mar 1899 aet. 53; of cancer. He was buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

The seven known children of Ann Jerusha4 Bowness and Stephen Large Weeks were as follows:

184. i. Georgie Arletta5; born 8 Dec 1877 at PE; aged 4 in 1881; married Harold Pratt; died 12 Dec 1962 aged 85 years; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

185. ii. Eliza Roberta; born circa 1878 at PE; aged 3 in 1881; married Foster Gammel; died 21 Nov 1966 aged 90 years.

186. iii. Emily Grace; born 13 Apr 1880; aged 1 in 1881; married Enman Maxwell; her first husband; married W. G. Maxwell; died 1952; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

187. iv. Robert Bowness; born 26 Apr 1882 at Alma, PE; married Josephine Alexandra MacNeill, daughter of Alexander MacNeill and Christina Ann MacPhail, circa 1907; she was "of Nine Mile Creek;" died 11 Dec 1954; buried at Highfield United Church Cemetery, Highfield, PE.

188. v. Jean Bell; born 12 Jan 1884; married Edwin Murphy; died 2 Sep 1976.

189. vi. Mary Hazel; born 10 Dec 1886; married John A. Cameron; died 29 Aug 1973; buried at Elmsdale United Church Cemetery, Elmsdale, PE.

190. vii. John Carruthers; born 5 Nov 1889; married Annie C. Leard, daughter of Warren Leard and Lucinda Craig, 14 Jul 1915; died 1970; buried at Elmsdale United Church Cemetery, Elmsdale, PE.

82. Elizabeth Ferris4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 12 Jan 1860 at Norboro, PE; married Henry Albert Weeks, son of Henry Weeks and Ann Large, 3 Dec 1884; at the residence of the bride's brother R.S. Bowness by Rev. Walter B. Hinson; died 30 Jun 1941 aged 81; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

Henry Albert WEEKS was born on 26 Dec 1848. He died on 31 Jan 1913 aged 64. He was buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

The seven known children of Elizabeth Ferris4 Bowness and Henry Albert Weeks were as follows:

191. i. Alicia5; born 13 Sep 1885; married Thomas Clarke 12 Oct 1910; died 29 Mar 1920 at South Kildare, PE; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

192. ii. Carl Henry; born 24 Jun 1887; married Marion Campbell 26 Jun 1924; died 28 Dec 1952; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

193. iii. Ruby Ann; born 3 Feb 1889; married Watson Hardy 30 Sep 1914; died 22 Apr 1942; buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

194. iv. Mary Jane; born 2 Sep 1890; died 22 Jan 1912 aged 21 years; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

195. v. Hunter Malcolm; born 24 Jun 1892; married Bessie Cail 10 Mar 1915; died 23 Dec 1962 aged 70 years.

196. vi. Lucy Elizabeth Ferris; born 23 May 1894; married Heber Corbett 18 May 1918; died 30 Aug 1984 at Alberton, PE; buried at Alberton, PE.

197. vii. Stephen Howard; born 25 Sep 1900; died Jun 1977 at Bracebridge, ON; buried at Woodlawn United Church Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

83. Grace4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 22 Jun 1862 at Montrose, PE; married Parmenas B. Clark; died 1911; buried at Woodlawn United Cemetery, Alberton, PE.

Parmenas B. CLARK was born in 1861 at Montrose, PE. He died on 30 Jan 1944.

The five known children of Grace4 Bowness and Parmenas B. Clark were as follows:

198. i. Lena5; married (--?--) Langille.

199. ii. Greta; married Howard Barlow.

200. iii. Jennie; married (--?--) Harding.

201. iv. John; born circa 1887; died 8 Oct 1916 Killed in action, aged 29.

202. v. George.

84. Herbert Bell4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 8 Jun 1864 at Montrose, PE; married Annie C. Squarebriggs; died 1931; buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

Annie C. SQUAREBRIGGS was born in 1869. She died in 1949. She was buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

The seven known children of Herbert Bell4 Bowness and Annie C. Squarebriggs were as follows:

203. i. Henry5; born 9 Jul 1889; died 1918 killed in action; buried at Arlington, VA, USA.

204. ii. Grace Clark; born 7 Oct 1891; married Harold Walsh.

205. iii. Robert; born 31 May 1893; died 24 Mar at FL, USA.

206. iv. Ellen Jane; born Jun 1895; married (--?--) Silveria; died 1903.

207. v. William Howard; born 22 Jun 1899; married Frances Gard.

208. vi. Kimble Hersey; married Cathy (--?--).

209. vii. [Infant]; born 1912; died 1912; buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

85. Reuben Tuplin4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 10 Mar 1867 at Montrose, PE; married Sophia Mountain; died 14 Dec 1949; buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

Sophia MOUNTAIN was born on 1 Jan 1875. She died on 7 Dec 1952. She was buried at Montrose United Church Cemetery, Montrose, PE.

The seven known children of Reuben Tuplin4 Bowness and Sophia Mountain were as follows:

210. i. Margaret5; born 14 Dec 1897; married Alfred Whitman.

211. ii. Thurza Tuplin; born 5 Dec 1899.

212. iii. Georgie; born 14 Nov 1902; married Dan Morrison.

213. iv. James Howard; born 1 Sep 1904; married Frances Crockett, daughter of Hammond Crockett and Janie Mountain.

214. v. Beatrice Josephine; born 31 Dec 1907.

215. vi. Bertha Jane; born 27 Oct 1911; married William Jenkins.

216. vii. Dora.

87. Lilla Jane4 BOWNESS (Robert S.3, Robert2, William1); born 13 Dec 1875; [Author's Note: sources disagree that Lilla's parents were Robert S. Bowness and Thirza Tuplin. Primary source verification is pending.]; married B. Henry Hardy 12 Jul 1899.

The two known children of Lilla Jane4 Bowness and B. Henry Hardy were as follows:

217. i. Margaret Frances/Florence5.

218. ii. Roberta; married Donald F. Pitcher.


Dave Hunter and The Island Register: HTML and Graphics© 2000

Last Updated: 05/17/2002 4:41:16 PM

Return to Family Page!

Return to Main Page!