52 Ancestors – Week 407: #630 Michael Bowden (1673-1741) of Marblehead and Lynn, Massachusetts

 Michael Bowden (1673-1741)  is #630 on my Ahnentafel  Record, my seventh great-grandfather, who marrie#631 Sarah Davis (1676-1749)  in 1697 in Lynn, Essex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended via:

* their daughter #315 Mary Bouden (1705-1755) who married #314 Joseph Richards (1703-1748) in 1726 .
* their daughter #157 Mary Richards (1733-????). who didn’t marry #156 Isaac Buck (1732-????).
*  their son #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) married #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882)married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Title:                          Michael Bowden[1–2,4]
*  Alternate Title:          Michiel Bouden[3]
*  Alternate Title:           Mychall Bowden[5–6]
*  Intercourse:                              Male
*  Father:                         Michael Bowden 1651-1740
*  Mom:                        Sarah Nurse 1651-1699
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Beginning:                           1673, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1,4]
*  Will:                            26 September 1741 (about age 68), will written; Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[2]
*  Demise:                         1 October 1741 (about age 68), Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[3-4]
*  Burial:                        after 1 October 1741 (after about age 68), Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[4]
*  Probate:                      12 October 1741 (about age 68), will proved, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[2]
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:                     Sarah Davis 1676-1754
*  Marriage 1:                 20 November 1697 (about age 24), intentions, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1,5–6]
*  Little one 1:                       Susanna Bowden 1699-1709
*  Little one 2:                       Francis Bowden 1701-1737
*  Little one 3:                       Sarah Bowden 1702-????   
*  Little one 4:                       Martha Bowden 1705-1719
*  Little one 5:                       Mary Bowden 1705-1755
*  Little one 6:                       Hannah Bowden 1707-1753
*  Little one 7:                       John Bowden 1709-1765
*  Little one 8:                       Lydia Bowden 1712- ???? 
*  Little one 9:                       Michael Bowden 1714-1761
*  Little one 10:                     Ebenezer Bowden 1716-????    
*  Little one 11:                     Susanna Bowden 1717-1799
*  Little one 12:                     Benjamin Bowden 1721-????                         
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

This household was summarized in William Hammond Bowden’s guide, Michael Bowden and A few of his Descendants, on pages 7 to 10[1].
Michael Bowden was born about 1673, in all probability in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay, the son of Michael and Sarah (Nurse) Bowden[1,4].  
His marriage intention, as “Mychall” Bowden of Marblehead, with Sarah Davis (1676-1754) of Lynn was recorded at Lynn on 20 Nov 1697[5-6]. She was the daughter of John and Sarah (Kirtland) Davis of Lynn. Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bowden had 12 youngsters, all born in Lynn and recorded within the city report books:
*  Susanna Bowden (1699-1709).
*  Francis Bowden (1701-1737), married 1735 Elizabeth Webster (1710-????).
*  Sarah Bowden (1702-????), married 1724 John Riddan (1695-1756).
*  Martha Bowden (1705-1719).
*  Mary Bowden (1705-1755), married 1726 Joseph Richards (1703-1748).
*  Hannah Bowden (1707-1753)
*  John Bowden (1709-1765), married 1749 Huldah Emery (1720-1817).
*  Lydia Bowden (1712-????), married 1731 Samuel Kelley (1706-????)
*  Michael Bowden (1714-1761), married 1735 Hannah Hendley (1712-????)
*  Ebenezer Bowden (1716-????)
*  Susanna Bowden (1717-1799), married 1740 Moses Newhall (1718-1774).
*  Benjamin Bowden (1721-????), married 1745 Christian Bartlett (1721-????).
On 29 Mar 1707, Michael purchased land in Lynn “close to the burying place” for £66. In later information he’s described as an “innkeeper”; it’s assumed that his residence was his place of work. He and his spouse systematically disposed of the opposite actual property that got here to them[1]
On 20 Oct 1729, they offered their rights within the property of John and Sarah (Kirtland) Davis who have been the mother and father of Sarah (Davis) Bowden; on 14 June 1732 they made the same sale of rights within the property of Mary (Davis) Langdon, sister of Sarah (Davis) Bowden. On 12 March 1734 they offered the Naragansett Lands granted to John Davis for army service, situated in Sowhegan West (the current township of Amherst, New Hampshire). Lastly, on 12 Sept 1738, they confirmed the sale of a plantation situated on the island of Nevis within the West Indies; this property was left to Sarah (Davis) Bowden by one in every of her uncles, one Ebenezer Kirtland[1].
Michael Bowden of Lynn died testate on 1 October 1741 in Lynn, Massachusetts[3].  He’s buried in Western Burial Floor in Lynn, however there is no such thing as a stone[4]
He wrote a will on 26 September 1741[2].  It reads:
“Within the Title of God amen.  I Michael Bowden of Lynn within the County of Essex and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Inholder, Being weak in physique however of Good Disposing thoughts and reminiscence, Do make this my Final will and testomony.  Imps. I’ll that my physique be Decently Interred on the Discretion of my Executor.

“Merchandise  I’ll that my Exec-t-r Duely pay all my Simply Money owed, and Funeral Costs out of my moveable property.

“Merchandise  I’ll to my Beloved spouse Sarah the Improvm’t of my complete remaining Property Through the time of her Pure Life In lieu of her thirds.

“Merchandise  I’ll that after my spouse’s decease my complete Property be devided in equal elements To and amongst all my Kids that Shall be then Alive And the Lawfull Representatives of any that could be Dec-d.

“Merchandise  I’ll that my spouse Sarah be sole Execut-r of this my Final Testomony In Witness Whereof I’ve hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this twenty Sixth of Sept-r 1741.

“Signed, Sealed printed & Declared by ye sd Michael Bowden to be his Final will and Testam-t

In presence of John Lewis, 
Henry Burchfeld
John Newhall                                                       Michael Bowden & Seal”
The need was proved by the Essex County Probate Courtroom at Ipswich on 12 October 1741, with John Lewis and John Newhall showing and making oath that they witnessed Michael Bowden signal, seal and declare this to be his final will and testomony.  The Executor was directed to make a listing and current it to the Courtroom in 30 days[2].
John Lewis, John Newhall, and Daniel Mansfield took a listing of the property of Michael Bowden of Lynn, deceased, on 29 December 1741. The property was appraised at 555 kilos, 16 shillings.  The true property included the dwelling home and barn with 40 poles of land adjoining (160 kilos), 4 acres of upland and salt marsh adjoining (95 kilos) and 9 acres of woodland (65 kilos).  Sarah Bowden offered, and the Courtroom authorised, the stock on 30 December 1741[2]. 

1. William Hammond Bowden, Michael Bowden and A few of His Descendants (Salem, Mass. : Newcomb & Gauss, 1968), pages 7-10, Michael Bowden and Sarah Davis household sketch.
2. Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Information and Indexes 1638-1916, Household Historical past Library (Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah), on 280 FHL microfilm reels, Quantity 324, web page 583, Michael Bowden of Lynn, accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,875,132.
3. Very important Information of Lynn, Massachusetts to the tip of the 12 months 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1906), 2 Volumes, Deaths, web page 430, Michiel Bouden entry, 1 October 1741.
4.. Discover A Grave, listed database and digital picture, (http://www.findagrave.com), Western Burial Floor, Lynn, Mass., Michael Bowden memorial #164064038.
5. “Massachusetts, City Clerk, Very important and City Information, 1626-2001,” database with digital photos, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org), Essex > Lynn> Marriages 1667-1744, web page 8, Mychall Bowden and Sarah Davis marriage intentions entry, 20 November 1697.
6. Very important Information of Lynn, Massachusetts to the tip of the 12 months 1849, Quantity 2, Marriages, web page 51, Mychall Bowden and Sarah Daves intentions entry, 20 November 1697.


NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow urged a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog submit 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The record of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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