“Sara” Davis was born about 1 February 1675/6 in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of John and Sarah (Kirtland) of Lynn[1-2].
Marriage intentions of Sarah “Daves” with “Mychall” Bowden (1673-1741) had been recorded on 20 November 1697 within the Lynn important file e-book”Sara” Davis was born about 1 February 1675/6 in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of John and Sarah (Kirtland) of Lynn.
Marriage intentions of Sarah “Daves” with “Mychall” Bowden (1673-1741) had been recorded on 20 November 1697 within the Lynn important file e-book[1-2,8]. He was the son of Michael and Sarah (Nurse) Bowden. The Michael Bowden household was summarized in William Hammond Bowden’s e-book, Michael Bowden and A few of his Descendants, on pages 7 to 10. Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bowden had 12 kids, all born in Lynn and recorded within the city file 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-????).
Sarah’s father, John Davis, died intestate earlier than 5 April 1703, when his property was opened in Essex County Probate Court docket. His widow, Sarah (Kirtland) Davis was appointed administratrix, and the probate file consists of bonds, letters, inventories, accounts, and extra however no distribution. Sarah (Kirtland) Davis died earlier than 5 April 1729 in Lynn, and has solely a listing in her probate file in Essex County Probate Court docket recordsdata.
On 29 Mar 1707, Michael purchased land in Lynn “close to the burying place” for £66. In later data he’s described as an “innkeeper”; it’s assumed that his house was his office.
Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bowden systematically disposed of the opposite actual property that got here to them. On 20 Oct 1729, Michael and Sarah Bowden bought their rights within the property of her dad and mom, John and Sarah (Kirtland) Davis; 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 bought the Naragansett Lands granted to John Davis for navy service, positioned in Sowhegan West (current township of Amherst, New Hampshire). Lastly, on 12 Sept 1738, they confirmed the sale of a plantation positioned on the island of Nevis within the West Indies; this property was left to Sarah (Davis) Bowden by one in all her uncles, one Ebenezer Kirtland.
Michael Bowden of Lynn died testate on 1 October 1741 in Lynn, Massachusetts, having written a will on 26 September 1741, which was proved on 12 October 1741 in Essex County Probate Court docket. It reads (partly):
“Merchandise I’ll to my Beloved spouse Sarah the Improvm’t of my entire remaining Property In the course of the time of her Pure Life In lieu of her thirds.
“Merchandise I’ll that after my spouse’s decease my entire 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.”
Sarah (Davis) Bowden died on 1 September 1754 in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay[4,7] at age 78. She was buried within the Western Burial Floor in Lynn, however no headstone is extant. There aren’t any probate data for Sarah within the Essex County Probate Court docket data