Treasure Chest Thursday — 1697 Marriage Record of Mychall Bowden and Sarah Davis in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay

It is Treasure Chest Thursday – an opportunity to look in my digital picture recordsdata to see what treasures I can discover for my household historical past and family tree musings.

The treasure at the moment is the 1697 marriage entry for Mychall Bowden and Sarah Davis within the Lynn, Massachusetts city information ebook:

The delivery entry is on the prime of  the right-hand web page within the checklist:

The transcription of this document is:

“an intention of Marrige betwixt Mychall Bowden of Maruell-head & Sarah Daves of Lyn: Novem’r 20’th 1697”

The supply quotation for this document is:

“Massachusetts, City Clerk, Important and City Data, 1626-2001,” database with digital photos, FamilySearch ( :  accessed 24 November 2021), Essex > Lynn> Marriages 1667-1744, web page 8 (picture 14 of 109), Mychall Bowden and Sarah Davis marriage intentions entry, 20 November 1697.

That is an entry in an authentic city document ebook for Lynn, Massachusetts.  It’s in all probability an Authentic File, with Major Data and Direct Proof of this marriage intentions.  

I famous that this picture (and possibly this particular document ebook) had been digitized on 19 April 2021 by FamilySearch.  Sarah final title was listed as Dawes however it’s in all probability Daves or Davis. doesn’t have this document but to my information.  The Lynn important information ebook has this document with Sarah’s final title as “Dave” as a result of the web page has a flaw within the digital copy after the final legible letter of her title. 
Michael Bowden (1673-1741) was born in 1673 in Topsfield, Massachusetts Bay, the son of Michael and Sarah (Nurse) Bowden of Marblehead, Massachusetts Bay.  He married Sarah Davis after 20 November 1697 (intentions) in Lynn.  Sarah Davis (1676-1754) was the daughter of John and Sarah (Kirtland) of Lynn.  

Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bowden are my seventh great-grandparents by way of their daughter Mary Bowden (1705-1755) who married Joseph Richards  (1703-1748) in 1726 in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay.


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