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Philip FOWLER

Male 1591 - 1679  (88 years)


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  • Name Philip FOWLER 
    Born 1591  Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jun 1679  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “PHILIP1 FOWLER, of Ipswich, "clothworker," b. 1591-8; m. 1st, Mary [Winsley, sister of
      SAM.1?], who d. Aug. 30, 1659 [Ip]; 2d, Feb. 27, 1659-60[Ip], Mary (???), [wid. of Geo.
      Norton]. He took oath at Southampton, Eng., March 24, 1633-4, and came in the ship "Mary and
      John;" freeman Sep. 3, 1634; in Ip. that year. He d. June 24, 1679; grandson (13) PHILIP3
      FOWLER ap. adm. est. Sep., 1679.(*)

      (*) In 1651, "Philip Fowler the elder, of Ip., in the presence of Joseph his
      son and Martha his wife, did adopt as his son, Philip, the son of the said Joseph
      and Martha." [Ip. rec. at Sm.] In his mar. contract with Wid. Mary
      Norton, 1659-60, he spoke of "my son Philip," not of age, and "my children."
      In 1668 he ment. his wife, deeded land to his "grandchild," Philip F., and
      ment. the latters bros. Joseph and John. Just before his death, Philip1 spoke
      of his "grandchild" Philip3 as "with me and doing my business for me," and
      gave him his "dwelling house and lands."

      Philip Fowler, one of the founders of New England, was probably born in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, about 1590. He embarked with his family, in the "Mary and John," of London, Robert Sayres, master, and while lying in the river Thames, they "were made stay of untill further order" from the Council, 28 Feb., 1633-4, owing to misrepresentation of the colonies, by its enemies, which had then reached England, and the master was required, among other things, to give a bond of œ100, thhat the service of the Church of England should be said daily on board, and attended by the passengers, also that they should take the "Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie," which were taken by the passengers, the 24th of March, 1633-4, when they were allowed to proceed on their voyage, and arrived in New England, in May, 1634.
      He received a grant of land in Ipswich, Essex County, Mass., the same year, on which he settled, and where he resided until his death. It is still occupied by one of his descendants, bearing the family name and there was a family connection between his son Nathaniel Winsley's wife, and PHILIP FOWLER'S family.
      He entered soon after into the following marriage contract:--
      "Know all men by these presents, that I, PHILLIP FOWLER of Ipswich, in the county of Essex, clothworker, for & in consideration of a contract of marriage with MARY NORTON, widdow, doe grant unto her as followeth, viz: that if it please the Lord the mariage intended be compleated, and she the sayd Mary my intended wife do survive, I doe covenant & grant unto her, that she shall injoye all my house and lands, with the appurtenances & privilidges thereunto belonging, untill my sonn Philillip (provided I make him my heir), shall come of age, and when he comes of age, I do grant unto her, that she shall possess and enjoy the chamber over the hall, with the table forme & cabbin beds, as alsoe the garretts & halfe the orchyard, annd halfe the grasse of the close, & my six acres of land upon the hill, and the inward cellar to her owne proper use & behoofe, and alsoe liberty to make use of the lower roome for her necessary ocasions, with free liberty to make use of the well in the cellar to fetch watter, & all these to enjoye during the tyme of her naturall life, and then to return unto my children, or who of them, I shall dispose them unto, and further doe grant her liberty of barne roome to lay in her corne, and two load of hay, with roome in the cowe house for to sett two cowes, & grasse for to make two loads of hay a yeare, for the tyme of her life, as aforesayd. In wittness whereof, I have hereunto sett my hand & seale, the 27th of February, 1659.”«s33» [1]
    Person ID I1621  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 

    Father Phillip FOWLER,   b. 1565, Wiltshire Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1589, Wiltshire Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Family ID F763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary WINSLEY,   b. 1592, Colchester, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1659, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1614  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret FOWLER,   b. 25 May 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1701, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Mary FOWLER,   b. Abt 1616, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1666, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     3. Samuel FOWLER,   b. 1618, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph FOWLER,   b. 16 Sep 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1675, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary MACHIAS,   b. 1613 
    Married 27 Feb 1659-60  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F2585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1659-60 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1591 - Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1614 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jun 1679 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Norton from Essex Co, MA - Grimes from Meriden, CT - Colchester, CT research.