Tom McCabe's Genealogy

George BOWDEN1715

Name
George BOWDEN
Given names
George
Surname
BOWDEN
Birth of a son
#1
John BOWDEN
April 4, 1714
MarriageSarah BRUMWELLView this family
September 8, 1714
Death January 28, 1715
Family with Sarah BRUMWELL - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 8, 1714Christ Church Middlesex Co VA
-5 months
son
William BENNETT II + Sarah BRUMWELL - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about 1702Virginia
1 year
step-son
22 months
step-son
2 years
step-daughter
2 years
step-son
… … + Sarah BRUMWELL - View this family
wife
step-daughter

Marriage

William Bennett II must have died by 1713 since his wife (widow) Sarah was charged with having an illigitimate child in May 1713.

From the Christ Church parish records:

10 May 1713, Baptised, Ann Bennett, dau of Sarah Bennit, illigitimate

From the Court Orders of Middlesex Co Va:

"Sarah Bennit ... having a bastard child confessed the fact of her offense, it is ordered she be fined 500 pounds tobacco. John Curtis appeared and ... confest judgement for the aforesaid Fine. Sarah Bennit and James Hackney acknowledge themselves indebted to our Queen in the sum of 10000 pounds tobacco."

Sarah married George Bowden in 1714 and had a son named John. It is clear that this is the same Sarah BRUMWELL married to William BENNET because of these four records:

A. 8 Sept 1714 Married. George Bowden and Sarah Bennett

B. Middlesex County Deed Book 3 1709-1720

2 April 1717 KNOW all men by these presents that we Sarah Bowden and Peter Brumwell of Middlesex co are bound unto the justices of said county in sum of one hundred pounds Sterl, this second day April 1717. The condition of this obligation is such that if Sarah Bowden adm of George Bowden deced do make a true inventory of all the Estate and truley administer the same according to Law and if hereafter it doth appear that a last Will and Testament was made by the sd Deced and Sarah Bowden being required deliver up her letters of Adm that then this obligation to be void or remain in full force. In presence of W Gough & Zach Lewis Signed Sarah X Bowden & Peter BRUMWELL.

Middlesex Co Order Book Entries:

C. 3 June 1718 Sarah Bowdin(lately called Sarah Bennit)

D 3 Aug 1725 William Bennit petetions on behalf of his brother John Bowden, a minor, against John Miller Jr. to have said Miller let Bowden eat with his own children and attend school.