18.104.22.168) Joseph Bowling, son of William and Mary Bowling, was born by 1734. Possibly he was named for Joseph Routhorn (his step-grandfather) or one of several Joseph Boarmans. Like his father and other family members, he is titled “Carpenter” as a young man, but later “Planter”.
By 1760, Joseph married Catherine Queen, the daughter of Marsham Queen and Mary Jameson. Marsham Queen had been one of the appraisers for the inventory of Joseph’s uncle John Bowling (d. 1735), and in Marsham Queen’s will (1771) he bequeaths “daughter Catherine Bolling one negro Jane”. Richard Marsham was a prominent Catholic of the 17th century and had married Governor Leonard Calvert’s daughter Anne, but they had no sons. So, the Marsham name was carried on as a given name by the families of his two daughters who married Basil Waring and Samuel Queen. Continuing this tradition, Joseph and Catherine named a son James Marsham Bowling, who in term named a son Richard Queen Bowling.
In January 1755, William and his wife Mary sold property to two sons, who must be of age. They conveyed to “Joseph Bowling, Carpenter” 100 acres of a tract of land in Charles Co., being a part of Boarman’s Manor, bounded by William Bowling’s land and Pole Branch. To John Bowling was sold 52 acres, part of Boarman’s Manor adjoining property owned by Joseph Bowling. (Charles Co. Land Liber A#2:289, A#2:318). A few years later, Joseph acquired that second property also: by the indenture on 13 June 1758, from John Bowling of CC, carpenter, to Joseph Bowling of CC, planter, for 5000 lbs of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land in Charles County, being part of Boarmans manor, bounded by the west side of Pole Branch and on the south side of a small branch that makes out of Pole Branch, being the end of Joseph Bowling’s 2nd course of his land, containing and laid out for about 52 acres. (Charles Co. Land Rec. Liber G#3:234).
Along with his two brothers and son John, Joseph is on the March 1778 list of those who signed the Oath of Fidelity in Charles County and so qualifies as an accepted Revolutionary Ancestor for the D.A.R.. (also Md, Blue Book, Liber #24, folio 4). Likewise they are all on the 1775 list of adult men of Charles Co., Bryan Town Hundred, Durham Parish.
Joseph Bowling also appears as a witness in various documents: a bill of sale of “a negro woman named Bab” by Walter Pye (1770, CC Deeds 0#3:719); the will of John Hagan (1776); Francis Wheatley’s deposition about land on behalf of William Bowling (1781).
Joseph’s will (transcribed BELOW) was written 4 September 1790 and proved a week later on 10 September. After the decease of his wife Catherine, his land was to be divided equally among his children, namely, John, William, James Marsham, Mary, Ann, and Eleanor. Marsham Bowling then bought the other shares. First, he purchased John’s part, as John Bowling explains in his will (1807): To brother Marsham Bowling, as I did contract for & sell part of three tracts of land to him, Boarmans Manor, Cuckholds Delight, and Charley, and having received full satisfaction for the same, I now will the said parcels to him.” On 1 May 1810, Marsham Bowling bought out the interests of the four remaining siblings (“William Bowling, Mary Bowling, Ann Hagan wife of John B. Hagan, and Eleanor Boarman wife of John Boarman”) in several family properties, “four/sixths parts of all the land that Joseph Bowling died possessed of,” by name Indian Fields, Boarman’s Manor, and Coventry.
The names of Joseph’s children are also known from the will of his brother Francis Bowling (1800), who makes bequests of different scales. Nephew John Bowling was given a parcel of land adjacent to his own, and all the nieces and nephews were given enslaved persons and livestock. But the largest bequest was to nephew Marsham Bowling was given long-held family properties: Charley (where Francis lived), part of Indian Fields, and part of Boarman’s Manor, and other small parcels — so it is clear that by inheritance and purchase Marsham Bowling acquired Charley held a century before by James Bowling, and some adjacent properties.
The widow Catherine Bowling appears in the 1790 census for Charles County heading a household with a total of 3 males over 16, and 3 females and 11 enslaved (presumably daughter Ann was already married then). In the 1800 census for Trinity Parish, Charles. Co. (p. 75), her household has with 1 female over 45, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 16-25, and 10 enslaved. The sequence of households on that page is Catharine Bowling, John Johnson Jr., John Bowling (her son), John Moran of Gabr., Marsham Bowling (her son), Thomas Bowling (brother-in-law), James Boone. She apparently died in the subsequent decade.
Catherine Queen Bowling was one of a dozen siblings, and several of her unmarried sisters mentioned Catherine’s children in their wills:
—Mary Queen (1814) named Marsham Bowling her executor and gave him “negro Jess, reserving for the use of my three sisters, Clementine, Elizabeth and Sarah Queen during their natural lives.”
—Elizabeth Queen (1814) named her sister Sarah Queen and nephew Marsham Bowling executors.
—Sarah Queen (1817): “To nephew Marsham Bowling, negroes; Nan, Harry, Allen, Matthew, Hizey, Sarah and her daughters Celey and Teresa, Eliza and Ann, also my largest dining tables having eagle claws to the feet”; “to niece Mary Bowling, negro Monica”; “to heirs of John Bowling, negro Delia”; “to godson Aloysius Bowling, my silver watch”; “to nephews Marsham Bowling and William Queen, the other moiety or ½ part of the balance of my estate. Also 70 dollars to take care of the old negroes”; Executors: nephews Marsham Bowling and William Queen.
—Clementine Queen (1825): To nephew Marsham Bowling, “negro Christian”; to nephew Henry Bowling, 1 bed and the 2 blankets belonging to the bed in the priest rooms. [Presumably she means her great-nephew Henry, son of Marsham.]
The members of this family were all worshippers at St. Mary’s Church in Bryantown, and most of them left money to the priests and the poor of the congregation. Also, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has a manuscript list of the personal worth of members made for purposes of assessment in the late 1790s, which includes: Francis Bowling (Joseph’s brother) £505, Thomas Bowling (Joseph’s brother) £360, “Bowling widow of Jos”. £332.10, John Bowling £182, William Bowling £66.
Most of the baptisms, marriages and burial information for this family comes from the “Records of the Congregations of Upper and Lower Zachiah” (RULZ)—Lower Zachiah for St Mary’s (Bryantown) and Upper Zachiah for Waldorf/Mattawoman. Only a later copy made by hand survives, which is sometimes unclear.
22.214.171.124.1) John Bowling (bef. 1757 – 1808) marr. Eleanor Luckett
John was the oldest son of Joseph and Catherine Bowling, because a note in the probate records of Joseph’s will says “John Bowling, the heir at law, was present when the above probate was taken & did not object to the taking of the same.”
The other two John Bowlings of this period (his uncle and his uncle’s cousin) had both moved to Prince George’s County in the 1750s. The next John Bowling in this family would be his younger cousin (born in the 1770s) John Francis Regis Bowling of Prince George’s County who is usually recorded with at least one of his middle names.
So, any reference to John Bowling in the Charles County records after 1760 should be attributed to this man, who is sometimes further distinguished by his parentage as “John son of Joseph”. For example, among the witnesses of Francis Wheatley’s deposition in 1781: “Joseph Bowling, Thomas Bowling, Francis Bowling, John Bowling son of Joseph”(Charles Co. Land Liber V#3:524). The March 1778 list of those who signed the Oath of Fidelity and the March 1778 list of adult men of Charles Co, Bryan Town Hundred, includes the same names (Joseph Bowling, Thomas Bowling, Francis Bowling, and John Bowling), so the John Bowling there should also be John son of Joseph. John Bowling also witnessed the will of Elizabeth Suit of Charles County (1773).
In the 1790 census for Charles County, John Bowling appears adjacent to his mother and uncles with 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 3 females, and 5 enslaved. His property was on Boarman’s Manor. On 17 November 1789, John Boone of St. Mary’s County, planter, sold John Bowling of Charles County, planter, for 192 £10 shillings, all that parcel of land lying on the east side of Zaccia Swamp, being part of Boarman’s Manor, bounded by a boundary of William Bowling and Thomas James Boarman, a locust post near William Bowling’s Mill, a boundary of Francis Wheatley, the line of the land conveyed by Thomas James Boarman to Charles Boone containing about 110 acres. (Chas. Co. Land Liber D#4: 506). He added another quarter acre on 8 July 1791, when Joseph Boarman sold John Bowling of Charles County, planter, about 10.75 acres of Boarman’s Manor for 15£ 1 shilling, and the same day John Bowling then sold Francis 10.5 acres of that property for 15£. (Charles Co. Land Rec. Liber K#4:295).
John’s uncle Francis was clear about his identity when he wrote his will in 1800: “To nephew John Bowling (of Joseph), a parcel of land lying on the north side of a line drawn or running from my bounds post standing near branch near said John Bowling’s as far as my land extends towards Francis Wheatley’s.” Francis also bequeathed “nephew John Bowling (of Joseph)” various livestock and “negroe Basil”, and “To Anne Bowling, (daughter of nephew John), one heifer.” Thomas Bowling (writing his will in 1799) bequeathed “unto my loving nephew John Bowling my negro man named Charles and my negro woman named Mob.”
In the 1800 census for Trinity Parish, Charles County, John Bowling appears adjacent to his mother, brother and uncle with his wife and five daughters: 1 male 26-44, 1 woman 26-44, 2 girls 10-15, 3 girls under 10, and 3 enslaved.
John clearly knew his end was near when he wrote his will on 19 November 1807, since it was probated less than a month later (abstracted BELOW). He names his son Austin and his five daughters. In her will of 1821, John’s sister Mary Bowling mentions several of them, “To nieces Ann, Catharine and Teresa, and nephew Austin Bowling the debt due me from them”; she also gave Teresa $20 and “niece Catharine Bowling, my right of negro Monicha, left me by Ann Sarah Queen.”
On 23 November 1823, Austin Bowling, Ann Bowling and Teresa Bowling sold John Langley a parcel of land on the east side of Zachiah Swamp being part of Boarman’s Manor . . . boundary of Thomas James Boarman . . . running to the land of Marsham Bowling till it intersects Miller’s Choice. This deed suggests that the other three daughters had died before then.
John named his wife Eleanor in his will, and she must be the daughter of William Rhody Luckett and Mary Anne Semmes. Another daughter of theirs, Henrietta Luckett (will 1797), left her “sister Eleanor Bowling”, a bed and furniture, a saddle and bridle and all her wearing apparel. Eleanor was an unmarried adult in 1779 when her father William Rhody Luckett left his daughter Eleanor Luckett £52 and enslaved persons.
But Eleanor must have died soon afterwards, or remarried, because the 1810 census for Charles County lists a household headed by “Ann Bowling” (next to several Boarmans and James Boone) with a group that looks like this family: 2 females 16-25, 2 females 10-15, 1 male 10-15, 1 enslaved. Apparently one of the older sisters had married or died by then.
— Ann Bowling (born 1785-1790, single in 1823), listed before her sisters in various wills and documents, so presumably the oldest.
— Mechtildis (Matilda) Bowling (born 1786-90)
— Louisa Bowling (born 1790-94)
— Catherine “Kitty” Bowling (1795- ?) marr. Roger Brooke
Born 19 Jun 1795, bapt. 26 Jun 1795, “godmother Mary Bowling, aunt to the child”. On 6 June 1820, she married Roger Brooke. On 8 May 1821, the couple baptized twin sons William Ignatius Brooke, born 6 April, with godparents William and Cicily Queen; and John Henry born 5 April, with godparents Henry Bowling and Louisa Simpson.
— Teresa Bowling (1798—after 1823), single in 1823. Born 3 April 1798, bapt. 25 April 1798, “Teresa da. John Bowling & Eleanor his wife”, godmother Elizabeth Boone,.
— Austin Bowling (born 1802-04 -—after 1823). The 1820 census listed him in Piscataway District, Prince George’s County, aged 16-18, engaged in manufactures.
126.96.36.199.2) Mary Bowling (1760s – 1821), single
She received inheritances from her uncles. In 1800, Francis Bowling bequeathed “niece Mary Bowling”, the enslaved Lisha and one bay draft horse. In 1799/1801, Thomas Bowling gave “my loving niece Mary Bowling my negro boy named Lewis and my young black horse.” Mary Bowling wrote her own will on 28 March 1819 and it was proved 21 March 1821. She helpfully named many nieces and nephews (see abstract BELOW).
188.8.131.52.3) William Bowling (1760s – ?), marr. Mary ______
In addition to the equal portion of his father’s estate, William had earlier received bequests from his uncles. In his will of 1800, Francis Bowling left his “nephew William Bowling (of Joseph), negroe Bob”, some livestock and one hogshead of good tobacco. Thomas Bowling (will 1799/1801) left him substantial property: “I give and bequeath unto my loving nephew William Bowling my negro man called Jerry, and all my land that was left me by my farther to him forever.” The specific land given Thomas by his father William Bowling (d. 1789) was “all that tract or parcel of land that I bought of William Hagan being part of a tract of land called Hagan’s addition –also part of a tract of land called St. James and part of Boarman’s Mannor containing and lay’d off for seventy three & a half acres of land more or less.” Then on 1 January, 1810, “William Bowling, planter”, in consideration of $367.50 paid by John Johnson sold three tracts called “Boarman’s Manor”, “St. James” and “Hagan’s Addition” lying on the East side of the high road which leads from Bryan Town to Newport and containing 73 ½ acres. Mary Bowling wife of William Bowling relinquished her right of dower. (Charles Co. Land Rec. Liber IB-8:425).
On the 1800 census for Charles Co. Trinity Parish (page 74), William is aged 26-45, with 1 woman 26-45 and 2 girls 1-10; one person enslaved. In 1810, he is recorded neighboring Thomas Wathen and Francis Wheatley. By then, the number of girls in William’s household had grown: 1 male over 45, 1 boy under 10, 1 woman 26-45, 3 girls 10-15, and 3 girls under 10; no persons enslaved.
The parish records for St. Mary’s Church, Bryantown (RULZ) document the baptism of twins Joseph Bowling and Aloysius Bowling, sons of “William & Mary Bowling”, on 23 June 1805, although curiously Joseph was recorded born on 16th and Aloysius on the 17th “of the same month”, perhaps to record who is older. Joseph’s godmother was Teresa Boone; Aloysius’ godmother was Ann Worthing (perhaps a spelling of Wathen). There are several candidates for the wife of William Bowling. William Bowling was one of the witnesses of the will of Francis Wheatley, Sr. (1808), along with Joseph Boone and James Boone.
His sale of all his land in 1810 certainly suggests he was preparing to move, and William Bowling (of Joseph) is not documented in Southern Maryland after that. It is likely that he went to Kentucky, where several William Bowlings are recorded. He is not to be confused with “William I. Bowling” of St. Mary’s at this same time.
184.108.40.206.4) Ann Bowling (1760s – 1821) marr. 1) — Johnson, 2) John B. Hagan
In 1800, Francis Bowling bequeathed “To niece Anne Johnson, negroe Rachel”, so she must have been married to a Mr. Johnson by then. But by 1810, when Marsham Bowling purchased parcels of inherited land from his siblings, she had married John Barton Hagan, since she is called “Ann Hagan wife of John B. Hagan”. John Barton Hagan (son of Basil) is known from various land transactions and he had been previously married too, because in the sale of Clare in 1799 his wife Mary waived the right of dower. Children: to be studied.
220.127.116.11.5) James Marsham Bowling (1772/4-1847), marr. Margaret —
A major landowner, who was clearly competent and respected, if we can judge from the number of times he was named executor of a will (uncle Francis Bowling 1800, brother John Bowling 1807, aunts Mary Queen 1814, Elizabeth Queen 1814, Sarah Queen 1817, Mary Bowling 1821). Commonly called just “Marsham”, he was also a Trustee of St. Mary’s Church in Bryantown. He had numerous sons, so most of the 19th century Bowlings of Charles County are his descendants. His tombstone says he died 21 August 1847 in his 73rd year. His will was written a few weeks earlier.
Marsham Bowling was the head of a household in every federal census from 1800 to 1840, with reporting of each member by gender and age range. If all the young people were his children, by the time of the 1820 census he had 7 sons and no daughters. In particular, we would conclude that Marsham was born around 1775, with an older wife who was born 1765-1774 and died before the 1820 census. The specific ages of their sons (which may also be approximate) would mean 1 son was born about 1799-1800, 2 born 1801-1802, 1 born 1802-1804, 1 born 1805-10, 2 born in 1810-11. In 1800, Marsham’s household also has 1 male over 44 and 23 enslaved. The older man was probably his uncle Francis (for whom Marsham would be executor), who does not have a separate listing and was wealthy enough to have so many in servitude. Subsequently, in 1810 Marsham had 13 enslaved, then 18 in 1820, then 19 in 1830. In 1840 his household was simply himself and his wife, both aged in their 60s.
The problem of Marsham’s wife: The first name of Marsham’s wife is known from the 20 June 1820 issue of the Washington newspaper the National Intelligencer: “Died – In Charles County, on the 15 instant, Mrs. Peggy Bowling, consort of Mr. Marsham Bowling, after a short and severe illness.” St. Mary’s Church, Bryantown, has an interment record for Margaret Bowling in the range 1816-1820 and the tombstone of “Margaret Bowling” is now somewhat hard to read but earlier reports gives the dates 15 June 1819 “aged 56 years” —even if the tombstone carver got the year off by one, the day is right and her age fits the census (i.e. born 1763), as does her death.
But Margaret Bowling’s maiden name is not certain. The one clue, which is somewhat problematic, is in the notes of Rev. C.F. Thomas’ The Boarmans (1934), which he collected from various family members starting in the 1890s (his mother was a Boarman). The earlier periods of Fr. Thomas’ book are based on land records from Annapolis, but for the family in the 19th century, much of the book is based on his wide correspondence with others who shared their memories. One of those fragments is “Robert Boarman, of Harford County, must have gone from Charles County — his brother, old Squire Raph., a nephew and John, usually called Jackie, whose sister Mollie married Marsham Bowling, lived in Charles County” (p. 65). From this one sentence has developed the tradition that Marsham’s first wife was “Mollie Boarman”. But we know from the newspaper account and tombstone that “Mollie” is not right. However, is the other part right: that she was a Boarman? Maybe. The text refers to the long-lived Raphael “Squire” Boarman (1749-1829, buried at St. Mary’s in Bryantown) and uncle of Robert Boarman who went to Harford County. This is the “Ralph Boarman (of Thomas James)” who witnessed the wills of Marsham’s uncles Francis and Thomas and was uncle to John Chrysostom Bowling (“Jackie”), who married Marsham’s sister Eleanor (see below). In short, this reading of the text suggests that the Bowling brother and sister (Marsham and Eleanor) married the Boarman brother and sister (John Chrysostom and Margaret). But Fr. Thomas’ book (p. 54) elsewhere says that “Mollie” Boarman (John C. and Eleanor’s daughter) married Thomas Bowling (Marsham’s and Margaret’s son) — a marriage of double first cousins that would probably not be permitted. Perhaps Fr. Thomas’ source meant to say that Marsham Bowling’ sister married Jackie (which is true) but got it reversed, and that “Mollie” married Thomas Bowling (which could be true —he did marry a Mary Ann Boarman). Another factor: John Chrysostom Boarman’s sister Margaret is the only Margaret Boarman known then, so she must the person Thomas Bowling meant leaving a generous bequest “unto my God Darter Margret Boarman” in his will written 20 January 1799 (so she was still unmarried) — but she would have to marry Marsham quickly to be able to give birth to Henry Bowling by 17 May 1800. — Conclusion: based on just this one slightly confused memory many years later, which is mistaken about her first name, it is hard to be sure whether to accept the last name.
On 3 January 1821, Marsham then married Sarah (Dyer) Jameson (1775-1851). She was the daughter of Jeremiah Dyer & Lucy Smith and widow of Dr. Jesse Jameson.
18.104.22.168.5.1) Henry Bowling (1800 – 1876) marr. Mary Rose Boone (tombstone) — 10 children
22.214.171.124.5.2) William Francis Bowling (1801-1866, tombstone) marr. Teresa Simms — 11 children
126.96.36.199.5.3) Thomas Bowling (1802-1829) marr. (1) Mary Ann Boarman, (2) Elizabeth (MNU) Holton — 1 child
188.8.131.52.5.4) possibly another son
184.108.40.206.5.5) John Dominic Bowling (1806-1875, tombstone) marr. Elizabeth Gill — 13 children
220.127.116.11.5.6) Aloysius B. Bowling (1810-1850, tombstone) marr. Anna Maria Summers — 7 children
18.104.22.168.5.7) Richard Queen Bowling (1810-1881) marr. 1) Mary McWilliams, 2) Elizabeth Childs — 4 children
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22.214.171.124.6) Eleanor Bowling (1770s – after 1820), marr. John Chrysostom Boarman
Her uncle Francis Bowling (will 1800) left “niece Elanor (of Joseph), one heifer”. Her sister Mary Bowling (will 1821, below) left bequests to Eleanor and her children: to sister Eleanor Boarman the balance of my estate, requiring her to be particularly attentive to old man Gerard; to niece Adeline Boarman, negro Teresa; to nephew Joseph Boarman, negro John; to nephew John Boarman, my mare.
Her husband can be identified from the names of her children: John Chrysostom Boarman (son of Joseph), who died in 1844, left a son Joseph and daughter Adeline. The 1820 census for Election District 4, Charles County, listed John C. Boarman with 1 male aged 26-45, 1 male 10-15, 1 male under 10; 1 female over 45, 1 female aged 26-44, 1 female under 10; 2 males enslaved, 2 females. These ages would fit a couple born 1775-85, who married 1800-1805, had a son born 1805-1810, a son born 1810-20, a daughter born 1810-20. The older woman in the house might be Mary Bowling. Curiously, in the 1840 census for that same district, a John C. Boarman is listed alone with age 60-69.
Children: Joseph, Adeline, John, and possibly Mary Ann “Mollie”.
Will of Joseph Bowling (1790)
In the name of God. Amen.
I, Joseph Bowling of Charles County, being infirm of body but of sound & perfect memory, do now make my last Will and Testament as followeth.
—Firstly, I bequeath my soul to God that gave it, my body to the earth after my decease to be decently buried at the charge of my Estate & discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
—I will that my just debts & funeral charges be first paid. I nominate, constitute & ordain my loving wife Catharine Bowling & my loving son William Bowling to be my whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
—I give and bequeath unto my wife Catharine Bowling the dwelling plantation I now live on, with all the rest of my land adjoining, during her natural life, and after her decease it is my Will that the same to be sold & equally divided among my surviving children, namely, John, William, James Marsham, Mary, Ann, [and] Eleanor, & in case of their decease or of any of them, to the lawful heirs of their bodies.
—I give and bequeath to my loving son John Bowling one yearling.
—I give and bequeath to my son William Bowling a Negro boy called Lewis, a cow and calf, a bed & furniture.
—I give and bequeath to my son James Marsham Bowling a Negro boy called Harry, a cow & calf, a bed & furniture.
—I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary a Negro girl called Hannah, a cow & calf, a bed & furniture.
—I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann a bed & furniture.
—I give to my daughter Eleanor a Negro boy called Walter, a cow & calf, a bed & furniture.
—I give and bequeath to my loving wife Catharine Bowling all the remaining part of my personal estate, & at her disposal.
I do ordain this my Will to be my last Will and Testament revoking all others before made. In witness whereof I have set my hand & seal this fourth day of September Anno Domini on thousand seven hundred & ninety. Joseph Bowling
Signed sealed & acknowledged in [the presence of] Joseph Boarman son of Thomas James, Raphael Boarman, Junr., Raphael Wathin.
Signed Sep 4, 1790 – Proved on Sep 10, 1790 by Catharine Bowling executrix and William Bowling executor and by the oaths of witnesses Joseph Boarman of Thos James, Raphael Boarman.
Note: “John Bowling, the heir at law, was present when the above probate was taken & did not object to the taking of the same.”
Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 503.
Will of Mary Bowling (1819/1821) (abstract)
I, Mary Bowling of Charles County, being in sound mind, memory and understanding tho weak in health.
—To niece Adeline Boarman, negro Teresa.
—To nephew Joseph Boarman, negro John.
—To niece Catharine Bowling, my right of negro Monicha, left me by Ann Sarah Queen.
—To the priest serving this congregation at my death, 12 dollars.
—To Reverend Mr. Charles Neale, 12 dollars.
—To nephew Richard Bowling, the debt due me from brother Marsham Bowling.
—To nephew John Boarman, my mare.
—To nieces Ann, Catharine and Teresa, and nephew Austin Bowling the debt due me from them.
—To niece Teresa Bowling 20 dollars.
—To sister Eleanor Boarman the balance of my estate, requiring her to be particularly attentive to old man Gerard.
Executors: brother Marsham Bowling and brother-in-law John Boarman
Signed March 28, 1819; proved March 21, 1821
Wit: Benjamin A. Lancaster, Roswell Harbin
Charles County Maryland Will Book HB-14, 1817-1825; Page 145.
(Abstract by Mike Marshall)
Will of John Bowling of Joseph (1807) (abstract)
I, John Bowling of Charles County, being sick and weak but of sound mind and memory;
—To brother Marsham Bowling, as I did contract for & sell part of three tracts of land to him, “Boarmans Manor” “Cuckholds Delight” and Charley, and having received full satisfaction for the same, I now will the said parcels to him. Boundary description follows, mentions tract “Millers Choice”.
—To son Austen Bowling, my dwelling plantation whereon I now live being part of “Boarmans Manor”.
—To wife Elenor Bowling, aforesaid land during her natural life equally with my son Austen Bowling. Also, the residue of my estate.
— It is further my will that my 5 daughters, Ann Bowling, Mechtildis Bowling, Louisa Bowling, Kitty Bowling and Teresa Bowling shall enjoy the aforesaid land during their single lives, with their brother Austen Bowling.
—Executor: wife Elenor Bowling, brother Marsham Bowling
Signed November 19, 1807; proved December 16, 1807
Wit: Joseph Simpson, Thomas Wathen, William Bowling
Final witness, Thomas Wathen, gave oath, March 22, 1808.
Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, Page 482.
(Abstract by Mike Marshall)