(1600 - April 17, 1675)
BirthLlangennith is a village in Swansea, South Wales.
ArrivalArrival in Boston by 1638 with wife and children. "It would be interesting to know what induced Griffith Bowen to sell his small estates in Wales and emigrate to America, but of that nothing has been discovered."
Religion‘the 6th of ye same 12th month 1638 Griffyn Bowne and his wife Margarett were taken in for members of ye Congregation’ in Boston.
CivilOn the 25th of March 1639 Mr Gryffen Bowen had a great Lot granted to him at Muddy River
CivilAt a Town meeting in Boston ‘This 29th day of 11th month 1643’ it was voted that ‘Gryphen Bowin Gent. an howse lot if any remaine.'
ResidencePublic records repeatedly show them there till the spring of 1649 and no longer. Then, in 1650, the records of Wales take them up.
CivilIn 1660-61 Griffith was in prison for a balance due at the Port of Swansea, no details beyond this fact
DeathThere is no death records, an estimated date.
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2. AmericanAncestors.org. The New York genealogical and biographical record. New York, NY: AmericanAncestors.org, 201, Volume 42 page 203 Bowen pedigree begins with Griffin b. 1512.
3. Bowen, Edward Augustus. Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut. Cambridge, Mass.: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1897, Page 27 - 96.
4. Andrews, H. Franklin. List of Freemen, Massachusetts Bay Colony From 1630 to 1691: With Freemans Oath, the First Paper Printed In New England. Exira, Iowa: Exira Print. Co., 1906, No pages image 12 of 52.