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From: Peter Klein <>
Subject: Re: [MAR] Cap Charles Bowen or was that Rear Admiral Charles Bowen
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:46:29 +0100 (BST)
The following obituary is printed i n the Bristol Mercury newspaper for the 4th November 1854:
Died. Oct. 29, at his residence, Brentry-lodge, Henbury, Rear-Admiral Charles Bowen, aged 66.
The GRO reference would therefore appear to be the entry in Clifton District, volume 6, page 111.
I'm sure the certificate will confirm details.
From: Marie Marchese <
Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2012, 4:23
Subject: [MAR] Cap Charles Bowen or was that Rear Admiral Charles Bowen
Hope you can help me determine if a degree of poetic licence or historical
enhancement has occurred. I would also like some information on his career
if anyone has access to that or can point me in the right direction.
I am tracing a number of ancestors and currently looking at Charles Bowen.
Charles was born 26 Mar 1786 Bristol to Peregrine Bowen and Rachel Bowen nee
Barbar. Charles married Mary Hannah Fisher his third cousin in 1837 in
Henbury. Charles appears in the 1851 census as Captain Royal Navy on half
Charles died in 1854 although I cannot as yet locate his death so any
assistance on that one will be great. I think the issue is that there are a
number of Charles Bowens and because I don't know the areas I cannot
determine which one is the correct Charles. However Charles Will developed
in 1851 was probated in November 1854 so assume he died in 1854.
Charles Will states he was a Captain in the Royal Navy. Charles' Widow Mary
Hannah appeared in the 1881 Census and in this it states she is a Rear
Admiral's widow although it may have been crossed out by hand as a line
seems to run through it intentional or otherwise. Francis Green deeds from
Wales in which the Bowen family has been included also state that Charles
was a Rear Admiral.
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