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Sir William BOWES

Male Bef 1389 - Bef 1465  (< 76 years)


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  • Name William BOWES 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born Bef 14 May 1389  Streatlam, DUR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 11 Oct 1465 
    Person ID I22320  Our Family History
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2014 

    Father Sir Robert BOWES,   b. Abt 1372, Streatlam, DUR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Dec 1399  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Mother Jane or Joan CONYERS,   b. 1372-1378, Ormesby, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1438, Hetton-le-Hole, DUR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1374 
    Family ID F16111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan GREYSTOKE,   b. Abt 1395, Kirkby, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1415, Streatlam, DUR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Married Abt 1415 
    Children 
     1. Sir William BOWES, Sheriff of Northumberland,   b. Abt 1414, Streatlam, DUR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1466  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F16107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • "Old Sir William." He succeeded his father, Sir Robert Bowes. The "sole surviving heir of the whole family." - from "Geographical and Historical information from the year 1890" by George Bulmer. I assume that means that all of his brothers died sine prole. He was born in 1389 in Durham. He married Joan [Jane], the daughter of Ralph Lord Greystock, in about 1415 and acquired the manor of Newton, in Durham. She was the daughter of Ralph Lord Greystoke and Elizabeth FitzHugh. She died within the year, however, leaving him an infant son. Sir William mourned her loss by living a widower for the rest of his life.
      He was knighted at the battle of Vernoile [Verneuil] in 1424.

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      At the southern end of South Street lies the ground known as the Bellasis (Belasis xiii cent., Bellasis, Bellasyse xv cent., Bellaces xvi cent.). It takes its name from German de Bellasis, the 13th-century tenant, whose daughters Agnes and Sybil granted it to the Prior and Convent of Durham. An orchard in Bellasis, formerly held by Isabel Payntour, was held by Sir William Bowes of the Prior in 1430, and land here remained in the hands of the Bowes family until the 16th century.

      From: 'Parishes: St Oswalds's - Manors', A History of the County of Durham: Volume 3 (1928), pp. 157-174.


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