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BOWATER Mary[1]

Female INT 12 Feb 1690 (ye 2nd day of ye 12th mo. 1689*) - 1764


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  • Name BOWATER Mary  [2, 3
    Born INT 12 Feb 1690 (ye 2nd day of ye 12th mo. 1689*)  [4, 5, 6
    • * Note that the date of birth in the Quaker Meeting Minutes is the JULIAN date (as opposed to the "Gregorian" dates we use today). Quakers also referred to the months as numbered months rather than their names, and their calendar started on March 24th rather than January 1st. It gets even more complicated, so a date converter must be used to determine the Gregorian date ("INT" means "interpreted".) The Gregorian date appears first, followed by the Julian date in parenthesis.
    Quaker Records for Family of James & Mary WRIGHT from Hopewell Monthly Meeting
    Quaker Records for Family of James & Mary WRIGHT from Hopewell Monthly Meeting
    Gender Female 
    Married Name Mary Wright 
    Religion Quaker 
    Emigration 20 Aug 1705  [7
    Immigration 28 Jun 1706  [7
    Probate (5th day of the 8th month 1760)  , , Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Frederick Co., Va., Will Book 2:372-73.
    Died Between 5 Aug 1763 and 6 Mar 1764  , , Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Notes 
    • There is contention as to whether the wife of James Wright Sr. is Mary Bowater or Mary Davis. A Fellow of American Society of Genealogists (FASG), Stewart Baldwin, wrote two articles in The American Genealogist ("Quaker Marriage Certificates, Using Witness Lists in Genealogical Research," v72 (1997): p225-43 and "John and Thomas Bowater and their Sister Mary (Bowater) Wright," v75 (2000): p37–46, and p117–23) making the case that Mary Bowater was James Wright's wife. However, there has since been some disagreement with that theory by Margaret Ballinger, a researcher who descends from James and Mary Wright as she believes that James' wife is Mary Davis. Her argument is on the FindAGrave website (memorials #101049646 and #116561689 by "Bobs your Uncle"). Both sides have credence against each other, but neither one can prove solidly which Mary is the wife of James. I tend to lean toward the Mary Bowater theory since the man who researched this out is a FASG; he should certainly know his stuff. And the woman who believes it is Mary Davis does have some flaws in her theory, but some good points as well. So until I can find better proof (a marriage record or some other solid proof) then I am listing her as both surnames for now. Which poses a problem as she is now a brick wall in the family tree until we know which family surname she has.
    Person ID I6176  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2017 

    Father BOETER John Bowater,   d. 1705, Parish of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire later in Spittlefields, near London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother MAUNDER Mary 
    Family ID F2287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WRIGHT James, Sr.,   b. 1671, , , Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1759, , , Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [10
    Married Y  [11
    • Mary condemned her marriage contrary to discipline on 28 January 1708/9
    Children 
     1. WRIGHT Mary,   b. INT 14 Aug 1708 (ye 3d day of ye 6th mo. 1708*), , , Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (ye 24th day of ye 10th month 1800), , Back Creek, Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. WRIGHT Hannah,   b. INT 4 Apr 1710 (ye 24th day of ye 1st mo. 1709*), , , Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. WRIGHT Thomas,   b. (ye 11th day of ye 1st month 1711), , , Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. WRIGHT Martha,   b. INT 25 Apr 1713 (ye 14th day of ye 2d mo. 1713*),   d. (ye 28th day of ye 10th month 1794), , , Berkeley County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. WRIGHT Elizabeth,   b. INT 3 Feb 1715 (ye 23d day of ye 11th mo. 1714*),   d. 1790, , , Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. WRIGHT John,   b. INT 15 Jan 1717 (ye 4th day of ye 11th mo. 1716*), , , Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1789 and 1790, , , Newberry County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. WRIGHT James,   b. INT 19 Jan 1719 (ye 8th day of ye 11th mo. 1718*), , , Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. WRIGHT Thomas,   b. INT 25 Mar 1720/21 (ye 14th day of ye 1st mo. 1720, New Garden Monthly Meeting, , Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1765, , , Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. WRIGHT Isaac,   b. INT 5 Jun 1723 (ye 25th day of ye 3rd mo. 1723*), , New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 May 1777, , Frederick Hights, Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. WRIGHT Ann,   b. INT 9 Apr 1725 (ye 29th day of ye 1st mo. 1725*), , , Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1801, , Back Creek, Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. WRIGHT Sarah,   b. INT 26 May 1727 (ye 15th day of ye 3d mo. 1727*), , Monocacy Valley, Frederick County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. WRIGHT Lydia,   b. INT 11 Nov 1730 (ye 31st day of ye 8th mo. 1730*), , Monocacy Valley, Prince George County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1778, , , Hampshire County, Virginia (now WV), USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F2222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S755] Find A Grave. Database and Digital Images., (http://findagrave.com: accessed 15 January 2017), memorial page for Isaac Wright (1723-1777), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32113302 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S1242] Baldwin, Stewart. "Quaker Marriage Certificates, Using Witness Lists in Genealogical Research." The American Genealogist. 72 (October 1997): (Reliability: 1).

    3. [S1243] Baldwin, Stewart. "John and Thomas Bowater and their Sister Mary (Bowater) Wright." The American Genealogist. 75 (January 2000): (Reliability: 1).

    4. [S1210] U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935." Database. Ancestry.com., (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2009-present), Record for James Wright Sen. Family, Virginia, Frederick, Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Marriages 1758 (Record of Deaths 1671 to 1805, reversed book), p. 4, image 458 of 468 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S755] Find A Grave. Database and Digital Images., (http://findagrave.com: accessed 15 January 2017), memorial page for James Wright (1671-1759), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32113203. Citing Hopewell Friends Burial Ground, Clear Brook, Frederick County, Virginia, USA (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S1243] Baldwin, Stewart. "John and Thomas Bowater and their Sister Mary (Bowater) Wright." The American Genealogist. 75 (January 2000): , p. 120 (Reliability: 2).
      cites birth recorded in London and Middlesex Quarterly Meeting on 3 12th month [February] 1688/9

    7. [S1243] Baldwin, Stewart. "John and Thomas Bowater and their Sister Mary (Bowater) Wright." The American Genealogist. 75 (January 2000): , p. 121 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S1241] Kerns, Wilmer L., Ph.D., Frederick County, Virginia, Settlement and Some first Families of Back Creek Valley, 1730-1830, (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc, 1995), p. 150 (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S755] Find A Grave. Database and Digital Images., (http://findagrave.com: accessed 15 January 2017), memorial page for Mary Davis Wright (1689-1764), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101049646. Citing Hopewell Friends Burial Ground, Clear Brook, Frederick County, Virginia, USA (Reliability: 1).

    10. [S1243] Baldwin, Stewart. "John and Thomas Bowater and their Sister Mary (Bowater) Wright." The American Genealogist. 75 (January 2000): , p. 120 (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S1243] Baldwin, Stewart. "John and Thomas Bowater and their Sister Mary (Bowater) Wright." The American Genealogist. 75 (January 2000): , p. 121 (Reliability: 2).
      cites Philadelphia Monthly Meeting records, in Hinshaw, 2:694.