I am trying to untangle a very nasty knot of the BOWLES family in Great
Marlow--the problem being two different Thomas BOWLES born 3 years apart
(1779 and 1782) that both marry an Elizabeth:
One marries an Elizabeth LANGLEY in 1801 and
one marries an Elizabeth FRITH in 1808.
Their children are all born in Great Marlow, but are obviously all sons or
daughters of "Thomas and Elizabeth," and I am trying to figure which
children belonged to which couple and which Elizabeth my Thomas married.
My Thomas BOWLES was born in 1782 to John and Mary BOWLES and died in 1814 -- so I can
rule out the children born after that period -- but I don't want to assume that
he was the younger Thomas of the two, that he was the first one married.
Is anybody connected at all to the BOWLES, LANGLEY or FRITH families that
could help me sort out this puzzle?