By April of 1623 most of the Henry Southall family had died, leaving his
wife Elizabeth and a daughter Anne. Elizabeth married William Laighton
after Henrys death and Anne married John Bowles. William Laighton deeded
50ac of land to John Bowles,Oct 14,1636 and Elizabeth gave John and Anne
a gift of either 20ac or 36ac. At that time the land was in Elizabeth
City Co and later in Norfolk Co. John Bowles died in Norfolk County in
1667, administration on his estate being granted to his relict, Anne
Bowles, on August 15, 1667 (Book "E", Part 2, Orders, page 16a). John
Bowles and Anne seem to have had 4 children: One of those children was
named John. At the time of Johns death (1667) he had 330ac, this was
deeded to his son John in 1671. John died between 1690-94 leaving the
330ac to his son Henry Bowles. In 1696 Henry gave 175ac of land to his
half brother John Waite, but in 1704 Henry still had 330ac of land.
Henry had two sons that we know of before he died about 1715, John and
Thomas. 1.Book 9, page 576. July 19, 1716, John Bowles, late of Norfolk
County, for love and affection to his brother Thomas Bowles 100 acres.
2.Book 9, page 613. July 17. 1717, division of the estate of Henry
Bowles, deceased, to his sons Thomas and John Bowles by James Holloway
and Sampson Powers, in accordance with a Court Order April 19, 1717.
1.Can this John Bowles have love and affection if he is dead?
July 19, 1716, John Bowles, late of Norfolk County, for love and
affection to his brother Thomas Bowles 100 acres.
2. Harry, this looks like a good place to look for your John and
3. We know from Thomas Will 1718 that John had a son named Samuel that
was old enough to receive land in 1718. He could have a son named John