Could this Major-General Phineas Bowles who died 1722 be the brother to
James Bowles that his wife Rebecca mentions? Tobias Bowles wrote his will in
1724 and only mention one son James. Maybe he only had one son living in
1724 and there were other sons that had died with issues? How about this
Isaac Bowles father of John, Isaac, and James?
Colonial families of the Eastern Shore Volume 2
Isaac Bowles was the father of: John Bowles died by 6 May 1704; Isaac died
by 1709; and James died by 6 Nov 1753.
James Bowles's wife Rebecca appears in note to Official Records of Robert
Dinwiddie as having m., 1st, (???) Bowles, brother of
General Bowles of the British Army, and as being a daughter of Thomas
Addison by his w. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Tasker, Treas. of Maryland.
Lieutenant-General Phineas Bowles (24 January 1690 – 22 October 1749) was a
British Army officer.
He was the son of Major-General Phineas Bowles (died 1722).
He served long as an officer in the 3rd foot guards, in which he became
captain and lieutenant-colonel in 1712 (Home Off. Mil. Entry Books, vol.
viii.) He made the campaigns of 1710-11 under the Duke of Marlborough, and
was employed in Scotland in 1715 during the suppression of the Earl of Mar's
rebellion. In 1719, being then lieutenant-colonel, 12th dragoons, he
succeeded his father as colonel, and commanded the regiment in Ireland until
1740. He became a brigadier-general in 1735, major-general in 1739, and a
lieutenant-general 27 May 1745. He was also Governor of Londonderry
(Chamberlayne, Magn. Brit. Not. 1745), and colonel of the 7th horse, now the
6th dragoon guards or carabineers. He died in 1749. He was the Member of
Parliament (MP) for Bewdley from 1735 to 1741.