Robert Bowen

???? - 1826


Returned slave-owner of Jamaica, dying at Weston-super-Mare in 1826, and buried at Cheltenham.

  1. Will of Robert Bowen [late of the parish of St James Jamaica but now of the City] of Bristol [made in 1814] proved 06/05/1826. Under the will he left £3000 to his son John Grizell Bowen, and the Retreat estate and Dunluce [sp?] Penn in St James to his sons Robert Bowen and Richard Lawrence Bowen. He left £5000 each to his daughters Catherine Knowles, Charlotte Emmeline, Caroline Eloisa and Frances Eliza Bowen, and £4000 in trust to his daughter Sabina Bowen Bowen, wife of Joseph Bowen of St James. He left his son Joseph Robert Bowen, who was a trustee and executor, only £100, implying he had previously made in vivo gifts of property to him [probably including the Orchard estate]. In a codicil he replaced John Henry Deffell as trustee of his property at Southwell Street and St Michael's Hill in Bristol but repeated his instructions to sell the property. He was then living at Weston-super-Mare.


  1. PROB 11/1711/483

Further Information

Mary Lawrence Grizell
Catherine Knowles; Charlotte Emmeline; Caroline Eloisa; Frances Eliza Bowen; Joseph Robert Bowen; John Grizell; Robert; Richard Lawrence; Sabina

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1810 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (7)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Brother → Sister
Notes →
Inferred relationship but supported by...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Joseph was married to Robert Bowen's daughter Sabina Bowen Bowen...
Son → Father
Father → Son

Addresses (2)

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, South-west England, England
Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
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Of Bristol when he made his will in 1814, when he had property at Southwell Street and St Michael's Hill. But he time he died in 1826 he was at Weston-super-Mare.