Elizabeth Bowrey

1760 - 1820


  1. Elizabeth Bowry [sic] "a mullatto woman belonging to me and living in England" was manumitted in the will of Susannah Stanley [q.v.], written in 1807 and proved in 1808.

  2. Described in the will of Mary Strode, daughter of Henry Brouncker (written in 1811 and proved in 1813) as "a Mulatto woman formerly belonging to and in the service of my Mother and now living at Northaw"; Mary Strode bequeathed an annuity of £20 per annum to Elizabeth Bowrey for life. Northaw in Hertfordshire was the seat of Mary Strode's second husband William, who died in 1810.

  3. In her will, written in 1813 and proved in 1820, she left half her personal property to her niece Margaret Titley of St Kitts (in default to Margaret's three children Sukey, John and William S. Titley) and the other half to Thomas Phipps of Nottingham Place, Marylebone.

  4. Elizabeth Bowery [sic] of Little Chelsea, age 60, was buried at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, 05/02/1820.


  1. PROB 11/1480/39.

  2. PROB 11/953/58; British History Online, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol2/pp357-360 from A History of the County of Herford: Volume 2.

  3. PROB 11/1631/429.

  4. Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003 [database online].

We are grateful to Elizabeth Burling for her assistance with compiling this entry.

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PROB 11/1631/429 - precis.

Elizabeth Bowrey of the parish of Northaw Harts.

To my niece Margaret Titley of the island of St Christopher one half of my personal property. In case my niece should not be living at my decease, then that part that was meant for her to her three children Sukey, John and William S. Titley equally divided between them.

To Thomas Phipps of 29 Nottingham Place, St Marylebone, the other part of my personal property.

Thomas Phipps to be my sole executor.

Signed 13/12/1813.

Witnesses Charles Augustus Walter, taylor of Northaw and Reclak Rundell of Northaw.

The will of Elizabeth Bowrey formerly of Northaw, Hertfordshire, but late of Seymour Place, Little Chelsea, was granted to Charles Augustus Walter, lawful attorney of Thomas Phipps, sole executor named in the will for the use and benefit of the said executor now residing at Sandy Point in the Island of St Christophers, 29/07/1820.

Relationships (3)

Testator → Executor
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Phipps was also one of the two main...
Enslaved-manumitted → Previous owner
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Bowrey was "formerly belonging to and in the service of" Stanley in...
Other relatives
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Addresses (2)

Northaw, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England
Little Chelsea, London, Middlesex, London, England