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Joseph Bowker

Joseph Bowker

Male 1703 -

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  • Name Joseph Bowker 
    Born 1703  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 25 Apr 1703  St Mary, St Denys and St George, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Joseph Bouker 
    Occupation Chapman 
    Person ID I1426  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2020 

    Father (5) Thomas Bowker,   b. 3 Jun 1666, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Judith Scofeild,   b. Abt 1672, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1739, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1694  Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Brabbin,   d. 1775 
    Married 4 Nov 1725  Wigan Parish (By Licence) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriages - Wigan 41177_334181-00035
    Marriages - Wigan 41177_334181-00035
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    Children 
    +1. (7) Thomas Bowker, of Deckham Hall, Gateshead,   b. 21 Oct 1726, Salford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1798, Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Catherine Bowker,   b. Abt 1729
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    BowkerCrest
    BowkerCrest
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  • Notes 
    • Alternate parents of Thomas Bowker
      Three possible Josephs:
      1. b 25.4.1703 Manchester father Thomas
      2. b 7 Nov 1702 Cromsall father Robert, siblings James and Peter - no
      3. b 30.4.1704 Croston father John - Croston is too far from manchester

      Joseph was Miles Bowker's grandfather! No question about it, from the death report of his father Thomas b 1726.

      Joseph's father was Thomas b 1666 and mother Judith Scofield. See the baptism records of John b 1697, Houldon b 1701, Joseph b 1703 and Benjamin 1707. All 4 say their father was Thomas Bowker junior!

      Joseph's occupation of Chapman : By 1600, the word chapman had come to be applied to an itinerant dealer in particular, but it remained in use for "customer, buyer" as well as "merchant" in the 17th and 18th centuries. The slang term for man, "chap" arose from the use of the abbreviated word to mean a customer, one with whom to bargain.
      en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Chapman_(occupation)

      Merchant - in the 17/18c, before the advent of factories, a Chapman would invest in the raw materials of the cotton, woolen or silk trade, put out the work to spinners and weavers at home on piece-rates, and sell the product for profit

  • Sources 
    1. [S1876] Manchester, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1573-1812, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/2964/40366_293998-00210 (Reliability: 3).
      Bowker, Joseph baptism 25 April 1703
      Bowker, Joseph baptism 25 April 1703
      Picture Note: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/2964/40366_293998-00210
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    2. [S1872] Family Search website, (www.familysearch.org), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5V4-67B (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S1876] Manchester, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1573-1812, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/2964/40366_293997-00735/1059293 (Reliability: 3).
      Thomas Bowker and Judith Scofeild marriage 1694
      Thomas Bowker and Judith Scofeild marriage 1694
      Picture Note: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/2964/40366_293997-00735/1059293
      Keywords: Picture