Moses Bowdy1

#774, (say 1674 - 15 December 1714)
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges

Family

Ruth Wittum b. s 1679
Children 1.Abigail Bowdy+1 (1699 - )
 2.Ruth Bowdy1 (1702 - )
 3.Moses Bowdy Jr+1 (s 1705 - )
 4. Mary Bowdy+9 (1708 - b 1758)
 5.Sarah Bowdy1 (s 1710 - )
Moses (Bowdy, Boudey, Bouden, Voden), mason, Kittery. Same man as Moses Boden of Newbury.2 
Moses Bowdy was also known as Bowden. 
Moses Bowdy was also known as Bowdey. 
Moses Bowdy was also known as Boudey. 
Birth*say 1674He was born say 1674.3 
Marriage*29 November 1697He married Ruth Wittum, daughter of Peter Wittum and Redigon Clarke, on 29 November 1697 at Dover, New Hampshire.4,5,1 
15 December 1714He left a will on 15 December 1714 at Kittery, York Co., MaineG.6,7 
Death*15 December 1714He died on 15 December 1714 at York Co., MaineG.8 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S341] Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin, editor, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, ME: Southward Press, 1928–1939), p. 99. Moses Boody (Bowdy, Boudey, Bouden, Voden), mason, of Kittery; marr. 29 Nov. 1697 at Dover Ruth Wittum, children: Abigail, b. 27 Oct 1699 in Kittery, marr. York 7 May 1727 Samuel Shaw, 8 ch.; Ruth, b. 22 Jun 1702, marr. York Dec 1728 John Bennett of Kittery; Moses (Bowdy), blacksmith, marr. at Amesbury 2 Jun 1730 Phebe Weed; (likely) Mary, m. York 22 Nov 1733 Josiah Bridges; (likely) Sarah.
  2. [S341] Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 99.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S1311] Collections of the Dover, N.H., Historical Society, Volume 1, online , p. 130. Marriages by Rev. John Pike, Dover, N.H. Moses Boudey married to Ruth Wittum Nov. 29, 1697.
  5. [S183] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (GPC) (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), p. 171. Moses Boody & Ruth Wittum; 29 Nov 1697; Newbury/Dover, NH . Name variants Bowdey, Bowden, Vowden, Bowdoin, Boodey, Boden. Online Ancestry.com.
  6. [S184] William M. Sargent, compiler, Maine Wills 1640–1760 (Portland, Maine: Brown Thuston and Company, 1887), Probate Office, 2, 98. Nunc. will. "...being att the dwelling house of Moses Bowdy of sd. Kittery[,] Mason deceased layely on wendsday the fifteenth of December Instant [1714]." Transcription:
    These presents Signifies to all persons to whom it may doth or Shall Concern that we the subscribers all of Kittery in the County of Yorke & within his Majts Province of the Masachusets Bay in New England Testifie declare & Aver by these present that being att the the dwelling house of Moses Bowdy of sd Kittery Maine deceased lately on wendsday the fifteenth of December Instant, he the sd Moses Bowdy then being ill & daingereous Sick thô in perfect mind & Sound judgement Expecting his certain & speedy departure out of this life; did then in the presents of us Nominate & appoint Constitute & unalterably establish Reynold Jenkins & William Fry both of sd Kittery in the County & prouince afore said to be his trve & Sole Executors & take all his Estate into their Charge, care, & management both real and personable; & bury him decently also to take care of his Children & Provide for them & bring them up & Improve the Said Estate to ye best & most advantageous manner for their vse & advantage To the truth of which the above written we SubScribe our Names this 18 day of Decembr Anno Domini 1714
              Samuel Iohnson
    Iohn Tydy
    Eliner E Bishop
    her mark
    Probated 18 Dec. 1714. Inventory returned 21 Dec. 1714 at £47: 00: 1, by John Leighton, Joshua Downing, and Nicolas Shapleigh, appraisers Added to the Inventory the first day of Aug. 1721. £7:15:4.
  7. [S341] Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 99. Nunc. will, 18 [sic] Dec. 1714, children not named.
  8. [S184] William M. Sargent, Maine Wills 1640–1760, Probate Office, 2, 98. Nunc. will. "...being att the dwelling house of Moses Bowdy of sd. Kittery[,] Mason deceased layely on wendsday the fifteenth of December Instant [1714]."
  9. [S1164] Lester M. Bragdon, transcriber, "Births of the Upper Parish in York", The Maine Genealogist Volumes 23-24 (2001-2002): 23:123, Mary dau. of Moses Bowdy.