William Bowes

Male 1394 - 1465  (71 years)


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  • Name William Bowes 
    Born 1389-1394  Streatlam, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Soldier  [2
    Residence France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1460-1465  Streatlam, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I50199  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2017 

    Family Joan Greystoke,   b. ~1394, Cumbria, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1415, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years) 
    Married 1414  Owesley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. William Bowes,   b. ~1415, Streatlam Castle, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1466, Streatlam, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F18601  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1389-1394 - Streatlam, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1414 - Owesley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1460-1465 - Streatlam, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sir William Bowes (13891460?) was a military commander.

      Bowes was the founder of the political importance of his family. He was the son of Sir Robert Bowes, and of Maude, lady of Dalden. He married Jane, daughter of Ralph, Lord Greystoke. His wife died in the first year of her marriage, whereon 'he toke much thoght and passed into France' about the year 1415. He showed much gallantry in the French war, and so commended himself to John, Duke of Bedford, whom he served as chamberlain. He fought at the battle of Verneuil, where he was knighted. While in France he was impressed with the architecture of the country, and sent home plans for rebuilding his manor house at Streatlam, near Barnard Castle. He returned from France after seventeen years' service and superintended his buildings at Streatlam, which unfortunately have been entirely destroyed. After his return he took part in the government of the borders, as warden of the middle marches and governor of Berwick.

      He died at a good old age, and is known in the family records as 'Old Sir William.'

      References

      This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Bowes, William". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 18851900. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9786] "Descendants of Maurice (Berkeley) de Berkeley", 5-Generations, http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Berkeley-Descendants-4.

    2. [S11906] "Sir William Bowes (soldier)", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bowes_(soldier), revisited or retrieved,.