of Bown(e) of Matlock, descending from John and Troth
|Published and Previously Unpublished
Pedigrees of Matlock Families & Coats of Arms
This pedigree was initially drawn up to show how Phœbe
Bown was related to Dame Sarah Paxton as it is thought that Sarah
possibly paid for Phœbe's gravestone. Phœbe was
impoverished at the time of her death. It also shows the relationship
between the two women and the two James Bowns, father and son,
who were clock makers of some note in Matlock and who also owned
the Crown Inn. It also, hopefully, corrects slightly inaccurate
information contained in some handwritten pedigrees that were drawn
up in the early to mid nineteenth century.
The chart begins in the top left hand corner with John and Troth
Boune and their two children Samuel and Mary and focuses the descendants
of Samuel and his wife Rachel, nee Chadwick. It is based on evidence
from documents, wills and other probate information, parish registers
and census returns. Whilst there are earlier Bounes/Bown(e)s in
Matlock, their information is not included here although links
to information about them can be found below.
b - born
bap - baptised/christened
bur - buried
(lic) - licence, for marriage
m - married
Further information about those named on this pedigree:
- James Bown the younger, clockmaker, can be found in the
1841 census. Also see Pre-1858
Wills, Surnames B and Biographies which
mentions both him and his father.
- Phoebe Bown's nephew, John Bown, and his wife Alice can be
found in the 1851 census.
They have not been located in the 1841 census. Their burials
are recorded in the parish registers.
- Dame Sarah Paxton was born at Huntbridge House, Matlock Green.
Probate records for Sarah Paxton show her as Dame Sarah, not
Lady Sarah. Her parents, Thomas and Sarah Bown, were living with
their grand daughter on Matlock Green (Huntbridge House) in the
1841 census and her father is also listed in Bagshaw's
1846 Directory. Census and other entries for her can be found
on Matlock & Matlock
Bath Strays, Surnames P.
Peter's Church, Edensor, where Sir Joseph and Dame Sarah
Paxton are buried.
- Ruth Wilgoss/ Wildgoose, nee Bown, passed away at Masson Mount,
the home of her daughter, but lived at Brook Cottage (obituary
notice Derbyshire Times, 11 September 1886).
An Indenture from 1844 that is in private ownership refers to
Ruth and her parents. This was the settlement of a dwellinghouse
on Matlock Green ... for Mr. and Mrs. Bown for life with remainder
to Mr. and Mrs. Wildgoose, so the Conveyance of Freehold between
Thomas Bown Gentleman and Thomas Wildgoose of Darley Farmer and
Ruth his wife (one of the daughters of Thomas Bown) and John
Gregory of Blackwell. It was presumably a conveyance for Brook
Cottage. Thomas Wildgoose is shown as the owner on the tithe
map, with Francis Pearson as the occupier.
References for her:
Census returns: 1851 census | 1861
census | 1871 census |
1881 census (see Strays, Surnames
Listed as Gentry in Trade Directories: White's,
1852 | Kelly's, 1855 | White's,
1862 | Kelly's, 1864 | Kelly's,
Wills, Surnames W
MIs, Surnames W.
- Matlock Parish Registers contain many entries for the Bowns
(various spellings). See the on
- Matlock & Matlock Bath Strays include Bown references.
See Surnames B.
- Some BOUNE/BOWN(E) family
MIs are on this website.
- Trade Directory entries, not mentioned above, include: Glover's
Directory, 1827-8-9 | Pigot's
Directory, 1828-9 | Pigot's
Directory, 1831 | Pigot's
Directory, 1842 | Bagshaw's
1846 Directory |
- Bown wills Pre-1858 Wills,
Surnames B | Mather Wills Pre-1858
Wills, Surnames M | Newton Wills, Pre-1858
Wills, Surnames N.
- Strays, Surnames B
More on site information about the BOWN(E) family, not necessarily
about this family group:
Matlock & Matlock Bath : Lists Through the Centuries
The Wolley Manuscripts,
Matlock contain a number of references to the Bowns.
If you want to read copies all the wills that have been found
Wills Calendar for more info (Matlock Wills only)
to find & obtain these wills
Image and Bown pedigree created, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Written and researched by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.