Rebecca Robinson

(before April 1717 - 5 April 1752)
     Rebecca Robinson was born before April 1717 in Cambridgeshire, England. A Rebecca Robison was baptised in Doddington, Cambridgeshire on 27 Dec 1716, daughter of Thomas Robison.
     Rebecca Robinson married Thomas Bowker, son of Thomas Bowker and Mary Burgess, on 10 January 1737 in St Wend, March, Cambridgeshire.
     Rebecca died on 5 April 1752 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. She was buried on 5 April 1752 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. There is a memorial floor slab in the nave of the church.

Children of Rebecca Robinson and Thomas Bowker

William Bowker

(26 August 1714 - before 11 March 1782)
     William Bowker was christened on 26 August 1714 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker and Mary Burgess.
     William Bowker married Frances Clarke on 31 March 1741 in Daventry, Northamptonshire. William Bowker of Yaxley, Huntingdonshire & Frances Clarke, of Watford, by licence.
     William Bowker was mentioned in the will of Thomas Bowker dated 17 January 1743/44. William was a grocer, in Peterborough.
     William Bowker was mentioned in the will of Mary Bowker dated 25 September 1754.
William Bowker was mentioned in the register of duties paid for apprentices' indentures on 7 April 1771. James Bowker was apprenticed to William Bowker, grocer of Peterborough.
     William Bowker made a will dated 14 September 1775 in Peterborough. Will of William Bowker of Peterborough, Northampton, grocer ... [property] in Peterborough afsd and Yaxley co. of Huntingdon which were not settled or conveyed upon the marriage of me & my wife ... I give to my brother David Bowker .. in trust to and for the use of my beloved wife Francis Bowker ... (except so much as was covenanted and agreed by me upon the marriage of my late daughter to be vested ...) I give to my said brother David Bowker, my nephew Thomas Bowker of Yaxley afsd tanner and William Bowker of Peterborough afsd ... due unto Joanna the wife of ... Wright of Walsall Staffs ... 2/- a week to my niece Maria Bowker daughter of my late brother John Bowker ... my granchildren the children of my late daughter Ann Serocold ... the children of my late sister Elizabeth Negus ... 7 equal parts ... one part to my brother Thomas Bowker, one part to the children of my late brother John Bowker, 1 part to my brother David Bowker, 1 part to my niece Charlotte Bowker daughter of my late brother James Bowker, 1 part to the children of my late brother Samuel Bowker, 1 part to the children of my late sister Elizabeth Negus ... upon the death of my said niece Marion Bowker. Lastly I appoint the said David Bowker, Thomas Bowker tanner & William Bowker of Peterborough joint executors. Dated 14 Sep 1775. Witnessed by J Bowker.
William Bowker was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 9 March 1776 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, . William Bowker of Peterborough grocer and Frances his wife two tenants of the manor surrender lands which were part of the estate of Thomas Bowker deceased father of the said William... all surrendered for the use of Thomas Bowker the younger, tanner.
     William died before 11 March 1782 in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 11 March 1782 in St John, Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
     His will was proved on 3 June 1782 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved London 3 June 1782 PCC by the oath of Thomas Bowker nephew of the deceased & William Bowker the surviving executors named in the will.
     March 17-20, 1787 - pursuant to a decree of the High Court of Chancery, dated the 28th day of February 1787 made in a Cause Serecold against Bowker, the creditors of William Bowker, late of Peterborough in the county of Northampton, grocer, deceased, remaining unsatisfied, are forthwith to come in and prove their respective debts before Peter Halford , esq, one of the Masters of the said court at his chambers in Symond's Inn, Chancery lane, London, or in default thereof they will be excluded the Benefit of the said Decree. Repeated March 20-24,also April 21-24 1787 when it was stated that claims should be made on or before the 1st of June next.
September 22nd - 25th 1787 p 444

To be sold, pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery before Peter HALFORD Esq; one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers in Symond's inn, Chancery lane, London. A Messuage or Tenement
and various Premises thereto belonging, fronting the Market place in the Town of Peterborough in the County of Northampton. Part Copyhold, held by the Lord of the Manor of Peterborough, and the other Part Leasehold, held of the Dean and Chapter of Peterborough. The Whole let together on Lease to Samuel and James BOWKER, Grocers, at the yearly Rent of 25L. Fore a Particular of the said Premises enquire at the said Masters Chambers.
Repeated: December 1st - 4th 1787
Sale on Wednesday the 23rd of January next between Five and Six in the Afternoon.
April 7th - 9th 1789.

Children of William Bowker and Frances Clarke

Frances Clarke

( - after September 1775)
     Frances Clarke was born in Watford, Northamptonshire. See the Visitation of Northamptonshire for further details.
     Frances Clarke married William Bowker, son of Thomas Bowker and Mary Burgess, on 31 March 1741 in Daventry, Northamptonshire. William Bowker of Yaxley, Huntingdonshire & Frances Clarke, of Watford, by licence.
     Frances died after September 1775.
     Frances Clarke was mentioned in the will of William Bowker dated 14 September 1775.

Children of Frances Clarke and William Bowker