Re: Here are the "legends"
- I am intrigued by the signet ring clue. I'm sure it's not related to any Bowe or Bowes
family crest and wonder if it might be a school he attended in Ireland. Frank, do you
happen to know of a "running greyhound or fox" as symbol of some school or "club" in
The combination of Irish Catholic and Irish Episcopal in the same family is also
--- In email@example.com, "the2maxwells" <2maxwells@...> wrote:
> There are family legends:
> The first appearance that I have found is in Nova Scotia in 1821
> where he married. We "assume" that he was born about 1795 because
> the woman he married in Digby, Nova Scotia was born in 1797. There
> are many stories or legends about where he came from. They were all
> told by his children of which he had 19.
> It is told that his father was a lawyer named Michael and his
> grandfather a judge. He was undoubtedly well educated and wrote a
> beautiful handwriting. It is thought that his mother's name may have
> been "Ann Christopher Carroll. The middle name "Christopher" is very
> vague. One account of is that he went to see his cousin Timothy
> Bowe, of Kilkenny, Ireland, sail for America and the ship also sailed
> with William Bowe. The said William had on at this time his father's
> watch and seal ring. The seal of the ring was a "Running Greyhound
> or Fox". Timothy Bowe became a merchant tailor in Halifax and left
> his money to the Catholic Church. William Bowe was always supposed
> to have been an Episcopalian.
> The other legend is that, owing to religious persecution and the part
> in which William was implicated, he had to flee the country and
> landed at Halifax, barefooted. It is creditably known that his
> family sent him boxes of fine clothing, In this legend he is
> supposed to have been accompanied by a friend named Brennan.