Sowry/Sowerby in early Virginia?
Here is an entry from Martha W. McCartney's "Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607-1635":
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Richard Sowry:On February 5, 1620, officials at Bridewell [Prison] decided that Richard Sowry would be sent to Virginia (CBE 18).[p. 657]
The reference "CBE 18" is to Peter W. Coldham's "Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660."
Not a sterling citizen, and he didn't even necessarily wind up making the trip over, but if he did, "Sowry" could be short for "Sowerby," and he could be a key to the early Sowerbys in Virginia.