My notes show Mary Bowne 1645-(?) married William Compton 1644-1699 being the daughter of William Bowne and Mary Haverland.The only 'hard' evidence I have is the following:
On March 18, 1675, Captain John Bowne of Middletown, Monmouth County, requests lands of the Lord Proprietor in his right as a first purchaser."Captain John Bowne, of Middletown, for his rights, 18th March, 1675, 500 acres.Item: for rights of himself and wife, his father, mother and for William Compton and his wife from first year, 120 acres each, 780 acres; three servants at 60 acres each.180 acres."
This suggests a close link between Capt. John Bowne and William Compton; we know William Compton's wife was a Mary, so we have interpreted it as Mary being sister to Capt. John Bowne, and Bowne and Compton being brothers-in-law.
What do you have about Capt. John Bowne being Mary Bowne Compton's father?Where did you get it, and what is the source?I don't think this can be possible because:
#1.In 1675 none of Captain John Bowne's children would have been over about the age of 12 or 13, not old enough to own property in their own right.
#2.Capt. John Bowne's and Lydia Holmes Bowne's children were John Bowne 1664-1716, Obadiah Bowne 1666-1726, Deborah Bowne 1668-(?), Sarah Bowne 1669-(?) and Catherine Bowne (?)-(?); no Mary in the lot.This info comes from a book called "WILLIAM BOWNE OF YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND HIS DESCENDANTS" by Miller K. Reading, M.D. published in 1925.