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Friday, October 02, 2015

1688 :: Marriage of Mary Richardson and Captain James Fowle

On this date in our family history . . . the 2nd day of October . . . in the year 1688 . . . Mary Richardson becomes the wife of Captain James Fowle . . . they would have at least a dozen children before the death of James in 1714, after which time she marries Deacon Samuel Walker . . . this Mary and James are 8th great-grandparents to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . and the following information about them can be found recorded in Volume III of Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts . . . 

Captain James Fowle, son of Lieutenant James Fowle (2), born at Woburn, March 4, 1667, died there, March 19, 1714,  aged forty-seven years and fourteen days, gravestone; married, October 2, 1688, Mary Richardson, born March 22, 1668-69, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Green) Richardson, of Woburn; she married (second), Deacon Samuel Walker, and died his widow at Charlestown, October 23, 1748, aged eighty years, gravestone.

His [Fowle's] homestead was on the site of the present Central House, Main street, Woburn, and he held the office of sergeant in the Woburn militia company from 1693 to 1701, and that of captain from 1712 to 1714. He was called captain in the epitaph on his gravestone now standing in the old yard back of the estate on which he lived. Like other Fowles of his time he had a large landed property. His estate evidently derived from his father, Lieutenant James Fowle, descended to his son, Major John Fowle, in greater part. He was a selectman of Woburn, in 1693-94- 1700-01 (1702 declined) 1703-05-07-14. He was town clerk 1701-14.

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