Collections made by James Bowen, Written chiefly in the third quarter of the 18th century, partly by J. Bowen
Collections made by James Bowen, a painter and undertaker of Shrewsbury (d. 1774: his printed trade-card is in Gough Shropshire 2, p. 744; 18, p. 41) and his son John, for a history of Shropshire and especially Shrewsbury: 'Fragments' relating to the county, like MS. Gough Shropshire 4, but less extensive.
Among the original documents are:
- A 'valuation of Carnstrey & Abdon by Jo: Browne, 18 Nov. 1642' (fol. 49)
- A resignation by Will. Southall of the parsonage of Abdon, with seal, 9 Oct. 1647 (fol. 55, cf. 71)
- A terrier of the lands belonging to Whittington church and other documents relating to it, 1630-54 (fol. 56)
- Creation: Written chiefly in the third quarter of the 18th century, partly by J. Bowen
Language of Materials
MS. Gough Shropshire 11
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 18198
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