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BOWDOIN. 



. PIERRE BAUDOUIISr. 

Died : Boston, September 1706. 

Will : 1 June IGth 1704 ; proved July 6th 1719. (Probate 
Office, Suffolk Co. Mass.) 

Married : in France, Elizabetli ; born in 1643 : died 

Boston, August 18tli 1720; wilP September 5th 1717, 
proved September 17th 1720. (Probate Office, Suffolk Co. 
Mass.) 

Issue. 

1. James I Bowdoin, of whom later. 

2. John Bowdoin, born in France ; moved to North- 
ampton Co. Va.; died prior to 1717; left issue male. 

3. Elizabeth Bowdoin, born in France; married 
Thomas Robins; alive in 1747; left issue. 

4. Mary Bowdoin, born in France; married, August 
22d 1708, Stephen Boutineau ; alive in 1747 ; left issue. 



1 See second edition, page 9. 

2 See second edition, page 10. 



4 BOWDOIN FA3IILY. 

Account of Pierre Baudouin. 

Pierre Baudouin, accompanied by his wife and four chil- 
dren, fled from France to Ireland, on account of religious 
persecution. In 1686 he came to Casco (now Portland), 
Maine; 1687, in the summer, petitioned^ Governor Andros 
for a grant of 100 acres on Barbary Creek, Casco Bay ; 1687 
December, petition granted; 1690 May 16th, moved to 
Boston. 



JAMES I BOWDOIN. 

Born: la Rochelle, 1676. 

Died: Boston, September 8th 1747; buried in the Bow- 
doin vault in the Granary, Tremont Street, Boston. 

Will : 2 September 7th 1747 ; proved September 14th 
1747. (Probate Office, Suffolk Co. Mass.) 

Married: 1st. July 18th 1706, Sarah Campbell ;3 died 
December 21st 1713. 

2dly. September 15th or 16th 1714, Hannah, 

daughter of George Pordage ; born February 13th 1687 ; 
died August 23d 1734. 

3dly. April 24th 1735, Mehetable Lillie, widow ; 

she died July 17th , aged 54 years. 

Issue. 

1. James Bowdoin, born May 5th 1707 ; died Septem- 
ber 29th 1707. 

2. Elizabeth Bowdoin, born, Boston, June 27th 1708 ; 
died July 12th 1708. 

3. Mary Bowdoin, twin sister of Elizabeth ; married, 

1 See second edition, page 8. 

2 See second edition, page 11. 

3 Possibly a daughter of John Campbell, postmaster. 



BOWDOIN FAMILY. 5 

February 12th 1729, Balthazar Bayard; died June 21st 
1780; left issue. 

4. John Bowdoin, born August 22d 1709; died No- 
vember 21st 1711. 

5. Pierre Bo-wdoin, born May 19th 1711; died July 
30th 1712. 

6. William Bowdoin, born, Boston, June 14th 1713; 
graduated Harv. Coll. 1735 ; a merchant ; member of the 
Provincial Council ; chosen by Roxbury to act on several 
committees during the troubles before the Revolution ; mar- 
ried July 3d 1739 Phoebe Murdoch ; she died December 13th 
1772 ; had three daughters, two of whom died unmarried ; 
Sarah Bowdoin, the third one, married 1st her cousin James 
III Bowdoin, 2dly General Dearborn. 

William Bowdoin died at Roxbury February 24th 1773 ; 
buried March 2d ; the inventory of his estate shows £16, 
252 18s. 2d. 

7. Samuel Bowdoin, born July 25th 1715 ; died Sep- 
tember 18th 1716. 

8. Elizabeth Bowdoin, born April 25th 1717 ; married 
October 26th 1732, James Pitts; died October 20th 1771. 

9. Judith Bowdoin, born March 5th 1719; married, 
June 12th 1744, Thomas Flucker ; she died May 25th 1750 ; 
left no issue. 

10. James II Bowdoin, of whom later. 

Account of James I Bowdoin. 

Commenced life as a mariner, and rose to the first rank 
among the merchants of Boston ; for many years member 
of the Colonial Council; left the greatest estate that had 
ever been possessed by any one person in Massachusetts, 
estimated at from 50 to 100 thousand pounds sterling. 



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BOWDOIN FAMILY, 



JAMES II BOWDOIN. 

Born : August 7th 1726. 

Died : i Boston, November 6th 1790 ; buried in the Bow- 
doin vault in the G-ranary, Tremont Street, Boston. 

Will: 2 March 23d 1789; proved November 16th 1790* 
(Probate Office, Suffolk Co. Mass.) 

Married : September 15th 1748 in Boston, by the Rev. 
Samuel Cooper, to Elizabeth, daughter of John Erving ; ^ 
died May 5th 1803, age 72 ; buried with her husband. 

Issue. 

1. Elizabeth Bowdoin, born 1750; married, 

January 20th 1767, Mr. (later Sir John) Temple ; died, Bos- 
ton, October 23d 1809 ; buried in the Bowdoin vault in the 
Granary, Tremont Street, Boston. 

2. James III Bowdoin, of whom later. 

Account of James II Bo"wdoin. 

Engaged in mercantile business ; had close relations with 
Franklin ; Fellow of the Royal Society ; long connected 
with the government of Harvard College. 

Itinerary. 

1745, Graduated at Harvard College. 
1753-55, Representative. 

^ Judge Lowell in Ms Eulogy, etc., says : 

" Great and respectable was the concourse which attended his fu- 
neral ; every species of occupation was suspended ; all ranks and orders 
of men, the clergy and the laity, the magistrate and the citizen, men 
of leisure and men of business, testified their affection and respect by 
joining in the solemn procession ; and crowds of spectators lined the 
streets through which it passed; whilst an uncommon silence and 
order everywhere marked the deepness of their sorrow." 

2 See second edition, page 15. 

3 See page 15. 



BOWDOIN FAMILY. 7 

1757-1774, Member of the Council.i 
1774, Elected as one of the five delegates from Massachu- 
setts to the Continental Congress held at Philadelphia.^ 

1779, President of the Convention to frame a Constitu- 
tion for Massachusetts. 

1780, Among the founders of the American Academy of 
Arts and Sciences, and its President until his death.^ 

1785 and 1786, Governor of Massachusetts. 
1788, Member of the State Convention to ratify the Con- 
stitution of the United States. 



JAMES III BOWDOIN. 

Born : Boston, September 22d 1752. 

Died: Nashaun Island, Buzzard's Bay, Mass., October 
11th 1811; buried in the Bowdoin vault in the Granary, 
Tremont Street, Boston. 

Will : 4 June 4th 1811 ; proved October 21st 1811. (Pro- 
bate Office, Suffolk Co. Mass.) 

Married : May 18th 1781 Sarah, daughter of William 
Bowdoin; 5 i3orn October 17th 1761; her second husband 
was Gen. Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War under Jeffer- 
son, whom she married November 10th 1813 ; she died May 
24th 1826; will, e July 18th 1812. (Probate Office, Suffolk 
Co. Mass.) 

1 In 1774 he was vetoed by Governor Gage, by express order of the 
King. 

2 Illness prevented him from accepting the position. 

3 He left his library to this Society. 

* See second edition, page 21. 
5 His uncle. 

* See page 8. 



8 BOWDOIN FAMILY. 

Account of James III Bo-wdoin. 

Graduated at Harvard College before he was twenty; 
sailed for Europe and spent a year at Oxford ; then trav- 
elled, and was on the Continent, when he heard of the 
battle of Lexington; returned immediately to America; 
March 17th 177G was on the heights of Dorchester with 
"Washington and crossed over with him in the same boat, 
at the time of the evacuation of Boston ; his health gave 
out and he went to reside with his father and assisted him 
in his political labors. 

Many times member of the Legislature; minister to 
Madrid under Jefferson ; associate minister to France, with 
G-en. Armstrong ; overseer of Harvard College ; liberal bene- 
factor to Bowdoin College ; owned two country-seats, Mount 
Bowdoin, Dorchester, and Nashaun Island, New Bedford 
Harbor ; after his mother's death, he had two residences in 
Boston, namely his father's, corner of Beacon and Bowdoin 
Streets, and the William Bowdoin house on Milk Street. 

The last male of his race in New England.^ 



Will of Sarah Bowdoin. 

In the Name of God Amen. 
I Sarah Bowdoin of Boston in the County of Suffolk and 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being of sound disposing 
Mind and Memory, and considering the uncertainty of Life? 
do make this my last Will, & Testament in manner follow- 
ing. I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God 
with a humble reliance on his Mercy, through the merits of 
my blessed Saviour for acceptance. And it is my first de- 

1 Among others who assumed the name of Bowdoin imder his will 
and that of his wife, were the sons of his grandniece, Mrs. Sullivan, 
daughter of the Hon. Thomas Lindall Winthrop ; descendants of one 
of these sons are well-known residents of New York. 



BOWDOIN FAMILY. 9 

sire that whenever I may die, I may be deposited in the 
same Tomb with my worthy, affectionate, deceased Husband 
— it being not only a wish of my own, but a promise I made 
to him a long time previous to his Death, that wherever he 
was laid, I would be laid also. My Funeral expenses, and 
just Debts, if any, to be first paid, I give in manner follow- 
ing (To Wit) it is my request that all the Servants who may 
live with me at the time of my Death may have mourning 
given them, and that each one, who may have lived with 
me a twelve month may have a quarter's wages allowed 
them. First I give to the Nephews of my late Husband, 
Sir Grenville Temple Bart, and to James Temple Bowdoin 
Esqr. and to each of their sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Bowdoin 
Winthrop, and to Mrs. Augusta Palmer, the sum of one 
hundred pounds sterling to each of them, as a token of my 
friendship and regard for them, and I also give one hundred 
pounds sterling to George Sullivan of said Boston Esqr. in 
Token of my friendship for him — and I give to my niece 
Miss Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple Winthrop likewise the 
sum of one hundred pounds sterling, as a token of gratitude 
to her, for her affectionate attention, and kindness to me. 
And I give to my niece Mrs. Elizabeth B. Winthrop a Dia- 
mond Ring which has her Grandfather & Grandmother 
Bowdoin's hair in it. And I also give to my Niece Mrs. 
Augusta Palmer a Diamond Brooch which has her Mother's 
hair in it, as Tokens of my attachment to them. I likewise 
give to my Niece Miss Eliza B. T. Winthrop a small watch 
set around with Pearl — I also request that she may have a 
compleat suit of morning given her — I also desire my Ex- 
ecutors to cause to be purchased for my Niece Mrs. Mary 
Temple Bowdoin a Diamond Ring, or Brooch with my hair 
in it, worth twenty five Guineas, & I also give her my set 
of Coquils, locket, Earrings, & Bracelets as Tokens of my 
regard for her. I also desire my Executors to cause to be 
purchased a Diamond Ring, or Broach with my hair in it, 
also worth twenty-five Guineas, for the Wife of Sir Gren- 
ville Temple Bart, as a Token of my regard for him : and 
in case Sir Grenville Temple should not have a Wife at the 

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10 BOWDOIN FAMILY. 

time of my Decease, it shall be his oldest, or in case of the 
Death of his oldest, his second Daughter's. 

Secondly I give to the Poor of Brattle Street Church in 
said Boston Fifty pounds Sterling, and I also give my two 
largest Silver Tankards for the use of said Church forever. 
The hundred pounds sterling I intended to have given as a 
Token of my very great friendship, & regard for my worthy 
Pastor, & friend The Revd. Joseph Stevens Buckminster, I 
now give to his oldest sister, my friend Miss Lucy M. Buck- 
minster as a Token of friendship to her, as well as her late 
Brother — Thirdly I give to the Revd. Thaddeus M. Harris 
of Dorchester the sum of one hundred pounds sterling, a 
compleat suit of Mourning, & a mourning Ring, as tokens 
of my friendship for him — I likewise give Fifty pounds 
sterling to be equally devided between the first, & second 
Church in said Dorchester, for the benefit of the poor of 
both Churches. Fourthly I give for the benefit of Foreign 
Missions for propagating the glorious Gospel of our Dear 
Redeemer three hundred dollars — . I also give to the Bos- 
ton Female Asylum the sum of three hundred Dollars — 
To the Convention of the Congregational Ministers in 
Massachusetts for the benefit of Clergymen's widows, & 
children I also give the sum of three hundred dollars — 
To the New Society just formed for distributing Religious 
Tracts to Sailors, I give one hundred Dollars. To the Bible 
Society of Massachusetts I also give one hundred Dollars. 
To a New Society called the Nowadia Society, for the 
benefit of the poor sick of every Sect, I likewise give one 
hundred Dollars. Fifthly I give to my friend Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Waterhouse, wife to Doctor Benja Waterhouse, the 
sum of One hundred pounds sterling, & a compleat suit of 
mourning, & a mourning Ring, or Broach with my hair in 
it, as tokens of my friendship, & regard for her, — Sixthly 
I desire my Executors to cause to be purchased a Diamond 
Broach, or Ring with my hair in it, worth twenty five 
Guineas for my friend Miss Patty Dui-ell of Bath in Eng- 
land in Token of my late worthy Husband's, & my regard 
for her. Seventhly I give to the College named Bowdoin in 



BOWDOESr FAIMILY. 11 

Brunswick one Thousand Dollars for the Establishment of 
a French Professor. Eighthly I give & Devise to my be- 
loved, affectionate, worthy Niece Mrs. Sarah Bowdoin Sulli- 
van, Wife of George Sullivan Esqr. of said Boston, for and 
during the term of her natural life all my real Estate in 
Milk Street in said Boston with the House, Stables, Coach 
house, & all the other buildings, and all the Land thereunto 
belonging which I at present possess agreeable to the last 
Will of my late worthy Husband ; and at her Death I give 
the said Estate to her second son James Bowdoin Sullivan, 
he dropping the name of Sullivan, & taking, & retaining 
the name of Bowdoin, and to his lawful begotten children 
in fee simple forever. But in case he should die without 
children lawfully begotten, I hereby give the said Estate to 
the oldest son of the said Sarah B. Sullivan, now named 
George Richard Sullivan on condition of his dropping the 
name of Sullivan, & taking & retaining the name of George 
Richard James Bowdoin, and to his lawful begotten Chil- 
dren in Fee simple forever — But in case of the Death of 
the above named James Bowdoin Sullivan, and George 
Richard Sullivan without lawful begotten Children the said 
Estate shall be a younger Son's of the said Sarah Bowdoin 
Sullivan's, on condition of his taking, & retaining the name 
of James Bowdoin, & to his lawful begotten children in fee 
simple forever — and in case of the failure of all such sons 
of the said Sarah Bowdoin Sullivan, and they dicing with- 
out lawful begotten Children, it shall be her oldest Daugh- 
ter's, or in case of the Death of her oldest Daughter without 
children, it shall be her second Daughter's or so on, to her 
youngest, and to her Children in fee simple forever. 
Ninthly I give & devise to Thomas Lindal Winthrop Esqr, 
and Richard Sullivan Esqr. of said Boston, and their heirs 
in Trust for my said affectionate Niece Mrs. Sarah B. Sulli- 
van the sum of Twenty thousand Dollars to her, and her 
Children forever — It is not for want of regard, or attach- 
ment to George Sullivan Esquire, Husband to my said 
Niece, that I give the said Twenty Thousand Dollars in 
Trust for her, during her marriage State, but only on ac- 



12 BOWDOIN FAMILY. 

count of the uncertainty of all human events ; therefore it 
is intended as friendship to him, as well as to his said Wife, 
I also give to my said Niece Mrs. Sarah Bowdoin Sullivan 
all my household Furniture whereof I may die possessed 
for her use forever : also all my wines, & all mj'- household 
stores which I may have in the house at the time of my 
decease. Tenthly I give to mj^ said Dear Niece Mrs. Sarah 
B. Sullivan, and to her Brother now James Bowdoin Win- 
throp all my Family linen of every description whatever, 
to be equally divided between them — I also give to my 
said Niece Mrs. Sarah Bowdoin Sullivan all my wearing 
Apparel of every description whatever ; except what I have 
marked for some one else — also all my jewelry of every 
kind which I do not otherwise give away by this Will — 
also my two large Silver Tea pots, a large Silver sugar 
dish, & cream pot Gilt within side, a pint Silver bowl, a 
plated Urn with silver rims, a pr. of silver sugar tongs, and 
all my Tea spoons except the Gilt ones in a Morocco case — 
and also all my plated ware of every description whatever for 
her use forever. Eleventhly I give to my Nephew James 
Temple Bowdoin Esqr. a compleat Set of Gilt desert Plate 
contamed in a green Morocco Box — but in case the said 
James T. Bowdoin should not fix his permanent residence in 
America, I give the above compleat set of gilt desert Plate 
to James B. Wiuthrop. I also give all my other Plate that 
I have not otherwise given away by this Will to my 
Nephew James Temple Bowdoin Esqr,, and to James Bow- 
doin Wiuthrop, to be equally devided between them ; but 
in case the said James T. Bowdoin Esqr. does not fix his 
residence in America he shall forfeit his half, and it shaU 
be equally devided between James Bowdoin Wiuthrop, and 
James Bowdoin Sullivan. TweKthly I give & devise to the 
said Thomas L. Winthrop, & Richard Sullivan Esquires, & 
their heirs in trust for James Bowdoin Sullivan second son 
of ray said Niece Mrs. Sarah B. Sullivan the sum of Twenty 
thousand dollars during the term of his natural life, on the 
sole condition of his dropping the name of Sullivan, and 
takiug & retaining the name of James Bowdoin, — and to 



BOWDOIN FAINIILY. 13 

his lawful begotten children forever : but in case of tlie 
death of the said James B. Sullivan without lawful begotten 
Children ; I give the said Twenty thousand Dollars to the 
oldest son of my said Niece Mrs. Sarah B. Sullivan now 
named George Richard Sullivan on condition of his drop- 
ping the Name of Sullivan, & taking & retaining the name 
of George Richard James Bowdoin, and to his lawful begot- 
ten Children forever. But in case of the Death of both 
such sons of the said Mrs. Sarah B. Sullivan without lawful 
begotten Children, and she shall have a younger Son who 
shall drop the Name of Sullivan, & take & retain the Name 
of James Bowdoin, the said sum of Twenty Thousand Dol- 
lars shall be to him, & to his lawful begotten Children for- 
ever. But in case of the Death of all such Sons of the Mrs. 
Sarah Bowdoin Sullivan without having lawful begotten 
Children the said sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars shall 
go to my Nephew now James Bowdoin Winthrop who will 
hereafter drop the name of Winthrop, and take & retain 
the name of Bowdoin, to him, & his Children forever — 
Thirteenthly I give, & devise to my affectionate Nephew 
now James Bowdoin "Winthrop at present at Bowdoin Col- 
lege in Brunswick for & during his natural life all my 
property of every description whatever, whereof I die pos- 
sessed, and which I have not already given away by this 
Will, and after his death to his lawful begotten Children 
forever, and I invest the said James B. Winthrop with the 
same power to give Deeds for land sold which my late Hus- 
band by his Will impowered me to do, and also to recover 
all morgages which I may hereafter receive on account of 
such land sold. But in case of his Death without lawful 
begotten Children — his next oldest Brother shall take his 
place, and the property shall be to him, & his lawful begot- 
ten Children forever — but always on condition of their 
dropping the name of Winthrop & taking & retaining the 
name of James Bowdoin. My gold repeating Watch which 
was my ever to be regretted Husband's, I give to my said 
Nephew James B. Winthrop with the request he will keep 
it in remembrance of a good friend — My Family Pictures 



14 BOWDOIN FAMILY. 

I give to the College named Bowdoin in Brunswick, except 
my late Husband's & my own shall be retained during the 
life of Mrs. Sarah B. Sullivan, & Mrs. Eliza B. Winthrop. 
I request that Mr. & Mrs. George Sullivan, & their children 
may have mourning given them. Lastly I nominate, con- 
stitute, & appoint Thomas Lindal Winthrop, and Richai'd 
Sullivan of said Boston Esquires Executors to this my last 
"Will & Testament but in case of the Death of either at the 
time of my Decease — I nominate, constitute & appoint 
Mr. Josiah Bradlee of said Boston to supply such deficiency. 
I hereunto set my hand & seal this eighteenth day of 
July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
& twelve. Sarah Bowdoin (Seal) 



JOHN I ERVING. 

Born : in 1690 at Kirkwall in the Orkneys. 

Married: Boston, December 1st 1725, by Benj. Colman, 
Pres. to Abigail, daughter of John Philipps and Mary his 
wife; she was born, Boston, April 26th 1702; she died, Bos- 
ton, June 20th 1759, and was buried in King's Chapel 
graveyard, Boston. 

Died : Boston, August 20th 1786 ; buried in the Granary 
graveyard, Tremont Street, Boston. 

Wni: August 20th 1784. (Probate Oface, Suffolk 
county, Mass.) ^ 

Issue. 

1. John II Erving, born, Boston, January 26th 1727 ; 
graduated at Harvard College in 1747 ; died, Bath, Eng- 
land, June 17th 1816; married. King's Chapel, Boston, 
April 18th 1754, Maria Catherina, daughter of Lt. General 
William Shirley. Mr. John Erving, of Rye, N. Y. is his 
present representative. 

2. Abigail Erving, born, Boston, May 16th 1729 ; she 
died young. 

3. Mary Erving, born, Boston, June 19th 1730; married 
Colonel Scott of the British army, who was at one time 
Governor of Dominica and Granada, W. I. 

4. Elizabeth Erving, bom, Boston, September 14th 
1731; she was married, Boston, September 15th 1748, by 
the Rev. Samuel Cooper, to James II Bowdoin ; she died 
May 5th 1803, and was buried in the Bowdoin vault in 
the Granary cemetery, Tremont street, Boston. 

5. Abigail Erving, born, Boston, September 17th 1733 ; 
buried from Trinity Church, Boston, June 5th 1760. 

6. William Erving, born, Boston, September 8th 1734 ; 
at times spelled his name " Irvine " ; graduated at Harvard 

1 See second edition, page 45. 

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16 BOWDOm FAIMILT. 

College in 1753; held the rank of Major in the British 
army ; was with Wolfe at Quebec and Louisburg ; founded 
the Erving professorship of chemistry and mineralogy at 
Harvard ; died in his house at Jamaica Plains, Mass., May 
27th 1791 ; buried May 30th following in the graveyard of 
King's Chapel, Boston.^ 

7. George Erving-, born in 1735 ; graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1757 ; died in George Street, Hanover 
Square, London, England, Januarj' 16th 1806 ; married first, 
in Roxbury October 25th 1768, by Mr. Addams, to Lucy, 
daughter of Isaac Win slow; she died in 1770, aged 20 
years, and was buried in the graveyard of King's Chapel ; 
he married secondly, at King's Chapel, January 26th 1775, 
Mary Mcintosh, daughter of General Royall, of Medford, 
Mass.; she died in 1786. George Erving by his first mar- 
riage had a son, George William Erving, who was born, 
Boston, July 15th 1769, baptized at King's Chapel, July 
27th following, he died, unmarried, New York, July 22d 
1850. George William Erving was representative of the 
United States, respectively at Copenhagen and at Madrid. 

8. James Erving, born, Boston, April 4th 1736 ; died, 
unmarried, in the West Indies, prior to 1784. 

9. Sarah Erving, born, Boston, June 8th 1737 ; married 
Colonel Waldo ; left issue ; she was living in 1784. 

10. Anne Erving, born, Boston, January 20th 1740; 
married Duncan Stewart ; she left issue ; she was living in 
1784. 

Account of John I Erving. 

A prominent and successful merchant in Boston, Mass. 
to which place he came in 1706. 

1 His tomb-stone has on it the following epitaph : 

* * The remains of 
Major William Erving 
Are deposited 
In this 
Tomb," 
with his arms. 



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