Richard FOWLE
corrected christening date

What immediately follows are two larger views of portions of the page below from the Archdeacon's Transcript for the Parish Register of Frittenden, County Kent, 1563-1812. The list of baptisms begins with 1601, but one quarter into the list "1602" was entered, as can be clearly seen here.

Though the handwriting of the 17th century is difficult to decipher, this entry, following 1602, reads, "1st of August baptized Richard son of Richard Fowle."

Here is a photocopy of the full page in the original source document (as it appears on microfilm), reduced considerably to fit on this Web page. The page is divided into baptisms, marriages, and burials. On the 5th line of the list of baptisms was entered "Anno Dom 1602." Richard FOWLE's baptism is the 9th one recorded in 1602.

        There are other FOWLEs on this page, too. The final marriage record is (in the year 1602):
    22 of August Dorothea Fowle (widow) married Rob't Tylman

The second burial (in the year 1601) is:
    4 of December buried Edward Fowle a householder

and the second-last burial (in the year 1602) is:
    7 of June buried Thomas the son of Edward Fowle.

To put some of these names in context:
        Edward FOWLE (~1558-1601) was the uncle of Richard FOWLE (1569-1631/2) whose son Richard was christened 1 Aug 1602. He married Dorothy GROOMEBRIDGE 1583 in Cranbrook, and I believe she is the widow Dorothea FOWLE who remarried in 1602. Edward had a son Thomas baptized at Frittenden on 20 Dec 1584, and I assume he was the son buried 7 Jun 1602.

The information on this page was provided on 27 March 2003 by Keith Robert FIELD of Montreal, Canada. If you have additional information to share about the descendants or ancestors of Richard FOWLE, his 9G grandfather, would you please contact him at

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