Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Boulds, Bowld, Bowlds, Bowles, Bowls
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Mrs Randilee Bowles-Meentzen
A few of the famous and infamous who wear this name are
The data I hold includes extensive research on my own family line .The paper trail of my family of Boulds/Bowls comes from a village in the Cotswolds which boasts the presence of one of the oldest Norman churches extant in England. The earliest record I have found of our family surname in the Cotswolds is that of Hugh atte Bolde on 24 August 1309 mentioned in the book 'Worcestershire & Gloucestershire Abstracts of Inquisitions Post Mortem, High Court of Chancery 1302-1358., In that book are also records of John Le Bolde September 6, 1341 and and again in 1358 as a witness at an inquisition. The Boulds family are also listed in the Gloucester Calender of Wills 1540-1640.
I studied the Bowles line for over a decade before I came to find my own family. I have a good deal of research which I collected before I hit on the correct family and have a sizable library in digital and hard copy format about the Bowles line. I am a member of the Daughters of The American Revolution and have worked with several Bowles descendants in the U.S.A. on uncovering the origins of their lines. My Bould, Boulds, Bowlds, Bowles, & Bowls Facebook Page has regularly updated data for use by those who are interested in exploring it.
Bowles DNA Project: http://www.ancestors-genealogy.com/bowles/
The Bowles One Name Study Auxiliary Website http://bowlesonenamestudy.org
The National Genographic Project: https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/
Bould,Boulds,Bowlds,Bowles,& Bowls on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BouldsBowlsBowlesOneNameStudy
My Genealogy Blog http://theglamorousgenealogist.blogspot.com/2014/01/bowles-bowls-boulds-one-name-study-on.html
Gideon Bowles of Goochland http://www.amcolan.info/bowles/articles
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