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Family Spotlight  - Henry R. ROWLEY

The name ROWLEY is derived from the Saxon words row, sweet, and lay, a field. Roilly is near Evreaux, Normandy. Ralph de Roilly came over with the Conqueror, and held Stockland, Devon, in 1083. The name is traced to the time of Edward II, when Randolph de Rowley was seated at Carmichan, County Chester. Some American members of the family claim descent from William Rowley, noted dramatist in the time of James 1. I. Henry ROWLEY was in Plymouth, Massachusetts, as early as 1632, coming, it is surmised, with Mr. Timothy Hatherly in the Charles. He was one of the original settlers of Scituate, a freeman in 1633, and with his wife joined the first church there, 1635. He removed to Barnstable with Annable, Robinson, Fuller, Reverend John Lothrop, and others, at the forming of the church which was there "gathered" in 1639. Henry Rowley took his place among the sturdy pioneers of these early settlements, discharging the duties of various offices bestowed through the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens. He was constable in those days, an important and most honorable position - surveyor, and representative to General Court in 1634, 1643, and 1650.   read more ...

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