Bowen, Edward (1780-1866)

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Bowen, Edward (1780-1866)

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Edward Bowen was born on 1 December 1780 at Kinsale, Ireland. He came to Lower Canada in 1797 to study law. He become the first king's councel in 1809 and occupied many other prominent offices. Bowen was appointed the first Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Lower Canada in 1849. He was also the second chancellor of Bishop's University from 1856 to 1858. He married Eliza Davidson (1782-1859) the 27 October 1807 at the Felton family home, "Belmont." Together they had 16 children: Edward Henry (1808-1849), Isabella Cassan (b. 1810), George Frederick (1811-1898), William Hamilton (1812-1829), Eliza Cecilia (1813-1850), Lucy Irwin (b. 1815), Charles Marshall (1818-1820), Ann Emilie (1819-1889), Charlotte Louisa Caldwell (b. 1820), Francis Nathaniel Burton (b.1822), Mary Sophia (1824-1883), Alicia Catherine Aubigny (1825-1913/1914), George Mountain (b. 1826), Noel Hill (1828-1872), Louisa Aylmer (1830-1877), and Charles William (1832-1832). Edward Bowen died on 11 April 1866.


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Jean-Pierre Wallot, "Edward Bowen", Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. IX, 1861-1870, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1976.

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