'Rowe02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rowe (Row) of Kingston, Rowe of Lamerton
[This page was first released on 04.06.08 in Draft form when it was based on what is given in Visitation (Devon, 1620). Reworking the page for what Vivian shows enabled us to expand the page sufficiently to enable us to launch it 'properly' into the Database.]

The two families shown on this page have very different coats of arms so there is a strong likelihood that they are not connected. They share the page for our convenience. The first family was in Kent in the 14th century before moving to Devon. This is of interest not least because on Rowe01 we show a family that was in Kent and had a coat of arms which looks the same as this one's which Vivian identifies as "Arg., on a chevron Az, between three trefoils, slipt perpale Gu. and vert counterchanged, three bezants".
Richard Row in Kent (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
m. _ Rurd (dau/heir of Philipp Rurd)
1. ?? Row Vivian shows Richard as father of William but we presume that there was an intervening generation (or two)
  A. William Row (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483)
  m. ?? (dau of Vivian)
i. ?? Row Vivian shows William as father of John but we presume that there was an intervening generation.
  a. John Rowe 'of Kingston' of Totnes (Staverton), Devon (d 08.10.1544)
  m. Agnes Barnhouse (dau/coheir of William Barnhouse of Kingston)
  (1) John Rowe (b c1510, d 10.08.1592)
  m1. Philippa Blewett (dau of Richard Blewett of Holcombe Regis)
m2. Mary Chichester (dau of John Chichester of Yolston)
  (A) John Rowe of Kingston in Staverton, Devon (b c1544, bur 09.01.1625-6)
  m. Prudence Cary (dau of Robert Cary of Clovelly)
  (i) George Rowe 'of Kingston House' (b c1580, bur 18.1.1644-5)
  m. Dorothy Horde (d 29.07.1655, dau of Alan Horde of Hordes Home)
  (a) John Rowe, Sheriff of Devon (bpt 15.01.1614-5, d 17.11.1688)
  m. (09.12.1661) Julian Gould (dau of Edward Gould of Coombe)
  ((1)) John Rowe of Kingston (bur 19.07.1707)
m. (20.11.1697) Ursula Chichester (bur 26.12.1711, dau of John Chichester of Arlington)
  ((A))+ issue - John (b 20.09.1698, bur 09.11.1700), George (b 17.01.1701-2), John (b 12.10.1704), William (b 12.10.1706), Ursula (bpt 15.11.1699, bur 19.01.1699-1700), Prudence (bpt 25.10.1700), Ursula (bpt 14.07.1703), Dorothy (b 12.01.1707-7)
  ((2)) William Rowe of Wash (bpt 30.05.1664, bur 03.04.1708)
  m. (29.08.1693) Ebbott Caunter (bur 08.06.1703)
  ((A)) Robert Rowe (2nd son?)
  m. (15.08.1706) Prudence Chichester (dau of John Chichester of Arlington)
  ((B))+ other issue - Roger (bpt 19.06.1694, bur 11.03.1761-2), William (bpt 11.06.1695), Edward (bpt 31.08.1697), Ebbot (bpt 02.05.1700, bur 08.01.1764-5)
  ((3)) Julian Rowe (bpt 11.02.1667-8)
  m. (0312.1689) Philip Panier of Holne
  ((4))+ other issue - James (bpt 15.08.1665), Edward (bpt 11.06.1672)
  (b) George Rowe (bpt 01.01.1622-3, bur 02.04.1691) had issue
  m. (15.03.1654-5) Ellen Gardner (dau of James Gardner of Conny)
  (c) Prudence Rowe (bpt 25.10.1618)
  m. (03.11.1653) Giles Poyntz of Leigh
  (d)+ issue (a 1620) - Thomas (bpt 21.05.1616, bur 25.05.1690), Alleyn (bpt 14.10.1621), Richard (bpt 02.05.1630), Barbara (bpt 25.09.1617)
  (ii) Robert Rowe
  m. _ Fant of the Inner Temple
  (iii) Anne Rowe
  m. Phillip Fursdon
  (iv) Jane Rowe
  m. William Blackall of Totnes
(v) Mary Rowe
  m. Harry Plucknet (Plunket?) of Burpool
  (vi)+ other issue - John in Ireland (a 1620), William (b c1585, bur 10.03.1657-8. had issue), Willmot
  (2) Jane Rowe (d 19.08.1583)
  m1. Sir Roger Blewett of Holcombe Regis
  m2. (11.1566) John Haynes of Compton Pauncefort
  (3) Alice Rowe
  m. Richard Kendall of Almorel
  (4) Joane Rowe
  m. John Chichester of Widworthy
  (5) Bridget Rowe
  m. William Fry of Yarty
  (6) Mary Rowe
  m. George Knolles of Little Hempston



Vivian identifies the arms of the following family as "Gu., three paschal lambs Or, staff cross and hannerss Arg.".
John Rowe of Lamerton, Devon
m. Elizabeth Hill
1. Nicholas Rowe of Lamerton (bur 28.03.1609)
  m. Agnes Fytz (bur 30.10.1612, dau/coheir of Robert Fytz of Tavistock)
  A. John Rowe of Tavistock, Devon (bpt 10.02.1573-4, bur 20.06.1652)
  m. Elizabeth Moore (bur 23.02.1653-4, dau of Robert Moore of Moore)
  i. Francis Rowe (b c1610, d 24.02.1665)
m. (04.08.1639) Elizabeth Weekes
  a. John Rowe (bpt 11.05.1647, d 30.04.1691, Serjeant-at-law)
  m. (1673) Elizabeth Edwards (bur 25.04.1679, dau of Jasper Edwards of Little Barford)
  (1) Nicholas Rowe (b 30.06.1674, d 06.12.1718, Poet Laureate)
  m1. Antonia Parsons (d 18.01.1706, dau of Anthony Parsons)
  (A) John Rowe (bpt 24.08.1699, a 1718)
  m2. (1717) Anne Devenish (d 06.121747, dau of Joseph Devenish of Buckham, m2. Col. Alexander Deanes)
  (B) Charlotte Rowe (bpt 01.06.1718, d 27/9.09.1739)
  m. (17.07.1735) Henry Fane of Wormsley (d 31.05.1777, son of 4th Earl of Westmoreland)
  (2) John Rowe
  b.+ other issue - Joane (bpt 08.08.1641), Mary (bpt 13.05.1643), Catherine (bpt 18.05.1645)
  ii. Robert Rowe (bpt 25.08.1586, a 1643)
  a. John Rowe (a 1643)
  iii. Nicholas Rowe (b c1609, bur 13.08.1668, 4th son)
  m. Elizabeth (bur 24.10.1659)
  a. Nicholas Rowe (bpt 11.05.1647, bur 01.07.1695)
  m. (20.07.1669) Philippa Hawkins (d 1690)
  (1) Philippa Rowe (bpt 28.12.1676)
  m. (1690) Thomas Western of Stoke Damerell
  (2)+ other issue - John (bpt 03.05.1670, bur 03.03.1671-2), Nicholas (bpt 03.07.1678, bur 27.10.1678), Nicholas (bpt 24.11.1681, bur 09.02.1682-3), Philipo (bur 02.03.1690-1), Elizabeth (bpt 18.07.1672), Arabella (bpt 04.08.1674, bur 13.09.1690), Mary (bpt 29.01.1679-80), Martha (bpt 09.04.1685), Jane (bpt 16.07.1687, bur 21.01.1687-8)
  b.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 25.03.1649), Anne (bpt 03.06.1643)
  iv.+ other issue - John (b c1607, a 1653), Joseph (b c1613, a 1620), Elizabeth (b c1603, a 1653), Gertrude (b c1611, bur 18.02.1641-2), Mary (bpt 04.06.1615, bur 04.05.1641), Thomasina (b c1617, a 1653)
  B. Robert Rowe (bpt 25.08.1586)
  i. Robert Rowe
  a. Johanna Rowe
  m. Richard Fursman of Lamerton
  C. Mary Rowe
  m. Roger Randell of Lamerton
  D. Eulalia Rowe (bpt 01.01.1581-2)
  m. (c12.1610) Walter Hukeley of Lamerton
  E. Presilla Rowe (bpt 05.03.1583-4)
  m. (c06.1616) George Rouse
  F.+ other issue - Nicholas (bpt 26.05.1589, d 29.07.1634, had issue), Elizabeth (bpt 28.02.1576-7, bur 30.06.1673), Martha (a 1653)
2. John Rowe (bpt 30.04.1560)
  m. Frances Bar
  A. Arthur Rowe of Lamerton
  m. Catherine Luxham
  .B Philippa Rowe
  m. Richard Pyke of Tavistock
  C.+ other issue - Nicholas, Elizabeth, Frances
3. George Rowe (bpt 23.04.1564)
  m. Alice Palmer
  A.+ issue - Robert of Lamerton, Nicholas, Martha, Elizabeth
4. Phillipa Rowe (bpt 10.10.1547)
  m. Roger Hatherley in Devon
5. Bridget Rowe (bpt 21.09.1549)
  m. Roger Fursman in Devon
6. Elizabeth Rowe (bpt 25.10.1552)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Rowe of Kingston)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Rowe of Lamerton)
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