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BOWNAS
 

There is some difficulty confirming the origin of the Isabel Bownas who married Richard Harling at Beetham in 1731. The more likely answer is that she was from Witherslack (a "detached" chapelry in the parish of Beetham) but had at some time also lived at Preston Patrick (a "detached" chapelry in the parish of Burton-in-Kendal). Witherslack was 8 miles due west of Preston Patrick, and in both cases the chapelry was "detached" from its respective parish church by an intervening parish, Heversham in the case of Witherslack and Beetham in the case of Preston Patrick. The two generations following are surmised.

9.  [BOWN611] John Bownas, probably had at least two children as follows:

John was assessed with one hearth at Witherslack at the 1674 Hearth Tax.

8.  [BOWN621] Robert Bownas married Jane ---. They had several children, born and baptised at Witherslack, as follows:

Robert possibly buried at Preston Patrick (28th June 1728 IGI).