Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Sowerby Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Sowry/Sowerby in early Virginia?
Posted by: Victoria Simmons (ID *****2580) Date: August 17, 2009 at 16:50:59
  of 109

Here is an entry from Martha W. McCartney's "Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607-1635":

Richard Sowry: On February 5, 1620, officials at Bridewell [Prison] decided that Richard Sowry would be sent to Virginia (CBE 18). [p. 657]

The reference "CBE 18" is to Peter W. Coldham's "Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660."

Not a sterling citizen, and he didn't even necessarily wind up making the trip over, but if he did, "Sowry" could be short for "Sowerby," and he could be a key to the early Sowerbys in Virginia.

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network