BOWES, Talbot (1560-1638), of Richmond, Yorks., Barnard Castle and Streatlam, co. Dur.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

bap. 25 Nov. 1560, 6th s. of Sir George Bowes, being eldest by his 2nd w.; half-bro. of Sir William and Robert II. educ. G. Inn 1579. m. Agnes, da. and h. of Thomas Warcop of Smardale, Westmld., s.p. suc. half-bro. Sir William to Barnard Castle estates 1611. Kntd. 1617.

Offices Held

Alderman (i.e. mayor), Richmond 1598-9, 1624-5; steward, Barnard Castle; commr. musters, Yorks. (N. Riding) 1595, recusancy 1596.


As burgess for Richmond in 1593, Bowes could have attended committees concerned with cloth (14, 15 Mar.), executions of process (15 Mar.), kerseys (23 Mar.), maintaining of weirs (28 Mar.), maimed soldiers and mariners (2 Apr.) and spinners and weavers (3 Apr.). His main career belongs to the Stuart period. He was buried 14 Feb. 1638 at Barnard Castle.

Sharp, Memorials of the Rebellion, 398; Durham Vis. Peds. ed. Foster, 40; VCH Yorks. N. Riding, i. 123; Clarkson, Richmond, app. xliii; CSP Dom. 1595-7, p. 167; HMC Hatfield, vi. 141; D’Ewes, 501, 507, 512, 513, 514.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N.M.S.