Bowden families did not arrive in Perranzabuloe until the late 1600′s. There are no records of them there in the, 1660-1664 Hearth and Poll Taxes, the 1641 Protestation Returns or the 1569 Muster. The nearest Bowden in the Muster is a William at Camborne.
The first Parish Register entry is in 1663, but the records are very fragmented and it is difficult to accurately trace the family lines.
The records become clearer after 1770 with the marriage of William Bowden to Ann Trevethan. William may have been born in St Allen where only one family is found, that of William and Sarah Bowden. Sarah died in St Allen but there is no burial there for William and it seems likely the family moved on to Perranzabuloe where records seem to support this.
Penprase families also did not arrive early in Perranzabuloe. There are no records of them in 1524 and 1545 taxes. All Penprase families then are at Sithney.
There are also no records found in the 1569 Muster anywhere in Cornwall.
There are records of them in the 1641 Protestation Returns: Henry Snr, Henry Jnr, and Bennett in Perranzabuloe.
In the 1660-1664 Hearth and Poll taxes there are Thomas Penprose 1 ex very poor not rated and Bennet Penpruse 1 ex. Perranzabuloe.
The first Parish Register entry is in 1630. The records are continuous but again fragmented so it is difficult to accurately trace the family lines.
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