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david ross mcirvine  •  Link


There's a blog I found decent


which has the following entry on him

"Tuesday, May 03, 2005
English Captain: John Bowrey (or Bowry)
John Bowrey (Bowry) served in both the Commonwealth and Restoration navies. In 1653, he commanded the Hunter fireship. While the captain was not named, he probably fought in the Battle of the Gabbard, where the Hunter was assigned to John Lawson's division. The Hunter was definitely sunk at the Battle of Scheveningen. There is a passage in The First Dutch War that confirms that was the case. In 1655, he commanded the Eaglett ketch.From 1656 to 1660, he commanded the 6th Rate Drake. After the Restoration, he was continued in command of the Drake. Sources:

R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964.

R. C. Anderson, Lists of Men-of-War 1650-1700: Part I English Ships 1649-1702, 1966.

C.T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.V, 1912.

J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903."

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

BOWRY, John,—was appointed by the duke of York, in the year 1660, to the command of the Drake; but it does not appear he ever served afterwards.

---Biographia navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.

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