Bowden, Edwin an English Congregational minister, was born at Devonport, April 6, 1802. He joined the Church in youth, began village preaching, and was soon made assistant minister at Ivy Bridge. In 1839 he accepted a call to Lostwithiel, Cornwall, and after a few years he became pastor of the Church at Wadebridge, in the same county. Finally he occupied the pulpit at Oak Hill, near Bath, where, in less than three years, his health had so failed that he was obliged to resign his post. He then retired to Heavitree, Exeter, wrote tracts, contributed articles to the various periodicals issued by the Religious Tract Society, and published a small volume entitled
Spiritual Fables. He continued his work until 1875, and died, Aug. 31, 1876. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1877, p. 347.