Bowen, John (2)
Bowen, John LL.D., was an English colonial prelate. The early part of his life was spent in farming operations in Canada, and at one time he served in the militia of that country. In 1842 he went to Ireland, and entered Trinity College, Dublin, from which he regularly graduated. He was subsequently ordained; went to Palestine and the East in 1847, remaining three or four years, assisting Mr. Layard in his excavations at Nineveh; returned to England, and in 1853 became rector of Orton-Longville, with Botolph-bridge, remaining four years; was appointed to the see of Sierra Leone, being the third bishop of that diocese, the jurisdiction of which extends over the western coast of Africa between 20° N. and 20° S. He died of yellow fever, June 2, 1859, at Fourah Bay, near Freetown, Sierra Leone. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1859, p. 539.