Bowron, John

Bowron, John a minister of the Society of Friends, was born in Cotherstone, Yorkshire, England, in 1627, and was converted under the ministry of George Fox. "At Edinburgh he preached to the people as he went through the streets of that city, and at the Cross. The soldiers were very kind to him, but the priests were in a rage against him, for he was a dread to them." Subsequently he visited Barbadoes and Guiana, returning to England after a most perilous voyage. One of the first things he did after landing was to go to Richard Cromwell "with a message from the Lord, warning him of the day of the Lord." He made six tours in Ireland in six years. Several times he was cast into prison, and was frequently despoiled of his goods. His last days were full of peace, and he died a happy, Christian death, Aug. 5, 1704. See Evans, Piety Promoted, 1, 233-236. (J. C. S.)

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