Valentine Rowell was the son of Thomas and Margaret Milner Rowell. He,presumably named for his Grandfather Valentine, was baptized 22 June 1622 in Mancetter, Warwickshire, England. He traveled with his father to America. None of his siblings made the crossing.
Valentine like his father was a carpenter by trade. He settled in Salisbury with his father. He was granted lands in 1640, in the original division, and his name appears on the list of admitted "townsmen" in 1650. He too, bought and sold land during his lifetime. Although he took the oath of fidelity in 1646 he never took the Freeman's Oath, nor did he become a full member of the church.
his wife joanna
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children of valentine and joanna, all born in salisbury
Thomas b. 7 Sept. 1644, m. 8 Sept. 1670 Sarah Barnes, d. 1684
John b. 1645/6, d. 1649
Philip b. 8 March 1647/8, m. 5 Jan 1670/71 Sarah Morrill, d. 7 July 1690 killed by Indians
Sarah b. 16 Nov. 1651, m. 26 Oct. 1676 Thomas Harvey, alive in 1716
Hannah b. Jan 1653, m. 16 Sept. 1674 Thomas Colby, d. 9 Aug 1707
John b. 15 Nov. 1655, d. 18 Feb 1655/56
Elizabeth b. 10 August 1657
Margarite b. 8 Sept. 1659
Valentine does not appear to have held any town offices, he is most often mentioned in land deeds and conveyances. His son Thomas received land in Amesbury in what was known as the Children's lot, one child from each family was allow land in that division.
Valentine died May 17, 1662, in his prime, aged about 40. His oldest child was 18 and his youngest was three. His widow, Joanna administered his estate. Joanna remained a widow for some years, this was fairly unusual as most widows with young children remarried quickly. She married (second) September 18, 1670, William. Sargent, and (third), October 26, 1676, Richard Currier. Joanna died in October 1690.
My Rowell Family Ancestry with links:
Thomas Rowell of Mancetter, England
Valentine Rowell and Joanna Pinder
Phillip Rowell and Sarah Morrill Phillip Rowell and Anne Carr
John Rowell and Elizabeth Colby
Enoch Rowell and Mirriam Converse
Enoch Rowell and Rachel Worthen
Samuel Duncan Rowell and Mary Moore
William Rowell and Sarah "Sally" Leavitt
Enoch Converse Rowell and Viola Rowell
Jennie Clover Rowell and John C. Thornton
Paul Rowell Thornton and Elizabeth Marjory Bowker