The constable was an officer of the town, chosen by his neighbors. His duties was to serve processes, execute warrants, deliver writs, make arrest and summon town meetings.He could also be called upon to collect taxes, organize elections, look after lost goods, recover stray animals, keep a record of newcomers to the town and arrest "such strange persons as do walk abroad in the night...and sleep in the day; or which do haunt any house, where there is suspicion of bawdie".
Sarah Rowell was also in court, fighting for her livelihood The court granted her the poser of administration of Philip's business', the power to collect debts and anything else that would aid her support and that of the children. She was confirmed in his place as keeper of a house of public entertainment util the following March, when it was again confirmed.
Philip and Anne eventually returned to their respective spouses. Anne and George did not seem to ever have had any children. Philip and Sarah had one more child. Philip was killed in an Indian attack in 1690 at the age of 43. Sarah remarried in 1695.
William Haslett Jones, The Rowell Family of New England, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2011.