Bowen, John (1755/6–1832), painter and genealogist, was born in Shrewsbury, the eldest son of James Bowen (bap. 1718, d. 1774), painter and topographer, of that town. He studied the local antiquities under his father, who had compiled notes and sketches towards a history of ...
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Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald, was baptized on 3 July 1726 at St Andrew, Holborn, London, the son of the engraver William Henry Toms (d. 1765) of Union Court, Holborn, and his wife, Rachael (d. c.1736). Toms's...