Rachel Crouch
B: 1796
C: 29 May 1798, Great Glemham, Suffolk, England
M: 15 May 1815, George Clow, Sr., Great Glemham, Suffolk, England

FN: Joseph Crouch
MN: Mary Unknown

Clow, George Sr.
B: 19 Mar 1797, Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England. FHC film #0952312
D: 08 Dec 1860, Lot 31, Queens, PEI, Canada. FHC #861202
M: 15 May 1815, Rachel Crouch, Great Glemham, Suffolk, England, George Crabbe, Curate. Rachel was b. 1796 c. 29 May 1798, Great Glemham, Suffolk, England and the record said she was 2 years old. Rachel was dau of Joseph Crouch and Mary Unknown. FHC film #0952321, Bishops transcripts, Archdeanery of Suffolk. Crouch Family

FN: Samuel Clow
MN: Mary Matcham

George and Rachel Clow are said to have emigrated from England to Prince Edward Island in 1829 with their son, George, who was 5 years old, and settled in Suffolk, Lot 34. A PEI census reports a George Clow immigrating in 1830. Another report states that a George Clow immigrated from England to P.E.I. ca 1835 and settled in Suffolk, Lot 34. The 1841 census shows George Clow residing in Lot 34 with his wife Rachel Crouch and seven children.

A George Clow leased land in North Wiltshire Lot 31 on 01 Mar 1835 from the trustees of the late Earl of Selkirk. The 1848 Census of Lot 31, page 5, lists George Clow, farmer, 4 born P. E. I., one born England. All five belong to Church of England. In the household were: 1 female and 2 males under 16 years of age and 1 female and 1 male between 16 and 45 years of age.

Children of George Clow, Sr. and Rachel Crouch:

1. Charlotte Clow
B:
C: 20 Oct 1816, Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England
M: 31 Mar 1834, John Larter, in Charlottetown, PEI Larter, John

2. Mary Ann Clow
B:
C: 25 Dec 1818 Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England

3. Phoebe Clow
B:
C: 07 Jan 1821, Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England

4. Samuel Clow
B: Abt 1819, England (Freetown Past & Present says ca. 1819)
C: 19 Jan 1823, Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England
D: 1908 at 91 years of age (makes birth year = 1817)
M: 27 Dec 1841, Jane Irwin Threadgill (Jenny)

5. George Clow, Jr.
B: 31 Dec 1824, Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England
C: 20 Mar 1825, Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England.
D: 20 Apr 1903, Clow Township, Minnesota
M: 30 Dec 1843 Margarette Ann McCann b. 1821 in Ireland d. 23 Jun 1901, North Wiltshire, Queens, PEI, North Wiltshire United Cemetery

6. James (Jimmy) Clowe
B:
C: 31 Dec 1826, Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England
M: 21 Oct 1852, Jane Morrison, in Charlottetown, PEI. Article in newspaper dated 25 Oct 1852 as contained in the 1881 Queens County, PEI, master name list. Film #1490100-101

7. Keziah Clow
B: 05 Jul 1829, Stratford, St. Andrew, Suffolk, England. FHC film #1490100-101
C:
D: 1830 / 1831

FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO P.E.I., CANADA IN 1830 AND THE BIRTH OF THEIR NEXT DAUGHTER, BORN IN 1832, BEARS THE SAME NAME.

8. Keziah Clow
B: 14 Aug 1832, Lot 34 PEI.
C: 05 Nov 1844, by L. C. Jenkins, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Charlottetown, book 2, page 213
M: James Edward Fitzgerald

9. Eliza Clow
B: 29 Nov 1835, Lot 34 (Freetown Past & Present says b. England
C: 05 Nov 1844, by L. C. Jenkins., St. Paul's Church, Charlottetown, Book 2, Page 213. FHC film #1490100-101

(Might this be Elizabeth Jane who married the above William Alfred Fitzgerald?)

Freetown Past & Present says Eliza m. William J. Matthews, however, see Elizabeth Ann Clow shown below in number 12.

10. Robert Clow
B: ca 1837
D:
M: 10 Mar 1864, Mary Whear, of Stanhope Road

11. Jane Anne Clow
B: 14 Nov 1839, Lot 34, PEI
C: 05 Nov 1844, by L. C. Jenkins, St. Paul's Church, Charlottetown, PEI
D: 18 Sep 1914, St. Vincent, MN (another source says 1913)
Bur: 20 Sep 1914, Cemetery, St. Vincent, MN
M: 07 Jun 1858, John Roudolf Easter Book 2, page 213 B: 03- 837, Lot 31

12. Elizabeth Ann Clow (Grand-daughter?)
B: 20 Mar 1841, PEI, Suffolk, Lot 34, PEI
C: 05 Nov 1844, by L. C. Jenkins, St. Paul's Church, Charlottetown. Book 2, page 213. FHC film #1490100-101.
D: 12 Jan 1904, PEI
M: William John Matthew PEI B: 23 Aug 1828 Charlottetown, PEI D: 09 May 1905 or 29 May 1905

(According to George Clow's will, Elizabeth was referred to as a "Ward grand-daughter).

George and Rachel Clow's will dated 14 Feb 1859, probated 08 Dec 1860 indicates that Rachel apparently outlived George. George Clow's Will and Testament is shown below:


GEORGE CLOW WILL AND TESTAMENT:

In the name of God, Amen, I, George Clow, of Township number thirty one in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, the elder, Farmer, being weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make this my last will and testament as follows, that is to say, I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Rachel Clow, all and singular my real and personal Estate of whatsoever description I may be seized or possessed of at my death, including all monies that I may up to my death be in possession of, as also all sum and sums of money and all interest thereon at my death that may there be due and owing to me or thereafter to become due and owing to my Estate from any person or persons whatsoever. It is my particular request tht all monies and other property devised and bequeathed by me as aforesaid shall be placed in the hands of my son, George Clow, at my decease, the same to be by him applied towards comfortably supporting and maintaining my said wife in all necessaries during the term of her natural life. It is also my will and pleasure, and I hereby direct that all sums of money and all other property mentioned as aforesaid that may remain in the hands of my said son, George, at the death of my said wife, after paying all just debts that may be due by myself or my said wife at our deaths, be divided as follows, that is to say, to my said son George Clow, and my son Samuel Clow, one and a half share each, to my son James one share, and to my daughters Mary Eliza Keziah and Elizabeth (there is an insertion mark after the name Elizabeth and the words "Ward grand daughter" were written in above the line at that point) one share each, and to my daughter Jane One half of a share; also to my daughter Charlotte one share? (page gets dark here) (dark area) - - - mentioned share to be paid in any way that my said son George Clow may think proper. I also request and do hereby direct that my said son George Clow shall have two years to collect and pay the aforesaid shares after the death of my said wife. And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son George Clow to be the Executor of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby revoke and make void all other and former wills by me at any time made and do hereby declare these presents to be and contain my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said testator George Clow have to this my said last will, written on three sides of paper set my hand and seal (on the second side thereof) this fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

George (X - his mark) Clow

Signed Sealed published and declared by the Testator, George Clow, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Witness- Samuel Larter

Witness- George Larter

This will was proved on 08 Dec 1860