John Fovell married Ellen Peiers (or Pearson) 22 September 1614 in Leigh, Lancashire. From Marriage Licenses Granted Within the Archdeaconry of Cheshire: "John Fovell, Parish of ____, and Ellen Peerses alias Alexanderson, Spinster. At Leigh, Lanc."

John Fovell marriage

Marriage record for John Fovell and Ellen Peiers in Leigh: "September  John Ffovell Ellen Peiers - 22"

The name Fovell is shown as Fawfield, Fofelle, Fofilde, Fouell, and Fofeild in christening records. Ellen may be the daughter of Alexander Pearson and Elizabeth Norris. John died 20 February 1649 as "John Fovell of Boulton senior", and was buried in St. Peters, Bolton churchyard.

John and Ellen had the following children:

*1. Elizabeth, christened 12 April 1615 in Bolton; married Robert Haslam 12 August 1631 in Prestwich.

Elizabeth Fovell baptism

  Christening record for Elizabeth Fovell in Bolton: "Elizbethe Fowefield of Boulton daughter of John"

2. John, christened 29 July 1616 in Bolton.

3. Ann, christened 24 September 1617 in Bolton.

4. Ellin, christened 30 January 1618 in Bolton; buried 13 July 1621 in Bolton.

5. Margrett, christened 21 May 1620 in Bolton.

6. Ellin, christened 24 June 1622 in Bolton.

7. Allis, christened 27 December 1624 in Bolton.

8. Mary, christened 14 May 1626 in Bolton.

SOURCES: Bolton parish register;; Ellen's parentage from;

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