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John and Edmund Bowker came to America from England in c. 1645, and were among the original settlers of Scituate, Ma. They were the sons of James Bowker, accountant to King James I & VI, and his son King Charles I, and member of the Royal Court of the Stuart Kings. He was falsely accused of theft, and his reputation was destroyed even though no charges or proof were put forward. His two eldest sons emigrated to America while an infant son (James) was taken to Sweden by a sister, where his name was translated to Buker.
When he came of age, James Buker followed his brothers to America. There are thousands upon thousands of Bowker's (and Buker's) in North America today, many of whom fought with George Washington and in every other war for the United States. Their father died in disgrace and poverty in England. It was later found that King Charles I's wife Queen Henrietta Maria was in possession of many of the jewels and treasures Bowker was accused of stealing when she was caught trying to bribe her way back to France after the king was executed for treason.