The newest family tree. My uncle Michael Bowen thought I should give it a second chance. All trees have its advantages and disadvantages. This one expands best due to other family researchers within MyHeritage society helping out,

Oldest family tree (static)


old family tree, which anyone with a password can change. I hav decided to leave this as it is for a while, since the newest family tree at MyHeritage expands thru other MyHeritage trees in a more timely fashion.


As I write (Monday, 17 July 2006) this family tree centers around Jimmy Bowen, since his lineage can be traced the furthest back via Luis Maria Samper to Sempere Ahís, Jover, but also to Patricious Moran, of which our papers say “viceroy de Irlandia”, whatever that may mean. The oldest straight line goes to the time of Queen Elizabeth I, who according to our papers beheaded Patricious. I have been to the Heraldic library at Dublin to try to substantiate this claim. At least I think we can substantiate the existence of his three sons, if not himself. Since all Irish can trace their lines back to the biblical Adam and Eve, then with a little bit of quite well documented “Heraldic leap of faith”, so can we. This family tree program only seems to allow for strict relations, whereas I used a “heraldic dotted line” in the old family tree when all I had were Heraldic documents of the type: “This family name comes from xxx”. The claims from Jimmy’s maternal grandmothers line comes via the O’Moran line, and is pretty well documented right up to the three sons of Patricious O’Moran, if not of himself. From there on backwards, I can only trace O’Moran via general Heraldic sources, but on the other hand these are the ones that take us via the first judge of Ireland back to Adam and Eve. The claims from Jimmy’s maternal grandfathers line comes via the Samper line, but here the documentation is better, sinc Jose Maria Samper left us a family book, written in the 17 hundreds, which I intend to show some pictures of here, some time in the future. It is authenticated for him by the royal heraldic herald and signed by the King of Spain, so the heraldic leaps of faith older the 16 hundreds which they ask us to make at least look good.


The sources of Ignatios Jaime Aurelius Bowens ancestors come from two main sources
1. The Moran-lineage: Book: “Linaje de la Casa Hernandez Franco en Canarias” by Jose Hernandez Moran (José Hernandéz Morán)
2. The ancestors of Luis Maria Samper: The Samper Family book

3. Some good details from which has the exact blazons for Patricio Moran, Jover, Pasqual and for Vilana Perles. Since all coat of arms are personal,  it is fortunate that the same coats of arms that we have personal sources for, correspond to exactly the same blazons appearing in this official source as well as in others. There are no such things as family coat of arms,, nor can they be automatically “claimed” by anyone according to the College of Arms. On the other hand, today anyone can have their own personal coat of arms, just as one could originally, except in Scotland. Why draw a coat of arms today? Originally, it was to have a unique and easily recognizable identification. Today the chief reason would be because it is pretty. For example, I think my name, Roger Daniel José Demaret or even Roger Daniel Demaret probably gives me a unique identity, and is easier to search on the web. Roger Demaret, or Daniel Demaret is not unique. There are plenty with that name around. But a coat of arms would be prettier, so I might make one just for fun.


A quick attempt at a new one-page-tree extraction is at :

All names of the same date are here:

I hope to get one with plain text and photos in future.

Here is my latest attempt at a full family tree:



A fun idea is would be to bring all people into one single tree.

One such project is on the way at who hope to have a quarter of a billion names by 2012

Another similar project is the




Carmen Bowen Demaret has just sent off her DNA to be tested by the hoping for them to reveal her family history to their version of Adam and Eve in East Africa 70,000 years ago.