This surname is also written Bourman, Boreman, Burman and in various other ways including Boardman in the earlier records.

(I) Thomas Bowerman, as his descendants in this line spell his name, was born in England, and settled early in Barnstable, Massachusetts. He appears to have been in Plymouth as early as 1633, when he was a taxpayer and was employed to repair the fort on the hill. He was a carpenter. In 1643 he was of Barnstable in the west part of the town, on the south side of the cove of the meadow at the head of Bridge Creek. He sold his lands, October z8, 1662, to Robert Parker, for seventy-eight pounds. He was surveyor of highways in 1648 and grand juror in 1650. He owned lands in Suckanesset, now (1910) Falmouth. He died in 1663. He married, March 10, 1644-45, Hannah, daughter of Anthony Annable. Children, born at Barnstable: Hannah, May, 1646; Thomas, mentioned elsewhere; Samuel, July, 1651, slain at Rehoboth, March 26, 1676; Desire, May, 1654; Mary, March, 1656; Mehitable, September, 1658; Tristram, 1661.