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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bownes Genealogy

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bownes

Wikipedia Hugh Henry Bownes (March 10, 1920 - November 5, 2003) was a long-serving federal judge in the United States.
Wikipedia Shaun Bownes (born 24 October 1970 in Johannesburg) is a South African hurdler.
Wikipedia Fabien Alfranso Bownes (born February 29, 1972 in Aurora, Illinois) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League.