as you can see i too am a bowbeer, i do have some information in regards to history. the original homestead, farm is still standing in oakville, ontario having been built by william somerset bowbeer upon his arrival in canada. this was in the mid to late 1700's, there was a significant addition to the home in the early part of the 1800's by one of his sons. it is a beautiful, english style, brick farm house. the surrounding grounds are outstanding as well as the original outbuildings. the current owner is a lovely lady that most graciously opened the home to me and my sisters when we visited. she has lovingly done restoration work in keeping with the original architecture. there are many stories that she tells about this house including an interesting haunting by a daughter, druscilla that died in one of the upstairs bedrooms. i do have more info if interested.