I am Joy from Jamaica. At the onset of reading your posting I thought I had found a direct link to my granfather, but then you said your ancestor were from Saudi Arabia. My family ancestors however are from Lebanon, and it's written on grandpa's tomb, in the church yard that is located directly opposite the house where I was born. I will revisit there one of these days and take pictures of the short biography that's written on it. I tried to take pictures of the written words on the tomb years ago but I guess my camera did'nt do a good job back then. Whenever I attain this info, I'll post it to this site. My aim however is to make contact with anyone who possess the name Bardowell in Lebanon, to see if it will enable me to fit together the pieces of my roots together.
Good luck with your search, if I happen to find anything that can help you I will let you know. However, never forget this, I was told as a child that all Bardowell's in JAMAICA are related. I suppose that because it was firmly relayed that there were three brothers that originally came to Jamaica, then became intimately involved with women of different races. My Grandpa, I was told choose a woman of African descent, that is the reason why as I read the begining of your postings I thought I was on to some serious connection until the words Saudi Arabia popoed up.