Bowrey also compiled the first Malay-to-English dictionary, and wrote a book of his experiences, A Geographical Account of Countries Round the Bay of Bengal. In 1688, he travelled back to England. On 17 September 1691, he was married to Mary, his cousin, and settled in Wapping. He continued in his support for ventures to the East Indies and was owned shares of many ships.
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