The following are the early Gowen/Going/Gowings that arrived in the Americas.
First Generation (b. 1604-1635): This generation of Goings appear to have been born between 1604-1635. The only people out of the “First Generation” of Gowen families that we know who their descendants are are the ones from Maine and Massachussetts. The rest of them from Virginia and Maryland do not have records that confirm who their descendants were – so it is not possible to say for any certainty that anyone “definitely” descends from any of these particular people. We can speculate and make educated guesses, but the records do not bridge the gap unfortunately.
Second Generation (b. 1640-73): Thomas Going of Stafford Co, Va coming from MD appears to be the only person in this list that has some circumstantial evidence showing who his descendants were in the Virginia area.
Third Generation (b. 1671-1701): This generation of Going families starts to have records that start to connect them to descendants in the Virginia area.
Fourth Generation (b. 1693-1723): This generation of Going families has the records that appear to be able to connect them with effort to their descendants – not always, but often.
Thomas Gowen in Va b. 1617, arrived in 1635 at 18 yrs of age
William Gowen b. Abt 1620-30 arrived in Mass then moved to Maine in 1651
John Gowing b. abt 1604 – 14 arrived in 1635
Robert Gowing of Mass b. Abt 1604-1614 arrived in 1635
John Goane b. Abt 1620-30, arrived in Westmoreland Co, Va in 1650
|William Gowin b. Abt 1623-33, arrived in York Co, Va in 1653|
Mihil Gowen b. Abt 1625-35, lawsuit for freedom in York Co, Va in 1657
son – William Gowen
Thomas Going b. Abt 1640-50 arrived in MD in 1671 then moved to Va by 1693.
Christopher Gowen b. Abt 1642-52. Depo in York County, Va. as indent servt.
son Michael Gowen b. 1679
|Daniel Gowen b. Abt 1648-58 in Gloucester Co, Va in 1679||James Gowin and Cornelius Gowin b. Abt 1663-1673. Headrights in Pasquotank, NC in 1694.||Philip Gowen b. Abt 1643-53, in Warwick Co, Va lawsuit for freedom in 1674|
*John Gowing b. Abt 1671-81 in militia in Stafford Co, Va in 1702
*William Gowing b Abt 1671-81 in militia in Stafford Co, Va in 1702
*James Gowing b Abt 1671-81 in militia in Stafford Co, Va in 1702
|Peter Gowing b. Abt 1691-1701|
Recd land grant in 1722 in Stafford Co, Va
|Edward Gowing b. Abt 1673-1683 on rent-rolls of Gloucester Co, Va in 1704||Philip Gowen b. Abt 1671-1681 in militia in 1702 in New Kent Co, Va with Michael Gowen||William Gowen b. Abt 1686-96 signed petition in 1717, and inv in lawsuit in Charleston SC in 1719.|
|*Ambrose Going b. Abt 1695-1705, named in land trans from father to mother in 1726|
*John Going b. Abt 1705-15, named in mothers will in 1739
*Alexander Going b. Abt 1705-15 named in mothers will in 1739
|John Gowen b. Abt 1695-1705 inv in lawsuit in Sommerset Co, MD in 1726|
William Gowen b. Abt 1702-1712, in Granville Co, Va tithe recs and land recs in 1750s, with children turning 21 by 1754 on own tithes.
|William Gowin b. Abt 1708-18, signed as witness to land trans in 1739 in Goochland Co, Va|
George Gowen b. Abt. 1707-17, is father to Aaron Gowen b. 1738 in New Kent Co, Va
|John Gowen b. Abt 1703-13 recd land in Hanover Co, Va in 1734|
James Gowing b. Abt 1705-1715, recd land in 1736 in Henrico Co, Va
Agness Going b. Abt 1711-21, inv in lawsuit in Louisa Co, Va in 1743
|*Michael Going b. Abt 1693-1713 on recs in Brunswick Co, Va in 1742, and as Michael Gowing Sr in Hanover Co, Va in 1743/4|
*Edward Going. b Abt 1713-23 on recs in Brunswick Co, Va in 1748, and Hanover Co, Va recs in 1743
*Michael Gowing Jr b. Abt 1713-23, in Hanover Co, Va recs in 1743.
*David Gowing b. Abt 1713-23 in Hanover Co, Va recs in 1743.