James Gowen, son of William Alexander Gowen and Elizabeth Frost, was born March 29, 1675 at Kittery, m. Mary
- Nicholas Gowen b. abt 1667 in Kittery, Maine
- John Gowen b. 1668 in Kittery, Maine
- William Gowen born about 1672 d. 1691
- Elizabeth Gowen born about 1673
- James Gowen born about 1675
- Margaret Gowen born about 1677
- Lemuel Gowen born about 1680
- Sarah Gowen born about 1682
FACTS and NOTES:
James Gowen, [William Alexander1] son of William Alexander Gowen and Elizabeth Frost Gowen, was born March 29, 1675 at Kittery, according to “History of York County, Maine.” He was married 1697, wife’s name Mary.
On March 14, 1700 James Gowen “alias Smith, received £3:6:8” from John Gowen “as his part of the estate of William Gowen as approved by the probate January 19, 1696-97,” according to “York Deeds.”
He appeared on a York County jury list July 7, 1702 and October 6, 1702, according to “Province and Court Records of Maine.”
On December 14, 1702 “James Gowen of Wells, blacksmith,” and his wife, Mary Gowen, sold 10 acres of land, for 10 pounds, which he had inherited from his father to his brother Lemuel Gowen “shopkeeper of Kittery,” according to “York Court Records,” Book 7, Folio 19.
Legal description of the land which had been granted to William Alexander Gowen by the town of Kittery April 13, 1671 read, “beginning on ye East Side of the Stony brook which runs out of York pond a little to ye South of York highway and runs from said brook two hundred rods East in Length and eighty-six rods in breadth North and South, containing 100 acres of land.” Mary Gowen made her mark in signing the deed. Joseph Hammond, Jr, Elizabeth Brock and Titus Joans were witnesses to the deed.