1707 Susannah Gowen of Fairfax Co, Va

Susannah Gowen b. ? – d. ?, m. ?
Stafford Co, Va (? ) (near Maryland/Washington DC)



  • Unknown


  • Ambrose Gowen b. 1703 – after 1774, m. ? (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
  • Susannah Gowen b. 1707- d. ?, m. ? (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
  • John Gowen b. 1705 – d. ?, married Mary Keith (child of Cornelius Keith) (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
  • Alexander Gowen b. 1715 – d. ?, m. Sophia (confirmed child of William b. 1682)

Other potential children in Stafford County, Va (of John Going b. 1680, William Going b. 1682, or James Going b. 1683) – potential siblings or first/close cousins:

  • William Gowen b. 1700-05 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1682 – James or John)

Going Family of Stafford County, Va: 


Susannah Gowen, daughter of William Gowen and Catherine Gowen, was born about 1718 in Stafford County.

1725 November 12 Ambrose Gowing to Catherine Gowing, prior to William Gowing –
in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. “Ambrose Gowing, Planter,” sold to [his mother] “Catherine Gowing” for £20, land granted to “William Gowing, father of Ambrose,” 12 November 1725. The deed was signed by “Ambrose Goin, according to Stafford County Deed Book 1722-1728, page 354.  Stafford Co, Va

1725 Nov 12th, William Gowen received another land grant on Pope’s Head Run in Fairfax County, Virginia. Although no legal record of the grant has been found to date a reference is made to the grant in a lease made by “Ambrose Gowing to Kathrine Gowing, widow.” Ambrose Gowen leased land from his mother described as a “grant to William Gowing, father of the said Ambrose Gowing by patent bearing date 12th, 11th month, 1725.” The lease, recorded 8th, 3rd month, 1726 in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 353, was witnessed by George Mason, Joseph Haines and Brent Hutnall. A release appears in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 354.  Stafford Co, Va

William Gowring is listed in Stafford County, Va’s probate index 1725/26 William Gowring
Dec’d 1725/26, in Stafford Co, Va.  Unfortunately, only the index has been located.  The actual probate and will book is missing so we get no additional information from William Gowing’s probate papers, other than the information given in the index itself.

(From the Index:  1726 William Gowing (Goin?), Dec’d 1726.  Page 253, inventory; p. 269, estate A/c.  Stafford Co, Va.

1739 May 21 – Catherine Patterson/Gowen -probate her will- son, Alexander Going, daughter, Susannah Going, son, John Going, Wits: Thomas Ford, Jane Ford, Ann Gladden. Bond of John Going, William Scott and John Hollis, John Bowie, Appraisers were: Thos Ford, Thos Elzey, Richard Simpson. John Going admin. Paid to: Edward Barry, Valentine Payton, Thomas Ford, Alexander Gowin, Susanna Gowin; William Dunlop; John Gowin – Prince William Co, Va.

1739 May 21 – Catherine Patterson/Gowen’s will was probated on July 23, 1739:
“23, July, 1739 – probate her will
Catherine Patterson/Gowen wrote her will 21st, 5th month, 1739, – “Prince William County Will Book C”
“I, Catherine Padderson, being sick and weak in body. Unto my well beloved son, Elixander Going, one negro man named Robin and one horse and a horse colt and one cow and calf and a cow yearling and halph of my movable houshold stuf and one parcel of land whereon I now live containing sixty-six acres, it being part of a tract containing one hundred and thirty-two acres. Unto my well beloved daughter, Susannah Going, one negro man named Jackey and one mare and saddle, cow and calf and two cow yearlings and one feather bed and bolster, a rugg and one pare of blankits and half the household stuf. My crop of tob: which is now in my house after my debts is paid I bequeath to be equally divided between my son Elixander Going and my daughter Susannah Going. I leave my well beloved son, John Going, whole and sole executor of this, my last will and testament.; Catherin Padderson; Wits: Thomas Ford, Jane Ford, Ann Gladding”
“23, July, 1739. Presented in Court by John Going, sole executor herein named, who prayed certificate for obtaining a probate thereof, but it being suggested that the deceased’s husband is living, on the motion of the said John Going and giving security for his just and faithful administration of the said deceased’s estate, certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration.” “Bond of John Going, William Scutt and John Hollis unto Denis McCarty, Gent., justice. For £100, 23 July, 1739. John Going is administrator of Catherine Padderson, deceased. John Going. John Hollis. William Scutt; Witness: John Bowie, 23 July, 1739, Acknowledged and Ordered”
Estate: will, 21 May 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 6 7 8 image from:
Library of Virginia, County and City Research in Virginia, County and City Records, Prince William County – http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA227 – Reel #18, Will Book, C, 1734 – 1744 c [ix] index, p. 7-526.
Estate: probate, 23 Jul 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 9 Catherine’s will accepted for probate and son John named admin.
Estate: inventory, 27 Aug 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 10 John Going presented, and the court recorded, the estate inventory on Aug 27 1739.
‘Apraisors’ were: Thos Ford, Thos Elzey, Richard Simpson. John Going admin
Estate: settlement, 27 Nov 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 11 Library of Virginia, County and City Research in Virginia, County and City Records, Prince William County – http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA227 – Reel #18, Will Book, C, 1734 – 1744 c [ix] index, p. 7-526.
Pattison Acct of Estate 1739. The Estate of Catherine Pattison decd
pd Edward Barry 116 [Truro Parish clerk]; pd Valentine Payton 364; pd Thomas Ford 40; pd Alexander Gowin 330; pd Susanna Gowin 250; William Dunlop; pd John Gowin 468
John Going presented the account and it was recorded Nov 27, 1739.
Prince William Co, Va.

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