1700 John Going Sr married to Mary Keith

John Going Sr b. abt 1700 – d. ? (after 1761 as he conveys a deed then), married Mary Keith (child of Cornelius Keith), lived in Stafford Co, Va 1710, Fairfax Co, Va 1743-46, Lunenburg Co, Va 1748-61, Orange Co, NC.

Places Lived/Located:
Stafford Co, Va (1704 birth – near Maryland/Washington DC)
Somerset Co, Maryland (1726/27) (mariner court cases) (possibly same person – timeline and location fits – not certain, but reviewing)
Fairfax Co., Va (1743-1746) (back closer to DC)
Lunenburg Co, Va (1748 – 1761) – Deeded land to son William Gowen (Orange County later) – and then Orange Co, NC

Parents:

William Gowing b. abt 1682 – 1725 m. Catherine “Patterson” (confirmed parent of John Gowing)

Children:

John Going Jr. b. abt 1720 m. Elizabeth (confirmed child of John Going Sr)
Thomas Goin b. abt 1717-22 (likely child of John Going Sr) (date of birth assumed) child based on paying tithes in Lunenburg Co, Va in same household – he is a Y-DNA match to this line).
Susannah Gowen Hubbard b. abt 1725-31 (confirmed child of John Going Sr)
William Goyne b. abt 1728-1733 (confirmed child of John Going Sr – also a Y-DNA match)

(Possible Children or Grandchildren):
Amos Goyen b. 1744 (possible child)(Thomas Goin is possibly parent)
Drury Goyen b. 1749 (possible child – also a Y-DNA match)(Thomas Goin is possibly parent)
James Goyne b. 1755 (possible child – also a Y-DNA match)(Thomas Goin is possibly parent)

Siblings:

Ambrose Gowen b. abt 1699 – d. ? – m. ? (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
Susannah Gowen b. 1702- d. ?, m. ? (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
John Gowen b. 1700 – d. ?, married Mary Keith (child of Cornelius Keith) (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
Alexander Gowen b. 1705 – 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 of John Gowen b. abt. 1700:

Peter Gowen b. 1699 (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1682 – James or John)

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)

FACTS and EVENTS:

See the following pages for additional information:

Westmoreland County, Va
Stafford County, Va
Prince William County, Va
Fairfax County, Va
Brunswick County, Va
Lunenburg County, Va
Orange County, NC

The clusters of Going families that lived nearby in the 1750s were:

1) John Going b. about 1700 who married Mary Keith – his family lived in Lunenburg County, Virginia in the 1750s – in an area that later became Mecklenburg County, Virginia (This appears to be the John Going who was the son of William Going b. abt 1681 of Stafford County, Virginia).
2)  Drury Going and James Going who lived in Brunswick County, Virginia that later becomes Greensville County, Virginia.  (The parental line of Drury and James Going is unknown).
3) Edward Going, Michael Going, Thomas Going, and Joseph Going who were living further south in Granville County, North Carolina around the Tar River and Taylor’s Creek area (this appears to the be group of Going’s who came from Henrico and Hanover County, Virginia).
4) Alexander Going and his family who were living in the Orange County, North Carolina area.  (Alexander Going was another child of William Going b. 1681 of Stafford County, Virginia).
5)  William Gowen and his family who lived in the Bedford County,Virginia area.  (The parental line of this William Gowen is unknown).
6) William Going m. to Anna Statia Sullivan, Moses Going, and Aaron Going living in Goochland County, Virginia.  (The parental line of this William Going is unknown).
7) William Gowen and his family that lived in the “Grassy Creek” area of Granville County, North Carolina.  (The parental line of the “Grassy Creek” Going family is unknown).

(Note re Going/Gowen lines:  At least some of the Going/Gowen lines appear to have come out of Gloucester County and New Kent County, Virginia.  Unfortunately, records before the 1860s in Gloucester County, Virginia, and New Kent County, Virginia, have been destroyed.  Some state-wide records prior to the 1860s from those counties, for land grants, indicate that some Going families were living in those counties.  But since the county records were destroyed, it might not be possible to piece together where several of the above Going lines came from).

Y-DNA:  See the following page for Y-DNA results for this line:

Y-DNA information for Goyen:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/y-dna-for-goyen/

Y-DNA matches (most distant known ancestors of people we match – have common paternal ancestor with these people):  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/

Early Life to Adulthood:

John Going (or Gowen, Gowing, etc., spellings changed often), son of William  Gowing and Catherine Gowing (Padderson), is born in Stafford County about 1700.  His identity as a son of William Gowen is documented in Fairfax County deed records when he transfers land located on Pope’s Head Run which was granted to his father by the proprietors.

1724 December 24, 1724 – 1728 November 16 – The parents of Mary Keith Going who married John Going Sr b. abt. 1700,  Cornelius and Elizabeth Keith, moved from Stafford County to Brunswick County, Virginia between December 24, 1724 [when their son John was born] and November 16, 1728. They settled on Maj. Mumford’s land on the Roanoke River near Monisep Ford. Stafford Co, Va

The land is described as “part of a tract granted to William Gowen, deceased, father to said Gowen, from the Proprietors dated November 12, 1725.”  This farm was later famous as part of a Civil War battlefield in the Battle of Bull Run.

William Gowing, John Going’s father, dies at the end of 1725 or beginning of 1726.  It appears John Going may have worked for a time as a mariner after the death of his father before returning to work as a planter.

MARYLAND:  (Possible this is the same John Gowen – but not confirmed)  In 1726-1727, a John Gowen is involved in several cases in Somerset County, Maryland (near the mouth of the Potomac River – directly across the bay from the mouth of the Potomac).  If John Gowen had taken over the use of his grandfather Thomas Gowen’s boat during this time, this may have been this John Gowen.

The following are records from Maryland’s State Archives, links are included below each case.

(THESE MARYLAND ENTRIES MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE SAME JOHN GOING/GOWEN … JOHN GOING’S FIRST RECORD THAT IS KNOWN TO BE HIM IS IN 1739 when he acts as admin of his mother, Catherine Padderson’s Estate.   I list the Maryland records here because Somerset County, MD is just down the river and across the bay/river from where the Going family was located at the time, and there is some indication the Going family had connections with Maryland …  John Gowen easily could have been involved in transactions there at this time – but again, this is not confirmed if this is the same person).  

The cases are:

1.  John Gowen  – court case.  June Court 1726 pg. 135.   LG  Thomas Predix Plft  against  John Gowen Deft  (Note: Trespass case – John Gowen is being sued by Thomas Predix. This appears to be an initial setting with the court, giving notice to John Gowen and Thomas Predix to bring evidence to the next court setting).

2. 1726 – John Gowen court case – Somerset County, MD.  pg 173.  GD  John Gowen lawsuit agt Ps  Jacob Phillips  (Note: Trespass case: John Gowen brings a lawsuit against Jacob Phillips for trespass. A trial before the court appears to have taken place, and the judge finds in favor of John Gowen ordering payment by Jacob Phillips).

3. 1726 – John Gowen (among some others) is a victim of theft from a boat by the following Defendants – Somerset County, MD – court case: Novemr Court  1726.  pg. 183-185.  The Same @ John Videl, Wm Allen als Edwd Coleman, John Persons, Mary Atch, and Richd Gore. Somersett County fs.  (Note: Criminal Case against the following Defendants: John Videl, William Allen, Edward Coleman, John Persons, Mary Atch, and Richard Gore.
Facts: The Defendants are accused of stealing property from the following victims):

Victims of Theft:

1) Thomas Peal (Mariner): One Boat of ye value of seven hundred pds of Tobo; (Note:  value of his property stolen)
2) Francis Allen (Gent): three sheets of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo Each Sheet one Iron pott of ye value of Twenty Six pounds of Tobo one wallett of ye value of four pounds of Tobo & one old smock of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo; (Note:  value of his property stolen)
3) John Gowen (Mariner): One Rugg of ye value of thirty pounds of Tobo one Bagg of ye value of seven pds of  Tobo one pillow of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo one sauce pan; three spoons of ye  value of two pounds of Tobo one platter of ye value of three pounds of Tobo one Dipsie Line of ye value of twelve pds of Tobo one Runlett of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo; (Note:  value of his property stolen)
4) Palatiah Whittemore (Merchant): one rugg of ye value of thirty pds of Tobo one Pillow of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo  one pair of Shoes of ye value of ten pds of Tobo one pair of Cotton Stockings of ye  value of sixteen pds of Tobo & one Check Shirt of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo. (Note:  value of her property stolen)

Defendants and Summary of Punishment by the Court:

FINDINGS:  Note:  Mary Atch pleas guilty immediately.  The other Defendants (John Videl, William Allen, Edward Coleman, John Persons, and Richard Gore) demand a trial.  It appears they change their mind during trial or just before (maybe when they saw the jury) and decide to plea guilty.  The court finds the defendants  guilty of feloniously stealing the above listed property from Thomas Peal, Francis Allen, John Gowen, and Palatiah Whittemore.
PUNISHMENT:  The court sentences the Defendants to the following punishment:  
John Videl and John Persons:  sentenced to pay 4 times the value of the propery listed to all the victims above, and that the “afd John Videl be whipt with five Lashes on the bare back well Laid on untill the blood appear and that he Stand in the pillowry a quarter of an hour”
William Allen als Edward Coleman: sentenced to pay 4 times the value of property stolen, plus 5 lashes to the bare back well laid until blood appear, and stand at the pillowry a quarter of an hour.    Additionally, the court notes he is a servant to a Certain Samuel Gale living in the Jersies.  So the court commits him to the custody of Somerset County to remain under the charge of the sheriff.  
Mary Atch:  sentenced to pay 4 times the value of the property stolen, plus 5 lashes to the bare back well laid until blood appear, and stand at the pillowry a quarter of an hour.  Mary Atch does not have the money for security to pay for the fine, so she is to be sold for seven (7) years to the highest bidder – highest bidder was James Bowcher – for 2010 pounds of tobacco – funds for use of the county.   
Richard Gore:  sentenced to pay 4 times the value of the property stolen, plus 5 lashes to the bare back well laid until blood appear, and stand at the pillowry a quarter of an hour.   Richard Gore is an indentured servant to Hugh Porter (his master).  The court orders Hugh Porter to deliver Richard Gore back to the court after his time of service has run, for him to pay for the four fold reimbursement and fees due.   

(SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR FULL CASE INFO ON ABOVE MARYLAND CASES).  

STAFFORD / PRINCE WILLIAM / and FAIRFAX COUNTIES, VIRGINIA: 

Stafford Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-stafford-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Prince William Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-prince-william-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Fairfax Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-fairfax-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

John Going is married to Mary Keith (unknown date of marriage).  Mary Keith is the daughter of Cornelius Keith.  They are likely married in Stafford County.  Cornelius Keith arrives in the Colony of Virginia about 1709 (unknown from where).  He is shown as holding a patent to land “on the north side of the Occoquan River near Ridgewell.”  According to “Southern Lineages” by Adeline Evans Wynn, Cornelius Keith acquires other property.

MARY KEITH’S FATHER:  

1709 Cornelius Keith arrives in the Colony of Virginia (filed affid in 1739 in Brunswick Co, Va that he arrived 30 years earlier).
http://interactive.ancestry.com/49387/FLHG_VAAncestorsAdventurers-0033/112152?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VAAncestorsAdventurers%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dKeith%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=673,1494,783,1524   (Note:  It does not say he came from Ireland or Great Britain (see link above, several of the affidavits indicate that they came from Ireland or Great Britain – but here it only says he arrived in the colony.  Compare this to the Hollis family.  There were several times that the Hollis family travelled back and forth from the Maryland Colony to the Virginia Colony, receiving land grants when they moved across the Potomac River from one colony to the other.  Since this does not say Cornelius Keith came from Ireland or Great Britain, the possibility that he came from Maryland, or another American colony, to Virginia is an open question.  It appears that the Going family moved back and forth from Maryland to Virginia, and there were Keith families in Maryland as well.  Cornelius Keith arriving from Maryland is a possibility).  

“January 11, 1714-15, Cornelius Keife is granted land in Stafford County on the south side of Neapsco Run.  Cornelius Keife, in partnership with Richard Kirkland receives a grant “of 268 acres 23rd, 11th month, 1714.”

1734 July 7:  Gift Deed from Robert Hix, Senr. of St. Andrews Parish in Brunswick County dated July 7, 1734, for “especially for and in consideration of the true love and natural affection which I bear to Samuel Clark, Jr. of the parish and county aforesaid”  conveying land to Samuel Clark, Jr., containing by estimation 580 acres lying and being on the North side of Roanoke River in the County of Brunswick (description includes Richard Jones’ line and Cornelius Keith). Signed by Robert Hix, Senr. Witnessed by Moses Dunkley, Theophilus Feild and Josias Randle. Brunswick County, Va Deeds and Wills Book 1, page 165.

Cornelius Keith (John Going’s father in law) appears in Brunswick County, Virginia March 26, 1736 when he is a witness to the will of John Nipper, Sr. of St. Andrews Parish of Brunswick County, according to Brunswick County Will Book 2, page 31.

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Cornelius Keith along with Catherine Gowen Patterson (John Going’s mother) and Mary King, witnesses the will of Thomas Stroud October 23, 1738, according to Brunswick County Will Book 2, page 1.

1738 Catherine wit Stroud will pg 1

1738 Catherine wit Stroud will pg 2

1739 an affid filed by Cornelius Keith shows he arrives in the Colony of Virginia in 1709 (filed affid in 1739 in Brunswick Co, Va that he arrived 30 years earlier). (See John Going Sr    page).
http://interactive.ancestry.com/49387/FLHG_VAAncestorsAdventurers-0033/112152?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VAAncestorsAdventurers%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dKeith%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=673,1494,783,1524

WILL OF CATHERINE GOWING PADDERSON (mother of John Going):  

In 1739 John Going’s mother, Catherine Gowing (now Padderson as she has remarried), writes her will.  Shortly after, she dies.  Her will lists several of William and Catherine Gowing’s children, including John Going as executor of her will:

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In 1739, John Going is listed in the Inheritance Tax Book C, page 181, in Prince William County, Virginia.   http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=pwtax&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsln=Going&gsln_x=0&MSAV=1&uidh=m37&pcat=36&fh=0&h=1580&recoff=7&ml_rpos=1

1739 May 3: O. S., Page 240 On the motion of Cornelius Keith Leave is granted him to keep a Ferry over Roanoak River from his own Landing below the Horse ford to Alexander’s Landing and that he keep for that purpose a good and Sufficient Strong flatt flatt fourteen foot and a half in her bottom and Six foot upon her beam and that he Receive for his ferriage Six pence for Man and Six pence for a Horse and as the Law directs for Wheel Carriages, two pence for Every Hogg and four pence for Each of the Cattle Kind, also ordered that he give bond and Security for the Same — Road Orders. Brunswick County, Virginia.

1740 March 5: O. S., Page 406 Upon the Petition of Martha Alexander Setting forth That having Land on the South Side of Roanok River opposite to Cornelius Keith’s Land she humbly desires an Order of this Court Licensing her to keep a Ferry from her Land over the River to Cornelius Keith’s Landing she being ready to give Security as the Law directs It is Ordered That the Clerk prepare a Licence for her accordingly upon her giving such Security — Road Orders.  Brunswick County, Virginia.

1739 May 3 Cornelius Keith granted right to keep a Ferry in Brunswick Co Va

1740 March 5 Martha Alexander petitions to keep a ferry opposite Cornelius Keiths land in Brunswick Co Va

1741 Oct Ct:  Certificates granted to Michael Going, Cornelius Keith, and John Mitchell by William Hagood Gent, for 1 old wolfs head 140. Brunswick Co, Va. court orders v 1. pg 37.

1742 Feb 28: Indenture made the 28th day of February, 1742,   between Cornelius  Keith and Thomas Twitty, for 25 pounds, conveying 100 acres, being same land in that certain deed of gift from Robert Hix, Sr., late of Brunswick County, dec’d. to the said  Cornelius Keith, dated the 2nd day of May, 1734, and the same being part of a larger tract of land granted to the said Robert Hix in his lifetime. Witnesses were Clement Read, M. Cadet Young, and  Thomas Lanier. Acknowledged in Court on March 3, 1742, at which time Elizabeth, wife of the said Cornelius Keith, appeared and relinquished her dower interest. Deed Book 2, page 236. Brunswick County, Virginia.

(Note:  In addition to being John Going b 1700’s father in law, Cornelius Keith receives 100 acres from Thomas TwittyThomas Twitty was a witness to Edward Going’s 1748 deed in Brunswick County, Virginia.  Additionally, Cornelius Keith appears to have turned in claims for wolf heads along with Michael Going in 1741.  This may be some evidence of John Going, Michael Going, and Edward Going being related (cousins?, brothers?)).

Deeds mentioning Thomas Going are noted in Fairfax Co, Va close to this time including:

1739 May 29 – Thomas Gowing living adjacent to John Awbrey, four miles below the falls of the Potomac, and near William Strutfield, Thomas Owsley, Mr. Robert Alexander, in Prince William Co, Va.  (This deed appears to be for the land that Thomas Gowing b. 1660 received in 1707 – he had sold 250 acres of it to George Mason by this time, and later George Mason appears to purchase the remaining part of this land).

1739 Thomas Gowing living adj to John Awbrey and near Alexander Owsley Strutfield in PWC Va p11739 Thomas Gowing living adj to John Awbrey and near Alexander Owsley Strutfield in PWC Va p21739 Thomas Gowing living adj to John Awbrey and near Alexander Owsley Strutfield in PWC Va p3

and,

A 1743 lease of Thomas Going from Robert Bates in Fairfax County, Va.

1743 Thomas Going deed to Bates Fairfax Co Va p11743 Thomas Going deed to Bates Fairfax Co Va p21743 Thomas Going deed to Bates Fairfax Co Va p31743 Thomas Going deed to Bates Fairfax Co Va p4

After his mother’s death, in 1741, a John Going is listed as a Corporal in Colonel Gooch’s Regiment also known as Gooch’s Marines (the US Marines trace their history back to Gooch’s Marines).  John Going is listed from Sept 1741 to October 1742.  This would have been during the War of Jenkins Ear, but after the battle of Cartegena. (Note:  This may be John Going, Jr. – son of this John Going.  His birth year may be near 1720)

The American colonial marines were raised in the colony of Virginia and from other Middle Colonies, under the command of Governor William Gooch.[10] Although it may have been composed of men from surrounding colonies intent for a Crown commission, it was also used as a dumping ground for its debtors, criminals, scoundrels, and vagrants. This “four-battalion” regiment, the 43rd Regiment of Foot, better known as “Gooch’s Marines”, has a lineage that can be traced to the origin of the United States Marine Corps.[11] 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_Marine_Corps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Royal_Marines

1742 John Going 1742 Goochs Marines Cumberland Militia

John Going in Gooch’s Marines

1742 July 28 – “John Gowen of Prince William; 28 July 1742- 13 Oct 1742; 155 a. on brs of Popes Head; adj. his own, Col. Carter, Capt Elzey in surv. Thos Ford, Capt Couniers.” Chain carriers were John Stark and John Gowen’s brother Alexander Gowen; surveyor was William West.

1742 Dec 1 – John Gowen’s brother, Alexander Gowen, has his survey done: Alexander Gowin assignee of William Dowling survey Dec 1, 1742 for 461 acres in Fairfax Co Va
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/213/0381_0384.pdf

1742 Apr 16 a warrant was issued for William Dowling for 500 acres on the branches of Pohick joyning the land of Lewis Elzey … on Nov 30, 1742 it appears Mr Dowling refused the land warrant – and it was ordered to be given to Alexander Gowin … Fairfax Co, Va..

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1742 Dec 1 – … surveyed for Alexander Gowin … corner of Col Carter … to the Ox Rode … 461 acres on the Branches of Pohick. Chain Men: John Stark, John Gowin. Surveyor. W West. Fairfax Co Va.

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1743 Nov 27 – John Gowen is mentioned in a grant to William Ellzey dated November 27, 1743 as living adjacent to the Ellzey prop­erty “on Wolf Run and Ox Road, along with Col. Carter, Bond Veale, Thomas Ford and Tillet.”

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Fairfax County is created in 1742, and John Gowen and his brother, Thomas Gowen are in Fairfax County.

1744 March 5 – John Gowen and Mary Keith Gowen on March 5, 1744 deed to Thomas Ford the 56 acres of land he had in­herited from his father William Gowen, accord­ing to Fairfax County Deed Book A-1, page 551.  This land was located on the east side of Pope’s Head Run and was part of the 102 acres of land which had been granted to William Gowen November 12, 1725.   Another 50 acres of land is conveyed with another tract of adjoining land which John Gowen had received from the pro­prietors.

1744 March 6 – “John Goen, son of William and Mary his wife,” sells 44 acres to Thomas Ford March 6, 1744, according to Fairfax County Deed Book A, page 351.

The deed / indenture confirms that William Gowing is John Gowing’s father.  It states that the 56 acres were previously owned by his father as part of a 112 acre tract.

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John Gowen continues to live on a tract of land he re­ceived from his fa­ther-in-law, Cornelius Keife at that time – the following deeds confirm that Cornelius Keife is the father of John Gowen’s wife, Mary.

On July 6, 1744 John Gowen receives Grant No. 368 for 155 acres “on a branch of the Popeshead and Pohick Rivers, adja­cent to Thomas Ford and Capt. Connyers,” according to”Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Vir­ginia.”  The land lay in Fairfax County, according to Deed Book F, page 187.

1742 July 28 was the date of the warrant.  John Gowin’s warrant stated … “To Mr William West … Whereas John Gowin of Prince William County …. there are about 400 acres of waste and ungranted lands in the County of Prince William joyning to the land of Col Carter, Capt Elzey and on the branches of Popes Head and Pohick ….

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1742 Oct 13 – John Gowin survey was done on Oct 13, 1742 for 155 acres in Fairfax Co Va – … survey for John Gowin Oct 13, 1742 … corner of Thomas Ford … with Ford’s lines … on the main branch of Popeshead … corner of Capt Connier’s … containing 155 acres. Chainmen listed as: John Stark, Alexander Gowin. Surveyor signed: W West. Fairfax Co, Va.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/213/0385_0388.pdf

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Google Maps shows the location where Popes Head Creek and Pohick Creek come together to be in the City of Fairfax, Virginia, about 6/10th of a mile (0.6 miles) south west of George Mason University.  https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.8274887,-77.3165659/38.81885,-77.3201709/@38.823184,-77.3227443,16z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e0

Popes Head Creek and Pohick R land between

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On July 10, 1744 John Gowen receives Grant No. 371 for 144 acres “in a glade near a branch of North Run Pohick which cor­ners Robert Carter,” according to “Grants by the Propri­etors of the Northern Neck of Virginia.”  It is also located in Fairfax County, according to Deed Book F, page 191.  The deeds are recorded in “Patents and Northern Neck Grants of Fairfax County, Virginia.”

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1744 July – John Gowen deeds land which had been granted to him by the propri­etors on the east side of Pope’s Head Run in July 1744, ac­cording to Fairfax County Deed Book A-1, page 551.  On July 14, 1746 John Gowen sells 144 acres in Truro Parish he had re­ceived to Bond Veale, according to Fairfax County Deed Book B, page 24.  Witnesses to the transaction are William Grove, George Dunson and John Duren.  Mary Keith Gowen relinquished her dower rights.

1742 Oct 30 – John Gowen had this survey Oct 30, 1742 for 144 acres in Fairfax Co Va – described as … near a branch of The North Run of Pohick and Corner to Robert Carter Esqr … line of the widow Coster (sp?) … line of Richard Simpson … Chainmen:  John Stark, Alexander Gowen.  Pilitt: John Gowen.  Surveyor: William West.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/213/0378_0380.pdf

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1746 June 9 – John Gowen and wife Mary convey 1 half tract of land equaling 268 acres to Edward Kirkland. On N side of Ocuquan, below the mouth of the north fork of the said Ocuquan. Being a tract of land granted to Richard Kirkland decd, and Cornelius Keif, father of said Goen’s wife. Deed Book B part 1, page 32-33.

1746 John Gowen and wife conveys to Kirkland confirms Cornelius Keife is father of Mary Fairfax Co Va

1746 John Gowen and wife conveys to Kirkland confirms Cornelius Keife is father of Mary Fairfax Co Va 2
https://books.google.com/books?id=ow4YtNgRT8cC&pg=PR3&lpg=PR3&dq=Fairfax+County+Deed+Book,+B+1&source=bl&ots=EQsBgVO9T5&sig=xyeZnyXYoh06kvI57bYFSKF7qG0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB5PGIxpTKAhWCWSYKHWyhCvgQ6AEIRjAH#v=onepage&q=Goen&f=false

John Gowen of Truro Parish” sells the grant July 15, 1746 to Bond Veale, also of Truro Parish “for £7:12:6 current money of Virginia plus 500 pounds of Tob.” [tobacco], according to Fair­fax County Deed Book B, page 26.  “Grants by the Propri­etors of the Northern Neck of Virginia” records:

1744 John Gowen and Mary Gowen lease and release to Thomas Ford in Fairfax Co

“George Veale, one of the legal representatives of Elijah Veale, late of Hyde County, North Carolina, sells one equal undivided sixth part of this tract to George Slacum of Alexandria for “the further sum of $1.00.”  The deed recites that John Gowen sold the property to Bond Veale July 15, 1746.  Bond Veale by his will devised it to his son John who devised it to his son Elijah.

“William Ellzey, of [nearby] Loudoun County, Attorney at Law, and Alice his wife, on January 19, 1777 sold for £130 to Thomas Sangster, Blacksmith, two tracts: 300 acres granted to said William Ellzey and 56 acres, part of patent of John Gowen which William Ellzey purchased from James Ingoe Dozer,” ac­cording to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia.” and Fairfax County Deed Book M, page 252.

On July 10, 1744 John Gowen receives a land grant in Fairfax County on the North Run of Pohick River.  Later he leased this property.  On June 9, 1746 he sold his homestead in Truro Parish to Edward Kirkland, a son of Richard Kirkland who, along with Cornelius Keife, was the original grantee.  The deed is re­corded in Fairfax County Deed Book B, page 32. Witnesses to the transaction were Bond Veale, John Bayliss and William King.

This transfer involved 268 acres on the north side of Occoquan Run which had been originally granted jointly to Cornelius Keife and “Richard Kirkland, deceased.”  Mary Gowing (Keith maiden name) is selling  her father’s land – confirming her status as daughter of Cornelius Keith.

 

BRUNSWICK / LUNENBURG COUNTIES, VIRGINIA:

Brunswick Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-brunswick-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Lunenburg Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-lunenburg-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

John Gowen and Mary Keith Gowen removed to Lunenburg County, Virginia on the North Carolina border about 1747.  In 1765 Mecklenburg County was formed with land taken from the south side of Lunenburg County.

John Gowen pays a tax on two tithables in 1748 in the Lunenburg County tax list of Lewis Deloney, according to “Sunlight on the South Side.” page 67.  John Goin and William Going are shown on page 170 of Field Jefferson’s list with one tithe. This was the same precinct originally assigned to Lewis Deloney. On the same page, William Going appeared with one tithe.  The tithe list shows that William Going is at least age 16 in 1748, according to Landon C. Bell in “Sunlight on the Southside.” This part of Lunenburg County became Mecklenburg County in 1765.

1748 tithe in Lunenburg Co Va w John Going

1748 tithe in Lunenburg Co Va w John Going

John Going Sr. b. abt 1700 continues to live in Lunenburg Co, Virginia, as seen by the 1749 tithe list.

1749 tithe in Lunenburg Co Va with John Gowen

1749 tithe in Lunenburg Co Va with John Gowen

This part of Lunenburg County became Mecklenburg County in 1765.

1751 John Going and Thos Going 3 tithes – Lunenburg Co, Va, John Goin 1 tithe – Lunenburg Co, Va
http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/va/lunenburg/census/sun005.txt

1751 Thomas Gowen was taxable in the 1751 Lunenburg County household of John Gowen in the list of Richard Witton [Tax List 1748-52]. Lunenburg Co, Va. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1751 tithe list in Lunenburg Co Va w John Goin and Wm Boing and Jesse Boing

1751 tithe list in Lunenburg Co Va w John Goin and Wm Boing and Jesse Boing

1751 tithe list in Lunenburg Co Va w John Going and Thos. Going in household with 3 tithes

1751 tithe list in Lunenburg Co Va w John Going and Thos. Going in household with 3 tithes

It appears that by 1751 John Goin Jr has moved out of his father’s household, and that John Going Sr has his son Thomas Going, and William Going still living with him – Thomas is over 21 so his name listed, William is still a minor, but over the age of 16 (so a tithe paid).

It is believed that John Gowen Jr. returns to the Northern Neck section of Virginia after 1750-51 to fight in the French and Indian War.

In April of 1750 the Stafford County Court ordered that James Hughs pay a “Mary Going” one hundred pound of tobacco for 11 days attendance as an evidence against.  Stafford County Court Order book (1749-1755) (Page 34) – it is unknown which “Mary” this is:
http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:1801/view/action/nmets.do?DOCCHOICE=134185.xml&dvs=1446217229055~634&locale=en_US&search_terms=&adjacency=&VIEWER_URL=/view/action/nmets.do?&DELIVERY_RULE_ID=1

1755 Sept Ct: the petition of John Gower (Gowen) against William Thornton is continued till next court. Brunswick Co Va Order book pg 472.  (This appears to be Gowen, not Gower – see the following entries.  This appears to be John Gowen from Lunenburg County, Virginia – involved in the lawsuit against William Thornton).  

1756 Jan Ct: John Gowen pltf v William Thornton deft. Upon a petition. On the motion of the pltf by his attorney a commission is awarded him to examine and take the deposition of Christopher Hudson directed to Richard Witton of the County of Lunenburg Gent. he giving the Deft legal notice of the time and place of executing the same. Another petition is continued till next court. Brunswick Co Va order book pg. 10.

1756 April Ct: John Goin pltf v. William Thornton deft. Upon a petition for two pounds three shillings due by account. The parties being this day heard upon the said petition it is considered by the court that the pltf recover against the defts his debt aforesaid in the said petition mentioned and his costs including a lawyers fee. (note on side of page: Costs. 1558 tobo + 7/6 costs 27 July 1756 for costs only residue paid). Brunswick Co Va order book pg. 46.

1756 April Ct: On the motion of Christopher Hudson a witness for John Gowin against William Thornton it is ordered that the said Gowin pay him six hundred and twenty nine pounds of tobacco for five days attendance and travelling forty two miles four times according to Law.
On the motion of Thomas Norrell a witness for John Gowin against William Thornton it is ordered that the said Gowin pay him seven hundred and seventy five pounds of tobacco for seven days attendance and travelling forty miles five times according to law. Brunswick Co Va order book pg. 47

A “John Gown” (likely John Jr) serves in a detachment of militia from Fairfax County under the command of Capt. Bryan Fairfax about 1757 in the French & Indian War, according to “Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers.” p. 93-94.

1757 John Gown in Fairfax militia p1

1757 John Gown in Fairfax militia p2

In 1757-58, John Goin, and his sons William Goin and John Goin Jr, are appointed to work with William Hill, Thomas Lanier, William Ballard, John Ruffins, and William Glading on road ways in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

1757 November 1, Page 4. Thomas Hawkins, William Hill & Thomas Lanier three of the Persons Appointed by an Order of the last Court to View the Way for a Road from the Mine to Cocks Creek, this day Returned their Report thereon which is Ordered to be Recorded, and William Ballard is Appointed Surveyor thereof, and it is Ordered that he together with Stephen Hatchel, John Goin, William Goin, John Goin, Junr . William Glading, Stephen Mallet Junr. and John Ruffins Male Labouring Tithables do forthwith lay open, Clear and keep the same in Repair According to Law.

(Source): LUNENBURG COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1746-1764, by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, Faculty Research Historian and Tyler Jefferson Boyd, Research Assistant. http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/93-r17.pdf

1757 Nov 1 John Wm a John Jr road order in Lunenburg Co Va marked

1757 Nov 1 – John Goin, William Goin and John Goin Jr, along with William Gladden on road order in Lunenburg Co Va

1758 March 8, Page 45. On the Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of this County Ordered that a Bridle way be laid open & Cleared the best and Convenientest way from Pinkethman Hawkins to Jeffersons Church. & William Ballard is appointed Surveyor of the said Road. And it is Ordered that he together with Robert Coleman, Christopher Coleman, Pinkethman Hawkins, Hugh Norwell, Thomas Norwell, John Goin, Henry Jackson, John Coleman, Thomas Farrar, James Coleman Thomas Draper, & Thomas Moore do forthwith lay open Clear & keep the same in Repair According to Law. (Source): LUNENBURG COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1746-1764, by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, Faculty Research Historian and Tyler Jefferson Boyd, Research Assistant. http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/93-r17.pdf

1758 March 8 John Goin on road order in Lunenburg Co Va marked

1758 March 8 John Goin on road order in Lunenburg Co Va marked

(The surnames of those noted in this order all have multiple connection in their family histories – see notes below for examples):

Notes 1-5 regarding the above order:  (Note 1:  In 1771 William Hill lives adjacent to William Goyne, Drury Goyen, and William Gladden in Fairfield County, South Carolina); (Note 2:  Another Drury Going who was born abt 1726 is paid out of Sampson Lanier’s estate in 1759); (Note 3:  in 1759 a Ruffin lives near a Gowen in Lunenburg County, Va, in a land transaction involving Seth Moore and 3600 acres of land); (Note 4:  John Gowin purchases 400 acres in 1761 adjacent to William Hill and Ruffin’s line – later in 1761 John Gowin Sr and his wife Mary convey part of this land that is adjacent to Ruffin’s line to their sons William Going and John Going Jr);  (Note 5:  In 1680, a Thomas Ballard filed a lawsuit against the estate of John Going.  Robert Ruffin was the administrator of John Going’s estate.  The lawsuit was filed in Surry County, Virgina)

John Gowen is granted 200 acres of land on Reedy Branch of Ruffin’s Creek February 14, 1761, accord­ing to Lunenburg County deed records.  Jack Harold Goins, Foundation member of Rogersville, Tennessee made a trip in September 1995 to Lunenburg County to locate the farm of John Gowen.  He wrote, “My best estimation is that the farm of John Gowen was located about 10-15 miles west of present-day Lunenburg, Virginia which is located in the center of the county.”

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John Gowen and Mary Keife Gowen transfer part of the 200 acres on June 10, 1761 to his two sons.

The first deed, recorded July 7, 1761 in Lunenburg County Deed Book 6, page 379, reads:

“To all people to whom this prasement writing shall come, I John Going, Sr. and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the natural affection and love which we have and bear unto our well beloved son, John Going, Jr. of the county aforesaid convey unto said John Going, Jr. land containing 100 acres more or less, this being part of 400 acres granted by patent bearing date February 14, 1761 which was granted by our Honorable Lt. Gov. Francis Farquhier.  The aforesaid 100 acres lying on both sides of the Great Branch and being the land that the aforesaid John Going, Jr. lives on . . .

This 10th day of June the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one.

John  [X] Going, Sr. Mary [X] Going

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Richard Brown, Sarah Going, Elizabeth [X] Going

The Court held for Lunenburg County the 7th day of July 1761, the written deed of gift now acknowledged by the said John Going, Sr. and the same ordered to be recorded.”

The other deed reads:

John Gowing, Sr. of Lunenburg County, Virginia and Mary, his wife, for the natural love and affection which we bear our beloved son, William Gowing of this county aforesaid–also for divers other causes and con­siderations, part of 400 acre tract granted by patent aforesaid to John Gowing, Sr., bearing date February 14, 1761 by Gov. Francis Farquier, land on branch called the Great Branch, and the land that the aforesaid William now lives on.

John Gowen and Mary Keith Gowen sign the deed in the presence of Richard Brown, Susie Hubbard and Sarah Gowen, believed to be their daughter-in-law.  Susie Hubbard is regarded as their daughter, Susannah Gowen Hubbard by Jack Harold Goins, Editorial Boardmember of Rogersville, Tennessee.  On the same day they convey a similar portion of land to their son, John Gowen, Jr, according to Lunenburg County Deed Book 6, page 378-379.  Witnesses to the transaction are “Richard Brown, Sarah Going and Elizabeth Going” [believed to be the wife of John Gowen, Jr.].

1761 December 7 – John Goin sells his remaining 200 acres of land located on both sides of Long Branch in Lunenburg County to William Sandifur. Mary Goin relinquishes her dower. This is the last record found of John Going and Mary Keith Going. Lunenburg Co, Va.

1761 December 30 and 1762 July 6 – Other records show that William, son of John Going, moves from Lunenburg County to Orange County, North Carolina between December 30, 1761 and July 6, 1762. This is proof that William Going of Orange County was the son of John Going and Mary Keith Going of Lunenburg County, Va.

1762 July 6, – William Going (John Going Sr’s son) of Orange County, North Carolina sells his 100 acres in Lunenburg County, Virginia on Great Branch of Allen’s Creek adjacent to William Sandifur.  Lunenburg Co, Va.  http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GOWEN/2001-08/0996862999

ORANGE / CASWELL COUNTIES, NORTH CAROLINA:

Orange Co, NC page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/north-carolina-orange-county/

Caswell Co, NC page: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/north-carolina-caswell-county/

Pittsylvania Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-pittsylvania-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Granville Co, NC page (compare to other Goings living in nearby Granville):  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/north-carolina-granville-county/

(Location of land the Going/Gowen families owed in Orange Co, NC – area later becomes CASWELL CO, NC):

December 11, 1762, John Going Sr., receives title to 700 acres of land on Moon Creek near the Dan River in Orange County, North Carolina – just on the other side of the border from Virginia to North Carolina.  The land is adjacent to land owned by William Gladin505 acres of the land received appears to be from William Gladin’s plat.  His son, William Going is the chain carrier for the transaction (measurement device used).

1762 Dec 11 John Going 700 acres Orange Co

On December 15, 1762 John Going Sr. records the deed for 700 acres.

1762 Dec 15 John Going Sr 505 acres Orange Co NC

1763 Nov Ct – 103 – “Ordered that the persons under William Ware’s jurisdiction work on the road whereof he is Overseer – viz – David Hive, William Hier, Isaac Middlebrook, Evans Hatterly, George Hatterly, Samuel Hatterly, Nathaniel Russell, John Thomas, Gray Bynum, Andrew McMillion, John McMillion, Samuel Paul, John Wood, John Gown, David Roper, Alexander Montgomery, John Roberts, Charles Crawford and James Tinsley.”
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS9X-T?i=517&cat=474816

In 1764 May until the May 1765 court session,  Alexander Going, and John Going are both involved in separate court cases in Orange County, NC.  – McCaul, Lytle & Co. vs ALEXANDER GOING – T.A.B. (personal quarrels);  Thomas Moore vs JOHN GOING – Case.  Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766.  Page 102; Court of May 1764.  By Ruth Herndon Shields.  Orange Co, NC.  (This may possibly be John Going, Jr.).

1765 May Ct. – Thomas Moore v. John Going – sciri facias. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 382. Orange Co, NC.
Alexander Going who in this suit became bail for the defendant appearance being summoned to appear and show cause why judgment against him the Plaintiff should not or he surrender the body of the principle as he was bound to do, which he failing to do. It is com.. by this Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Bail Judgment for 6 pounds 10 shillings proclamation money and his costs …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KSMY-X?i=664&cat=474816

In 1773 several Gowen family members signed a petition for the partition of the north part of Orange County. Among them were Alexander Gowen, Sr, Alexander Gowen, Emos [Amos] Gowen, Daniel Gowen and John Gowen, Orange Co, NC

1775 May 2 – Alexander Going, dec’d
Daniel Going, Sophia Going, John Going Jr, Alex Going – purchasers at estate
Acct of Sales of the Estate of ALEXR GOING decd. Persons purchasing from the estate were:
DANIEL GOING
SOPHIA GOING
JOHN GOING JUN
ALEX GOING
James Galaspey
Henry Dixon
James Sanders Sen
Robert Terry
Saml Robinson
Jas Sanders Jun
John Cannaday
Thomas Rogers
Total amount: L676.16.4 Henry Dixon D.S. Orange Co May Co. 1775. The above Acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and Ordered to be Recorded. Orange Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1775 Feb – Alexander Going – probate inventory
Estate: Inventory Alexander Going, Feb 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA.  citing: Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
An Inventory of the Estate of Alex’r. Gowing Dec’d. which is as follows
A Negroe Fellow Sam, 1 Ditto Bob, a Negroe Woman Luce, 1 Ditto Sary, a Negroe Boy Will, a Negroe Girl Hannah, a Negroe Boy Frank, 5 head of Horses, 29 head of Cattle, 48 head of Hoggs, 12 old Sheep & 5 lambs, 5 Feather Beds & Furniture & about 30 cc new Feathers, 5 Bedsteads & bords, 3 potts, a Dutch Oven, 1 pan, a small Skillet, 2 Dishes, 12 plates, 5 Basons, 9 porringers, 20 spoons, a pr. Spoon moulds, 1 Earthen Dish, 20 Earthen plates, 12 Bowls, 2 Tin potts, 34 Cups & Sawsers, 1 Coffee Pott, 2 Cannisters, 10 Mugs, 1 Quart Tin, 9 Bottles, 2 Jugs, 1 looking Glass, 5 Viols, a small (Gilt) Trunk, 2 Tables, 5 Chairs, 8 Knives, 11 Forks, 1 pair money Scales, 2 Razors, 1 Strop & Hone, 1 Mans Saddle & Bridle & Saddle Bags, Womans Saddle, 1 Rifle Gun, 1 pr (Stalyards), 1 xCut Saw, 1 foot Adze, 2 Drawing Knives, 4 Augers, 1 Chisell, 1 Small Still, 1 old Waggon & Gears, 7 Bells, 5 Axes, 3 Wedges, 10 Hoes, 1 Shear & (Colter), 2 Clovises, 5 plow hoes, 2 pr Shears, 1 (spice) morter & pessell, 1(Inkstand), 1 Linen Wheel, 1 Woollin Wheel, 3 pr Cards, 1 Sayne (seine?), 1 Bar Iron & Heaters, 2 Sifters, 5 (pails), 1 Churn, 22 Geese, 24 Ducks, 21 old Barrels, 2 Curry Combs & 3 Brushes, 1 pr. Candle Snuffers, 5 Books, a large quantity Meat, a parcel old Tobacco, 1 Loom, Slay & Harness, 7550 cc of Tob’o Inspected, a large quantity of Corn, 70 or 80 Barrels, 15 Bushels, Oats, 77 Bushels Wheat.
A true Inventory returned by Sophia Going Adm’x.
Orange County, February Court 1775. The above Inventory was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.  Test.
From Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
Orange Co, NC
1775 May 2 – Alexander Gowing – estate sale
Estate: Sale Alexander Going, 2 May 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA
citing: Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012 – Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307
“Transcription of “Acct of Sales of the Estate of Alex’r Going decd. May 2d 1775″
Buyers: Daniel Going, Jas. Gulaspey, Kennoday, John Going Jun, Sophia Going, James Galaspey, Alexander Going, Henry Dixon, James Sanders Sen, Robert Terry, Saml. Robertson, John Cannoday, Thomas Rogers.
Orange County May Co 1775. The above acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.  Test.
From Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307” Orange Co, NC

It is unclear if this is the same John Gowen, but in 1782 (during the Revolutionary War) the Camden Parish Vestrybook, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Page 45  notes a vestry order for support of John Gowen to be held out for his subsistence at the discretion of John Wilson, gent. – 500 lbs. tob., Camden Parish in Pittsylvania Co, Va.  It is possible that John Gowen, age about 72 at this time, was receiving assistance from the Parish (church government) while his sons fought in the war.
Extracted from: Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1767-1820 (With other Miscellaneous Records) Transcribed By Mary Leigh Boisseau
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/01/pittsylvania-county-va-early-records.html

[Compare to Gowen Manuscript pages for alternate theories on ancestry and descendants]

1)  004 John Gowen – Gowen Manuscript (link to Gowen Manuscript info):  John Gowen ; (Noted Difference:  The writer of this page of the Gowen Manuscript connects John Gowen to Mihil Gowen as an ancestor.  I do not believe there is any evidence the two lines are connected – nothing has been shown that connects the two).  

2)  1994 – 10 Oct Newsletter – GRF (link to newsletter):  See John F. Gowen story;

3)  Four Part Series written in Newsletters about John Gowen and his line – by Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr. (click links for articles):

 1) Going Family Traced from Virginia to Louisiana Over 300 Years, Part 1;
2) Going Family Traced 300 Years From Virginia to Louisiana. Part 2;
3) 300 years of Goings; From Virginia to Louisiana. Part 3;
4) William Goyne, Early Patriarch Pioneered in Georgia in 1790 (300 yrs Goings) Part 4;

4)  Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr. page of research consolidated:  Goyne research

5)  Paul Heinegg’s research:

 

CORRECTION:

REMOVED:   “John Gowen of Lunenburg County, Virginia” receives a deed to “100 acres on Dodson’s Branch at Hargrove’s old line” from William Stroud February 23, 1760 for £30, according to Granville County Deed Book C. (NOTE: this is INCORRECT – this is actually an entry for John Gomer if you look at the deed – this is not John Gowen – if you search “Gomer” there are several transactions with that family in this area – they came from Lunenburg Co as well – See:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9C5-DLX?i=29&cat=360398  ).

MARYLAND CASES INVOLVING John Gowen:

  1.  John Gowen  – court case.  June Court 1726 pg. 135.   LG  Thomas Predix Plft  @  John Gowen Deft

(Note: Trespass case – John Gowen is being sued by Thomas Predix. This appears to be an initial setting with the court, giving notice to John Gowen and Thomas Predix to bring evidence to the next court setting).

This being an action of trespass upon the Case &c wherein the Sherr of Somersett County to whom the Writt in the Same action was directed Comes and makes Return thereof Endorsed vizt  Cepi Corpus P Francis Allen Sherr Whereupon the Said John Gowen at the Prayer of the Plfts attorney is adjudged to give Speciall bail to the action afd  thereupon a Certain Thomas Peal of Somersett County present here in Court undertakes for the Said John Gowen that if in Case the Said Thomas Predix Shall Recover Judgmt in the plea afd against the Said John Gowen in the plea afd or that the said John Gowen shall be therein Convict that then he the said John Gowen shall pay the Condemnation of the Court thereupon or Render his body to the Custody of the Sherr of Somersett County in Satisfaction thereof or that he the Said Thomas Peal will do it for him thereupon the said John Gowen by George Dashiell his attorney appears and Imparles till Next Court &c
http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000840/html/am840–135b.html
Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 135b

2. 1726 – John Gowen court case – Somerset County, MD.  pg 173
GD  John Gowen agt Ps  Jacob Phillips

(Note: Trespass case: John Gowen brings a lawsuit against Jacob Phillips for trespass. A trial before the court appears to have taken place, and the judge finds in favor of John Gowen ordering payment by Jacob Phillips).

Somersett fs Jacob Phillips Late of Somersett County planter was attached to answer unto Jno Gowen of a plea of trespass upon ye Case &c And whereupon ye same Jno Gowen pr Geo Dashiell his attorney Complaines yt ye Said Jacob at Stepney Parish in Somrsett County within  yt Jurisdiction of this Court on ye tenth Day of Janry One thousand seven hundred & twenty five Six was Indebted to ye same John in ye sum of two pounds five shills & two pence Currant money as Pr acct hereunto anext may in Court appear & being soe thereof Indebted ye said Jacob did upon himselfe assume & promise yt ye afd Sum of two pounds five Shills & two pence he would well & truly pay when thereto requested Nevertheless ye same Jacob his promise ad in forme afd Made he hath Not regarded but ye same two pounds five Shills & two pence to pay hath Denyed & Still doth Deny to ye Damage of ye said John of four pounds ten Shills & four pence & thereof he brings Suite &c Dashiell P Quer pledges &c  J: Doe    R: Roe

Janrny 10th,  1725/6
Jacob Philips to John Gowen Dr
To 2 quarts of rum @ 1/6 p to 1 Knife and Fork 18d
To 6 yds of Druggett @ 5/ p to 5 Dozn of Coat buttons @ 1/6
To 4 hanks mohair @ 9d
Errors Excepted John Gowen

£0..4..8d
1..17..6
3
£2..5..2

And the afd Jacob Phillips in his own proper person Comes and defends the force and Injury when &c and Prays Leave to Imparle hereunto untill the next Court and he hath it and the Same is given to the Plft also  Att which said next Court to witt the Sixteenth day of august anno Dom one thousand seven hundred and twenty six Came againe as well the afd John Gowen by his attorney afd as the said Jacob Phillips in his own proper person and the said Jacob Phillips says that he Cannot gainsay the action afd nor but that he did promise and upon himselfe assume in manner and form as the afd Plft above against him hath Complained nor but that the said Plft ought to recover his damages by occasion of the Non performance of the promise and assumption afd to two pounds five Shillings and two pence Currt money and Costs of Suit against him which the said plft doth not gainsay &c

Therefore it is Considered by the Justices here the Same day and year Last mentioned that the afd John Gowin Recover against the afd Jacob Phillips as well the Sum of two pds five Shillings and two pence Currt money his Damages afd in form afd Confesed as also the Sum of 239 two hundred and thirty Nine  pounds of tobo for his Costs and Charges by him about his Suite in that part Expended to the same John by the Court hereof his assent adjudged and the afd deft in mercy &c
Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 173b
August Court        1726
http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000840/html/am840–173.html

1726 – John Gowen – Somerset County, MD – court case:
March Court    1726 .  Pg. 260
Jno Gowen @ Jacob Philips
Casa for 2..5..2 & 260 Cepi satisfyed

Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 260b
http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000840/html/am840–260b.html

1726 – John Gowen – Somerset County, MD – court case:
March Court  1726.  pg. 262

Ordered by the Court that John Gowen pay unto Andrew Collins thirty pounds of tobacco being due unto him for his attenda one day as Evidence on behalfe of the said John Gowen against Thomas Predix he having made oath to the same &c
Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 262b.
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1726 – John Gowen – Somerset County, MD – court case:
Novemr Court  1726.  pg. 183-185
The Same @ John Videl    Wm Allen
als Edwd Coleman, John Persons
Mary Atch and Richd Gore
Somersett County fs

Note: Criminal Case against the following Defendants: John Videl, William Allen, Edward Coleman, John Persons, Mary Atch, and Richard Gore.
Facts: The Defendants are accused of stealing property from the following victims:

Victims of Theft:

1) Thomas Peal (Mariner): One Boat of ye value of seven hundred pds of Tobo; (Note:  value of his property stolen)
2) Francis Allen (Gent): three sheets of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo Each Sheet one Iron pott of ye value of Twenty Six pounds of Tobo one wallett of ye value of four pounds of Tobo & one old smock of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo; (Note:  value of his property stolen)
3) John Gowen (Mariner): One Rugg of ye value of thirty pounds of Tobo one Bagg of ye value of seven pds of  Tobo one pillow of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo one sauce pan; three spoons of ye  value of two pounds of Tobo one platter of ye value of three pounds of Tobo one Dipsie Line of ye value of twelve pds of Tobo one Runlett of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo; (Note:  value of his property stolen)
4) Palatiah Whittemore (Merchant): one rugg of ye value of thirty pds of Tobo one Pillow of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo  one pair of Shoes of ye value of ten pds of Tobo one pair of Cotton Stockings of ye  value of sixteen pds of Tobo & one Check Shirt of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo. (Note:  value of her property stolen)

Defendants and Summary of Punishment by the Court:

FINDINGS:  Note:  Mary Atch pleas guilty immediately.  The other Defendants (John Videl, William Allen, Edward Coleman, John Persons, and Richard Gore) demand a trial.  It appears they change their mind during trial or just before (maybe when they saw the jury) and decide to plea guilty.  The court finds the defendants  guilty of feloniously stealing the above listed property from Thomas Peal, Francis Allen, John Gowen, and Palatiah Whittemore.
PUNISHMENT:  The court sentences the Defendants to the following punishment:  
John Videl and John Persons:  sentenced to pay 4 times the value of the propery listed to all the victims above, and that the “afd John Videl be whipt with five Lashes on the bare back well Laid on untill the blood appear and that he Stand in the pillowry a quarter of an hour”. 
William Allen als Edward Coleman: sentenced to pay 4 times the value of property stolen, plus 5 lashes to the bare back well laid until blood appear, and stand at the pillowry a quarter of an hour.    Additionally, the court notes he is a servant to a Certain Samuel Gale living in the Jersies.  So the court commits him to the custody of Somerset County to remain under the charge of the sheriff.  
Mary Atch:  sentenced to pay 4 times the value of the property stolen, plus 5 lashes to the bare back well laid until blood appear, and stand at the pillowry a quarter of an hour.  Mary Atch does not have the money for security to pay for the fine, so she is to be sold for seven (7) years to the highest bidder – highest bidder was James Bowcher – for 2010 pounds of tobacco – funds for use of the county.   
Richard Gore:  sentenced to pay 4 times the value of the property stolen, plus 5 lashes to the bare back well laid until blood appear, and stand at the pillowry a quarter of an hour.   Richard Gore is an indentured servant to Hugh Porter (his master).  The court orders Hugh Porter to deliver Richard Gore back to the court after his time of service has run, for him to pay for the four fold reimbursement and fees due.   

The Jurors for the Right honrble the Lord Propry of this province yt now is for ye Body of Somrsett County upon their Oath do present yt Jno Vidall Late of Pocomoke hundred in ye County of Somrsett afd Mariner Willm Allen als Edward Coleman of ye same place Mariner Jno Parsons of ye Same Place Labourer Mary Ach of the Same place Spinster & Richd Gore of ye same place Labourer Servant to Hugh Porter of ye said County Gent ye twenty Ninth day of October Anno Dom Seventeen hundred & twenty Six at Pocomoke hundred afd in Somrsett County afd within ye Jur of this Court with force & arms &c  One Boat of ye value of seven hundred pds of Tobo of ye proper goods & Chattles of a Certain Thos Peal of Said County Marriner three sheets of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo Each Sheet one Iron pott of ye value of Twenty Six pounds of Tobo one wallett of ye value of four pounds of Tobo & one old smock of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo of ye proper goods & Chattles of a Certain Francis Allen of sd County Gent One Rugg of ye value of thirty pounds of Tobo one Bagg of ye value of seven pds of  Tobo one pillow of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo one sauce pan & three spoons of ye  value of two pounds of Tobo one platter of ye value of three pounds of Tobo one Dipsie Line of ye value of twelve pds of Tobo one Runlett of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo being of ye proper goods & Chattles of a Certain Jno Gowen of sd County Marriner one rugg of ye value of thirty pds of Tobo one Pillow of ye value of tenn pds of Tobo  one pair of Shoes of ye value of ten pds of Tobo one pair of Cotton Stockings of ye  value of sixteen pds of Tobo & one Check Shirt of ye value of twenty pds of Tobo of ye proper goods & Chattels of a Certain Palatiah Whittemore of ye Said County Merchant then & there being & found then & there feloniously did steal take & Carry away agt ye form of an act of assembly of this province now in force in such Case made & provided & agt ye Peace of ye Right honrble ye Ld Propry of this province yt now is his good rule & Governmt
Geo: Dashiell Clk of Indictments
Testes   Francis Allen, John Gowen, Palatiah Whittemore

On the backside of the foregoeing Bill of Indictmt it was thus Endorsed vizt Billa   vera   Joseph Macclester

Thereupon Command was given to the Sherr of Somersett County that he should take the afd John Videll, William Allen als Edward Coleman, John Persons, Mary Atch (and) and Richard Gore if &ca to answer &c   And afterwards in the same Court Came the Said John Videll, William Allen als Edward Coleman, John Persons, Mary Atch and Richard Gore in Custody of the said Sherr into whose Custody before that time was Committed for the Cause afd and being by the said Sherr sett to the barr here (Indictmt read) the said John Videll, Wm Allen Als Edwd Coleman, John Persons Mary Atch, and Richard Gore is thereupon Instantly demanded how they and Each of them and Every of them would acquitt themselves of the felony afd as by the Indictmt above is upon them, and Each of them and Every of them Imposed thereupon the afd Mary Atch says that of the felony afd as by the Indictmt above upon her Imposed She is Guilty thereof and putts herselfe in Mercy of the Right honrble the Lord proprietary of this province sent afd

But the said John Videll William Allen als Edward Coleman, John Persons and Richard Gore and all and Every and Each of them say that of the felony afd as by the Indictmt afd upon them and Each and Every of them Imposed, they nor neither of them are Guilty thereof and thereof for tryall they and Every of them and Each of them pray that it may be Enquired of by the Country and George Dashiell his said Lordships attorney who for his said Lordship in this behalfe prosecutes like wise whereupon afterwards here in the Same Court (being at the Barr) the afd John Videll, William Allen als Edward Coleman, John Persons and Richard Gore, and all, and Each of them, and Every of them Relinquisheth their and Every of their and Each of their verifications afd by them and Each of them  and Every of them before alledged and Say that of the Felony afd as by the Indictmt above upon them and each of them and Every of them Imposed they are guilty thereof and they and Each of them and Every of them putt themselves in mercy of his Said Lordship the Lord proprietor the fact afd whereupon the Court here valued the Boat in the Indictmt mentioned to fifty pounds of tobo being the proper goods and Chattells of the afd Thomas Peal as also three Sheets of the value of twenty pounds of tobo each sheet, one Iron Pott of the value of twenty six pounds of tobo of the proper goods and Chattells of the afd Francis Allen One rugg of the value of thirty pounds of tobacco one Bagg of the value of Seven pounds of tobo One pillow of the value of ten pounds of tobo one sauce pan and three Spoons of the value of Two pounds of tobo one platter of the value of three pounds of tobo one Dipsie Line of the value of twelve pounds of tobo one runlett of the value of ten pounds of tobo of the proper goods and Chattells of the afd John Gowen one rugg of the value of thirty pds of tobo; one pillow of the value of ten pounds of tobo one pair of Shoes of the value of tenn pounds of tobacco one pair of Cotten Stockins of the value of sixteen pounds of tobo one Check Shirt of the value of twenty pounds of tobo of the goods and Chattells of the afd Palatiah Whittamore

Wherefore it is Considered by the Justices here that the afd John Videl pay (unto) unto the sd Thomas Peal one of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of the Boat afd amounting in the whole to two six hundred pounds of tobo also that he pay unto the afd francis allen another of the partys deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned & said from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to four hundred and forty pounds of tobo as also that he pay unto the said John Gowen another of the partys deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred and Ninty six pounds of tobacco likewise that he pay unto the Said Palatiah Whittamore the other of the partys Deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to three hundred and forty four pounds of tobo (the afd Boat goods and Chattles being by the Court valued according to Law as afd) and that the afd John Videl be whipt with five Lashes on the bare back well Laid on untill the blood appear and that he Stand in the pillowry a quarter of an hour and that he be taken &c   and thereupon as to the Corporall punishmt afd Command is given to the Sherr of Somersett County that he do thereof Immediate Execution according to the Judgmt afd rendered by whiping the afd John Videl at the Publick whiping Post with five Lashes on the Bare back well Laid on untill the blood appear and by Sitting him in the pillowry a quarter of an hour and afterwards in the Same Court the Sherr returns that he has done the Execution of the Judgmt afd as to the Corporall punishmt afd he was Commanded whereupon the Said John Videl is ordered by the Court to give Security for the paymt of the four fold afd and officers fees due to the Severall Officers by Occasion of the premisses afd but for want thereof the said John Videll is Committed Committed into the Custody of the Sherr of Somrsett County thereto remain the Said Sher being present took Charge of the Said John Videll accordingly &c

Wherefore it is Considered by the Justices here that the afd Wm Allen als Edward Coleman pay unto the afd Thomas Peal one of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of the Boat afd amounting in the whole to two hundred pounds of tobo also that he pay unto the afd francis allen another of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned & said from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to four hundred & forty pounds of tobo as also that he pay unto the said John Gowen another of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred & Ninty Six pounds of tobo   Likewise that he pay unto the Said Palatiah Whittemore the other of the party’s Depriv’d four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to three hundred & forty four pounds of tobo (the afd Boat Goods & Chattells being by the Court valued according to Law as afd) & that the afd William Allen als Edward Coleman be whipt with five Lashes on the Bare Back well Laid on untill the Blood appear & that he stand in the Pillowry a quarter of an hour & that he be taken &c and thereupon as to the Corporall punishment afd Command is given to the Sherr of Somersett County that he do thereof Immediately Execution According to the Judgmt afd render by whiping the afd William Allen als Edwd Coleman at the Publick whiping Post with five Lashes on the Bare Back well Laid on untill the Blood appear & by sitting him in the Pillowry a quarter of an hour afterwards in the Same Court the Sherr returns that he has done the Execution of the Judgment afd as to the Corporall Punishmt afd he was Commanded whereupon a Certain Thomas MccCoster and Joseph Pemberton being Present in Court made oath to the best of their knowledge that the afd Wm Allen als Edwd Coleman is a Servant to a Certain Saml Gale Living in the Jersies &a

Thereupon the said William Allen als Edward Coleman is Committed into the Custody of the Sherr of Somersett County thereto remain &c the said Sherr Present here in Court took Charge of him accordingly &a

Wherefore it is Considered by the Justices here that the afd John Persons pay unto the afd Thomas Peal one of the partys deprived four fold of the value of the Boat afd amounting in the whole to two hundred pounds of tobo also that he pay unto the afd Francis Allen another of the partys deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned & said from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to four hundred & forty pounds of tobo as also that he pay unto the said John Gowen another of the partys deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred & Ninty Six pounds of tobo Likewise that he pay unto the said Palatiah Whittemore the other of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to three hundred & forty four pounds of tobo (the afd Boat goods & Chattells being by the Court valued According to Law as afd) & that the afd John Persons be whipt with five Lashes on the Bare Back well Laid on untill the Blood appear & that he stand in the Pillowry a quarter of an hour & that he be taken &c & thereupon as to the Corporall punishment afd Command is given to the Sherr of Somrsett County that he do thereof immediate Execution According to the Judgmt afd render by whiping the afd John Persons at the Publick whiping with five Lashes on the Bare Back well Laid on untill the Blood appear & by Sitting him in the Pillowry a quarter of an hour afterwards in the same Court the sherr returns that he has done the Execution of the Judgmt afd as to the Corporall Punishmt afd he was Commanded  Thereupon the said it is ordered by the Court that the afd John Persons Give Security for the four fould and fees afd whereupon a Certain Joseph MccClester present in Court in his proper person undertakes for the said John Persons for to pay the four fould afd and the severall Officers their fees due by occasion of the premisses upon the Indictmt afd

Wherefore is Considered by the Justices here that the afd Mary Atch pay unto the afd Thomas Peal one of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of ye Boat afd amounting in the whole to two hundred pds of tobo also that he pay unto ye afd Francis Allen another of the partys deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned & said from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to four hundred & forty pounds of tobo as also that he pay unto ye said John Gowen another of the partys deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt  from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred & Ninty Six pds of tobo Likewise that he pay unto the said Palatiah Whittemore the Other of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to three hundred & forty four pds of tobo (the afd Boat goods & Chattells being by the Court valued according to Law as afd) & that the afd Mary Atch be whipt with five Lashes on the Bare Back well Laid on untill the blood appear & that She Stand in the Pillowry a quarter of an hour & that she be taken &c and thereupon as to the Corporall Punishmt afd Command is given to the sherr of Somrsett County that he do thereof Immediate Execution According to the Judgmt afd rendred by whiping the afd Mary Atch at the Publick whiping Post with five Lashes on the Bare Back well Laid on untill the Blood appear & by sitting her in the Pillowry a quarter of an hour afterwards in the Same Court the sherr returns that he has done the Execution of the Judgment afd as to the Corporall Punishmt afd he was Commanded  Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the afd Mary Atch give Security for the paymt of the four fould and the fees afd but for want thereof Command is given to the Sherr of Somersett that he Sell the afd Mary Atch to the biggest bidder not Exceeding Seven Years to reemburst the four fold and fees afd due by Occasion of the premisses thereupon the Said Mary Atch pursuant to the afd Command is Sold by the Sherr to a Certain James Bowcher for Seven Years to Commence from this term for the Sum of two thousand and ten pounds of tobo for the use of the County &c

Wherefore it is Considered by the Justices here that the afd Richard Gore pay unto the afd Thos Peal one of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of the Boat afd amounting in the whole to two hundred pds of tobo also that he pay unto the afd Francis Allen another of the party’s deprived fourfold of the value of the goods mentioned & said from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to four hundred & forty pds of tobo as also that he pay unto the said John Gowen another of ye partys deprived four fould of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred & Ninty Six pds of tobo  Likewise that he pay unto ye sd Palatiah Whittemore the other of the party’s deprived four fould of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictmt from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to three hundred & forty four pds of tobo (the afd Boat goods & Chattells being by the Court valued According to Law as afd) & that the afd Richd Gore be whipt with five Lashes on the Bare Back well Laid on untill the Blood appears & that he stand in the Pillowry a quarter of an hour & that he be taken &c & thereupon to the Corporall Punishment afd Command is given to the Sherr of Somrsett County that he do thereof Immediate Execution according to the Judgmt afd render by whiping the afd Richd Gore at the Publick whiping post with five Lashes on the Bare Back well Laid on untill the Blood appear & by sitting him in the Pillowry a quarter of an hour afterwards in the same Court the Sherr returns that he has done the Execution of the Judgmt afd as to the Corporall Punishment afd he was Commanded   Whereupon Hugh Porter master of the afd Richard Gore undertakes to deliver the said Richard Gore up to the County Court or Sherr of the Said County at the Expiration of the his Servitude afd to reemburst the four fold and fees due to the Several Officers due by means of the premisses afd &c
Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 183-185
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March Court  1726.  p. 248
LG  Thomas Predix @ John Gowen

(Summary of Case – Note:  The court hears the case of Thomas Predix against John Gowen.  It is a case for non-performance.  The court find against Thomas Predix in that Thomas Predix had “no damages” and orders him to pay John Gowen for the cost he incurred in defending his case.  The court states:

Therefore it is Considered that the afd Thomas Predix take nothing by writt and declaration afd but be in mercy for his falce Clamour and that the afd John Gowen goe thereof without day &c and that the afd John Gowen Recover against the afd Thomas Predix in the sum of Ads pounds of tobacco for his Costs and Charges by him fees about his defence in that Part Expended to the same John by the Court hereof his assent according to the form of the Statute in Such Case Lately made and provided adjudged”).

Somersett fs  John Gowin Late of Somersett County marriner was attached to answer unto Thomas Predix of a plea of trespass upon the Case &c And whereupon the Same Thomas by Levin Gale his attorney Complains that Whereas the afd John the tenth day of august Anno Dom one thousand seven hundred and twenty five at Somersett County within the Jurisdiction of this Court was Indebted unto the afd Thomas in the Sum of five pounds and six pence Currt money as by acco  herewithin Court produced may appear and so thereof being Indebted the same John in Consideration thereof afterwards to witt the same day and year afd at the County afd within the afd Jur of th upon himselfe assumed and to the same Thos then and there faithfully promised that he when afterwards he should be thereto requested the afd sum of five pounds and Six pence Currt money to the Same Thos would well and faithfully Content and pay Nevertheless the said John his promise and assumption afd in forme afd made Little Regarding but plotting and fraudulently Intending the afd Thos in that part to defraud and deceive he the afd Jno the afd sum of five pounds and six pence Currt money or any part thereof to the same Thos (altho’ afterwards to witt the same day and year afd at the County afd within the afd Jur he was thereto requested) he hath not paid nor the same Thomas for it in anywise Contented but the said John the same hitherto to do hath altogether Refused and Still doth Refuse to the damage of the same Thomas of ten pounds and one Shill Like money and thereof he brings this suit &c
L Gale P Quer Pledges &c J Doe R Roe

Janry ye 15th 1724/5.  John Gowin
To 13 yds of druget at 6s pr yd
To 84 yds of shalloone
To 2 yds of Buckram
To 4 skines of silk
To Crdt given Jno Mumford
To rum at Sundry times
To Tobo for new England
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0..7..0
1..12..6
9..6..0
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By 1 Barrell of porke
By 1 Hatt felt
By sundrie paymts

Ball due to me is Saving Errors pr me
Thomas Predix.  Cr
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4..5..6
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Jurat Incuriæ in Common form     Thos Hayward Cl

And the afd John Gowen by George Dashiell his attorney Comes and defends the force and Injury when &a and prays Leave to Imparle hereunto untill the next Court and he hath it and the same day is given to the afd Plft here also

Att which said next Court to witt the Sixteenth day of august anno Dom One thousand seven hundred and twenty six Came againe as well the afd Thomas as the afd John by their attorneys afd and the same John by his said attorney prayed further Leave thereof to     Imparle here untill the next Court and he hath it and the same day is given to the afd     Plft here also

Att which said next Court to witt fifteenth day of November Anno Dom One thousand seven hundred and twenty six Came again as well the afd Thomas as the afd John by their attorneys afd and the same attorney of the afd John saith nothing in bar or avoydance of the action of the afd Thomas by which the said Plft Remaineth agt the afd Deft thereof undefended  By which the afd Thomas his damages by occation of the non performance of the promise and assumption afd against the afd John Ought to recover but becaus it is not known to the Court here what Damages the afd Thomas   hath sustained as well by Occasion of the Nonperformance of the promise and assumption afd as for his Costs and Charges by him about his suite in that part Expended

therefore Co it is Commanded the Sherr that by the Oath of honest and Lawfull men of his bailywick he diligently Enquire what damages the afd Thomas hath sustained as well by occasion of the nonperformance of the promise and assumption afd as for his Costs and Charges by him about his suite in that part Expended and the Inquisition which thereof he should take to his Lordships the Right honrble the Lor prietary’s Justices of the Peace at the next Court to be held for the County afd at dividing Creek the third tuesday of august march next under his seal and the seals of those by whose Oath he makes the same Inquisition he send together with the writt thereof to him directed &c and the same day is given to the afd Jno here also

Att which said next Court to witt the third tuesday of march being the twenty first day of the same month anno Dom one thousand seven hundred and twenty six at dividing Creek in the County afd Cometh  the afd Thomas Predix by his attorney afd and the sherr to witt Francis Allen Gentleman likewise Cometh and maketh Return of a Certain Inquisition taken before him at the house of Mr James Martin at Snow hill Town in the County afd on the twenty Eighth day of December one thousand seven hundred and twenty six by which it appears that the afd Thomas Predix hath not sustained any damages by Occasion of the nonperformance of the Promise and assumption afd of the afd John Gowan

Therefore it is Considered that the afd Thomas Predix take nothing by writt and declaration afd but be in mercy for his falce Clamour and that the afd John Gowen goe thereof without day &c and that the afd John Gowen Recover against the afd Thomas Predix in the sum of Ads pounds of tobacco for his Costs and Charges by him fees about his defence in that Part Expended to the same John by the Court hereof his assent according to the form of the Statute in Such Case Lately made and provided adjudged &c

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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 248b – 249.

 

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6 Responses to 1700 John Going Sr married to Mary Keith

  1. Linda Weldner says:

    I would like to know if anyone knows who the parents are for Elizabeth Wiatt, 2nd wife of Drury Dobbins Going. She seems to have died young. I was wondering if that is why he married a third time. I can find nothing on her.
    Linda Weldner
    My mother was Barbara Jean Going b. 1934
    Walter Leroy Going was my grandfather.
    William Going was his father
    Any information would be appreciated.

  2. Robert Gowin says:

    Hey! How did you tie John GOWEN of Somerset, MD to the John Gowen who married Mary Keith in Virginia? That would be interesting to know. I don’t believe there is a shred of connection to these two individuals as the same. The John Gowen of Somerset DIED in 1725/6 as recorded by the courts. The John Gowen who married Mary Keith lived well past this period and his mother, Catherine Patterson (Padderson) listed him as her son on her will in May 1739 and he was the executor. You may want to modify this and parse out this John Gowen of Somerset. There doesn’t seem to be much information on the John Gowen of Somerset, MD other than these court records and he doesn’t seem to be connected to any families within Virginia – either the tri-racial family or that of my ancestor (William Gowin/Going of Bedford Co., VA).

    • douggoyen says:

      Robert, great to hear from you. Thanks for looking over the site. I noted on the page that I’m not certain this is the same John Gowen, but worth looking at because its possible (if he isn’t dead by 1725/6 that is).

      This Gowen family was living along the Potomac River in Stafford/PWC/Fairfax Counties about this time, so it would not be a far stretch if John Gowen traveled across the river or bay to do business and was involved in a lawsuit or two in doing business, so I added this info to consider.

      I don’t see anything that shows John Gowen of Somerset, MD died in 1725/26. Can you point me to the documentation? If that is the case this is obviously another John Gowen. The only thing I saw was that he was “Late of Somersett County, Maryland” in the March 1726 court. In context this means he had moved from Somersett – not that he had died, since he was involved in suits in the June 1726 court, and again in August, and again as late as December 1726. Others were also noted as being “Late of Somersett County” – see John Vidall in the criminal case – but the court sentences him to 5 lashes, and to stand at the pillory for a quarter hour, plus pay four fold damages – which seems impossible to do to a dead man. It appears the “Late of Somersett County” terms used in these pages indicate they had moved from the county, not deceased.

      Are there any other documents showing John Gowen had died by 1725/6? Let me know, I want to make sure I am not considering something that is obviously incorrect.

      Thanks

      • Robert Gowin says:

        Great summary, Doug. It’s also good to hear from you. Your summary does seem to indicate that the “late” term was incorrectly applied. I still am unsure where he fits in. I also sent you an email. Best, RG

  3. Joe McGowan says:

    If Cornelius Keith had been in Virginia for 30 years in 1739 and was born in 1695, that would make him 14 at the time of his arrival. Would he have arrived without a parent or guardian accompanying him?

    If Thomas and John Jr. were born around 1720, Mary would have been born certainly by 1705. Another Cornelius has to be her father right?

    I have just discovered a Cornelius Keith living in the Pee Dee section of South Carolina in the 1790s. Upon doing so I found a Keith researcher who told me of an older Cornelius Keith he found who went to the Pee Dee in the 1750s. The Cornelius I found may well be his descendant.

    His arrival would coincide with John Gowin’s first appearance in Georgetown district in 1754 (Futhey Estate) you have mentioned elsewhere on this site.

    Anyone know who this other Cornelius is?

    • douggoyen says:

      The earliest transactions I have for Cornelius Keith in Virginia are with Cornelius Keiffe and Richard Kirkland receiving 268 acres – this is the same land that is later conveyed to John Going and Mary Keith Going, who they in turn convey to Edward Kirkland in 1746 (see transactions below).

      So I agree, this Cornelius Keith is at least 10 years older than a birth year of 1695. Likely our Cornelius Keith was born some time between 1675-1685 – making him about the same age as William Going b. 1680 (John Going’s father).

      Either the people who have estimated Cornelius’ birth year have the year of birth wrong (1695), or possibly if there is another Cornelius that was born around, 1695 he was a relative – one of his sons or a cousin or nephew (named after either himself, or some earlier ancestor).

      1713 Sept 4 – Cornelius Keiffe and Richard Kirkland receive 268 acres. On the North side of Occoquan River. Adj to Richard Ridgewell. Stafford County, Va. (Father of Mary Keith Gowing and Father in Law of John Gowing Sr). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0155&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round=

      1714 Nov 23, Cornelius Keeiffe (Keith) and Richard Kirkland receive a grant for 268 acres on the North side of the Occoquan River, adj to Rd. Ridgewell (Cornelius Keeiffe is the father of Mary Keith, wife of John Gowing Sr). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0155&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round=

      1746 June 9 – John Gowen and wife Mary convey 1 half tract of land equaling 268 acres to Edward Kirkland. On N side of Ocuquan, below the mouth of the north fork of the said Ocuquan. Being a tract of land granted to Richard Kirkland decd, and Cornelius Keif, father of said Goen’s wife. Deed Book B part 1, page 32-33.
      https://books.google.com/books?id=ow4YtNgRT8cC&pg=PR3&lpg=PR3&dq=Fairfax+County+Deed+Book,+B+1&source=bl&ots=EQsBgVO9T5&sig=xyeZnyXYoh06kvI57bYFSKF7qG0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB5PGIxpTKAhWCWSYKHWyhCvgQ6AEIRjAH#v=onepage&q=Goen&f=false

      ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

      Below are all the transactions for Cornelius Keith’s I’ve run across that I have made note of (probably more, but ones immediately available). It seems that the 1750 and 1760 transactions would be for a younger Cornelius Keith. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to research his family or line. The transactions up through the 1740s in Prince George and Brunswick County, Va (Brunswick was created out of Prince George) – all may be the same Cornelius as the one who left Stafford County, Virginia – especially since he and Catherine Padderson witness a will together in 1738 (Catherine Padderson is the mother of John Going) in Brunswick County, Va.

      1709 Cornelius Keith arrives in the Colony of Virginia (filed affid in 1739 in Brunswick Co, Va that he arrived 30 years earlier).
      http://interactive.ancestry.com/49387/FLHG_VAAncestorsAdventurers-0033/112152?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VAAncestorsAdventurers%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dKeith%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=673,1494,783,1524 (Note: It does not say he came from Ireland or Great Britain. It only says he arrived in the colony. In reviewing the Hollis family, there were several times that the Hollis family travelled back and forth from the Maryland Colony to the Virginia Colony, receiving land grants when they moved across the Potomac River from one colony to the other. Since this does not say Cornelius Keith came from Ireland or Great Britain, the possibility that he came from Maryland, or another American colony, to Virginia is an open question).

      1713 Sept 4 – Cornelius Keiffe and Richard Kirkland receives 268 acres. On the North side of Occoquan River. Adj to Richard Ridgewell. Stafford County, Va. (Father of Mary Keith Gowing and Father in Law of John Gowing Sr). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0155&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round= ; 1714 Nov 23, Cornelius Keeiffe (Keith) and Richard Kirkland receive a grant for 268 acres on the North side of the Occoquan River, adj to Rd. Ridgewell (Cornelius Keeiffe is the father of Mary Keith, wife of John Gowing Sr). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0155&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round=

      1715 Jan 11, Cornelius Keeife, 630 acres; Keeife, Cornelius. grantee.
      Title Land grant 11 January 1714/1715.
      Summary Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 630 acres on the south side of Niapscoe Run.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 34 (Reel 289).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No.5 1713-1719. (reverse).
      Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
      http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/RE4IXE1PKB24DUG9EFSVQJKY6Y4E1HE2YUCN1XP1UJ65V5RFYC-27294?func=full-set-set&set_number=003034&set_entry=000382&format=999 ; 1715 Jan 11, Cornelius Keeife receives 630 acres in Stafford County on the south side of Niapscoe Run. Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 34 (Reel 289). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0183&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round=

      1724 December 24, 1724 – 1728 November 16 – The parents of Mary Keith Going, Cornelius and Elizabeth Keith, moved from Stafford County to Brunswick County, Virginia between December 24, 1724 [when their son John was born] and November 16, 1728. They settled on Maj. Mumford’s land on the Roanoke River near Monisep Ford. Stafford Co, Va http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GOWEN/2001-07/0994197255

      1725 Oct 4&5 – William Gower 100 acres to Thomas Huckaby (lease and release Brunswick 3 creeks). Signed: William Gower. Wit: Cornelius Keith, Joseph Shearing, Richard Smith. Mixed Records, 1711-1725. p 918-922. Prince George Co, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645051_00341?pid=392725&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D392725%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH762%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH762&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645713_00208

      1728 November 16, – Col. William Byrd visited with the Cornelius Keith family: on his return trip after surveying the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina. Byrd gave a most bleak description of their living conditions in his “Histories of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina.” …. “We gave orders that the horses should pass Roanoke river at Monisep ford, while most of the baggage was transported in a canoe. We landed at the plantation of Cornelius Keith, where I beheld the wretchedest scene of poverty I had ever met with in this happy part of the world. The man, his wife and six small children, lived in a pen, like so many cattle, without any roof over their heads but that of heaven. And this was their airy residence in the day time, but then there was a fodder stack not far from this inclosure, in which the whole family sheltered themselves at night and in bad weather. However, it was almost worth while to be as poor as this man was, to be as perfectly contented. All his wants proceeded from indolence, and not from misfortune. He had good land, as well as good health and good limbs to work it, and, besides, had a trade very useful to all the inhabitants round about. He could make and set up quern stones very well, and had proper materials for that purpose just at hand, if he could have taken the pains to fetch them. There is no other kind of mills in those remote parts, and, therefore, if the man would have worked at his trade, he might have lived very comfortably. The poor woman had a little more industry, and spun cotton enough to make a thin covering for her own and her children’s nakedness. I am sorry to say it, but idleness is the general character of the men in the southern parts of this colony as well as in North Carolina. The air is so mild, and the soil so fruitful, that very little labour is required to fill their bellies, especially where the woods afford such plenty of game. These advantages discharge the men from the necessity of killing themselves with work, and then for the other article of raiment, a very little of that will suffice in so temperate a climate. But so much as is absolutely necessary falls to the good women’s share to provide. They all spin, weave and knit, whereby they make a good shift to clothe the whole family; and to their credit be it recorded, many of them do it very completely, and thereby reproach their husbands’ laziness in the most inoffensive way, that is to say, by discovering a better spirit of industry in themselves….”
      See: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/test/

      1734 July 7: Gift Deed from Robert Hix, Senr. of St. Andrews Parish in Brunswick County dated July 7, 1734, for “especially for and in consideration of the true love and natural affection which I bear to Samuel Clark, Jr. of the parish and county aforesaid” conveying land to Samuel Clark, Jr., containing by estimation 580 acres lying and being on the North side of Roanoke River in the County of Brunswick (description includes Richard Jones’ line and Cornelius Keith). Signed by Robert Hix, Senr. Witnessed by Moses Dunkley, Theophilus Feild and Josias Randle. Brunswick County, Va Deeds and Wills Book 1, page 165.

      1736 March 26: Cornelius Keife\Keith previously appears in the legal records of Brunswick County March 26, 1736 when he is a witness to the will of John Nipper, Sr. of St. Andrews Parish of Brunswick County.

      1738 Oct 23: Catherine Patterson next appears October 23, 1738 in Brunswick County, Virginia where she, Mary King and Cornelius Keife/Keith are witnesses to the will of Thomas Stroud, according to Brunswick County Will Book 2, page 1.

      1739 May 3: O. S., Page 240 On the motion of Cornelius Keith Leave is granted him to keep a Ferry over Roanoak River from his own Landing below the Horse ford to Alexander’s Landing and that he keep for that purpose a good and Sufficient Strong flatt flatt fourteen foot and a half in her bottom and Six foot upon her beam and that he Receive for his ferriage Six pence for Man and Six pence for a Horse and as the Law directs for Wheel Carriages, two pence for Every Hogg and four pence for Each of the Cattle Kind, also ordered that he give bond and Security for the Same — Road Orders. Brunswick County, Virginia.

      1740 March 5: O. S., Page 406 Upon the Petition of Martha Alexander Setting forth That having Land on the South Side of Roanok River opposite to Cornelius Keith’s Land she humbly desires an Order of this Court Licensing her to keep a Ferry from her Land over the River to Cornelius Keith’s Landing she being ready to give Security as the Law directs It is Ordered That the Clerk prepare a Licence for her accordingly upon her giving such Security — Road Orders. Brunswick County, Virginia.

      1741 Oct Ct: Certificates granted to Michael Going, Cornelius Keith, who both assigned their right to John Mitchell by William Hagood Gent, for 1 old wolfs head 140 each. Brunswick Co, Va. court orders v 1. pg 37.

      1742 Feb 28: Indenture made the 28th day of February, 1742, between Cornelius Keith and Thomas Twitty, for 25 pounds, conveying 100 acres, being same land in that certain deed of gift from Robert Hix, Sr., late of Brunswick County, dec’d. to the said Cornelius Keith, dated the 2nd day of May, 1734, and the same being part of a larger tract of land granted to the said Robert Hix in his lifetime. Witnesses were Clement Read, M. Cadet Young, and Thomas Lanier. Acknowledged in Court on March 3, 1742, at which time Elizabeth, wife of the said Cornelius Keith, appeared and relinquished her dower interest. Deed Book 2, page 236. Brunswick County, Virginia.

      1746 June 9 – John Gowen and wife Mary convey 1 half tract of land equaling 268 acres to Edward Kirkland. On N side of Ocuquan, below the mouth of the north fork of the said Ocuquan. Being a tract of land granted to Richard Kirkland decd, and Cornelius Keif, father of said Goen’s wife. Deed Book B part 1, page 32-33.
      https://books.google.com/books?id=ow4YtNgRT8cC&pg=PR3&lpg=PR3&dq=Fairfax+County+Deed+Book,+B+1&source=bl&ots=EQsBgVO9T5&sig=xyeZnyXYoh06kvI57bYFSKF7qG0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB5PGIxpTKAhWCWSYKHWyhCvgQ6AEIRjAH#v=onepage&q=Goen&f=false

      1757, 58, 61 – Cornelius Keith 640 acres: Title Keith, Cornelius. Johnston Co. Years: 1757, 1758, 1761 Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Call Number: S.108.270 – S.108.283; Location: MFR ( Archive Stacks); MARS Id: 12.12.48.1 (Folder); Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1757 May 11. 640 acres; Descriptive references for land: Elliot Bohannon, Smith Creek, Joshua Horton Plat: 1758 January 31. 579 acres; Descriptive references for land: Smith Creek; Chain carriers: William Abbett, William Manning; Surveyor: William Haywood Deed: 1761 January 10
      Index Terms: Personal Names Abbett, William; Bohannon, Elliot; Haywood, William; Horton, Joshua; Keith, Cornelius
      Manning, William; Geographical Names: Johnston County; Smith Creek; Note: For deed see 12.13.74.35
      http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

      1760 Cornelius Keith – living adj to: Title: Hearn, John. Johnston Co. Years: 1760, 1761; Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Call Number: S.108.270 – S.108.283; Location: MFR ( Archive Stacks); MARS Id: 12.12.47.1 (Folder); Scope / Contents: Land Entry: 1760 October 3. 700 acres; Descriptive references for land: Neuse River, Toms Creek, Cornelus Kieth, Joshua Houghton Warrant: 1760 October 25. 700 acres; Descriptive references for land: Neuse River, Toms Creek, Cornelius Kieth, Joshua Houghton Plat: 1761 May 1. 490 acres; Descriptive references for land: Neuse River; Chain carriers: Lewis Jones, John McDanece; Surveyor: Charles Young Deed: 1761 July 22; Index Terms: Personal Names: Cornelius, Keith; Hearn, John; Houghton, Joshua; Jones, Lewis; Keith, Cornelius; Kieth, Cornelius; McDanece, John; Young, Charles; Geographical Names: Johnston County; Neuse River; Toms Creek. Note: For deed see 12.13.72.7 http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

      1761 – Cornelius Keath – 480 acres + 470 acres – Johnston Co, NC
      http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.78.693&qid=109400&rn=5

      1761 – Cornelius Keith – 579 acres: Title: Keith, Cornelius. Johnston Co. Years: 1761; Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Call Number: SSLG 74K; Location: Archive Stacks; MARS Id: 12.13.74.35 (Folder)
      Scope / Contents: January 10, 1761 579 acres Location: Beginning at a white oak in his line 2 copies Deed #65. Index Terms: Personal Names: Keath, Cornelius; Keith, Cornelius; Geographical Names: Johnston County
      Note: See also 12.12.48.1 http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

      1762 Jan 20 – Cornelius Keith – 700 acres; Title: Keith, Cornelius. Johnston Co. Years: 1762, 1763; Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office. Call Number: S.108.270 – S.108.283; Location: MFR ( Archive Stacks); MARS Id: 12.12.48.2 (Folder); Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1762 January 20. 700 acres; Descriptive references for land: Richland Creek, Neuse River Deed: 1763 April 1; Index Terms: Personal Names: Keith, Cornelius; Geographical Names: Johnston County; Neuse River; Richland Creek; Note: For deed see 12.13.74.36. http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

      1763 Jan 1 – Cornelius Keeth – 480 acres on north side of Neuse River, in Johnston County, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.78.695&qid=109394&rn=1 ; Title: Keith, Cornelius. Johnston Co.; Years: 1763; Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Call Number: SSLG 74K; Location: Archive Stacks; MARS Id: 12.13.74.36 (Folder); Scope / Contents: January 1, 1763 480 acres Location: North side of Neuse River 2 copies Deed #79; Personal Names: Keath, Cornelius; Keith, Cornelius; Geographical Names: Johnston County; Neuse River; Source / Donor: http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

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