1727 William Gowen b. abt 1727 of Truro Parish, Prince William Co, Va

William Gowen b. abt 1727 – Fairfax Co 1737, Fairfax 1767, Henrico 1771

(Link to page on various William “Going’s” and other variations of last name.  See this page to compare this William Goyens to other William Going variations that were in the VA, NC, or SC areas in the 1700s.  List is not complete, but I’ve listed those I know about so far:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/various-william-goings-different-ones/ ).







For additional information see these pages on this site:


1737 Oct 26 – William Gowen – John Straughan
Apprentice, 26 Oct 1737, Prince William, Virginia, USA. image: http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html
William Gowen, and orphan, age 10, was bound as servant and aprentice to John Straughan.
1737 Oct 3 – Charles Green is Minister of Truro Parish
Church Wardens are Jeremiah Branaugh, and Thomas Lewis.
Vestrymen are John Coloil, Augustine Wellington, Richard Osborn, William Peake, Edward Evans, Edward Barry, John Ferguson, John Ellisman
Payments made to: Charles Green as minister, William Berkeley, Catesby Cocke, Edward Barry, Joseph Johnston, Samuel Hull, John Summers, Richard Osborn, Mr William Payne, Marmaduke Lawson, Edward Evans, Capt Francis Ambros, John Christmas, Thomas Bennet, John Summers, Thomas Lewis, Doctor James Gile
Jeremiah Bronaugh, Thomas Lewis – Church Wardens of Truro Parish in Prince William County, and John Straughan of Prince William Co, in obedience to an order from Prince William County Court dated Oct 3, 1737 bind William Gowen an Orphan child aged 10 years a servant and apprentice unto said John Straughan to serve him the said John Straughan his heirs, executors or admins in all such lawful bindship . . . until age of twenty one . . . provide lodging, food, and drink . . . and teach him the ministry of a Tanner and to read English.
Signed: John Straughan
Witness: Robert Jones, Edward Barry.
additional info: in Research Notes is from: http://jg1758.blogspot.com/2012/08/newly-found-possibility-william-gowen.html
Prince Williams Co, Va

John Straughan is mentioned as a tenant of the Alexander Family in the 1730s in the Howson patent litigation. Additionally, he shows up in several Court Minute/Order records in Fairfax County, Virginia as well.

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