Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1700 to 1739

Chronological sources of information regarding Goyen names from 1700-1739:
Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1620 to 1699
Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1700 to 1739
Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1740 to 1775
Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1776 to 1810

The following are names of people with surnames that are either ancestors or potential ancestors of the Goyen, Gowen, Gowin, Goyne, Going, Goin lines in the Americas.  Some of the information is included in our tree.  The information not included in our tree is due to the information not being confirmed as part of our line yet.  It may or may not be.  Info on this page is from 1700 to 1739:

1701 – “William Gowing, James Gowing and John Gowing” were included in the roster of a company of dragoons commanded by Capt. John West and Lt. John Peake. They were on duty in Stafford County in 1701, according to “Virginia Colonial Soldiers” by Lloyd Bockstruck. The dragoons who were mounted infantrymen, received their name from their weapons. The troops carried a musket called the “Dragon” and accordingly were called dragoons.  Va Military. https://books.google.com/books?id=0RpcjJQBm6AC&pg=PA219&lpg=PA219&dq=James+Gowing,+John+Gowing,+William+Gowing,+dragoons&source=bl&ots=aUYdKZese1&sig=1y0EvkT1Z-TVNYDRCyOxHMcXFQU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAGoVChMIz9iSs5GZyQIVhiomCh3KLA1E#v=onepage&q&f=false

1702 June 6 – William Gowing of London, lawsuit involving cargo to send to Virginia on a ship taken by pirates in 1685. Insurance claim put in. They delayed paying him, and he brought a complaint against Sir Bridges Nightingale, Sir Robert Knightly, Daniel Perrott, and Edward Ambrose. http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/NUXGTGU21PJDCXUBKG3PDBV219M4QEL55EPI2E853P1FEJACEA-10864?func=full-set-set&set_number=005783&set_entry=000001&format=999

http://image.lva.virginia.gov/VTLS/CR/13580/index.html

1702 July 4 – “Michael Gowin” and his brother “Phillip Gowin” were serving in the militia in nearby New Kent County. They were serving under Col. John Lightfoot. Created in 1654, New Kent County then encompassed territory included in the present counties of King William, King and Queen, Hanover, and New Kent. Va Miltia – New Kent County. https://books.google.com/books?id=0RpcjJQBm6AC&pg=PA219&lpg=PA219&dq=James+Gowing,+John+Gowing,+William+Gowing,+dragoons&source=bl&ots=aUYdKZese1&sig=1y0EvkT1Z-TVNYDRCyOxHMcXFQU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAGoVChMIz9iSs5GZyQIVhiomCh3KLA1E#v=onepage&q&f=false

1703 – Thomas Baxter, son of Thomas Baxter decd, of Stafford Co, Va. On Oct 14, 1695. 2000 acres of land. Mr Griffin who marryed the mother of the said Thomas then in his minority . . . survey done by Theodorick Bland . . . entered in court Dec 14 1703. A Thomas Baxter is thought to be the father of Drury Goyen b. 1749’s spouse, Sarah Baxter.  An Edward Bland was the father of Doshea Bland, wife of Elijah Goyen b. 1770 (Drury Goyen‘s son).

1703 August 25 – Thomas Goen, the probate of the estate of Capt. Thomas Atwell revealed that “Thomas Goen” was listed among the creditors of the estate. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1703 Jan 25 – Sept 29 – Thomas Gowing was listed as one of the owners of the “Josiah & Bettey,” “Thomas Gowing” was listed as one of the owners of the “Josiah & Bettey,” according to “List of Ships Entering Inwards in Potomack District, January 25-September 29, 1703.” The ship was described as “pink, built in Salem in 1689, 50 tons, Josiah Novell, master, Mr. Henry Coan, Thomas Gowing, Edw. Billing, owners.” http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1703shipthomasgowingva.jpg
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48412/DuplicatesVARecs-004225-324?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48412%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=DuplicatesVARecs-004206-305

1703 Thomas Gowen gave security of 2,000 pounds of tobacco for Chapman Dark to assure “that he would return to the county after traveling to Maryland to get testimony that he was a free man.” http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1703 August 25 – the probate of the estate of Capt. Thomas Atwell revealed that “Thomas Goen” was listed among the creditors of the estate. Court: estate Thomas Atwell, 25 Aug 1703, , Westmoreland, Virginia, USA.”On August 25, 1703, the probate of the estate of Capt. Thomas Atwell revealed that “Thomas Goen” was listed among the creditors of the estate.” http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1703 August 25 –the probate of the estate of Capt. Thomas Atwell revealed that “Thomas Goen” was listed among the creditors of the estate. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1703 Sept 29 – “Thomas Gowing” was listed as one of the owners of the “Josiah & Bettey,” according to “List of Ships Entering Inwards in Potomack District, January 25-September 29, 1703.” The ship was described as “pink, built in Salem in 1689, 50 tons, Josiah Novell, master, Mr. Henry Coan, Thomas Gowing, Edw. Billing, owners.”
http://www.ancestraltrackers.net/va/resources/english-duplicates-lost-virginia-records.pdf (p. 305);  http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1703shipthomasgowingva.jpg

1704 March 1, 1704/05 – the Westmoreland County Court ordered Thomas Gowen to pay to Edward Barrow 1,200 pounds of tobacco which Thomas Gowen had lost to him in a horse race.
1704/05 – Thomas Gowen, Mathew Martin and Mark Chilton were arrested and required to post bond in connection with part in a jail break in connection with a plea made by Stephen Jones, according to “Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721” by John Frederick Dorman:
Thomas Goen, being bound by recognizance to answer our Soveraigne Lady the Queen of a force and rescue of a prisoner out of the custody of Wm. Chandler, constable for Machotique precinct, this day upon examination the Court do sett upon him the fine of 20 shillings sterling. It is also ordered Thomas Goen enter into recognizance for his personall appeareance and in the mean tyme to bee of good behaviour. Tho. Goen assumes in the summe of £20 sterling. Mathew Martin in the sume of £5 sterling. Mark Chilton in the summe of £5 sterling.” http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1704 Edward Gowing is listed on Quit Rents of Virginia – on 100 acres, Kingston, Gloucester Co, Va
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http://interactive.ancestry.com/48646/VATaxRecords-005345-532/437998?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=472,686,642,728#?imageId=VATaxRecords-005345-532

http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1704taxedwardgowinggloucestercova.jpg

http://www.ancestraltrackers.net/va/resources/english-duplicates-lost-virginia-records.pdf (p. 143).

1704 – William Gowen was married about 1704, wife’s name Catherine.
http://www.ancestraltrackers.net/va/resources/english-duplicates-lost-virginia-records.pdf

1704 – Philip Gawen – Tax Record, 1704, , New Kent, Virginia, USA. English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Quit Rent Rolls, Page 166. Phillip Gawen 50 acres. New Kent, Va
http://www.ancestraltrackers.net/va/resources/english-duplicates-lost-virginia-records.pdf (p 166).
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1704rentphillipgowannewkentcova.jpg

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1704 Christopher Gawin Jr is listed on the Quit Rents of Virginia – on 20 acres, Nanesmond Co, Va.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48421/QuitRentsVA-005295-34?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48421%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=QuitRentsVA-005296-35

1704 Apr 26 – Christopher Gewin recd 900 acres on the Dragon Swamp. Adjoining the land of Bryant Oquins. Nansemond County, Va.
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http://www.ancestraltrackers.net/va/resources/english-duplicates-lost-virginia-records.pdf (pg 198).

http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1704grantchristophergewinnansemondcova.jpg

1704 Oct 20 – John Harrold recd 230 acr near a swamp called the Dragon Swamp. Beg.g at a pine a line tree of Christopher Gewins land.  Nansemond County, Va.
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1704: On 1 March 1704/5 the court ordered Thomas Goen to pay Edward Barrow 1,200 pounds of tobacco which Thomas lost to him in a horse race. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1704/5: Court: arrested and fined re jail-break, Aft 1 Mar 1704/05, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA. “Shortly afterward, Thomas Gowen, Mathew Martin and Mark Chilton were arrested and required to post bond in connection with part in a jail break in con-nection with a plea made by Stephen Jones, according to “Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721″ by John Frederick Dorman:” http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1706 Dec 12 – John Gowry granted 129 acres owned by David Mansill, Stafford Co, Va.
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1706 August 29, p.37 Judgment is granted John Higgins against Thomas Goen for five hundred forty five pounds of tobacco due by bill account ordered hee pay the same with costs. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1707 John Gowry – They Called Stafford Home Jerrilyn EBY
1707:  PAGE 210 On August 5, 1707, John Cave (16??-1721) a carpenter from King and Queen County, had bought 300 acres from Sampson Darrell” “all that 300 acres of land lying on the South side of Potomack Creek in Stafford county bounded.. Northerly with Potomac creek Easterly with the lands of John Gowry, Thomas Gregg & Mr Waugh southerly and westerly with the land of Giles Travers the 300 acres being one half of 600 acres formerly sold by Capt William Heaberd to Capt John Norgrove by deed dated 6th day of Mar 1667 all which premises are now in the possession of John Cave by Virtgure of one Indenture of Bargain and sale to him there of made for the term of one year 12 sterling.”
John married Elizabeth Travers. In all likelihood the William Cave mentioned by the 1742 House of Burgesses was the son of John Cave.
Our knowledge of William is sketchy at best. He married Anne Travers, daughter of his neighbor, Giles Travers (16??-1717) their daughter, Elizabeth married Keene Withers. William Cave is mentioned in the 1724 tax record as owning one negro and 1,882 tobacco plants, making him a minor planter. On September 14, 1742, the will of William Cave was presented to the Stafford County, leaving all his land to his son James. The 1742 land tax records indicate that his executors paid tax on 800 acres of land.
In 1758 Andrew Edwards had married Elizabeth (Cave) Withers, daughter of John Cave.  http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np206.htm   Stafford County, Virginia Will Book M page 338-339 William Cave of Overwharton Parish,, Son James; Daughter Elizabeth Cave, wife Anne. Mr John Waugh executor of Will written 17 July 1742 will proved 14 Sep 1742.

1707 June 8 – Thomas Goin – receives 653 acres on Potomack River side near the falls, beginning on the upper side the mouth of the Lower Spout Run by or near the land called Ousleys land. “Va Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742,” page 39. Va. Land Trans – Stafford County
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1708 August 29 – “Thomas Goen” was a witness to the will of John Spencer of Nominy in Westmoreland County written August 29, 1708.  http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1708 October 19 – the probate of the estate of John Spencer showed that “Thomas Goen and John Wright, Gent.” were indebted to the estate in the amount of 473 pounds of tobacco. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1708/09 January 26 – p.108, Thomas Goen being bound by Recognizance to appeare at this Court to answer our Sovereinge Lady the Queen of a certaine force & rescue of a prisoner out of the custody of Wm Chandler Constable for Machotique ptomet? the day appeared to answer the same and upon examination & hearing of the matter alledged agst him the Court do sett upon him the fine or sum of twenty shillings sterl. to bee paid to our Soveraigne Lady the Queen for his sd offence and it is also ordered that the sd Thomas Goen do enter into Recognizance for his personall appeareance at the next Court to answer what may be objected agst him and in the mean tyme to bee of the good behaviour. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1709 Cornelius Keith arrives in America (filed affid in 1739 in Brunswick Co, Va that he arrived 30 years earlier).
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1710 – “William Goins, Thomas Goins, John Goins and James Goins” jointly received a land grant of 1,215 acres in Stafford County ” located on Four-Mile Creek adjoining Maj. Robert Alexander” about 1710. Stafford Co, Va
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1719surveygoinsstaffordcova.jpg

1710-1722 – Chart of George Mason III showing purchase of Thomas Gowing‘s 653acres, in Fairfax/Stafford Co, Va.
http://www.gunstonhall.org/georgemason/landholdings/land_purchases.html

1711 April 27: p.156 Richard Kenner brought suite against Thomas Goen of the parish of Cople in the County aforesaid Labourer and declared against him for words spoke by the said Thomas against him the said Richard too his damage one hundred pounds sterl: and at a court held for the said County the 20 May 1708 The Defendant aforesaid appeared and prayed Lycence of Imparlence till the then next Court which was granted and by Severall adjournments from thence Continued over till this day and now at this Court the defendant aforesaid being called & faileing to appear upon Mocion of the pltf Judgment is granted him Nihil dicit against the said Thomas Goen, But for that is not known to the Court what damage the pltf had sustained by meanes of the words by the Defendant aforesaid spoke as the pltf in his Declaration hath set forth It is therefore ordered that the sheriff of the county doe cause to come before her Majties. Justices at the next Court to be held for the said County … the damage may be better known. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

Children of Alexander DONIPHAN and Margaret MOTT
2f. Ann DONIPHAN was born about 1700 of Richmond County, Virginia.
Anne DONIPHAN married John GOWRE (GOWRY) of Stafford County,
.Virginia
ANNE DONIPHAN daughter of ALEXANDER DONIPHAN AND MARGARET MOTT
2f. Anne DONIPHAN was born about 1704 of Richmond County, Virginia married
John GOWRE (GOWRY) Anne married John GOWRY about 1712 probably in
Richmond County, Virginia. Anne DONIPHAN died before 1716.
3a. Gowry DONIPHAN married GILES TRAVERS
4a. Million TRAVERS died in 1748 in Stafford County, Virginia
Million (female) married Joseph WAUGH Junior SON of Joseph
WAUGH and Rachel GOWRY
5a. Gowry WAUGH was born about 1734 and died in 1783.
Gowry married Lettitia TURBERVILLE
5b. Joseph WAUGH was born about 1736. Joseph married Mary
BRONAUGH in Jan 1758
5c. Elizabeth WAUGH was born 31 Mar 1740 and died after 1747
5d. Travers WAUGH was born 24 Jan 1742/1743 and died in
1765
4b. John TRAVERS died about 1735 in Stafford County, Virginia
EDWARD MOUNTJOY: They Called Stafford Home, Jerilynn Eby page 218-219
Before 1686/7 Edward MOUNTJOY married Elizabeth widow of Major Andrew Monroe of Monroe Creek County. He married secondly c1710 Mary CROSBY (16??-1756), daughter of George CROSBY of Stafford. Edward and Mary had one son, Captain William MOUNTJOY (1711-1777), WHO RESIED AT Locust Hill and became very involved in the affairs of Stafford County.
Edward’s will dated September 6, 1712, ordered that a certain tract of land on Potomac Creek be sold and appointed Mary his executrix. That land, 246 acres of the original 940 acres grant was sold in June 1723 to John Lomax of Essex County for L40, the money being used to pay Edwards debts. Left with Edwards infant son, Mary married secondly Peter Mauzy, by whom she had issue. Like Edward, Peter died soon after his marriage, leaving Mary with several small children. Mary married thirdly c1720 the Reverend Joseph Waugh (d.1727) of Belle Plain. His first wife had been Rachel Gowry, daughter of John Gowry.
Children of John WAUGH and Elizabeth were
2a. Joseph WAUGH was born about 1660 in Virginia. Joseph WAUGH married twice:
(1) Rachel GOWRY (Rachel was the only daughter of John Gowry of Belle Plain)
(2) Mary CROSBY About 1716 Joseph WAUGH died 1 Apr 1726 in Stafford County, Virginia Mary CROSBY was born 28 Jun 1676 in Stafford County, Virginia. She died 14 Dec 1756 in Stafford County,
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WAUGH
JOSEPH WAUGH and Rachel GOWRY and Mary CROSBY
2a. Joseph WAUGH was born about 1670 in Virginia. Joseph WAUGH married twice:
(1) Rachel GOWRY the only daughter of John Gowry of Belle Plain
Joseph and Rachel had no male heirs.
(2) Mary CROSBY ABOUT 1716
Joseph WAUGH and Rachel GOWRY
3a. Joseph WAUGH was born about 1712 in Virginia. Joseph married Million TRAVERS.
Joseph WAUGH died 4 Sep 1747 in Virginia Stafford County, Virginia Will Book
page 335 Stafford County, Virginia
3b. Elizabeth WAUGH was born about 1714 married John GREGG 16 Oct 1737 in
Spotsylvania County, Virginia.   http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np142.htm

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=

1713 Sept 10 – Wm. Going – 5-8: Wm. Going and Evan Thomas of Stafford Co Wrnt. Survey by Mr. Thomas Hooper. 124a on Jonathan’s Cr of Occaquan R. in Stafford Co adj. road to Dogue Island Neck, Mr. Giles Traverse, Giles Tillett. 29 Oct 1714. p 54. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co
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1714 March 22 – 5-44 – James Brechin of Westmoreland, receives 795 acres . . . adjacent to Tho’s Going. p 57. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co.
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1714 Nov 23rd – William Gowen and Thomas Evans jointly receive a grant of 124 acres in Stafford County from the proprietors, members of the London and Plymouth Companies who had received a grant to all land between the 34th and the 45th parallels, from the Atlantic Ocean to 200 miles inland. At this time William Gowen made his home in Overwharton Parish of Stafford County. The land was described as “lying on both sides of the main run of Jonathans Creek, which creek issues out of the west or upper si the road lead de of Occoquan River, beginning at a white oak on the west side of the run nearing to Dogue Island neck and in the line of Mr. Giles Traverse,” according to Northern Neck Deed Book 5, page 8. Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, Va. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0157&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round=

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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=

1714 June 16 – Christopher Gowin – Adam Harrold 112 acres near the Dragon Swamp. Adjoining the land of Edmond Bemond and Christopher Gowins. Nansemond County, Va.
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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=

1716 John West’s will in Stafford Co, Va. mentions John Gowen.
Item. I give and bequeath to Will Harrison, Jun’r, a young horse about three years old, bought of John Gowen, after my deceased immediately.
Item. I give and bequeath the gun I had of John Gowen to James Turley. Stafford Co, Va
http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.virginia.counties.stafford/1628/mb.ashx

1716 December 20 – Thomas Going owned property adjoining James Brechin “two miles below the falls of the Potomac” according to Northern Neck Deed Book 5, page 44. image 75. – Stafford Co, Va. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289_0222.tif

1718 Jan 2 – Robert Hubbard receives escheat land from Mihil Goen – 37 acres escheat land. Beg.g at a corner between Mihil Goen, Robert Hubbard and Francis Moreland. James City County, Va. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/LO-1/010-1/010&image_number=0432&offset=%2B17&name=Patents+No.10+1710-1719&dbl_pgs=no&round=

1719 Aug 3 – 5-212: Evan Thomas and John Todd both of Stafford Co, reveive 1215 acres in Stafford Co on Four Mile Cr adjacent to Mr. Robert Alexander, land formerly surveyed for Thomas, John, William, and James Goins. This land is apparently sold to Thomas and Todd by the Goins according to depositions regarding the land taken in 1767 of Charles Griffith and David Thomas. http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=013-1811-021 . Surv. by Mr. Thomas Hooper. 3 Aug 1719. p. 69
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1719surveygoinsstaffordcova.jpg

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http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-3/289-2/301-400.html (pages 369 and 370)

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1719 Feb 28 – 5-229 – Wm Goin of Stafford County, Va received 180 acres on the main run of Actotink Cr. in Stafford Co on Goins or Turkey Branch. Surv by Mr Thomas Hooper 28 Feb 1719. p. 70 (p 75 adj land). p. 92 – according to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1694-1742.” The grant was recorded in Northern Neck Deed Book 5, page 229. Accontink Creek is believed to be a tributary of the Rappahannock River which forms the southern boundary of Stafford County, Va.
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1719 – a lawsuit involving William Wallace v. William Going is listed on the Judgment Roll in the South Carolina archives.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=158592

1719 Jno Gowrey of Stafford Co recd 300 acres adj to Waugh, Jones, Giles, in Richmond Co, Va.
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http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-3/289-2/301-400.html (pages 382 and 383)

1720 July 14 – “Michael Gowing” is mentioned in an entry dated July 14, 1720 in the “Vestry Book of St. Pauls Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786:” “In obedience to an order of New Kent County, July 14, 1720, it is ordered that the precinct whereof Jere: Parker is Surveyor be divided into two precincts and that Peter Harrilson be Surveyor of the lower precinct, beginning at Ash Cake Road, thence up the road to Magirts path and that he have Michael Gowing‘s male tithables, Mrs. Mary Anderson’s tithables at the Quarter adjoining to that, those of George Butler, Henry Taylor and his own tithables to assist him in the clearing & keeping that road in good order.”
Hanover Co, Va http://interactive.ancestry.com/28794/dvm_LocHist012613-00315-1?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d28794%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=dvm_LocHist012613-00057-1 (pg 93)

1721 -1730 – Stafford County Wills, Administrations, Inventories, Etc. 1664-1760, lists the following entries involving John and William Goin estates in Stafford County, Va. Will book K is currently lost, but its index has been found. The index shows the following information regarding John and William Goin‘s wills and estates after they died. John Goin appears to have died in 1721, and William Goin in 1725.
1721 – John Goin. Page 4, will; p. 76, inventory; p. 139, inventory. pg 369
1722 – John Gowry. Page 25, will. pg 370
1723/24 – Gowry, —-. Page 63, will. pg 370
1724 – John Gowry. Page 117, inventory; p. 118, Division [sic]; p. 141, Divisional Inventory. pg 370.
1724 – Straughan, —-. Page 77, a/c v. Goin’s Estate. pg 373
1725/26 – William Gowring, dec’d. 1725/26. pg 360
1726 – William Gowing (Goin?), dec’d. 1726. pg 360
1727 – William Goin. Page 253, inventory; p. 269, Estate A/c. pg. 370.
1727/28 – William Gowry. Page 268, inventory. pg 370.
1730 – John Goin, dec’d. 1730. (w). pg 359
1730 – John Gowry, dec’d. 1730. (w). pg 360
1730 – William Gowry, dec’d. 1730. (w). (Inv.). pg 360
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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
1722:  PP. 77-78 To all to whom these presents shall come Know Ye that Wee JOSEPH WAUGH and RACHALL GOWRY Executors of the Last Will & Testament of JOHN GOWRY deced doth give unto SARAH SCOTT Wife of JOHN SCOTT a negroe Boy called Ned now in the possession of. Sarah .. or to whom she shall think fitt to leave him at her decease .. 10th October 1722.
Joseph Waugh Rachael Gowry  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I048515

1724 Jan 20 – A-115: George Mason Gent. of Stafford Co 250a in said Co. below falls of Petowmack adj. land Mason bought of Thomas Gowing, adjacent to Col. Tho’s Lee, in Stafford County, Va. p. 79. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-3/290-1/101-200.html (p 115).
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1724 May 6th – William Godfrey received a deed from William Gowen to 90 acres of land located on the east side of the main run of Jonathans Creek on 6th, 5th month, 1724 to William Godfrey. The 90-acre tract was described as a plot taken up by William Gowen and Evans Thomas in Overwharton Parish. Both were residents of Stafford County. John Wilson and Moses Linton were witnesses to the transaction. William Gowen later gave a release on the property. William Godfrey received a grant from the proprietors to 105 acres “on the south run of the Pohick,” according to “Northern Neck Land Grants,” Book B, page 40. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-3/290-2/1-100.html According to the index of Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 122-125 and “Stafford County, Virginia Deeds, 1722-1728.” (NOTE: per the Gowen Manuscript – William Going had an Unk named daughter – She is believed to have married William Godfrey about 1724 in Stafford County – no other source for this info is known).

1724 May 13th, William Gowen appointed his “well-beloved friend, Lewis Sanders, of the County of Stafford, attorney,” to acknowledge the transfer, according to Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 125.

1724 July 13 – A-40 – Capt. Charles Broadwater of Stafford Co received 388 acres . . . adjacent to Wm. Going. p. 74. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-3/290-1/1-100.html
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1724 Oct 7 – A-86: Peter Gooing of Stafford Co receives 187 acres between Stafford Co and King George Co adj Alexander Clements, Skrine’s line, corner of Copedge and Evans. p. 77. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co
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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

1725: Joseph Gowen “alias Smith” of Chowan Precinct was indicted August 2, 1725 for larceny.  He was charged by Patrick Ogilby of Edenton, North Carolina in the theft of a pair of shoes, according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina,” Volume 2, page 591.  The indictment read:
“William Little, Esq:  Attorney General comes to prosecute the Bill of Indictment found by the Grand Jury against Joseph Gowen, alias Smith of  Chowan Precinct, Mariner for Larceny in these words, viz:
The Jurors of Our Sovereign Lord the King on their Oath doe present that Joseph Gowen alias Smith, not having the fear of God before his Eyes, but moved by the instigation of the Devill in the precinct of Chowan aforesaid on or about the seventeenth day of this instant July in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred & twenty-five by force and armes did fradulently and feloniously Steal, take, and carry away from the house of Patrick Ogilby of Edenton of the Precinct of Chowan aforesayd one payr of shoes of the value of eleven pence against the peace of Our Sovereign Lord the King that now is his Crown and dignity etc.
Upon which Indictment the said Joseph Gowen alias Smith was arraigned and upon his arraignment pleaded [Not Guilty] and for tryall thereof put himself upon God and the Country and the said William Little on the behalf of our Lord the King likewise.
Whereupon the Marshall was commanded that he should cause to come twelve good and honest men etc…and there came viz:  Capt, John Pettifer, Mr. Thomas Luton, Junr, John Harlee, Thos. Matthews, J. Pratt, Const. Luton, John Lewis, William Benbury, John Adderly, Thos. Stubbs, Edward Patchett and John Ward who being impannelled and sworn etc…do say upon their Oath, ‘Wee of the Jury find the Prisoner Guilty.’
Then the sayd Gowen alias Smith being asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not pass against him as the Law in that Case has provided and he offering nothing in avoydance thereof, It was then and there Considered and Adjudged that he should be carried to the publick Whipping post and there receive twenty-one lashes on his bare back well layd on & to remain in custody till fees are payd.” http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr02-0279 ,   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms095.htm

1725 Feb 12 – A-200: A land grant to Thomas Ford of Stafford Co gave him 282 acres in said County on Popeshead Br of Occaquan adj. to William Gowin. 12 Feb 1725. p 83. Northern Neck Deed Book A, page 200.
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1725 Nov 12 – A-171: William Gowing of Stafford Co receives 112 acres in said Co on Rattlesnake Br of Popeshead Run. 12 Nov 1725. p. 82. Grant No. 131 according to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia.”
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1725 November 12 – in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. “Ambrose Gowing, Planter,” sold to [his mother] “Catherine Gowing” for £20, land granted to “William Gowing, father of Ambrose,” 12 November 1725. The deed was signed by “Ambrose Goin, according to Stafford County Deed Book 1722-1728, page 354.
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1725 Nov 12th, William Gowen – received another land grant on Pope’s Head Run in Fairfax County, Virginia. Reference is made to the grant in a lease made by “Ambrose Gowing to Kathrine Gowing, widow.” Ambrose Gowen leased land from his mother described as a “grant to William Gowing, father of the said Ambrose Gowing by patent bearing date 12th, 11th month, 1725.” The lease, recorded 8th, 3rd month, 1726 in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 353, was witnessed by George Mason, Joseph Haines and Brent Hutnall. A release appears in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 354. Stafford Co, Va
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May 7, 1726 – William Gowing patented 112 acres in Stafford County. 12 Nov 1725. On March 7, 1726 his son and heir, Ambrose Gowing (Goin) of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, conveys this property to Catherine Goin (no relationship stated). Abstracts from Stafford County, Va, Deed Book, 1722-1728
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1726 – John Gowen – Somerset County, MD – court case; June Court  1726, 135, pg. 135
LG  Thomas Predix Plft v. John Gowen Deft
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 Judgm.t 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  Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 135b
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1726 – John Gowen court case – Somerset County, MD; pg 173
GD  John Gowen v. Jacob Phillips
Somersett fs Jacob Phillips Late of Somersett County planter was attached to answer unto Jn.o Gowen of a plea of trespass upon y.e Case &c And whereupon y.e same Jn.o Gowen p.r Geo Dashiell his attorney Complaines yt y.e Said Jacob at Stepney Parish in Somrsett County within  yt Jurisdiction of this Court on y.e tenth Day of Janry One thousand seven hundred & twenty five Six was Indebted to y.e same John in y.e sum of two pounds five shills & two pence Currant money as P.r acc.t hereunto anext may in Court appear & being soe thereof Indebted y.e said Jacob did upon himselfe assume & promise yt y.e afd Sum of two pounds five Shill.s & two pence he would well & truly pay when thereto requested Nevertheless y.e same Jacob his promise ad in forme afd Made he hath Not regarded but y.e same two pounds five Shill.s & two pence to pay hath Denyed & Still doth Deny to y.e Damage of y.e said John of four pounds ten Shill.s & four pence & thereof he brings Suite &c Dashiell P Quer pledges &c  J: Doe ; R: Roe  http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000840/html/am840–173.html

1725/6, Janrny 10th
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 Doz.n 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 ann.o 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 Curr.t money and Costs of Suite 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 Curr.t 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
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1726 – John Gowen – Somerset County, MD – court case: Novem.r Court 1726;  pg. 183-185
Maryland v. John Videl, W.m Allen al.s Edwd Coleman, John Persons, Mary Atch and Rich.d Gore
Somersett County fs
The Jurors for the Right honrble the Lord Propry of this province yt now is for y.e Body of Somrsett County upon their Oath do present yt Jn.o Vidall Late of Pocomoke hundred in y.e County of Somrsett afd Mariner Will.m Allen al.s Edward Coleman of y.e same place Mariner Jno Parsons of y.e Same Place Labourer Mary Ach of the Same place Spinster & Rich.d Gore of y.e same place Labourer Servant to Hugh Porter of y.e said County Gent y.e twenty Ninth day of October Anno Dom Seventeen hundred & twenty Six at Pocomoke hundred afd in Somrsett County afd within y.e Jur of this Court with force & arms &c  One Boat of y.e value of seven hundred pd.s of Tob.o of y.e proper goods & Chattles of a Certain Tho.s Peal of Said County Marriner three sheets of y.e value of twenty pd.s of Tob.o Each Sheet one Iron pott of y.e value of Twenty Six pounds of Tob.o one wallett of y.e value of four pounds of Tob.o & one old smock of y.e value of twenty pd.s of Tob.o of y.e proper goods & Chattles of a Certain Francis Allen of s.d County Gent One Rugg of y.e value of thirty pounds of Tob.o one Bagg of y.e value of seven pd.s of  Tob.o one pillow of y.e value of tenn pd.s of Tob.o one sauce pan & three spoons of y.e  value of two pounds of Tob.o one platter of y.e value of three pounds of Tob.o one Dipsie Line of y.e value of twelve pd.s of Tob.o one Runlett of y.e value of tenn pd.s of Tob.o being of y.e proper goods & Chattles of a Certain Jn.o Gowen of s.d County Marriner one rugg of y.e value of thirty pd.s of Tob.o one Pillow of y.e value of tenn pd.s of Tob.o  one pair of Shoes of y.e value of ten pd.s of Tob.o one pair of Cotton Stockings of y.e  value of sixteen pd.s of Tob.o & one Check Shirt of y.e value of twenty pd.s of Tob.o of y.e proper goods & Chattels of a Certain Palatiah Whittemore of y.e Said County Merchant then & there being & found then & there feloniously did steal take & Carry away agt y.e form of an act of assembly of this province now in force in such Case made & provided & ag.t y.e Peace of y.e Right honrble y.e L.d Propry of this province yt now is his good rule & Governm.t
Geo: Dashiell Clk of Indictments.  Testes Francis Allen, John Gowen, Palatiah Whittemore
On the backside of the foregoeing Bill of Indictm.t it was thus Endorsed viz.t Billa vera Joseph Macclester
Thereupon Command was given to the Sherr of Somersett County that he should take the afd John Videll, William Allen al.s Edward Coleman, John Persons, Mary Atch (and) and Richard Gore if &c.a to answer &c   And afterwards in the same Court Came the Said John Videll, William Allen al.s 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 (Indictm.t read) the said John Videll, W.m Allen Al.s Edw.d 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 Indictm.t 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 Indictm.t 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 al.s Edward Coleman, John Persons and Richard Gore and all and Every and Each of them say that of the felony afd as by the Indictm.t 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 al.s 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 Indictm.t mentioned to fifty pounds of tob.o 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 tob.o 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 tobacco one Dipsie Line of the value of twelve pounds of tob.o one runlett of the value of ten pounds of tob.o 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 tob.o 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 tob.o 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 tob.o (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 punishm.t afd Command is given to the Sherr of Somersett County that he do thereof Immediate Execution according to the Judgm.t 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 Judgm.t afd as to the Corporall punishm.t 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 W.m Allen al.s 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 tob.o 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 tob.o 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 Indictm.t from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred & Ninty Six pounds of tob.o   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 Indictm.t 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 al.s 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 Judgm.t afd render by whiping the afd William Allen al.s Edw.d 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 al.s Edw.d Coleman is a Servant to a Certain Sam.l Gale Living in the Jersies &a
Thereupon the said William Allen al.s 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 tob.o 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 Indictm.t from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred & Ninty Six pounds of tob.o 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 tob.o (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 Judgm.t 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 Judgm.t afd as to the Corporall Punishm.t 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 Indictm.tafd
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 y.e Boat afd amounting in the whole to two hundred pd.s of tob.o also that he pay unto y.e 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 tob.o as also that he pay unto y.e said John Gowen another of the partys deprived four fold of the value of the goods mentioned in the Indictm.t from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred & Ninty Six pd.s of tob.o 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 Indictm.t from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to three hundred & forty four pd.s 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 Punishm.t afd Command is given to the sherr of Somrsett County that he do thereof Immediate Execution According to the Judgm.t 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 Punishm.t afd he was Commanded   Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the afd Mary Atch give Security for the paym.t 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 tob.o for the use of the County &c
Wherefore it is Considered by the Justices here that the afd Richard Gore pay unto the afd Tho.s Peal one of the party’s deprived four fold of the value of the Boat afd amounting in the whole to two hundred pd.s of tob.o 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 pd.s of tob.o 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 Indictm.t from him to be stolen amounting in the whole to two hundred & Ninty Six pd.s of tob.o 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 Indictm.t from him to be Stolen amounting in the whole to three hundred & forty four pd.s of tob.o (the afd Boat goods & Chattells being by the Court valued According to Law as afd) & that the afd Rich.d 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 Judgm.t afd render by whiping the afd Rich.d 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 Judgm.t 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 fould and fees due to the Severall
Officers due by means of the premisses afd &c. Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 183-185
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1726 – John Gowen – Somerset County, Maryland – Court case; March Court 1726; p. 248
LG  Thomas Predix v. John Gowen
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 Ann.o 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 Curr.t money as by acc.o 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 Tho.s then and there faithfully promised that he when afterwards he should be thereto requested the afd sum of five pounds and Six pence Curr.t money to the Same Tho.s would well and faithfully Content. p. 249
and pay Nevertheless the said John his promise and assumption afd in forme afd made Little Regarding but plotting and fraudulently Intending the afd Tho.s in that part to defraud and deceive he the afd Jn.o the afd sum of five pounds and six pence Curr.t money or any part thereof to the same Tho.s (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 suite &c
L Gale P Quer Pledges &c J Doe R Roe
Janry ye 15.th 1724/5;      John Gowin
To 13 yd.s of druget at 6.s p.r yd; To 8..4 yd.s of shalloone; To 2 yd.s of Buckram; To 4 skines of silk; To Crd.t given Jno Mumford; To rum at Sundry times; To Tob.o for new England; Dr: 3..18..0d;  2..2..6; 0..4..0; 0..2..0; 1..0..0; 0..7..0; 1..12..6; 9..6..0; P Contra: By 1 Barrell of porke; By 1 Hatt felt; By sundrie paym.ts; Ball due to me is; Saving Errors p.r me
Thomas Predix
Cr: 2..0..0d; 0..15..0; 1..10..6; 4..5..6; 5..0..6; 9..6..0
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 ag.t 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 Jn.o here also
Att which said next Court to witt the third tuesday of march being the twenty first day of the same month ann.o 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
Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 248b – 249.
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1726 – John Gowen – Somerset County, MD – court case:  March Court 1726; Pg. 260
Jno Gowen v. Jacob Philips
Casa for: 2..5..2 & 260 Cepi; satisfyed
Somerset County Judicial Records, 1725-1727, Volume 840, page 260b
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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 attend.a 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. http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000840/html/am840–262b.html

1726 March 8 – Catherine Gowen (Husb was William Gowen) leased to her son “Ambrose Going of Stafford County, Overwharton Parish, planter 100 acres on the branch issuing out of Pope’s Head Run, said branch known as Rattlesnake Branch.”
Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/revolution.htm

1726 May 7 – William Gowing patented 112a in Staff Co Va – 1725 Nov 12. On – 1726 Mar 7 his son and heir, Ambrose Gowing of Overwharton Parish, Staff Co, Va, conveys this property to Catherine Goin (no relation stated). Stafford Co, Va
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1726 Sept 26 Hugh Gwyn recvs 800 acres on Acquia Cr. in Stafford Co that had been possessed by his father John Gwyn who died and land descended to Hugh Gwyn
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1727 – William Goin – Va. died end of 1725 per lease to Ambrose Going – probate Stafford County, Va.

1727 Feb 1 – B-116 – John Mercer of Stafford Co receives 118 acres . . . (see Peter Going book A fo. 86) Peter Going‘s deed canceled. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co.
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1727 Apr 14 – B-79: Terrence Ryley of Stafford Co receives 217 acres in Stafford Co . . . adjacent to Wm. Gowin on Rattlesnake Br. p. 90.  Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co
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1727 June 16 – Ralph Jackson receives 350 acres on the north side of Meherrin River. Adjoins his other land and land of Thomas Sissomes. Surry County, Va. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=136&last=&g_p=P13&collection=LO Patent

1728 March 25 – Christopher Gowen, Jr. purchases 150 acres “on the north side of Roanoke River” in Bertie County, North Carolina, March 25, 1728, according to Bertie County Deed Book C, page 23. Bertie Co, NC

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.” In Byrd’s words:
“The poor man had rais’d a kind of a house, but for want of nails it remain’d uncover’d. I gave him a note on Maj. Mumford for nails for that purpose and so made a whole family happy at a very small expense.”
At the time of Byrd’s visit, Keith had six small children. Keith‘s fortunes improved, for he applied to operate a ferry over the Roanoke River. Va dividing line with NC
15th. About three miles from our camp we passed Great creek, and then, after traversing very barren grounds for five miles together, we crossed the Trading Path, and soon after had the pleasure of reaching the uppermost inhabitant. This was a plantation belonging to colonel Mumford, where our men almost burst themselves with potatoes and milk. Yet as great a curiosity as a house was to us foresters, still we chose to lie in the tent, as being much the cleanlier and sweeter lodging.
The Trading Path above-mentioned receives its name from being the route the traders take with their caravans, when they go to traffic with the Catawbas and other southern Indians. The Catawbas live about two hundred and fifty miles beyond Roanoke river, and yet our traders find their account in transporting goods from Virginia to trade with them at their own town. The common method of carrying on this Indian commerce is as follows: Gentlemen send for goods proper for such a trade from England, and then either venture them out at their own risk to the Indian towns, or else credit some traders with them of substance and reputation, to be paid in skins at a certain price agreed betwixt them. The goods for the Indian trade consist chiefly in guns, powder, shot, hatchets, (which the Indians call tomahawks,) kettles, red and blue planes, Duffields, Stroudwater blankets, and some cutlery wares, brass rings and other trinkets. These wares are made up into packs and carried upon horses, each load being from one hundred and fifty to two hundred pounds, with which they are able to travel about twenty miles a day, if forage happen to be plentiful. Formerly a hundred horses have been employed in one of these Indian caravans, under the conduct of fifteen or sixteen persons only, but now the trade is much impaired, insomuch that they seldom go with half that number. The course from Roanoke to the Catawbas is laid down nearest south-west, and lies through a fine country, that is watered by several beautiful rivers. Those of the greatest note are, first, Tar river, which is the upper part of Pamptico, Flat river, Little river and Eno river, all three branches of Neuse. Between Eno and Saxapahaw rivers are the Haw old fields, which have the reputation of containing the most fertile high land in this part of the world, lying in a body of about fifty thousand acres. This Saxapahaw is the upper part of Cape Fair river, the falls of which lie many miles below the Trading Path. Some mountains overlook this rich spot of land, from whence all the soil washes down into the plain, and is the cause of its exceeding fertility. Not far from thence the path crosses Aramanchy river, a branch of Saxapahaw, and about forty miles beyond that, Deep river, which is the north branch of Peedee. Then forty miles beyond that, the path intersects the Yadkin, which is there half a mile over, and is supposed to be the south branch of the same Peedee. The soil is exceedingly rich on both sides the Yadkin, abounding in rank grass and prodigiously large trees; and for plenty of fish, fowl and venison, is inferior to no part of the northern continent. There the traders commonly lie still for some days, to recruit their horses’ flesh as well as to recover their own spirits. Six miles further is Crane creek, so named from its being the rendezvous of great armies of cranes, which wage a more cruel war at this day, with the frogs and the fish, than they used to do with the pigmies in the days of Homer. About three-score miles more bring you to the first town of the Catawbas, called Nauvasa, situated on the banks of Santee river. Besides this town there are five others belonging to the same nation, lying (Page 86) all on the same stream, within the distance of twenty miles. These Indians were all called formerly by the general name of the Usherees, and were a very numerous and powerful people. But the frequent slaughters made upon them by the northern Indians, and, what has been still more destructive by far, the intemperance and foul distempers introduced amongst them by the Carolina traders, have now reduced their numbers to little more than four hundred fighting men, besides women and children. It is a charming place where they live, the air very wholesome, the soil fertile, and the winters ever mild and serene.
In Santee river, as in several others of Carolina, a small kind of alligator is frequently seen, which perfumes the water with a musky smell. They seldom exceed eight feet in length in these parts, whereas, near the equinoctial, they come up to twelve or fourteen. And the heat of the climate does not only make them bigger, but more fierce and voracious. They watch the cattle there when they come to drink and cool themselves in the river; and because they are not able to drag them into the deep water, they make up by stratagem what they want in force. They swallow great stones, the weight of which being added to their strength, enables them to tug a moderate cow under water, and as soon as they have drowned her, they discharge the stones out of their maw and then feast upon the carcass. However, as fierce and as strong as these monsters are, the Indians will surprise them napping as they float upon the surface, get astride upon their necks, then whip a short piece of wood like a truncheon into their jaws, and holding the ends with their two hands, hinder them from diving by keeping their mouths open, and when they are almost spent, they will make to the shore, where their riders knock them on the head and eat them. This amphibious animal is a smaller kind of crocodile, having the same shape exactly, only the crocodile of the Nile is twice as long, being when full grown from twenty to thirty feet. This enormous length is the more to be wondered at, because the crocodile is hatched from an egg very little larger than that of a goose. It has a long head, which it can open very wide, with very sharp and strong teeth. Their eyes are small, their legs short, with claws upon their feet. Their tail makes half the length of their body, and the whole is guarded with hard impenetrable scales, except the belly, which is much softer and smoother. They keep much upon the land in the day time, but towards the evening retire into the water to avoid the cold dews of the night. They run pretty fast right forward, but are very awkward and slow in turning, by reason of their unwieldy length. It is an error that they have no tongue, without which they could hardly swallow their food; but in eating they move the upper jaw only, contrary to all other animals. The way of catching them in Egypt is, with a strong hook fixed to the end of a chain and baited with a joint of pork, which they are very fond of. But a live hog is generally tied near, the cry of which allures them to the hook. This account of the crocodile will agree in most particulars with the alligator, only the bigness of the last cannot entitle it to the name of “leviathan,” which Job gave formerly to the crocodile, and not to the whale, as some interpreters would make us believe.
So soon as the Catawba Indians are informed of the approach of the Virginia caravans, they send a detachment of their warriors to bid them welcome, and escort them safe to their town, where they are received with great marks of distinction. And their courtesies to the Virginia traders, I dare say, are very sincere, because they sell them better goods and better pennyworths than the traders of Carolina. They commonly reside among the Indians till they have bartered their goods away for skins, with which they load their horses and come back by the same path they went. There are generally some Carolina traders that constantly live among the Catawbas, (Page 87) and pretend to exercise a dictatorial authority over them. These petty rulers do not only teach the honester savages all sorts of debauchery, but are unfair in their dealings, and use them with all kinds of oppression. Nor has their behaviour been at all better to the rest of the Indian nations, among whom they reside, by abusing their women and evil-entreating their men; and, by the way, this was the true reason of the fatal war which the nations round-about made upon Carolina in the year 1713. Then it was that all the neighbouring Indians, grown weary of the tyranny and injustice with which they had been abused for many years, resolved to endure their bondage no longer, but entered into a general confederacy against their oppressors of Carolina. The Indians opened the war by knocking most of those little tyrants on the head that dwelt amongst them, under pretence of regulating their commerce, and from thence carried their resentment so far as to endanger both North and South Carolina.
16th. 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.
From hence we moved forward to colonel Mumford’s other plantation, under the care of Miles Riley, where, by that gentleman’s directions, we were again supplied with many good things. Here it was we discharged our worthy friend and fellow traveller, Mr. Bearskin, who had so plentifully supplied us with provisions during our long expedition. We rewarded him to his heart’s content, so that he returned to his town loaded with riches and the reputation of having been a great discoverer.
17th. This being Sunday, we were seasonably put in mind how much we were obliged to be thankful for our happy return to the inhabitants. Indeed, we had great reason to reflect with gratitude on the signal mercies we had received. First, that we had, day by day, been fed by the bountiful hand of (Page 88) Providence in the desolate wilderness, insomuch that if any of our people wanted one single meal during the whole expedition, it was entirely owing to their own imprudent management. Secondly, that not one man of our whole company had any violent distemper or bad accident befall him, from one end of the line to the other. The very worst that happened was, that one of them gave himself a smart cut on the pan of his knee with a tomahawk, which we had the good fortune to cure in a short time, without the help of a surgeon. As for the misadventures of sticking in the mire and falling into rivers and creeks, they were rather subjects of mirth than complaint, and served only to diversify our travels with a little farcical variety. And, lastly, that many uncommon incidents have concurred to prosper our undertaking. We had not only a dry spring before we went out, but the preceding winter, and even a year or two before, had been much drier than ordinary. This made not only the Dismal, but likewise most of the sunken grounds near the sea-side, just hard enough to bear us, which otherwise had been quite impassable. And the whole time we were upon the business, which was in all about sixteen weeks, we were never caught in the rain except once, nor was our progress interrupted by bad weather above three or four days at most. Besides all this, we were surprised by no Indian enemy, but all of us brought our scalps back safe upon our heads. This cruel method of scalping of enemies is practised by all the savages in America, and perhaps is not the least proof of their original from the northern inhabitants of Asia. Among the ancient Scythians it was constantly used, who carried about these hairy scalps as trophies of victory. They served them too as towels at home, and trappings for their horses abroad. But these were not content with the skin of their enemies’ heads, but also made use of their sculls for cups to drink out of upon high festival days, and made greater ostentation of them than if they had been made of gold or the purest crystal.
Besides the duties of the day, we christened one of our men who had been bred a quaker. The man desired this of his own mere motion, without being tampered with by the parson, who was willing every one should go to heaven his own way. But whether he did it by the conviction of his own reason, or to get rid of some troublesome forms and restraints, to which the saints of that persuasion are subject, I cannot positively say. http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/byrd/byrd.html
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1729 Feb 18 – C-28 – Capt. Simon Pearson of Stafford Co receives 195 acres in Stafford Co . . . adjacent to Thomas Going, Parson Brechin, Col. George Mason, near Potomack R. p. 101, Northern Neck Deed Book 6. page 28. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co
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1729 February 25, William Godfrey received another grant from the proprietors to 266 acres “on the south run of the Pohick, adjoining Joseph Jones, according to “Northern Neck Land Grants,” Book C, page 35.

1730 William Godfrey appeared on Green’s tax list of 1730 with “3 white tithables and 2 black tithables” and was recorded as “formerly Vestryman and Justice, Lower Parish.” Va.

1730 Feb 15 – C-105 – Thomas Ford of Stanford Co 451 acres in Stafford Co on Popeshead Run . . . adjacent to Capt Connyers and William Going. p106. Va. Land Trans – Stanford Co

1730 March 4 – C-118 – James Going and Simon Pearson of Stafford Co receive 652 acres in Stafford Co on Four Mile Run near Brandymore adj Thomas Pearson dec’d, William Gunnel, on Pimets Run. 4 March 1730. p. 106 (p. 127 is James Going adjacent to Maj John Colvill in 1739).
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1731 Sept 17 – Ralph Jackson  Grantee; Location: Henrico County; Description: 340 acres on the north side of Swift Creek; adjoing. the land of Henry his own, Henry Walthall, Francis Maybury &c. Source: Land Office Patents No. 14, 1728-1732 (pt.1 & 2), p. 338 (Reel 11). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=338&last=&g_p=P14&collection=LO Patent

1731 – Benjamin Sebastian was employed as overseer and collector of rents; he lived on Alexander’s Island. In a deposition he stated that he became a tenant to Alexander on promise of a lease, which he never got from Alexander in his life, but after his death, he got a lease from Gerrard Alexander, son of Robert, who inherited part of the land, (LRLS: 315)
Benjamin Sebastian listed the tenants living on Alexander’s land in 1731. They paid rents of 524 pounds of tobacco for 100 acres and twice that for a double lot of 200 acres. The tenants living below Four Mile Creek were: Judith Ballenger, James Going, Sarah Young, and Sarah Amos. Above the creek the tenants were: Edward Chubb, Richard Middleton, William Boylstone, John Straughan, Adam Straughan, Edward Earpe and Richard Wheeler. Robert Alexander received 6812 Pounds of tobacco yearly for the rent since Richard Middleton and William Boylstone had double lots.
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1731 May 16 – C-146 – Robert Carter Jr. of Westmoreland Co receives 217 acres . . . adjacent to William Going . . . p 108.  Va. Land Trans – Westmoreland Co

1731 November 4, William Godfrey was commissioned a justice of the peace in adjoining Prince William County. He was a vestryman there from 1733 to 1744. Prince William Co, Va

1734 June 6 – Cave Gowen a seven-year-old boy who was bound to James Vaughan by the 6 June 1734 Brunswick County court and Thomas and John Going who were bound out by the court in May 1739, no parent named [Orders 1737-41, 254, 302]. Brunswick Co, Va.

1734 June 7 -“John Gowin” leased land from “Shurley Whatley” in St. Martins Parish in adjoining Hanover County, Virginia on June 7, 1734, according to “The Valentine Papers.” Volume 3, page 71. Hanover Co, Va

1736 March 26 – Cornelius Keife/Keith had appeared in the legal records of Brunswick County March 26, 1736 when he was a witness to the will of John Nipper, Sr. of St. Andrews Parish of Brunswick County. Va. Wills/Probate
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/revolution.htm

1736 July 5 – John Going and Thomas Going, apparently brothers, possibly other sons of Mary Gowing, were also bound to Ralph Jackson on July 5, 1736, according to Order Book 1, page 254. Va. Court Order – Brunswick Co, Va

1736 – George Gowen,  was married about 1736, wife’s name Sarah.

1736 April 14 – Page 546 Deed. Abraham Childers of Henrico Co, sell James Gwoin of same Co., for L 10 , 100 acres in H. Co. Adj. land of Robt. Mosby, John Childers, etc., Signed Abraham Childers. Wit: Hutchins Burton, George Freeman. Recorded 1736 May 3. Henrico Co, Va.
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1736 Aug 2 – Jas. Vaughan of H. Co Gent sells Wm Kennon of same Co. Gent, for L109.4.5, 11 negro slaves. Signed James Vaughan. Wit. Thos Eldridge, Geo Willson, Geo Robertson. Recd 1st Mon in Oct 1736. Henrico Co, Va.
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1736 – Col. Jas. Vaughan Henrico Co, Va. 7 levies paid by inspector’s note. Henrico Co, Va
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1736 – Edward Haskins. Dr. 1736. 5 Levys. 950 acres. Clks fees. Store debt. To arrest Ralph Jackson. To Geo Robinson’s Levy. Pd by cash to Mr. Coupland and by tobo. Henrico, Va.
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1736 Ralph Jackson – 2 levies. 340 acres. To Col. Bolling for 2 surveys 1000 lb tobo. Cash lent you and rum 12/8. Store debt. Your order to Joseph Jackson. Cash pd Wm Davis on your order. Last yrs a/c. Paid. “By Dale Parrish for Hobby”. By Mr. Brooks order. “By Jno Nash for 1 survey pd Col Bolling he having sold 300 acres Land to sd Nash”. By tobo and an Inspector’s note at Warwick. Henrico Co, Va.
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1737 May 21 – Mr. Michl Going (pd Danl. Patrick Jr., carried to D p. 23) Credits: May 21, 1737 (1 Note as Merryweathers).  Accounts from the Store of Thomas Partridge and Co. Hanover Co, Virginia, 1734-1756.  1737 in Hanover Co a Michael Going owing on a store acct. Hannover Co, Va
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1737 June 9 – Aaron Going, born 9 June, baptized 3 September 1737 in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County [NSCDA, Parish Register of St. Peter’s, 134], New Kent Co, Va.
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1737 Feb 9 – Jackson, Ralph. Grantee; Description: 230 acres below Knibbs Creek between the lines of Benjamin Ward and others. Amelia County, Va.
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1737 Oct 26 – William Gowen – 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

1737 Oct 26 – William Gowen – an Orphan – bound to John Straughan until 21 yrs – to be taught how to read English, and taught the ministry of a Tanner. Pohick Church – in Lorton, Virginia. Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book (Church/Vestry of George Washington, George Mason, and other patriots) Truro Parish, Va.  http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html (p. 19-20)

1738 Oct 2 – Edward Barry, Charles Green – Minister: Rev. Charles Green; Church Wardens: Edward Barry, Thomas Lewis; Vestrymen: Richard Osborn, John Sturman, William Godfrey, Edward Evins (or Emins), William Peake
Payments: Rev. Charles Green – salary; Edward Barry, Catesby Cocke, Joseph Blumfield, Richard Osborn, William Hall Jr for maintaining a poor man, Thomas Lewis, Nathan Scott, James Kein, Edward Washington – sheriff act, Joseph Johnson – reader, Samuel Hull – reader, John Christmass – sexton, Thomas Bennett – sexton, John Summers for keeping a poor child and finding clothes, William Hall for burying Alexander Young, John Swett, William Hall for keeping and burying a poor child, Abraham St.Clare, Francis Asbury for finding books for the Chappell, Edward Evins, James Boilstone, Richard Osborn; Orders: – Edward Barry levy 45 pounds of tobacco to each titheable person ; -John Stubbard petition to be levy free; Signed: Charles Green, Thomas Lewis, Edward Barry; Pohick Church – in Lorton, Virginia; Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book; Truro Parish, Va. http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html

1738 1 tithe, Amelia County, Va. 1738 Amelia Co titheables w Giding Gowen
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1738 Oct 23 – Catherine Patterson/Gowen next appeared October 23, 1738 in Brunswick County, Virginia where she, Mary King and Cornelius Keife/Keith were witnesses to the will of Thomas Stroud, according to Brunswick County Will Book 2, page 1. Va. Wills/Probate – Brunswick Co. It is believed that Catherine Gowen was remarried about 1728, husband’s name Padderson [or Patterson] and removed to adjoining Prince William County, Virgnia. Apparently the marriage was short-lived. Brunswick Co, Va. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/revolution.htm

1738- (nd) (Bal from B 171). 1738 Michael Going in Hanover Co owes on store acct. Hannover Co, Va.
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1738 June 9 – birth of Aaron Gowan – parents George Gowan and Sarah Gowan. Baptized on Sept 3, 1738. New Kent County, Va – St. Peter’s Parish Vestry Book and Register p 546.
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1738 Sept 3 – “George Gowan and his wife Sarah Gowan,” were residents of New Kent County, Virginia September 3, 1738 when a son, “Aaron Gowan” was christened there in St. Peter’s Parish, according to International Genealogical Index, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. New Kent County, Va. St. Peters Parish Register, page 134.

1739 Gideon Going (Goen) Amelia County Titheables – 1. Amelia Co, Va.
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1739 July/August – John Going 1-254 – July/August 1739 Court. Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order

1739 May 29 – E-81: Mr. John Awbrey of Pr. William Co. received 86 acres in Pr. William Co. on Potomack R. . . . adj. William Strutfield, Thomas Owsley, Mr. Robert Alexander, Thomas Gowing, Woncopin Br. p. 125. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-5/291-2/1-100.html (page 81)
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1739 July/August – Thomas Going 1-254 – July/August 1739 Court. Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order

1739 – John Goings paid an inheritance tax according to the Inheritance Tax Book C, page 181 Prince William County, Va
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1739 May 3 Cornelius Keith applied for a grant of land as an immigrant from Ireland some 30 years earlier.

1739 May 21 – Catherine Patterson/Gowen ; “23, July, 1739 –Catherine Patterson / Gowen wrote her will 21st, 5th month, 1739, – “Prince William County Will Book C”. “I, Catherine Padderson, being sick and weak in body. Unto my well beloved son, Elixander Going, one negro man named Robin and one horse and a horse colt and one cow and calf and a cow yearling and halph of my movable houshold stuf and one parcel of land whereon I now live containing sixty-six acres, it being part of a tract containing one hundred and thirty-two acres. Unto my well beloved daughter, Susannah Going, one negro man named Jackey and one mare and saddle, cow and calf and two cow yearlings and one feather bed and bolster, a rugg and one pare of blankits and half the household stuf. My crop of tob: which is now in my house after my debts is paid I bequeath to be equally divided between my son Elixander Going and my daughter Susannah Going. I leave my well beloved son, John Going, whole and sole executor of this, my last will and testament.; Catherin Padderson; Wits: Thomas Ford, Jane Ford, Ann Gladding“. “23, July, 1739. Presented in Court by John Going, sole executor herein named, who prayed certificate for obtaining a probate thereof, but it being suggested that the deceased’s husband is living, on the motion of the said John Going and giving security for his just and faithful administration of the said deceased’s estate, certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration.” “Bond of John Going, William Scutt and John Hollis unto Denis McCarty, Gent., justice. For £100, 23 July, 1739. John Going is administrator of Catherine Padderson, deceased. John Going. John Hollis. William Scutt; Witness: John Bowie, 23 July, 1739, Acknowledged and Ordered”. Estate: will, 21 May 1739, Prince William, Virginia, USA.  image from:
Library of Virginia, County and City Research in Virginia, County and City Records, Prince William County – http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA227 – Reel #18, Will Book, C, 1734 – 1744 c [ix] index, p. 7-526.  Estate: probate, 23 Jul 1739, Prince William, Virginia, USA. Catherine’s will accepted for probate and son John named admin. Estate: inventory, 27 Aug 1739, Prince William, Virginia, USA. John Going presented, and the court recorded, the estate inventory on Aug 27 1739. ‘Apraisors’ were: Thos Ford, Thos Elzey, Richard Simpson. John Going admin. Estate: settlement, 27 Nov 1739, Prince William, Virginia, USA. Library of Virginia, County and City Research in Virginia, County and City Records, Prince William County – http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA227 – Reel #18, Will Book, C, 1734 – 1744 c [ix] index, p. 7-526.  Pattison Acct of Estate 1739. The Estate of Catherine Pattison decd. pd Edward Barry 116 [Truro Parish clerk]; pd Valentine Payton 364; pd Thomas Ford 40; pd Alexander Gowin 330; pd Susanna Gowin 250; William Dunlop; pd John Gowin 468. John Going presented the account and it was recorded Nov 27, 1739. Prince William Co, Va.
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1739 May 29 – E-81: Mr. John Awbrey of Pr. William Co. received 86 acres in Pr. William Co. on Potomack R. . . . adjacent to William Strutfield, Thomas Owsley, Mr. Robert Alexander, Thomas Gowing, Woncopin Br. p. 125. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-5/291-2/1-100.html (page 81)

Chronological Sources of Goyen’s:
Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1620 to 1699
Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1700 to 1739
Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1740 to 1775
Goyen, Gowing, Going, Goyne, Goin, etc. sources from 1776 to 1810

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