John Gowen b. abt 1680 – d. abt 1721
Dad: Thomas Gowen (b. 1660 – d. )
Children: (It is unknown if John Gowing had any children. Certainly, his will would likely resolve that question. Unfortunately, the Stafford County wills from that time are missing. The index of the willbook survives, and indicates there is a will, and probate for John Gowing, so possibly, if that will book ever is located, we will know who his children/descendants were/are).
Potential children in Stafford County, Va (of John Going b. 1680, William Going b. 1682, or James Going b. 1683):
Peter Gowen b. 1699 (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of John Gowing b. 1680 – William or James)
Thomas Gowen b. 1706 (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of John Gowing b. 1680 – William or James)
William Gowen b. 1712 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of John Gowing b. 1680 – William or James)
John Gowing b. 1680
William Gowing b. 1682
James Gowing b. 1683
Thomas Gowing b. 1686 (Not confirmed – this Thomas might not exist – the documents used to assume this person existed may be for Thomas b. 1660 or Thomas b. 1706).
FACTS and EVENTS:
Y-DNA: See the following page for Y-DNA results for this line:
Y-DNA information for Goyen: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/y-dna-for-goyen/
Y-DNA matches (most distant known ancestors of people we match – have common paternal ancestor with these people): https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/
Early Life to Adulthood:
John Gowing appears to have been born about 1680 and one of three brothers (John, William, and James) who were members of a company of dragoons in Stafford County, Virginia. In 1710 this same group along with Thomas Gowing was involved in a land transaction 1215 acres of land in Stafford County, Virginia. Thomas Gowing’s transactions and court records are noted starting in 1693 – so it is assumed that Thomas Gowing is the father of this group of Gowings.
(Note that John Gowing was under the command of Captain John West, and Lt. John West, Jr (showing two John Wests). John Gowen is later mentioned in John West’s will in 1716 (see will below), bequeathing a gun and a horse he had purchased from John Gowen).
1710 – “William Goins, Thomas Goins, John Goins and James Goins”: The 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
1716 John West‘s will in Stafford Co, Va. mentions John Gowen :
In the name of God Amen. I, John West of Stafford County, sick and weak of body, but thanks be to God, of sound and perfect memory and understanding do make, will and consitute this my last will and testament. Imps’s. I recommend my sould to God, hoping through his mercy, a full remission of my sisn, a joyful resurrection and etermal happiness thro’ the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Saviour.
Item. My body I recommend to the earth from whence it proceeded, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter named.
Item. I give, grant and bequeath to my Grandson, Hugh West, 300 acres of land, lying on the North Side of Aquatink Creek, to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, the aofresaid 300 being that land that I purchased of William Green and in default of such heirs, I give, grant, and bequeath the said 300 acres unto my Grandson, John West, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
Item. I give and bequeath to my afs’d grandson Hugh West 3000 lb. Tob’o when at the age of twenty one.
Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson John West, 313 acres of land lying on the north side of great Hunting Creek, being the land I bought of John Simson, to him and his heirs of his body lawfully begotten and in default of such heirs lawfully begotten, my will is that the aforesaid 300 bequeathed unto my Grandson, Hugh West, and the 313 acres of land to John West, be given granted and bequathed unto my loving son, John West, him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give bequeath and bequeath unto my aforesaid Grandson, John West 3000 lbs Tobacco when at the age of 21.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law, Ann Turley, 300 acres of land being the plantation where Edward Carter lived, to her and the heirs of her body lawfuly begotten and in default of such heirs, to my sons, John West, him his heirs or assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to the afores’d Ann Turley, 3000 lbs at the day of her marriage or at the age of sixteen.
Item. I give grant and bequeath to Benjamin Blake, fifty acres of land, being the plantation where John Summers, now lives, to him and his heirs lawfully begotten, and in default of such heirs to his brother, John Blake, to him and his heirs lawfully begotten.
Item. I give grant and bequeath to Jno. Blake 50 acres of the aforesaid tract, to him and heirs of his body lawfully begotten and in default of such lawful heirs my will is that the afs’d 100 be granted given and bequeathed to Burr Harrison, son of Capt. Thomas Harrison, to him his heirs or assigns forever.
Item. I give grant and bequeath to my loving son, John West, three Negroes called Dennis, Glascow and Silan and all my plate.
Item. I give grant and bequeath to my loving son, John West, all my lands and real estate on Hunting Creek branches, about 2000 acres, him his heirs or assigns forever. Likewise 500 acres at Pumunky, likewise all my lands above the Falls of Potomac and 100 acres below the aforesaid Falls and my plantation after my wife’s natural deceased and all my other real estate, on the south side of Hunting Creek, not otherwise given or bequeathed to him the afores’d son, John West, his heirs or assigns forever.
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 after my deceased to Thos West, two cows and calves.
Item. I give and bequeath to Burr Harrison, the son of Capt. Thomas Harrison, the gun that I commonly use.
Item. I give and bequeath the gun I had of John Gowen to James Turley.
Item. I give John Turley my Long gun.
Item. I give grant and bequeath to my godson, John Symmonds, the son of Thomas Symmonds, 100 acres of land, his father now lives on and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and in default of such lawful heirs, my will is that the aforesa’d 100 acres be given, granted and bequeathed to my son, John West, him, his heirs or assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to Seith Harrison, the wife of Capt. Thomas Harrison, after my deceased, 500 lbs. tob’o, to buy her a mourning ring.
Item. I give and bequeath to Seith Anderson, the daughter of Jacob Henderson, two cows and calves, at my deceased.
Item, my will and pleasure is that my negro Bastin be set free at my decease and that he have one flock bed and furniture and one iron pot and land to work on in the fork of great Hunting Creek branches during his natural life.
Item. I give and bequeath at my deceased to Seith Lucas, 1000 lbs. tob’o.
Item. I give and bequeath to William Custer, Davis Innes and Francis Ballenger, the one half of the debts due to me per accounts.
Item. I forgive Robert Blake, all the debts he owes me per accounts or otherwise and I give to the aforesaid Robert Blake, one suit of Druggit apparell, two shirts, two pr. of stockings, one hat and as much new jersey as will make him a suit with trimmings to it.
Item. I give grant and bequeath to my loving wife, Elizabeth West, her heirs or assigns, one negro girl called Combar.
Item. I give and bequeath to my loving wife, Elizabeth West, the plantation I now live on during her natural life and after he decase, to my loving son, John West, him, his heirs or assigns as aforesaid.
Item. My will and pleasure is that after my just debts and legacies are paid, that my persoanl estate not given, except Pegg hereafter mentioned, be equally divided between my loving wife, Eliza and my loving son, John.
Item. I give grant and bequeath mulatto Pegg, during the time of her servitude to my wife, Eliza West, her heirs or assigns, whom I appoint constitute and ordain, whole and sole ex’x of this my last will and testament, revoking renouncing disproving and disannuling all other Testament or Testaments heretofore made if any such can be found, and I ordain my loving friend, Capt. Thomas Harrison and Wm. Simon, to be assistants unto my wife, Elizabeth West, and that my wife bring up and educate my son, John West, in the reformed religion according to the Doctrine of the Church of England and in case of failure, that my good friend the Reverend John Frazer, take special care of his sound education at the charge of the estate herein mentioned. This is my last will and testament. I publish, sign and seal this 16th day of Nov. Anno Dom. 1716.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us
James Turley, Lewis Saunders, David Annise, Mary Mitchison, Eliz. Woodward
At a Court held for Stafford County the 13 day of Febr in the year of our Lord 1716. The last will and testament of John West, Gent. dec’d, was presented in Court by Eliza West, widow, his ex’tx, who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of Lewis Sanderson, James Turley and Elizabeth Woodward, witnesses thereto is admitted to record and upon the motion of the said Elizabeth West and her performing what is usual in such cases, certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Test. F. Fitzhugh, Clk Court
1719 Aug 3 – Thomas Goins, John Goins, William Goins, and James Goins
Evan Thomas, John Todd, Mr. Robert Alexander
5-212: granted to Evan Thomas and John Todd both of Stafford Co 1215a in Stafford Co on Four Mile Cr adj Mr. Robert Alexander, land formerly surveyed for Thomas, John, William, and James Goins. Surv. by Mr. Thomas Hooper. 3 Aug 1719. p. 69
Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co
The Stafford County Will Book K shows John Going and John Gowry having very similar dates of death and probate. Similarly, William Going and William Gowry also are noted with similar dates of death and probate. Its worth looking at any available wills or probate papers that can be found to verify if these are the same people – it was not uncommon for names to be spelled in multiple different ways, even within the same document:
John Goin and John Gowry:
1721: that John Goin appears to have died in 1721. John Goin’s estate is listed on page 4 a will entry, page 76 inventory, and page 139 inventory;
1722: In 1722 John Gowry has a will entry on page 25;
1723/4: In 1723/4 another ___ (likely John again) Gowry will entry is on page 63, then page 117 inventory, page 118 division, and page 141 divisional inventory);
1724: ___ Straughan v. Goin’s estate on page 77.
1730: John Goin dec’d will
1730: John Gowry dec’d will
Compare: William Goin and William Gowry
1726: William Goin dec’d
1725/26: William Gowring dec’d
1727: William Goin page 253 inventory, page 269 estate a/c.
1727/28: William Gowry page 268 inventory.
1730: William Gowry – will and inventory
If John Gowry is the same as John Going (Gowing), then he is older than previously thought. John Gowry’s information can be found here: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/john-gowry-same-as-john-gowin-research/
John Gowry is noted in a 1686 land transaction in Stafford County, Virginia. He is then involved in litigation over that land in 1687. He is listed in other documents in 1691, 1706, and 1708 in Stafford County. His birth date would likely be in the 1660s. If they are the same person, than this would indicate that John Gowing (Gowry) and Thomas Gowing were possibly siblings.
John Gowry’s transactions in 1686/87 indicate his wife’s name was Rachell, he had a daughter named Rachell Gowry who married Joseph Waugh, and John Gowry married a 2nd time in 1704 to Ann Doniphan.
Additionally, a William Cave received land adjacent to John Gowry in 1707. Interestingly, in 1734, in Brunswick County, after the Going family had started to move to Brunswick County, an orphan by the name of “Cave” Going was bound out to Ralph Jackson (who also took in at least 4 other orphaned Going children.
The Stafford County Militia listed at the top of this page lists family member from the following last names that are connected to Gowing/Gowry families:
Gowing, Travers, Massey, West, Mason, Waugh, Ellis, Baxter, Pearson (Person), Tillit, Brent, Mountjoy, Elzey, Watts, Massey, Giles, Doniphan, and Lucas among other last names are listed on the 1701/1702 Stafford County Militia Roster (see above on this page) . . . but interestingly there are no Gowry’s listed – despite there being two male Gowry’s – John Gowry and William Gowry – listed in the Stafford County will book. One possibility is that the Gowry’s were listed as Gowing on the militia roster – and that the Gowry and Gowing names are the same people, just spelled differently on different documents – as is seen often in this time period with names.
See following links for additional research that has been done on the Going/Goyen/Goyne family.
1) Carroll H. Goyne, Jr:
2) The Gowen Manuscript:
3) The Gowen Manuscript:
John Gowry same as John Gowin? Research:
In Stafford Virginia, in will book K’s index, John Gowin is listed right next to John Gowry – both with will and probate dates around 1721-22. Additionally, William Gowin is right next to William Gowry with will and probate dates near 1725-1730. Need to research to make sure these are not the same people. Both lived close to the Mason’s, Waugh’s, Elzey, Bland and Travers families.
Info found on John Gowry is below – compare to known Gowing info in the Stafford County, Virginia area:
John Gowry information:
1686: From Deed and Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1686-1693, Part I, page 16: Pages 19-19a. Bee it knowne by these presents that I HENRY BLAGRAVE of New Kent County in Virga. for a valuable consideration paid by John Gowry of Stafford Parish within ye County of Stafford doe fully discharge ye said John Gowry & have granted unto ye sd Jno. Gowry all my right and demand in land to Six hundred acres of land within the sd County of Stafford and by Pattent granted unto Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD my late Grand Father deced beareing date ye 6 day Oct: Anno 1654 To Hold the sd Six hundrd acres of land to him ye sd John Gowry his heires and assignes for ever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and Seale this 11 day of Octr 1686. Signed: HENRY (HB) BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Richd. (R) Wood, Will. Ballard.
I SARAH BLAGRAVE Wife of ye abovesd HENRY do acknowledge my right in as ample manner to John Gowry his heires as doth my husband dated ye 11 October 1686. Signed: SARAH (S) BLAGRAVE.
I Mrs. MARY MANSFIELD [sic] now here doe assigne and make over all my title of ye abovesd land unto Jno. Gowry his heires for ever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 13 October 1686. Signed: MARY HARD. Witnesses: Wm. Williamson, John (IB) Beich.
This Sale of Land was acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford by John Waugh Attorney of HENRY BLAGRAVE and SARAH his Wife unto John Gowry this 9 day of December 1686 And was then recorded.
Know all men by these presents that I HENRY BLAGRAVE in New Kent County in Virga. and SARAH my Wife doe appoint Mr. John Waugh in Stafford County Minister to be our Lawfull Attorney and in or name to acknowledge our right to Six hundred acres of land in the aforesd County unto John Gowry which sd right is granted unto aforesd Gowrybearing date ye 11 Octr. 1686. Signed: HENRY (HB) BLAGRAVE, SARAH (+) BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Wm. Ballard, Rich. (R) Wood.
1687: Page 43a. (this entry is very faded) Thos. Greggs Depo…That he this Dept. in October last upon his journey to James Town in Company with Gerrard Lowther & Mr. Nelson put up at ye house of one Mr. Hoard with sd Compa. & the sd Lowther falling into discourse with MARY ye Wife of sd Hoard who was ye Relict of HENRY BLAGRAVE and Daughtr to Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD touching & concerning ye said land by the sd MARY and her Husband BLAGRAVE sold ye six hundred acres of land to Jno. Axton & that the sd. MARY…did not acknowledge ye same at ye Genll. Court at James Town and further Declared yt for sake of her Husband BLAGRAVE she would have freely parted with all she had…Deposeth yt this Difference was after ye sd Gowry that is now some purchase of sd Land from her Sonne in Law she then Declared yt the sd Gowry has cheated her of some…of ye sd land… Signed: Thomas Gregg.
1687: Pages 43a-44. Christn. Waddington aged Fifty yeares or thereabouts Depons. that John Smith for and on behalfe of Ann his Wife an Infant undr ye age of twenty & one yeares Daughter to John Axton late of Stafford County deced agt John Gowry & Rachell his Wife Deft (entry very faded) That Mr. Wm. Horton being imployed as Agent for John Axton…share of six hundred acres of land within County of Stafford…Potomack Creeke…& Edward Cary…for one HENRY BLAGRAVE & MARY his Wife one of ye Daughters of Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD…at ye Plantation of my husband where ye sd Cary & Axton made their cropps for yt yeare ye tobo ye sd BLAGRAVE there Recd upon ye West of ye ad Parcel & being Fifteene hundred pounds nett at least… Signed: Christian (X) Waddington. Sworne & recorded in ye County Court of Stafford the 9 day of June 1687.
1687: Page 44. In Chancery. I John Smith for & on ye behalfe of Ann my Wife an Infant under ye age of twenty & one yeares Daughtr. of Jno. Axton late of Stafford County deced agt. John Gowry & Rachell his Wife Defts.
The Depon. of Gerrard Lowther of ye sd County aged thirty yeares or thereabouts sayeth that upon his Journey to James Towne in Compa with Mr. Tho: Gregg of ye sd County &…Mr. Nelson, this Depts. with ye sd Compa went to ye house of one Mr. Heard who marryd MARY Widdow & Relict of HENRY BLAGRAVE & Daughter of Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD where this Dept. & ye sd Mr. Gregg the sd Nelson entered into discourse with ye sd MARY concerneinge ye Sale of Six hundred acres of land situate & being on ye South side of Pottomack Creeke in this ye sd County and sd MARY…her sd husband BLAGRAVE to Jno. Axton & Edw. Cary late of ye sd County (part whereof is still in Question) MARY declared yt she & her sd Husband BLAGRAVE sold ye sd Six hundred acres of land to ye sd John Axton & Edwd. Cary & yt her sd husband did acknowledge the Deede of Sale thereof to Axton & Cary at ye Genll. Court at James Towne, and further declared yt for the sake of her said husband BLAGRAVE she would truely have parted wth all shee had or words purporting ye same & further Deposeth that this Descourse was some few days after sd Gowry had purchased ye sd Land & that she then further Declared yt ye sd Gowry had cheated her Sone in Lawe & that he should not have the sd Land nor any other hereof ye sd Axton & further deposeth not. Signed: Gerrard Lowther. Recorded in ye County Courte of Stafford this 9 day of June 1687.
STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1686 – 1689; THE ANTIENT PRESS
1687: pp. 71a-72 TO ALL Know ye that I WM. DOWNINGE of Stafford County Virginia with the Consent of MARY DOWNINGE my Wife for Divers good causes but more particularly for the sume of four thousand pounds of good sound merchandable Tobacco in Caske paid unto us by HENRY THOMPSON of the aforesd County grant unto the sd HENRY THOMPSON his heires forever two hundred acres of land in Stafford County upon the South side of POTTOMACK RIVER the sd land Begininge at a marked Beach standing by the River & runninge from thence Southerly into the Woods Easterly to a marked white cake upon the River well sd land is the Westinmost part of One thousand four hundred & fifty acres of land but by the said DOWNINGE of JOHN PEAKE; To Have and To Hold the said land In Witness whereof we have sett our hands & Seales this 9 of Novembr 1687
In presence of ROT. COLSON, WM. DOWNINGE
PHILL. PAYTON, JOHN GOWRY MARY DOWNINGE
This Sale of Land was acknowld. in County Court of Stafford by the said WM. DOWNINGE & MARY his Wife unto HENRY THOMPSON this 8 day of February 1687/8 And was then recorded.
STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEED AND WILL BOOK, 1686 – 1689; THE ANTIENT PRESS
1687: p. 44 In Chancery. I JOHN SMITH for & on ye bebalfe of ANN my Wife an Infant under ye age of twenty &one yeares Daughtr. of JNO. AXTON late of Stafford County deced agt. JOHN GOWRY & RACHELL his Wife Defts
The Depon of GERRARD LOWTHER of yee County aged thirty yeares or thereabouts sayeth that upon his Journey to JAMES TOWNE in Compa with Mr, THO GREGG of ye sd County & Mr, NELSON, this Depts_ with ye sd Compa went to ye house of one MR, HEARD who marry’d MARY Widdow & Relict of HENRY BLAGRAVE & Daughter of Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD where this Dept. & ye sd Mr. GREGG the sd NELSON entered into discourse with ye sd MARY concerneinge ye Sale of Six hundred acres of land situate & being on ye South side of POTTOMACK CREEKE in this ye sd County and sd MARY …. her sd husband BLAGRAVE to JNO. AXTON & EDW CARY late of ye sd County (part whereof is still in Question) MARY declared yet she & her sd Husband BLAGRAVE sold ye sd Six hundred acres of land to ye sd JOHN AXTON & EDWD. CARY & yt her sd husband did acknowledge the Deede of Sale thereof to AXTON & CARY at ye Genll. Court at JAMES TOWNE, and further declared yt for the sake of her said husband BLAGRAVE she would truely have parted wth all shee hade or words purporting ye same & further Deposeth that this Descourse was some few days after sd GOWRY had purchased ye sd Land & that she then further Declared yt ye sd GOWRY had cheated her Sone in Lawe & that he should not have the sd Land nor any other hereof ye sd AXTON & further deposeth not
GERRARD LOWTHER Recorded in ye County Courte of Stafford this 9 day of June 1687
STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 – 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
1691: p. 217a KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that Whereas I HUGH TOMLINSON haveinge made sale to Mr. HENRY THOMPSON of three hundred acres of lande in ye within Bill of Sale and haveinge by the Last Will and Testament of ye said HENRY THOMPSON given and bequeathed ye said three hundred acres of lande unto ye three Eldest Sons of JOHN SYMPSON of OCOUIA therefore I ye said HUGH TOMLINSON doe by these presents make over the within mentioned three hundred acres of land to ye abovesaid three Eldest Sons of JOHN SYMPSON and their heires according to ye meaninge of ye last Will and Testament of HENRY THOMPSON abovesaid. In Wittness I have sett my hand & Seale this 12th of November 1691.
In presence of JOHN GOWRY. HUGH TOMLINSON WM SMITH
This said Confirmacon of a Sale of Land made formerly by HUGH TOMLINSON unto said HENRY THOMPSON late of this County deced was accordingly acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford by him the said HUGH TOMLINSON unto ye Sons of said JOHN SIMSON accordinge to ye purports and true intent of ye Will of the said HENRY THOMPSON deced on ye 13th day of November 1691 & was then recorded.
STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 – 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
1691: pp. 219a-220 IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I HENRY THOMPSON of Stafford County Gentl, beinge sicke of body but of sounde & pfect memory the Lord & praise be to Allmighty God doe make & nominate this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme followinge
Impmis. I committ my body to ye Earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner & my Soull to God Allmighty who gave it in certaine hope of a joy-full resurreccon to eternall life, first of all my worldly Estate be it whatsoever may bee found I hereby appoint my trustie friende JOHN WAUGH Clarke, my whole & sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament
Imprimis I devise & bequeath three hundred acres of land lyeinge & beinge upon POHICKE CREEKE to bee equallie divided between RICH: & ALEXR. WAUGH, Sons of JOHN WAUGH abovesaid to them and their heires for ever. Also I give bequeath that plantacon & tract of land at COCK PITT POYNT to ANN WAUGH Daughter to JOHN WAUGH abovesaid & to ye heires of her body begott & for want of such to RICHD. & ALEXR, WAUGH abovesaid & to ye heires of their bodies, I alsoe give & bequeath that tract & Evident of land Iyeinge upon POWELLS RUN containinge about three hundred acres unto ye three Eldest Sonns now liveinge of JOHN SIMPSON in OCOUIA CREEKE Scotchman to them & their heires for ever.
I Will and bequeath two Rings a Mourninge Ringeh wth ye posie (prepare as follow), & ye other wth ye posie (My love to ye shall Endless bee) these two abovesaid I devise and give to ELIZA, Wife of JOHN WAUGH abovesaid, Likewise I will and Bequeath to MARY WILLIAMS now resideinge upon this Plantacon my horse Turk wth bridle & Saddle & two thousand poundes of good Tobacco to bee instantley & conveniently paid her after my decease.
I give & Will to HENRY MAN Son of JAMES MAN two young Heifers two yeares old
Item l give to Mr. ROBERT COLLE one barren Cow and what Sows 1 have now pastureinge upon this Plaantacon.
Item I give to Mr, COLLES one Cow Mare & one Steal- of three yeares old runninge on EDWARD HOLMES Plantacon next Springe
Item I give & bequeath to WILLIAM HURDY my gunne &small chest
Item 1 give will &devise to ye CHURCH of STAFFORD CHURCH ten £1 pounds Sterl to bee by ye Minister & Church Wardens laid out in plate for ye BLESSED SACRAMT. & other necessaries for ye Service of God & ornament of ye abovesaid Church att ye head of POTOMACK CREEKE
Item l give and bequeath to THOMAS KEMP what Tobacco he is indebted to me & one pott & one fryinge pan
Item I give & bequeath to PATRICK HUME my Horse named Tobie branded “DM” Item I give and devise to JOHN GOWRY one beaver hatt light colored stuffe mans coate & pr of plush breeches
Item unto JOHN SIMPSON Scotchman abovesaid one Broad Cloth co ate darke coloured, one pair of frieze breeches
Item I give to THOMAS ELZEY JUNR one halfe of my bookes and ye other halfe I give to ye Wife of Mr. ROBERT COLLES,
Item I give to WM. (blank) one serge Coate, one prof leather drawers, one prof shoes, one prof stockings seven yards of blew linnen.
I further give to JOHN SIMPSON abovesd one Horse named Spete branded wth ye figure upon ye shoulder
Item I will & bequeath to JOSEPH HENSON one Semiter with a black hilt
Item I give & bequeath to THOMAS ELZEY SENR. one case of Pistolls & holsters & one semiter wth a place hilt & heft belongings to it wth plate buckles
Item I give & Will to Capa. GEORGE MASON my Cane wth a Silver head
Item I will & desire that one large Seale tinge off twentie shillings price be delivered to JOSEPH ye Son of JOHN WAUGH abovesaid
item I give to RICHARD MARTYNE one Mare wch I bought of JAMES GALLAWAY branded with three brands
In Wittness whereof I sett my hande & Seale this twenty third day of October 1691 In presence of ROBERT COLLES, HEN. THOMPSON JOHN GOWRY. MARY WILLIAMS
The above said Will of ye aforesaid HENRY THOMPSON was sufficiently proved in Court by Mr JOHN WAUGH Clerke Exror appointed & nominated in ye said Will on ye oathes of ROBERT COLLES. JOHN GOWRY & MARY WILLIAMS Wittnesses to ye said Will Subscribed on ye 13th day of November 1691 and was then recorded
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 Darrellâ€ â€œall 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.â€
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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.
(Other John Gowry info: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/john-gowry-information/ ).