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 Gowry bearing 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.