Virginia – King William County – 1700s to early 1800s

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)


1707 Thos Goene (or Goere) and William Burford pay 482 pounds to receive one half acre or lott in Dillaware Town (Delaware Town – which was West Point later) in ye County of King William, number thirty five and bounded as in a plat and survey made by Harry Beverley Surveyor ye 2d Day of (X62)? anno 1707 . . . from John Waller, Philip Whitehead, and Thomas Cass (or Carr) (in trust for Dillaware Town of King William County . . . Signed: John Waller, Phill Whitehead, Tho Carr. Wits: Wil Roy, Daniell Miles, William Noyes. Proved up on June 20, 1707. Deed. bk 1, p 373. King William Co, Va.
(Indenture link – Indenture says either Thomas Goere or Goene for lot no. 35 in Delaware Towne):
(index pg 184, marked GT).

1721 Nov 4 – At a Council held at the Capitol Nov 4, 1721
On the Petition of James Terry, John Kembro, William Byrd and Cornelius Keith leave is granted the to take up 5000 acres of land lying in the County of New Kent.
Executive Journals, Council of Colonial Virginia. p. 5

1724 July 9 – p. 268 Thomas Ware 150 acres New Land in King William County, in St Johns Parish on brs of Beverdam Creek; adj Cornelius KeithCapt James Terry, Thomas Thomason; John Holliday and Thomas Creed. 9 July 1724, Patent book 12 p 51. Virginia.

1726 Oct 31 – P 319 – Capt. James Terry, Gent. 400 acres, new land, King William County in St. Margret’s Parish on the N SIDE OF NORTHANNA RIVER & NORTH SIDE OF NORTH CREEK, on borders of Beverdam Creek; adj. his own, John Holliday, Edward Green, Thomas Thomason, Cornelius Keith on N side of Long Cr., and John Hopkins line., 31 Oct 1726 Patent book 13 p. 28. Virginia

1728 Sept 2 – p. 365 JOHN LEE ; of New Kent County, 130 acres Lapsed land, King William County, in St. Johns Par; on brs of Beaver Dam Creek; adj Cornelius Keith, Capt. James Terry, Thomas Thomason, John Holliday & Mathew Creed’s line 2 Sept 1728, patents 13, p 437. Virginia.

1731 Jan 23 – p. 411 John Southland, 400 acres new land, Caroline County in St.Margret’s Parish, brs of Long Creek & Beaverdam Sw; adj Cornelius Keith, John Holliday, on S side of Toppin Castle Road; Thomas Ware; & Capt. James Terry 23 Jan 1731. Patents 14, p 373. Virginia

1741 Aug 22 – Francis Poultney & wife Catherine 350 acre deed to John Gregg. Prince William County, Va. (Land sold to Poultney in 1717 by Cornelius Keef)
THIS INDENTURE made the twenty first & twenty second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & forty one Between FRANCIS POULTNEY of St. Marys Parish in the County of CAROLINE Clerk & CATHERINE his Wife of one part & JOHN GREGG of Hamilton Parish in the County of Prince William gent of the other part. Whereas the PROPRIETORS of the NORTHERN NECK of Virga. by their DEED bearing date at their Office the 13 day of August in the year of our Lord 1715 for the consideration therein mentioned did grant unto one CORNELIUS KEEF late of the County of STAFFORD Planter one parcel of land being in the Parish of Overwharton in the said County of STAFFORD containing 630 acres bounded Begining at a marked white Oak standing on a point of NIAPSCO RUN on the South side thereof & on the upper side of a small Branch extending thence up the said small Branch North ‘West to a white Oak standing in the said small Branch thence North West to a Spanish Oak thence North East to a black Oak thence North East to two black Oaks growing together at the roots thence North East to a white Oak standing by a small Branch thence North West to two red Oak saplings growing near to each other thence North East to a red Oak Sapling standing by a Glade thence North East to a white Oak standing by the side of the said NIAPSCO RUN at the lower end of a peice of Low grounds & thence to the begining together with all the rights as by said Deed appears WHEREAS the said CORNELIUS KEEF by Deeds of Lease & Release bearing date the 8th & 9th days of April in the year of our Lord 1717 made between said CORNELIUS KEEF of the one part & the sd CATHERINE (party to these presents) by the name of CATHERINE RIMER Daughter of MARK RIMER late of the County of RICHMOND deced by MARGARET his Wife of the other part for the consideration mentioned did sell unto the said CATHERINE her heirs & assigns forever 350 acres being the upper part of the said 630 acres of land together with all houses & profits thereof as by said Deeds of Lease & Release may appear Now This Indenture Witnesseth that said FRANCIS POULTNEY and CATHERINE his Wife for the sum of forty pounds current money hath granted unto the said JOHN GREGG in his actual possession now being by venue of a bargain & sale made for one year and by force of the Statute for the transferring uses into possession all that tract of land being in the said Parish of Hamilton (formerly Overwharton) & County of Prince William aforesaid (formerly part of the County of STAFFORD) containing 350 acres being the uppermost part of the before mentioned 630 acres granted to the before mentioned CORNELIUS KEEF and all houses & appurtenances thereunto belonging To Have and To Hold the said lands unto the said JOHN GREGG his heirs & assignes for ever, In Witness whereof the said partys have set their hands & seals
At a Court held for Prince William County the 24th day of Augt. 1741
FRANCIS POULTNEY & CATHERINE his Wife (she being first privatly Examined) acknowledged this Lease & Release with Receit endorsed to JOHN GREGG gent to be their acts & deeds & they are thereupon admitted to Record.
Liber E; 1740 – 1741; pp 443-451. Prince William Co, Va.

King William County, Virginia – INFO

From Gowen Manuscript:


Mary Goin was listed as pauper in King William Parish, proba­bly in King William County February 2, 1747, according to “Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,” Volume 13, page 272.
John N. Gowin of King William County was married to Nancy Clarke of Rappahannock County, February 28, 1877, according to King William County Marriage Book 1, page 44. Of John N. Gowin and Nancy Clarke Gowin nothing more is known.
Elizabeth Gowin was married to Alexander Henry February 22, 1855 according to King William County Marriage Book 1, page 266.


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