Virginia – Lancaster 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)

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Lancaster County, Virginia – INFO

1653 Aug 6: Hollis, Jno. Assigned to Abra Moone a debt “long depending”. See entry Moone, 6 Aug 1653, p 61
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v22 Lancaster 1652 to 1655. pg. 54.

1653 Oct 24: Gower, Fra: Certificate for transportation of 4 persons. 24th Oct 1653, p 89.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v22 Lancaster 1652 to 1655. pg. 45.

1654/55 Feb 6: Gower, Fra: To pay levy on 3 tytheables to Mr Ja Williamson. 6 Feb 1654/5, p 174. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v22 Lancaster 1652 to 1655. pg. 45.

1655 June 6: Gower, Fra: To appraise estate of Tho Meads dec’d. 6 June 1655. p 197
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v22 Lancaster 1652 to 1655. pg. 45.

1655 June 12 – Edward Digges Esq … grant unto Francis Gower 530 acres in Lancaster Co .. on S side of Rappahannock River on the E side of Hodskins C bounding vizt 280 acres part thereof … granted formerly to him … and 250 acres formerly granted unto Mr James Williamson and by the sd Williamson assigned unto the sd Francis Goare … for the use of his son James Goare both which parcels of land are joyned together in one patent upon the request of sd Francis Goare. Signed: Edward Diggs, Wm Claiborne. 280 acres of this patent ack in court by Franc Gower unto Thomas Pettit. Deed and Will Bk v. 2, p. 36, 37 https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644132_01195?pid=572507&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D572507%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DPXv2198%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2198&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646126_00038

1655 June 14: p. 36. Grant, 14th June 1655, by Edward Digges, Esq., to Franc Gower (sic) 530 acres situated in Co. of Lanc. on S. side of Rappa. River on the Eastward side of Hodskins Creek, 250 acres of this formerly granted Mr. Ja Williamson who assigned it to Goare (sic). Refers further to Francis Goare, 280 acres of this patent ack. in Court by Francis Gower unto Thomas Pettit.
signed: Edward Digges W Claiborne Secr Rec. 23 September 1656.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 10.

1655 Aug 6: Holles, Tho, (practically illegible) Headright of Mr Ja Bagnell. 6 Aug 1655, p 208.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v22 Lancaster 1652 to 1655. pg. 54.

1655 Dec 7: Gower, Fra: To pay levy on 2 tytheables to Mr Wm Underwood. 7 Dec 1655. p 234.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v22 Lancaster 1652 to 1655. pg. 45.

1655 Dec 7: Geyar, Elliner. To pay levy on 1 tytheable to Abra Weekes. 7th Dec. 1655. p 237.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v22 Lancaster 1652 to 1655. pg. 43.

1655 Dec 26: p, 198, Will Ticknor gives bill to Mr Tho Griffith or Richard Gower or either of them for 2000 lb “sweet scented tobacco in cask to be sorted the one part of the plant the one way and the other way the sd tobacco to be of my own crop x x to be paid 10 October next.” Dat. 26 Dec 1655. signed: Will Tignor
Wit: Rogor Radford George Holmes
Rec. 1st 8ber 1659.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 58.

1656 June 16 – Francis Goare for 3250 of tobo … paid by Thomas Pettit … sell 280 acres on the west side of Hoskins Creek, being part of a divident of land of 530 acres the sd 280 acres to begin at the lower part … Signed: Mr. Anderson Gilson, Mr George Taylor.
Petit Gower Deed and Will Bk v. 2, p. 112 https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644132_01195?pid=572507&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D572507%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DPXv2198%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2198&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646126_00076

1656 July 18: p. 38. Will of William Carne. Dated 18th July 1656. To John Waterman and Willm Frisle debt due from Thomas Berfoot. Refers to debts due him from Francis Gaines, Dunkyn Roy, Geo Affeld, John C- -, Patrick Miller, James Bonner, John Bell, Richard Harper, Desires that debts be paid, due by him to Leut Coll Ellis (?), Andrew Cerliff and to Coll Guinn. Wit. John Bell signed the mark of Willm Carne the mark of Jo Needles “Postcript In case the sd Willm Frizell be alive it doth belong half to him if not it doth belong all to Jo Waterman,” Recorded 23rd September 1656.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 10.

1661 June 21: p, 235, Bristoll, Indenture made 21st June 1661. Thos Gayner agrees to serve George Hancocke, from date hereof until his first next arrival at Virginia, and after for four years, “In consideration whereof the sd master doth hereby covenant and grant to and with the sd servant to pay for his passing and to find and allow him meat drink apparrell Lodging with other necessarys during the sd terme and at the end of the sd terme to pay unto him one ax one hoe one years provision double apparell fifty acres of land according to the Custome of the Country” “Inrolled upon record signed Tho Gayner according to the custome of the sd City the City seale”
Witness And Hayes
Recorded 1st April 1662.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 10.

1662 Apr 1 – George Hancocke to Thomas Gayner ... George doth hereby covenant promise and grant to and with the said Thomas … and assign from the date hereof until his first and next arrival at virginia and after for and during the term of 4 years to serve in such service and employment as the sd Thomas shall there employ him … warrant with the sd servant to pay for his passing and to find and allow him meat, drink apparell lodging with other necessarys during th terme and at the end of the terme to pay him one axe, one hoe, one years provision, doubla apparrell, fifty acres of land according to the custom of the Country …. Signed: Tho Gayner. Wit: And Hayes. Deed and Will Bk v. 2, p. 235 Lancaster Co, Va.
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1664 Oct 22: p, 306. Richard Gower, John Miller, Will Howson, James Holland, John Stone and Hugh Noden, all of London, morchants, appoint Mr. Will Hall, Commander of the ship Providence and Mr James Sumpner (?) or either of them attorneys to colloct debts etc,, in Va,, due on cargoes sent last year and consigned to the sd. Will Hall and James Sumpner and to Mr Leonard Howson. Dated 22 Oct. 1664.
Signed: Rich Gower, James Holland.
Wit: Rich Morrys, Jo Miller, John Stone, Edmon Sheldon, Will Howson, Hugh Noden, Tho Johnson.
“Edmond Sheldon this day did swear before me that he saw the several persons x x sign seal and deliver the within written Letter of Attorney”
Dated May 12th 1665, signed Hen Corbyn
Recorded 20th May 1665.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 92.  1664 Oct 22 – Richard Gower, John Miller, Will Howson, James holland, John stone, and Hugh McDowall of London mercht … Signed: Rich Gower, Jo Miller, Will Hoswon, James Holland, John Stone, Hugh Nodon. Wit: Rich Morrys, Edwd Sheldon, Tho Johnson. Deed and Will Bk v. 2, p. 306 Lancaster co, Va.
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1664/5 Feb 27: p, 324. Robert Gorsuch and Rich Gorsuch sell to Ralph Horton 600 acres.
Refers to Tho Powell as attorney for Robt* Gorsuch. Dated 27 Feb. 1664/5.
signed: Rich Gorsuch, Tho Powell
Wit: Edw Roe
Howell Powell
Rec, 1st Oct. 1665.
Power of Atty. Rich Gorsuch and Tho Powell to “our Loving friend Edward Roe to ack, above sale. Dated “27th 12th month 1664”
signed: Rich Gorsuch, Tho Powell
Wit: Tho Gaines
Howell Powell
Rec. 13th Sept. 1665.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 10.

1665 Nov 29 … I Augustine Moore in the County of Eliz Citty do empower my loving friend John Goane my true and lawful attorney … Signed: Augustine Moore. Wit: Richd Rante, Adam Taylor. Deed and Will Bk v. 2, p. 348 Lancaster co, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644132_01195?pid=572507&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D572507%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DPXv2198%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2198&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646126_00205

 

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms146.htm

LANCASTER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Francis Goane appeared in court in Lancaster County and “made oath” January 16, 1656, according to “Genealogies of Virginia Families.”
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Drury Going was listed in Lancaster County in “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.” His household consisted of four people.
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John Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Lancaster County, page 132A. He, a farmer, headed a family composed of:

“Goins, John white male over 45
white male 26-45
white male 16-26
white female 16-26
white male 0-10
white male 0-10”

 

 

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