Virginia – Prince George 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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Neighboring Counties / Counties connected to Brunswick:

(See bottom of page for county changes from 1720-1791. Brunswick Co was huge from 1720-1745 – it ended up being divided into many different counties – starting with Lunenburg Co in 1746).

North Carolina Counties along or near Virginia’s southern border:

Virginia Counties along or near southern border with North Carolina:


Prince George County, Virginia

1663 March 14: p. 62. Lt. Col. John Epes, 2550 Acres, 32R., 16po., S. side of Ja: River,  commonly known by the name of Charles City. Bounded: ber. at the mouth of Grabelly Cr. at the Riv. — 500 po. by ye Tytte landing, thence W. & S. to Caresons Cr. — to a tree, now in possession of John Howell, to Gowens Corner — to the Cattle Br. — to Mr.  hittingtons Corner tree — to Cattle Br — to Ban-(mutilated) Cr. — to ye Branch at Colem(ans) field — to the mouth of Bayleyes Cr. — to be beginning. The Land is due: 1700 Acres hereof being granted to Capt. ffra. Epes by Patt. 29 May 1638 & due ye sd. John as Sonn & heire of his father ye sd. ffran. & 280 Acres, another part hereof, granted to Col. ffran. Epes by Patt. 14 Ma (mutilated) 1664, & due to Lt. Col. Jno. Epes as son, etc. Prince George County, Va. volume 1, land patents 1666-1719 Series 02, Vol. 06. pg 1.

1686: p. 510. (note: possibly belings in the Chas City area). Nicholas Wyatt, 115 Acres, scittuated near his dwelling house in Mcht. Brandon Parish. Bounded: a corner betwixt Capt. Wyat & Elizabeth Wheeler, orphan — in Ralph Rachells line — betwixt his & Mr. Wallis’s home. The sd. land was due by Cadwallader Mackerry. James Hollis, Wm Bourne. Prince George County, Va Vol 1, land patents 1666-1719 Series 02, Vol. 06. pg 17.

1690 Oct 23: p. 111. Mr John Bannister, 1730 Acres, Chas. City Co., Bristoll Prsh. & at a place known by the name of Hatchers Run.  Bounded: at a poplar standing on a Br. of the sd. Run & running thence W.W.W. — to a corner poplar standing in a great Br. of Hatchers Run, thence down that Run — thence crossing the Run S. by E. — to a corner ash tree on Hatchers Main Run, thence up the sd. Run S.W. & by  W. — to the mouth of a small run and thence up that run S. by E. — to a great pcell of Rock, thence N.E. — crossing Hatchers Run —  The sd. land was due by Trans of 35, 23 Oct. 1690.  Transp People: Abraham A Negro, John Spell, Anne Berry, Sarah Pollard, John Alee, Antho Hasket, Gewen Berry, Wm Taylee, Wm Brown, Giles Waters,  Elizabeth Hollis, William Standback, Humphry Hix, ffrancis Hill, Mary Drew, Sanders Bruce, Marthan Occandon, Wm Price, Jno Ellis, Jno Eggerton, William Southaway, Hester Vaughan, Negro Jenny, ffrancis Goard, Wm Price, Jno Davis, Nath Dison.  Prince George County, Va Vol 1, land patents 1666-1719 Series 02, Vol. 06. Pg 25.

1717 June 19 and 20 – William Gower to Lewis Green lease and release, Citty Creek, Mixed Records, 1711-1725. pg. 181 Prince George Co, Va

1725 Oct 4&5 – William Gower 100 acres to Thomas Huckaby (lease and release Brunswick 3 creeks). Signed: William Gower. Wit: Cornelius Keith, Joseph Shearing, Richard Smith. Mixed Records, 1711-1725. p 918-922. Prince George Co, Va.

1726 March 14 – Richard Kirkland decd, estate of, inventory. Signed: Frances Kirkland admn (her mark). Appraisers: Thomas Simmons, Charles Williams, John Simmons. Mixed Records, 1711-1725. pg. 976 Prince George Co, Va

1725 Nov 25 – James Keith survey (Stoney Creek). Mixed Records, 1711-1725. pg. 1024 Prince George Co, Va

1725 Feb 1 – Richard Kirkland survey (Blackwater) Mixed Records, 1711-1725. pg. 1025 Prince George Co, Va

1726 Dec 22 – James Keith survey (Stoney Creek). Mixed Records, 1711-1725. pg. 1024 Prince George Co, Va

1739 Aug 14: James Young exhibited accounts against: Cornelius Keith,
Drury Stith, William Parham, John Jones, Thomas Mitchell, William Bobbit, William Green, John Freeman, Patrick Dempsey, James McAn, and William Gun.
Prince George County, Virginia Records, 1733-1792 abstracts. pg. 314

1759 January 14: will of Robert Tatum of Pr. Geo. Go.
To wife Cozier, items
To son Nathaniel, negroes
To son Robert, one half my land I live on, and items
To daughter Betty Tatum, items
To son David, other half of my land and items
Wife to have all of land during her life.
Neighbors John Tatum and Thomas Going, Jr. (Note: actual document appears to say Thomas Young Jr – see link below), both of the County of Sussex to be executors
Dated Jan. 14, 1759
Wit: Thomas Young, William Evans, Sarah Evans
Recorded Oct. 9, 1759. p. 118.
Prince George County, Virginia records, 1733 to 1792. pg 73. (p. 118 of abstracts).

1762 Jan 25 – Indenture made the 25th dayof January, 1762, between Theophilus Field of Prince George County, and John Sims, for 200 pounds, conveying 275 acres on North side of the Little Creek, adjoining land of Ralph Jackson, and purchased of Thomas Jones and Anne, his wife, by two deeds, the first dated the 3rd day of March, 1748, and the other dated the 6th day of October, 1748. Witnesses were Gray Briggs, John Thornton, Theophilus Field, Junr., and James Walker. Indenture was proved in Court on June 28, 1762, by the oaths of Gray Briggs, John Thornton, and Theophilus Field, Junr. Deed Book 7, Page 122. Va. Land Trans – Brunswick Co.

1788/1789 – Tobacco Notes at Blandford Warehouse Oct. 1, 1788 to Sept. 8, 1789
Hames:Herod Overby, Simon Williams, Ashkenus Williams, William Dupree, Benjamin Hendrick, Samuel Bugg, Seth Purkiston, Peter Harston, George Foster, William White, William Green, William Wilkerson, John Osborne, William Winn, Hector McNeil, Anthony Streat, Micajah Hampton, Benjamin Ezell, Samuel Mann, William Drumwright, William Jones, John Going, Alexander Kelly, John Brigs, Ann Russell, James Cureton, Mary Pinnix, Miles Alley, Joel Jackson, John Loyd, John Boykin, Dudley Brook, Benjamin Abbett, John Drummond, John Hovel, Lawrence Smith, Josiah Foster, Jr., Haman Shelton, Sarah Brown, Jacob Hunstman, William Aitken, Hugh Belchers, Joseph Harding, Zachariah Leigh, Haman Abernatha, Gabriel Fulks, Duncan & Turnbull, James Ewing, Isaac Clemons, Josiah Foster, John Pulling, William Douglas. By Birchett & Williams Sept. 8, 1789.  Prince George County, Virginia Records, 1733-1792 abstracts. pg. 302.

1804 June 5 – Edmund Gowen – Page 67. Deed Book C, Page 453.  EDMUND GOWEN to William Baird of Prince George Co., VA, for 90 lbs 17/2 as debt is due for this amt., negro girl Patty age about 14 yrs; horses, cattle. 5 June 1804. Wit: Samuel Ward, Anselem Bugg, James Thomson. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC.


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