Virginia – Westmoreland 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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Westmoreland County, Virginia
1693 May 31 – In the case of “Abraham Smith vs. Thomas Goen,” Smith appeared in court and “withdrew in person” the charge against the defendant May 31, 1693. Va
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.pdf

1696 – Jason Gowen became indebted there to Gowin Corbin,. “Gowin Corbin, Gentleman, obtained an attachment against the estate of Jashen Goeing for 815 pounds of tobacco, and the sheriff made return that he had attached one gray horse branded on both buttocks with obscure brands which horse he had in custody and a bridle and saddle in the hands of Abraham Smith. Jashen Goeing having absented himself out this county, and for that it appeared by the oath of Mr. James Ellis that Jashen Goeing stands indebted to Gowin Corbin, judgment is granted him for the debt, the horse being appraised at 800 pounds of tobacco. Ordered the sheriff doe deliver him to Mr. Corbin in part of the satisfaction of the debt.” Va http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.pdf

1697 July 28, – “Thomas Goen” received a judgment against Joseph Bragg in the amount of 1,300 pounds of tobacco.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.pdf

1697 September 29, – “Thomas Goen confessed judgment” to Charles Lucas in the amount of 1,250 pounds of tobacco “due by bill.” http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1703 Jan 25 – Sept 29 – “Thomas Gowing” was listed as one of the owners of the “Josiah & Bettey,” according to “List of Ships Entering Inwards in Potomack District, January 25-September 29, 1703.” The ship was described as “pink, built in Salem in 1689, 50 tons, Josiah Novell, master, Mr. Henry Coan, Thomas Gowing, Edw. Billing, owners.”
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1703shipthomasgowingva.jpg
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118)  1703 May 26: Chapman Dark by the peticon to this court shewing that some tyme agoe by assignemt from John Harper of Stafford County his late Master, hee was assigned
to Joseph Tayler of this County for the remaining part of his tyme of service not then expired, that his sd tyme of service is some tyme past expired as by the sd assignment if produced would appeare, but the sd Joseph Tayler wrongfully detaines him and refuses to produce the assignment by wch hee pretends to claime a right to his service to the peticoners great detriment and praying to bee discharged from his said master Tayler. Therefore it is ordered that the sheriff of this County do summon the sd Joseph Tayler that hee appeare at the next Court to bee held for this County to answer the sd complt and shew cause if any hee can why hee detaines the said Chapman Dark and because the sd Chapman Dark hath offered to this Court that hee can produce testimony from Maryland that hee is realy free praying liberty to go over to Maryland to procure the same. Thomas Goen haveing assumed to the Court in the summe of two thousand pounds of tobo that the sd Chapman Dark shall appeare before her Majesties justices here at the next Court to bee held for the County to prosecute his said complaint and that in case hee bee not found to bee free hee shall serve his sd master ratably(sp?) after his first tyme expired according to Law for the tme of his absence. It is ordered that hee the sd Chapman Dark have liberty to go for Maryland in order to prosecute his sd pretence. Westmoreland County Court orders 1698 to 1705 pg. 190a.

County Court orders 1698 to 1705 p 394 Chapman Dark and Thomas Goen

118a)  1703 June 30: Upon a full heareing of all matters debated and argued between Chapman Dark and Joseph Tayler his late master concerning his freedom, it is the oppinion of this Court that the sd Chapman hath served hsi full tyme of service due to his said late master and doe therefore discharge him from any further service pretendedly due to the said Tayler and order that the sd Joseph Tayler doe forthwith pay him his corn and cloaths due to him according to the custom of this Colony together with his costs in the behalf also etc.
From which judgment the sd Joseph Tayler appeals to the second day of the next Genl Court.
John Spencer Gent assuming with the appellant for his prosecucon of his sd appeale, and
Thomas Goen with the appellee for his appeareance and ordered they enter into bond according to Law for performance of the same.  Westmoreland County Court orders 1698 to 1705 pg. 194a-195.

County Court orders 1698 to 1705 p 402 Chapman Dark ordered completed service

County Court orders 1698 to 1705 p 403 Thomas Goen

1703 August 25 – Thomas Goen, the probate of the estate of Capt. Thomas Atwell revealed that “Thomas Goen” was listed among the creditors of the estate. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1703 Nov Thomas Goen ackn Daniel McCarley his atty in case agt Charnock Cox in Westmoreland Co, Va Court orders, 1662-1873 p. 200.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-2STZ-R?i=413&cat=382658

1703 Nov Ct Thomas Gowing v Charnock Cox: In an accon of tresspass in assault and battery brought by Thomas Gowing agt Charnock Cox upon the mocon of the Deft a speciall imparlance is granted him untill next Court. Westmoreland Co, Va Court orders, 1662-1873 p 212.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-2STQ-G?i=437&cat=382658

1704 March 1, 1704/05 – the Westmoreland County Court ordered Thomas Gowen to pay to Edward Barrow 1,200 pounds of tobacco which Thomas Gowen had lost to him in a horse race.

1704/05 – Thomas Gowen, Mathew Martin and Mark Chilton were arrested and required to post bond in connection with part in a jail break in connection with a plea made by Stephen Jones, according to “Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721” by John Frederick Dorman:
Thomas Goen, being bound by recognizance to answer our Soveraigne Lady the Queen of a force and rescue of a prisoner out of the custody of Wm. Chandler, constable for Machotique precinct, this day upon examination the Court do sett upon him the fine of 20 shillings sterling. It is also ordered Thomas Goen enter into recognizance for his personall appeareance and in the mean tyme to bee of good behaviour. Tho. Goen assumes in the summe of £20 sterling. Mathew Martin in the sume of £5 sterling. Mark Chilton in the summe of £5 sterling.” http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1705 March 7 Thomas Goen v Richard Kenner: It was comanded Charles Ashton Gentl late sheriff of this County that hee should have the body of Richard Kenner at March Court 1705 to answer Thomas Goen in a plea on the case to his damage two thousand pounds of tobacco, who made return that hee had took the body of the sd Richd Kenner etc but he failing to appeare and no baile being returned upon the mocon of the Pltf, it is ordered that unless the sd Sheriff bring forth the bodyof the sd Kenner for the next Court to bee held for the sd Courts Judgment to bee confirmed against for the Damages and costs recorded.
Charles Ashton Gent late sheriff of the county was comanded to have the body of Richard Kenner at March Court 1705 to answer Thomas Goen in a plea on the case to his damage two thousand pounds of Tobacco who made return hee had taken the body of the sd Richard Kenner etc but the sd Kenner failing to appeare and no baile being returnd order passed againsted the sd late Sheriff for the damages and costs aforesd according to law wherefore at the instance of the sd Charles Ashton and attachmt is granted him against the estate of the sd Richard Kenner for the value of the above damages and costs returnable and to bee aproved in according to law.  Westmoreland Co Va Court orders, 1662-1873  p 16.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4L-9SRK-Q?i=60&cat=382658

1706 August 29, p.37 Judgment is granted John Higgins against Thomas Goen for five hundred forty five pounds of tobacco due by bill account ordered hee pay the same with costs. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1708 August 29 – “Thomas Goen” was a witness to the will of John Spencer of Nominy in Westmoreland County written August 29, 1708. Westmoreland Co. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1708 October 19 – the probate of the estate of John Spencer showed that “Thomas Goen and John Wright, Gent.” were indebted to the estate in the amount of 473 pounds of tobacco. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1708/09 January 26 – p.108, Thomas Goen being bound by Recognizance to appeare at this Court to answer our Sovereinge Lady the Queen of a certaine force & rescue of a prisoner out of the custody of Wm Chandler Constable for Machotique ptomet? the day appeared to answer the same and upon examination & hearing of the matter alledged agst him the Court do sett upon him the fine or sum of twenty shillings sterl. to bee paid to our Soveraigne Lady the Queen for his sd offence and it is also ordered that the sd Thomas Goen do enter into Recognizance for his personall appeareance at the next Court to answer what may be objected agst him and in the mean tyme to bee of the good behaviour. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1711 April 27: p.156 Richard Kenner brought suite against Thomas Goen of the parish of Cople in the County aforesaid Labourer and declared against him for words spoke by the said Thomas against him the said Richard too his damage one hundred pounds sterl: and at a court held for the said County the 20 May 1708 The Defendant aforesaid appeared and prayed Lycence of Imparlence till the then next Court which was granted and by Severall adjournments from thence Continued over till this day and now at this Court the defendant aforesaid being called & faileing to appear upon Mocion of the pltf Judgment is granted him Nihil dicit against the said Thomas Goen, But for that is not known to the Court what damage the pltf had sustained by meanes of the words by the Defendant aforesaid spoke as the pltf in his Declaration hath set forth It is therefore ordered that the sheriff of the county doe cause to come before her Majties. Justices at the next Court to be held for the said County … the damage may be better known .. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1731 May 16 – C-146 – Robert Carter Jr. of Westmoreland Co receives 217acres . . . adj. William Going . . . p 108.  Va. Land Trans – Westmoreland Co

1780 Sept 1 – 17 year old Alexander Gowin enlisted
1763 – Alexander Gowin born
1780 Sept 1 – 17 year old Alexander Gowin enlisted at Chesterfield Va. States he lives in Westmoreland Co, Va., and was born in Westmoreland Co, Va.
Westmoreland Co, Va.
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Westmoreland County, Virginia FamilyCenter info

Court Records:

Court orders, 1662-1873
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Westmoreland County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/382658?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Review at FamilyCenter)

Mixed deeds, wills, court orders, and poll lists, 1653-1859
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Westmoreland County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/399056?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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Records and inventories of estates, 1723-1746, 1752-1756, 1767-1776, 1790-1867, 1942-1944, 1967-1968
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Westmoreland County) (Main Author)
Virginia. Circuit Court (Westmoreland County) (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/366204?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Land and Property:

General index to deeds, 1653-1898; mixed deeds and wills, 1723-1868
Authors:
Westmoreland County (Virginia). County Clerk (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/401495?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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Miscellaneous land and probate records, 1654-1790
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Westmoreland County) (Main Author)
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Mixed deeds, wills, court orders, and poll lists, 1653-1859
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Westmoreland County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/399056?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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Probate:

General index to deeds, 1653-1898; mixed deeds and wills, 1723-1868
Authors:
Westmoreland County (Virginia). County Clerk (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/401495?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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Higdons in Westmoreland County, Virginia wills : [1662-1771]
Statement of Responsibility:
Rosemary Dawood
Authors:
Dawood, Rosemary Smith (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2170482
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Miscellaneous land and probate records, 1654-1790
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Westmoreland County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/399495?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Mixed deeds, wills, court orders, and poll lists, 1653-1859
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Westmoreland County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/399056?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Review at FamilyCenter)

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