1681 William Gowing of Stafford Co, VA. m. to Catherine Padderson

William Gowen born about 1681 – death about 1725; married Catherine Padderson “Patterson” born about 1685 and died 1739.

(Link to page on various William “Going’s” and other variations of last name.  See this page to compare this William Goyens to other William Going variations that were in the VA, NC, or SC areas in the 1700s.  List is not complete, but I’ve listed those I know about so far:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/various-william-goings-different-ones/ ).

Parents:

Father:  John Gowen (b. abt 1650 – d. abt 1698) (Note:  based on new info in March 2017 – it appears this “may” be the father of William Gowen/Goyne.  Ordering information to see if this can be confirmed).  

Alternate father:  Dad: Thomas Gowen (b. 1660 – d. ? )
Mom: ? (unknown)

Children:
Ambrose Gowen b. 1703 – d. ?, m. ? (confirmed child)
Susannah Gowen b. 1707- d. ?, m. ? (confirmed child)
John Gowen b. 1700 – d. ?, married Mary Keith (child of Cornelius Keith) (confirmed child)
Alexander Gowen b. 1715 – d. ?, m. Sophia (confirmed child)

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Other potential children in Stafford County, Va (of John Going b. 1680, William Going b. 1682, or James Going b. 1683):

Peter Gowen b. 1699 (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1682 – James or John)

William Gowen b. 1712 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1682 – James or John)

Siblings:
John Gowing b. 1680
William Gowing b. 1682
James Gowing b. 1683
Thomas Gowing b. 1686 (Not confirmed – this Thomas might not exist – the documents used to assume this person existed may be for Thomas b. 1660 or Thomas b. 1717-20).

See following links for additional research that has been done on the Goyen/Goyne family.

1) Carroll H. Goyne, Jr:
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GOWEN/2001-07/0994197255
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GOWEN/2002-02/1014656685
2) The Gowen Manuscript:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/nl199111.pdf
3) The Gowen Manuscript:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms133.htm

FACTS and EVENTS:

Y-DNA:  See the following page for Y-DNA results for this line:

Y-DNA information for Goyen:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/y-dna-for-goyen/

Y-DNA matches (most distant known ancestors of people we match – have common paternal ancestor with these people):  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/

Early Life to Adulthood: (Who were the Parents?): 

William Gowing is born about 1682.   It appears his father may have been John Gowen who showed up in many court transactions in 1689 in York County, Virginia.

It appears William Gowing may have moved to Maryland around 1696 as the record below indicates a “Goyne” owning land in Maryland at that time.

1696 Nov 10 – Mr. Goyne b. abt 1660-75 owns land on N. side of Potomac at Peckawaxen adj to Thos Batchellor, Steven Parker, near Wm. Herbert in 1696 in Charles Co, MD.  Entry states: Walter Story – Brant’s Discovery 11/10/1696 – 120a’s.  CC4i/6 SR7375. Location: Charles County in the woods beginning at a bound Poplar standing in the line of one Goyne at Peckawaxen (Indian village) on the north side of the Potomac River.  Also adjoins Thomas Batchellor’s trackt of land called Stumpdale now in the possession of Batchellor and Steven Parker.  Also adjoins William Herbert’s tract called Herbert’s Chance.  Other persons mentioned:  Land rights assigned by George Burges and Thomas James.

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Some time between this transaction and 1698 John Gowen/Goyne appears to have died.  Will documents were filed in Essex County, Virginia for a John Gounn (or Gunn) – these documents are being ordered to verify if they can confirm the identity of this John.

1698 John Gunne will and deed info Essex Co Va 2

1698 John Gunne will and deed info Essex Co Va 3

1698 John Gunne will and deed info Essex Co Va 4 also 1699 and John Gounn

1698 John Gunne will and deed info Essex Co Va

In what appears to be March of 1699, our William Gowen or Goyne, is noted as being an indentured servant on John Ferry’s estate documents in Baltimore County, Maryland.   The documents (see below under John Ferry’s inventory) show that William Goyne has “3 years to serve”.  This likely means he was 18 years of age at this time, and that the court placed him as John Ferry’s indentured servant until he turned 21 years of age (3 years from the date of this inventory).

It does not appear that John Ferry was the guardian of any estate for William Goyne.   William Goyne’s father may have died without assets, or there may have been another person who was assigned as guardian of the estate.  Thomas Gowing (who traditionally has been thought of as William Gowing’s father) may have been an older brother, or an uncle, who may have been the guardian of the estate.

OF NOTE:  Thomas Todd appears to be given all of John Ferry’s servants in his will (see below will).  Since William Goyne is listed in the inventory as a servant, it can be assumed that Thomas Todd became the owner of William Goyne’s indenture for the next 3 years.

In 1719, John Todd purchases 1215 acres of land from Thomas, John, William and James Goin in Stafford County, Maryland.

WILL OF JOHN FERRY:

In the name of God amen the last day of March 1698/9 I John Ferry of Back River in the County of Baltimore Gent being of perfect memory and remembrance praise be God do make and ordaine that my last will and testament in manner and form following viz-
First I bequeath my sould unto the hands of almighty God my maker and hopeing through the merritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only savior and redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins. And as for my body to be burried in Christian buriall a the discretion of my trustee here after nominated.-
Item – I give and bequeath unto my sons in law John Boreing, James Boreing, and Thomas Boreing two hundred and sixty acres (260a) of land lying between Cread and Cheese branch and the old land formerly belonging to Mr. Boreing deceased. And two hundred and seventy acres (270a) of land lying on the north side of Back River called by the name of Come By Chance all with said two tracts of land to be equally divided between the afore named three sonns to them and their heirs fore ever. –
Item – I give and bequeath unto my daughter in law Mary Boreing ten pounds sterling and -(?) both feather bed and furniture in my now dwelling to canta(?) and two gold rings to her and her heirs for ever –
Item – I give unto my son in law John Boreing the sum of tenn pounds sterling. And my young mare called Bonney and my Heath Coat with silver buttons and callimincoe(?) wastcoat and breaches to him and his heirs for ever –
Item – I give and bequeath unto my son in law James Boreing the second both – feather bed and furniture at my now dwelling home and ten pounds sterling to him and his heirs to him and his heirs for ever –
Item – I give and bequeath unto my sonn in law Thomas Boreing tenn pounds sterling. And the third both feather bed and furniture at my now dwelling house to him and his heirs for ever. –
Item – I give and bequeath unto Sarah Strawbridge and double damaske gown and petticoat –
Item – I give and bequeath unto my god-son John Yawston (Houston?) one good cow and calfe with her increas to him and his heirs for ever –
Item – I give and bequeath unto my friend Charles Merriman Senr the sume of tenn pounds sterling to him and his heirs for ever. –
Item – I give and bequeath unto my loveing friend Thomas Todd of Virginia all servants, goods, and chattles whatsoever of mine that are at this time upon Denton alias Northpoint plantation upon the condition that the land Thomas Todd doe lett John Shaw free from slavery which is my desire and in case the said Thomas Tod shouuld refuse to sett the said John Shaw free I will and bequeath that the said Thomas Todd pay unto Charles Merriman for the use of the orphans of Mr. Boreing the sume of thirty pounds sterling upon the performance of either of these two that is to say the setting of John Shaw free or the payment of thirty pounds sterling as aforesaid.
I give and bequeath all the aforesaid goods and chattles to the said Thomas Todd to him and his heirs for ever. –
Item – I do ordaine constitute and make my loveing friend Charles Merriman trustee of this my last will testament and that the said Charles Merriman do bring up the orphans of Mr. Boreing according to their father’s will (that is to say) to learn them to read and wright and to keep their plantation in repair and to receive all debts dues moneys or whatsoever left them being – England or elsewhere and that the said Charles Merriman do pay all legacyes debts or accounts that shall be brought lawfully against my estate and what shall remaine after all is satisfied and paid the said Charles Merriman shall divide amongst the orphans of Mr. Boreing and give each an equal share as they shall come att age. My desire is that my trustee do pay them justly. And I do appoint Charles Merriman my trustee of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments. In wittness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and state the day and year abovesaid.
Signed Sealed and Delivered
Signature: John Ferry
In the presence of: Richard Colegatt, Edward Collins, Sarah Strawbridge, Thomas Clinch.
On the back of the foregoing will was thus end(?)
March 11th, 1698/9
Then came before me Mr. Richard Colgatt, Mr Edward Collins, and Sarah Strawbridge and made oath upon the holy evangelist that they saw the
within John Ferry sign seale publish and declare that the within written will to be his last will and testament.
Sworn before me: John Hall, Dep Com., Baltimore County

1698 John Ferry will in MD marked p1 snip

1698 John Ferry will in MD marked p2 snip

APPRAISAL of JOHN FERRY’s ESTATE:
An Inventory of the goods and chattels of Capt John Ferry of Baltimore County, late decd appraised May the 12th, 1699 by John Guy and
John Hays, appraisers.
(rest of page is filled with items) – end pg 1.
(next page continues with items) – end pg 2.
(beginning of pg 3 continues with items – with no names until bottom of page)
Bottom of page 3 states . . .
Do – servants left by the deceased viz,
Do – William Goyne 3 years to serve – – – 09 00 00
Do – Darby Wharton 3 years – – – – – 09 00 00
Do – Mary Jones free next June – – – 03 00 00
– end pg 3.
Tho. Dedmund 4 years to serve – – – – – 09 00 00
Phil. Washington cropps to make – – – 06 00 00
(next part of page then continues with more items)
– money due from Mr Todd in Virginia 11 18 05
(items again)
– money due in England of Mr John Smith 05 00 00
– goods belonging to the estate of Capt John Ferry upone Dentones Plantation:
(more items listed)
– end pg 4.
Goods at Coverhiarship(?) between Capt. Thomas Todd of Virginia and redosased(sp?)
(more items listed without names)
Tobacco:
(a couple entries without names)
Job Flud (?) and Charles Merryman tob – – – 0968:
paid to Edward Collings – – – 0506:
paid to Mr. Jeffery Gray – – – 0598:
due bill to John Rowe – – – 0692:
due bill of Mr Boothby – – – 0800:
due bill of Hen(sp?) Skinner – – – 0400:
due bill of Richd Langley – – – 0168:
due bill of Francis Tumblewhead(sp?) – – – 0880:
Mow Hugh(sp?) and Charles Merryman – – – 2000:
Goods at north paymnt(sp?) on Dentons Plantation being in dyspute whether they may be praysed on the estate or being cattell that had
been carryed off the plantation for the use of Mr. Todd.
Do – Mr. Ferrys plea(sp?) of the hoggs carryed off.
The Halpple(sp?) amounts to twenty two and a half (unk word sp?)carryed off for the use of Mr. Todd the (unk words?).
Do – a shallpp 14 (unk words?)
Appraised by John Gray (sp? – last half of surname blacked out with large smudge so may be another name),
and John Hayes.

1699 John Ferry inventory with William Goyne 3 yrs to serve in Balt Co MD p1 marked snip

1699 John Ferry inventory with William Goyne 3 yrs to serve in Balt Co MD p2 marked snip

1699 John Ferry inventory with William Goyne 3 yrs to serve in Balt Co MD p3 marked snip

1699 John Ferry inventory with William Goyne 3 yrs to serve in Balt Co MD p4 marked snip

1699 John Ferry inventory with William Goyne 3 yrs to serve in Balt Co MD p5 marked snip

1699 – Thomas Todd released John Shaw from his indentured servitude status as requested in the will of John Ferry – see transaction below:

1699 Thomas Todd of Va frees John Shaw per wishes of Ferry in MD marked snip

1701 – William Hollis is also nearby in Baltimore County, MD – where he witnesses a transaction involving John Hall.

1701 John Hall transaction with William Hollis as wit in Balt MD marked snip

“William Gowing, James Gowing and John Gowing” are included in the roster of a company of dragoons commanded by Capt. John West and Lt. John Peake. They are on duty in Stafford County in 1701, according to “Virginia Colonial Soldiers” by Lloyd Bockstruck. The dragoons who are mounted infantrymen, and receive their name from their weapons. The troops carry a musket called the “Dragon” and accordingly are called dragoons.  “Virginia Colonial Soldiers” by Lloyd Bockstruck

1702 James William and John Gowing as Dragoons in Stafford Co Va

1701/1702 Stafford County, Virginia – Militia members:
Stafford County, ca 1701/2:
Benjamin Cokely, Lt.; Giles Travers , Lt.; Samuel Burton, Lt.; Dade Massey, Lt.; John West, Jr., Lt .; George Mason, Lt.; Edward Humpstead,Lt.; Thomas Lunn, Cornet; Matthew Tenison, Cornet; Alexander Waugh, Cornet; Benjamin Webb, Ens.; John Peake, Cornet; Moses Linton, Cornet; Stephen Parker, Cornet; George Anderson, Capt.; Thomas Harison, Capt.; Richard Fossaker, Capt. ; Joseph Lumm, Capt.; Philip Alexander, Capt.; G. Mason, Commander in Chief; William Fitzhugh, Maj ; John West; Charles Ellis.
Stafford County:
Company of Dragoons: John West, Capt.; John West, Jr., Lt.; John Peake, Cornet; Thomas Baxter, Sgt.; Humphrey Peake, Sgt.; Simon Person, Sgt.; Thomas Stafford, Corp.; Simon Conill, Corp.; Joseph Case, Corp.; Ambros Ship—, Corp .; G. Mason; John West; John West, Jr.; John Peake; John Harpar; Henry Emerson; John Jones; Thomas Peake; Theofilus Willobe; Robert Blake; Robert Williams; John Ball; Edward Kinington; Thomas Tompson; William Simson; William Harisson; Thomas Gilliborn; Henry Filton; Jan: Mottershad ; John Davis; Richard Carpender; John Gowing; William Gowing; James Gowing; John Musgrove; Henry Hayley; Henry Hayley, Jr.; William Hayley; Richard Cooper; William Cowther; Samuel Jackson; John Gossom; Giles Tillit; Henry Regnay; Joseph Boucher; Thomas Ambros; Daniel Joyner; Richard Hutchison; James Hereford; Henry Gwin; Pack Anderson; Thomas Davis; William Withers; George Pimitt; Richard Cool!; William Howlt; Walter Griffing; Martin Porter.
Troop of Horse of Capt. George Anderson: Giles Travis, Lt.; Alexander Waugh, Cornet; Thomas Gage, Q.M.; Thomas Brook, Corp.; William Habeard, Corp.; John Simons, Corp.; Nicholas Brent; William Brent; John Waugh, Jr.; Thomas Gregg; Row: Travis; Thomas James; Edward Mountjoye; John Mountjoye; Thomas Elsey; Bryan Foley; Garret Banks; Richard Rosser; John Rowley; Peter Beach; Matthew Keen; James Sutler; Augustine Kneaton; James Mann; William Waller; Joseph Waugh; Edward Watts; John Gerery {?); Lawrence Southward; William Matheney; Richard Martin; Francis Wadington; William Allen; Joseph Sumner; Thomas Payton; William Burton.
Capt. Thomas Harrison’s Foot Company: Thomas Harrison, Capt.; George Mason, Lt.; Moses Linton, Ens.; Robert Hoages, Sgt.; William Bennett, Sgt.; George English, Sgt.; Thomas Witledge, Corp.; Thomas Barton, Corp.; George English, Corp.; Richard Meager, Drummer; Samuel Poore; Drummer; Richard Davis; Robert Leech; William Champ; Peter Beech; William James; John Williams; William Mallitt; Matthew Perkins; John Champ; William Perkins; Thomas Perkins; Phillip Johnson; Abraham Bridwell; Jacob Gibson; James Fletcher; John Be–ings; Ralph Smith; Michael Farler; Richard Jones; Marchis Calmees; Thomas Smith; William Davis; John Wadding; Thomas Chapman; Thomas Witledge; William Guess; Charles Guodkin; William Whalley; Isaac Kent; Thomas Masters; John Crouch; William Long; Martin Hulitt; Scarlitt Green; Joseph Whitson; John Simpson,Jr.; Samuel Gibson; Joseph Hunter; Hugh Tomlin; Charles Chrisman; Francis Hackett; Solomon Holmes; William Fields; Henery Walding; Abraham Farrer; John Gosling; John Tharp; William Gosling; James Letherland; William Jennings.
Company of Horse Troops: Richard Fassaker, Capt.; Dade Massey, Lt.; Matthew Tenison, Cornet; Robert Dade, Q.M.; John Smith, Trumpeter; Samuel Todd, Corp.; William Stretton, Corp.; Thomas Wells, Corp.; John Crawford; Gilbert Allsop; Thomas Grubs; Robert Jones; Thomas Derrick; Oliver Littlejohn; Francis Hunt; Thomas Knight; Richard Elkin; Richard Chapman; George Proctor; William Proctor; Thomas ounkham; William Richardson; William Sewell; Robert Duncan; William Baltrop; Simon Smith; William Johnson; James Grigsby; David Lewis; Robert Bowlin; John Murphc; John England; William King; Robert Phipps; Philip Kelley; Robert Lewelling; John Collyer; John Giles.
Company of Horse Troops: Charles Ellis, Capt.; Benjamin Colclough, Lt.; Thomas Lunn, Cornet; Thomas Marshall, Q.M. ; Robert King, Trumpeter; John Arm, Corp.; George Spiller, Corp.; Charles Martin, Corp.; Robert Alexander; John Washinton; Edward Hart; Thomas Gillson; Richard Foote; William Bunbury; John Bunbury; Samuel Wells; John Lilley; Thomas Ellis; Thomas Mosse; Thomas Kitchum; Charles Grigsby; Benjamin Newton; George Downing; Joel Striblin; John Kidwell; Alexander Doniphan; Richard Powell; Charles Ellit; Francis Thornton; Henry Lucas; William Buckner; Ambros Farrlow; Richard Ayliffe; Benjamin Massey; Richard Broad; Robert Cateker (?);John Mope{?).
Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers – Bockstruck – pgs. 219-220.
(Names in bold above are of interest in my research of the Goyen/Going lines – surnames of families with possible connections).  https://books.google.com/books?id=0RpcjJQBm6AC&pg=PA219&lpg=PA219&dq=James+Gowing,+John+Gowing,+William+Gowing,+dragoons&source=bl&ots=aUYdKZese1&sig=1y0EvkT1Z-TVNYDRCyOxHMcXFQU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAGoVChMIz9iSs5GZyQIVhiomCh3KLA1E#v=onepage&q&f=false

William Gowen is married about 1704, wife’s name Catherine.  http://www.ancestraltrackers.net/va/resources/english-duplicates-lost-virginia-records.pdf

“William Goins, Thomas Goins, John Goins and James Goins” jointly receive a land grant of 1,215 acres in Stafford County “located on Four-Mile Creek adjoining Maj. Robert Alexander” about 1710. On August 3, 1719, the land is granted to Evan Thomas and John Todd, “both of Stafford County,” according to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia.”

1719 Going bros formerly 1215acs Staff Va

(See Thomas Gowing b. 1660, for additional information on the deposition and litigation over this tract of land).

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On November 23, 1714 William Gowen and Evan Thomas receive a grant of 124 acres in Stafford County from the proprietors, members of the London and Plymouth Companies who receive a grant to all land between the 34th and the 45th parallels, from the Atlantic Ocean to 200 miles inland. At this time William Gowen makes his home in Overwharton Parish of Stafford County. The land is described as “lying on both sides of the main run of Jonathans Creek, which creek issues out of the west or upper side of the road lead of Occoquan River, beginning at a white oak on the west side of the run nearing to Dogue Island neck and in the line of Mr. Giles traverse,” according to Northern Neck Deed Book 5, page 8.  “William Going” and Evan Thomas receive Grant No. 60 for 124 acres November 23, 1714. The land lay in Overwharton Parish “on both sides of the main run of Jonathans Creek, which creek issued out of the west or upper side of Occoquan River, beginning at a white oak on the west side of the run near the road leading to Dogue Island neck and in the line of Mr. Giles’ traverse,” according to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1694-1742.”

1713 Sept 10 William Going grant staffordcova1

Library of Virginia – link

The following map is from George Mason’s website.  William Going’s 124 acres purchased in 1714 are listed as number 15 on the map.  Those living adjacent to his land are 8 – William Boren, 16 – Giles Tillet, 9 – John Goenell,  17 – George Mason.  The elder George Mason had purchased most of the land shown below in the 1690s and leased or sold the land over time.  This area was known as “Dogue’s Island” or “Dogue’s Neck”. (see: http://www.gunstonhall.org/georgemason/landholdings/land_purchases.html

1714 MAP of George Mason info on Gunston Hall with William Going's 124 acres marked on map

http://www.gunstonhall.org/georgemason/landholdings/moxham.html

http://www.gunstonhall.org/georgemason/landholdings/land_patents.html

This land received in 1714 by William Goin is the land where the historic Minnick House in Virginia is located:

Colonial Settlement:

The land where the Minnick House would later be constructed was first granted by The Right Honorable Catherine Lady Fairfax, who was the sole proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia at that time, to William Going and Evan Thomas on November 23, 1714. 1 The parcel comprised 124 acres, and was situated on both sides of Jonathan’s Creek, now known as Giles Run. In 1713, Going and Thomas obtained a warrant from Catherine Lady Fairfax to have the land surveyed. Going sold off the land between the two runs in 1724.2

This land is located about one mile north of the Occoquan River, and was separated from the river by a 1,000 acre tract patented by William Bourne (Boren) in 1666. 3 A 1729 survey dividing a portion the Bourne tract in equal halves identifies the location of a ferry crossing and depicts the road leading to it.4 This road, which passes directly in front of the Minnick House, was the primary north/south overland route through the area, and was known variously as the Potomac Path, Kings Highway, the road from Accotinck to Colchester, old stage road, and currently Old Colchester Road. 5

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http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/archives/051315-pd-pkg.pdf

Extending eastward was the road leading to Dogue Island Neck (now Masons Neck). 6 This old road likely passed through Going’s and Thomas’ land grant. The beginning point of Hooper’s survey, indicated in Image 2.1 as A, was noted as being near this road.

Five years later, February 28, 1719, “William Goin” receives Grant No. 91 for 180 acres “on the main run of the Accontink, beginning at a white oak at the mouth of Long Branch.” according to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1694-1742.” The grant is recorded in Northern Neck Deed Book 5, page 229.

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Library of Virginia

Accontink Creek is believed to be a tributary of the Rappahannock River which forms the southern boundary of Stafford County.

“William Goings” gives a deed of 90 acres of land located on the east side of the main run of Jonathans Creek on May 6, 1724 to William Godfrey, [regarded as his son-in-law by Addie Evans Winn] according to the index of Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 122-125 and “Stafford County, Virginia Deeds, 1722-1728.”  On May 13, 1724, one week later, William Gowen appoints his “well-beloved friend, Lewis Sanders, of the County of Stafford, attorney,” to acknowledge the transfer, according to Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 125.  http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-3/290-2/1-100.html

On July 13, 1724, Capt. Charles Broadwater of Stafford Co receives 388 acres, adjacent to William Going. “Stafford County, Virginia Deeds, 1722-1728.” Book A, Page 40. p. 74.

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http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-3/290-1/1-100.html

1724 July 20 – William Goin is mentioned as owning land adjacent to John Linton in Stafford County, Virginia:

(From:  https://kentuckykindredgenealogy.com/tag/stafford-county-virginia/page/3/ ).

“William Gowin” owns land adjoining Thomas Ford “on Popeshead Run and Occoquan Creek” February 12, 1725, according to Northern Neck Deed Book A, page 200.

Library of Virginia – 1725 grant to Ford next to Gowin

“William Goings” receives Grant No. 131 November 12, 1725 for 112 acres “on Rattlesnake Branch of Popeshead,” according to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia.”

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Library of Virginia – 112 acres to William Gowing

“William Gowin” owns land “adjoining Terrence Ryley on Popeshead Run and Rattlesnake Branch,” according to Northern Neck Deed Book B, page 79, as reported in “Patents and Northern Neck Grants of Fairfax County, Virginia.” This land is regranted in 1767 to George Mason, with 19 “surplus” acres, according to Northern Neck Deed Book O, page 89.

William Gowen’s land grant on Pope’s Head Run for 112 acres in Fairfax County, Virginia has a reference made to the grant in a lease made by “Ambrose Gowing to Cathrine Gowing, widow.”  Ambrose Gowing leases land from his mother described as a “grant to William Gowing, father of the said Ambrose Gowing by patent bearing date November 12, 1725.”  The March 7, 1726 lease from Ambrose Gowing to Catherine Goin,  in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 353, is witnessed by George Mason, Joseph Haines and Brent Hutnall. A release appears in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 354.   Ancestry.com link to source

Later John Gowen, son of William Gowen, inherits a 56 acre portion of this grant, according to Fairfax County deed records. In 1744 John Gowen sells the 56 acres to Thomas Ford. Another son of William Gowen, Alexander Gowen, sells the remaining 56 acres of this 112 acre tract of land land in 1747 to Bond Veal.

William Gowen dies sometime between November/December of 1725 and March 6, 1726, at about age 42.  His will and probate records have not been found in Stafford County records, but indexes to those books have been found and have the following notations:

1726 William Gowing deceased, inventory 1730 1727 William Goin probate Stafford County Missing Will Book article p5

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William Going is listed on the following Tithe Lists in Stafford County from 1723 to 1726 (and then his estate is listed from 1727-1730):

1722/23 William Goin on Accotink Cr and Great Hunting Cr, in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 143.

1723 William Goin on Accotink Cr and Great Hunting Cr, in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 143.

1723 William Goin listed on quitrent rolls for 266 acres taken away by Colonel Lee’s survey in Stafford County, Va. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 9. also, The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County Virginia, 1723-1758, and Sundry Historical and Genealogical Notes. Compiled and Published by George Harrison Sanford King. pg. 149.

1724/5 William Going on Pope’s Head Run (Rattlesnake Br.) in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 169.

1725 William Gowin on Occoquan (Pope’s Head Run at Rattlesnake Br) in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 166.

1725/26 William Gowin on Occoquan (Pope’s Head Run at Rattlesnake Br) in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 166.

1724-27 William Gowin on Accotink Cr and Pope’s Head Run in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 143.  William Going decd in late 1725 – early 1726 so 1727 entry is for his estate.

1729 William Going on Pohick Rn and Popes Head Run in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 169.
William Going is dec’d at this time, entry for his estate.

1729/30 William Going on Accotink (Pope’s Head Run) in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 142.
William Going is dec’d at this time, entry is for his estate.

1729/30 William Going on Pohick Run and Pope’s Head Run in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck residents and landowners. Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117.  William Going is dec’d at this time, entry is for his estate.

On March 8, 1726 Catherine Gowen leases to her son “Ambrose Going of Stafford County, Overwharton Parish, planter 112 acres on the branch issuing out of Pope’s Head Run, said branch known as Rattlesnake Branch.  Ancestry.com link to source

“It is believed that Catherine Gowen was remarried about 1728, husband’s name Padderson [or Patterson] and removed to adjoining Prince William County, Virgnia.

Catherine Patterson next appears October 23, 1738 in Brunswick County, Virginia where she, Mary King and Cornelius Keife/Keith are witnesses to the will of Thomas Stroud, according to Brunswick County Will Book 2, page 1.

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Cornelius Keife\Keith previously appears in the legal records of Brunswick County March 26, 1736 when he is a witness to the will of John Nipper, Sr. of St. Andrews Parish of Brunswick County.

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Catherine Padderson writes her will May 21, 1739, and it is presented for probate July 23, 1739, indicating that her death date in the two-month period, according to “Prince William County Will Book C” by John Frederick Forman. The will leaves her estate, valued at £36:2:4.75, to two younger children and names her son John Gowen as administrator. The will reads:

“I, Catherine Padderson, being sick and weak in body. Unto my well beloved son, Elixander Going, one negro man named Robin and one horse and a horse colt and one cow and calf and a cow yearling and halph of my movable houshold stuf and one parcel of land whereon I now live containing sixty-six acres, it being part of a tract containing one hundred and thirty-two acres. Unto my well beloved daughter, Susannah Going, one negro man named Jackey and one mare and saddle, cow and calf and two cow yearlings and one feather bed and bolster, a rugg and one pare of blankits and half the household stuf. My crop of tob: which is now in my house after my debts is paid I bequeath to be equally divided between my son Elixander Going and my daughter Susannah Going. I leave my well beloved son, John Going, whole and sole executor of this, my last will and testament.

Catherine Padderson

Witnesses: Thomas Ford, Jane Ford, Ann Gladding”

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Probate records in Will Book C show:

“23, July, 1739. Presented in Court by John Going, sole executor herein named, who prays certificate for obtaining a probate thereof, but it being suggested that the deceased’s husband is living, on the motion of the said John Going and giving security for his just and faithful administration of the said deceased’s estate, certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration.” “Bond of John Going, William Scutt and John Hollis unto Denis McCarty, Gent., justice. For £100, 23 July, 1739. John Going is administrator of Catherine Padderson, deceased. John Going John Hollis William Scutt Witness: John Bowie, 23 July, 1739, Acknowledged and Ordered”  The inventory of the estate, which included two negro men valued at 25 pounds, totaled 36 pounds, 2 shillings, 4 3/4 pence and was presented to the court by John Gowen August 27, 1739. The account which was allowed and ordered by Prince William County Probate Court, read: “The estate of Catherine Pattison, deceased. To 2 levs. pd. Edwd. Barry 116 (tobo.) To pd. Capt. Val Peyton 364 To pd. Thomas Ford 40 To pd. Alexander Gowin 330 To pd. Susanna Gowin 250 To bal due per John Gowin 468 To pd. Mr. Wm. Dunlop 7:4:- John (X) Gowin” [“To” is apparently an abbreviation for “Total;” “tobo” is apparently an abbreviation for “tobacco”.]

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Hollis and Going family connection:

(Note:  John Gowing and John Hallowes – or their descendants – may have had a family relationship.  The Going and Hollis families appear to have lived in the same counties from possibly 1640 to 1840 (possibly up to 200 years).  They are documented to have been in eachother’s deeds, wills, probate, etc, and lived in the same counties for at least 100 years – 1739 to 1840.  If John Gowing and John Hallowes are ancestors of William Going b. 1682 and John Hollis b. 1700, then it is actually about 200 years they lived near each other.

See page for John Hollis b. 1700.  There is no direct evidence John Hollis b. 1700 is a descendant of Maj. John Hallowes b. 1612-15, but there is circumstantial evidence.  John Hallowes dies in 1657 with at least 3 male children (possibly more).  His son William Hollis has been shown to have several children of his own, one of his line goes to Delaware, the others in his line appear to stay in the Maryland/Virginia areas.

In Y-DNA testing, descendants of two different sons of John Hollis b. 1700 (James and Moses), match descendants of William Going b. abt.  1682.  In fact, at this time, all descendants of William Going b. abt 1682 and John Hollis b. 1700 who have published their Y-DNA results match each other.

The significance of this is that John Hollis b. 1700 would have that same Y-DNA as his two sons (if two different sons of his have that same Y-DNA – its highly unlikely two different Going men had affairs with Moses’ wife and conceived all his children, and then did the same with James Hollis’ wife).

Due to  the age difference in William Going b. abt 1782 and John Hollis b. 1700, John Hollis could be a biological son of William Going or one of his brothers out of Stafford Co, Va, but, it could be the other way around, maybe the Going brothers/family were the biological sons of one of the Hollis/Hallowes men from further back.

There are some Hollis researchers who claim John Hollis b. 1700 came over from England to the Americas in 1740, as there is a record of a John Hollis arriving in 1740.  The problem with this is that there is a record of John Hollis posting bond on Catherine Padderson’s will in 1739 (this is William Going b. 1682’s widow who had remarried).

Additionally, it does not explain the matching Y-DNA between the Hollis and Going families.  If both James Hollis and Moses Hollis (sons of John Hollis b. 1700) have descendants with Y-DNA that match descendants of William Going b. 1682, then that means John Hollis b. 1700 has that same Y-DNA, and since the Going men and the Hollis men all have connections with Stafford Co, Va – it is most likely that the “mixing” of these two families occurred some in 1700 (when John Hollis b. 1700 was born), or before that date.

Thomas Going was documented in Virginia since 1693 when he was involved in a lawsuit with Abraham Smith for Defamation in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  John Going, William Going, and James Going were all listed in the militia of Stafford County, Virginia in 1701/02 as dragoons.

It is possible that the Hollis and Going families lived in the Northern Neck of Virginia and Maryland (both along the Potomac River dividing Maryland and Virginia).  Both families have records of people being “marriners” (John Hallowes b. 1615 and Thomas Going b. 1660 and John Going b. 1700).  It would not have been difficult for them to move up and down the Potomac and Chesapeak Bay doing business along the water ways and finding land along the water.

There is a record of a John Gowing arriving in James County, Virginia in 1635.  In 1638 John Hallowes (this is likely the father of Maj. John Hallowes) purchased land in Charles County, Virginia, adjacent to James County, Virginia.  In 1640 John Hallowes sells his land in Virginia and appears back in Maryland.  It is unknown what happened with John Gowing during this time, but the next time his name is seen is in Maryland.

In January 1650 John Hallowes transports himself from Maryland to Northumberland County, Virginia on the mouth of Canawoman Creek (in Nomini Bay).  In October 1650, Walter Broadhurst, a friend and neighbor of John Hallowes, transports John “Goane” (Gowing) from Maryland to Northumberland County, Virginia – “on the mouth of Canawoman Creek” (in Nomini Bay).  Among those also transported by Walter Broadhurst were William Hardigg, Robert Beard, Ann Knowles, Hump. Farmar, and John Piper, all who were residents of Maryland who had several dealings with John Hallowes b. 1615 shown on this page above.   This was a transport of people from Maryland’s colony, to Virginia’s colony, meaning those people listed as being transported had been living in Maryland prior to this transport.

This is at least some evidence that there was likely contact between Going and Hollis families prior to 1700.  These families may have lived near each other starting some time between 1640 to 1650 until 1740 in the Northern Neck of Virginia and Maryland during this time period.    Since there was a “non-paternal” event that mixed the two families Y-DNA at some point, this likely occurred some time between 1640-1700 in the Northern Neck of Virginia and Maryland.

(See Y-DNA results:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/hollis-family/ ).

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