Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Gerard Fowke

Male 1719 - 1783  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Gerard Fowke 
    Born Jun 1719  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 1783  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001737  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 

    Father Roger Fowke,   b. Abt 1697, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1727/28, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Mother Anne Stone,   b. 1700, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1761, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1716  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hanson,   b. 1728, Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1799, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1745  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Fowke,   b. Aft 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1761, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 14 years)
     2. Roger Fowke,   b. Abt 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1804, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. Catherine Fowke,   b. Abt 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1799, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     4. Sarah Fowke,   b. 1 Jun 1753, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1792, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     5. Gerard Fowke,   b. Between 1755 and 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1795, Nanjemoy Creek, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F01077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 178. Capt. Gerrard Fowke's Will.
      I, Gerrard Fowke Sr, knowing the uncertainty of life and desirous to do my youngest son justice, and being now in good health, do make this my Will.
      To my son Roger Fowke - all the land and plantation I now live on, it being part of Poyton manor.
      To my son Gerrard Fowke Jr - the rest of my lands, provided he conveys to Doctor Gusts Richard Brown, the several tracts of land I sold to sd Rich Brow [sic] , which was left to him, sd Gerrard Fowke, by his uncle, Robert Hanson, whose estate being considerably in debt, I sold the sd lands to discharge them without petitioning the Assembly for power, with a view of saving some expense. But if sd Gerrard refuses to convey the rights to all the land so sold sd Doctor Brown, or disturbs them in the quiet possession of them so that my estate may hereafter become burdened with the penalty of the deed I gave the afd Doctor Richard Brown, then I give all the lands herein before given to sd Gerrard, to be equally divided among those of my children who may be sufferers (by him or his heirs so refusing or disturbing sd Rich Brown in the possession of the land) in equal proportion to their losing.
      To my 3 children, Gerrad, Catherine, & Sarah Fowke - all my personal estate (after my wife's thirds and debts are paid) to be equally divided between them.
      I desire that my son Gerrard rowke may have full power to act in all things relating to my estate as if of the full age of 21 years.
      Executrix: my wife Sarah Fowke. executor: Gerrard Fowke.
      Signed Nov 9, 1775 - Gerrard Fowke. Wit - Saml Hanson of Wm, George Hutchison, Mary Harrison, Violetta Hanson.
      Probated on Jun 12, 1783 by the oaths of the executrix, Mrs. Sarah Fowke, and the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Samuel Hanson of Will, George Hutchison, Mary Mary Hutchison (late Harrison), and Violetta Hanson,
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      from maryland gazette
      FOWKE, Capt, Gerard., of Chas, Co... died March 19, 1783, in his 59th year, (April 3, 1783)
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      Stone, Thomas, Nanjemy Parish, Charles County, Maryland 1Nov1726, 31Oct1727
      To Son David and hrs, 1/2 dwell plantation and personalty.
      To Grandson Gerrard Fowke, Personalty
      To wife Katherine, extx., 1/2 dwelling plantation during life; at her decease, to son David and hrs. certain personalty absolutely and certain personalty during life to be divided among child( unnamed). 1/2 personal estate absolutely residue to two child David and Mary Equally.
      Test: Rev Wm Maconchie, Henry Barnes, Verlinda Boughton. 19.254
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      Robert Hanson 103.249 CH £96.7.10 Mar 7 1770 Aug 11 1770
      Appraisers: Warren Dent, Richard Barnes.
      Creditors: Robert Mundell for John Glassford, John Craig for John & James Jamieson.
      Next of kin: Violetta Hanson, Mary Harrison.
      Executor: Gerard Fowke
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      Anne Hutchison 103.250 CH £329.10.8 Mar 7 1770 Aug 11 1770
      Appraisers: Warren Dent, Richard Barnes.
      Creditors: Barnes & Redgate John Craig for John & James Jamieson.
      Next of kin: David Stone, William McConchie.
      Administrator: Gerard Fowke.
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      Ann Hutchison 6.106 D CH £347.1.3 Apr 13 1772
      Sureties: Jesse Doyne, Theophilus Hanson.
      Representatives: George Hutchinson (only one).
      Administrator: Gerrard Fowke.
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      Mrs. Jean Hutchison 70.194 CH £97.1.2 May 21 1760
      Appraisers: John Chapman, John Jinkins.
      Creditors: John Semple, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer.
      Next of kin: Anne Fowke, William Maconchie.
      Administrator: Garard Powke.
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      FLANNAGAN, Timothy, Charles Co. 4 Apr, 1771; 26 Feb, 1772
      Wife Elizabeth.
      Children: Timothy, William.. Dorrithy,, Samuel,. Bartholomew., Elizabeth.
      Granddau, Elizabeth Flannagan. Grandson John Flannnagan.
      Tracts: Land in Durham Parish, part of St. Barberys Manor, Land bought from George Waple called "Smith Garden and the "Garden Enlarged."
      Ex. Gerrard Fowke.
      Wit: Josias Adams, Ignatius Ryon, Sarah Smith.
      12 March 1772 widow renounces will and takes thirds. 38.551
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      STONE, KATHRINE, 31 Oct 1750; 4 Feb 1750
      To David Stone, Jr., Mary Stone and Anne Stone, children of David Stone, 2 Negro women, Reader and Kate,
      To Anne Fooks, cattle.
      To Anne Hanson, dau, of William and Mary Hanson, cattle.
      To Kathrine Fooks, dau. of Gerrat Fooks, a silver tankard, silver spoons, cattle.
      To Richd, Reeder, 20 shillings
      To Gerrat Fooks, furniture, Negro Jack, 500 A. of "Aguinhocks Hills" near Permunkey, That my two Negro men Fortune and Falmouth shall remain free from the day of my decease.
      William Hanson, Gerrat Fooks, exs.
      Wit: John Blackwood, Margret Smith, Joseph (?) Allford. 28.26.
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      Michael Hines Roby 47.36 CH £51.4.1 May 4 1751 May 25 1751
      Appraisers: John Wedding, John Boswell.
      Creditors: John Hanson (the youngest), Francis Parnham.
      Next of kin: Richard Roby, William Roby.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Roby.
      Administrators: Joseph Hanson Harrison, Gerard Fowke.
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      Olden Claten [Clayton] 94.285 CH £3.10.0 Feb 21 1767 Jun 15 1767
      Appraisers: Gerrard Fowkes, Richard Barnes.
      Mentions: David Linesey Ward, Zephaniah Franklin.
      Administrator: Martin Marr,
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book 1729-1748 pg 137 [pp. 522- 523]
      At Court held for Stafford County
      October 13, 1747 Inventory admitted to record.
      Dr - JOHN FOWKE of Maryland - 1745 - To John Fowkes board and maintenance for two years, paid JOHN FOLEY for finishing the crop, To JOHN CANNON ..
      Cr - 1745 Cash reced of Mrs. ANN FOWKE
      E. E. August 11th 1746 Ann Fowke
      1746 Tobo delivered, By Capt. GERRARD FOWKE., By WILLIAM SEBASTAN
      E. E. August 11, 1747 p Ann Fowke
      At Court held for Stafford County August 11, 1747 Anne Fowke Guardian to the within named John Fowke produced her account .. ordered to be recorded.
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      FOWKE, ANN, Charles Co. 1 Sep, 1760; 19 Oct, 1761
      To loving grand-dau. Catharine Fowke, some slaves, but If she die before age, then to grand-son Gerrard Fowke.
      To grand-son Roger Fowke, some slaves, but if he die before of age, to sd. grand-son Gerrard Fowke.
      To grand-dau. Anne Hutchison, but If she die before of age, then same to grand-son Roger Fowke.
      To grand-son George Hutchison, but if he die before age 21, slaves to grand-dau. Catherine Fowke.
      To niece Chloe Stone, furniture and etc,
      To niece Aurelia Hanson and nephew William Hanson, son of William Hanson, some cattle.
      To Mary Matthew, dau, of Maximilian Matthews, some cattle.
      To Jenny Hoskins Hanson, furniture.
      To Samuel Hanson, son of Wm. Hanson, cattle,
      Remainder to 3 grandchildren: Catharine, Roger and Gerrard Fowke, and nephew Theophilus Hanson.
      Ex: Son Gerrard Fowke.
      Witz W. Hanson, Margaret Metland, Penelope MacPherson.
      13 Aug, 1761: Codicil: Desire that If grand-son Roger Fowke shall live to have issue, then he shall receive the legacy mentioned to him in this will, although he be not of full age 21,
      Wit: Margaret Motland, Penelope McPherson.
      Came Major Wm. Hanson, one of the witnesses and probated the will. 31.489
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      Muschett, Mungo Charles Co. 13 Nov 1768; 21 Dec 1768
      To son Mungo Muschet a Negro girl called Kate dau. of Nan.
      To bro. John Muschet of Virginia, all or any part of my wearing apparel.
      Books and remainder of estate to my two children, Mungo Muschet and William Muschet.
      Exs: Friends Walter Hanson and Gerrard Fowke and nephew John Muschet:
      Wit: Elizabeth Cunningham, Margaret Hanson, Eliza. McCoy.
      Walter Hanson and Gerard Fowke renounced the executorship and guardianship. 36.684
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      ADAMS, ANN, Charles Co. 28 Nov. 1774; 1 Jan. 1776
      To dau. Anne Adams, Negro girl Senthia.
      To dau. Elizabeth Adams, Negro man McColo(?),
      To son Daniel Jenifer Adams, Ex., remainder of estate,
      Wit: Catherine Scott; Betty Stone; Gerard Fowke. 40.690
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      James Raily 32.47 A CH £39.12.6 £54.19.2 Feb 1752
      Sureties: Thomas Harrison, Gerard Fowke.
      Received from: Florence Fitzpatrick (in Virginia currency), Thomas Leftwich.
      Payments to: Christopher Carroll, George Urhatt (in Virginia currency), Thomas Redding (in Virginia currency), John Ratcliff, Lord Baltimore paid to Massey Leigh, Henry Moore, William Beck, Sarah Ratcliff, William Bick, Samuel Hanson, Thomas Massey, James Muncaster, Lodwick Adams, Walter Hanson, Daniel Jenifer.
      Representatives: Charles Raily (aged 15).
      Administrator: Joseph Harrison Hanson.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 270.
      At the request of Anne Fowke of CC, the following deed of gift was recorded this Nov 22, 1731.
      I, Anne Fowke of CC, for the love I have for my son, Gerrard Fowke, son of my husband, Roger Fowke, decd, and born of my body, now living in CC, I give sd Gerrard Fowke Jr 1, Negro boy named Billie. Signed - Anne (A her mark) vowke. Wit - Matthew Stone, John Stone, Robert Yates*.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 58. Certificate. I certify that Capt. Garrard Fowke brought before me a stray mare who is troublesome by breaking into his enclosure, & her owner not known. The mare is a small, flea-bitten gray, branded on the near buttock as it appears, EM. Signed Apr 9, 1757 - Thos Stone. Recorded Apr 14, 1757.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 212, Jul 7, 1758 from Richard Hudson of CC, planter, to Gerard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, for 5 £sterling, and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC called Pointon Manor, and part of a tract of land called Lieha, bounded by Nanjemy main Road, Wards Run, containing about 4.75 acres. Signed - Richard Hodgson. Wit - Thos Stone, Walter Hanson. Frances, the wife of the sd Richard Hudson, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 2, 1758.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 334. Certificate. I certify that Capt. Gerrard Fowke brought before me a small black stray mare, and makes it appear she is very troublesome by breaking into his inclosures, and her owner not known. Signed May 11, 1759 - Thos Stone. Recorded May 16, 1759.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 440. Certificate. I certify that Capt, Gerrard Fowke brought to me a stray horse, branded 513, and makes it appear that he has become very troublesome [by breaking] into his enclosure, and his owner not known. Signed Jul 18, 1760 - Thos Stone. Recorded Jul 24, 1760.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page [43]. At the request of Richard Hodgson, the following deed was recorded on Oct 2, 1761..
      [Blank month), 29, [blank year] ,. of the same county, planter, of the other part, witnesses that Gerard Fowke, in exchange for part of a tract of land called,,,,of another called Pointer manor, containing, in both parcels, about 120 acres, and for divers other good causes, gives to sd Richard Hodgson all that part of a tract of land called Birdsnest, containing about 110 acres. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Thos Stone*, Walter Hanson*. This deed was acknowledged on May 29, 1761 by sd Gerard Fowke; Sarah Fowke, wife of the sd Gerard Fowke, came into Court, and being first privately examined, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed. Oct 24, 1761, received of sd Richard Hodgson, the alienation fine.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 84. Lease. Nov 26, 1761 from Gerrard Fouke of CC, planter, to William Beck of CC, planter, the lease of "all that Plantation or Parcell of land bought of Richard Hudson excepted the Miln & Land belonging thereto", situated in Durham Parish in CC, together with all the dwelling houses, tobacco houses, stables, outhouses, closes, grounds, lands, pasturages, & appurtenances, with the privilege to maull and cut down timber for keeping the tenements in repair, for keeping up the enclosures, and for firewood. To have and to hold, sd plantation from this Nov 30 during the term of 11 years, paying yearly to sd Gerard Fowke the yearly rent of 10 £, to- be paid in paper, gold, or silver before each Nov 30. Beck is to give the dwelling house that now is on the plantation, a thorough repair or build a new one of the same dimension, and also to build a new house 16 foot square with an outside chimney, to be wither celled or plastered within and above the same. Signed - Gerard Fowke, William Beck. Wit - Mungo Mushet, John Matthews, John Craig. Recorded Mar 9, 1762.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 632. Bill of Sale, I, William Stone of CC, planter, for 200 £sterling, sell to Gerard Fowke, John Stone, and Samuel Stone, the 9 following Negroes, to wit, Matthew, James, Aaron, Cato, Lucy, Moll, Isaac, Joseph, and Matt. If, however, sd William Stone pays to the Honorable Benjamin Tasker 200 £sterling with legal interest by next Apr 8, then the afd Negroes are to be the right of sd William Stone. Signed Apr 8, 1765 - Will Stone. Wit - Dan Jenifer, Jesse Douglass, Walter Hanson*. Recorded Apr 13, 1765,
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 714. Mar 30, 1765 from Richard Hodgson (Hodgson} of CC, planter, to Gerard Fowke of CC, Gent, for 20,000 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, a tract of land called Birds Nest, containing about one hundred and acres and a half acre. Also, that part of a tract of land .. Letto, not heretofore conveyed by the sd Richard Hodgson to Barnes, and also all that part of a tract of land called Pointon Manor, formerly in the possession of the sd.R Hodgson, containing, in both parcels about 120 acres, Signed - Richard Hodgson. Wit - Riche Harrison*, Jo: H; Harrison*. , the wife of sd Richard Hodgson, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 28, 1765.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 2. Oct 12, 1765 from David Lindsay Ward of CC, planter, to Gerard Fowke of CC, for 160 £10 shillings sterling and for divers other good causes, all that half part of a tract of land called The land of Lee, whereon sd David Lindsay Ward now dwells, which half is bounded by Wards Run, Fox Hill, containing about 321 acres. Signed - David Lindsay Ward. Wit - Thos Stone*, Walter Hanson*, Lydia, the wife of sd David Lindsay Ward, released her dower. Recorded Oct 19, (1765).
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 656. Oct 23, 1769 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, planter, to Robert Knox of CC, merchant, for 50 £and for divers other good causes, a tract of land in CC called mount Joy, and bounded by the north side of Scissons path, containing, by patent, 62-1/2 acres. Signed - Gerrard Fowke. Wit - Thomas Stone*, Walter Ranson*. Sarah Fowke, the wife of sd Gerrard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower, Recorded Dec 14, 1769
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 692. Apr 14, 1770 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, and Sarah,.his wife, and Violetta Hanson of CC, spinster (which sd Sarah and Violetta are sisters and heirs parceners of Robert Hanson, late of CC, decd}, to Anne Price of CC, widow, for 245 £14 shillings, a tract of land called the Arrowhead, being that part of a parcel of land formerly belonging to Francis Harrison now decd, and by him, by his will, devised to his daughter, Violetta Harrison, also decd, mother of the sd Robert Hanson, which ad tract of land called arrowhead is in Durham Parish in CC, about containing 25 acres. Also, all that of of land, being part of another tract of land called Harrison, lying in Durham Parish in CC, adjoining arrowhead, devised also to sd Violetta Harrison by sd Francis Harrison, which sd 2 parcels of land are, as per sd will, the land that sd Francis Harrison then lived on, and containing in the whole, both pieces of land, about 189 acres, Signed - Gerrard Fowke, Sarah Fowke, Viol[e]tta Hanson. Wit - Thos Stone*, J Hawkins*. Recorded Apr 25, 1770.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 731. Apr 14, 1770 from Gerard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, and Sarah, his wife, and Violetta Hanson of CC, spinster, to Robert Knox of CC, merchant, for 258 £, .. land called Wheelors Palm, lying in Durham [Parish] in CC, containing about 150 acres, originally taken up and patented to John Wheelor. Also another tract of land called Osbornes Hazzard, lying in the parish afd and CC, adjoining to sd tract called Wheelors Palm, containing about 90 acres. Robert Hanson, late of CC, died seized of both of the afd tracts. Sarah and Violetta, parties to these presents, are sisters and heirs parceners to the ad Robert. Signed - Gerard Fowke, Violetta Hanson. Wit - Thos Stone*, J Hawkins*. Recorded Jun 30, 1770
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 335. Mortgage, I, Clem Butts of CC, planter nothing follows]. Thomas How Ridgate of CC, merchant, has this day, at my request, become joined and bound in a bond with me, of this date, to Gerrard Fowke of CC, in the sum of 180 £penalty, conditioned for the payment of 90 £to sd Fowke, the proper debt of me, sd Butt, by Dec 28, 1776, with legal interest. Now know that I, sd Butts, for the security and indemnification of sd Ridgate and through the promises in being with me as afd, and for 5 shillings to me paid. by Ridgate, I have given Ridgate, 1 Negro woman slave named Ann and her son, 1 Negro boy slave named George. Also, 1 white mare, 1 iron grey mare, 2 feather beds, 1 copper still, and 2 bulls, 2 cows, and 2 cow yearlings. If, however, I pay sd Fowke sd 90 £and interest by Dec 28, 1776, and indemnify sd Ridgate from damage from being bound with me in the bond atd, then this present writing to be void. Otherwise, Ridgate may dispose of the above effects. Signed Dec 28, 1772 - Clement (X his mark) Butts. Wit - G.R. Brown*, Zeph Turner. Recorded Jan 2, 1773.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 586. Nov 30, 1773 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, to Gustavus Richard Brown of CC, for 61 £17 shillings and 1 penny paid and for 557 £11 shillings and 5 pence secured to be paid, the following lands and Water Mill in Portobacco Parish in CC, containing, in the whole, 275-1/2 acres, that is to say, a tract of land called Corkers Hoghole, containing about 100 acres, and all that tract of land called Chandlers Hills of which Robert Hanson, late of CC, died possessed, containing about 69 acres. Also part of a tract of land called Bettys Delight whereof sd Robert Hanson died possessed, containing about 100 acres, together with the Water Mill on the same, being thereto adjoining. Also a lot in Portobacco or Charles Town and 4 lots in Chandlers Town. All of the afd lands and mill were heretofore the right of Robert Hanson, who died thereof [possessed]. If Gerrard Fowke Jr, second son to 8d Gerard Fowke, or any person claiming under Robert Hanson decd or .as heir to Gerrard Fowke Jr, shall take away from sd Gustavus Richard Brown sd lands or mill, sd Gerrard Fowke will pay Gustavus Richard Brown the full value of the lands and mill. If any other person takes away the land, Gustavus Richard Brown will be refunded the purchase price. Signed - Gerard Fowke, G.R. Brown. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Dan Jenifer*. Recorded May 18, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 695. Jan 30, 1775 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, to Andrew Baillie of CC, merchant, for 57 £15 shillings, a parcel of land in Durham Parish in CC, being part of a tract of land called Burdetts Rest, containing about 55 acres. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Dan Jenifer*. Sarah, the wife of the sd Gerrard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Feb 23, 1775.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 588. Deed of Gift. I, Gerrard Fowke of CC, planter, for the natural love I have for my daughter, Sarah Fowke, and for divers other good causes, have made over and delivered to my sd daughter, I Negro girl called Verlinda, the child of Negro Betty. Signed May 21, 1774 - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Walter Hanson*, George Hutchison. Recorded May 26, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 91. Mortgage, recorded at the request of Gerrard Fowke.
      Mar 5, 1778 from Henry Brett of CC, ship carpenter, to Gerard Fowke of CC. Whereas sd Henry Britt, by his bond and obligation dated Jun 25, 1774, obliged himself to pay to Gerard Fowke (party to these presents) 60 £by Jun 20 then next with interest from the date of the same note, now sd Henry Britt, for further securing to sd Gerard Fowke the payment sd sum and interest and the cost on putting the same obligation in suit and for 5 shillings sterling, Brett grants Fowke all that parcel of land containing about 100 acres, being part of a tract of land called Addition, lying in Durham Parish in CC, and which part is now under lease for a term of years to Humphrey Posey Jr by lease dated Nov 25, 1768, and is bounded by land called Batchiors Agreement, a branch that falls into the mill dam formerly in the occupation of Madam Dent now decd. If, however, Brett pays Fowke by Mar 5, 1778, 60 £with interest and costs, then these presents shall be void. Signed - Henry Britt. Wit - Sam Love, James Craik (CC Justices). Recorded Mar 5, 1776. {Release on this mortgage recorded in this Liber, folio 327}
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 213, mar 29, 1777 from Gerrard Fowke Sr of CC, to Gerrard Fowke Jr, his son, of CC, for 680 £sterling and for the natural love he has for the sd Gerrard Fowke Jr, and for divers other good causes, he has given his sd son, all that part of the tract of land called Pointon Manor, whereon the sd Gerrard Powke Sr now dwells, containing about 500 acres in Durham Parish in CC. Sd Gerrard Fowke Sr does hereby dock, bar, and destroy all estate and estates tail and limitations whatsoever, together with all remainders contingent or vested in or to the sd lands and premises and every part thereof, and does, in virtue of the late Act of Assembly of Maryland, in such case made and provided, convey to the sd Gerrard Fowke Jr, the afd land, clear from all entails. signed - Gerard Fowke Sr. Wit - Jas Craik, G.R. Brown (CC Justices). Recorded Sep 23, 1777.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 551. Aug 18, 1781 from Gerard Fowke of CC, to John Robertson of CC, for 998 £and for divers good causes, all that parcel of land in CC, being part of three tracts of land, viz, Burdits Rest, Burdits Nest, and Boughtons Disapointment, bounded by a bound hickory where George Waple now lives, standing near his house, and supposed to be the 2nd bound tree of Burdits Nest, the south side of the main road that leads from Nanjemoy Warehouse to Nanjemoy Church, containing and laid out for 499 acres, reserving to myself the use and benefit of the Ditch or Ditches to lead or convey the waters of Gallons Branch and the waters of Burdits Cr main fresh into my mill dam, and also the liberty of making dams or setting floors gates on any part of the sd runs or Ditches for use and benefit of sd mill, and the liberty to raise, use, and convey dirt or earth to or from any convenient part of sd land, for the use and benefit of any or all the Ditches, Dams, or Gates that may be useful and necessary for sd mill, and also the liberty of conveying any materials which are necessary for sd Ditches, Dam§, and Gates, Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Warren Dent, Richu Barnes_ Sarah, the wife of the sd Gerard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Jan 4, 1782.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 561. Aug 18, 1781 from Gerard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, to Andrew Baillie of CC, merchant, for 160 £, all that parcel of land in the Parish of Durham in CC, being part of a tract of land called Burditts Rest, and contains and is laid out for about 20 acres. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Warren Dent, RichBarnes. Sarah, the wife of the sd Gerard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Feb 7, 1782,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 340-46: WHEELERS PALME: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Dent, Thomas Capt: : Surveyed 15 May 1660 for John Wheeler on the North side of Piscataway near the land of Robert Hudson.: ; ; Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - Thomas Osborne from Thomas Dent; 14 Mar 1709
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 382-42: OSBOURNE HAZARD: 90 acres; Possession of - 90 Acres - Osbourne, Thomas : Surveyed 29 Sept 1710 for Thomas Osbourne beginning at a White Oak of Potomac River side near a bound tree of Thomas Wright's patent Aug 10, 1713.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 336-19: BURDITTS REST: 700 acres; Possession of - 425 Acres - Burditt, Thomas: 275 Acres - Fowke, Gerard: : Surveyed 17 March 1665 for Thomas Burditt on the Westernmost branch of Nanjemoy Creek in Burditts Creek.: Conveyance notes - 229 Acres - Roger Fowke from Burdett Ashton; 31 July 1722, 229 Acres - Roger Fowke from Gerard Fowke & Sarah; 18 Dec 1725,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 342-64: ARROWHEAD: 128 acres; Possession of - 128 Acres - Harrison, Francis: Surveyed 3 March 1703 for William Harris on the North side the North branch of Nanjemoy creek between a tract of land of said Harris and a track taken up by Thomas Miller:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 334-2: HARRISON: 300 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Harrison, Francis: 100 Acres - Harrison, Joseph: Surveyed 17 Aug 1654 for James Harrison on the North side of the Easternmost branch of Avon River :
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 461-561: MOUNTJOY: 62.5 acres; Possession of - 62.5 Acres - Muncaster, James:Surveyed for James Muncaster, 2 Sept 1746, lying in Charles County in Dunham Parish adjoining to the lands of James Muncaster, beginning at a bounded red oak standing by a path [?] path on the North Side Thereof. Patented 18 March 1746.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 335-13: BIRDS NEST, THE: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Fowke, Gerard: : Surveyed 25 July 1661 for Thomas Burditt on the South side of a West branch of Nanjemoy creek: Conveyance notes - 226 Acres - Roger Fowke from Gerard Fowke & Sarah; 18 Dec 1725, 75 Acres - Roger Fowke from Burdett Ashton; 25 April 1726,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 335-10: LA HAY: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Hudson, Richard: Surveyed 23 Aug 1659 for George Thompson assigned and patent in the name of John Delahay:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 334-4: POYNTON MANOR: 3500 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Doyne, Jesse: 200 Acres - Doyne, William: 500 Acres - Fowke, Gerard: 500 Acres - Stone, Mathew: 500 Acres - Stone, Thomas: 200 Acres - Stone, Thomas: 1400 Acres - Stone, William: Surveyed 12 July 1654 for William Stone esq. on the North side Nanjemoy creek, 1400 acres part hereof was for Thomas Stone the 3 August 1666. Resurveyed & by him called Poynton Manor & upon resurvey of the rest it was found but 2100 acres so the whole now 3500 acres {mm Note was 5000 then 3500}: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - John Stone from Matthew Stone; 30 Jan 1737, 50 Acres - Thomas Stone Jr. from Matthew Stone; 13 May 1747,75 Acres - John Stone from Barton Stone; 11 June 1750, , , ,

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