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

Gerard Fowke

Male 1756 - 1795  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Gerard Fowke 
    Born Between 1755 and 1756  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 May 1795  Nanjemoy Creek, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001952  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Gerard Fowke,   b. Jun 1719, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1783, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F01077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Smith,   b. Abt 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1821, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1776  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerard Fowke,   b. 1783, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Sarah Fowke,   b. 28 Apr 1788, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. James Fowke,   b. 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1820, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     4. Catherine Fowke,   b. Abt 1792, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1822, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F01291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 319. Gerard Fowke - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. May 13, 1795.
      Negro men: Cezar (aged 40 years), Tom (55), Harry (56). Negro woman Ann & child (21). Negro boy Frederick (3). Negro women: Luce (very old), Priss (ditto). Negro men: Sam (35), David (25) . Negro woman & child, Monetry (20) ,,Negro woman Cate & child (36). Negro women: Jude (48), Dolly (16), Poll (28), Negro girl child Diana (2). Negro woman Diana (45, sickly). Negro boys: Jim (3), Bob (10), Joe (11), Peter (7), Clem (2), Ly (12). Negro girls: Jenny (13), Rachel (7). Negro man Peter (18, waterman). Negro girls: Daphne (13), Priss (11), Nancy (10), Bet (11), Ronny (7), Sarah (4), Milly (9). Negro woman Chloe (25). Negro woman & child Suck (30). Negro girl Betty (sickly, 6). Negro girl Hannah (5). Negro boys: Harry (4), Stephen (20 months), Jim (13), George (12) , Dick (7) . Negro men: George (25) , Bill (21) .
      Total amount: 45.17.6.
      Signed - Saml Jones, Jerh Gray.
      Creditois: Matthew Blair, John Edwd Ford.
      Nearest of kin: Catharine Robertson, Roger Fowke.
      CC, Jul 24, 1795. Then came Margery Fowke, administratrix, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      FOWKE, ANN, Charles Coo 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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      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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      Charles County Maryland Probate Records, Inventories, Book 1791-1797
      319 Gerard Fowke-13 May 1795-Catharine Robertson & Roger Fowke nearest of kin-Margery Fowke Admx
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      Charles County Land Records Book N#4, Page 197.
      Jan 10, 1794 from John McConchie, Mary Stone Jones, Mary Stone, Gerard Fowke, and Margery Fowke, his wife, of CC, to William Dement of CC, for 265 £, part of a tract of land called Market Overton, situated in CC, and bounded by Walter McPherson's part of Market Overton, the dividing boundary between Wade and Stone, containing 265 acres. Signed - John McConchie, Mary Stone Jones, Mary Stone, Gerard Fowke, Margery Fowke. Wit - Henry H Chapman*, James Freeman*. Recorded Jan 10, 1794.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 277.
      Violetta Hanson's Will.
      I, Violetta Hanson of CC, am in perfect mind and memory, and knowing the uncertainty of this life, do make this my last will.
      To my nephew Gerard Fowke of CC - all my estate, except 1 little negro boy called Harry, the son of Jude, and one little girl called Luce, the daughter of Suck.
      To James Robertson, son of John & Catharine Robertson of CC
      - I give him afd Harry and Luce. But if sd James dies under age 21 years and without heirs of his body lawfully begotten, then I give Harry & Luce to his brother, John Robertson.
      Executor: afd Gerard Fowke.
      Signed Jan 12, 1784 - Violetta (VH her mark) Hanson.
      Wit - Mary Stone, Saml Hanson of Wm,
      Probated on Aug 30, 1785 by the executor and by the oath of witness Mary Stone.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 66.
      George Hutchison - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Appraised Jul 27, 1791.
      Negro men: Peter (aged 55 years), Joe (46), Clem (40), Cyrus (35), Jem Kelly (24), Bob (25). Negro lads: Dick (17), Bazel (14). Negro boys: Tom (12), George (9), Harry (8), Allen
      (7), Willis (3). Negro children: Lewis (2), Maddison (1 day old). Negro wenches: Winny (46). Dinah (40), Bridget (41), Henneriet (25), Jenny (28), Elizabeth (20). Negro girls: Dua (5) , Daphne (4).
      100 barrels corn sold Humphrey Barnes.
      23 bushels ditto paid Aaron Andrews, New England man. Total amount: £1355.17.5-1/2.
      Signed - Robert Sennett, Saml Hanson of Wm.
      Nearest of Kin: Wm McConchie, Gerrard Fowke.
      Creditofs: Gerrard Fowke, Matthew Blair,
      CC, Mar 5, 1792. Then came Joseph White Harrison, administrator, and made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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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 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 29. Bond. I, Gerard Fowke of CC, give bond of 10,000 £to Roger Fowke of CC, this Aug 12, 1783, to warrant that I shall convey to sd Roger Fowke, all sd Gerard's right to all the lands and premises, late belonging to Gerard Fowke, the
      father of the sd Roger and Gerard, of CC, decd, and to every part thereof lying in CC, adjoining Burdits Cr, and commonly called from the other lands of sd Gerard Fowke decd, by the appellation of the Burdits Creek Lands, excepting that part of sd lands hereafter mentioned, that is to say, 50 acres of the land to be laid off by beginning at the bound white oak, the boundary of John Robertson of the land sd Roberson bought of sd Gerard Fowke decd standing near the main road leading from Nanjemoy Warehouse to the place commonly called the Trap and near William Franklin's gate next to the sd Trap, running from sd white oak with a straight line to sd Cr so as to leave 50 acres annexed to the mill seat and joining the land of John Robertson and on the same side of sd land on which that land lies, commonly called the Trap Land, which sd 50 acres is meant to remain to sd Gerard Fowke, and that an acknowledgement be made by the wife of the sd Gerard Fowke of the lands and premises afd, meant as afd, to be conveyed to sd Roger Fowke_ Signed - Gerard Fowke. wit - M.J, Stone, W.H. Jenifer. Recorded Aug 12, 1783
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 46. Release, recorded at the request of Gerard Fowke.
      1, Roger Fowke of CC, relinquish all right I ever had, without giving valuable consideration, to the following Negroes, viz, Ruth, Winny and her 2 children, viz, Sall and Tom, and all their increase, in favor of the other representatives of my decd father, Capt. Gerard Fowke, late of CC. Signed Nov 27, 1783 - Roger Fowke, Wit - Hoskins Hanson, Will Jones_ Recorded Jan 5, 1784.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 79. Bond, recorded at the request of Gerard Fowke.
      I, Roger Fowke of CC, give bond to Gerard Fowke of CC, in the sum of 10,000 lbs, this Aug 12, 1783, to warrant that I shall convey to sd Gerard Fowke, all my right to all the lands, late belonging to my father, Gerard Fowke, late of CC, decd, and all the land late belonging to the sd Gerard,
      my father, which sd Gerard Fowke, my brother, claims, except part of a tract of land this day assured to be conveyed by sd Gerard to me, lying on Burdits Cr, it being my intention to release and quit claim and to convey all the lands, late and formerly belonging to my father, and vest my brother Gerard Fowke, with all my right, except the tract afd.
      Signed - Roger Fowke. Wit - M.J. Stone, W.H. Jenifer,
      Recorded Jul 19, 1784.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 226. Mar 7, 1786 from Gerard Fowke of Durham Parish in CC, to Roger Fowke of CC, brother of the sd Gerard Fowke & son & heir at law of Capt Gerard Fowke decd, their father, for the natural love that he has for the sd Roger Fowke, his brother, has given to sd Roger Fowke, all his sd Gerrard Fowke's, right to all the lands that belonged to the sd Gerard Fowke, his father, at the time of his death, lying upon and adjoining Burdets Cr in the Parish & County afd, and which were commonly called and distinguished from the other lands whereof he was seized, by the name of his Burdets Creek Lands, excluding from the hereby mentioned lands, that part of the sd lands that are hereafter described, that is to say, 50 acres of the sd lands, bounded by the land John Robertson bought of sd Gerard Fowke the father, standing near the main road leading from Nanjemoy Warehouse to the place commonly called the Trap, on Burdits Cr. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Walter Hanson, Warren Dent (CC JPs). Margery, the wife of the sd Gerard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Mar 11, 1786.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 242. Mar 7, 1786 from Roger Fowke of Durham Parish in CC, son and heir at law of Capt Gerard Fowke, decd, to Gerard Fowke, also son of the sd Gerard and brother of the sd Roger Fowke, for the natural love he has for the sd Gerard Fowke, his brother, has given him, all right that sd Roger Fowke has to any lands of which the sd Capt. Gerard Fowke, their father, died seized of, except those given by sd Gerard Fowke, party to these presents, to the sd Roger Fowke by a deed dated today, lying upon and adjoining Burdets Cr in the parish and County afd, and which were commonly called from the other lands whereof sd Gerard Fowke, the father, was seized, by the name of the Burdits Creek land. Signed - Roger Fowke. Wit - Walter Hanson,
      Warren Dent. Recorded Apr 6, 1786.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 197. Jan 10, 1794 from John McConchie, Mary Stone Jones, Mary Stone, Gerard Fowke, and Margery Fowke, his wife, of CC, to William Dement of CC, for 265 £ part of a tract of land called Market Overton, situated in CC, and bounded by Walter McPherson's part of Market Overton, the dividing boundary between Wade and Stone, containing 265 acres. signed - John McConchie, Mary Stone Jones, Mary Stone, Gerard Fowke, Margery Fowke. Wit - Henry H Chapman*, James Freeman*, Recorded Jan 10, 1794
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 124. Trust deed. Jul 18, 1793 from Gerard Fowke of CC, to Samuel Chapman of CC, for 10 shillings and for 1318 £8 shillings and 8 pence 3 farthings due from sd Fowke to sd Chapman, by [bond?] dated today, the sale to sd Chapman half of a tract of land called Land of Lee, conveyed by David Lindsay Ward to Gerard Fowke, late of CC, decd, which half part is bounded by Wards Run, a stone marked EG on a hill called Fox Hill, containing about 321 acres. Also, another tract of land called LeHa, lying in CC, which was conveyed to sd Gerard Fowke decd by Richard Hodgson, bounded by Richard Barnes' part of Le Ha, the line of Pointon Manor, containing about 101 acres. Also, that part of Pointon Manor formerly conveyed from Jesse Doyne to Rich" Hodgson, bounded by the main fresh of Pointon Cr, containing about 19 acres. Also herein conveyed are the following Negroes, to wit, Harry, about age 40, Sam, about 36, George, about 28, Davy, about 20, Bill, about age 18, Nace, about age 14, Jim, about age 10, George, about age 10, Josias, about age 10, Joe, about 9, Bob, about 8, Cate, about age 38, Suck, about 38, Chloe, about 30, Poll, about 25, Bridgett, about 20, Ann, about 18, Monicay, about 17, Flora, about 16, & Dolly, about age 14. This deed is in trust, firstly, to pay sd Samuel Chapman all costs incurred. in executing this trust, and secondly, to pay sd Chapman the 1318 £8 shillings and 8 pence 3 farthings with legal interest, and thirdly, to pay any remaining property to sd Gerard Fowke. Sd Gerard Fowke hereby appoints sd Samuel Chapman his lawful attorney, to sell the land and Negroes after next Dec 25. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Henry H Chapman*, James Freeman*. Recorded Jul 18, 1793,
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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}: Other Tracts Mentioned: ; ; ; 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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      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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