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

Roger Fowke

Male 1598 - 1649  (51 years)


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  • Name Roger Fowke 
    Born 1598  Brewood, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Nov 1649  Gunston Hall, Staffordshire, England - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002131  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father John Fowke,   b. 1572, Brewood, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Dorothy Cupper,   b. 1576, Glimpston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bayley,   b. 1603, Lee Hall, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Gunston Hall, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerard Fowke,   b. 1626, Brewood, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1669, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. Gerard {Addl Records} Fowke,   b. 1626, Brewood, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1669, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Richard Fowke,   b. Bef 1630,   d. 23 Oct 1677, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)
     4. Thomas Fowke,   b. Bef 1630,   d. 24 Jun 1663, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 584; ROGER FOWKE of Gunston, co. Stafford & p'ish of Brewood, esq. Will dat. 23 June 1649. Whereas my father John F.
      in his lifetime let to me, his son & heir apparent, his lands called Hattons co. Staff. p'ish of Brewood afs'd. with hall called Gunstone House, for seven years from death of Dorothy then wife of sd. J. F. I give same to my son Gerrard F. for residue of sd. seven years. He to be ex'or. & to him all
      my lands in Gunstone, Brewood, Codsall, Chillington, Hattons & Bintbrooke for use of himself, his mother my wife & Robert & Thomas & Judith, Mary & Susanna, his brothers & sisters, til end of sd. seven years, remainder to Mary, my now wife as jointure & dower & to sd. son Gerrard F. & R. T. J. M. & S. my children for their portions at discretion of sd. Mary & sd. G. & R. my sons, all in fee.
      Witnesses: John Hope, Jane Hope, Judith Fowke, Robert Fowke, John Marten X. Prob. 30 Nov. 1649 by Gerrard F., son & ex'or.
      Fairfax, 162.

      [Roger Fowke, of Gunston Hall, Staffordshire, the testator, was son of John Fowke, of Gunston, and Dorothy Cupper or Cowper, his wife. Roger Fowke married Mary Bailey, of Lee Hall, Staffordshire. A family chart, preserved by his descendants in Virginia, gives this Roger Fowke a considerable number of children. Whether it is entirely correct is not known. His issue was: 1, John; 2, Roger ; 3, Francisco; 4, Anthony; 5, William (the last four all Turkey merchants, who d. s. p.) ; 6, Gerrard, who emigrated to Virginia; 7, Thomas, emigrated to Virginia, was a member of the House of Burgesses for James City at the session of March, 1658-9, and for Westmoreland, March 1659-60. He patented 3500 acres in Westmoreland in 1654. The will of Thomas Fowke, gent., was dated May 11, 1660, and proved in Westmoreland June 24, 1663. His legatees were his wife Susanna and brother Gerrard Fowke; 8, Dorothy, married Brown, merchant, of London; 9, Jane, married Richard Hope, of Neithills, Warwickshire (it will be noted that John and Jane Hope were witnesses to Roger Fowke's will) ; 10, Margery, d. s. p.; 11, Mary, d. s. p.; 12, Susanna, married Smith, of Chillington, Staffordshire; 13, Judith.
      Col. Gerrard Fowke, son of Roger Fowke, the testator, emigrated to Virginia. On Dec. 21, 1657, he bought 100 acres on Potomac Creek. In 1661, with three other men, he patented 2000 acres in Westmoreland, and in 1662, alone, patented 2650 acres in the same county. Gerrard Fowke was a Burgess for Westmoreland Sept., 1663, and soon afterwards removed to Maryland, probably on account of his marriage. He was elected a Burgess in Maryland in 1667 and died before Oct. 30, 1669, when his widow, Ann, became administratrix of his estate. He married Ann, daughter of Adam Thoroughgood of Virginia, and widow of Job Chandler, Councillor and Receiver General of Maryland. On March II, 1672, Mrs. Ann Fowke made a deed of gift to her children, Richard Chandler, and Gerrard, Mary and Elizabeth Fowke. On Sept. 7, 1664, Gerrard Fowke had conveyed to his "beloved kinsman", Richard Hope, 400 acres in Virginia. On Sept. 18, 1672, Richard Hope, gent., of Neithills, Warwickshire, conveyed to firs. Ann Fowke, his land called Machapungo in Virginia.

      Gerrard and Ann Fowke had issue: (according to the pedigree in Hayden) ; 1, Adam, died in infancy; 2, Gerrard, born 1662, died 1734, married Sarah Burdett ; 3, Anne, married Major William Dent, of Charles County, Md.; 4, Mary, married George Mason. Miss Rowland in her Life of George. Mason, states, probably correctly, that Mary Fowke, who married George Mason, was daughter of the second Gerrard Fowke.
      The Fowkes trace to William Fowke, of Brewood, Staffordshire, temp. Edward IV, Gunston is a hamlet in the parish of Brewood. In 1865 there were two farm houses, the older of which was the former Gunston Hall. Brewood Hall, also an old Fowke house, is still standing. In the church are a number of monuments including some to the Fowkes. See Hayden's Virginia GenoaTheirs, 154-161, 743-745 ; Virginia :'Magazine of History and Biography, III, 321-324.]
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      Note:
      80. Roger Fowke (John Fowke , Francis Fowke , John Fowke , Roger Fowke , John Fowke , William Fowke , Richard Fowke , Edward Fowke , Henry Fowke , Richard Fowke , John Fowke , Thomas Fowkes , William Fowke , Henry Fowke , Marmaduke Fowke , Henry Fowke , John Fowke , Thomas Fowke , Theophilus Fowke , Marmaduke Fowke , Harlowin Fowke , Joshua Fowke , Egeret Fowke , Isadore Fowke , Sir Rowland ) was born in 1614 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England. He died in 1649 in Gunston Hall, Gunston, Staffordshire, England.

      Roger married Mary Bayley daughter of William Bayley Sir in Gunston, Staffordshire, England. Mary was born about 1603 in Kent County, England.

      They had the following children:

      + 120 M i John Fowke was born about 1622. He died in Mar 1669.
      121 M ii Roger Fowke was born about 1623 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England. He died after 1630. The cause of death was Died from plague..
      122 M iii Francis Fowke was born about 1625.
      Francis married (1) Anne Morrow daughter of Samuel Morrow. Anne was born in 1625.
      Francis married (2) Elizabeth Man daughter of ? Man. Elizabeth was born in 1625.
      123 M iv Anthony Fowke was born about 1626 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      124 M v William Fowke was born about 1628 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      125 M vi Francisco Fowke was born about 1628 in Staffordshire, England.
      + 126 M vii Gerard Fowke Colonel was born in 1629. He died in Oct 1669.
      127 M viii Robert Fowke was born about 1630 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      128 M ix Edward Fowke was born about 1632 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      129 F x Susanna Fowke was born about 1634 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      Susanna married ? Smith. ? Smith was born about 1634.
      130 F xi Dorothy Fowke was born about 1636 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      Dorothy married ? Brown. ? Brown was born about 1636.
      131 F xii Judith Fowke was born about 1640 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      Judith married ? Margor. ? Margor was born about 1640.
      132 M xiii Thomas Fowke Captain was born about 1641 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England. He died in 1663.
      Thomas married Susanna "Unknown". Susanna was born about 1640.
      133 F xiv Mary Fowke was born about 1642 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      134 F xv Jane Fowke was born about 1644 in Gunston, Staffordshire, England.
      Jane married Richard Hope. Richard was born in 1638.
      135 F xvi Margery Fowke was born about 1646 in Staffordshire, England.

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