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

Gerard Fowke

Male 1626 - 1669  (43 years)


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  • Name Gerard Fowke  [1
    Born 1626  Brewood, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Oct 1669  Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002259  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Roger Fowke,   b. 1598, Brewood, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1649, Gunston Hall, Staffordshire, England - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F01439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Thorowgood,   b. 30 Oct 1630, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1702/03, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1660/61  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Roger Fowke,   b. Abt 1658, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1679/80, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     2. Adam Fowke,   b. Abt 1661, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1661, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Gerard Fowke,   b. 15 Jul 1662, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1734/35, Nanjemy, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Mary Fowke,   b. 1667, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1701 and 1704, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Elizabeth Fowke,   b. 1668, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Apr 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Oct. 15, 1669 - Ann relict of Gerrard Fowkes (Charles Co.) was granted administration on his estate.
      Appraisers: Richard Fowke, Thomas Thorowgood.
      Henry Adams, gentleman, to administer oath.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 3, p. 272.

      Oct. 26, 1669 - Mrs. Anne Fouke administratrix of Mr. Gerrard Fouke took oath for his estate before Henry Adams.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 3, p. 290
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 4
      FOWKE, THOMAS, gent., 11 May 1660; 24 June 1663. Wife Susanna; brother Gerard Fowke to be exr.
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      Clement Theobald 8.85 A CH £9.10.6 #3986 Aug 1 1683
      "killed by the strock of a horse".
      Payments to: Col. William chandler, Garret Fookes, Samuell Luckett, Edward France, William Dent.
      Administrator: Richard Morris,
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 8 Jul 1662, Page 216 - 217
      517. Mr. Job Chandler of Portobacco, deceased, desired that his 3 children, Nancie, William and Richard Chandler, should each have a share of his estate; Col. Gerrard Fouke of Westmoreland County, gent., recently married their mother and binds himself to Robert Sly of St. Mary's County, merchant and overseer of the children's estate, to carry out the intent of the distribution of cattle to the children; 12 Feb 1661/2; /s/ (Gerrard Fouke; wit. Robert Littlepage, Jeremiah Dickison (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Mar 1663/4, Page 258
      Mr. Richard Fouke presents Marmaducke Boswell; judged to be 12 years old
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 October 1664, Page 368
      Col. Gerrard Fowkes demands warrant against Edmond Lindsey; debt value of 2800# of tobacco; subpoena Mr. Hope and Rows; 18 Oct 1664
      Gerrard Fowke, Plt., Edmond Lindsey, Def; action of debt value of 2800# specialty of 5281 more at large; 2481# being paid; remainder 2800#; requests payment and cost of suit
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 October 1664, Page 372 - 373
      Edmond Lindsey brought the following bills to be recorded for Mr. Edward Richardson of London, merchant; 15 Oct 1664:
      Bill binding Gerrard Fowke, Gent. to pay Edmond Custis of London 4000# of tobacco and cask in Portobacco Creek by 10 Nov; 14 May 1664; /s/ Gerrard Fowke; wit. Richard Hope, Edward Richardson
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 270; 24 Jun 1668;
      Trust by Verlinda Burdit, admn. of Thomas Burdit, dec'd, before her marriage to Richard Boughton; for children, Elizabeth Burdit, Francis Burdit, Parthenia Burdit, and Sarah Burdit; her brothers, Samuel Eaton and Nathaniel Eaton, to be trustees for part of her late husband's estate including 1,000 acres of BURDIT'S REST and BURDIT'S NEST; /s/ Verlinda Burdit; wit. Gerrard Fowke, Richard Boughton
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      Thomas and Susannah Gerard had 11,000 acres from Lord Baltimore known as St. Clement's Manor and St. Clement's Island in 1638-1639. Thomas was involved in the uprising in St. Marys Co, MD and left to settle on lands in Westmoreland County, Virginia, where he died.
      Jan and List: Below is an interesting account of a suburban type lifestyle that Thomas GERRARD, John WASHINGTON, and other MD ex-patriots lived in VA. "The Englishmen on the banks of the Potomac mingled elegant pleasures with rude labors and perilous enterprises. There is a record of a contract in 1670 between John LEE, son of Col. Richard LEEE, then deceased, Henry CORBIN, Isaac ALLERTON, and Dr. Thomas GERRARD, for building a banqueting house at or near their respective lands. The English colonist acted as far as the circumstances would permit, precisely as he would in London. It was a rare thing if the richer settlers did not visit the mother country once during the year...
      Among those who resided in the "suburban" area (Westmoreland Co. VA) above Machodic, at Nomini Creek, were: Walter BRODHURST, Edmund BRENT, Nicholas SPENCER, Valentine PEYTON, Maj. John HALLOWES(HOLLIS), Above Nomini resided at Appomattox Creek (now Mattox) Col. John WASHINGTON, his father-in-law, Col. Nathaniel POPE, William BUTLER, the minister, and Andrew MONROE, who lived in Maryland, in 1643. Still further up the river, beyond Nomini, were Samuel HAYWARD, , Col. Giles BRENT, and his famous sister, Margaret BRENT, at "Peace" on Acquia Creek. Other settlers were Capt. John ASHTON, Capt. John LORD, brother of Rich'd LORD, of Hartford, New England; Capt. William HARDWICH, a tailor from Maryland, brother-in-law of Mrs. WASHINGTON; Thomas STURMAN, of Maryland; Daniel HUTT, formerly of London; John ROSIER, minister, Anthony BRIDGES, Capt. George MASON (born in 1629), John HILLILER, Capt. Thomas EWELL, Col. Gerrard FOWKE, Col. Thomas SPEKE, Capt. William PIERCE, Capt. John APPLETON, Col. Tomas BLAGG, Capt. Alexander BAINHAM, Col. John DODMAN, Lewis MARKHAM, Clement SPELMAN, William BROWNE, of Plymouth, Daniel LISSON, Robert VAULX, and Capt. Thomas and William BALDRIDGE. " ( Genealogies of VA Families" from Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Vol. V, p.903-907.)
      Pat Obrist
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      p.44. Nuncupative will of Mr Wm Loveden. On his death bed bequeathed his land and cattle to Geo: Day. Also a parcel of goods coming out of England. "But what estate he had in England he gave unto his sisters liveing there". To Thomas Speke, gentleman, a gun of his. Signed Isaac Allerton Junr. Sworn before Tho Speke. Mrs Anne Speke testifies as above. This entry is recorded as of 1 Oct 1655.
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      p.69. Patent. 19 Oct 1653. R1 Bennett Esqr, etc. grants Mr Jno Rosier, Clerk, 700 acres in Northumberland Co on N.W. side Nominy River. Adjs a small branch dividing the land from that surveyed for Lewis Burwell deceased, N by W parellel to Mominy River bounding on a tract surveyed for Tho Youll, S by W on Nominy river. This land due Mr Rosier viz: 500 acres part thereof granted to Major Lewis Burwell 17 Nov 1650, and by Burwell assigned to Tho Youll and by him assigned to Rosier. The 200 residue on the North of the 500 acres, due for the transportation of 4 persons into the colony.

      P.69 John Rosier assigns above to Edmund Brent merchant. 31 Mar 1657. Wit: Giles Brent. John Wethers. (prob. Withers).

      P. 69 Elizabeth Rosier, wife of John Rosier, relinquishes rights in above. 31 Mar 1657. Wit: Giles Brent. John Wethers.

      p.70. Walter Brodhurst, Atty of John Wood, assigns interest in "this patent" to Isaac Allerton Junr Gent. 31 March 1657. Signed Walt'r Brodhurst. Wit: Gerrard Fowke. Jo Hiller. Ack and rec 31 Mar 1657. Note in margin "The patt is Recorded fo: 21 being Deo Watts Patt". See next Entry.

      p.70. P of A. 20 March 1656/7. John Wood to Mr Walter Brodhurst to make over foregoing land To Mr Isaac Allerton. The land, 300 acres S of Machoticke, having beenn bought from Geo Watts.
      Wit: Signed John Wood
      Nicho Jerneaux
      John Bims Jr.
      Both names of witnesses difficult to read and subject to correction. The second witness may possibly be "John Jines Jr'-it is really illegible.
      Recorded 31 March 1657

      p.70. Lease. 5 Apl 1656. Cuthbert Felpe to Isaac Allerton. 300 acres franted him by Jno Wood for 7 years.
      Wit: Signed Cuthbert Felpe
      Peeter Le Febur
      Recorded 31 Mar 1657

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Westmoreland County, 1653-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 104 pgs.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      p.32. Patent. 10 June 1654. Richard Bennett, Esq., Gov., etc. to Wm Beach 700 acres in Westmoreland Co on N side Potomake. Adjs land of Mr Robert Yeo, etc. Due for importing 14 persons.

      p.32. Wm Beach assigns interest in above to Mr Gerrard Fowke. 23 Mar 1655. Signed Wm Beach his mke. Wit: Th Wilsford. Ack and rec 26 Mar 1655.

      p. 26. "At a Quarter Court held at James Citty the 22th of March 1654 Present Rich Bennett Esqr Governor Collo Wm Claiborne Colo Tho Pettus Leift Colo Freeman Colo Wm Taylor Esqrs The Court have thought fitt to Order thar Mr Gerrard Fowke be of the Quorum in the Commiss'con of Westmoreland County and to take place next to those already in Quorum Bera Copia Teste Nicho Meriwether Cl Cour" 20 July 1655 This Order was Recorded.

      p.36. Com'rs for the County of Westmoreland
      4th Aprill 1655
      The names of the Com'rs appointed by the Governor and Councell for the County of Westmoreland in Virginia
      Mr Thomas Speke )
      Mr Nathaniel Pope ) These five first to
      Mr John Holowes ) be of the Quorum
      Mr John Hiller )
      Mr Walter Brodhurst )
      Mr John Dodman
      Mr Gerrard Fowke
      Mr John Tew
      Mr James Baldridge
      Mr Alex Bainham
      Leift Tho Blagg
      These appointed by the Governor and Councell to be of the Militia for the said County of Westmorland
      Colonel Thomas Speke
      Leift Colo Nath: Pope
      Major John Hallowes
      Capt Tho Blagg
      Capt Alex Bainham
      Vera Copia Sack: Brewster
      20 July 1656 This Order was Recorded

      p.38. "Know all men by these presents That I Gerrard Fowke merch't of the County of Westmorland in the river of Potomacke in considera'con of goeing one voyage to Virginia in my Shallop doe quite quitt clame and release John Withers of all Acco'ts demands Damages and Losses whatsoever to this day in witnes whereof I have hereunto set may hand this 19th Decem 1654 Gerrard Fowke Test Anthony Bridges J Jailey
      20 July 1655 This discharge was Recorded"

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Westmoreland County, 1653-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 104 pgs.
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      James Hughes 2005-07-01 18:53:09
      The Sydney-Smith and Clagett-Price Genealogy, Page 304

      ASSIGNMENT OF GEORGE MASON TO GERALD FAUK

      Dated 1650, September 23, Page 123, Book of Deeds, Wills and Patents 1650-59

      Know all these men by these presents, I George Mason doe a sign and make over unto Mr. Gerald Fawks, Atorney of Mr. Jno Loar, all my Rights, tittle and Interest in an ab ut the above mentioned parsoll of land soo lying & Being so cituated as is above mentioned,
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      James Hughes 2005-07-01 18:59:28
      The Sydney-Smith and Clagett-Price Genealogy, Page 302

      COLONEL GERARD FOWKE, b. Staff'd County, Eng.; d. Va. 1669; m. (???), Ann, wid. of Mr. or Col. Job Chandler, of Port Tobacco, Md. Ann, wife of Col. Gerrard F., gave power of Att'y to Anthony Bridges to confirm a sale made by her husband to Raleigh Travers, Nov. 11, 1663. (West'd Co. I., 218.)
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      James Hughes 2005-07-01 19:25:37
      Westmoreland County Virginia

      Col Gerrard Fowke being empowered by law by copartnership with his brother Thomas Fowke in England to Robert Mosely, gent, 464 acres formerly sold by Henry Facson to Thomas Fowke and William Monford adj. Giles Brent on Potomac River. Wit: Giles Brent, Fr. Doughty, Robert Sherley.
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      James Hughes 2005-07-02 10:55:46
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE: to whom these presents shall come. I Ric: Heaberd of Stafford County in Virginia Gent: send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Now know ye that I the said Ric: Heabard for a valuable consideration in hand receive given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed & c do by these presents give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto James Kay of Glocester County in Virginia his heirs & assigns forever fifteen hundred and eighty acres of Land scituate and lyeing in the Forrest of Rappahannock River on the North side near adjoining to the Doegs fields which was granted to me the said Richard Heabard & Colo: Gerrard Fowkes by patent bearing date the three & twentyeith day of March Anno Dom: 1664 the other one hundred and eighty acres being formerly sold to John Price. To have & to hold all and every part and parcel of the said fifteen hundred of Land to him his heirs and assigns forever without any the lett molestation or eviction of me the said Richard Heabard or of any person or persons whatsoever. And I do further by these presents for myself my heirs Extrs: and admrs: covenant & agree to and with the said James Key his heirs or assigns that I will warrant to them the said fifteen hundred acres of Land and also will save harmless & indemnified and also defend them in the premises against the claim title or interest of any p'son or persons whatsoever and will acknowledge & cause my wife to acknowledge the sale of the said Land in the County Court of Rappa: upon reasonable request that it may be there recorded according to the usual forme & that I will from time to time upon request make further assurance to them of the Land as they or any for them learned in the Laws shall advise he or they being at the charge thereof & will do all things necessary for the further assurance of the said Land to him and his heirs & assigns forever. Unto the true performance of all the afore-recited premises I do hereby bind myself my heirs Exrs: and admrs: In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of May in the year of our Lord 1671.

      Richd: Heabard Seal

      Teste

      George Brent - Warrwick Cammock

      Acknowledg'd also by his wife Margaret Heabard & recorded 9th August 1671.

      (From the record) A copy, teste,

      V: Peyton, Clerk Stafford Court.

      In order to make sure that his title to his purchase was good and to get confirmation of his additional grant, James1Kay, on April 3, 1678 procured a patent for his 2000 acres from the Lieutenant Governor of the colony.

      LAND PATENT FOR 2000 ACRES IN RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY GRANTED TO JAMES KEYES (KAY) 3RD APRIL 1678

      To All --Whereas-- Now know you that I the said Honorable Jeffreys Esq. Governor give and transmit unto James Keys: two thousand acres of land lying and being in the County of Rappa. on the No: side the river and in the freshes thereof-- beginning at a marked tree bounding on the point neare the mouth of the Poey's Creek on the No: side thereof & extendeth along the same Ea: by No: 386 poles thence No: by No: 654 pole to a marked surver tree in the head of Marshowa bog border tree and thence N three degrees No: 715 pole to a marked pouisano in a branch being a tree in Mr. Hales line thence So: N by 20 pole thence So: E 194 pole to a white sakemoare to a peese of low ground and 1 house Ea: So: Ea 2 gr 15 deg So: 310 pole thence So: N: by So 320 pole to the river southward by the sound according to the overall surveys thereof and the differences by the plott on figure of the same may appear to the first monument station 1680 acres thereof being formerly granted to Coll Gerard Fowke and Richard Roy paid as by warrant bearing date 28th of March 1664 may appear and so to the said James Roys by the fine Richard Roy paid the subscriber. The other 320 acres being by and for the transportation of seven persons into this colony. To have and to hold the above parcels & yielding and paying as provided and dated the 3rd day of Aprille 1678

      Jon Cashner Tho Richards

      Jno Norway Nath Pease

      Jnne Harding Jon Crase

      Thomas Arnold

      (For the record of the patent of James1 Kay see State Land Office Book 9, page 630.)

      Source:
      Rose, George,
      The Kay-Pendleton-Neel families
      Provo, Utah: J.G. Stevenson., 1969, 346 pgs.
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      James Hughes 2005-07-04 09:32:35
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 299

      "MR. RAWLEIGH TRAVERS," first appears in Virginia, 1653, when he received 300 a. south side Rappahannock; then as witness to a deed in Lancaster County, 1658. He m. cir., 1640, Elizabeth (???). Was she a Hussey or a Cole? He and his wife Elizabeth executed a deed in Essex County, 1661. He received, Dec. 29, 1662, a pat. for 300 a. W. side Morattico Creek, Lanc'r Co. (L. Bk. V., 147.) Also 3650 a. S. side Potomac R. on Potomac Crk., adjoining lands of Capt Brent, and granted, 1662, to Col. Gerard Fowke, and by him assigned to Travers, 1663, confirmed Oct. 24, 1665. (V., 521.) Also, Sep. 12, 1668, for 12 persons, 500 a. S. side Rapp'k Co. (VI. 194.) He was Burgess for Lanc'r Co. 1663-6. In Hen. II. 197, he appears as "Mr. Rawleigh ffrances," but on p. 205 "Mr. Rawleigh Traverse" was excused for sickness, the name "ffrances," being evidently a typographical error. In 1660 an Act of Assembly was passed for building a State House in James City (Hen. II., 13,) "for the right honorable the Governor and Council to keep Courts and for future Grand Assemblies to meet in." This was erected under the direction of the Gov'r, Sir Wm. Berkeley, and a Committee of six, of whom were Col. Gerard Fowkes and Mr. Rawleigh Travers. This house was burnt 1676. (Va. His. Reg. II., 139.)
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      James Hughes 2005-07-04 09:36:52
      Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623 -1666 , Page 118

      Fowke, Gerard, 1654, by Mr. Tho. Fowke, Westmoreland Co. Fowke, Wm., 1646, by Sir William Berkley, (???) Co. Fowkes, Wm., 1654, by Nath. Pope, Westmoreland Co.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 8 Jul 1662, Page 216 - 217
      517. Mr. Job Chandler of Portobacco, deceased, desired that his 3 children, Nancie, William and Richard Chandler, should each have a share of his estate; Col. Gerrard Fouke of Westmoreland County, gent., recently married their mother and binds himself to Robert Sly of St. Mary's County, merchant and overseer of the children's estate, to carry out the intent of the distribution of cattle to the children; 12 Feb 1661/2; /s/ (Gerrard Fouke; wit. Robert Littlepage, Jeremiah Dickison (mark)
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      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, p. 12-14 (Reel 288).
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.esva dot net/ghotes/thorowgd/d0/i0017455.htm#i17455
      URL title: Thorowgood: Third Generation
      Note:
      She married Gerard Fowke (Col.) about 1661. Gerard was born 1606. Gerard was the son of Roger Fowke and Anne Bayley. Gerard died 1669 in Charles County, Maryland, at 63 years of age. Upon Gerard's death, his estate was administered in Charles County, Maryland, October 30, 1669. He was a Burgess for Westmoreland County 1663-1665 and then moved to Charles County, Maryland. He was a member of the Assembly from Charles County in 1666. Anne was granted administration of his estate. (Purse & Person, p. 610; his parents-Bob Thorowgood, ghote)
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      Archives of Maryland, Volume 51, Chancery Court Proceedings, 1671. Page 369; Liber CD, p.434 (abstracted) An Inquisition Indented taken at Portobacco in Charles County the thirteenth of January in the 39th year of the Dominion of Caecilius &c. (1671) before Henry Adams Gentl Thomas Mathews Gentl:
      William Lewis, Lieut. died 29 Mar 1656, seized of 3000 acres in Charles Co. called Lewis's Neck without heirs. At the time of his death 2000 acres of the land was in the possession of Job Chandler and Symon Oversee. The land is now in the possession of Mrs. Anne Fowke widow of Col. Gerrard Fowke, Edmund Lindsey, Benjamin Rozer, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson relict of Daniell Johnson and Philip Brown, to say, 1000 acres now in the possession of Mrs. Anne Fowke, relict of Job Chandler, the other 1000 acres in the possession of Edmund Lindsey by virtue of a lease from Mrs. Elizabeth Oversee, relict of Symon Oversee, for 21 years,

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 306-29: BRYERWOOD: 650 acres; Possession of - 650 Acres - Hoskins, Philip Col: Surveyed 11 Sept 1665 for Gerard Fowke on the South side of the main fresh or run that falls into Mattawoman Creek. This land being in Panguya Manor granted to him at 30 Bushels Indian corn annum & doing suit & service.: Conveyance notes - 650 Acres - James Mudd from Thomas Boarman Mudd; 13 April 1747, 50 Acres - Joseph Gardiner Jr. from Thomas Boarman Mudd; 25 April 1748,100 Acres - William McPherson from Thomas Boarman Mudd; 14 June 1749, 75 Acres - William McPherson from Thomas Mudd; 21 April 1750, 650 Acres - William McPherson from Thomas Mudd; 21 April 1750,
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      Note: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=179&last=&g_p=P6&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Grigg, Thomas.
      Publication 4 September 1661.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Grantee(s): Fowkes, Garrard; Horton, Wm.; Granger, Richard and Grigg, Thomas.
      Description: 2000 acres.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 179 (Reel 6).
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=260&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Fowke, Gerard.
      Publication 28 November 1662.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 3650 acres on the south side of Potomack River, bounding upon Potomack Creek.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 260 (Reel 5).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=505&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Fowke, Gerrard.
      Publication 20 October 1665.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1050 acres northerly on Potomac River. S. easterly and etly. on Chotanck Creek.

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      James Hughes 2005-08-18 17:39:23
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=12&last=14&g_p=G1&colle ction=NN Grant
      Title Fitzhugh, William, Col.,
      Publication 23 September 1690.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 150 acres being within the territory escheated from Charles Ansell, who pruchased of James Ashton who was heir and brother to John Ashton, beginning &c. corner of a tract formerly in possession of the King of Potomack now in the tenure of the orphans of Col. Gerard Fowkes.

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      http://www.east85.com/stclements.html
      Saint Clement's Island - Heron Island
      The Birthplace of Maryland

      1634
      Saint Clement's Island is one of the most important sites in Maryland, but it still isn't very well known outside of the local region.

      On November 22, 1633, the Ark and the Dove set sail from Cowes, Isle of Wright, England. Led by Governor Leonard Calvert, the ships arrived on March 25th, 1634. The group that assembled here left England in search of religious freedom, something that was non existent in their homeland. They sailed north along the coast, passing Cape Hatteras and entering the Chesapeake Bay. The 2 small ships turned into the mouth of the Potomac, and landed on the first island they found. They named the island in honor of Pope Saint Clement I, the patron saint of mariners. The same day as their arrival at the island, Father Andrew White celebrated the first Roman-Catholic mass in the British ruled colonies under a cross made out of trees
      St. Clement's Today

      Like all islands in the Chesapeake Bay, erosion has taken it's toll on St. Clement's Island. Of it's original 400 acres, about 40 remain today. Heron Island, which was just to the east of Saint Clement's, is completely gone, nothing more than a shoal now. A giant concrete cross was erected as a monument to the first settlers in 1934, and can be seen on the island as well as from the Potomac
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 297
      Mr Thomas Fowke, Merchant, 3,350 acs Westmoreland co. 10June1654, p 301. upon s. side of Potomac Rive. upon the head of a branch of Potomac Creek. dividing this and a tract known by the name of Fort land &c 2000acs granted to Mrs Jane Harmer. 1 Dec 1657 & assigned unto sd Fowke & 1350 aces for transport of 27 persons: Gerrard Fowke, Tho Fowke, John Bayley, Robt Dycott, Rich Holbar, John Halbar, Robt Mosley, Wm Newell, Edwd Carey, Rich Granger, Rob Land, Tho Grey, Ben Price, Tho Hankes, Charles Gregory, Hen Hatburn, Mary Joyner, John Haten, John Dryver, Hannah ____, Brid Carey, Mary Peneales, Wm Walden, Rich Horton, John Martin, John Coule.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 316
      Wm. Heaberd & John Heabeard, 300 acs. Westmoreland County, 4 Oct. 1658, p. 219, (316). Bet. 2 branches of Paspetanzey Cr., one extending S.S.E. dividing this & land of Mr. Gerrard Fowke, the other branch dividing this & land of Sir Thomas Lunsford. Trans. of 6 pers: Anne Browne, Edward Browne, Rachell Willis, Thomas Jones, Lafaland Foland, JNO. HAIES. [This is probably Hayes]
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 388
      MR. HENRY CORBYN & MR. GERRARD FOWKE, 3000 acs. in Patomeck freshes between the two main branches, 15 Mar. 1658, p. 264, (365). Extending towards Herne Island {sic Heron island: is in the mouth of St. Clements Bay}, Trans. of 60 pers: Andrew Bellarke, Wm. Allen, Jno. Powell, Bridgett Gardner, Rich. Hushly, Patrick Burser, Shadrack Wallinns (?), Rich. Lowe, Wm. Allen, Tho. Tompson, Andrew Blarte, Wm. Baily, Rich. Price, Rich. Page, Elinor Abbott, Jno. Cahowne, Alex. Nicholson, Jno. Makinney, Wm. Bourne, Wm. Carman, Dunkin Makeny, Alex. Mackenny, Tho. Jollity, Daniell Mackane, Fran. Lyelle, Susan Michell, Samuell Alexander, Margarett Rookesby, Christian Dennis, Geo. Day, Jno. Moses, Robert Reyman, Dorcas Jones, Mr. Horsmandine, twice, Susanna Horsmandine, Jno. Slich (?), Jane Sumer, Wm. Jane Thomas (Wm. & Jane Thomas?), Rich. Curd, Nich. Jenkins, Jno. Tamer, Ro. Brisly, Christian Anne (Anne Christian ?), Hen. Wenne, Clemt. Mallin, Jno. Codier, Robt. Jones, Jno. Lock, Margt. Raymond, Mary Rolfe, Mary Bingley, Eliz. Hayes, Ann Jenkins, Geo. Walker.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 446
      COL. GERRARD FOWKE & MR. RICHARD HAIBERD, 1680 acs. Staff. Co., 23 Mar. 1664, p. 160, (38). Beg. on a poynt at the head of a small cr. falling into Rappa. Riv. near the Doegs Towne. Trans. of 34 pers: Hannah Spender, Thomas Twiford, Susan Fox, Martha Shipman, Jno. Wiltshire, Ann Rose, Joane Smith, Law. Washington, Jno. Seaman, Jno. Empson, Maly Mason, Antho. & Ana, Negroes, Mathew Lewis, Jenkin Jones, Roger Williams, Margarett Price, Mary Eó, Elizabeth Baker, Anthony Sheppard, Isaac Cooke, Tymothy Baker, Wm. Davis, Jno. Beales, Wm. Ruffer, Jona. Statly, Ann Bellimer, Nath. Pope, Thomas Pope 3 tymes, Sarah Turner, Wm. Baltrop, Daniell Jones.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 468
      WM. TILT, 400 acs. W'moreland Co., 6 Dec. 1662, p. 233, (148). Bounding Wly. with W.most branch of Pasbetancy Cr., beg. nigh the back line of William & John Heaberd. Granted to Thomas Frissell 19 Aug. 1659, by him sold to Abra. Rowse, & by him sold to Gerrard Fowke, who assigned to sd. Tilt.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 470
      THOMAS HUMPHRIES & THOMAS TYPPER, 547 acs. Westmoreland Co., 18 Mar. 1662, p. 236, (153). Beg. at corner of land of Gerrard Fowke, extending up S.most branch of Paspetanke Cr. S. by W. to white oake in Roger Perfetts line &c. by a path that leads from Nanzaticun unto Mr. Fowkes house &c. Renewal of patent dated 30 July 1660.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 489
      MR. GERARD FOWKE, 3650 acs., part thereof in W'moreland Co. on S. side of Patomacke Riv., bounded S. & S.W. upon Patomecke Cr. &c. N.E. upon a maine Sw. upon the head of a br. of sd. Cr. dividing this & land commonly called the fort land; 300 acs. more or less in sd. county, upon the head of a branch of sd. Cr., N.E. against land of Capt. Brent, S.E. upon land of John Withers. 28 Nov. 1662, p. 295, (260). 3350 acs. granted to Mr. Tho. Fowke 6 June 1654 & 300 acs. granted to sd. Gerrard 30 Mar. 1660 & now renewed.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 533
      COL. GARRARD FOWKE, 1050 acs. N'umberland Co., 20 Oct. 1665, p. 427, (505). Nly. upon Potomack Riv., S.Ely. upon Chotanck Cr. & S.W. upon land of Jno. Waltham. Granted to SamlI. Taylor 9 Sept. 1653, by him sould to Richard Turney & by him assigned to sd. Fowke.
      SAME. 925 acs. in Potomack Riv. adj. land of Capt. Giles Brent, 20 Oct. 1665, p. 428, (505). Being the moyety of a pattent granted to Peter Knight & said Capt. Cutt 13 Oct. 1653. Granted to Mrs. Eliz. Cutts 26 Feb. 1656 & by Capt. Jackson, who marryed sd Elizabeth, sould to Capt. Tho. Fowke & now become due to sd. Col. Gerrard as heire to sd. Thomas, dec'd.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 34
      John Mathews, 1050 acres, Stafford County, formerly Westmoreland County, 25 apr 1668 pg 125
      550 acres beg on the Westernmost side of the SW branch of Pasbetansey Cr opposite land of David Anderson, formerly Abraham Rouse; 500 acres adj same; 550 acres grantred to John Dainlely merchant 4 sept 1661, who sold to Thomas Prichertt and Francis West, 5 Mar 1661, who sold to sd Mathews 25Mar 1662; 500 acres granted to Christopher Lunn, 18 Mar 1662 who sold to Wm Horton, 24 Feb 1663 who assigned to sd Mathews 17 dec 1667.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 35
      David Anderson, 800 acres Stafford Co. 27 Apr 1668, p 130
      Bounded with the Westernmost branch of Pasbetancy Creek, beg on line of Wm & John Heabeard; and 400 beg as SE corner of said land; 400 acres granted unto Abraham Rouse who assigned to Mr Gerrald Fowke who assigned to William Tilt, who assigned to sd fowke who assigned to said Anderson; & 400 acresfor trans 8 persons., the rights due to this patt is transfrered from a pat of John Ashton's dated 16 Nov 1664

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    1. [S044738] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z.

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