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

Catherine Fowke

Female Abt 1750 - Aft 1799  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Catherine Fowke 
    Born Abt 1750  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1799  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I013507  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 John Robertson,   b. Abt 1746, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1810, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1784  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerard Robertson,   b. Abt Dec 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1815, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     2. James Robertson,   b. Aft 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     3. Anne Robertson,   b. Aft 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     4. John Robertson,   b. Aft 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     5. George Robertson,   b. Abt 1788, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1839, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F05892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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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      THOM, ELIZABETH, Charles County, widow. 26 Aug. 1756 [note that it should read Thorn]
      25 Mar. 1761
      To grand-dau. Elizabeth Hanson, one slave, to serve her -ten years and then -to be discharged. Also, give all the children that sd. Hannah, the slave, shall have during the time of her service, to be equally divided amongst the children of Elizabeth Hanson,
      To grand-dau. Mary Mushet, slaves.
      To Elizabeth Dunningham, some slaves, and If she shd. die without issue, then I give sd. slaves -to her mother, Mary Mushet.
      To grand-dau. Sarah Fowke, my slave to serve her -ten years, and that the Increase of dd, slaves to be equally divided among the children that Sarah Fowke now has.
      To grando-dau. Violater Hanson, some slaves,
      To grand-son Robert Hanson, one slave,
      If either sd. grandchildren, Violater or Robert, should die before of age or marry, then the survivor should have what is left to them.
      To great-grand-dau. Hellose Hanson, one slave,
      To great-grandchIldren: Margaret Hanson., Walter Hanson, Hoskin Hanson, Mary Hanson, Grace Hanson, Catharine Fowke, Roger Fowke and Gerrard Fowke, some slaves.
      To Mary Boye, dau, of Elizabeth and Abram Boye, some cattle and etc.
      To Anne Miller, formerly called Anne White, some furniture.
      To Thomas Hanson, natural born son of Anne White, two years of
      schooling and some cattle*
      Ex: Walter Hanson.
      Wit: Sam Jones, Anne Price, Margt, Anders, 31, 283

      NOTE: Who the widow was before marriage I do not not know, but she later married Thos. Osburn, died 1726-7. In 1727 or 1728 she lastly married Absalom Thorne, died 1735. She died 1761; her will proved March 25, 1761, Charles County, Maryland. I suspect she was not the mother of Diana, daughter of this testator, who married Price. This testator's daughter, Violetta Harrison (by his widow Elizabeth), married, first, William Hoskins, died 1727, and left two daughters, Eliz. and Mary Hoskins.
      Violetta (Harrison) Hoskins later married Col Robert Hanson (who had previously been married) and had issue. Her daughter Eliz. Hoskins married Walter Hanson and had issue, and her daughter Mary Hoskins first married Mr. Jno. Cunninghame and had issue, and later she married Mungo Muschett.
      Hence this testator's daughter, Violetta Harrison had children by Col. Robert Hanson and she had grandchildren by Walter Hanson and Eliza. Hoskins, and therefore this testator's widow, Eliz., had grandchildren by Col. Robt. Hanson and she had great grandchildren by Walter Hanson, who was
      a nephew of Col. Robert Hanson.-R. T. Semmes.
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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 MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 394.
      Sarah Beck's Will. Sep 18, 1779.
      I, Sarah Beck of CC, am very sick and weak but of sound and perfect memory.
      To my daughter Precious Sennit - 1 feather bed and furniture, 2 oval tables, 1 iron pot.
      To my granddaughter Sarah Sennit - 1 Negro child called Linder, 1 bed & furniture, 1 small sealskin trunk, 1 cow and calf.
      To my daughter Precious Sennit and my cousin, Sarah Clemence - all my wearing apparel, to be equally divided between them.
      To my sons, William Jones and Samuel Jones the rest of my
      personal estate, to be equally divided between them. Executors: my sons, William Jones and Samuel Jones.
      Signed Oct 29, 1779 - Sarah (S her mark} Beck. Wit - Violla Hanson, Catherine Fowke.
      Probated on Sep 18, 1779 by Violetta Hanson and Catherine Robison, formerly Catherine Fowke, the afd witnesses.
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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 Fowke 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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