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

Elizabeth Fowke

Female 1727 - 1797  (69 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Fowke 
    Born 27 Apr 1727  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Apr 1797  Prince William County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23707  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2022 

    Father Chandler Fowke,   b. Abt 1696, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1745, Gunston Hall, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Fossaker,   b. Bef 1700, St Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1716  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Buckner,   b. Bef 1727,   d. 10 Oct 1752, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years) 
    Married Bef 1750  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Buckner,   b. 1 Sep 1751, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F15621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Zachariah Brazier,   b. Between 1710 and 1727, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1759  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Two Different Marriage Dates for Elizabeth Buckner and Zachariah Brazier

      Zachariah Brazier and Elizabeth Buckner, November 12, 1733
      http://www.kykinfolk.com/stafford/marriages/1700marriagesac.htm

      and

      November 03, 1759; St. Paul's Parish Register, Stafford County, Virginia; 1715-1798; compiled by John Baily Calvert Nicklin

      as shown by the marriage contract, they correct date is 1759.
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      Scott D Kendall

      Ruth & Sam Sparacio, compilers, Deed Abstracts of Stafford County, CA 1722-1728 & 1755-1765. p. 139-140.
      P 241-243 This indenture tripartite made 5th November 1759 between Capt Zacharias Brazier of the one part & Mrs. Elizabeth Buckner of County of Stafford Widow of the second part and Gerard Fowke & Chandler Fowke of said county Gent and James Bowie of Town of Port Royal Merchant of third part. Whereas a marriage by God is shortly to be had between the sd Zacharias & Elizabeth and Elizabeth is now possessed in her own right of a number of negroe slaves among who are the following (6 named) now this indenture witnesseth that Elizabeth in consideration intended marriage and with consent of said Zacharias that a suitable and comfortable provision may be made for her in case she survives him doth grant to said Gerard Fooke, Chandler Fooke and James Bowie the said negros upon the trusts and to purposes mentioned that is to say that…will permit the said Elizabeth & her assigns to hold said negroes & take the rents and profits thereof to her own proper use until the said marriage shall take effect and after solemnized…will permit said Zacharias and his assigns to enjoy the same and take the rent & profits during his natural life after death of Zacharias will permit Elizabeth & her assigns to possess so long as she shall live and upon trustees…shall divide among all & every the sons and daughters of the sd Zacharias & Elizabeth—if they leave any such issue provided if Elizabeth should happen to survive Zacharias without leaving any issue of the said marriage that then the negroes with their increase remain to said Elizabeth and her heirs as if sd marriage had never taken effect.
      Signed: Zachr. Brazier, Elizabeth Buckner In presence of William Stuart, Zach. Taliaferro, Mary Taliaferro, Susanna Fooke.
      At court held for Stafford County 13th November 1759. Deed of contract admitted and recorded
    Children 
     1. Sarah Harrison Brazier,   b. Abt 1760, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F15622  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Overwharton Parish Register Stafford County Va
      Fowke, Elizabeth Daughter of Chandler and Mary, born April 27, 1727
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      Scott D Kendall

      I've reviewed the "microfilm to locate the names of the slaves bequeathed to Elizabeth Fowke Buckner from John Buckner in her marriage contract with Zachariah Brazier in the hope the names listed will shed light on from who John Buckner may have have inherited them. It may be a shot it the dark, but I have been able to link several generations by the names of their slaves. Maybe there will be a Nan."

      After review "one of the slaves in the marriage contract between Mr Zacharias Brazier and Mrs. Elizabeth Buckner, widow, was NAN"
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book 1729-1748 pg 115 [pp. 427- 428]
      in Name of Cod Amen I CHANDLER FOWKE of Stafford County being sick but in perfect sound and „ do make this to be my Last Will and testament.
      First I give my soulto god and my body to the Earth.
      Item I give to my son GERARD FOWKE all my land at the Indian Town & at the Hope and that where he now lives on which I bought of HOWSON HOOE I give all the aforesaid Laid to him and his heirs forever.
      Item I give also to my son Gerrard Fowke all that part of my personal Estate that he hath and is now in possession of and my watch and my wearing apparrel of what kind so ever to the said Gerrard Fowke and heirs.
      Item. I give this tract of land I now live on to my two sons CHANDLER RICHARD FOWKE to be equally divided in Quantity from the River side to the back line and my son Chandler Fowke to have the lower part & my son Richard the upper part which land I give to them and their heirs forever, and all the rest of my Estate both real and personal to be equally divided among my children CHANDLER, RICHARD & ELIZABETH, ANNE & SUSANNAH FOWKE to them and their heirs forever. I appoint my loving wife MARY FOWKE, Gerrard Fowke, Mr. JOHN MERCER & Mr. RICHARD FOOTE & JOHN ALEXANDER & my son Chandler Fowke
      Exers. of this my last will .. this 9th day of February 1744/5.
      Presence Henry Washington,
      William Sebastin, John Foley Junr. Chandler Fowke
      At Court held for Stafford County May the 14th 1745 Last Will .. presented by Mary Fowke and Gerrard Fowke two of the Executors mentioned .. proved .. admitted to record. Cert given for obtaining a probate In due form and the said Mary refused to abide by the said will & chose her thirds
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book 1729-1748, pg 117
      At Court held for Stafford County June ye 11th 1745 Inventory admitted to record.
      An Inventory of the Estate of CHANDLER FOWKE Gent: deceased .. items listed and valued .. (includes To a Servant boy named ROBERT MENZIES four years to serve, To 1 Servant woman named ANNA COVENTRY 4 Do Do. To I Servant woman named ELIZA. KNIGHT 1 year to serve) ..
      In Obedience to an order of the Worshipfull Court of Stafford dated the 14: day of May 1745 We the Subscribers being first sworn mett at the late dwelling house of Capt. Chandler Fowke deced and aprised & set apart the widow's thirds & ELIZA. FOWKES part of the said Fowke's Estate according to the order. Cert. under our hands this 8th day of June 1745.
      Henry Washington
      At Court held for Stafford County Mott Doniphan Howson Hooe
      June 11, 1745 Inventory admitted to record.
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book 1729-1748, pg 117
      June 11, 1745 inventory and Division of Estate admitted to record. ELIZABETH FOWKE'S part of her deced father's Estate ., items listed and
      valued .. Henry Washington
      At Court held for Stafford County Mott Doniphan Howson Hooe
      June 11, 1745 Inventory and Division admitted to record.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 237-238 In Name of God Amen I JOHN BUCKNER of Saint Pauls Parish in County of Stafford being sick but of perfect sence do make this my Last will &Testament Imprimis my soul to God .. body to earth .. such worldly goods dispose of in following manner .. Item I give unto my loving wife ELIZABETH BUCKNER & my Daughter SUSAN. BUCKNER my whole Estate as well real as personal to be equally divided between them. Item My will is that my Estate not be apprnis'd.
      Item I do appoint my loving wife Elizabeth and my friend Mr. RICHARD FOOTE Executors of this my last will & Testament .. 24th July 1752. John Buckner Presence Withers Conway, Chandr. Fowke, Anne Fowke
      At Court held for Stafford County 10 Ober 1752 Last Will and Testament of John Buckner deced returned presented by Elizabeth Buckner who made oath .. Cert granted for Probate
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      Title Brazier, Elizabeth.
      Publication 1797
      Gen. note Part of index to Prince William County Wills and Administrations (1734-1744) (1778-1800)
      Note pp. 194-195. Will pro. 3 Apr. 1797.
      Will Book H, 1792-1803 (Reel 19)

      Stafford County, Virginia Deed Book O, pgs 237-238
      In Name of God Amen I John BUCKNER of Saint Paul 's Parish in County of Stafford being sick but of perfect sense do make this my Last Will and testament.
      Imprimis: my soul to God and body to earth. Such worldly goods I dispose of in the following manner:
      Item: I give unto my loving wife Elizabeth and my daughter Susan Buckner my whole estate as well real as personal to be equally divided between them.
      Item: My will is that my estate not be appraised.
      Item: I do appoint my loving wife Elizabeth and my friend Mr. Richard Foote executors of this my last will & Testament this 24th July 1752.

      Signed: John Buckner
      Present: Withers Conway, Chandler Fowke, Anne Fowke

      At Court held for Stafford County 10 October 1752 Last Will and testament of John Buckner deceased returned presently by Elizabeth Buckner who made oath and cert gr Virginia County Court Records.
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      Scott D Kendall
      Ruth & Sam Sparacio, compilers, Deed Abstracts of Stafford County, CA 1722-1728 & 1755-1765. p.100, 105, 139-140:
      P 104-105 To all whom Know ye that I Elizabeth Buckner of County Stafford in consideration sume of one pound five shillings by me already received by Baldwyn Dade do sell all my interest in 40 acres in Parish of St Pauls being the moiety of 100 acres of land sold by Richard Foote Gent Attorney of Samuel Hawyard Esqr to John Buckner and by Buckner devised by his last will and testament to be equally divided between said Elizabeth Buckner his widow & Susanna Buckner his only child now know ye that I …confirm to him all my right 9th April 1756
      Signed Elizabeth Buckner In the presence of Withers Conway, Thomas Bunbury, John Whiting, Gerrard Fowke.

      At court held Stafford County 13th April 1756 this deed feoffment from Elizabeth Buckner with livery & seizing thereon being proved...admitted to record.
      P 119-122 This indenture made 10th and 12th October 1756 between Thomas Price and Sarah Price his wife of Stafford County of the one part and Francis Hooe of said county...in consideration forty pounds current money of Virginia…by deed of lease & release…sold tract 50 acres in St Pauls parish part of 100 acres conveyed by deed to John Buckner by Richard Foote attorney for [Samuel] Hayward which being recorded in County Stafford and by said Susannah dying an infant in the year 1755 the said Sarah Price wife of Thomas Price being sister to the said John Buckner and only heir to his daughter Susannah Buckner…said Thomas Price and Sarah his wife now claim…land bounded...southerly on Machodack beaver dams belonging to said Francis Hooe easterly on land of Mr John Washington northerly lands of Mr Baldwyn Dade & said John Washington westerly on land of Mr John Alexander Junr.
      Signed Thomas Price, Sarah 'mark' Price In the presence of Richard Hooe, John Alexander Jr. Zacharias Lewis

      At court held for Stafford County 12th October 1756 Thomas Price and Sarah his wife (she being first privately examined and voluntarily consenting thereto) acknowledged deeds…admitted to record

      P 241-243 This indenture tripartite made 5th November 1759 between Capt Zacharias Brazier of the one part & Mrs. Elizabeth Buckner of County of Stafford Widow of the second part and Gerard Fowke & Chandler Fowke of said county Gent and James Bowie of Town of Port Royal Merchant of third part. Whereas a marriage by God is shortly to be had between the sd Zacharias & Elizabeth and Elizabeth is now possessed in her own right of a number of negroe slaves among who are the following (6 named) now this indenture witnesseth that Elizabeth in consideration intended marriage and with consent of said Zacharias that a suitable and comfortable provision may be made for her in case she survives him doth grant to said Gerard Fooke, Chandler Fooke and James Bowie the said negros upon the trusts and to purposes mentioned that is to say that…will permit the said Elizabeth & her assigns to hold said negroes & take the rents and profits thereof to her own proper use until the said marriage shall take effect and after solemnized…will permit said Zacharias and his assigns to enjoy the same and take the rent & profits during his natural life after death of Zacharias will permit Elizabeth & her assigns to possess so long as she shall live and upon trustees…shall divide among all & every the sons and daughters of the sd Zacharias & Elizabeth if they leave any such issue provided if Elizabeth should happen to survive Zacharias without leaving any issue of the said marriage that then the negroes with their increase remain to said Elizabeth and her heirs as if sd marriage had never taken effect.
      Signed: Zachr. Brazier, Elizabeth Buckner In presence of William Stuart, Zach. Taliaferro, Mary Taliaferro, Susanna Fooke.

      At court held for Stafford County 13th November 1759. Deed of contract admitted and recorded
      June Whitehurst Johnson, abstractor, Prince William County , Virginia Will Book H 1792-1803, (Fairfax, VA: no publisher, 1986), 30:

      Pages 194-195 Will of Elizabeth Brazier:

      Leg: William Barnes Esq of Dumfries as trustee for my dau. Sarah Harrison Cannon, not to be subject to control of her husband John Cannon but for her separate use negro Ben left to me by my mother Mary Fowke and William Barnes to hire out sd slave after my dec from year to year for the use of sd dau and to acct with her annually for same. Also to Barnes as trustee for my dau. household furniture, cattle & etc. I request Barnes to dispose of stock and furniture and place same out at interest for benefit of sd. dau. If sd. Dau. should survive husband John Cannon then William Barnes be discharged from being trustee.

      Exors: Frs. Col. John Hooe, William Barnes Esq of Dumfries
      Dated: June 29, 1795
      Proven: April 3, 1797
      Signed: Elizabeth (E.B.) Brazier
      Wits: Thomas Blackburn, Christian Blackburn
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      Stafford County, Virginia Will Book M page 287
      In the name of God Amen The 27th day of March 1740 I Anne Marshall being sick but in perfect memory do make this my last will and testament.
      First I commend my soul to God and my body I comit to the Earth
      Such goods chattels and debts I do dispose of in manner following Viz
      Imprimis I give unto Elizabeth Reddish my trunk and all wearing cloaths therein contain'd.
      Item I give unto John Gordone I cow and calf and 1 Ewe.
      Item I give unto my loving grandson John Buckner a negro woman named Nan together with all the rest of my personal estate and I hereby appoint my loving grandson John Buckner full and sole Executor of this my last will and testament.
      Presence Patrick Brown Anne x Marshall
      Grace {G} Berry

      At a Court held for Stafford County Apl 8th 1740 Will presented into court
      being approved, admitted to record, Certificate granted for obtaining Probate

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