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

Richard Fowke

Male 1741 - 1776  (34 years)


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  • Name Richard Fowke 
    Born 11 Dec 1741  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1776  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I46590  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 Anne Bunbury,   b. 12 Nov 1741, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Mar 1760  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Fowke,   b. 17 Dec 1761, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Judith Fowke,   b. 1771, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Roger Fowke,   b. 1773, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1818, Maysville, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Lucy Fowke,   b. Bef 1778, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F6875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Overwharton Parish Register Stafford County Va
      Fowke, Richard Son of Chandler and Mary, born December 11, 1741
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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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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 3. Bill of Sale. I, Richard Fowke of Stafford County, Virginia, have sold to Jenifer Hooe of CC, 1 Negro fellow named Solomon, for 70 £, being part of a just debt due from me to sd Jenifer & to --- on bond. I have, in the presence of Mr. Henry Davis and Thomas Keibert, delivered the afd Negro for the use afd, to Robert Townshend Hooe's, acting partner for the afd Jenifer & Hooe. Signed Jun 10, 1775 - Richard Fowke. Wit - none. Recorded Jun 30, 1775.
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      1773-1780 King George County Deed Book (Antient Press); pp. 1198-1199
      THIS INDENTURE made the third day of June in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight Between THOMAS BUNBURY JUNR., of County of King George, Gent., of one part and JOHN HOOE of the County of PRINCE WILLIAM of other part; Witnesseth that in consideration of Ten shillings current money to said THOMAS in hand paid by said JOHN, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN HOOE and assigns all that parcel of land formerly sold and conveyed to said THO BUNBURY by RICHARD FOWKE SENR., now deceased, by Deed bearing date the fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five, duely proved and recorded in STAFFORD County (the said Land then lying in that County) at present situate in County of King George on POTOWMACK RIVER and bounded; Begining at a Stake on the bank of POTOWMACK RIVER being a corner between this land and the land of CHANDLER FOWKE SENR., thence up the River to the Corner of the GLEBE, thence with the GLEBE Line So. 2 1/2 E. three hundred and twenty four poles to a white Oak, thence with another line of the GLEBE Land So. 89d. W. one hundred and seventy six poles to a Stake at the Roots of a white Oak Stump by the Main Branch of PASBITANAY, thence So. forty six poles to a Locust Post, the begining of HIJMPHREYs Patent, thence binding with said Patent and the land of FITZHUGH, N. 88d. E. to a Stake being another corner between this land and the land of CHANDLER FOWKE, thence along the division of the last named tracts of land to the begining as by a Survey and Division made between RICHARD FOWKE and CHANDLER FOWKE by JOHN MAUZY on the 10th of May 1750 may appear, the tract of land containing Five hundred acres more or less and all houses swamps marshes and sunken grounds and fisheries, To have and to hold the tract of land and premises with appurtenances unto JOHN HOOE and assigns paying the said THOMAS his heirs one Pepper Corn if the same shall be lawfully demanded; to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession the said JOHN HOOF may be in the actual possession of the hereby bargained and sold premises and enabled to accept a Release of the reversion and inheritance thereof; In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first before written Signed Sealed delivered and acknowledged before
      JOHN BURTON THOMAS BUNBURY
      WILLIAM HOOE, THOMAS MASSEY,
      HOWSON HOOE, WILLIAM STEWARD
      At a Court held for King George County the 4th day of June 1778
      (This recording of the above Lease not completed).

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