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

Francis Gower

Male 1682 -


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  • Name Francis Gower 
    Born 15 Apr 1682  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I028723  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2018 

    Father Francis Gower,   b. 1657, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1690/91, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Anne Clarke,   b. Abt 1663, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1683, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years) 
    Married Abt 1679  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692

      8 March, 1682 ; CLARKE, JOAN,* 3 May, 1683.
      To my two daughters Anne Gower and Elizabeth Jacobus all my wearing apparel to be equally divided between them.

      To Stanley Gower the son of Francis and Anne Gower one cow with all her increase forever to be delivered to the said Stanley the next Spring shall be Twelve month after my decease.

      To Elizabeth Jacobus daughter of Angell Jacobus and Elizabeth that feather bed I generally used to lye upon with the bolster Rugg and two feather pillows. Also to the said daughter of Angell Jacobus one cow with all her increase for ever to be delivered the next Spring shall be twelve month after my decease. To son John Clarke all my other estate (except what is above specified) as household stuff and all other Hereditamt and all other personall Estate as slaves cattle hoggs and a horse called Button And everything else I do possess with whether debts or otherways only what I above give to my daughters and their children excepted. It is my will that my son John remove nothing from the Plantation I now live on till he comes to the age of one and twenty. I also give to my son John a Certain Tract of Land that belongeth to me of seven hundred ninety and two and one halfe (79254) acres that lyeth up-wards upon Rappeh River and nigh unto one William Sargent to him my said son and his heirs forever but if my said son should die without issue then the said tract of land to be divided between the heirs of the bodies of my two daughters Anne Gower and Elizabeth Jacobus. Appoints her son John Clarke her sole Executor. To Francis Gower son of Francis and Anne Gower one cow to be delivered the next Spring Come twelve month after my decease the weh Cow I give with its increase for Ever. This Cow is to be excepted from those Cattle I give my son John as well as the other two I gave my Grandchildren Stanley Gower and Elizabeth Jacobus. I desire my trusty and welbeloved ffriend Col John Stone of Rappac County to guide and direct and counsel my son John Clarke till he Comes to ye age of one and twenty.
      Wit. ISAAC WRIGHT, EDMUND NORTHER, aged 30 years or thereabouts, THOMAS X HART, WILLIAM WARD, aged 28 years or thereabouts.