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

Frances Fowke

Female 1692 - 1744  (52 years)


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  • Name Frances Fowke  [1
    Born 2 Feb 1691/92  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Nov 1744  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aquia Episcopal Church Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002262  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Burditt,   b. Abt 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1745/46, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1686  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Fowke, Gerrard of Portobacco; m. Sarah Burdett the youngest d/o Thomas Burdett late of this County, 31 Dec 1687
    Family ID F01100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gustavus Dr Browne,   b. 10 Apr 1689, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1762, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1710  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gustavus Browne,   b. 7 May 1711, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1712, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Frances Browne,   b. 29 Jul 1713, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Sarah Browne,   b. 29 Aug 1715, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1784, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Mary Browne,   b. 8 Dec 1717, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Christian Browne,   b. 29 Aug 1720, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1742, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. Gustavus Browne,   b. 5 Sep 1722, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1722, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Elizabeth Browne,   b. 5 Oct 1723, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1784 and 1792, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. Richard Rev. Browne,   b. 2 Dec 1725, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1789, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Richard Rev. {Addl Records} Browne,   b. 2 Dec 1725, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Gustavus Browne,   b. 30 May 1727, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1727, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Jane Browne,   b. 1 Jun 1728, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     12. Anne Browne,   b. 1732, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1800, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     13. Cecilia Browne,   b. 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1792, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sources:
      Title: "A History of Chapman and Alexander Families" by Sigismunda Mary Frances Chapman, Virgiia Book Company, 1939, Berryville, Virginia

      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Fowke, Frances, d/o Gerrard and Sarah Fowke of Nanjemy, b. 2 Feb 1691

      Brown, Francis, (nunc.), Charles County, 25th Dec., 1734 ; 5th Apr., 1735.
      To son William and daus. Frances and Penelope, personalty,
      some of which desc. as had of Willam Cage.
      Test: John Brown, Penelope Brown, William King. 21. 335.
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      Brown, Frances Fowke
      Feb 2, 1691 Nov 8, 1744
      Consort: Dr. Gustavus Brown
      Parents: Gerard Fowke of Gunston, Staffordshire
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      mss1 H 7842a 1325-1416 Virginia Historical Society Library Richmond VA; G136
      also Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      His father, Dr. Gustavus Brown, the fourth of that name,
      was born in Scotland in 1689. He settled at Port Tobacco,
      was Justice of Charles county from 1726 to 1762, also chief
      justice from 1748 to the same period. He married Frances
      Fowke, who was buried at " Dipple," an estate of her son-in-
      law Rev. James Scott, on the Virginia side of the Potomac.
      Her tomb bore this record :
      Here lyeth the body of Frances, wife of Dr Gustavus Brown, of Charles
      County, Md. By her he had twelve children, of whom one son and seven daughters survive her. She was a daughter of Mr Gerard Fowke, late of Md., and descended from the Fowkes of Gunston Hall in Staffordshire, England. She was born Feb. 2nd 1691 and died much lamented on the 8th of November 1744, in the 54th year of her age.

  • Sources 
    1. [S802907] Virginia Genealogies - Hayden.