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

Chandler Fowke

Male Abt 1696 - 1745  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Chandler Fowke 
    Born Abt 1696  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 May 1745  Gunston Hall, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002265  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

    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 F01093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 1716  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Chandler Fowke,   b. 7 Nov 1717, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1732, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 14 years)
     2. Gerard Fowke,   b. 1718, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1770, Stafford County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. William Chandler Fowke,   b. 4 Sep 1723, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1742, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. John Fowke,   b. 17 Jan 1725/26, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     5. Elizabeth Fowke,   b. 27 Apr 1727, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1797, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Anne Fowke,   b. 13 Jan 1728/29, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1732, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     7. Chandler Fowke,   b. 3 May 1732, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1810, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Sarah Fowke,   b. 10 Aug 1734, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1739, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     9. Anne Fowke,   b. 4 Sep 1737, Gunston Hall, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1800, Prince William County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     10. Susannah Fowke,   b. 24 Oct 1739, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Richard Fowke,   b. 11 Dec 1741, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     12. William Fowke,   b. 31 May 1743, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1743, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F01582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Overwharton Parish Register Stafford County Va
      Fowke, Captain Chandler Of Gunston Hall, in Stafford County, died February 10, 1745
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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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      m. Mary TARSAKER / FOSSAKER?;
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      1723 Stafford County, Virginia,- Tobacco Tenders - Register of Overwharton Parish {between Aquia & Quantico Creeks): Capt. Chandler Fowke, Edward Sweeting, John Cooper; 43,848 plants, 6 negros, 2 negro boys
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 421-427 This Indenture made 7th and 5th April 1727 between GERRARD FOWKES of Durham Parish in Charles County Province of Maryland Gent. and CHANDLER FOWKES of Overwharton Parish Stafford County Colony Dominion Of Virginia Gent. in consideration of Paternal love and affection which he bears to the said Chandler Fowkes his son as for further consideration of One hundred pounds Sterling to him in hand paid doth grant tract in South side of Potomack River and on East side of Pasbytanay Creek in Parish of Overwharton Stafford County whereon said Chandler now lives containing by Estimation 1030 acres more or less ., same granted unto Gerrard Fowkes by Patent ye 12th June 1718 from the then Proprietors of Northern neck of Virginia upon his Suggestion of surplus lands within the bounds of a Patent granted to Mr. GEORGE FORSTER for twelve hundred acres November the first 1652 part of which patent he the said Gerrard Fowkes was then possessed off & upon his returning to the office of the said Proprietors a Survey thereof under the hand of Mr. THOMAS HOOPER Surveyor of the said County of Stafford the said tract containing in the whole 1032 acres .. 750 acres part thereof being formerly granted to the above mentioned George Forster a the 282 acres residue thereof being Surplus within the ancient bounds of the 1032 acres being bounded .. beginning at a former marked Stooping Locust standing in Potowmack River side & below the mouth of a small Branch commonly known by the name of the Taylors Branch and above the upper or Westwardly part of an old field formerly known by the name of the Taylors field & extending thence up Patowmack River marked Locust standing near the said River side being the corner tree of a parcel of land sold out of the aforesaid grant for 1200 acres thence along the dividing line .. white oak standing in a great branch of the said Pasbitanzy creek along reputed back line of the said Fosters Patent on the south side of the ROAD that leads from the Plantation whereon JOHN MEES now lives to CHOTANK CHURCH .. Presence inc. Mercer,
      Mott Doniphan, Joshua Davis
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th June 1727 Deed Acknowledged .. with Receipt endorsed .. admitted to record.
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book 1729-1748, pg 30
      1745 The Estate of Chandler Fowke Deced paid Mr. RICHARD FOOTE, GEORGE WALLER
      for Parish levies; JOHN BIRCH, JOHN ALEXANDER, Doctor WILLIAM ALLISON, ANN
      FOWKES Guardian of JOHN FOWKES Tot 15148
      Cr 1745 Mary Fowkes 3d part 14906
      Each childs part 5969
      E; Excepted by Gerrard Fowke
      A List of cash Debts which was Due to the Estate of Chandler Fowke deceased
      1745 John Graham, William Welch, William Greenleef, John Spinks, John Foley,
      Joseph White, Wm. Waugh, Daniel Collect, Edward Proctor, Robert Suddeth, Baldwin
      Dade, John Savage Decd, John Allentrop, Robert King, George Henage, Murdy
      McCoy, Robert Massey, Revd. James Scott. William Burton, Mary Omeas, Capt.
      David Blair, Gerrard Fowke, Thomas Ficklin. Nathaniel Hedgman, Capt. John
      Williamson, William Reagon Deced, Christopher Rogers, Elisha Leftridge, Nathaniel
      Morgan, John Grigsby Senr. Total 63:6:8
      Cash paid 1745-58 60:1:1
      E E by Gerrard Fowke
      A list of Tobacco Debts due Estate of Chandler Fowke - 1745 John Spinks,
      George Fletcher, Josiah Branson, Daniel Collect, George Spicer, Andrew Fletcher,
      John Allentrop, William Northcut, William Worrell, John Waindright, Archball
      Hodge, John Birch, John Linsey, William Lampton, William Kelley, John Foley,
      William Sebastian, Morrice Cuningham, John Savage Deced, Aaron Rose, Benjamin
      Ashberry, Peter Balluel 88527
      pd 7740
      E E by Gerrard Fowke
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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.

      Mrs. MARY FOWKE'S thirds of the Estate of her Deced Husbands Chandr, Fowke .. items listed and valued (includes Servant woman named Anna Coventry and 1 Do. boy named Robert Menzies) ..
      Henry Washington
      At Court held for Stafford County Mott Doniphan Howson Hooe
      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 Co VA Will Book 1748-1767
      1745 The Estate of Chandler Fowke Deced paid Mr. RICHARD FOOTE, GEORGE WALLER for Parish levies; JOHN BIRCH, JOHN ALEXANDER, Doctor WILLIAM ALLISON, ANN FOWKES Guardian of JOHN FOWKES Tot 15148
      Cr 1745 Mary Fowkes 3d part 14906
      Each childs part 5969
      E, Excepted by Gerrard Fowke

      At a Court held for Stafford County Sept 8th 1749 Gerrard Fowke made oath
      to within Account agst Eatate Chandler Fowke deced & ags the Several Orphans
      of said Chandler admitted to record.
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      1731 - 1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deeds, Liber A {June Whitehurst Johnson}:
      Pages 26-31. May 12, 1731. Leonard Helmes of Parish of Hamilton to John Overhall of Stafford County.... for 6500 lb. of Tob....Lease and Release.... 500 a.... part of tract of 673 a. granted unto Helmes by patten dated Jan. 5, 1726.... corner of Philemon Watters and Whitledge.... corner of Richard Tidwell Leo. Helm
      Wit: Chand. Fowke and Richard Foote.
      May 12, 1731. Recd. of John Overhall 6500 lb. Tob... Leo. Helm. and wit. by same.

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