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

Allen Bowie

Male 1737 - 1803  (66 years)


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  • Name Allen Bowie 
    Born 1737  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1803  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023472  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father John Bowie,   b. 1708, "Brookwood", Nottingham District, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pottinger,   b. 1717, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Rock Creek, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1735  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Cramphin,   b. 30 Aug 1742, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1812, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1766  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Bowie,   b. 22 Dec 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1823, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Elizabeth Bowie,   b. 11 Sep 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1840, Greenwood, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Washington Bowie,   b. 12 Aug 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1826, Olney, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F12806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Folio 179 THOMAS CRAMPHIN PG 05/24/1777 11/17/1783
      "Being in perfect helth ..
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas Cramphin --son (eldest son)
      -to have the plantation whereon testator now lives called "Hermitage" cont. 427 acres -named executor of the will
      2. Ruth Bowie --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Jack"
      -to have testator's riding chair, and harness and horse called "Ranter" also to have the sum of 100 pounds current money and 2 gold rings "that was my wifes."
      3. Basil Cramphin --son (second son)
      -to have the lands "Thomas and Mary" and the "Re-survey on Thomas and Mary" "John's Delight" and the "Re-survey on John's Delight" and the land testator
      "swapt forjoyning this with my son Thomas."
      4. Richard Cramphin --son (youngest son)
      -to have the plantation whereon testator now lives and all the land adjoining more or less and the part of "The Elizabeth" cont. 300 acres "Hoskinson's Folly" cont. 100 acres of "Cramphin's Lot" cont. 372 ''A acres and "Jackson's Necessity" all these lands adjoining each other.
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among testator's three sons.
      5. Thomas Bowie --grandson
      John Bowie --grandson {sons of daughter Ruth
      Washington Bowie --grandson
      -to have all of testator's tract of and called "Disappointment" cont. 446 acres in
      equal portions, the land to be sold by testator's son Thomas and the money from the
      sale divided between them and put out to interest on bond and the profit therefrom applied to their education and to receive the principal when they arrive at the age of 18
      6. Elizabeth Bowie --granddaughter
      Mary Bowie --granddaughter
      -to have the sum of 50 pounds to be paid to them respectively as they arrive at age 16 and the money is to be put to interest in some good bond or security and the interest thereon is to be applied to their education
      -Elizabeth to have Negro girl "Theresa" and Mary to have Negro girl "Ris"
      7. Allen Bowie --son-in-law
      -to have 50 pounds current money
      -to have Negro called "Ben"
      Witnesses: William Deakins, John Pearre, Adam Craig
      Then came: William Deakins and Adam Craig
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      Washington Bowie, son of Allen and Ruth Bowie, born 12 August 1776;
      died 12 April 1826, Aged 49 years and 8 months.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 258. Oct 17, 1778 from Allen Bowie Jr of M, to Evan Thomas of M, for 500 , a tract of land now called Poplar Pond, being part of a tract of land called Good Luck, lying in M, containing and now laid out for about 50 acres. Signed - Allen Bowie Jr. Wit - Joseph Wilson*, TSprigg Wootton*. Ruth Bowie, wife to the above mentioned Allen Bowie. relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Mar 20, 1779.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1787-1789; Liber HH-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 359. At the request of Allen Bowie the following Lease was recorded July 16, 1788
      Indenture made July 8, 1788; Fielder Bowie, Gentleman in virtue of an appointment as guardian to William Hall Selby by the orphans court of PGCo and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereafter specified to be done and performed by Allen Bowie has demised and to farm let unto him a tract called "Leith" for the term of the said William Hall Selby's minority, that is to say until he arrives to the age of 14 years and commencing from August 28, 1787 paying yearly 45 pounds current money of Maryland. Signed Fielder Bowie, Allen Bowie in the presence of and acknowledged before John Smith Brookes
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1787-1789; Liber HH-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 419. At the request of Allen Bowie the following Deed was recorded September 12, 1788
      Indenture made March 19, 1788; William Johns of Baltimore Town in consideration of 50 pounds current money paid by Allen Bowie of PGCo part of "Lot Number 26" in the Town of Nottingham lying on the north side of the main street and containing nearly 9/15th of said lot. Signed William Johns in the presence of and acknowledged before Fielder Bowie, Robert Bowie
      State of Maryland, to wit; March 27, 1788, Eleanor Johns w/o William Johns relinquished her right of dower. George Goldsmith Presbury, Thomas Russell (JP's of Baltimore County, Maryland) and certified by William Gibson, clerk
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1790-1791; Liber JJ2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 397. At the request of Allen Bowie the following Deed was recorded May 7, 1791
      Indenture made May 4, 1791; Whereas on November 24, 1790 Daniel Dulany, executor of Ann Tasker sued forth in the Gen. Court of the Western Shore brought forth a writ of fieri facias against James Drane, late of PGCo devisee of James Drane, deceased for the sum of 1666 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence current money debt and 748 pounds of tobacco cost of suit obtained on the second Tuesday of October last as also the sum of 524 pounds of tobacco which was adjudged unto Daniel Dulaney for his damages sustained by the delay of the execution of the judgment; and whereas Edward Lloyd Wailes, sheriff by virtue of the writ did on April 1791 expose to sale a tract called "Greenfield" conveyed by deed bearing date March 26, 1700 from John Darnall to Anthony Drane then said to contain 109 acres but on actual survey contains 170 acres; also an adjoining tract called "Dranes Lott" containing 47 acres, at which sale Allen Bowie became the purchaser for the price of 32 shillings and 6 pence current money per acre. Now this indenture witnesseth that Edward Lloyd Wailes, sheriff in consideration of the premises and the sum of 353 pounds 8 shillings and 9 pence current money paid by Allen Bowie has sold the two aforesaid tracts. Signed Edward Lloyd Wailes, sheriff in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, John Smith Brookes
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1790-1791; Liber JJ2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 499. At the request of Allen Bowie the following Deed was recorded April 9, 1791
      Indenture made April 2, 1791; Fielder Bowie, Gentleman in consideration of 2000 pounds current money paid by Allen Bowie on August 28, 1787 (at which time possession of the following premises were given) has sold several tracts enumerated in a deed from Thomas Sim Lee and Judson Coolidge to Fielder Bowie bearing date April 3, 1776; also those three tracts which Allen Bowie died seized of and which by his last will and testament he devised to Fielder Bowie as will appear of the records of the Orphans Court which three tracts composed the dwelling plantation of Allen Bowie (deceased) and by him devised as aforesaid. Fielder Bowie in the presence of and acknowledged before Robert Bowie, Thos. Gantt and at the same time Elizabeth Bowie w/o Fielder Bowie relinquished her right of dower

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