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

Stephen Bowen

Male Abt 1676 - 1749  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Stephen Bowen 
    Born Abt 1676  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jan 1748/49  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026021  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2019 

    Father John Bowen,   b. Bef 1645,   d. 17 May 1686, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Doniphan,   b. Bef 1650,   d. Aft 1686, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married Bef 1666  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Richardson,   b. Abt 1700, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1761, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1717  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stephen Bowen,   d. Aft 1760, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rebecca Bowen,   b. 1717, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Unknown Bowen,   b. Bef 1740
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F16001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692
      BOWEN, JOHN,
      1 April, 1686 ; Proved 5 May, 1686 & recorded 17 May, 1686.
      Sick of Body yett thanks be unto God of perfect memory.
      To my two sons Mathew and John Bowen Two hundred & fifty Acres of Land where I now live to be Equally divided between them when please God they shall live to the age of Twenty one years.
      To my other two sons Stephen & Alexander Bowen my part of a parcell of Land lying in the forke bought by Alexander Doniphan & myself of George Jones Containing five hundred Acres to be Equally divided between them when they shall Live to the Age of Twenty one years and if either of my sons die that then my Daughter Martha to have his part of Land and if any issue of my sons should die or all the Remainder of my sons die that then my daughters Martha and the Child my Wife goeth with all to have the above remaining part of my Land.
      To my son Matthew my horse Jack.
      To my Daughter Martha a young mare now Running in the woods a grey Colour she and her increase forever.
      To my Loving Wife a gray horse Hector.
      I give also a mare and Two horses to my sons Stephen John and Alexander and the Child my Wife goeth with all wth. the encrease of the Mare forever.
      To my Loving Wife and John, Stephen and Alexander, Martha and the Child my Wife goeth with all my female Cattle to be equally divided between them and for the male Cattle I bequeath unto my Loving Wife and also to her all the Hoggs and what household goods I have.
      Wife Executrix and son Matthew Executor.
      Wit. MOSES HUEBERT, Alex. DONIPHAN, FFRAN: X WILLIAMS. Page 75.
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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1707-1719; {Robert K. Headley, Jr}:
      p.297 - Alexander DONIPHAN, will; 20 Sep 1716, 6 Feb 1716/17
      son Alexander 250 ac. in the fork of Rappahannock bought of George JONES decd;
      Stephen BOWEING the other 250 ac. of land joining the aforesaid tract;
      son Mott 180 ac. out of a tract bought of Joshua DAVIS being 330 ac. lying back of my river land; if he has no heirs, to go to grson. Giles TRAVERS;
      son Robert;
      dau. Margaret 70 ac. bought of Joshua DAVIS;
      dau. Elizabeth remainder of 80 ac. and her mother's wedding ring;
      wife Susannah, having kept her est. apart, and taken it to herself and desiring nothing of mine...;
      dau. Anne; ex. to give Mrs. Mary BELFIELD a ring of 12 shillings price;
      ex: son Robert;
      wits: Peter LOWD, Elias POWELL, Robert FASSAKER.
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      1701-1704 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 3; Antient Press: (Page288)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I STEPHEN BOWEN of the Parish of SITTENBURNE and County of Richmond for the love good will and affection that I have and bare unto THOMAS RICHARDSON and CLAPHAM RICHARDSON, Sons of THOMAS and MARY RICHARDSON, of the Parish and County aforesaid, as also for divers good causes and considerations given and granted and of my own free will meere motion and Brotherly Love which I have and bare to the aforesaid THOMAS and CLAPHAM, voluntarily and freely give unto the said THOMAS and CLAPHAM two young Cowes, one of the age of three yeares old or thereabouts, the other of four yeares old or thereabouts being marked wth: a swallow forte on the right eare and a crop and an overkeele on the left; To have and to hold the said two young Cowes theire and each of theire future increase to them the aforesaid THOMAS & CLAPHAM theire heires and assigns forever and to theire or each of theire onely proper use and behoofe without the lett molestation or incumbrance of me the said STEPHEN BOWEN my heires or any other persons whatsoever. Wittness my hand and seale this 2d: day of August 1704
      Test JOHN WHITE, STEPHEN BOWEN, his marke
      DANLL. McCARTY
      Recognitr: in Cur: Com: Richmond 2d: die Augusti 1704 & recordatr:
      Test JAMES SHERLOCK, Cl Cur
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A-1;1721-1752 {George Harrison Sanford King}; Pages 61
      WILL OF MARY RICHARDSON
      In the Name of God Amen. I Mary Richardson do make and ordain
      this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
      Imp : I give unto my Grandson Stephen Bowen six hamered plates, two dishes and two basens.
      Item: I give unto my son Clapham Richardson one bed and furniture and one warming pan.
      Item: I give to my daughter Mary Turnbull one shilling.
      Item:I give unto my son Stephen Bowen all ye rest of my estate which is not yet disposed of.
      I leave my son Stephen Bowen my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. As Witness my hand and Seal this 24th day of August 1724.
      Her
      Mary [H] Richardson Mark
      Witness
      William Jett
      William Fisher
      Archibald Douglas
      At a Court held for King George County ye . 7th day of April Anno Dom: 1727.
      This last Will & Testament of Mary Richardson was presented in Court by Stephen Bowen her Executor who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of William Jett and Archibald Douglas two of the witnesses thereto subscribed is admitted to Record.
      Cop.a
      Test
      T: Turner, Cl:Cur:
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 161-162
      Indenture made 14th January 1737 between HENRY FITZHUGH of Stafford
      County Esqr. and STEPHEN BOING {sic Bowen} of King George County .. for Rents .. to farm lett 100 acres bounded upon WILLIAM PAIN, JOHN PAIN, JOHN SMITH & PETER JETT .. for term of Natural lives of Stephen Boing & MATHEW & JOHN BOING Brothers of sd Stephen .. paying feast day St. Luke 500 pounds Tobacco & Cask .. Tobacco to be made upon the Plantation & from thence Rolled to such Convenient Rolling house or warehouses on Waterside .. and also .. four hens .. quit rents ..
      Presence George Lee, Henry Fitzhugh
      Geo: Fraser Stephen Boing
      At a court held 3rd February 1737 .. Lease recorded.

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