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

Joan MNU Gower

Female - 1683


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  • Name Joan MNU Gower 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 May 1683  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028718  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Family Henry Clarke,   b. 1631,   d. 28 Jan 1678/79, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1662  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Clarke,   b. Bef 1660, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1700, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     2. Elizabeth Clarke,   b. Abt 1662, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Jul 1694, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Anne Clarke,   b. Abt 1663, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1707, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     4. John Clarke,   b. 13 Feb 1666/67, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahanock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Apr 1692, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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 Rappa 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.
      ===
      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1658-1692 page 89
      SARGENT, WILLIAM, 14 April, 1683.
      I dispose of my worldly estate as followeth after my funerall charges debts and Legacies paid.
      To son George all my lands in Virg or elsewhere to be delivered to him by my Executors hereafter named when he shall attain to the age of twenty years also to my son George all my personall estate together with the produce thereof to be delivered to him as soon as he shall attaine to the age of twenty years aforesaid. If my Executors hereafter named shall think fit to bring my perishable goods to an appraisement or to be sold at an outcry then the produce thereof to be delivered to my son George at the age aboresaid. My will and desire is that one diaper table Cloath fifteen napkins a bell mettle pot And a feather bed and furniture ten breeding Cows A bull and my Mares Remaine unsold with their Encrease And that the said Cattle and Mares Remain on the Plantation and lands whereon I now live And the encrease to be delivered to my son George at the age aforesaid. What other goods my Executors shall keep and think fitt not to be sold or appraised to Remaine in their Custody And to be delivered to my son George at the age aforesaid. My will is that out of ye produce of what goods my Executors shall make sale of that it be laid out in good Non household stuff and such other necessaries as they shall think fitt for the benefit of my son George and his Plantations to be delivered to him at the age abovesaid. My will is that both my Plantations be kept employed by my Executors And that my houses and fences be kept in Repair until my son shall Attain to the age above said And that one sixty foot tobacco house be built on the Plantation where I now live about two years before he attain to his said age. It is my will that my Executors give a lease to Richard Mathews of the land he now lives on until my son George comes to the age aforesaid he paying the quit Rents during ye time. In case my said son shall dye (w God forbid) before he attain to the age of twenty years then I give unto Richard Mathews his heirs and assigns forever ye Plantation whereon he now lives in the fforest with a hundred acres adjoining it. In case of my sons death above said [-----] unto William Whitridge his heirs and assigns forever [-----] Son of John Whitridge one hundred acres of land of the same dividend adjoining on the dividing land between Mrs Joane Clark and mine. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Will Warren his heirs and assign's forever son of John Warren one hundred acres of land of the same divident adjoining on Will Whitridge, Richard Mathews and John Bowen. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Henry Feild his heirs and assigns forever son of Abraham Ffeild devd one hundred acres of land of the same divident Crossing the lines of Will Whitridge And William Warren to John Bowen line and back to the dividing line of Mrs Joane Clark and mine. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Will Griffin his heirs and assigns forever son of Will Griffin decd fifty acres of land the same divident beginning at the great Swamp of his fathers line running along the said line to the line of Henry feild afores°. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Frances Sterne her heirs and assigns forever daughter of David Sterne and Rebeccah Wells her heirs and assigns forever daughter of Barnaby Wells the residue of the said land in the forest aforesaid to be equally divided between them quantity for quantity and quality for quality. In case of my sons death aforesaid I give unto John Deane his heirs and assigns forever son of John Deane one of my Executors hereafter named all the plantation with the land belonging whereon I now live together with ten Cattle that is to say six cows and one bull and three steeres Alsoe the hogs on the said land belonging to me. In case of my sons death aforesaid ye Residue of my Estate to be distributed among the poorest and most incapable of living of my God Children According to ye discretion of my Executors if they think fitt.
      To every and each of my friends here named; George Jones to Honoria his wife to John Weire to Mr Daniel Gaines to Mr Thomas Perkins to Mrs. Jane Deane wife of John Deane one of my Executors to Mrs. Martha Taylor twenty shillings apiece to buy them mourning Rings. To each of my Executors hereafter named twenty shillings apiece to buy them mourning Rings. It is my will that my said Son remain with his God father and Godmother until he attaine to the age aforesaid and to be brought up to learn to Read write and Cast accounts and the Grammer Rules if possible. And last I ordaine and appoint Capt George Taylor John Deane and Mrs Elizabeth Jones Exs. of this my last will and Testament.
      Wit. ALEX. DONIPHAN, aged 30 years or thereabouts, Rees EVANS, aged 30 years or thereabouts, JOHN MILLS, age 36 years or thereabouts.
      ===
      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      CLARK, HENRY, 18 April, 1678; 28 January, 1678/9.
      To son John my bay mare with what increase she shall have after my decease.
      To son-in-law Francis Gore {sic Gower} one man servant which shall then have his full time to serve in this country to be bought with part of my estate by my Executrix and delivered to him.
      To daughter Elizabeth wife of Argell Jacobus and the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten 200 acres of land next adjoining to the land of Mr William Fauntleroy at the South West part of that devident of Land where I now live and for want of such issue to my son John and his heires and all my other Lands and hereditaments whatsoever provided that Joane my wife shall enjoy the housing and plantation I now dwell on during her natural life. All the rest of my Estate not before bequeathed I give to my said loving wife Joane whom I make Executrix of this my will.
      Wit. JOHN SAMPSON, JOHN TAVERNER,
      STANLEY GOWER, aged 19 years. Page 108.
      ===
      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 126-127
      KNOW ALL MEN that I HENRY CLERKE of the County of Rappa. and JANE my Wife doe fur us our heirs acknowledge to have sold and made over from us our heirs all our right and interest of Two hundred acres of land being part of a greater quantity of Fourteene hundred acres of land granted to the said CLERK being dated the thirtieth of October 1669 to RICHARD LAWSON his heirs and assigns forever bounding as followeth Beginning at a Gum and so runing by a line of marked trees to the No. halfe E. line and thence to a white Oake corner tree of the said land to the place where it first began at a Gum the same to use and enjoy to his and their sole and proper use and behoofe & hereby warranting the quiet and peaceable possession thereof to him the said LAWSON his heirs and assigns forever without hindrance of us our heirs or any other persons under us claiming or pretending any lawfull claim to the above- said land or any part and this our Deed wee do for and in consideration of Three thousand pounds of Tobacco in cask to us in hand already paid the Receipt wee doe acknowledge and ourselves fully satisfied and paid and do further bind ourselves to acknowledge this our Deed in our County Court of Rappa, there to be inrolled either by ourselves or by our known lawfull Attorney he the said LAWSON his heirs &c paying and discharging all rents and services due to our Sovereign Lord the King In Witness whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands and seals this first day of September 1673
      in presence of us FRANCIS SETTLE, HENRY CLERKS
      WILLIAM SLAUGHTER JOANE CLERKE
      Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa 3 die 7bris 1673
      HENRY CLERKE of the County of Rappa. doe make and appoint Mr. WILLIAM SLAUGHTER our true and lawful! attorney for us and in our names to acknowledge a certain tract of land containing Four hundred acres sould to Capt. THOMAS BEALE and likewise two hundred acres of ( ) Mr. RICHARD LAWSON and what our attorney shall act or do thereby rattifie and allow of as ample and fully as if we were personally present Witness our hands and seals this 2 of September 1673
      Test RICHARD CORKETT, HENRY CLARKE
      JOHN CHASE JOANE CLARKE
      Reocrdatr x5 die 7bris 1673
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part I - 1672-1674; Antient Press: page 170-171
      KNOW ALL MEN that I RICHARD LAWSON do assigne over all my right and interest of this within Bill of Sale from me my heirs and Admrs unto THOMAS GOOSE and BRIDGET EALES Wife of WILLIAM EALES and to their heirs or assigns forever with warranty from any persons whatsoever that shall lay any claim or interest from by or under me and I the said RICHARD LAWSON doe by these presents acknowledge to have received full satisfaction by Bills received In Witness I the said RICHARD LAWSON have set my hand and seale this 26th day of November 1673
      in presence of us ROBERT MAJOR, RICHARD LAWSON
      HENRY CLERKE, JOANE CLERKE
      Recognit in Cu Com Rappa 4 die ffebry 1673/4
      KNOW ALL MEN that I RICHARD LAWSON doe appoint my loving Friend HENRY CLERKE my true and lawfull Attorney for me and in my name to acknowledge a certain Bill of Sale by me unto THOMAS GOOSE and BRIDGET EALE at the next Court held for the County of Rappa and what my said Attorney shall doe in the premises I doe ratifie and confirm to be every way good and lawfull as if I were personally present as Witness my hand & seale this 26th day of Novembr. 1673
      in presence of us JOANE CLARKE, RICHARD LAWSON
      JOHN CHASE
      ===
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 335-336
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these prsents shall come Know yee I JOANE CLARK of Pish of Farnham in the County of Rappa: doe for and in consideration of one Gelding by me reced of ROBERT WILSON the assignee of NICHOLAS YEATES for wch I the sd JOANE CLARK doe fully discharge the sd ROBT. WILSON & NICHOLAS YEATES & doe for these prsents sell to the sd NICHOLAS YEATES Ninty six acres of land on the North side of RAPPA RIVER upon the branches of RAPPA CREEK, Beginning at a red Oake the corner tree of Coll. JOHN WALKER from thence West by a branch side thence North to a red Oake between two branches, thence Eastward by a branch the line of Major PEIRCE, thence to a red Oak on the side of a Hill the South East side of a branch, thence to the first station; To have and to hold the sd land with all the rights from me the sd JOANE CLARK and from my heires to the sd NICHOLAS YEATES his heires or assignes forever wth warranty to defend the same In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and Seale this Sixth day of July 1681 Signed Sealed and delivered in prsence of us ANGELL JACOBUS All is pvided that the sd land is seated ac
      NICHOLAS YEATES cording to Act of Assembly between this ne come twelve month by the said
      December ye 6th 1681 ALEXANDER DUDLEY or his order or they
      Recordatr in Cur Com Rappae: that he shall sell or confirme the land to
      4 die Janry, 1681 JOANE CLARKE
      I NICHOLAS YATES doe assigne unto ALEXANDER DUDLEY all my right & Intrest of the within mentioned Bill of Sale as far forth as I have it my selfe to him or his assignes as Witness my hand this 7th of Decembr: 1681
      Test ANGELL JACOBUS NICHOLAS YEATES
      CHRISTOP: PREDUM
      Recordatr xx3 die Janry, 1681
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JOANE CLARK of the County of Rappa: in the Pish of Farnham doth constitute my Son in Law, ANGELL JACOBUS, of the aforesaid County and Pish my true and lawful! atturney for the acknowledging of a pcell of land sold unto NICHOLAS YEATES, Ferryman, of the aforesid County and Pish and he assigning it over to ALEXANDER DUDLEY with my consent and I therefore have made this Letter of Atturney to acknowledge to ALEXANDR: DUDLEY in as full power as I myselfe was there in person as Witness my hand and Seale this 3d day of Janry. 1681 Testes ELIZABETH JACOBUS, JOANNE CLARKE
      JAMES PEALE
      Recordatr xx3 die Janry. 1681
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 355
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that we WILLIAM SARGANT & JOAN CLARK both of ye County of Rappahannock in the Dominion of Virginia both with consent made a division of a tract of land to us grained joyntly by Patton dated the 28th day of September 1678 for One thousand five hundred Eighty & three acres
      being in County and Dominion aforesd, of which said acres we ye said parties have divided by a line of marked trees run & layed out by Mr, EDWIN CONWAY ye 26th day of Aprill 1682, ye sd lyne beginning at a marked Spanish Oake by a CART PATH that leads from JOHN BOWINs to JAMES TRENTs the said Oake ye beginning a corner of the said Patten t for One thousand Five hundred Eighty & three acres of land wch said dividing lyne runs No. Ea to a chesnut tree standing by RAPPAE CREEK maine Swamp dividing ye track of land into two equal' parts and that part being on ye Southward & Eastward side of said dividing brae I ye said SARGANT did by & with ye consent of said CLARKE make choyce of confirming ye other part yt: lyes on ye Northwards & Westward of sd dividing lyne unto ye said JOANE CLARK her heires and assignes forever; And that part that lyes on ye Northward & Westward side of ye said Dividing lyne I ye said JOANE CLARKE did make choice of confirming ye other part unto ye sd WM. SARGANT his heires and assignes forever In Witness whereof we the said WILLM. SARGANT and JOAN CLARK have set our hands and Seales ye 4th day of July 1682
      in prsence of ISAAC WRIGHT, JOAN CLARK
      ELIZABETH JACOBUS
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae 5 die July 82
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JOANE CLARKE of Rappa: County and Farnham Parish doe make ANGELL JACOBUS of ye aforesd. Parish and County my lawfull attorney to acknowledge ye Devision of a certaine tract of land between WM. SARGANT & me ye aforesd. JOAN wch Devision I ye said JOAN CLARK do authorize ANGELL JACOBUS to acknowledge as if I myselfe were there prsent In Witness hereto I sett my hand and Seale this fowrth day of July 1682
      Testis ISAAC WRIGHT, JOANE CLARK
      JOHN CLARK
      Recordatr xx4 die July 1682
      ===
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 188
      WM. SEARGANT & JOANE CLARKE. 1585.3 acs.. Rappa. Co.. on NE side of Rappa, Riv., 26 Sept. 16'8, p. 656. Beg. by a Cart Path; nye Mattox Path. to Capt. Lord; to Jno. Bottler upon a hr. of Rappa. Sw: to Jno. Bowin: to Cha. Snead; by Capt. Wm. Mosely, &c. Trans. of 32 pers: Tho. Ford. Jone Thresore, Ph. Perkier. Wm. Broadstreet, Gid. Frith, Eliz. Blumfeikl, Richd. Jnoson (Johnson), Jno. Thomson, Fra. Cellby, Ann Compton, Jno. Roberts, Tho. Jones. Wm. Gear, Fro. Simonds, Wm. Bayly, Tho. Buck. Ben. Buck, Geo, Smith, Eliz. Jones. Sutton (?), An Graves, Wm. Clifton. Jno. Ford, Edwd. Lewis. Tho. Gullies. Mary Tompson, Ja. Gresham, Jno. French. Za. Eldritt, Tho. Fryon, Wm. Segior, Jno Apleby.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 179
      EDWIN THACKER & CHICHELEY CORBIN THACKER. 844-3/8 acs.. bet. Rappa. & Potomeck Rivers; on a gr. sw. of Rappa. Cr; 26 Sept. 1678, p. 657. Beg. at John Buttler. Wm. Seargan & Joane Clarke; &c. Trans. of 16 pers: Eliz. Larrett, Seayward Bearfeild. Jno. Goodman, Jos. Rutford, Reb, Yates, Tho, Cooper. Jno. Oxly. Margtt, Massey, Jno. Dully. Wm. Hunt. Isa. Davis Mary Straton. Fran. Bryant. Geo. Palmer, Alice Hall, Roger Bagwell.

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