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

Robert Gov. Bowie

Male 1750 - 1818  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Robert Gov. Bowie 
    Born Mar 1749/50  'Mattaponi', Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1818  'Mattaponi', Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036842  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 

    Father William Bowie,   b. 1721, "Brookridge", Near Nottingham, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Margaret Sprigg,   b. 20 Apr 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1804, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Mackall,   b. 19 May 1758, God's Grace', Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1823, 'Mattaponi', Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1773  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Mackall Bowie,   b. 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1825, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F21429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;
      Folio 302 WILLIAM BOWIE 03/15/1791 04109/1791
      "being of perfect mind and understanding ."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Walter Bowie --son (eldest son)
      -to have the land whereon Walter now lives being part of "Darnall's Grove- and all the adjoining tracts of land
      2. Anna Maria Bowie --granddaughter
      -to have all that part of a tract of land called "Brookefield" which testator purchased from George Fraser Hawkins when she come to ihe age of 16 or day of marrriae, and the land is to bc held by testator's executor and the rents from the land applied to her education and maintenance.
      3. Elizabeth Margaret Bowie --granddaughter
      Margaret Ann Bowie
      --granddaughter ;daughters of Robert
      -should testator's granddaughter Anna Maria die before the age of 16, then to have the land left to her.
      4. Anne Chew --daughter
      -to have 2 tracts of land adjoining each other called "Craycroft's Right" and "Brooke Ridge"with the provision that whereas testator has allowed his son Robert to make a crop on the said lands this present year that he is to keep the land until the 25' day of December next to finish and secure the said crop and that he keep in his possession the tobacco house on the land unlit he has finished stripping and packing the said crop provided it is done by the 10th of August following
      5. Robert Bowie --son
      -to have an acre of land in Nottingham called "Bowie's Land in
      -after widow's decease. to have all the tracts of land lett to her
      -remainder of the personal estate to be divided w/ Walter and Anne
      -whereas testator has given him the privilege of making a crop this present year it is on the condition that he allow testator's widow to make a crop on the land called "Meyorses" which testator agreed with him in lieu of his making a crop on the land bequeathed to Anne
      -Robert and Walter named executors of the will
      6. Margaret Bowie --wife
      -to have for her natural life the following tracts of land being part of "Brooke's Reserve" whereon testator now lives "Bowie's Gleaning'' "Drury's Good Luck" and "Essex Lodge" and which tracts are all contiguous and lying in or near the Mattapony Branch
      -to have her thirds of the personal estate, 100 pounds sterling.
      -to have 2 Negro men "Phil" and "Will" now in the possession of testator's son William
      -to have the privilege of taking into her thirds ol" the estate a Negro woman "Lucy" , and all her children and grandchildren. or as many of them as she may choose.
      Witnesses: Leonard Hollyday, Thomas Hodgkin, Thomas Gann
      Then came Dr. Leonard Hollyday and Thomas Gantt
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 573 MARGARETT BOWIE 11/15/1802 10/20/1804
      "being far Advanced in years , ."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. 'Phillis" --maid
      -whereas she has been "a most faithful Servant" after testatrix's death, to be free and
      to let her have a little mare and other moveables she may claim or designate
      2- Ann Maria Bowie --granddaughter
      -to have Negroes: "Mary" "John" "Ned" "Sandy" "Eineline"—children of "Phillis" and
      any other heirs of "Phillis"
      3 Margaret Chew --granddaughter
      -to have Negro girl "Maria" 110W in the possession of her mother and Negro girl
      "Sarah" daughter of "Celia"
      4. Eliza Chew --granddaughter
      -to have Negro "Celia" and all increase except for "Maria"
      5. Rachel Anne Smith --daughter of Elizabeth Smith. my granddaughter
      -to have Negro girl "Charlotte" daughter of "Millis"
      6. Osborn Sprigg Bowie --son
      -to have Negro boy "Ben" and Negro woman "Silvia" with all her children except "Davy"
      -to have 1/2 of the stock of horses. cattle, sheep and hogs, plantation utensils and crop on hand of every sort
      -to have 1/2 of the household furniture, money, bonds, and plate
      -whereas Osborn "has been absent for several years may never be heard of or return to this Country," the above legacy to he at the disposal of executor per instructions that testatrix' has given him
      7. Robert Bowie --son
      -whereas testatrix owes her son on bond --deems it proper to give him the following property securely by a mortgage: Negroes: "James" "Bit ley" "John' "Davy" "Lenny" and three children "London" "Rachel" and "William Hanson", "Sophia" Lettell"
      and "Sophia's" child which is understood to cover any demand that he may mare
      8. William Sprigg Bowie --son
      -named executor of the will
      Witnesses: James Naylor
      Robert Watson
      Then came: the two above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 276. At the request of Robert Bowie the following Deed was recorded August 26, 1773
      I William Bowie, planter in consideration of the natural love and goodwill and affection which I have and bear unto my son Robert Bowie, planter and for the better maintenance and preferment of him and the consideration of 5 shillings current money and for other diverse good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have given by these presents tracts called "Brooke Point" containing 214 acres and "Pages Rest" containing 218 acres. Signed William Bowie in the presence of and acknowledged before Alexander Symmers, David Craufurd and at the same time Margaret Bowie wife of William Bowie relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 144. At the request of Robert Bowie the following Deed was recorded July 27, 1781
      Indenture made July 20, 1781; Patrick Sim, Gentleman in consideration of 10,125 pounds of crop tobacco paid by Robert Bowie, Gentleman has sold part of a tract called Sim's Delight containing 22 ½ acres. Signed Patrick Sim in the presence of and acknowledged before John Harrison, John Brown, Jr. and at the same time Mary Sim wife of Patrick Sim relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1784-1785; Liber FF 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 363. At the request of Robert Bowie the following Deed was recorded August 20, 1785
      Indenture made August 2, 1785; between William Bowie, Esq, of one part and Robert Bowie, merchant of the other part. Witnesseth that William Bowie being legally possessed to a piece of ground lying in the Town of Nottingham and formerly purchased of Col. Joseph Sim. Know ye that in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth unto Robert Bowie as also 5 shillings has given the aforesaid piece of ground containing 1 acre being part of "Woods Farm" and beginning at a bounded oak standing by Patuxent River side being the beginning of Bowies Landing. Signed W. Bowie in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, John Smith Brookes and at the same time Margaret Bowie w/o William Bowie relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1784-1785; Liber FF 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 366. At the request of Robert Bowie the following Deed was recorded August 20, 1785
      Indenture made August 2, 1785; Thomas Smith Cox, Gentleman in consideration of 50 pounds current money paid by Capt. Robert Bowie has sold two parts of two tracts called "Mansfield" and "Collins his Comfort", one containing 19 ¼ acres and beginning at Point Comfort and bounded by Back Creek; and the other part containing 19 ¼ acres and beginning on the east side of Point Comfort near the beginning of Martha Roundell's 1/4th part of said upland and marsh and bounded by the Patuxent River. Signed Thomas S. Cox in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn John Smith Brookes and at the same time Ann Cox w/o Thomas Smith Cox relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1784-1785; Liber FF 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 371. At the request of Robert Bowie the following Deed was recorded August 20, 1785
      Indenture made August 2, 1785; Martha Roundell, widow in consideration of 100 pounds current money paid by Capt. Robert Bowie has sold two parts of two tracts called "Mansfield" and "Collins his Comfort", being part upland and part marsh. The first part containing 77-1/8 acres and beginning at Point Upland aka Point Comfort and bounded by the Patuxent River, Back Creek and Back Landing; and the second part containing 19 ¼ acres and beginning on the east side of Point Comfort being the ½ part or moiety of the upland and marsh and bounded by the Patuxent River. Signed Martha Roundell in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, John Smith Brookes
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1785-1787; Liber HH {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 568. At the request of Philip Hodgkin the following Deed was recorded October 16, 1787
      Indenture made October 13, 1787; Robert Bowie, Esq., in consideration of 50 pounds current money paid by Philip Hodgkin, merchant has sold lot in the Town of Nottingham being part of "Woods Farm" and being 1 moiety formerly sold by Joseph Sim to William Bowie and by him conveyed to Robert Bowie containing 1 acre. Signed Robert Bowie in the presence of and acknowledged before Fielder Bowie, Thomas Gantt and at the same time Priscilla Bowie w/o Robert Bowie relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 26. [Beginning of document missing] to a post set up as the division afd, containing 214.75 acres. To have and to hold, the sd lands with the exception afd) and all claim of them, the sd William Sprigg Bowie and Elizabeth, his wife, to sd Robert Bowie as the only proper use of the sd Robert Bowie.
      Signed - Wm Sprigg Bowie, Elizabeth Bowie.
      Wit - David Crawfurd, Sam Hepburn.
      Sd Elizabeth Bowie relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. John Read Magruder, Clk Prince George's County Court, certified that afd David Crawfurd and Samuel Hepburn, Gent, are Prince George's County JPs. [Recording date missing) {mm Jan 1787}
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 311. Sep 8, 1791 from Robert Bowie and Priscilla, his wife, of Prince Georges County, to William Barker of CC, for 676 £ 2 shillings and 6 pence and 19,000 lbs of tobacco, part of 2 tracts of land called Wardle and Wiltshire Plaines, being in CC, bounded by Lanturnham, Hugh Perry's part of Wardle, containing about 803 acres. Signed - Robt Bowie, Priscilla Bowie. Wit - Fielder Bowie, Thos Gantt (Prince Georges County JPs). Priscilla relinquished her right of dower. Certified by John Read Magruder, Clk of Prince Georges County Court. Recorded Sep 19, 1791.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 370. Aug 8 1791 from Robert Bowie and Priscilla, his wife, of Prince Georges County, to William Turner, for 186 £ 8 shillings and 9 pence, part of 2 tracts of land, one called Wardle, the other, Wiltshire plains, being in CC, and bounded by a line of division between William Barker and Joseph Barker, the division line between Capt Wm Bowie and Richard Parran, containing about 157 acres. Signed - Robt Bowie, Priscilla Bowie. wit - Fielder Bowie, Thos Gantt (Prince Georges JPs). Priscilla, wife of sd Robert Bowie, relinquished her right of dower, Certified by Jrno R. Magruder, Cllr of Prince Georges County Court. Recorded Dec 18, 1791.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; Liber JRM 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 330. At the request of Robert Young the following Deed was recorded December 10, 1793
      Indenture made June 14, 1793; Robert Bowie of the Town of Nottingham in consideration of 200 pounds current money paid by Robert Young of the Town of Nottingham have sold part of a lot in Nottingham Town formerly the property of James Russell and sold by the commissioners to sell confiscated property to his father Capt. William Bowie, and assigned by his father to him to whom a deed for the lot was executed by the Honorable Alexander Contee Hanson, Esq., Chancellor. Signed Robert Bowie in the presence of and acknowledged before Rinaldo Johnson, John Smith Brookes and at the same time Priscilla Bowie w/o Robert Bowie relinquished her right of dower

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