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

Mary Fossaker

Female Bef 1700 - 1783  (> 83 years)


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  • Name Mary Fossaker  [1
    Born Bef 1700  St Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1783  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067287  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

    Father Richard Fossaker,   b. Bef 1650, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1700, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Withers,   b. Abt 1663, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 10 Feb 1692/93  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Chandler Fowke,   b. Abt 1696, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1745, Gunston Hall, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 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 
    • Mary is called the d/o of Richard Fossaker, but i think she was the d/o Richard's son John
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book 1729-1748 pg 115 [pp. 427- 428]
      in Name of God 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 soul to 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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      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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S750068] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. II, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 226.

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