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

Matthew Bowen

Male Aft 1666 - Bef 1695  (< 27 years)


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  • Name Matthew Bowen 
    Born Aft 1666  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1695  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28807  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rebecca Doniphan,   b. Bef 1650,   d. Aft 1686, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1666  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah MNU Bowen,   b. Aft 1670,   d. Aft 1695, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years) 
    Married Aft 1686  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Bowen,   b. Abt 1690, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F19033  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 Order; ORDER BOOK 1 (1692-1694)
      p.169 - Matthew BOWEN; will pray. by Allen MOUNTJOY, Rebecca HUNSENAN, and David COLEBURNE, wits; prob. to ex; 7 Mar 1693/94.
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      1694-1697 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 2; Part 1 [Antient Press]; (Page 64)
      Richmond County Court 7th of August 1695
      - JOHN BOWIN of this County brought his action against FRANCIS WILLIAMS of the said County and declares that whereas JOHN BOWEN deceased, Father of the said JOHN in and by his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the first day of April in the year of our Lord God 1686 & duly proved in RAPPA: County Court did give and bequeath unto his two (blank) MATTHEW and the said JOHN. Two hundred and fifty acres of land where I now live to be equally divided between them when please God they shall live to the age of one and twenty years into & upon which said Land given as aforesaid with force and arms and contrary to the Peace &c., the said FRANCIS hath unlawfully entered and the same from the said JOHN doth withhold detain and keep and great Trespasses thereon hath done & comitted and that thereby the said JOHN is damnifyed & damage hath sustained to the value of Ten thousand pounds of tobacco, whereupon he brings his suit and prays Judgment &c., As also that the Writt habere fatias possessionem may be directed to the Sheriff &c., And the Defendt. FRANCIS WILLIAMS by ROBERT BRENT comes into Court and defends the force &c. & prays Judgment of the Writt as for that the Plantiff complains that whereas JOHN BOWEN, Father of the said JOHN, by his last Will did divise to his two Sons, MATTHEW & JOHN Two hundred and fifty acres of land to be equally divided between them and that the said FRANCIS had unlawfully entered into & upon the part of the said JOHN but it
      does not appear by any alligation that the same was ever divided or whether they still hold the same pro in deviso in which case the suit must be brought jointly & there prays Judgment &c., which Plea in abatement of the Writt, the Court having overruled the said Defendant by ROBERT BRENT aforesaid for Plea further saith that the said JOHN the Plantiff & MATTHEW deceased were sezied of the Land as Tennants in Common by virtue of the last Will of the said JOHN, the Father deced, And as such held to the time of the death of the said MATTHEW, who by his last Will and Testament devised his part of the said Two hundred and fifty acres of land to JOHN, his Son, now a minor, and the said FRANCIS having Intermarryed with SARAH, the Relict of the said MATTHEW, and Mother of the said JOHN, Son of the said MATTHEW, is possessed of the same in right of the said JOHN minor as aforesaid without that that the said FRANCIS hath unlawfully or by force entered and of this prays Judgment & this Court seriously considerating the whole matter are of Judgment that by force & virtue of the above recited Will of JOHN BOWEN, the Father of the said MATTHEW deceased, had only a right of lennancy in Common of & in the said Two hundred and fifty acres of land duirng his life and after that the said Land doth wholly come & descend unto the said JOHN, the Brother, And have therefore ordered that the Sheriff of this County or his Deputy do put the said JOHN into quiet & peaceable possession of the said Two hundred & fifty acres of land and that the Defendant pay all cost of suit alias Execution
      - Mr. SPICER appears Attorney for JOHN BOWEN

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