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

Rebecca Doniphan

Female Bef 1650 - Aft 1686  (> 38 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Doniphan 
    Born Bef 1650 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1686  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28810  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Family ID F16410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married Bef 1666  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Matthew Bowen,   b. Aft 1666, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1695, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 27 years)  [natural]
     2. John Bowen,   b. Aft 1668, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1716, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)  [natural]
     3. Martha Bowen,   b. Aft 1671, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Alexander Bowen,   b. Abt 1674, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Stephen Bowen,   b. Abt 1676, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1749, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F17403  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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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 353-356
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN BOWEN Planter of the County of Rappa, for the Consideracon of Eleaven hundred pounds of Tob: & caske by me in hand received of GEORGE JONES have granted and confirmed unto GEORGE JONES his heires all my right title and interrest of the Just Halfe or moyety of Two hundred seaventy seaven acres of land being the Residue of a Pattent of 333 acres of land granted to me by Pattent bearing Date 20th of 8br 1666 The first halfe of the sd Patt being sold by me to JOHN MOTLEY as by Deed appeares bearing date the 5th 9br 1667, the said land To Have and To Hold to him the sd George Jones his heires for Ever in 63 full and ample manner ac is granted to me by the said Pattent IN WITTNESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 30th xbr 1667.
      In presents of us WILLIAM EALES, John Bowen
      STEPHEN MANRING his marke
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa primo Die Januarii 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN BOWEN of the County of Rappa. Planter doe hereby constitute my good Friend Majr. JOHN WEIR my true and lawful] Attorney to accknowledge the sale of a parcell of land sold by me to JOHN MOTLEY
      In presents of us WILLIAM EALES, John Bowen
      STEPHEN MANRING his marke
      Recordat in Com Rappa x Die Januarii 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I REBECKA BOWEN of the County of Rappa. doe hereby constitute my good Friend Majr. JOHN WEIR my true and lawfull Attorney to accknowledge the sale of a parcell of land sold by my husband JOHN BOWEN to JOHN MOTLEY bearing date the 5th day of 9br 1667 and one of land sold to George Jones bearing date wth these presents hereby ratifying and confirming wtsoever my said Attorney shall doe in the premises this next Court held for Rappa. County. WITTNESS my hand and Seale this 30th day of xbr 1667.
      In the presents of WILLIAM EALES Rebecka Bowen
      STEPHEN MANRING
      Recordat in Com Rappa x Die Januarii 1667
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 176-177
      TO ALL TO WHOM &c. I Sr. WILLIAM BERKLEY, Knt. Governr: &c., Capt. Generall of Virginia &c, Whereas &c, Now know yee that I ye said Sr; WM, BERKLEY, Knt. Governor &c, doe wth ye advice & consent of ye Councell of State accordingly give & grant unto JOHN BOWEN & GEORGE JOANES Six hundred eighty nine acres of land scituate in ye County of Rappae; on ye head branches of RAPPAE: CREEK &neare ye land of Mr, WILLIAM LANE, beginning at a marked red Oak, thence tuning N. by E. to a Locust, W. to a white Oak, No. by E. to a Maple, being ye severall courses of an Eastward Branch, whence N.N.W. to a maricd Gumm neare ye MAIN PUN nr REAVERDAM side, whence downe ye MAINE RUNN side S. by E. & finally E. Nly to ye place begun, Including ye abovesaid Quantity this land being due by transportation of Fourteen persons unto this Collony whose names are on ye Records mentioned undr. this Pattent; To have & to hold &c. Yeilding & paying &c. Provided &c. Given under my hand & ye Seale of ye Collony ye 17th of April! 1668
      JOHN BOWEN & GEORGE JOANES their WM. BERKELEY
      Pattent for 689 acres in ye County of Rappae
      Recordatr, Teste PHIL. LUDWELL CI Officr:
      Recordatr x9 die Junii 1678
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JOHN BOWIN for ye valuable consideration of Seaven thousand pounds of good tobacco in Cask to me in hand already paid by RICHARD SHEPARD, ye Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, doe from me my heires sett over unto ye said RICHARD SHEPARD his heires & assignes forever all my right & demand wtsoever of ye land of this wthin mentioned Pattent, To have & to hold & enjoy ye wthin mentioned land to him & his heires forever As Witness my hand & Seale this 30th of Decembr: 1673.
      Teste GEORGE JONES JOHN BOWEN
      THO: BARKER_ REBECCA BOWEN
      Recognitr. in Cur Com Rappae: 7 die Januari 1673/4
      Recordatr x9 die Junii 1678
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I RICHARD SHEPARD for a valuable consideration to me in hand paid by GEORGE JONES from me my heires sell unto ye said GEORGE JONES his heirs & assignes forever all my right & interest of ye land of ye wthin mentioned Pattent, To have & to enjoy ye aforesaid land & Pattent to him & his heires forever, And doe hereby obliedge my selfe my heires to acknowledge sd Instrumt, of Writing at ye next Cort, held for Rappae: County as Witness my hand & Seale 10th of Novembr: 1676
      Teste EDW: KEELING, RICHARD SHEPARD
      HERMAN SKELDERMAN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die Janry. 1677/8 et Recordatr 19 die Junii 78
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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 568
      EVAN DAVIES (David), 861 acs. in Rappa. Co. upon branches of the Dragon Sw. & Puscaticon, 24 May 1666, p. 543, (666). Beg. by Mr. Evans path, running S.S.W. &c. to Edward Hudsons line, along same E. &c., N.W. by W. over certaine branches tf Oascation (?) Cr. to an ancient devdt. belonging to sd. Davies (or Davids) & Jno. Coale, W. by S. inclining Wly. &c. Trans. of 18 pets: Peter Watson, James Coleman, Samll. Payton, Tim. Hobson, Samp. Pullin, Tho. Sheppard, Martin Jnoson, Thomas Godman, George Jones, Ralph Crompton, Hue Sedan; Jno. Parsons, Jno. Bowin, Rebecca Bowin, Mary
      Bowin, Francis Bowin, Wm. Atkins, Tho. Sharpe.

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