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

Robert Chowning

Male 1625 - Bef 1674  (< 49 years)


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  • Name Robert Chowning 
    Born 1625  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 6 Jun 1674  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I88141  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 

    Father George Chowning,   b. Abt 1590,   d. Aft Jun 1653, Upper Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F42349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane {Unproven} Hitchcock,   b. Bef 1643,   d. Aft 1662, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Chowning,   b. 1657, Lancaster (Middlesex) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1688, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]  [Stepchild]
     2. Elizabeth Chowning,   b. Bef 1658,   d. Aft 1692, Bradwinch, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)  [natural]
     3. Robert Chowning,   b. 4 May 1659, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster {Middlesex} County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1698, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]  [Stepchild]
     4. Anne Chowning,   b. Abt 1661,   d. 16 Jan 1686, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [natural]
     5. Catherine Chowning,   b. Aft 1662, Lancaster (Middlesex) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1692, Exeter, Exeter County, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]  [Stepchild]
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F42350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1677-1680 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press:
      Court 20th day of May 1678; page 108
      WHEREAS ROBERT BEVERLEY & RICHARD ROBINSON Gent stand joyntly and Severally bound by there Acknowledgmt: in open Courts held for ye County of Middx for me JOHN LINDSEY my Due Admestran: of that parte of ye estate of Mr, ROBERT CHOWNEING deced (to Say the halfe thereof) put into my hands in Right and to ye use & Several] uses in equal fourth partes of THOMAS CHOWNEING, ROBERT CHOWNEING, KATHERINE CHOWNEING and ELIZABETH) now Wife to me the said LINDSAY, I doe therefore hereby to Secure & Save them and either of them the said ROBERT BEVERLEY & RICHD. ROBINSON there or either of there Heires from being hurt harmed, molested or troubled, in any Manor of way to theire losses by reason of there being my Suraty as aforesd Binde & make over unto them the said ROBERT BEVERLEY & RICHARD ROBINSON or either of them (to say) the Negroes belonging unto me named (Vitt). a Negro Woman named Pugg now wth child; a Negro Boy about Eleaven yeares of age named Robert, a Negro girle about ffoure yeares of age named Betty, Also all my Cattle wch are now number Twenty two head besides Calves,. alsoe all my Stock of hoggs more or less, Alsoe all my Right to and in that Plantation whereon I now live To be seaized & taken by them or either of them soe farr as shall really and fully Indemnifie them or either of them, whensoever they shall be any wayes Damnified by reason of there being Securaty as aforesd; And I doe further declare that it neither now is nor from henceforth shall be in my power or by any maner of wayes or meanes Lawful! for me to dispose or pass away any parte of ye above named Negroes Cattle Hoggs or Plantation without first haveing Lyberty from ye sd ROBERT BEVERLEY & RICHARD ROBINSON or either of them, and this I desire may be by my Auoeney Mr. JOHN VAUS be acknowledged in open Courte the next County Courte held for Middx. if I stay in the Country to doe it my selfe, That it may thereby be made the more Authentique and may accordingly pass into Record. In Testimony whereof I have put my hand & Seale this 6th day of June 1674
      in presence of us SAMLL, PARTRIDGE JOHN LINDSEY
      REES EVANS Att Courte held for Middx. County ye 7th day of January 1677
      Mr. JOHN VAUS as Attorney of JOHN LINDSEY acknowledge the aboave according to ye Contents thereof
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN LINDSEY of ye County of Middx . Gent, doe hereby appoynt my Trusty and loveing friend Mr: JOHN VAUS of ye said County of Middx. in Virg& my true & lawful! Attorney in my name and to my use to aske demand recover & receive every such debts goods or Marchandizes as shall appeare to be due unto me fm. Virga. either by Bills or otherwayes and upon receipt doe give full power unto my aforesd Attorney, Acquittanees and Discharges to signe, and I doe further impower my said Attorney to have ye Managem: and Ordering of my Plantation, Servants and what else is thereupon. as alsoe in Ordering & giveing Instructsions unto my Overseer in Relation to ye well Manageing of a Cropp of Corne &Tobaccoe and all other my concernes whatsoever he shall Legally act or doe & I doe hereby ratifie & confirme & allow of as if I were personally present. In Testimony whereof I have sett my hand &Seale this 22d day of June 1674
      in presence of us STEPHEN TUNE.
      ELIZABETH TUNE
      ===
      1654-1661 Lancaster County Deed-Wills
      Record 15d die Nov: 1657 p me EDW. DALE, CI Cur {page 141}
      AN AGREEMENT made & concluded at ye house of Mr. HENRY CORBYN on the sevententh day of November 1657 between SAMUEL COLE, Clerk, &ye major part of ye Inhabitants of ye Psh, of Lancaster in Rapa: River sheweth Imprimis that ye sd SAMUEL COLE doth promise agree & ingage with ye sd Psh. of Lancaster to serve them in ye office & function as MINISTER every other Sabath so long time as he shall remain in this Colony It That he will fulfil p:forme & duly officiate all Christenings burials marriages Churchings & what else is proper to his office & ministry in ye sd Parish It It is agreed & concluded on by ye sd SAMUEL COLE & ye major part of ye Inhabitants now met together that a CHURCH shall be built with all convenient speed on Mr. BOSWELLs POINT & that ye Vestry now made choice of shall take care for ye effecting of ye same
      Lastly, It is agreed & concluded by ye sd Inhabitants of ye Psh. of Lancaster as aforesd.to pay unto ye sd SAM: COLE ye full sum of Four thousand pounds of good Tobo: in cask yearly & every year so long as ye sd SAM: COLE shall serve & officiate in ye office &function of MINISTER in ye sd Parish, likewise to contribute & agree with ye Inhabitants of PIANKETANK for setting of a GLEFBE & buying a House for ye sd Mr. COLEs better conveniency to officiate & serve both Pshs. of Lancr: & PEANKETANK & for ye p:formance thereof ye sd SAM: COLE & these under written by consent as abovesd have interchangeably subscribed ye day & year above written SAMUELL COLE, Clerk SAMUELL COLE & these under written chosen for VESTRYMEN of Lancr: Psh.
      Churchwardens
      PETER MONTAGUE
      THO: WILLYS
      RICHD. PERROT
      FRAN: COLE
      EDWARD BOSWELL
      EDWARD BOSWELL
      RICHD. PERROTT
      JOHN CURTYS

      Sidemen
      HEN: CORBYN ROBT. CHOWNINGE
      FRA: COLE
      CUTHBERT POTTER
      MILES DIXON
      THO: WILLYS
      ABRAHAM WEEKS
      ROBERT TAYLOR
      Record 15d Decem: 1657 p EDW. DALE, Cl Cur
      ===
      1652-1657 Lancaster County Deed-Wills
      Lancaster County Court 5th of November 1656
      Mr, CHOWNINGE 3 (titheables)
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book
      Lancaster County court 16th of December 1657
      Mr CHOWNINGE 4 (titheables)
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 62
      Lancaster County court 29th of September 1658
      Mr CHOWNINGE 2 (titheables)
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 104
      Lancaster County court 30th of November 1659
      ROBT CHOWNINGE 3 (titheables)
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 131
      Lancaster County Court 15th of November 1660
      ROBT CHOWNINGE 3 (titheables)
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 163
      Lancaster County Court 23rd of October 1661
      ROBT CHOWNINGE 3 (titheables)
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book; Page 147
      Lancaster County Court 8th of May 1661
      HENRY NICHOLS dischardged from the place of Constable & ROBT. CHOWNINGE appointed in his place, & to bee sworne by the next Coissioner
      ===
      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 17
      Lancaster County Court 27th of May 1657
      - Certificate accordinge to Act of Assembly is granted unto ROBT. CHOWNING for the transportacon of JOHN CONNOLAND, JOHN FORGESEN, WILL: SALTER, MATHEW PARRY, JOHN BODWELL, GEORGE MACHQUES, ELIZ: WILLIAMS & MARY SMITH
      ===
      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 81
      Lancaster County Court 30th of March 1659
      - Certificate accordinge to Acte is granted unto Mr. ROBT. CHOWNINGE for the transportacon of RICHD. BUMBRIDGE. DOROTHY JONES, JAMES FENLOWEY, ANTHONY COSTACE, JEREMY JOHNSON, MARGARETT JONES, ADRY BURRATT, ABIGAILL CHEFFON, TEAGE DUTON, MARY SMITH, PATIENCE ADKINS, JANE FLETCHER into this Country
      ===
      1661-1666 Lancaster County Deed-Wills; p242-243
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBT. CHOWNING of Lancaster County do firmly fully & wholly consent & agree the same lyne of marked trees wch: was marked this day of this present date in the p:sence of Mr, JO: VAUSE & JAMES LIDSEY & on that p:cel of Five hundred & eighty acres of land belonging unto THO: PATTESON & me the said ROBT. CHOWNING as by a Patent made in both our names & dated the fourth of April 1658 appeareth; the sd line of marked trees beginneth at a mrked Gum tree standing near the South East line & within Two hundred yards or thereabouts of the first marked corner poplar menconed in the Patent & extends it selfe Southerly unto the Northwest line unto a Pockickery tree marked standing within forty yards or thereabouts of the Corner Pockickery likewise menconed in the Patent of the sd land that the abovesd line of marked trees shal be by me the abovesd. ROBT. CHOWNING my heirs Admrs, & assignes accounted a ful & authentic division for ever and that all the land of the sd Patent that shal be found on the Nor: West side of the above menconed line shal for ever belong unto THO: PATTESON his heirs Exrs. Admrs. & assignes for ever without any manner of disturbance let or molestation by me the sd ROBT.CHOWNING my heirs Exrs. Admrs. or assignes forever, Further I the sd ROBT. CHOWNING do hereby for ever disclaim all title right or interest of the sd land that be found on the No: West side of the above menconed line of marked trees from my my heirs Exrs. Admrs. forever In Witnes of the p:misses I have interchangeably set my hand & seale this 23d day of Decem: 1659
      Test JO. VAUSE, ROBT. CHOWNING
      JAMES LIDSEY
      NICHOLAS do assigne all my right title & interest of the land within menconed according to the bounds thereunto the sd HEN: NICHOLAS his heirs & assignes forever will: warrantie agt. all p:sons forever In Witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand this
      last of April 1662 Anoq. Caroli secundi
      In putra: ROBT. CHOWNING THO: PATTISON
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that I THO: PATTESON do hereby authorize & appoint my lo: friend, HEN: NICHOLAS my true & lawful! Attorney for me & in my name to acknowledgea division of a p:cel of land patented in my name & in ROBT. CHOWNINGs name unto the sd ROBT. CROWNING as my act & deed ratifyeing & confirming what my sd Attorney shal do herein as if I my selfe were p:sent. In Witnes my hand & seale this 17th of June 1662 THO: PATTESON
      The aforesd. menconed Agreemt, for the division of the land aforemenconed under the hand &seale of the aforenamed THO: PATTESON to the aforesd. ROBT. CROWNING dated as aforesd.
      Witnes JOHN VAUSE, THO: PATTESON
      JAMES LIDSEY
      All the wrightings for the land aforemenconed were ack: in the Cls. of Lancr: Sept. the 10th 1662 recordat primo Nov: sequen p EDWD. DALE, Cl Cur
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      1662-1666 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 187
      Lancaster County Court 10th of September 1662
      - It appeareing to this Cort that ROBT: CHOWNINGE stands indebted unto Mr.THOMAS BOWLER in the quantity of five thousand pounds of the best sweete sensed tobacco & ca: the saide ROBT. shall make this pr:sent yere of his owns crop, It is ordered that the sd. CHOWNINGE doe give unto the sd: BOWLER Bond with: sufficient security for the paymt. of the scl, tob: as is before menconed & pay all costs
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      1662-1666 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 197
      Lancaster County Court 20th of October 1662
      Thithables
      ROBT. CHOWNING 6
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      1662-1666 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 236
      Lancaster County Court ( ) of October 1663
      Thithables
      ROBT. CHOWNING 3
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      1662-1666 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 302
      Lancaster County Court ( ) of October 1664
      Thithables
      ROBT. CHOWNING 3
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      1662-1666 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 360
      Lancaster County Court 8th of October 1665
      Thithables
      ROBT. CHOWNING 4?
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      1662-1666 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 374
      Lancaster County Court 11th.of April 1666
      - Certificate accordinge to Acte is granted unto ROBT: CHOWNING for the transportacon of RICH, BOMBRIDGE, DOROTHY JONES, JAMES LYDSEY, FREDOSIA PANE, ANNE SAMPSON, SARAH COOVER, GEO: COLLINS, THOMAS CHOWNING & three Negroes into this Country
      ===
      1662-1666 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 394
      Lancaster County Court 14th of ( ) 1664
      - A probate of the Last Will &Testamt. of Mr, JOSEPH SMITH (deced), is granted unto ELIZ: the now Wife of ROBT. PRICE accordinge to the Will of the sd. (deced,), JOHN VAUSE, HENRY NICHOLLS, ROBERT CHOWNINGE & RICHD: LEWYS are ordered to apprize the Estate & to bee sworne by the next Justice

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      1666-1669 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 15
      Lancaster County Court 14th of November 1666
      - Ordered by this Cort, that the p:sons hereafter menconed bee Surveyours of the Highwayes for the yere ensueing (vizt,) for the Northside, WM: LENNELL & DAN: HARRISON, NICH: GEORGE & ROBT. PRITCHETT, JOHN SANSDAY (?) & NATHANIEL BROWNE, for the Southside NICH: COCKE & THO: WARWICKE, ROBT, CHOWNING & HEN: THACKER, WM: BUTCHER & JO: SMITH, WM: WATSON & JO: GORE, WM: DUDLEY & JOHN NEEDLES, THO: WILLYS & JO: VALISE, It is alsoe further ordered that they doe cleere the Highwayes in
      their sevall lymitts accordinge to Acte by the last of Jan: upon ye penaltie of 1000 lb. of tobaccoe each Surveyour
      ===
      1666-1669 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 52
      Lancaster County Court 23d, of October 1667
      Tithables - SOUTHSIDE
      ROBT. CHOWNING 5
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      1666-1669 Lancaster County Order Book: pg 87
      Lancaster County Court 11th of November 1668
      Tithables - SOUTHSIDE
      ROBT. CHOWNING 5
      ===
      1679-1688 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2 Part I; Antient Press: Page 18a-19)
      THIS INDENTURE made ye Eight day of Febry. 1680 in the Thirtieth year of ye Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles Betwene THO: CHOWNINGS of the County of Middle. Planter of ye one & MARVELL MOSELEY of ye same County Planter Witnesseth that ye said Thos: Chownings for & in consideration of three thousand & seaven hundred pounds of good Merchantable Tobo &Caske to him paid by ye sd Marvel Mosley by these presents doth confirm unto Marvill Mosley his heirs & assignes parts of a Tract of land formerly taken up in Partnershippe betwene my Father Mr. ROBERT CHOWNINGE Deced & Mr. THO: PATTISON decd being in ye aforesd County of of Middlx. to say all ye Plantation or cleare ground wth One hundred acres of woodland ground lying nere ye head of a white oak Swampe & only Southeast of ye sd Swampe to begin att ye sd Plantacon to run along HENRY NICHOLLs line South towards THO: KIDDs land carrying a true course from ye aforesd plantacon untill it meets wth: yt: ye said Thom. Kidds land
      Thomas Chownings
      Recordat (blurred) Anne Chowning
      ===
      1679-1688 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2 Part I; Antient Press: Page 34-35)
      pop. THIS INDENTURE made the Seaventh day of November 1681 Between THOMAS CHEWNING of the County of Middx. Planter & ROBERT CHEWNING of the County of LANCASTR. in Virga. Planter Witnesseth that said Thomas Chewning for sum of Five hundred pounds of good Sound Merchantable Tobacco & Cask in hand
      paid hath granted unto said Robert Chewning a Tract of land containing Three hundred acres being in the aforesd County of Middx. being the residue & remainder part of a Pattent of Four hundred and forty acres of land & Eighty of Four hundred and eighty acres of lands granted by Pattent bearing date the 16th December 1663 unto ROBERT CHEWNING (decd) Ffather to the abovenamed Thomas and Robert Chewning other part of the sd Patten being sold by sd Thomas Chewning unto MARVELL MOSELY of said County of Middx. as by said Writeing Relation being thereunto had „ In presence of EDWARD DOCKER Thos. Chewning
      WILLIAM HANSE
      Recorded in Middx. 5th day of December 1681
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      1688-1694 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2 Part II; Antient Press: Page 692-693)
      Then Surveyed for MARVILL MOSELY One hundred and forty six acres of land in Middlesex County Bounded as followeth (Vitt) Beginning at a Corner hickory and runing East thence North to ye sd Moseley's Plantation to a Stake, thence along ye plantation by markt trees, thence West crossing a branch to a red oake thence North to a white oake, West to a white oake in an old line by ye said plantation. and lastly thence South West to ye place it began being part of Four hundred and fifty acres of land granted to ROBERT CHOWNING by Patent dated ye 16th day of December 1663 and conveyed to ye said Marvin Moseley by THOMAS CHOWNING as by Deed dated the 28th of August 1694
      p. EDWIN THACKER Surveyor
      Att a Court held for ye County of Middlesex the third day of September 1694
      Then personally appears Marville Moseley acknowled himself fully sattisfied with ye within written Survey and ye land therein contained and that ye Bounds then made shall for ever stand between him and ye within named Robert Chowning Also came Robert Chowning into Court and acknowleged himselfe fully sattisfied with the within written Survey and that ye bounds exprest shall for ever stand between him and the said Marvill Moseley
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      1694-1703 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2 Part III; Antient Press: Page 186-192)
      THIS INDENTURE made ye nine & twentieth day of June 1697 between WILLIAM BROOKES & ANN his Wife of the County of Middlesex Planters of one part and ROBERT DANIELL of the County aforesd Planter Wittnesseth that the said William Brooks & Ann his Wife for sume of twenty & five pounds of good lawful) money of England have confirmed unto Robert Daniell his heires forever Seventy five acres of land in Middx. County being parte of a greater tract conteining Three hundred acres of land purchased by THOMAS CORDWELL & by him given his Daughter ANN CORDWELL her heires forever which said Parcell of Seventy five acres being parte of tract aforesd was surveyed by Mr. EDWIN THACKER Nineteenth day of May 1697 & bounded begining at a Corner Spanish oake in ye line of said Robert Daniell & runing thence South to a stake thence North to an ash in ye briery Swamp thence South by an old line of marked trees to ye first mentioned spanish oak the place it begine part of Three hundred acres of land granted to ROBERT CHOWNING by Patent dated the 16th
      June 1662 & by said Robert Chowning conveyed to Thomas Cardwell by deed dated the 8 January 1666
      In presence of us PAUL THILMAN, William Brookes
      TOBIAS MICKLEB Ann Brookes
      Att a Court held for the County of Middlesex the 5th July 1697
      Then appeared William Brookes and acknowledged this Deed of Saile to be his act and deed And Ann Brookes Wife of the within named William Brookes being first privately examined acknowledged the within Deed to be hir act and deed
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee William Brookes & Ann Brookes are bound to Robert Daniel in sum of Fifty pounds of good & lawfull money of England this nine & twentieth day of June 1697
      The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound William Brookes & Ann his Wife shall truely fullfill all things mentioned in the above Indenture that then this Obligation to be voyd or else to be
      In presence of PAUL THILMAN. William • Brookes
      TOBIAS MICKLEBURROUGH Ann Brookes
      Att a Court held for the County of Middlesex the 5th of July 1697
      William Brookes acknowledged ye above bond to be his act and deed Ann Brookes Wife of the abovenamed William being privately examined acknowledged the above bond to be her act & deed
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      1677-1680 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: Page 163a
      Court 13th day of January 1678/9
      THOMAS CHEWNING Sonn unto Mr. ROBERT CHOWNING Will lett out his Plantation (torn)) in case any person hath a Desire to ffarme if they please (torn)) to my Uncle THOMAS CHEWNING howse shalbe ready to make;
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      1680-1686 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: Page 72
      Middlesex County Court 6th of March 1681/82
      Ordered upon ye Petition of Mr. JOHN LINDSEY that Mr. RICHARD ROBINSON Majr. ROBERT BEVERLEY & be discharged from being securaty for ye said LINDSEY for ye Estate of KATHERINE CHOWNEING, one of ye Orphants of Mr. ROBERT CHOWNEING, deced., imediately upon CHRISTOPHER ROBINSONs entering into Bond to be securaty for ye same

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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 237
      ROBERT CHOWNINGE, 250 acs.
      Lancaster Co., last of June 1653, p. 20. Upon the N. W. side of the S. W. branch of Sunderland alias Bumham's Cr., extending from land of Henery Nicholls S. W., from thence N. W. &c. Trans. of 5 pen: 2 Negroes; Jon. Gum, Sent., Jon. Gum, junr., Jon. Pepper; assigned by Geo. Chowninge.
      ===
      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 356
      THOMAS PATTISON, 200 acs. Lancaster Co., on S. side of Rappa. Riv., 2 June 1657, p. 138, (203). Upon the head of a branch of Burnham Cr. Trans. of 4 pers.
      SAME. 400 acs., same county, date & page. N. W. upon land of Robert
      Chowninge. 200 acs. granted unto Thomas Kidd last of Mar. 1653 & assigned unto sd. Pattison & 200 acs. for trans. of 4 pers.*
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 361
      THOMAS PATTESON & ROBERT CHOWNINGE, 580 acs. on S. side of
      Rappa. Riv. between the head of Mr. Burnhams Cr. & Pyancketank Sw. 4 Apr. 1658, p. 154, (225). Trans. of 12 pers.
      ===
      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 364
      ROBERT CHOWNINGE, 200 acs. Lancaster Co., 8 Feb. 1657, p. I68,
      (251). Upon W. S. W. branch of Sunderland Cr. alias Burnham Cr., beg.
      at a small island running along land patented by Henry Nicholas, Ely. down Coplins branch &c. Trans. of 4 pers: John Connoland, Gill Hargessey, Will Sawyer, Math. Parry.
      ===
      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 384
      ROBERT MIDLETON, 250 acs. Lancaster Co., 16 Jan. 1658, p. 248, (348). On the head of Mr. Burnhams Cr. alias Sanderland Cr., beg. at his own line running to corner of Tho. Pattison & Robert Chowninge &c. Trans. of 5 pers: * Note: The rights due by a certificate from Lancaster Ct., 6 Aug. 1653 granted to Wm. Newsam & assigned to sd. Midleton in which the names are omitted. Renewed 15 Dec. 1663 in name of Tho. Kidd
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page432
      THOMAS KIDD, 194 acs. Lancaster Co., 7 Apr. 1664, p. 116, (616). At
      the head of Bumhams alias Sunderland Cr., upon a br. of Peanketanke Sw. called White oake br., beg. on Mattapony upper path, running N.E. &c. to land of Robt. Chowning & Tho. Pattison, thence S. &c. Trans. of 4 pers: Wm. Bennett, Robt. Hooper, Robt. Sansnery, Saml. Peachy.

      === Fra Chowning?
      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 470
      THO. ROBINSON & EDWARD
      LEWIS, 1140 acs., Rappa. Co., 20 Feb. 1662, p. 233, (149). Beg. on a
      long point of land extending itself E. into Totoskey Cr., on N. side of Rappa. Riv. in Farnham Parish. Trans. of 23 pen: Edw. Moulson, Wm. Jarvis, Jno. Sea, Mary Frith, Tho. Warlett, Mary Marlow, Ed. Faulkner, Jane Smart, Ben Broad, Lawrence Fowke, Mary Calvert, Jacob Jenman, Samll. Cranz (?), Wm. Lever, Tho. Power, Sarah Salmon, Tho. Makerland, Emll. Martin, Thomas Truloe, James Falow, Tho. Spann, Fra. Chowning, Wm. Glover.
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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 494
      HENRY NICHOLAS, 580 acs. more or less, S. side of Rappa. Riv. between the head of Mr. Burnhams Cr. & Pyanketanke Sw. 11 Dec. 1663, p. 308, (284). Granted to Tho. Pattison &Robt. Chowning & assigned to sd.Nicholls.
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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 496
      ROBT. CHOWNING, 448 acs. 16 Dec. 1663, p. 316, (301). Beg. at his
      own & land of Tho. Paulson, running E. &c. Part hereof containing 53 acs. granted to sd. Chowning in joynt tenure with Thomas Partisan, & 300 acs. part belonging to sd. Chowning by patent not yet taken out of the records "but entered as I am informed in the yeare 1658 or in the beginning of the year 1659 & 95 acs. for trans. of 2 pers: James Power, Tho. DeIke (or Deske).
      SAME. 550 acs. Lancaster Co., 16 Dec. 1663, p. 317, (302). S. side of
      Rappa. Riv., beg. on a poynt where Burnhams alias Sunderland Cr. devides itself into 2 branches, running up the S.W. br. &c., adj. land of Henry Nicholls, N.W. &c. to cot. tree of Thomas Pattyson, thence N.W. &c. to land of Richard Lewis upon a br. of Copelands Cr. 450 acs. formerly belonging to sd. Chowning by two patents, dated the last day of June 1653 & 8 Feb. 1658 & 100 acs. for trans. of 2 pers: Wm. Jones, Tho. Talley

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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 502
      ROBT. CHOWNING, 300 acs. Lancaster Co., 26 Feb. 1663, p. 332, (332). On the head of Sanderland Cr. alias Barneham Cr., beg. at a Sly. cor. tree of his own & land of Tho. Paddison, running E. along land of Robt. Middleton &c. Renewal of patent dated 21 Jan. 1652.
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      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 311
      WILLIAM KIDD, 420 acs., Middlesex Co; on brs. of Burnham's Cr. &
      White Oake Sw., 21 Oct. 1687, p. 586. Beg. at Mr. Henry Thacker, neer br. of D:aggon Sw., by 3 Springs; to Thomas Pattison, & Robert Chowning; by Mickleburrough's path; to Mr. Jno. Willis; to W. side of the maine Roade. Said land included within bounds of patt. to Robert Middleton, 16 Tan. 1658; granted to Thomas Kidd, his father, 15 Oct. 1663, for 250 acs; 170 acs. being overplus, &c. Trans. of 5 pers: Tho.
      Chowning, Svmon Nusum, Mary Colson, Alice Bornort,

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      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 320
      MR. HENRY NICHOLLS, Junr., 55 acs., Middlesex Co; adj. Mr. Randolph Seger; John Blewford; Mr. Henry Nicholls, Senr; & Mr. Robert Chowning; 23 Apr. 1688, p. 637. Trans. of 2 pars: Rich. Balbie, Jno. Ralph

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      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 291
      MR. THOMAS CHEWNING, 920 acs., Midlesex Co., 20 Apr. 1685, p.
      470. Beg. where Burnham's, als. Sunderland, Cr. devides into 2 brs; up the SW br; to Copeland's Cr; to Thomas Pattison, now John Nash's land; to Richard Lewis; & by Edward Dockers, &c. 240 acs. granted to Henry Nichols, last of June 1653; sold to Georg Johnson, who sold to Robert Chewning; 370 acs. granted said Chewning, 8 Feb. 1658, & renewed 16 Dec. 1663; 370 acs, for trans. of 8 pers.*

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