Godfrey Fowler[1]

Male Abt 1670 - Bef 1747  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Godfrey Fowler  [2
    Born Abt 1670  , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number Peden01 
    Will 29 Jun 1743  , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Bef May 1747  , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1683  Peden1
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2013 

    Father John William Fowler,   b. 1638, Marlborough, , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1683, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mary M. Archer,   b. Abt 1640, , , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1660  , , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F657  Group Sheet

    Family Susannah Archer,   b. Abt 1674, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1747, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1695  , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Fowler,   b. Abt 1696, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, , Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
     2. Martha Fowler,   b. 1696, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1747, , Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. Thomas Fowler,   b. Abt 1699, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +4. Mark Fowler,   b. 1703, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, , Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +5. Godfrey Fowler, Jr.,   b. Abt 1710, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770, , Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     6. Joseph Fowler,   b. 1715, Petersburg, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1786, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Ann Hill Fowler,   b. Abt 1723, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F656  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] BOOK: FOWLER Family History, Mabel Gaye Phillips and Waldo E. Fowler, compilers, (Ozark, Missouri: Yates Publishing Company, 1983).

    2. [S942] BOOK: The House Of Fowler, Grover Parsons Fowler, (Hickory, North Carolina: Hickory Printing Company, 1940).

    3. [S942] BOOK: The House Of Fowler, Grover Parsons Fowler, (Hickory, North Carolina: Hickory Printing Company, 1940), Page 38 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1108] WILL: Fowler, Godfrey, (Henrico County, VA: 29 Jun 1743) (Reliability: 3).
      In the name of God, Amen! I, Gidfrey Fowler of Henrico County, Va., being of perfect health and sound memory-thanks be to Dod!--but knowing the uncertainty of this life, do make, constiture, and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following: First, I desire that my son John Fowler may have the whole use and benefit and advantage of the plantation on which he now lives, with all the land on the nirth side of the Spring Branch, during his natural life, or his abode upon the said plantation. After his death or removal I give and bequeth the aforesaid plantation and tract of land to my grandson Godfrey Fowler son of Mark Fowler (i.e., the second Mark) to his heirs forever.
      Then I give my son Godfrey fowler" (i.e., the second Godfrey, know as the Quaker) "the plantation and tract of land whereon he now lives, lying on the south side of the aforesaid Spring Branch, crossing Cattail Creek to William Dunnifants Spring Branch, thence keeping the branch to the line, to him and his heirs forever.
      Then I desire that my daughter (in law) Phebe, widow of my deceased son Thomas Fowler, may have the whole use and benefit and advantage of the tract of land and Plantation whereon my deceased son dwelt containing two hundred acres, the same more or lsess, as ti is already laid off by Mark't Trees &c during her natural life or widowhood and after her death or marriage I give the aforesaid Plantation and Tract of Land to my two Grandsons William and Josaih Fowler, sons of my aforesaid son Thomas Fowler, to them and their heirs forever, to be equally divided between them.
      Then I give and bequeath to my son Mark Fowler the Tract of Land and Plantation on which he now lives containing 200 acres as is now laid off by Mark't Trees &c to hime and his heirs forever.
      Then I give and bequeath unto Thomas Ellis the Plantation and Tract of Land wheron he lately dwelt containing 200 acres more or less as laid off by Mark't &c to him and his heirs forever, it being the Tract of Land wch he bought of my son Joseph Fowler the right not yet conveyed.
      Then I give and bequeath unto John Smith 100 acres of land be the same more or less Joining upon land which I have given to Thomas Ellis to him and his heirs forever, he having fully satisfied me for the said land and the right not conveyed before.
      Then I give my son Joseph fowler One Shilling Sterlin.
      Then I give my Daughter Anne Hill one Sealskin Trunk.
      Then I give my Daughter Martha Vadin one leather Chair which she has now in her possession.
      I desire that my Estate may not be appraised. All of the rest of my Estate of (what) nature or kind soever I give unto my Son Godfrey Fowler, and I do constitute and appoint him my said Son Godfrey Fowler my whole and Sole Executor of my last will and Testament ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 29th day of June, 1743.
      (Signed) " Godfrey Fowler

      Signed, Sealed, Published, and Declared by the sd Godfrey Fowler to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us... John Parkenson, Henry Dance, and Allick Moore.

      At court held in Henrico County the first Monday in May, 1747, this will was presented by the Ex'r and upon his Solemn affirmantion (he being a Quaker) and proved by John Parkenson and Henry Dance, two of the witnesses thereto, was admitted to record. Test: Bowler Cocke, C.C.