"Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of Lewis Green & Associated Families, Volume 6", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 2005

William Gower  

This Indenture made this nineteenth day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen, between William Gower  f Southwarke Parrish in Surry County of the one part and Lewis Green  of the Parrish of Bristol in the County of Prince Geo of the other part.  Witnesseth that he said William Gower  for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings sterling to him in hand paid by the said Lewis Gree , the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himselfe therewith fully satisfied, and also for divers other good causes and considerations him thereunto moving, hath devised granted bargained leased and to form letters and by these presents doth devise grant bargain and to form letters unto that said Lewis Green  and to his heirs and assigns, all that messuage, plantation, dividend and parcel of land situate lying and being upon the East side of the Citty Creek in the Parrish of Bristol in the County of Prince George containing by estimation Seventy Acres is bounded as followeth viz Beginning on the East side the said Creek up the line of Thomas Nunley , thence Easterly along the said Nunley Line to the Line of Lewis Green, thence southerly along the said Greenís line to the line of Thomas Lewis , thence westerly along the said Thomas Lewisís line to the said Creek, thence down the said Creek to the place where it began at including the said Seventy Acres, be there more or less, together with all houses messuages tenements and all other the appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or appertaining.  To have and to hold the said devised premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Lewis Green  his heirs executors and administrators from the day of the date hereof for and during the term of one whole year fully to be completed and ended yielding and paying for the same upon the last day of December next one ear of Indian corn if the same shall be demanded unto the said William Gower  his heirs executors and administrators to the intent and purpose that by virture of these presents and of the statute of transferring uses into possession the said Lewis Green  may be in actual and peaceable possession of the premises before, granted, and may he thereby the better enabled to accept of a grant or conveyence of the revertion and inheritance of the same to Him and his heirs forever.  In witness whereof the said William Gower  hath hereonto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written.


                                                            /s/ William Gower  

                                                            sealed with a wafer

Mr. Gower

1.       William Gower  , d. 1692[i]
Abel Gower

Abel Gower

2.  Abel Gower , d. 25 Dec 1688/89; m. Jane Hatcher , daughter of Edward Hatcher , b. 1640; ca. Oct 1699.

Abel Gower , of Henrico Co., was Justice from 1677 until his death.

Member of the House of Burgesses in 1679, &. Sheriff in 1681.

From the Valentine Papers, Vol III , p. 1375:  On 1 Aug 1687 there is an entry related to Richard Bland , (?son of John Bland  & Sarah Green , daughter of Giles Green ) Witnessed by:  Richard Cocke Sr.  and Abel Gower  (d. 1688, m. Jane Hatcher ).

Will of Jane Hatcher  Gower , Oct 1699

            Grandson:  William Cox  and daughter Mary Cox
Granddaughters:  Obedience Turpin ; Priscilla Wilkinson
Grandson:  William Farrar
            Granddaughter: Mary Womack  & Priscilla Farrar
            Grandchild:  John Spike , William Womack  [son of William  & Martha Gower? Womack , b. 10 Sept 1723?], Abell  & William Farrar , Judith Womack
            Sister:  (unknown) Hatcher .

[i] VA Colonial Abstracts, Vo. 12, Fleet