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|Posted by: Stan McCown||Date: February 18, 2001 at 15:09:38|
|In Reply to: Re: FRANCIS /MALCOLM MCCOWN AUGUSTA CO, VA by Stan McCown||of 724|
Unfortunately I do not know anything about Agnes other than her name. The names of the children of John and Agnes come from his will in 1783. I don’t know if it would have made much difference if the Gilmore had been kin or not in those days. I would assume the local colonists would have been wanting revenge in any case. Leonard
Property19 Apr 1746Augusta Co.,
VA``19th April, 1746. Francis McCowen (mark), farmer, to Wm.
Bell, farmer, ï¿½55 current money Virginia; 196-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor;
Seth Poag's line; John Lewis' line. Witnesses, Jno. Buchanan, Joseph
Culton, Silas Hart, James Trimble. Acknowledged, 18th June, 1746.
Francis (his mark) McCown.
Commission to John Anderson, Andrew Pickens, and Richard
Woods to take deposition of Margaret, wife of Francis McCown.
Francis McCune's wife Margaret releases her dower 18th
June, 1746.''On Sep 19, 2013, at 10:37 PM, Chris McCown wrote:
grasping at more straws there was a John McCowan at the famous battle of Londonderry.
so, grasping at Internet straws ... guess there could be a link to Londonderry ...
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This we have a reference for on Francis. HOWEVER, I wonder about the wife’s name. When I wrote several years ago to Orange Co., VA, the particular order book had been recopied and the original destroyed. I have always wondered if perhaps her name had been abbreviated to Magt., or Margt., and the one copying changed it.
"At a Court held for Orange County [Virginia] on Thursday the 24th day of July, 1740 . . . Francis McCowin came into Court and Made oath that he imported himself Mary his Wife Mackham & Elizabeth McCowin from Ireland to philadelphia & from thence into this Colony at his own charge & that this is the first time of his proving his & their right in order to obtain Land wch is ordered to be certified." [Orange Co., Va. Order Books 2:207]