Common Ancestor Goines
FNU LNU
Mihill Gowen
(Abt 1630-1708)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Prossa

2. FNU LNU

Mihill Gowen 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1630, , , , West Africa 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Prossa 1
  • Marriage (2): FNU LNU 1
  • Died: 24 Nov 1708, , , Virginia, USA about age 78 1

bullet   Other names for Mihill were Michael Gowen 2 and Guynes.2

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bullet  General Notes:

According to The Gowen Research Foundation (GRF) data at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms001.htm, Mihil Gowen's birth date/place is not certain (perhaps 1630, in Portugese Angola). Also, the only documented child of Mihil is William.

"Paul Heinegg, writing in "Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia" suggests that "John Geaween" was the father of Mihil Gowen." While Heinegg may be correct, I have not seen a source to support the relationship.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Emancipation, 25 Oct 1657, , York, Virginia, USA. 1 Mihil Gowen, a slave of Christopher Stafford of York County, Virginia, was given his freedom September 16, 1657 in two declarations made by Anne Barnhouse, sister of Stafford. The declarations, recorded in "York County, Virginia Wills, Deeds and Orders, 1657-1659," made after the death of Stafford and after Mihil Gowen had served an additional four years with Robert Stafford, read:
"I, Anne Barnhouse of Martin Hundred, widow, have given Mihil Gowen, Negro, at this time servant to Robert Stafford, a male child born 25 August 1655 of the body of my Negro, Prossa, being baptized by Mr. Edward Johnson 25 September 1655 and named William, and I bind myself never to trouble Mihil Gowen or his son, William or demand any service of them. 16 September 1657."
"Mihil Gowen, Negro, of late serving my brother Xtopher Stafford, dcsd, by his last will & testament, had his freedom given him after the expiration of 4 years service to my uncle, Robert Stafford. I, Anne Barnhouse do absolve, quit and discharge the said Mihil Gowen from my service 25 October 1657.
A. B. [The mark of Anne Barnhouse
Witnesses: Arthur Dickenson Joseph Albrighton"
Source: York County Deeds, Orders, and Wills (3) 16, 26 January 1657/8.



Land: grant 30-40 acres, 8 Feb 1667/68, , James City County, Virginia, USA. 5 URL (Click on link) [ http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/LO-1/006/006_0212.tif ]
Author Link Gowres, Mihell. grantee. [Mihil Gowen]
Title LinkLand grant 8 February 1668.
Summary Location: James City County.
Description: 30 or 40 acres. Formerly belonging to John Turner, decd. and by him purchased of Captn. Richard Barnhouse and lately found to escheat.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 208 (Reel 6).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Subject - Personal Link Gowres, Mihell. grantee.
Link Barnhouse, Richard, Capt. [widow emancipate Mihil 1657]
Link Turner, John,
Subject - Topical LinkLand titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- James City County
Subject -Geographic LinkJames City County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- James City County.
Added Entry LinkVirginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

System Number 000759694



Land: escheat, 2 Jan 1717/18, , James City County, Virginia, USA. 6 7 "[James City County] Patents Issued During the Regal Government" [Book 10, page 415]
"Robert Hubbard. Jany 2, 1718. 37 acres. Escheat land,
from Mihil Goen. Beg.g at a corner between Mihil
Goen, Robert Hubbard & Francis Moreland."

URL (Click on link) [ http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/LO-1/010-1/010_0433.tif ]
Author LinkHubbard, Robert. grantee.
Title LinkLand grant 2 January 1718.
Summary Location: James City County.
Description: 37 acres escheat land. From Mihil Goen. Beg.g at a corner between Mihil Goen, Robert Hubbard and Francis Moreland.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 10, 1710-1719, p. 415 (Reel 10).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Related See also the following surname(s): Hubard, Huberd.
Subject - Personal LinkHubbard, Robert. grantee.
LinkGoen, Mihil.
LinkMoreland, Francis.
Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- James City County.
Subject -Geographic LinkJames City County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- James City County.
Added Entry LinkVirginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

System Number 000773190

y-DNA Results: Haplogroup E1b1a, Abt 2010. 8 Goins DNA Project - 67 marker y-DNA test Kit #201264 is related to 5 other kit #s on the project with genetic distance of 5 or less
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized This event was shared from Claude Otis Wilson who also shared it with Alexander Gowen, Sr. (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Ebenezer Jahue Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), John Geaween (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), John Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), John Gowan, Jr (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Meredith Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Roy Lee Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Thomas Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Thomas Isaac Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), William Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), and William Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee).

y-DNA Results: Haplogroup E1b1a, Abt 2010. 9 Goins DNA Project - 67 marker y-DNA test Kit #253129
related to 5 other kit #s on the project with genetic distance of 5 or less
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized This event was shared from Thomas Craig Goins who also shared it with Alexander Gowen, Sr. (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Alexander Gowin, Jr. (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Edward Edmond Goins (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), James Durham Goines (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), John Geaween (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Julius Ceasar Goines (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Thomas Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Thomas Straley Goins (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), William Goins (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), William Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), and William Mckinley Goines (Ancestor of y-DNA testee).


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Mihill married Prossa.1


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Mihill next married FNU LNU.1


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Sources


1 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, "Gowen Research Foundation," database, Gowen Research Foundation(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 11 Jun 2014), Mihil Gowens; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms001.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 0.

2 Thomas D. Goins, "Which Goins Am I?," June 10, 2013 (http://wardogkarma.blogspot.com/ : accessed 17 May 2014). Surety: 4.

3 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, "Gowen Research Foundation," database, Gowen Research Foundation(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 11 Jun 2014), Mihil Gowens; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms001.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 0; "Paul Heinegg, writing in "Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia" suggests that "John Geaween" was the father of Mihil Gowen."

4 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, "Gowen Research Foundation," database, Gowen Research Foundation(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 11 Jun 2014), Mihil Gowens; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms001.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 0; In data regarding the Gowens some are identified as having Portuguese ancestors or Portuguese Angolan ancestors. The area of west Africa known as Angola was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century for about 400 years. Persons born in that area could rightly be called Portuguese.

5 Virginia State Land Office, "Land Office Grants" (Source: Land Office Grants No. 63, 1812-1813, p. 132 (Reel 129). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Basic search url: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30), Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 208 (Reel 6). image at: - http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/LO-1/006/006_0212.tif. Repository: VA, Library of Virginia - Land Office Grants, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000. Surety: 3.

6 Ancestry.com, "Virginia Land Records," database and images, Virginia Land Records(http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48438 : accessed 10 Jul 2014); Mihil Goen; page 256, image 269. Surety: 3.

7 Virginia State Land Office, "Land Office Grants" (Source: Land Office Grants No. 63, 1812-1813, p. 132 (Reel 129). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Basic search url: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30), Land Office Patents No. 10, 1710-1719, p. 415 (Reel 10). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/LO-1/010-1/010_0433.tif. Repository: VA, Library of Virginia - Land Office Grants, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000. Surety: 3.

8 Family Tree DNA, "Goins DNA Project Kit #201264" database, Family Tree DNA(https://www.familytreedna.com/?c=1 : accessed 18 Jun 2014), https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized. Surety: 4.

9 Family Tree DNA, "Goins DNA Project Kit #253129" database, Family Tree DNA(https://www.familytreedna.com/?c=1 : accessed 18 Jun 2014), https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized. Surety: 4.


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