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View Tree for Thomas OwenThomas Owen (b. Abt. 1673, d. Abt. 1744)

Thomas Owen (son of JohannaJoanJone ???) was born Abt. 1673 in Wales, and died Abt. 1744 in Varina Parish, Henrico, VA. He married Elizabeth Brookes.

 Includes NotesNotes for Thomas Owen:
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This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/mygenes/1/data/1608
The Owen family is of Welch origin, descendants of the ancient Kings of Wales. The OWen Glendowers, of Glendower Owens, were persecuted by their enemies and driven from their estates to the mountain wilds, where they became shepherds; their ancestral home was in Marionethshire, Wales (one of the extreme western counties), the coast of which is washed by Cardigan Bay. It lies not far southwest from the port of Liverpool and its principal town is Barnsmouth.
Thomas was one of three Owen brothers, which came over to the colony of Virginia around 1686 and settled in Henrico County, some 20 miles below where Tichmond now stands. It is not known whether they were related to the Owens who settled in Pennsyvlania or not.
The earliest mention of the family is in the will of Thomas Brookes (see below for Thomas Owen's will info), which is recorded in Henrico County, VA dated 1694 and probated 1695. In it he names his wife, Joanna, and two sons-in-law, Thomas Owen and William Owen. There is no record of John Owen, the middle brother having ever married. It is believed that he went to South Carolina or Georgia. Contact was lost by Thomas and William Owen.
Thomas was the first of the family on record in VA. He & Elizabeth lived, raised a family, and died in Henrico Co., VA. Whie there is no details concerning their lives it is safe to say that this couple must have been good.
Thomas made his mark, sometimes as 'TO' and other times as 'OT'. On 12 July
1704 Seath French (Rench-Wrench) acknowledged that Thomas purchased for him 20 pounds sterling 100 acres on 'Townowis' Round on Chichahomaney Swamp. Two days later (14 July 1704) thomas was one of the witnesses to the will of Seath French. The deed and will both were recorded on 2 Oct 1704.
On 7 Mar 1731, he received a patent for 400 acres on the north side of the
James River adjoining Robert Moseby and Robert Adams. Four years later, on 30
May 1735, he sold 350 acres to Isaac Winston for 35 pounds current money of
Virginia. On 2 July 1735, his wife released her dower right but her name has
been destroyed by damage to the page.
On 17 Sept 1734, Thomas purchased 150 acres in Goochland County on the north
side of the James River on Broad Branch from John Sorrell & wife, Mary for 150
bushels of wheat. On 21 July 1737, he purchased 40 acres from Charles Johnson & wife Elizabeth, paying 2.18 pounds current money of Virginia. Then on 17 Sept
1737, Thomas and his wife, Elizabeth, sold all 190 acres of Goochland County
land to John Simkins for 35 pounds.
He made his will on 13 Oct 1741 and it was recorded in May 1744. He gave his
wife, Elizabeth the use of the Negroes and part of the land and then everything
to his son, Thomas. His sons, John and William were given one shilling each.
Martha Robards was to have her life on the land and other items. After his
wife's death, he gave a Negro girl to Ralph and Priscilla Fuqua for life and
then to their son, John, if he lived to 21; otherwise the Negro girl was to go
to their daughter, Elizabeth. His grandson, William Britton, son of William
Britton, Sr. was to receive one Negro girl (named Lucy) at age 18 but if he
died then his sisters, Elizabeth and Mary were to receive the slave. Priscilla
and Martha, named in the will were not designated as daughters.

Sources:
Irene Owen Cook; Rt. 2 Box 209N; Longview, TX 75605
THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST; Jan-Mar 1979; Vol. 23, #1-Page 165
LAUDERDALE COUNTY FROM EARLIEST TIMES; edited by Kate Johnston Peters; pages 179-190[mygenes-1-1608.ged]
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This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/mygenes/1/data/1608
The Owen family is of Welch origin, descendants of the ancient Kings of Wales. The OWen Glendowers, of Glendower Owens, were persecuted by their enemies and driven from their estates to the mountain wilds, where they became shepherds; their ancestral home was in Marionethshire, Wales (one of the extreme western counties), the coast of which is washed by Cardigan Bay. It lies not far southwest from the port of Liverpool and its principal town is Barnsmouth.
Thomas was one of three Owen brothers, which came over to the colony of Virginia around 1686 and settled in Henrico County, some 20 miles below where Tichmond now stands. It is not known whether they were related to the Owens who settled in Pennsyvlania or not.
The earliest mention of the family is in the will of Thomas Brookes (see below for Thomas Owen's will info), which is recorded in Henrico County, VA dated 1694 and probated 1695. In it he names his wife, Joanna, and two sons-in-law, Thomas Owen and William Owen. There is no record of John Owen, the middle brother having ever married. It is believed that he went to South Carolina or Georgia. Contact was lost by Thomas and William Owen.
Thomas was the first of the family on record in VA. He & Elizabeth lived, raised a family, and died in Henrico Co., VA. Whie there is no details concerning their lives it is safe to say that this couple must have been good.
Thomas made his mark, sometimes as 'TO' and other times as 'OT'. On 12 July
1704 Seath French (Rench-Wrench) acknowledged that Thomas purchased for him 20 pounds sterling 100 acres on 'Townowis' Round on Chichahomaney Swamp. Two days later (14 July 1704) thomas was one of the witnesses to the will of Seath French. The deed and will both were recorded on 2 Oct 1704.
On 7 Mar 1731, he received a patent for 400 acres on the north side of the
James River adjoining Robert Moseby and Robert Adams. Four years later, on 30
May 1735, he sold 350 acres to Isaac Winston for 35 pounds current money of
Virginia. On 2 July 1735, his wife released her dower right but her name has
been destroyed by damage to the page.
On 17 Sept 1734, Thomas purchased 150 acres in Goochland County on the north
side of the James River on Broad Branch from John Sorrell & wife, Mary for 150
bushels of wheat. On 21 July 1737, he purchased 40 acres from Charles Johnson & wife Elizabeth, paying 2.18 pounds current money of Virginia. Then on 17 Sept
1737, Thomas and his wife, Elizabeth, sold all 190 acres of Goochland County
land to John Simkins for 35 pounds.
He made his will on 13 Oct 1741 and it was recorded in May 1744. He gave his
wife, Elizabeth the use of the Negroes and part of the land and then everything
to his son, Thomas. His sons, John and William were given one shilling each.
Martha Robards was to have her life on the land and other items. After his
wife's death, he gave a Negro girl to Ralph and Priscilla Fuqua for life and
then to their son, John, if he lived to 21; otherwise the Negro girl was to go
to their daughter, Elizabeth. His grandson, William Britton, son of William
Britton, Sr. was to receive one Negro girl (named Lucy) at age 18 but if he
died then his sisters, Elizabeth and Mary were to receive the slave. Priscilla
and Martha, named in the will were not designated as daughters.

Sources:
Irene Owen Cook; Rt. 2 Box 209N; Longview, TX 75605
THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST; Jan-Mar 1979; Vol. 23, #1-Page 165
LAUDERDALE COUNTY FROM EARLIEST TIMES; edited by Kate Johnston Peters; pages 179-190[mygenes-1-1608.ged]

More About Thomas Owen:
Estate/Will: May 1744, Will Probated-Henrico Co., VA.
Occupation: Colonial Tobacco Planter.

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Thomas Owen and Elizabeth Brookes:
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Children of Thomas Owen and Elizabeth Brookes are:
  1. Priscilla Owen.
  2. William Owen, b. 1690, VA.
  3. John Owen, b. Abt. 1695, Henrico Co., VA, d. Abt. 1804, Henrico Co., VA.
  4. Mary Owen, b. Abt. 1700.
  5. +Thomas Owen, Jr., b. 1697, Henrico, VA, d., Henrico, VA.
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