Notebook:Information on Margaret Cowan et alia, c1734

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Document:Will of William Magill, Augusta, VA. 1749

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The following information was transferred from the Margaret Cowan article, August 2010. Sourceing is incomplete. It is supposedly taken from "History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1883" Which is presumably Source:Ellis and Evans, 1883, but the referenced data was not found in that work in a check of the Internet Archives version of this work

Timeline of William MaGill/McGill, Sr., Margaret Gass and John Gass

  • 10 Mar. 1730 History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1883:
  • James Cunningham was one of the pioneers who settled near Donegal meeting-house in 1723. He took up several hundred acres of land adjoining the glebe land on the north. On the 10th day of March, 1730, he sold to John Gass, whose executors, in 1736, sold to William McClelland and Michael McCleery, who, in 1739, sold to James Kerr, who sold to Andrew Kerr, William Wilson, and William Kerr.
  • 25 Feb. 1734 Blunston Licenses 1733/34, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - John Gass, 250 acres. No Survey returned. On the South side of the Conedogwainet about three miles above the Mouth of Letort Spring.
  • 25 Feb. 1734 Blunston Licenses 1733/34, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - March 2nd, for the use of Minister, 300 acres. No Survey returned. Between the tracts of John Gass and John Davis.
  • 11 Mar. 1734 Blunston Licenses 1733/34, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - John Gass, 150 acres, Assigned to Wm. Miller. No survey returned. On the North side of the Conedogwainet to be bounded to the Westwd with John Garner.
Will of John Gass:
28 June 1734 Will Book A, Vol. 1, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, pa
I am sick in body but sound in memory and judgment blessed be almighty God for it I make this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me. I bequeath my sole to the great God who gave it to me and my body to be decently buried in the church yard of Donegal as my exs. some site allow. I leave my dear wife two child's parts of the whole after my just and lawful debts is paid: also if she marries in eight to ten years she is to leave the plantation to my sons: also my children are not to receive their part for four years after due. Also I leave my dear wife and Benjamin Gass executors and William Brayns and Sam Smith or Peter Rod tutors to my whole family. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Use: and dated this 28 day of June 1734. Memorandum before signing that it is only the three oldest of my children that are to want their part for four years after it is due. Archibald Woods, William Wallace, Sa(m) Smith, William Bryan
Jon. Gass (Seal)
26 Apr 1738


  • 353,395,423 Warrant Register, No. 68, Vol. 11, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, p. 73 - Margaret Gass, widow of John Gass lived "opposite to Henry Gass" in Pennsboro Township, Lancaster County, PA. Jno Gass's widow, 200 acres
  • 11 February 1745 Augusta County, Virginia Order Book No. 1, page 8 - Wm. Smith and Ro. Gay--Overseers Road from David Davis Mill to top mountain above Wm. King's. Daniel Holdman and Saml. Wilkins--same from Benj. Allen's mill to North River. Wm. Magill and Thos. Stinson--same from North River to John Anderson's.
  • 12 Aug. 1745 Land Entry Book, Augusta County, Virginia - Robert Foyle, North River of Shenando, between McGill's and Wilkins'.
  • 1746 - 1747 Fee Books of Augusta, page 110 - page 5, Alexander Thompson, son to William, (August, 1746), swearing to Military Commission; page 13, Joseph Carroll, in Pennsylvania, (February), vs. Burden; page 22, Widow Fulsher, in Orange; page 31, John Smith, Jr., in Orange, vs. Price, (March); page 36, James Camell, son of Gilbert Camell, (June), vs. Sayers; page 46, David Kingkade, in Albemarle; page 65, Doctor Henry Galesby, "Quack," (May), Petition, vs.Young; page 75, James Rutledge, in Frederick; page 80, Martha Arthur by Thomas Williams, her guardian; page 91, John Lidderdale, Merchant, (August), vs. Borden; page 93, Robert Young, white, McMahon's deed to, (August); page 94, James Armstrong, Black, (August), vs. Black; page 95, Mary Cunningham, alias Mitchell, (August), administratrix of ye husband's estate and Breckinridge's deeds to you; page 97, Christian Zimmerman, in Orange; page 103, Andrew Barclay, Merchant, (August, September, November); page 106, John Walker, South Branch; page 110, Charles Campbell, near McGill's, Anderson's deed to you; page 110, James Scot, South Branch; page 113, George Johnston, in Frederick; page 113, John Steven, in Philadelphia; page 116, John Carlile, in Prince William; page 121, Andrew McCool, "The Priest", (September), vs. Stewart; page 123, John Patton, Sr., (November), Green's deeds to you; page 123, John Patton, Jr., (November), Green's deeds to you; page 124, John Smith, on South Branch, (November) Green's deeds to you; page 127, Benj. Hensley, in Louisa, (November), Entering order to Certifiy &c.; page 82, James Armstrong, white, (August), vs. Lewis.
  • 20 Nov. 1746 Augusta County, Virginia Order Book No. I, page 133 - Hugh Thompson and Thos. Stinson appd. overseers from Wm. Thompson's to the Meeting House. Wm. McGill appointed Constable.
  • 03 Sept. 1747 Augusta Parish Vestry Records, page 4 - Processioners appointed, viz: Capt. James Campbell and Erwin Patterson, on waters of Roanoke; John Sloane and Hugh Caruthers, on South Side of South Branch of James River joining Roan Oke; Joseph Long and Richard Woods, in Forks of James River; Alex. McClure and Robert Huston, from North Branch of James River to Andrew Baxter's, thence on a straight line to John Hayse's Mill, joining the North Mountain; Francis McCown and John Montgomery, from Andrew Baxter's on a straight line to John Hayse's Mill, joining the North Mountain to the Upper line of Beverley Manor; John Mitchell and James Fulton, from Upper line of Beverley Manor opposite to Robert Ramsey's as low as the Sugar Loaf, thence on a line to William Long's; Wm. McFeeters and Patrick Martin, from upper line of Beverley Manor, near Robert Campbell's, to the Buffalow Gap, from thence to William Ledgerwood's by the Sugar Loaf; Robert Christian and James Caldwell, from William Ledgerwood's in a line as low as John Madison's, thence to Samuel Davis's, near the South Mountain; John Linn and Robert Young, from Buffalow Gap as low as John Madison's, from thence as high as Ledgerwood's; James Hogshead and John Moffett, from Buffalow Gap to Walter Trimble's, from thence to Alex. Blair's, thence to John Finla's; Thomas Stevenson and David Edmonston, from Alex. Blair's to Capt. Samuel Gay's; Edward Erwin's and Wm. McGill, from Alex. Blair's to Samuel Wilkin's, thence to Henry Smith's; Wm. Thompson and Samuel Givens, from Samuel Wilkins to Capt. Henry Downs's, Jr.; Robert Craven and Thomas Harrison, from Samuel Wilkins' to the lower end of the Great Plain to Fairfax's line, thence with the said line to the South Mountain; Daniel Haldman and John Riddle, from Fairfax's line to the Narrows and across to the North Mountain; Mathias Selzer and Abraham Shickler, from Fairfax's line to the extent of the County between the two mountains; Daniel Harrison and Morgan Bryan, from Samuel Wilkins' to the Great Plain to Lord Fairfax's line, thence with the said line to Henry Smith's; John Denton and Abraham Collet, from the Narrows to the extent of the County from mountain to mountain; Wm. McCutchen and James Carlile, Sr., on Little River of Calf Pasture, and the Great River below Dunlap's Gap; Thomas Weams and John Graham, from Dunlap's Gap, including all the waters of Great Calfpasture.


  • 22 May 1751 Original Petitions and Papers Filed in the County Court - Valuation of Samuel Porter's improvements on Buffalo Creek, 22d May, 1751. Petition for road from John Davis's Mill to Woods's Gap, or to the road now clearing over the mountain near said Gap: Andrew Erwin, Robert Fowler, Edward Erwin, Francis Ervin, Charles Campbell, Michael Dickey, Hugh Diver, John Davies, John Francis, Andrew McCombe, John Magill, Hugh Campbell, Robert Carskadan, William Frame, Robert Campbell, Robert Brown, Charles Diver, Daniel Smith, William Alexander, James Patterson, William Magill, John Erwine, Edward Erwine, Benjamin Erwin, William Brown, Henry Smith, David McCammis, James Anderson, Robert Gamble, Francis Brown, Gabriel Pickens
  • 28 May 1751 Order Book No. 2, page 574 - Road ordered from John Davis's mill to Wood's New Cleared Gap, and John King, with Andrew Erwin, John McGill, Wm. McGill, Robert Fowler, Hugh Campbell, John Erwin, Edward Erwin, Robert Carscaden, Francis Erwin, Edward Erwin, Wm. Frame, Benj. Erwin, Charles Campbell, Robert Campbell, Wm. Brown, Michael Dickey, Robert Brown. Henry Smith, Hugh Diver, Charles Diver, David McCummins, John Davis, Danl. Smith, James Anderson, John Francis, Wm. Alexander, Robert Gamble, Andrew Combe, James Patterson, Francis Brown, Gabriel Pickens, keep it in repair.
  • 31 May 1751 Augusta County, Virginia Order Book No. 2, page 597 - Margaret, relict of Wm. McGill
  • 15 Nov. 1758 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book No. 2, page 280 - Accounts against estate of William Magill paid by Hugh Campbell and Robt. Cravens. Legacies paid, viz: To James, John, William, Margaret McGill, Hugh Campbell, John Jones, Robert Dickson, John Berry, Ro. Fouller (to each of these £9, 1 shilling, 6 pence).
  • 1804 Circuit Court Causes Ended - Hansbarger vs. Fowler--O. S. 186; N. S. 66 - Bond by Robert and Wm. Fowler of Rockingham County to Anne Fowler, their mother, and Easter, their sister, dated 17th April, 1782. Letter dated Holstein River, Hawken County, 21st March, 1788, signed Edward and Mary Erwin, addressed to William Fowler, Rockingham County, Va. Cousin William mentions aunt Ann and cousin Esther. William Fowler was appointed executor of Robert Fowler of Noluchudkie settlement before 1787. Ann Fowler was only child of Robert. Deed 20th November, 1778, by Robert Fowler, Sr., and Anne of Rockingham County to his son, William Fowler, 147 acres on No. River, Shenando, part of 400 acres patented to Robert, 12th January, 1746. Recorded in Rockingham, 22d March, 1779. Answer by Agnes Brooks. Her late husband, Robert Fowler, in Knox County, Tenn., 1804; also by Ann Fleming, Moses Brooks. Saml. Fleming, same time and place. Robert Fowler, Jr., moved to Tennessee in April, 1784, where he married Agness Gamble and died testate in fall of 1784. His widow married Moses Brooks. His daughter, Anne, married Samuel Fleming. Patent by Dunwiddie to Robert Fowler, 1755, for 50 acres in Augusta on No. River, Shenando. Corner Hugh Campbell. Corner Charles Campbell. Corner Wm. Magill. Corner land Fowler now lives on. Patent by Gooch to Robert Fowler, 1746, 400 acres in Augusta on No. River, Shenando. Will of Robert Fowler dated 22d September, 1784. Wife, Agness; mother, Ann; his child; legatee, Easter Fowler. Recorded in Washington County, No. Ca., 1st May, 1787. Will of Robert Fowler dated 11th September, 1777, of Augusta County. Eldest son, James; wife, Anne; sons, William; youngest son, Robert; daughters, Jean and Elizabeth and Esther.
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