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Gustavus Brown / Frances Fowke

Husband: Gustavus Brown
Born: 20 Apr 1689[520] at: Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Married: 1710at: Nanjemy, Maryland, USA
Died: 12 May 1762at: Rich Hill, Charles, Maryland, United States
Father: Richard Brown
Mother: Jane (Jean) Mitchelson
Notes: [521]
Sources: [520] [522]
Wife: Frances Fowke
Born: 2 Feb 1691at: Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA
Died: 8 Nov 1744at: Dipple, Stafford, Virginia, USA
Father: Gerard (Gerrard) Fowke
Mother: Sarah Burdette
Sources: [6543]
Children
Name: Gustavus Brown [9281]
Born: 7 Dec 1711at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Died: 8 Sep 1712at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Spouses:

Name: Frances Brown [9301]
Born: 29 Jul 1713at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 1770at: Stafford, Stafford, Virginia, USA
Spouses: John Moncure

Name: Sarah Brown [9280]
Born: 29 Aug 1715at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 1784at: Dipple, Virginia, USA
Spouses: James Scott

Name: Mary Brown [9302]
Born: 8 Dec 1717at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 1801at:
Spouses: Matthew Hopkins , Henry Threlkheld

Name: Christian Brown [9303]
Born: 29 Aug 1720at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 17 Sep 1742at:
Spouses: John Graham

Name: Gustavus Brown [9304]
Born: 5 Sep 1722at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Died: 13 Sep 1722at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Spouses:

Name: Elizabeth Brown [9305]
Born: 5 Oct 1723at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: at: Ellerslie, King George Co., Virginia, USA
Spouses: Michael Wallace

Name: Richard Brown [9306]
Born: 2 Dec 1725at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Helen Bailey , (Black) Key , (Smoot) Hawkins

Name: Gustavus Richard Brown [9307]
Born: 30 May 1727at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Died: 9 Jun 1727at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Spouses:

Name: Jane Brown [9308]
Born: 1 Jun 1728at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 1784at:
Spouses: Isaac Campbell

Name: Cecelia Brown [6547]
Born: 1731at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 1792at: St. Mary's Co., Maryland, USA
Spouses: John Key , Thomas Bond

Name: Ann Brown [95] [96]
Born: 1732at: Charles, Maryland, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 6 Sep 1800at: Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, USA
Spouses: Samuel Clagett Sr. , Robert Horner , Samuel Hanson


Pedigree Chart for: Gustavus Brown

      /--David  Brown 
   /--Richard  Brown 
   |  \--
/--Richard  Brown 
|  |  /--George  Middelton 
|  \--
|     \--
|--Gustavus  Brown 
|     /--
|  /--George  Mitchelson 
|  |  \--
\--Jane (Jean)  Mitchelson 
   |  /--
   \--Isabel  Elphinstone 
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Frances Fowke

      /--Roger  Fowke 
   /--Gerard  Fowke 
   |  \--Mary  Bayley 
/--Gerard (Gerrard)  Fowke 
|  |  /--Adam  Thoroughgood 
|  \--Anne  Thoroughgood 
|     \--Sarah (or Susan)  Offley 
|--Frances  Fowke 
|     /--William  Burdett 
|  /--Thomas  Burdett 
|  |  \--Frances  Saunders 
\--Sarah  Burdette 
   |  /--William  Burdett 
   \--Verlinda  Cotton 
      \--Ann Cotton Eaton  Graves 

[521] Chancery Court (Chancery Papers) 1817/11/10 754: Gustavus Brown, Gustavus R. Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Thomas H. Blunt, and Margaret Blunt vs. Clement Dorsey. CH. Estate of Gustavus Brown - Rose Hill Estate, Montrose.7,898-754-1/7. MSA S512-775 1/35/5/ ----------------------------- About 1714, Dr. Brown purchased from Philemon Hemsley 300 acres south east of Port Tobacco called "Rich Hill." He is believed to be buried at Rich Hill which was sold from the family in 1806. It later became famous as the place where John Wilkes Booth hid after assassinating Pres. Lincoln. An 18th century house exists and the current residents look for buried treasure under an old tombstone marked with an X. His second wife was Margaret Boyd Black who was the mother of his son Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown. He resided at and possibly patented Rose Hill. In his will, he described himself as "a Practitioner of medicine and Laird of Mainside and the House of Byers, Roxbury Scotland." His Scottish lordship, Edinburgh education, and property holdings in Scotland and Maryland placed Dr. Brown in a social position unparalleled in the colony. He was also thought to be the richest man in Charles County. ----------------------------- His will was dated 9 Dec. 1755 and was probated 12 May 1762 in Charles Co., MD.: BROWN, GUSTAVUS, Charles County, Practitioner In Medicines. 12 May, 1762; 12 May, 1762 Desires his estate In Scotland, England and Maryland be disposed of as follows: To wife Margaret Brown, tract of land In Durham Parish, called "Middletons" Mentions his 2 children by her, named Gustavus and Richard Brown (Gustavus Richard Brown), and Margaret Brown., and If the above son does not have hrs., to son Richard Brown and male hrs. of his body. To Francis Moncure and male hrs. of his, and If he has no hrs., -then to eldest son of my dau, Sarah Scott; If no hrs,, then to dau. Mary Threlkeld; If no Issue, then to eldest son of dau. Elizabeth Wallace; if no hrs., to eld son of dau. Jane Campbell, and for want of such to eldest son of dau. Cecelia Key,; If no such hrs., to eldest son of dau. Anne Claggett., and for want of such hrs., to eldest son of dau. Margaret Brown; If no hrs,, to John Mitchelson, Middleton, Scotland; for want of such hrs., to Samuel Mitchelson, bro, of sd, Michelson. To wife, 10,000 lbs. tobacco. In an agreement, In writing, with present wife, It was contracted that In case she survived me, she was to be paid sum of 20 pounds sterl. per year. Because she has deserved well from me and the regard she has shown to all the rest, of my children, I hereby give her., Instead of 20 lbs. Sterl. per year, all the yearly rents of my lands called House Byres, lying In Scotland. To son Gustavus Richard, for use of his mother my new riding chair and horses; my farm In and about Newstead In Scotland; If he qualifies himself for the practice of law, Physick or divinity,, then to receive the rent till he becomes 25. Several sums of money was in the hands of his kinsman Samuel Mitcholson, In Scotland. My daus Mary Threlkelda My son-in-law, Mr. Monsure, and others who married my daus. To dau. Jane Campbell, her portion. Dau. Anne Claggette. Dau. Cecilia Key, had 2 children, Phillip and Susannah Key. Mentioned dau. Francis Moncure. Eldest son, The Reverend Richard Brown; If In default of Issue of Richard, then to his bro. Gustavus Richard Brown. Dau. Elizabeth Wallace. Exs: Son Richard Brown, The Rev. John Moncure, Phillip Key, Col. Richard Harrison, Robert Yates. Wit: Richard and Arthur Lee, Benj., John and Richard Fendall, Geo. Dent, Joseph Hawkins. 25 Mar, 1758: Codicil regarding loss of a slaver which he had willed to one of his children. Wit: Charles, Penelope and Charity Courts. Wit: At time of probate, Benj. Fendall, Townsend Dade, Jacob Mason. 3l.633 Thomas's Addition. 83 acres. Surveyed Jul 13, 1674 for Hugh Thomas at a bounded pockhickory, a bounded tree of the land called Rich Hill. Poss: Alexander Hawkins Rich Hill. 600 acres.. Patented Apr 19, 1666 to Hugh Thomas. lying on the west side of the Main Fresh run at the head of Wiccocomico River at a bounded oak by the run side. Poss: 200. Charles Courts 300. Gustavus Brown 50. Stephen Chandler 50. Alexander Hawkins Right here to ELLERSLIE (R), 0.7 m. a two-and-a-half story, square brick house built in 1748 by Dr.Michael Wallace who, at 15, had been indentured to Dr.Gustavus Brown, of Charles City County, Md., to learn 'physical surgery and pharmacy.' Towards the end of his six years' apprenticeship, in 1747, he eloped with 'one of the nine Miss Browns who had twenty-seven husbands between them.' Settling in Falmouth the following year, he acquired land and built this stately house. Dr. Wallace's practice soon extended into Culpeper, Fauquier, and Loudoun Counties. In December 1799, former President Washington developed a severe cold and sore throat. As Washington's condition declined, Dr. Craik called upon fellow physicians Elisha Dick and Gustavus Brown for help. Washington's doctors bled, blistered, and purged him. He did not respond to treatment and died on 14 December. Although the treatment of Washington was later condemned as hastening his death, it was in keeping with accepted medical practices of the time. Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 51 12 Jan 1714; Recorded at request of Gustavous Brown, surgeon: 2 Nov 1714; Indenture from Philemon Hemsley and Mary his wife to Gustavous Brown; for 21,500# tobacco; moiety of a parcel called Rich Hill; bounded according to a division made by Thomas Lomax and Hugh Thomas 25 Oct 1673; sold by Ralph Lomax to sd. Mary; containing 300 acres; /s/ Philemon Hemsley, Mary Hemsely; wit. Phill Hoskins, Gerard Fowke, Nathan Barnes (mark); ack. by Philemon Hernsley and Mary his wife 2 Nov 1714 === Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 184 18 Aug 1718; Recorded at request of Gustavous Browne: 22 Apr 1718; Indenture from Thomas Dent to Gustavous Browne, surgeon; for ?50; 3 tracts between Queen Creek and Burditt Creek; first parcel bounded by marsh of Burditt Creek, 200 acres belonging to Jno. Barker, Queen Creek Branch and Baltimore Bounty; laid out for 70 acres; also a parcel called Baltimore Bounty of 70 acres by patent recorded; also Boat Saile granted Jno. Addison, merchant, containing 60 acres described in patent; 200 acres total of 3 tracts; /s/ Tho. Dent; wit. John Speake, Jos. Harrison, Thomas Stone; 23 Apr 1718 ack. by Thomas Dent Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 187 18 Aug 1718; Recorded at request of Dr. Gustavous Browne: 22 Apr 1718; Indenture from Thomas Dent to Gustavous Browne, surgeon; for 8,000# tobacco; a parcel formerly called Hopewell now called The Lodge; bounded by Palmer's Branch; containing 183 acres by patent to Maj. William Dent dated 3 Jun 1703; /s/ Tho. Dent; wit. John Speake, Jo. Harrison, Thomas Stone; ack. 22 Apr 1718 by Thomas Dent === Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 191 22 Jul 1719; Recorded at request of Dr. Gustavous Browne: 18 Aug 1718; Indenture from Charles Adams to Gustavous Browne; for 10,000# tobacco; a parcel of land granted Frances Adams, father of Charles, by patent dated 4 May 1671; tract called Pinner; bounded by land of Fran. Adams called Rayley and John Wheeler's tract called Wheeler's Rest; containing 145 acres; also Pinner Enlargement bounded by Pinner and Rayly; containing 70 acres; total 215 acres; /s/ Charles Adams; wit. Gerard Fowke, Thomas Stone, James Russell; 18 Aug 1718; ack. payment from Browne; deed ack. by Charles Addams and Elizabeth his wife.

[95] Ann, the youngest, came from a family of nine sisters, five of which married clergymen. Even after the sisters were married and well into their adulthood, they were known as "The Nine Miss Browns". Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 597. Ann Hanson, Will, April 8, 1800; October 3, 1800 I, Ann Hanson of Fauquier County in the state of Virginia, though infirm in body, being of as sound judgment and understanding as in my ordinary health do make and ordain this my last will and testament Viz. To son Samuel Clagett, all that tract or parcel of land I bought of my son Gustavus Brown Horner, lying in Fauquier County and containing 300 acres. To son Samuel Clagett one other tract or parcel of land which I bought of a certain George Dodson containing 114 acres more or less and one adjoining to the before mentioned tract. I give the above mentioned lands to my son Samuel Clagett his heirs and assigns as an act of Justice because he sustained much loss by my second marriage. To grandson William Edmunds Horner, son of William Horner my house and lott of ground lying at Fauquier Court House with all its a appurtenances to him his heirs and assigns forever. Whereas my son Gustavus Brown Horner has given bond for a sum of money due to myself and children by Robert Horner, I give my share of the said bond both principal and interest to my son Gustavus Brown Horner and whereas I have a bond given by my son William Horner for a considerable sum of tobacco I give the said bond both principal and interest to my said son William Horner. To son John Horner, 50 pounds Virginia currency Understanding that Susannah W. Harris {wife of John A. Harris} grand-daughter of my late husband Samuel Hanson is needy, I give her sole use, and not under the control of her husband, the sum of 50 pounds current money of Maryland. I do this as a return for any expense my late husband Samuel Hanson may have been at on account of my children. To son Gustavus Brown Horner, my universal bible, and a large gold ring with a stone under which same of my sister Threlkelds heirs is set. To Ann Hanson, daughter of Col. Samuel Hanson of Georgetown, my silver shoe buckles set with stone and my gold sleeve buttons. To Mary Horner, wife of my son William, my suit of black satin To Frances Horner, wife of my son Gustavus Brown Horner, my black satin cloak and my laced head clothes. To granddaughters, Frances Horner, Elizabeth Horner and Catharine Horner a tambour muslin gown and all my remaining silk cloaths. To daughters of son Samuel Clagett, all my remaining cloaths. As I own no debts, I expect there will be money sufficient to pay off all the above mentioned legacies, but in case it should be found deficient, it is my will that such deficiency shall be made good out of the rents arising from the lands bequeathed by me to my son Samuel Clagett. To four sons, Samuel Clagett, Gustavus Brown Horner, John Horner, and William Horner, all the residue of my property. Executor: three sons, Samuel Clagett, Gustavus Brown Horner, and William Horner Signed: April 8, 1800 Ann Hanson Wit: Ann Ireland Brown, Gustavus R. Brown, Gustavus Brown Junr.

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