Francis Sowerby (1633 - c.1678)

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Birthplace: Surry, VA
Death: Died in Surry, VA
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From: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~coffinquest/sommers/pafg74.htm

Francis' Will

"WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS OF SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1671-1750"; by Eliza Timberlake Davis, 1980, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.

p. 123 SOWERBY, Francis: Est.- 11 Aug., 1680. John VINCENT, surety for

orphans with Jno. MORING, Daniel ROOM. Wit: Thomas JORDAN, Wm. EDWARDS

Book 2, p. 8.

p. 133 VINSON, John: Leg.- Estate to wife, Katherine VINSON, and makes her

Exerx. Fra. SOWERBY, Richard ROSE, Thos. SOWERBY. 20 Oct., 1698. Book

5, p. 173.

VINSON, Katherine: Leg.- To Thomas ROSE, son of Richard ROSE, 180

acres of land, part of a tract, formerly sold to Richard ROSE. To

daughter, Elizabeth ROSE, my wearing clothes, pewter dishes etc. To my

grandchild, Ann ROSE, a cow. To Thomas SOWERBY, a cow. To my grandson,

Charles REEKS one cow. To Elizabeth JARRARD a looking glass. To Elias

OGBOURNE a bed, blankets etc. To daughter, Jane REEKS, a cow. To sons,

Francis SOWERBY and John SOWERBY, the remainder of my estate equally

From: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~coffinquest/virginia/wga22.html

!"HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES VOLUME V"; by John Bennett Boddie, 1993, Clearfield Company, B altimore, MD. p. 285-289 SOWERBY - SORSBY of Surry

!"SURRY COUNTY RECORDS SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1652-1684"; by Eliza Timberlake Davis, 1980, Ge nealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD. p. 33 Book I, 1652-1672 Page 145. May 1660. Mathew BATTELL sells to Francis SOWERBY 105 1/2 acres of land, houses, etc. conveyed to him in a joint deed between me, Matthew BATTELL and James SOWERBY and formerly in possession of John JENNINGS, and then in Wm. ROSE's andnow set over unto Francis SOWERBY his heirs, etc. Mathew BATTELL. Ann BATTELL. p. 77 Book II, 1671-1684 Page 8. Date not given. 11 Aug. 1680. Jno. VINCENT's bond for 50,000 lbs. legell tob., with Jno. MORING + Dan ROANS surety to deliver to orphants of Francis SOWERBY, dec., their childs parts of goods of their late Father when come of lawful age etc. Wit.: Tho. JORDAN, Wm. EDWARDS. p. 106 Page 160. 31 Dec. 1677. Elias OSBOURNE appoints his friend, Geo. LEE his Atty. in an amount due from Col. SWANN. Wit.: Francis SHREWSBURY, Samuel PARKER or PACKER.

!"CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS, ABSTRACTS OF VIRGINIA LAND PATENTS AND GRANTS VOLUME ONE: 1623-1666 "; by Nell Marion Nugent, 1979, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. , Baltimore, MD. p. 562 Patent Book No. 5 Francis SOWERBY, 211 acs. Surry Co., 21 May 1666, p. 525, (643). Upper heads of the two northernmost branches of Greyes Cr., N.E. + S.E. upon land of Thomas WOODHOUSE, N.E. + S.E. upon Jno. WATKINS + S.E. upon James MASON. Granted unto Mr. Jno. JENNINGS 11 Apr. 1649, assigned to Wm. ROSE, who assigned to Mathew BATLE + Richard TYAS; BATLE assigned his moysty, being 105 1/2 acs. to sd. SOWERBY; the other halfe thereof sould by sd. TYAS to Daniell MASSENGALL, who sould to James SOWERBY, who assigned to Mr. Wm. TOMPSON + by sd. TOMPSON assigned to Francis SOWERBY, all of which assignments are recorded in Surry County.

!"CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS, ABSTRACTS OF VIRGINIA LAND PATENTS AND GRANTS VOLUME TWO: 1666-1695 "; by Nell Marion Nugent, 1977, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. , Baltimore, MD. p. 17 Patent Book No. 6 Francis SOWERBY, 80 acs. Surry Co., 1 Mar. 1666, p. 58. Beg. at corner betwixt Ralph CREED + Coll. JORDAN's land, E. by S. upon WOODHOUSE land. +c. Trans. of 2 pers: Mary SPICER, Jno. BRUTON. p. 110 Francis SOWERSBY, 666 acs., Surry Co., 1 July 1672, p. 409. 455 acs. adj. Mr. THOMPSON; + his own land; 211 acs. granted him 21 May 1666. 455 acs. for trans. of 10 pers.*

!"COLONIAL SURRY"; by John B. Boddie, 1992, Clearfield Company, Baltimore, MD. p. 176 Surr y Land Grants 1624-1679 SOWERBY, Francis 211 acres 1666 SOWERBY, Francis 80 acres 1666 SOWERBY, Francis 455 acres 1672 p. 184 Surry County Tithables (White) i n 1668 ffran. SORSBY p. 187 A List of Tithables Taken June 10, 1674 SOWERBY, Francis 1 p. 190 Surry County Tithables (White) in 1678 Fra. SOWERBY p. 194 Lawnes Creek Tithables 1683 SOWERBY, Francis (69) 0

!"WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS OF SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1671-1750"; by Eliza Timberlake Davis , 1980, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD. p. 123 SOWERBY, Francis: Est.- 11 Aug., 1680. John VINCENT, surety for orphans with Jno. MORING, Daniel ROOM. Wit: Thomas JORDAN, Wm. EDWARDS Book 2, p. 8. p. 133 VINSON, John: Leg.- Estate to wife, Katherine VINSON, and makes her Exerx. Fra. SOWERBY, Richard ROSE, Thos. SOWERBY. 20 Oct., 1698. Book 5, p. 173. VINSON, Katherine: Leg.- To Thomas ROSE, son of Richard ROSE, 180 acres of land, part of a tract, formerly sold to Richard ROSE. To daughter, Elizabeth ROSE, my wearing clothes, pewter dishes etc. To my grandchild, Ann ROSE, a cow. To Thomas SOWERBY, a cow. To my grandson, Charles REEKS one cow. To Elizabeth JARRARD a looking glass. To Elias OGBOURNE a bed, blankets etc. To daughter, Jane REEKS, a cow. To sons, Francis SOWERBY and John SOWERBY, the remainder of my estate equally divided, and makes them Exers. Made: 26 March, 1704. Prob.: 6 Nov., 1705. Wit: Mary OXFORD, John AVERY, Henry FLOYD. Book 5, p. 339.

!"SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY VIRGINIA"; by John Bennett Boddie, 1980, Genealogi cal Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD. p. 316 The SORSBY family probably originated in Surry County, Virginia, and moved to Nash County, N.C. In Surry 1659, Thomas SALSBURY was part owner of a ship. (W+M 5, p. 269.) In 1668 Francis SORSBY and Thomas SOWERSBY were returned as Tithables. (W+M 8, p. 163.) In 1670 Sarah SOWERBY was goddaughter of Col. George JORDAN, Attorney General of Virginia. (W+M 16, p. 288.) In 1687 Francis and Thomas SOWERSBY were in the militia. (W+M 11, p. 83 and 85.)

divided, and makes them Exers. Made: 26 March, 1704. Prob.: 6 Nov.,

1705. Wit: Mary OXFORD, John AVERY, Henry FLOYD. Book 5, p. 339.

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Francis Sowerby's Timeline

1633
1633
Surry, VA
1678
1678
Age 45
Surry, VA