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Gerard Fowke
Male 1625 - 1669

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  • Birth  1625  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1669  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID  I7877  Stewart
    Last Modified  01 Mar 2021 
    Father  Roger Fowke,   b. Abt 1600 
    Mother  Mary Bayley 
    Family ID  F2718  Group Sheet
    Family 1  Mrs. Fowke 
    • First wife unknown, 2 issues.
     1. Gerard Fowke
     2. Jean Fowke
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2021 
    Family ID  F2720  Group Sheet
    Family 2  Ann Thorowgood 
    Married  12 Feb 1661  [3
     1. Adam Fowke
     2. Elizabeth Anne Fowke
    >3. Mary Fowke,   b. 1667, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1701, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Gerard Fowke,   b. 1663,   d. 1734
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2021 
    Family ID  F2715  Group Sheet
  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Gerard Fowke; Gentleman of the Bed Chamber to King Charles I; Colonel in the British (sic, English) Army; escaped to Virginia after the Battle of Worcester in 1651; died in Maryland in 1669. Besides plantations in Virginia, he owned "Gunston", "Cedar Hill", "Hill Top" and other places near Namjemoy and Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland.

      Col. Gerard Fowke was the Gentleman of the Bedchamber for King Charles I and Colonel of Horse in the Royalist Army that was privately funded by him and other royals. Upon immigrating to America he was elected Burgess of Charles County Maryland. [4]
    • Col. F. was "Gentleman of the bed chamber to Charles I and a Colonel in the Royal Army." He came to Virginia with wife Ann (?), and cousin, Col. George Mason, of Stafford, England (BALL, p.109.) [5]
  • Sources 
    1. [S200] The Mason Descendents Database,

    2. [S202] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5, Third Edition, Virginia M. Meyer (1974-1981), John Frederick Dorman, F.A.S.G. (1981-1987), (Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 3rd Edition 1987), 610.
      He died before 30 Oct 1669 "when his widow Anne was granted administration of his estate."

    3. [S200] The Mason Descendents Database,

    4. [S200] The Mason Descendents Database,

    5. [S106] Virginia Genealogies, Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, (Baltimore Southern Book Company, 1959), G959.5 H414v., 155.


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