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William Morton Rowton (abt. 1729 - 1805)

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William Morton Rowton aka Roughton
Born about in Charles City, Virginiamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Goochland, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Charlotte, Virginiamap
Rowton-9 created 5 Nov 2013 | Last modified
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Will of William Rowton Film 030776 Charlotte Co, VA Will Book 2, page 305 Land Records of Charlotee Co, VA Indenture made between Archer Allen and William Rowton & Elizabeth his wife. Exchange of land - 795 acres on both sides of Rattlesnake fork of Cub Creek in Charolette for 400 acres owned by Rowton in the Parish of Littleton, Cumberland. Exchangeddated 14 Feb 1775. Will signed 20 Jun 1801 and record 3 June 1805. Other landsale between Rowton and Martin Hancock. Rowen sold 34 5/8 acres 12 March 1800.Referred to William Rowton SR and verified by William JR. Witnesses: WilliamAnnistead JR; William Hancoke, Nancy Barkley, Richard Wood, Molly Hancock.




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Date: ABT 1725
City: Charles City
State: Virginia
Country: United States


Date: ABT 1805
State: VA
Country: USA


Note: {geni:about_me} "Orphan"
Charles City County VA March Court 1742
p. 240 William Routon, son and orphan of John Routon, dec'd, chooses Col. Benjamin Harrison as his guardian.
January 8, 1746. William Roughten [X] to Elizabeth Price; sec.,
Joseph Price; witn., H. Wood.
Cumberland County, Virginia William Allen's List of Tithes for the year 1768--
--Transcribed by Robert T. Beverly, Oct. 23, 1994--
Wm. Rowton 3 Tithes
'Criminal/Civil Suits
On August 7, 1797, William Rowton Sr was indicted for profane swearing four oaths on July 1 at the home of Mary Rowton. (7) He was finded $3.32 on March 8, 1798, for the swearing.
Source: Charlotte County Order Book 11, page 150
Mary Rowton filed suit in 1798 in Charlotte County Chancery Court against her father-in-law, William Rowton Sr, over the ownership of a slave.
Source: (9) Charlotte County Chancery Court Suit 1798-005. You can read all the original documents at
William Rowton Sr, also in 1798, filed a suit in Charlotte County Chancery Court against Mary Rowton. William claimed Mary had only partially inventoried Jospeh's estate, "...with the intent to deceive ... and defraud (William) ..
Source: (10) Charlotte County Chancery Court Suit 1798-004
1801 Tax List Charlotte County VA
Name, Whites, Blacks, Page/Column
Rowten, William Jr. 3 1 14-2
Rowten, William Sr. 5 5 14-2

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Record File Number: geni:6000000013472627828

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On 13 Mar 2015 at 14:22 GMT Danielle Wilson wrote:

Rowton-9 and Rowton-16 appear to represent the same person because: William Morton Rowton is the same as William M. Rowton.

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