Notes for Philip Dowell
Surname was orginally McDowell
!A Brashear(s) Family History, Vol. 2 Robert C. Brashear of North Carolina and Some Descendants of Tn, Ky, Mo, Tx, etc.; Pg 33:
"Will of Philip Dowell of Anne Arundel Co, MD (Maryland Proprietary Wills, v.21, p.109-11) dated 16 Jan 1733/4: "... being weak of body ...
Unto my son Philip Dowell, 200 acres out of a tract called "New Years Purchase," nigh Gunpowder River in Baltimore County; fifty acres out of a tract called "Kemps Desire" in Calvert Co., including a house lately built by Philip Dowell.
Unto my son Peter Dowell, 250 acres out of my lands called "Kemps Desire" and "Coxes Choice" where he thinks fit to take it, except where I have given my son Philip and 100 acres I gave my son John by deed.
Unto my daughter Elizabeth, the remaining part of "Kemps Desire" and "Coxes Choice."
Unto my son Richard Dowell, the remaining part of "New Years Purchase."
Unto my son Philip Dowell, one Negroe called Cezear.
Unto my son Peter Dowell, one Negroe called Harry and one Negroe called Will.
Unto my daughter Elizabeth, one Negroe called Tom.
Unto my son John Dowell, a Negroe man now in his possession called Harry.
Unto my son Luke, one Negroe man called James.
Unto my son Richard Dowell, one Negroe woman called Sarah.
Unto my daughter Ann Wilson, one Negroe woman called Bess and her increase now in her possession.
Unto my daughter Mary Breshiers, one Negroe woman called Sarah.
Unto my daughter Charity [Brashear], one Negroe boy called James now in her and husband's possession.
My now dwelling plantation to be sold. The remaining part of my estate be equally divided between all my said children.
My two sons Philip and John Dowell and my friend Edward Reynolds, executors. If Edward Reynolds depart this life, his son Thomas be joined executor.
/s/ Philip Dowell
Witnesses: Isaac Simons, Sr
Isaac Simmons, Jr.
22 Apr 1734, proved by Isaac Simmons Sr, Benoni Holliday, Isaac Simmons Jr.
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