Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Hansford

Male 1646 - 1676  (30 years)


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  1. 1.  Thomas Hansford was born in 1646 in Hogg Island, Surry County, Virginia (son of John Hansford and Elizabeth Jands); died on 13 Nov 1676 in Accomack County, Virginia; was buried in Executed after Bacon's Rebellion.

    Notes:

    Thomas Hansford: A tale of Bacon's Rebelion, published by Geo. M. West, Richmond, Va., 1857; republished after the war by a Philadelphia firm, under the title "The Devoted Bride."
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    Title Hansford, Thomas.
    Publication 1679.
    Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
    Note p. 177. Adms. bond dated 11 Aug. 1679.
    Note Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 5], 1672-1676 (Reel 2a)
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    Title Hansford, Thomas.
    Publication 1679.
    Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
    Note p. 59. Adms. bond rec. [13 Nov. 1678].
    p. 89. Guardians account ordered [24 Apr. 1679].
    p. 123-125. Inv. & appr. rec. 11 Aug. 1679.
    Note Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 6]. 1677-1684 (Reel 3a)
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    Title Hansford, Thomas.
    Publication 1679.
    Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
    Note p. 153. Estate division ordered 24 Sept. 1688.
    p. 349. Estate division ordered 18 Dec. 1689.
    Note Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 8], 1687-1691 (Reel 4a)

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth MNU Hansford. Elizabeth died in 1679 in York County, Virginia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. William Hansford was born after 1667; died on 21 Jun 1736 in York County, Virginia - Probate.
    2. Thomas Hansford was born after 1667; died on 20 Jun 1720 in York County, Virginia - Probate.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Hansford was born in 1608 in London, Middlesex, England (son of Virginia Hansford); died on 24 Jun 1661 in Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia - Proved.

    Notes:

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    Title Hansford, John.
    Publication 1661.
    Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
    Note p. 92. Estate division rec. 24 Aug. 1698.
    p. 96. Estate division rec. 24 Aug. 1698.
    Note Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records no. 11], 1698-1702 (Reel 5a)
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    Title Hansford, John.
    Publication 1661.
    Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
    Note p. 67. Guardian accounts rec. 25 Apr. 1666.
    p. 94. Guardian account rec. 21 June 1666.
    p. 111. Guardian account [12 Nov. 1666].
    p. 112. Guardian accounts rec. [12 Nov. 1666].
    p. 194. Inv., appr., accounts rec. [24 June 1668].
    p. 214. Guardian accounts rec. 7 Dec. 1668.
    Note Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 4], 1665-1672 (Reel 2a)
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    Title Hansford, John.
    Publication 1661.
    Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
    Note p. 120. Exors. bond rec. 24 June 1661.
    p. 121. Will pro. 24 June 1661.
    p. 173. Estate division ordered [10 Sept. 1662].
    p. 179. Estate division rec. [20 Oct. 1662].
    Note Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 3], 1657-1662 (Reel 2a)

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    John Hansford's will, dated 9 May 1654, was proved on 24 June 1661 and was recorded in York County Records No. 3 1657/62, page 122. It showed his wife was Elizabeth, sons were John, William, Thomas, and Charles, and daughters were Elizabeth, Mary, and Margaret; also he possessed over 2,170 acres of land and livestock.

    John Hansford of Cheesecake, York. To my eldest sons John Hansford and William Hansford 600 acres of land lying upon Claybanke Creek on the north side of York river to be equally divided between them 3 cows apiece etc. To my two sons Thomas and Charles Hansford 500 and odd acres of land lying at the rear of Felgates Creek which I heretofore bought of Mr. Weston's daughter to be equally divided between them. To my son Thomas one young horse colt and to my sons Thomas and Charles 3 cows, 2 heifers etc. To my daughter Elizabeth my old grey mare and 3 cows, etc. To my daughter Mary my younger mare, and to my sd daughter Mary and my daughter Margaret 3 cows etc. Sons under 21, daughters under 15. To daughter Elizabeth 1,000 acres of land lying on the south side of the Matapony River, the rights and bounds whereof do appear at the office in Jamestown. To my godson John Morley, son to my neighbor Thomas Morley, one heifer. To my servant Ennis one heifer with calf. To my wife Elizabeth Hansford my devident of 70 acres of land whereon my dwelling house stands for her life, and after her death to my son Thos. Hansford, and I ordain her sole exix. Francis Willis, Edmund Peeters, Supervisors. To Robert Jones who now instructs my children 500 lbs. of tobacco. Witnesses John Rolands, Ennis Mackintosh (Enoch), Robert Jones.

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    Archives of Maryland By Bernard Christian Steiner, Maryland Historical Society p338 - 342 (10Nov1647) Md Land Records, Lib 2, fol 254

    John Hanceford of Virginia gent maketh clayme of the estate of Thomas Weston of this Prouince Merchant deceased, and desired letrs of Administration, to be granted to hym of All goods, lands, and Chatties belongeing to the sd Thomas weston, according to his last will and testament

    Ordered that the sd john should have letrs of Administration granted to hym forth-with the will being proved by the testimony aforsd:

    1 June 1649. Quietus est to John Hansford administrator of Thomas Weston.
    Md Land Records, Lib 2, fol 519


    P. 288
    Quietus est granted )
    to John Hansford Admr ]
    of Tho: Weston dec]

    Cecilius &c To all the Inhabitants and people within our said Province of Mary land and to all others whom these psents shall concerne Greeting Whereas at a Court held at S' Maries within our said Province the first day of June instant At the request of Marks Pheypo Attorney of Mr John Hansford Administrator of Mr Thomas Weston deceased and vppon pvsall of the said Administrators Accompt vppon oath and of another Accompt given by the said Pheypo to Wm Stone Esqr who hath an execucon against the said Estate as also of an oath made by the said Pheypo concerning the said estate being all vppon Record It appearing that the said Administrator hath paid 1184lob of Tob: beyond Assetts and nothing being obiected to the contrary albeit publique pclamacon was then made in open Court touching the same It was ordered that the said Admr should haue his Quietus est Vppon consideracon whereof these are to will and require you and every of you that from henceforward you desist and forbeare any further to sue implead molest or psecute the said John Hansford for or concerning the said Estate whereof hee is Administrator as aforesaid or any part thereof as you will Answere the contrary And wee doe hereby require our Leivetenn' cheife Governor and Chancellor or Keeper of our great Seale of our said Province for the time being and all and every our Coun cellors Cofnanders & Comissioners and all other Justices Judges and Magistrates within our said Province by vs appointed & authorized and to bee from time to time by vs or our heires hereafter appointed & authorized for matters of Judicature that they and every of them bee carefull from time to time as occasion shall require to see our will and pleasure herein before declared to bee duely observed and pformed according to Justice And that in case the said John Hansford shall happen at any time hereafter to bee sued impleaded or psecuted in any of our Courts of Justice within our said Province contrary to our true intent and meaning herein before signified that they and every of them then prsent in Court shall admitt of and allowe this Quietus est for a lawfull & sufficient Plea in barr to all and every such suite Accon or demand In witnes whereof wee haue caused our Secretary of our said Province of Maryland to publish the same vnder vnder our great seale of our said Province Given at S' Maries the said first day of June Anno dni 1649
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    The William and Mary quarterly - Page 422 (1958)
    by Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.), College of William and Mary

    ... Virginia gentry who were in and out of Maryland, such as Mr. John Hanceford, Mr. John Trussell, and Mr. Thomas Thornborough
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    Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society By Massachusetts Historical Society 1922, pg 171
    Maryland Land Records, Liber 2, fo. 254; Records Provincial Court, Liber B, fo. 224. This John Hansford or Handford (father of Col. Thomas Hansford who was educated {executed in Accomac Co. Va) for his share in Bacon's Rebellion) was perhaps the principal creditor of Weston; though he may have been a connection, for the court record seems to show that Weston, in his will, had named him as executor. He was probably the son of Sir Humphrey Handford of London, one of the Virginia Company, and descended from the armorial family of Handford of Cheshire and Worcestershire. Mr. Tyler says that the Virginia Hansfords had seventy acres of land in York County, which had originally belonged to Weston. The Maryland land, Westbury Manor, passed to the Conants
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    http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/hansford.htm

    In 1651, Richard Hansford was granted a patent for lands at West's creek, in York county, and among the head rights were John and Elizabeth Hansford. In 1658, Mr, John Hansford entered land in the same locality; and in 1662, Thomas Hansford obtained a re-grant for the same. In 1653, John Hansford obtained a grant for 950 acres in Gloucester county, north of the narrows of Mattaponi, and among the head rights were John and Elizabeth Hansford. The probability is that Richard Hansford was a brother of John Hansford, who was the father of Thomas, mentioned as taking out the patent in 1662 for John Hansford's land on West's creek

    His will was proved November 24, 1661, and judging from the number of servants and the amount of silver plate, and other property mentioned in his inventory, recorded June 24, 1668, he was a man of both wealth and position. According to his will he left four sons-John and William, to whom he devised a plantation in Glqucester county, upon the "Clay bank" on the north side of York river, and Thomas and Charles, to whom he left 650 acres at the head of Felgate's creek, in York county. He had also three daughters-Elizabeth, who married first Mr. Christian Wilson and afterwards Mr. Randolph Holt,6 of Surry county; Mary, who married Dr. Thomas Robins, of Robins' Neck, in Gloucester county, and whose family history is given by Mr. Stanard in the "Richmond Critic" for August, 1889; and Margaret, who is supposed to have been dead before October, 1667. By the will of Mr. Hansford we are shown another important fact, which is that one Robert Jones was the instructor of his children; and it is not a little remarkable that a man of that name is mentioned by Hening as among those executed with Thomas Hansford for rebellious proceedings.

    John Hansford appears as an inhabitant of Chiskiack, subsequently called Hampton Parish, in York county, as early as 1647
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    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=223&last=&g_p=P3&co llection=LO Patent
    Title Hansford, John.
    Publication 6 December 1653.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
    Note Location: Gloucester County.
    Description: 950 acres on the north side of the Narrows of Mattapony River.
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 223 (Reel 2).
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    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=146&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
    Title Abrall, Robert, Lt. Col.
    Publication 8 June 1657.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
    Note Location: New Kent County.
    Description: 950 acres on the north side of the Narrows of Mattapony River. Beg.g at a creek by Mr. Diggs’s lower dividend; &c. running down the river, &c. Formerly granted John Hansford, by patent bearing date Decr. 16, 1653.
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 146 (Reel 4).
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    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=343&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
    Title Hansford, John.
    Publication 13 December 1658.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
    Note Location: York County.
    Description: 850 acres. 73 acres part thereof butting on a branch of Captain Wests Creek. Westerly on the north side of Thomas Weston Mariner. The residue of the land bounded and extending.
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 343 (Reel 4).

    John married Elizabeth Jands in 1637 in Hogg Island, Surry County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born on 8 Jun 1617 in Devonshire, England; died on 24 Apr 1678 in York County, Virginia - Probate. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Jands was born on 8 Jun 1617 in Devonshire, England; died on 24 Apr 1678 in York County, Virginia - Probate.

    Notes:

    Elizabeth's last will and testament, dated 8 February 1669, was proved on 29 April 1669, York County, Virginia. Children named were William, Elizabeth, Thomas, Mary, and John. To John she willed lands in now York County, which "was patented by my mother, Elizabeth Jands."
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    Title Hansford, Elizabeth.
    Publication 1678.
    Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
    Note p. 35. Exors. bond rec. 24 Apr. 1678.
    p. 39. Will pro. 24 Apr. 1678.
    p. 87. Codicil to will rec. 24 Mar. 1678/9.
    p. 397. Accounts rec. 24 Mar. 1681/2.
    Note Deeds, Orders, wills, etc. [Records No. 6], 1677-1684 (Reel 3 a)
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    Title Hansford, Elizabeth.
    Publication 1678.
    Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
    Note p. 315. Guardian account rec. 24 Aug. 1696.
    Note Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 10], 1694-1697 (Reel 4 a)

    Children:
    1. Mary Hansford was born after 1645 in York County, Virginia; died after 1670.
    2. Elizabeth Hansford was born about 1645 in York County, Virginia; died on 3 May 1709 in Surry County, Virginia - Probate.
    3. 1. Thomas Hansford was born in 1646 in Hogg Island, Surry County, Virginia; died on 13 Nov 1676 in Accomack County, Virginia; was buried in Executed after Bacon's Rebellion.
    4. William Hansford was born before 1649 in York County, Virginia; died on 25 Jul 1709 in York County, Virginia - Probate.
    5. Charles Hansford was born on 9 May 1654 in Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia; died on 24 Jul 1702 in Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia - Probate.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Virginia Hansford
    Children:
    1. 2. John Hansford was born in 1608 in London, Middlesex, England; died on 24 Jun 1661 in Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia - Proved.
    2. Richard Hansford was born before 1620 in London, Middlesex, England; died after 1659 in Charles County, Maryland.
    3. Tobias Hansford was born before 1642; died after 1666 in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia.
    4. Stephen Hansford was born in 1699 in Abbotsbury, Dorset, England; died before Oct 1772 in Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia.