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

Rev. James Rev. Keith

Male 1697 - 1752  (55 years)


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  • Name James Rev. Keith  [1
    Title Rev. 
    Born 6 Nov 1697  Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1752  Bristersburg, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I004850  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Family ID F03628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Isham Randolph,   b. 1717, "Tuckahoe" Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1753, Leeds Parish, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1732/33  Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      Mary Isham Randolph born 1718. Married Rev. James Keith, Mar. 2, 1733.

      Source:
      Railey, William Edward,
      Brief sketches of the Randolphs and their connections : the Woodsons, the Keiths, the Strothers, the Pleasants and the Mayos : also, a brief sketch of the Owsleys and the Whitleys
      Frankfort, Kentucky.: Roberts Print. County, 1929?, 170 pgs.
    Children 
     1. James Keith,   b. Abt 1734, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     2. John Keith,   b. Abt 1735, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1809, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. Thomas Randolph Keith,   b. 14 Mar 1735/36, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, Evans, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Mary Randolph Keith,   b. 28 Apr 1737, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1809, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Isham Keith,   b. 1739, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1787, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     6. Judith Keith,   b. Abt 1741, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1826, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     7. Elizabeth Keith,   b. 1745, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Mary Elizabeth Keith,   b. 1745, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, "Maringo" King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Alexander D. Keith,   b. 2 Jul 1748, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1822, Jefferson County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F03568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince William County, Virginia Minute Book {Antient Press}: 1752- 1753; (25 June 1753); pp 163
      The Last Will and Testament of JAMES KEITH Clerk was presented in Court by MARY ISHUM KEITH and CHARLES GREEN Clerk two of the Executors who made Oath thereto and the same being proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses is admitted to record and the Executors performing what is usual in such cases Certificate is granted (entry not finished).
      Ordered that JOHN WRIGHT, GEORGE NEVILL, JOHN AMBROSE and JOHN CRUMP or any three of them being Sworn before a Justice of the peace do Inventory and appraise the Estate of James Keith Clerk deceased in current money and that the Executors do return the same to the Court.

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      Rev. James Keith was Episcopal.

      1. James (Rev.)1 Keith was born in 1696 at Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland. He married Mary Isham Randolph, daughter of Thomas (Tuckahoe) Randolph and Judith Fleming, on 2 Mar 1732/33 Near Germantown. He died in 10 Dec 1752 at Bristersburg, Virginia. He was buried in 1752 at Fauquier, Virginia; he and wife buried under chancel of old Elk Run Church, Prince Wm. County now Fauquier.
      Hereditary Earls Marischal of Scotland. He was 1745-1753 Episcopal Parson, Hamilton Parish, Fauquier.
      He emigrated on 4 Mar 1727/28 from Rec'd King's Bounty to go to Virginia. On 12 Oct 1733 removed to Maryland briefly. On 25 Jun 1753 Appraisers appointed by Prince William County, John Wright, George Hovile, John Ambrose and John Crump. Estate Appraisal on 26 Mar 1754 Inventory and appraisement of estate recorded PWC. Estate Account on 31 May 1754 Additional estate inventory recorded in PWC.

      Children of James (Rev.)1 Keith and Mary Isham Randolph were as follows:

      i. James Keith Jr. was born circa 1734 at Prince William (now Fauquier). He married Catherine Contee, daughter of John Contee and Margaret Snowden.

      ii. John Keith was born circa 1735 at Prince William (now Fauquier). He married Mary (Elizabeth?) Doniphan, daughter of Alexander Doniphan and Mary Waugh, after 1768.

      iii. Isham (Lieut) Keith was born in 1735 at Prince William (of "Woodbourne" Fauquier). He married Charlotte Ashmore, daughter of William Ashmore and Elizabeth (Betty) Gallahue, in 1778 Fauquier.

      iv. Thomas (Capt.) Randolph Keith was born circa 1736 at Prince William (now Fauquier). He married Judith Blackwell, daughter of Joseph (Col.) Blackwell Sr. and Lucy Steptoe, on 25 May 1775 Fauquier County, Virginia Sec. V, Ch 33.

      v. Mary Randolph Keith was born on 28 Apr 1737 at Prince William (now Fauquier). She married Thomas (Col.) Marshall, son of John (of the Forest) Marshall and Elizabeth Markham, in 1754 Germantown, Prince William County now Fauquier.

      vi. Judith Keith was born circa 1741 at Prince William (now Fauquier). She married James Key, possibly son of Father Price, circa 1765 Fauquier County, Virginia.

      vii. Elizabeth Keith was born in 1745 at Prince William (now Fauquier). She married Edward Ford, son of Thomas Ford and Jane Milstead, in 1766.

      viii. Alexander D. (Capt.) Keith was born on 2 Jul 1748 at Prince William Co (now Fauquier) VA. He married (--?--) Yancey. He married Mary Anne Gallahue in 1778 Fredericksburg, Virginia.

      http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:xPj_fDUNuHUJ:freepages.genealogy.rootsw eb.com/~warejamesbakercalder/keith0001.htm+%22john+marshall%22,%22elizabet h+markham%22,+%22richmond+city%22&hl=en
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://elkrun.thediocese dot net/
      URL title: Family Names in the Elk Run Area During the Colonial Period
      Note:
      Family Names in the Elk Run Area During the Colonial Period (Now Southern Fauquier County, Virginia)

      The Elk Run Church Web Site will post family name information in this sectiongathered from our historic research on the Colonial-era Elk Run AnglicanChurch, its surrounding community, and the first Rector, the Rev. James Keith,grandfather of Chief Justice John Marshall.
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      James Hughes 2005-11-01 19:59:40
      Keith Resources

      Miscellaneous Prince William Minute Books

      Page 38, July 28, 1752: John Neavill Junr. Against James Keith clerk - Trespas on the case, on the defts. Motion he hath leave to impart”

      Page 146, May 31, 1753: John Neavill Junr Plaintif - James Keith clerk Defendant, the suit abates the defendant being dead.

      Keith Documents in the Order Books 1753-1757 Prince William County

      Minute Book 1752-1753 page 25 Jun 1753
      The Last Will and Testament of James Keith Clerk was presented in Court by Mary Ishum Keith and Chares green Clerk two of the executors who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the Oaths of the Witnesse is admitted to record and the Executors performain what is usual in such cases Certificate is granted entry….

      Order Book 1754-1755 page 15 26 Mar 1754
      The inventory and appraisement of the Estate of James Keith Clk deceased was returned and ordered to be recorded.

      Order Book 1755-1757 page 11 27 Oct 1755
      Ordered that Mary Isham Keith Exx. of James Keith clk deceased be summoned to appear at next court to give count security to William Blackwell and others her securities.

      Order Book 1755 - 1757 page 196 24 Aug 1756
      John Crump gent produced a Commission from under the hand of his Honor the Governor appointing him one of the Coroners of this county took the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken repeated and subscribed the test as also the Coroners Oath.
      Mary Isham Keith being summonded before this Court to give County Security to William Blackwell gent and others her Securitys for the faithfull administration of the estate of James Keith, gent came into the said court and entered himself Security for their Indemnity.

      Fauquier County, Virginia Minute Book, part 2, 1756-1763, page 762:

      THOMAS McCLANAHAN - Plaintiff vs MARY ISHAM KEITH, Exe. of James Keith, Clergyman, dec'd, Defendant.

      The defendant having been duly summoned and failing to appear it is considered that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the sum of 510 pounds of tobacco to be levied of the Goods and Chattels which were of the said James at the time of his death in the hands of the said Defendant to be administered if so much on her hands to be administered she hath and if she hath not then the costs of the aforesaid to be levied of the proper Goods and Chattels of the said defendant and also his costs. July 22, 1762. Justices present: John West, Daniel McCarty, John Carlysle, and Wm. Adams.

      Fauquier County, Virginia 22 Aug 1772, Mary Isham Keith gave Thomas Keith 5 negroes and her share of her mother's (Judith Davis) estate. In return, Thomas was to pay 150 pounds current money of VA towards Mary's debt's and to keep Mary in a decent and genteel manner:

      Articles of agreement made and entered into the twenty second day of August Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred and seventy two between Mary Isham Keith of the Parish of Leeds in the County of Fauquier and Colony of Virginia widow and Relict of the late James Keith, Clerk, of the one part and Thomas Keith of the Parish, County and Colony aforesaid Witness whereas the said Thomas Keith has paid for the said Mary Isham Keith the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds current money of Virginia towards the paiment of her debts and is to support and maintain the said Mary Isham Keith in a decent and genteel Manner she the said Mary Isham Keith for and in consideration thereof Hath Bargained, sold, made over, delivered and confirmed and by these presents doth bargain, sell, makeover, Deliver and confirm unto the said Thomas Keith the five following slaves (?), Beck, Finder, Amos, and (?) to have and to hold the said Five negroe Slaves unto the said Thomas Keith his heirs and assigns forever. It is further agreed between the parties that whereas the said Mary Isham Keith will be intitled to an estate or part of an estate (now in the possession of Nicholas Davis of County) at the Death of the said Davis in which said estate as to the said Mary Isham Keith's part Devolved (or will devolve) to the said Mary Isham Keith by the Death of her mother Judith Davis. Now the said Mary Isham Keith agrees that the said Thomas Keith shall immediately on the death of the said Davis become possessed of her whole and full part of the said estate to have and to hold the same with every part and parcel thereof to the said Thomas Keith his heirs and assigns forever. And Lastly the said Mary Isham Keith doth hereby oblige herself and her heirs [...] execute any other deed or writings [...]effectual conveyance of the premises to the said Thomas Keith his Heirs and Assigns that shall by him or them reasonably required or by his or their counsel learned in the law [...] advised devised or required. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed Mary Isham Keith; Thomas Keith. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of John O'Bannon, William Morgan, and ? ?.
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      James Hughes 2005-11-01 20:09:59
      Old Churches Ministers and Families of Virginia. Article LIV

      After the division of the former parish of Hamilton into Dettingen and Hamilton, in the year 1745, the Rev. Mr. Keith continued to be minister in Hamilton. How long he had been minister of the whole parish is not known; neighter have I been able to ascertain how long he continued to be minister of Hamilton parish after the division, only that in 1758 the Rev. Joseph Brunskill was the minister. The vestry-book, which could have informed us, was placed in the Clerk's office, and there torn up, page after page, by the clerks or others, for the purpose of lighting cigars or pipes.
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      James Hughes 2005-11-01 21:27:06
      f.58. A list of sums paid by royal bounty, including L20 each to Moses Robertson and James Keith on 21 March 1729, towards the cost of their passages as ministers to Virginia.
      (1p)

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/04760/index.html Survey Report Image
      Author Public Record Office Class: T 31/111.
      Title Treasury - General Accounts, Quarterly, Lady Day 1729
      Publication 1729
      Gen. note Lists and Indexes XLVI, p. 10; Andrews’ Guide, 11, 213
      Note 418
      Subject - Personal Keith, James -- clergyman -- 1729, SR 04760, p. 1.
      Robertson, Moses -- clergyman -- 1729, SR 04760, p. 1.
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      James Hughes 2005-11-04 10:16:42
      Mary Isham Randolph born 1718. Married Rev. James Keith, Mar. 2, 1733.

      Source:
      Railey, William Edward,
      Brief sketches of the Randolphs and their connections : the Woodsons, the Keiths, the Strothers, the Pleasants and the Mayos : also, a brief sketch of the Owsleys and the Whitleys
      Frankfort, Kentucky.: Roberts Print. County, 1929?, 170 pgs.
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-11-05 18:40:08
      Keith, James: From Scotland. Born, 1696. Kings Bounty Va., March 4,1728/29. Minister, Henrico Parish, Henrico County, 1730 and prior to 1733, when he resigned. (Henrico Vestry Book, p.16.) Dr.Brock quotes Perry as saying he went to Maryland. But it would seem to be the same who married Mary Isham Randolph, of Tuckahoe, and was minister of Hamilton Parish, Prince William County (later Fauquier), in 1736, (See Hist. Truro Parish, p.12), and was there until his death, probably about 1757. (Meade, II, 207-216; Perry, 358.) But Govenor Gooch says he went to Maryland "with his guilt" in November, 1734. (Va. Hist. Mag., XXXII, 327, 333-4.)

      Source:
      Goodwin, Edward Lewis,
      The colonial church in Virginia : with biographical sketches of the first six bishops of the diocese of Virginia, and other historical papers, together with brief biographical sketches of the colonial clergy of Virginia
      Milwaukee: Morehouse Pub. County, c1927, 381 pgs.
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      James Hughes 2005-11-06 10:09:55
      The History of Truro Parish in Virginia

      This note was made after Mr. Green became Rector of the Parish. The foregoing entries are the only evidence of the connection of Messrs. De Butts and Holmes with the Parish. These facts were unknown to Bishop Meade, who never saw this record. This book also reveals the fact that the Rev. James Keith, of Hamilton Parish, the Grandfather of Chief justice Marshall, also officiated in this Parish, when it was without a minister. At this very Vestry an order was entered to pay the Rev. Mr. James Keith 10,544 pounds of tobacco for services rendered.

      List of Voters at an Election of Burgesses in Fairfax County in 1744
      (Note:-Not all of these voters lived in Fairfax. An elector could vote in every country in which he owned a freehold of 25 acres of improved land, or 100 acres if unimproved. Each name appears twice on the poll lists, hence the variations in spelling.)
      James Keith
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      Prince William County Virginia, Will Book C 1734-1744 by John Frederick Dorman: Pages 176-78. Will of Edward Sute, dated 13 April 1739.
      Edward Sute of the Parish of Hamilton and County, of Prince William, planter, being sick and lveak of body.
      To my loving wife Elizabeth Sute the use, labour and occupation of my man slave Cupid for and during her natural life and after her decease I give devise and bequeath the sd. slave to my beloved daughter Margaret Sute and her heirs forever.
      To my sd. daughter Margaret my negro female slave Sarah and her issue.
      To my beloved daughter- Mary Sute a negro child named ' Jamie the son of negro Sarah.
      All my stock of hogs and cattle, all the mony now in my possession and all other goods and chattels and all my estate whither Real or personal (being first converted into many) to be equally divided amongst my wife and my daughter Margaret and my daughter Mary abovementioned.
      I hereby nominate constitute appoint and ordain my trusty and beloved friends Thomas Harrison Junr. and Benjamin Bullet Gent. my sole and whole exrs. to this my last will and testament. I also appoint them the sd. Thomas Harrison junr. and Benjamin Bullet to be guardians to my abovementioned beloved daughters till they shall arrive at the age of fourteen years. _
      Wit: . Edward (X) Sute
      Ja. Keith, Rot. Stephen
      Susu. (X) Johnson, Aron Drummond
      25 June 1759. Presented in Court by Thomas Harrison Junr. and Benjamin Bullet the executors therein named. Proved
      by the oaths of the witnesses.
      Pages 178-79. Bond of Thomas Harrison, Junr., Benjamin Bullet, James Keith and John McMillian unto Denis McCarty, Gent., justice. For a 200. 25 June 1739. Thomas Harrison Junr. and Benjamin Bullet are exors. of Edward Sute.
      Thos. Harrison Junr.
      Benja. Bullet
      Ja. Keith
      John (I) McMillian
      Wit: Jno.
      25 June 1759, Ack. and OR.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 133-141
      THIS INDENTURE made the nineteenth and twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord 1740 Between JOHN LEE of the County of STAFFORD Gent, of the one part and the REVEREND JAMES KEITH of the County of Prince William Clerk of other part Witnesseth that said JOHN LEE for sum of one hundred & seventy pounds current money of Virginia he the said JOHN LEE hath sold unto said JAMES KEITH (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain & sale for one year & by force of the Statute for Transferrings Uses into Possession) & to his heirs forever all that parcel of land being on WOLF RUN (which is a Branch of OCCOQUAN) on the upper side above the FALLS thereof in the Parish of Hamilton in the County of Prince WM. afd, containing one thousand twenty live acres of land beginning at a marked white Oak Corner tree of a tract of land of COLO. ROBERT CARTERs standing near the side of a Branch of said WOLF RUN & extended by a line of COLLO.CARTERs South East to a mark'd red Oak standing in the said line, then North East to a white Oak standing by a Branch. then North West to another white Oak standing in a Branch of a Run called POPES HEAD then down the said Branch North West to a Spanish Oak standing on or by the said POPES HEAD Main Run then West down the run to a mark'd Elm tree standing in a turn of the Run then still by the Run West to a Hickory standing in another bend of the Run then South to a mark'd red Oak standing on a high ground being corner tree of a tract of land granted to JOHN WAUGH then South East along the said WAUGHs line to WOLF RUN then up the said Run & the first mentioned Branch North East to the beginning white Oak To Have and To Hold to the said JAMES KEITH his heirs to the only proper use of said JAMES KEITH for ever, In Witness whereof the said parties have set their hands & seals in presence of us JAMES SCOTT, J LEE
      W. HARRISON, JOHN GRAHAM
      At a Court held for Prince William County November the 24th 1740
      JOHN LEE Gent. acknowledged this Lease/Release with the Receit endorsed to be his acts and deeds and they were thereupon admitted to Record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN LEE of County of STAFFORD Gent am held and firmly bound unto the REVEREND JAMES KEITH of the County of Prince William Clerk in the sum of three hundred & forty pounds Current money of Virginia dated the twentyeth day of September 1740
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if JOHN LEE truly observe all the agreemants comprized in certain Indenture then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain
      in presence of JOHN GRAHAM JOHN LEE
      At a Court held for Prince William County November the 24th 1740
      JOHN LEE Gent acknowledged this bond to be his act and deed and it was thereupon admitted to Record

  • Sources 
    1. [S044832] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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