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

Vincent Young

Male Bef 1637 - 1690  (> 53 years)


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  • Name Vincent Young 
    Born Bef 1637 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1690  Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019769  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2021 

    Family ID F12189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Young,   b. Bef 1641,   d. Aft 1690, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married Bef 1657  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Young,   b. Abt 1666, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Jul 1701, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     2. William Young,   b. Bef 1667, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1699, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)
     3. Anne Young,   b. Abt 1675, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1699, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F12188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 157a IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. The Last Will and Testament of VINCENT YOUNGE - beinge very well in body & Thanks bee to God of perfect minde & memory doe
      1 hereby make my Last Will & Testament revokeinge & rnakein ge void all former Wills etc. Imprimis I bequeath my soul to Alimighty God that gave it & my Body to ye Earth to Christian Buryall in hope through ye merilts of Jesus Christ of a Joyful] Resurreccon for my psonall Estate I doe give and dispose of as followeth.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my two Sonnes WILLIAM and SAMUEL YOUNGE all my iande in Virginia to bee equally divided betweene them & in case of Mortality of either of them before they come to age or dye without Lawfull heires of their owne body then to redounde to ye other & further it is my will that my Sonne WM, shall have & enjoy my now Plantacon I live upon and further it is my Will that my Son SAMUELL shall have his beinge upon ye Plantacon I now live on wth as much priviledge of any thinge that doth or shall belon ge to it as his Brother seven yearses after my Decease if he doe not finde himselfe in a Capacity for Settle himselfe before and for all ye rest of my Estate I leave it wholly to my very Loveinge Wife ELIZABETH YOUNGE paying my just debts and in case that both of my Sonnes dye without lawfull heires of their Body then my iande redownde to my Daughter ANNE WILLIAMS & her heires of her owne body onley one hundred acres of my above said land I give to VINCENT ROWLAND & his lawfull heires of his body lyeinge at ye North East side of my lands,
      Item. I give to my Sonne WILLIAM YOUNGE my land in ye County of KENT in ye Kingdom of Englande lyeinge beinge in Kingston & in case he should dye without heires lawfully begotten of his owne body then to my Son SAMUEL YOUNGE & her heires. It is my desire that whatsoever money is due to me for Rent of my land within ye County of Kent aforesaid bee one halfe to my wife & ye other halfe betweene my Sonne SAMUEL YOUNGE & my Daughter ANNE WILLIAMS & my money by Bond due to me from my Uncle MR. RICHARD SHARP recorded in St. Mildreds Office in Canterbury ye quantity of one hundred & Tonne pounds & 6p Sterlinge be equally divided betweene them alsoe make my well beloved Wife ELIZABETH YOUNGE & my Sonne WILLIAM YOUNGE my whole & sole Executors. In Wittness of ye truth I have hereunto sett my hande & Seale this 4th of October 1687
      In presence of us JAMES NELSON, VINCENT YOUNGE JOHN PORTER.. JOHN ROBISON

      This Will was sufficiently proved in this Court by ELIZABETH YOUNGE Executrix in ye said Will nominated & by ye oathes & Testimonies of JAMES NELSON, JOHN PORTER Wittnesses thereunto subscribed on ye 12th day of June 1690 and was then recorded.


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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 15 Nov 1665, Page 498 - 499
      Vincent Young, Plt by his atty. Mr. John Stone; Mathias Obrian, Def. by his atty. Wm. Price; referred from court of 12 Sep 1665 where there were not enough commissioners to hold court; plaintiff nonsuited on a technicality and to pay costs John Wheeler, Richard Trew and Walter Cooper demanded for 4 days attendance 120# of tobacco; plaintiff ordered to pay

      Vincent Young, by his attorney John Stone, physician, Plt.; Mathias Obrian, by his attorney Mr. William Price, Def.;
      defendant accused of harboring a runaway servant named Elisabeth Flowers; damages of 490# for attorneys, court costs, Samuell Cressy and Jacob Truslow
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; page 26
      Henry Berry, Robert Peck, and John Welch, 550 acres, Stafford County, bet Potomac and Rappa rivers, 31 Dec 1667 pg 94. and trans 11 persons; the remainder of these rights being trnsferred from a patent of Vincent Young's dated 18 mar 1662 being surveyed out by an ancient patent.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic/guides/southern_hist/plantations/plantm 1.asp
      URL title: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations
      Note:
      Section 2, Land Records, 1651-1775, of Stafford County, Virginia

      This section consists of fifty-three items, land records of Stafford County, Virginia. Items include patents, 1651-1692, issued to Philip Buckner, Francis Dade, Palmer Hinton (with verdict), and Stephen Norman (with plat and memorandum of Anthony Thornton) by the Virginia land office; patents, 1694-1717, issued to Mrs. Elizabeth Bernard, Thomas Gregg, Thomas Harrison, John Harvey, John Simpson, John Story, Anthony Thornton, and Thomas Walter by the Northern Neck proprietary of Virginia, and a warrant, 1723, issued to Abraham Baxter and Mrs. Frances Baxter (signed by Robert Carter); deeds, 1686-1761, for land owned by John BALTHROP, Hugh Bawden, Peyton Buckner (bears seal), Philip Buckner, John Colclough, James Collins, Cadwallader Jones Dade, Francis Dade (bears seal and includes bond with John Harvey), Stephen Gray, Spence Grayson, John Harvey, Mrs. Anne Linton (bears seal), Anne Linton, Frances Linton, John Linton, Charles Massey (includes notes on Charles Massey v. [first name unknown] Johnston), Mrs. Martha Massey, Mary (Williams) Robertson, Anthony Thornton, Francis Thornton (witnessed by Peter Thornton and Henry Fitzhugh), Mrs. Jane Harvey Thornton, Mrs. Winnifred Thornton, and Vincent Young; survey of John Stith; plat of William Linton; affidavits of Robert Legg, Townshend Dade, Robert Washington, George Brent (concerning the lawsuit of Vincent Young v. Jonal Revel in the General Court of Virginia); deed of Samuel Hayward to Richard Foot; decd of Samuel Young and William Young to Richard Foot; affidavits to Francis Dade, Alexander Doniphan, Thomas Gregg, and John Hooe; orders, 1692, of the General Court of Virginia concerning William Buckner, John Harvey and James Westcomb; and bonds, 1724-1795, of John Colclough, John Battaile Fitzhugh, Anne Gray, Anthony Thornton, and William Thornton.
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      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 57 Court held 11th June 1690
      723. WM. YOUNG the oldest son of Mr. VINCENT YOUNG late of this County deced and appointed one of the Executors of the afsd Vincent Young appointed in his last will & Testament came into Court in propria persona and relinquished his part of the Executorship of the said Will. Probate of last will & Testament of Vincent Young late of this County deced is granted to ELIZABETH the wife of Vincent Young she having fully proved the same by the Oaths and Testimonies of JAMES NELSON and JOHN PORTER Witnesses to the afsd Will thereunto subscribed she giving Security to perform what the Law requires touching her said Husbands Estate.
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      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 58 Court held 11th June 1690
      Mr. SAML. HAYWARD and JOHN WILLIAMS came into Court and became Securities with the afsd Elizabeth Young to perform what the Law requires touching the said Estate. Ordered that PHILIP BUCKNER, JOHN WILLIAMS and JAMES BURNARD shall appraise the Estate of Mr. Vincent Young late of this County deced upon the 26th of this Instant June or any two of them and that Mr. JOHN WITHERS shall swear them accordingly. Ordered that Elizabeth Young shall make present payment of the sum of forty pounds of Tobacco unto JAMES NELSON and JOHN PORTER per peece for their attendance in Court for to prove her Husbands will with costs
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      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 76 Orphans Court held 9th July 1690
      791. ELIZABETH the Widow and Executrix of Mr. VINCENT YOUNG late deced sheweth that having delivered up a True & perfect Inventory of the Estate of her Husband deced she therefore having craves an order of this worshipful Court for her paraphenalia as hath been usually granted to other widows and which having taken into their Serious and Charitable consideration doe therefore accordingly order that the said Elizabeth Younge shall be allowed out of her husbands Estate and keep for her own proper use one bed and furniture one old small chest three chairs one old warming pan one old pair of Bellows one Iron pot old Frying pan two spoons two porringers Two pewter dishes one old table cloth two old Towels three napkins one old pillion, one pewter Tankard one box Smoothing Iron for her paraphenalia as aforesaid.
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      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 108 Court held 12th November 1690
      905. RICHARD GIBSON complaining sheweth that VINCENT YOUNGE at the time of his death stood indebted to the plt the sum of ten thousand one hundred and thirteen pounds of Tobacco due per a former order of this Court appeale and damages with other costs .. Wherefore he hath brought his action against ELIZABETH the widow and Executrix of Vincent Younge deced and prays Judgment and now forasmuch as it appears to this Court that there is due only the sum of nineteen hundred and five pounds of Tobacco in full the ballance of all assets due from Vincent Younge Estate Therefore tis ordered that Eliza. Younge shall make payment of the said sum .. Mr. JOHN WITHERS and Mr. MATTHEW THOMPSON absent.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 20la-202 TO ALL I XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come Know Yee that wee WILLIAM YOUNGE and SAMUELL YOUNGE both of the County of Stafford this twenty third day of May 1691 and in ye 3d yeare of ye Reigne of or Sovereigne Lord & Lady WILLIAM & MARY Now Know yee that wee the said WILLIAM & SAMUELL YOUNGE for ye sume of Thirty thousand pounds of ( ) in Caske paid have sold unto ye said SAMUELL HAYWARD of Stafford County his heires a tract of lande beinge on ye North side of MACHODICK CREEKE in Stafford County by estimacon four hundred forty three acres of lande beinge a Pattent of lande formerly granted to STEPHEN NORMAN of Stafford Countie deced and after founde Escheatable to his Majtie by an Inquiscion under the hande and Seale of Coll. PETER ASHTON Deputy Escheator for ye said County and a Jury sworn for that purpose dated 9th day of September 1668 and ye said Escheat beinge so founde and composicon money being paid by VINCENT YOUNGE late off Stafford County Gent. deced our Father was granted to ye said VINCENT YOUNGE by Pattent from Sr. WM. BERKELEY Knight then Governor ye 25th day of July 1669 and since bequeathed to us ye said WM. and SAMUELL YOUNGE in ye Last Will and Testament of our deced Father ye said VINCENT YOUNGE who was then in ye actuall possession of ye same tract of lands as his proper Estate of fee simple as appears by his Last Will and Testament beareinge date ye 4th day of October 1687 as by ye aforesaid recited Pattent Jury of Inquest wth ye Last Will &Testament of or deced Father will more fully appear wch said lande hereby sold beginin ge & takes it first cours att a large pointe by a small Marsh Creeke bounded Southerly upon upper MACHODICK RIVER Easterly upon ye lands of JONAH REVETT (& MR. DADE formerly DODSONs) Northerly by ye maine Woods Westerly by ye land of JOHN WILLIAMS & ELIZABETH BURNARD formerly PRESCOTT. beinge now in possession of ye said WM. & SAMUELL YOUNGE To Have and To Hold unto the said SAMUELL HAYWARD. In Wittness whereof we have sett our handes & Scales In presence of JAMES HEARSE, WILLIAM YOUNGE ABRAHAM CULLY SAMUEL YOUNGE
      This Sale of Land was acknowledged by WM. and SAMUELL YOUNGE in the County Court of Stafford on ye 10th day of June 1691 and was then recorded
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 26(48) I VINCT: YOUNG High Sheriffe of Stafford County, doe hereby depute and appoint PATRICKE HUME to give THOMAS ODONELL possession of ye Land att OUANTIQUOTE which he recovered by Ordr: of Court from RICHD; GIBSON; Witness my hand 10 Febry: 1680
      VINCENT YOUNG, Febry: 12th 1680
      This was executed and possession given to THOMAS ODONELL in ye presence of us p me. PATRICKE HUME Deputy Sher; of Stafford County
      Testis BURR HARRISON
      WM: PERKINS
      Recordatr: in Cur: Coin: Staffd: 12 Febry; 1680
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 27(50) TO ALL &c. Now Know yee, that I ye said SR. WILLIAM BERKELEY Knt: Governor &c. Give and grant unto Mr. VINCT: YOUNG Four hundred Forty three acres of land lying on ye North side of MACHOTOCKE RIVER in Stafford County formerly granted to STEPHEN NORMAN deced., and lately found to escheate to his Majtie as by an Inquisicon under ye hand and seale of Coll: PETER ASHTON, Deputy Escheator for ye said County and a Jury sworne by him for that purpose dated ye ninth day of September 1668, may appeare, and is now granted unto ye said VINCT: YOUNG who had made his composicion to be paid accordinge to Act. To have and to hold &c.. To bee held &c.. yeilding and paying &c. Provided &x. Dated ye 25th July 1669.
      Vera Cop: Test HENRY HARTWELL, Cl Con;
      Recodat in Cour: Staffd. 9 March 1680
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      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1690-1692; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Page 191 Court held 12th November 1691
      250. RICHARD GIBSON Plt against WILLIAM YOUGE heir and Execr of VINCENT deft
      The Plt declares that formerly the 17th of May 1690 he did covenant and agree with the sd Vincent Young then high sheriff of this County to serve and officiate in the Place of undersheriff for which said service the said Young did oblige and bind himself & his heirs Exeirs and Admrs to Pay and allow the Plt the one full half part of all the profits & Perquisits that should be made out of the Sheriffs place but the said Young not minding his contract but in-tending deceive and fraud the Plt of his wages that was then due him Vizt the one half of his Profits as afsd drew into his hands & received most or all of the Profits denying to render account thereof to the Plt so that thereupon there happened several suits of Law but at the List of all accts and differences was put to audit between the Plt and the said Young by order of this worshipful Court and by the said Audit the said Younge was found to be debtor Six thousand and Sixteene pounds of Tobacco for which Sum this Court gave the Plt Judgment with costs from which said Judgment the said Young very Litigiously made his appeal to the general Court which General Court seeing the little reason he had for his appeale remitted the whole matter back to this Court with orders that here should be a definitive Judgment of all matters depending with-out further benefit of appeale to either Party which accordingly was here entered the costs and charges of all which Proceedings in the whole amounted to upwards Ten thousand pounds of Tobacco and Caske But the said Young and leaving a very insolvent Personal Estate so that the Plt could receive very Little toward satisfaction of his Judgment Vizt nineteen hundred pounds of Tobacco Two thousand paid by the said Young in his life time so that there is still remaining due to the Plt upon his Judgment and Costs the sum of six thousand pounds of Tobacco and upwards for the recovery whereof the Plt hash brought his action against William and Samuel Young Joint heirs to their father Vincent Young and who now stands seized and is possessed with his said fathers Lands and tenements Vizt four hundred forty three acres upon Machodick Creek and in this County and humbley Prayes Judgment for their Majesties Judiciall writ of Elegit directed to the sheriff to make Seizure of what goods and chattles may be found with one half of the said Lands and Tenements that there be Inquisition and Extend thereon made according to Law and delivered to the Plt for satisfaction of his debt due by the Judgment as afsd with all costs and charges incident thereto And now forasmuch as the said Richard Gibson did not appear in this Court to Prosecute his said action Therefore tis ordered that the said Richard Gibson the Plt shall make present payment of sum fifty pounds of Tobacco unto the said Wm. and Samll Young the defts with costs.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; page 28-30
      To all Christian People I WILLIAM FITZHUGH of county Stafford Gent.
      this 9th day of April 1700 .. Know ye for valuable consideration already reced from THOMAS GILSON of Westmoreland County .. have sold tract of land being in aforesaid county containing by estimation 300 acres accruing to me by a Deed of Feoffment from JONAS RIVETT of county Stafford, son and heir of Jonas Rivett late of this county deced the said land being part of a pattenc of 1600 acres granted to GERVAS DODSON the 1st Feby. 1650 the pattent being bounded easterly upon Potomack River southerly upon the mouth of upper Machotick westerly and northerly upon the main woods the said 300 acres being part granted 29th October 1653 and bounded upon the lands pattented by STEPHEN NORMAN south upon the mouth of Machotick River North Easterly upon a small creek which divides it from the rest of the 1000 acres .. Normans pattent which is now in possession of VINCENT YOUNG by an able jury of the neighbourhood & two surveyors GEO. BRENT and WM. HORTON being appointed by the General Court ..
      Presence Lewis Markham. William Fitzhugh
      John Jones. Nathl. Pope,
      Ralph Walker
      Capt. William Fitzhugh attorney for his Father Collo. Wm. Fitzhugh acknowledged deed .. April 10th 1700 and then recorded
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=154&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Young, Vincent.
      Publication 18 March 1662.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Yongue.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 200 acres near Chotanke, extending on the branches of Mattopony: adjoining David Philips.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 154 (Reel 5).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=247&last=&g_p=P6&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Young, Vincent.
      Publication 25 July 1669.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Yongue.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 443 acres on the north side of Machotick River, (Being escheat land of Stephen Norman.).
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 247 (Reel 6).
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      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol XXIII; Abstracted by Beverley Fleet
      p.72. Francis Gray sells Vincent Young 2 cows. Signed Francis Gray.
      Wit: Edmund Brent. Rich Browne. Ack and Rec 31 March 1657.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 470
      VINCENT YOUNG, 200 acs. W'moreland Co., 18 Mar. 1662, p. 236, (154). Near Chotanke, extending on branches of Mattapony, on lands of Gervase Dodson & David Phillips. Renewal of patent dated 15 Aug. 1660.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 62
      MR. VINCENT YOUNG. 443 acs. Staff. Co., N. side of Machotick Riv., 25 July 1669. p. 247. Granted to Stephen Norman, decd. & by inquisition dated 9 Sept. 1668 under Col. Peter Ashton. Depty. Eschr., found, etc.

      === Research Notes from Lora Young

      The following information may be found in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Utah: book 975.526/R2s, Stafford County Virginia Court Records 1680, page 1; NOTE: "Virginia by his Excellency. To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Whereas for ye more due administration of Justice in this Countrey, and ye greater ease of ye people in obtaining ye same, his Royall Majestie Kinge Charles ye first of ever blessed memory was peased by his instructions directed to ye Honble Governor and Councell of State requiring them hereto appoint place convenient for Inferior Courts of Justice and Commissioners for the same. In obedience whereunto itt was ordered by ye Governor and Councell ye Twenty eight of June 1642, that Commissioners should be appointed in every County for ye keepinge monthly Courts which hath been ever since continued and confirmed by divers Acts of Assembly; KNOW YE that I THOMAS CULPEPER, Baron of Thoresway, his Majesties Leiut. and Governor Genll of Virginia, have assigned you Colo. GEORGE MASON, Majr. ANDREW GILSON, Mr. JAMES ASHTON, Capt. ROBERT MASSEY, Mr. MALACHY PEALE, Mr. VINCENT YOUNGE, Dr. WILLM BANCKS, Mr. ANTHONY BUCKNER, Mr. EDWD THOMASON, Capt. MARTIN SCARLETT, Mr. THOMAS GRIGG, Mr. MATHEW THOMASON jointly and severally and every one of you, Justices to bee ye peace for ye County of Stafford, and that you cause to bee kept all Ordinances and Acts of Assembly sett forth for ye conservation of ye peace; And ye good will and government of ye people in all and singular their articles in ye said County accordinge to ye force forme and effect of ye same...." From this we learn that the Thomas Culpeper, Governor of Virginia under King Charles of England, made Mr. VINCENT YOUNG one of the Justices of the Peace in Stafford County Virginia. Mr. Young’s descendants lived in the area for several generations. There is a very good possibility that one of them was the William Young who married Patience Sinclair in the Overwharton Parish church of Stafford County on 23 Jul 1744 (Overwharton Parish Register, FHL book 975.526/K2k, page 193).

      Vincent was of an aristocratic family of Youngs (or Younges) who were neighbors of Lord Fairfax in the county of Kent. HIS FATHER, NAMED VINCENT YOUNGE, was christened 14 Dec 1600 in Womenswold, Kent England, son of William Younge (christening record, FHL film 1235368). Vincent Young Jr., born about 1630, was able to adapt to the New World and his family was well established by 7 Jul 1664 when he was sworn in as one of the two Churchwardens of Potomac Parish, which then included the entire area of the future county (Stafford County court abstracts, FHL book 975.526 P2sr, volume 1, page 4 section 20). The churchwardens were lay parish officers of the Church of England or Anglican Communion, with responsibilities in parish administration. The other Churchwarden that served with him was William Green. They were men of distinguishment and trust in the parish. Mr Young was also a man of some means because on 6 Jun 1665, he was found in court to be "indebted to Mr Francis Hales, 4000 pounds tobacco in goods" (Stafford Co court abstracts, FHL book 975.526 P2sr, vol 1, section 135). From the begining, the currency of exchange in Virginia was pounds of tobacco. The Court ordered that the debt be paid. Mr Younge presented proof in the following court on 30 Aug 1665, that he had already... "tendered goods to the said Hales as by the depositions doth appear the Court adjudge Mr Hales to receave them and that the tender was lawful... Captain (Giles) BRENT acted as attorney for Mr Young" (Stafford County court astracts, 30 Aug 1665, FHL book 975.526 P2sr, vol 1, section 160) But Mr Hales was not satisfied "and he doth appeale to the 6th day of the next General Court to be held... at James Citty" (Jamestown). The appeal was rejected.


      Vincent Younge was well enough off that he was able to pay the expenses to import indentured servants from England. The planters of Virginia during the 1600’s depended almost entirely upon these people to help with the farmwork. In the early days, the indentured servants were common people who signed a contract binding them to work for a prescribed length of time to repay their importer for bringing them out of England and their board and lodging. Usually this was for 5, 6, 7, or some prescribed length of time. They taught school, wove cloth, painted, carpentered, mended shoes, made clothes, even kept books and kept store for their masters. Indentured servants were generally treated well but held legally bound. Later English officials began to sell convicts as indentured servants, thereby making a profit and getting rid of them at the same time. George Washington’s school teacher in Stafford, Master Hobby at Falmouth was a former criminal. However many became a source of trouble, being petty pilferers, thieves, itinerant workers, or worse. Stafford County court abstracts, 9 Oct 1665, FHL book 975.526 P2sr, vol 1, section 195: "Whereas Mr Vincent Young had a servant named Richard Collings who unlawfully absented himself from his masters service by running away in the time of the crop and that the said hath proved an unsufferable damage, the Court doth therefore order that the said servant Richard Collings serve his said master after expiration of his time by indenture one whole year and that Mr Young shall pay the charges

      Land was given to planters that would arrange to import new colonists from England. Fifty acres of land was granted per person, and on 16 Jul 1654 the governor of Virginia Sir Richard Bennett, granted 1200 acres of land to John Williams and his partner Stephen Norman in Northumberland County "at the head of upper Machotix River for the transportation of 24 persons from England". When Stephen Norman died without heirs, his land share "was found escheated to his Majesties by an inquisition under ye hande of Colonel Peter Ashton deputy escheater for said County, and a jury sworne for that purpose, dated 9th day September 1668" (Stafford Co Virginia Court Abstracts, FHL book 975.526 R2s, vol 1). To escheate meant that the land was returned to the ownership of the government. John Williams Sr had a son named John Williams Jr who married Anne Young, the daughter of Vincent and Elizabeth Younge.

      In the fall of 1665, Vincent Younge provided security and became administrator of the deceased Stephen Norman’s estate. Stafford Court abstracts, 9 Oct 1665, FHL book 975.526 P2sr, vol 1, section 198 "Mr John Wells and Mr Henry Pictoe this day enter into security with Mr Vincent Young for the performance of a Will made by Stephen Norman". The administrators of a Will were legally responsible to make an inventory of the estate and to use the assets to pay any outstanding debts of the deceased. "Mr Vincent Young as administrator of Stephen Norman did this day before Mr Donding and Mr Osburne acknowledge judgment to Lt Col John Washington for 531 lbs of tobacco etc... Mr Vincent Young as administrator of Stephen Norman did this day before Col Dodman and Lt Col Meese acknowledge judgment to Mr William Stork for 400 lbs of tobacco and caske forthwith."

      In Court of 11 Feb 1666, John Williams and Vincent Young gave evidence of outstanding debts owed them by a deceased neighbor, and were awarded judgments against John Rolt who was executor of the estate. Stafford County court abstracts, FHL book 975.526 P2sr, vol 1, sections 377-8: "Whereas John Williams did put in his information to this Court against John Mathews alias Matoone for unlawfully killing a hogg belonging to the said Williams, he having proved the same by two depositions, the Court doth order that the said Williams have judgment against the estate of the said Mathews for 2000 lbs of tobacco, according to Act with charges of Court forthwith else execution. Whereas it doth appear to this Court that John Mathews alias Matoone stands indebted to John Williams 300 lbs of tobacco and a barril of Indian corn, the Court doth order that the said Williams have judgment against the estate of the said Mathews for the said debt with charges of Court forthwith else executed. Whereas Mr Vincent Young made oath that John Mathews stands indebted to him 400 lbs of tobacco and half a barrel of corn, as by the account on record may appear, the Court doth therefore order that John Rolt processor of the estate of the said Mathews, pay to the said Vincent Young the said debt with charges of Court forthwith else executed."

      In the same court of 11 Feb 1666, Vincent Young appeared as administrator of Stephen Norman’s Will to "confess judgment to Mr Francis hales administrator of John Giles for 316 lbs of tobacco and cask, before Col John Dodman and Lt Col Henry Mees to be paid forthwith... Then after making oath that he had paid the full quantity of tobacco out of the estate of Stephen Norman deceased, as by the inventory, it was appraised sixty six lbs of tobacco excepted, the Court doth order that a Quietus Est be granted to the said Young..." That meant he was officially released of his administrative responsibilities as pertaining to Mr Norman’s Will (Stafford Co court abstracts, FHL book 975.526 P2sr, vol 1 section 374 & 397). In the same court, he was released as Churchwarden and nominated as one of the Vestryman for the Stafford Parish. The Vestry was a body of church members that administered the secular affairs of the parish. "The Court doth order the persons hereafter nominated be of the Vestry and they meete on the 14 Instant at the Courthouse. Captain John Alexander, Mr Richard Fossaker, Mr Richard Heabeard, Mr John Heabeard, Mr William Heaberd, Mr Vincent Young, William Greene, Thomas Humphrey, Thomas Grigg. The Court doth order that Mr Robert Osborne and John Withers be churchwardens and sworne the next Court. The Court is adjourned till the first Wednesday in Aprill.”

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      Possible proof that Vincent’s wife’s surname was ROWLAND:
      THE FOLLOWING MENTIONS BROTHER-IN-LAW VINCENT ROWLAND`

      Vincent Younge had given his brother-in-law Vincent ROWLAND 100 acres on the northeast side of his plantation in his Will. William Young also made provision in his will for Vincent Rowland’s son David. Vincent Rowland died in 1701 and an inventory of his estate included money owed him from ‘Mr’ Young. It is not certain which Mr Young this was. Stafford Court abstracts, 9 Sep 1701, FHL book 975.526 R2s: "The estate of Vinson Rowland recorded and transferred to record... mentions judgment obtained by Richard Bryant... balance due from Mr Young. Contra. By ballance of a former account rendered by her husband

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