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

James Williamson

Male Abt 1621 - 1657  (~ 36 years)


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  • Name James Williamson  [1
    Born Abt 1621  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jan 1656/57  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I022533  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Family Williamson 
    Family ID F50961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Underwood,   b. Abt 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1662, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Between 1651 and 16 Dec 1652  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Williamson,   b. Abt 1655, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1702, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     2. Mary Williamson,   b. Abt 1656, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1717, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F13652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 56-62
      AN INVENTORY of the Estate of Mr JAMES WILLIAMSON deced appraised by us whose names are (missing) according to order of Court this 23th January 1656 5 small boys one (missing) youths at 10 pound pr. peice 1 bedstead curtaines & vallens rugg & blanket & pullow & bolster, (3) Feather beds, boulster Pillows Blanketts 1 very old, 1 Trunckle bedstead 1 rug all old
      In an Old Trunk Diaper table cloth & 16 napkins. 2 pair old Drawers, sheet, all wearing linen for a man (most unreadable) In a Trunk 1 pair of very old calicoe sheets, table cloths, Napkins, sheets
      In a C
      1 old Tabby Gown, 2 old Taffaty petticoats, 2 womans Wastcoates, 1 cloth petticote, 1
      tuff suit & coate, 1 old Mantle, 2 blankets & one muff, 3 white dishes a small baby nett old rings a corrall & bodkin, an old Coasting Coate & Cap On a Chest in the Parlour One green suit, curtains & vallins, one searge coate, 3 pair old Stockings, 1 pair Tops, a emnant blew linen
      In the Parlour 8 cushions, a old carpett, a short table & 3 (missing) 4 old leather chairs, a wooden hair, a looking glass, 3 old matted (missing) 1 pair doggs & old shovel & tongs, 1 ridiron & a small parcell of old books, 1 empty case with scrued botles
      In the Hall
      One table. 2 old couches & chairs, 3 pair of Stilliards, 1 empty chest, 4 combs, a remnant Tape, Ribbon, 2 yards 1/2 Roanoake, 4 yards couloured callicoe, black & brown thread ed Searge, Canvas, hall carpetplate & sackcup spoon a thimble In the Buttery
      Hoes, broad ax, 2 hatchetts, 4 empty Jarrs, 2 Lanthorns, 3 Lamps, 1 earthen pipkin & 3 pudding. 6 empty cask, a parcell of nails, 5 earthen butter potts, 4 tin candlesticks a Flaggon a parcell of old pewter, four guns, a pistoll six iron potts two of them broke, 2 iron kettle, 1 old kettle & skillet, 3 spites, a brass skimmer & 2 brass candlesticks, a trevitt, 2 smoothing irons, an empty chest, 2 cross saws, 2 axes, 11 turkeys, poultery, 4 Sows, Plough Beer, a Boate, a tankard, a Cloak, 2 shirts, Certificate for rights 24 persons,
      barrels of Indian Corn, 6 bushells salt at 2 p bush; Sweet scented tobacco
      THOMAS GOODRICH
      ANDREW GILSON
      WILL JOHNSON
      HUMP: BOOTH
      We whose names are underwritten being appointed by the Court to view the writings of Mr. JAMES WILLIAMSON deced do find Debts due to his Estate as foll. Vizt. December the 19th 1656
      Capt. WHITTY (five names with only the first initial given); RICHARD LAWSON; HENRY WHITE; (missing) HARRIS); (missing )UFORD, (missing)
      KIN; ROBERT MUSSELL, WILLIAM HALL, CYPRIAN BISHOP, MR. BOOTH; GEORGE BRYER; WILL UNDERWOOD; FRANCIS GOAR; THOMAS GOOSE: COLL. FAUNTLEROY; THOMAS HARRIS; MR. CORBART; LEONARD JOANES; WILL MOSELY; ROBERT HULL; MR. SAMPUR; MR. BALL; Mr. BAGNALL, CHRISTOPHER BROWNRIGG; WILLIAM JOHNSON; JOHN BIBBY; JOHN CAPLE; ROBERT YOUNG, RICHARD KING; EDWARD BRITTEN: AMBROSE MEADER; THOMAS MEADER, RICHARD LAWSON; GEORGE TAYLOR; JAMES GATES; RICHARD TOMLYNSON; ROBERT SISON: MRS. UPTON; MR. SLAUGHTER; LEIFT. COLL. SMITH, JOHN RICHARDSON, TOBY INGRAM
      Re bills due
      THOMAS MEADER, CHRISTOPHER BROWNRIGG; LEONARD JOANES; GEORGE TAYLOR, HENDRICK AYRES; CAPT. WHITTY; JOHN GILLET; THOMAS TO(missing)
      In Money
      WILLIAM UNDERWOOD, PHILLIP PARKER; GEORGE BRYER; JOHN SHERLOCK; CHRISTOPHER BROWNRIGG
      ANDREW GILSON
      JOHN RICHARDSON
      June the 27th 1657
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 63-64
      THE INVENTORY of CLEMENT THRESH his Estate
      Imprimis (missing) years nid a peice (missing) hoggs (missing)
      DEBTORS OF TOBACCO By ROBERT HOPKINS, JAMES MARRITT; JAMES BAGNALL (missing) owes of sweet scented (missing) Debtor for one barrel of (missing) 2 lb Powder (missing) 2 shott (missing) l hhd tobacco received & marked at JOHN (missing)
      Received of ROGER at Father COLEMANs (missing) tobacco
      Mr. BRUMMHILL for Country levys, Mr. BRUMMHILL for one barrel of corn
      RICHARD COLEMAN Debt by Bill; JOHN MILLES Debt by Bill; JOHN GEAR Debt. by Bill; MR. MEES Debt by condition (missing) two men servants WILL JOHNSON Debtr. by Bill; THOMAS GOODRICH Debts by Bill; THOMAS PETTIE Debtr. by (missing) all the household goods of CHRISTOPHER THRESH his Estate. Item One feather bed one boulster, rugg, one husk bed wth curtaines & vallens, one flock bed, boulster, pillow blankett, curtains & vallens; one feather bed & boulster pillow green rugg curtains & vallens; husk bed, one feather bed, 3 sheets, 1 Diaper table cloth & a dozen and half of napkins, 1 old sheet he was buried in & 2 old pillow ceers, 1 Lockram table cloth & 2 napkins, 1 holland wastecoate, 2 towel's & 2 banes; 1 Cloth pair of hose & a Jackett, 1 cloth pair of hose & Jackett more; 1 Mantle, 24 yards of ribbon, 1 Bible, 1 Carpett & old Castor, 3 old chests;
      1 table six stooles 2 joynt chaires, 3 wooden chaires, 1 plate dram cup, A plate sack cup 2 handirons, 1 iron spitt, 1 gridiron, 2 iron pestles, 6 large pewter dishes, 1 half dozen of pewter plates, 2 pewter candlesticks, 4 small pewter dishes, 6 wooden trays, 1 old couch; 1 foundering tub; four guns, 2 pewter salt sellers, 1 cutlass, 1 tenent saw, 1 cross cut saw 1 small silver spoon & 2 shil(missing) silver, 1 sattin wastcoat & 1 shirt An Account of the catle which belong to ANN HARRIS six cows & one calf, 2 heiffers of 2 years old a peice by
      THOMAS GOODRICH
      ANDREW GILSON
      JOHN GILLET
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-06-12 09:34:38
      This land grant mentions at least 35 names. A few of which are familar: John Marshall, William Underwood, Nicholas Stone & Poe (first name not given). This John Marshall could be the one that Paxton used for the father of Thomas Marshall d.1704 Westmoreland.

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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=212&last=&g_p=P2&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Williamson, James.
      Publication 22 May 1650.
      Gen. note By a memo: It appears that 300 acs. of this patt was by virtue of one granted to Richard Bennet Mar. 2. 1638.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 1800 acres on Rappahanock River, on the north side: Beg.g &c. nigh the mouth of a creeke called Milleck Creek. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, p. 212 (Reel 2).
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=211&last=&g_p=P2&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Williamson, James.
      Publication 22 May 1650.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 1150 acres on Rappahanock River on the north side.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, p. 211 (Reel 2).
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 190
      MR. JAMES WILLIAMSON, 1150 acs. In Rappa. Riv. on the N. side, 150 acs. being marsh. 22 May 1650, p. 211. Trans. of 23 pers: Silvester Thacher, Wm. Freeman, Robert Dunn, Wm. Harrison, Kath. Peirce, James Loyd, John Richardson, Henry Crompton, Edward Hurt, William Jury, Methusalem Hart, Ralph England, Wm. Hutt (or Nutt), Robert Wildge, Morgan Davis, Eliza. Harton, Walter Owens, Jno. Cadin, Wm. Jefferson, John Fennell, Marg. Baker, John Davis, Tho. Whitlock.
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=58&last=&g_p=P3&collect ion=LO Patent
      Title Sherlock, John.
      Publication 15 November 1653.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Shurlock.
      Note Location: Lancaster County.
      Description: 200 acres on Rappahannock River, adjoining a tract of land formerly surveyed for James Williamson, and lying on a creek known by the name of Totaskey.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 343
      MR. WM. UNDERWOOD, Gent., 1400 acs., upon N. side of Rappa. Riv., upon Eastermost side of Milbecke Cr., adj. land of James Wmson. (Williamson). 10 Mar. 1656, p. 81, (119). Renewal of patent dated 22 May 1650.
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      Title Bryer, George.
      Publication 16 March 1657.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 400 acres on the North side of Rappahannock. Beginning &c at the miles end by and above the land of James Williamson.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 232 (Reel 4).
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      Title Hasplock, George.
      Publication 17 March 1663.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Lancaster County.
      Description: 200 acres on Rappahannock River. On the head of a dividend of Land surveyed formerly for James Williamson and lying on a creek known by the name of Tatoskey.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=57&last=58&g_p=G2&c ollection=NN Grant
      Title Colston, William.
      Publication 14 November 1694.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 110 acres on Totaskey Creek, adjoining James Williamson.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 57-58 (Reel 288).
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      James Hughes 2005-07-06 19:39:53
      The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter , Page 102
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=181&last=&g_p=G2&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Jacobus, Angelo.
      Publication 30 July 1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 454 acres adjoining Henry Strishton, John Clistier and the land of James Williamson (decd).
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 181 (Reel 288).
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      Mar. 7, 1671, William Moseley delivered to Mr. Wm. Ball, Jr., Mr. James Williamson's patent for 1,800 acres of land dated 22 May, 1651, and the Underwood patent to Margaret and Mary Williamson for 882 acres, dated March 11, 1662. March 20, 1673, Capt. Wm. Ball, Gent., and Margaret his wife, a daughter and co-heir of Mr. James Williamson, and Anthony Bridges of Westmoreland, attorney for John Rosier, Gent., of Westmoreland, and Mary his wife, daughter and co-heir of James Williamson, sold to Charles Dacres, Clerke (Minister) of Westmoreland, 450 acres, part of a patent for 1,800 acres granted to Mr. James Williamson, dec'd, etc. They guaranteed title against themselves and the heirs of William Williamson, also dec'd.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.geocities.com/janet_ariciu/Meador.html
      URL title: Janet's Genealogy - Meador Family
      Note:
      The last record of Ambrose Meador in Isle of Wight Co. is in 1649, when he sold land to Ralph Warrener on 9 April 1649. Ambrose soon followed the Puritan colonists to Lancaster Co. on the Rappahannock River. He is first found there on a list of tithers on 24 Oct 1653. He settled on the northeast side of the river in the Totuskey Creek area. On 3 Sep 1656 he purchased from James Williamson the lower 1,000 acres at the 1800 grant on Willing Creek (Totuskey Creek). The neighbors here besides Williamson included Bryer, William Underwood, Abraham Moore, Thomas Robinson, and William Denby from the Isle of Wight colony.
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 103
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES WILLIAMSON of Rappa. in Virgin is Merchant am holden & firmely bound unto JOHN HARDY Citizen &Cooper of LONDON in fourscore pounds of good currant & lawfull money of England to be paid to the said JOHN HARDEY or his certaine Attorney to which payment truly to be made I bind me my heirs Exrs. & Admrs. sealed with my Seale dated the 1 & twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord God according to the computacon of the Church of England one thousand Six hundred Fifity & five
      in presence of JOHN - - - - JAMES WILLIAMSON
      The Condition of this obligation is that if the within bounded JAMES WILLIAMSON his heirs or assignes do well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto JOHN HARDIE his heirs or assignes within his now dwelling house situate & being in CHEQUER YARD in the Parish of GREAT ALHALLOWES LONDON the sum of forty pounds of good currant & lawfull money of England on the three & twentieth day of November which shall be in the year of our Lord God One thousand Six hundred & fifty & six that then this obligation shall be void otherwise to remaine & be in full force
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 104
      KNOW ALL that (missing) or hear them to be read Sr. RICHARD CHINITION Knt Lord Mayor of the City of LONDON the Aldermen or Senatrs. of the said City send greeting. Know ye that on the day of the date hereof before us the said Iord Mayor & Aldermen in our Court holden in the Chambr. of the Guild Hall of this City personally come & appeared JOHN HARDIE Citizin & Cooper of LONDON of the age of f----ty two years or thereabouts being a person well known & worth of good credit & did by solemn oath which he took upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God before us then & there solemnly declare testify & depose to be true that the Bond or obligation now produced in Court fair & un can celled was Sealed & delivered unto him this Deponant by JAMES WILLIAMSON of Rappahanock in Virginia Merchant therein menconed as his act & deed on the day & year therein specified & was for Security for forty pounds just & good Debts owing unto him Deponant from the said JAMES WILLIAMSON for goods & comodities sould & delivered unto him by this deponent & this deponent also saith that hath not directly or indirectly ever had or receved of or from the said JAMES or any body else for him or to his use the said Sum of Forty pounds or any part or parcell thereof but saith that the same & every part thereof with Interest & charges is yeti Justly & truly resting due & owing to him the deponent from the Estates Ezrs. Admrs. or assignes of the said JAMES & we the said Lord Mayor & Aldermen do hereby forthwith certify that the said JOHN HARDIE hath made and ordained ISAAC FOXCRAFT of WEEKOCHOMICHA in Virginia Merchant his true & lawfull attorney or procurator for recovery & receit of the Contents of the Bond before menconed of & from WILLIAM UNDERWOOD of Rappahanock in Virginia aforesd Merchant Admr. of the goods &c of the aforesaid JAMES WILLIAMSON of & from the Exrs. Admrs. assignes or goods of the aforemenconed JAMES WILLIAMSON of the sd WILLIAM UNDERWOOD as his Admr. & to that purpose JOHN HARDIE did before us in Court in the presence of the witnesses that have hereunto subscribed seale & deliver as his act & deed to the use of the said ISAAC FOXCRAFT Lre of Attorney bearing date with these presents as in & by the same may appear. In Witness whereof we the said Lord Mayor & Aldermen of the said City of LONDON the Seale of the Office of Mayoraltie of the same City to these present have caused to be appended & (missing) bond or obligation & Lre of Attorney before men-coned to be hereunto annexed (missing) in LONDON the Six day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty & eight
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN HARDIE Citizen & Cooper of LONDON for divers good causes have made & by these presents do make my loving Friend ISSAC FOXCRAFT of WECKOCHOMICHA in Virginia Merchant my true & lawfull Attorney to Demand & receive by all lawfull means whatsoever from WILLIAM UNDERWOOD of Rappahancok in Virginia aforesd Merchant of all the goods chattels & creditts of JAMES WILLIAMSON late of Rappa aforesaid Merchant deced the sum of four score pounds of lawfull money of England which was & is due unto me by one Obligation bearing date the two & twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord 1655 for non payment of the sum of forty pounds of like money on the three & twentieth day of November 1656 giving & by these presents granting unto my said Attorney his substitutes & assignes all my full power concerning the premises if need be to sue arrest Imprison & condemn and to agree recover & receive upon the composition or other agreement acquittances in my name to make & genrly to do all act & acts whatsoever which shall be needfull as fully as I my self could do if I were there personally holding for stable wtsoever my said Attorney may lawfully do by virtue of these presents. In Witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & seal this Sixth day of August in year One thousand Six hundred & fifty & Eight
      in presence of WILLIAM SMITH, JOHN HARDIE
      JERE JENEWAY Servt. to FRA: SADLER,
      HENRY MOSSE, SAM PENSER, MARK PENSER
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 105
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ISAAC FOXCRAFT the Attorny of JOHN HARDIE have appointed Coll. MORE FANTLEROY my true & lawfull attorney to demand & recover all such debts as shall appear to be due from the Estate of JAMES WILLIAMSON deced to the said HARDIE & after satisfacion received to discharge for the same granting unto my said Attorney full power in the premises as is granted to me & what he shall do therein I hereby rattify & confirme as if I were personally present & did the same Witness my hand this thirtieth of Apri1 1660
      Witness THO: HOBSON, ISAAC FOXCRAFT
      Sig. ROGER WATERS
      Recordt. 12 die September Ano Dom 160 p me WA: GRANGER Clr. Cur
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 284
      MARGARET and MARY WILLIAMSON Pattent for Eighty two acres of land bearing date the Eleventh of March 1662
      EDWARD JAMES Pattent for three hundred and fifty bearing date the 4th of January 1653
      Mr, JAMES WILLIAMSON Pattent for Eighteen hundred acres of land bearing date the 22d of May 1651
      Mr. JAMES WILLIAMSON Pattent for noe Quantity mentioned may be the year
      1651
      These above Pattents in presence of the Court were delivered to Mr. WILLIAM BALL JUNIOR by Mr. WILLIAM MO5ELEY March the 7th 1671

  • Sources 
    1. [S044751] Capt Thomas Carter.
      "The Descendants of Capt Thomas Carter of Barford, Lancaster County, Virginia" by Joseph Lyon Miller, W Thomas published in 1988

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