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

James Roy

Male 1683 - 1741  (58 years)


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  • Name James Roy  [1
    Born 1683  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1741  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024701  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Richard Roy,   b. Between 1654 and 1657, Roy's Neck, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1730, Statton Major, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Marsh,   b. Abt 1661,   d. Statton Major, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1679  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Linton,   b. 1686, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Married St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mungo Dr. Roy,   b. Bef 1701, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1758, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     2. Mungo Dr. {addl records} Roy,   b. Bef 1701, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1758, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     3. Thomas Roy,   b. Abt 1702, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Elizabeth Roy,   b. Bef 1716, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years)
     5. David Roy,   b. Bef 1721, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     6. Apphia Roy,   b. Aft 1722, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1779, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     7. Isabella Roy,   b. Aft 1723, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     8. Mary Roy,   b. Aft 1724, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)
     9. Sarah Roy,   b. Aft 1725, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F15168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://foertschfamily.com/Delk%20info/Roy%20Tree.htm
      URL title: Descendants of Hugh Roy
      Note:
      THE WILL OF JAMES ROY

      "In the name of God, Amen. I, James Roy, being very sick and weak, but in perfect senses and memory do constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament, leaving Major Francis Thornton my sole executor. Viz., that is to say, after my just debts and ... is paid, I leave to my son Thomas Roy all my land, only reserving for my daughter Elizabeth Gordon, now wife to John Gordon, her life in part of the said land, to hold, occupy, and enjoy till her, the said Elizabeth Gordon's death, and no one to hold under her any longer. Also, I leave to my son Thomas Roy four Negroes, that is to say: Sipped, Jack, Cate, and Jenney. And all the rest of my worldly goods I leave to be equally divided betwixt my five daughters, except what Negroes and Mulattoes over and above the four left to my son Thomas Roy, which my daughter Elizabeth Gordon is not to have any claim in by reason she has already received her due share of the slaves above named. Negroes and Mulattoes being four in number to be equally divided betwixt my daughters Effey Roy, Isabella Roy, Mary Roy, and Sarah Roy. And all the remainder to be equally divided betwixt my said daughter Elizabeth, Effey, Isabella, Mary, and Sarah. And to my son David Roy I leave one shilling sterling and no more. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of April anno. one thousand seventeen hundred and forty-one." Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Edwd. Herndon, John Gordon and Elizabeth Gordon
      The deposition of Edward Herndon, aged thirty-three years being sworn, deposits that on Thursday at night the 16th of April, 1741 the deponent witnessed the will produced in Court of James Roy deceased. And on Saturday morning following when he went to bleed... the deceased, on last desire, he told him there was something... that should have been mentioned in his will which was that he had some cash by him, two double loans, and four pounds due from Thos. Edmondson. And after paying for the corn and some to her trifles there would be fifteen pounds lift, which he desired might be applied to the schooling of his son Thomas Roy, and that he believed he was in his proper senses at the time. And further this Deponent leyeth not."

      Edward Herndon. On motion of Francis Thornton, the executor of James Roy deceased, the Court took the deposition of Edward Herndon which was ordered to be annexed to the said deceased's will. John Waller, Court Clerk "At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Thursday, July 7th 1741: The last will and testament of James Roy deceased: being sworn to and exhibited by Francis Thornton, Jr., being the executor therein named, was proved by the oath of Edward Hendon, John Gordon, and Elizabeth Gordon the witnesses thereto, and the said executor having entered into bond with John Taliaferro being his security, and acknowledged the same in court, and having taken the oath as the court directs, and certificate in due form is granted him for obtaining court of probate. And it is ordered that Edward Herndon, Joseph Howard, William Berry and Thomas Ship, or any three of them, being first sworn before some magistrate of this county do appraise all such of the said deceased's estate as shall be produced and shown them by said Executor, and make return of their processing therein."

      John Waller, Court Clerk
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      ROY, JAMES, d. Apr. 16, 1741, p. May 5, 1741. Wit. Edward Herndon. John Gordon, Elizabeth Gordon. Ex. Maj. Francis Thornton. Leg. son Thomas Roy, all my land; daughter Elizabeth Gordon, now wife to John Gordon; daughters Effey, Isabella, Mary, and Sarah Roy; son David Roy. (Page 325)
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      1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 405)
      Richmond County Court 7th of June 1699
      - JAMES ROY, Servant to SEM COX, being presented to this Court to have inspection into his age is adjudged Thirteen years old and ordered to serve his said Master or his assigns according to Declaration Act
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      GUARDIANS BONDS:
      150 Edmund Waller, guard. to Isabella Roy, orph. of James Roy, with William Waller, sec. Oct. 6, 1741.
      150 Richard Ship, guard. to Mary Roy, orph. of James Roy, with Edward Herndon and Thomas Ship, sec. Oct. 6, 1741.
      150 John Gordon, Jr., guard. to Sarah Roy, orph. of James Roy, with Edward Herndon and John Parrish, sec. Nov. 3, 1741.
      150 Isaac Darnell, guard. to Aphia. Roy, orph. of James Roy, with Anthony Foster and Daniel Duvall, sec. July 5, 1743.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/VD1740.html
      URL title: Virginia Death Records
      Note:
      April 16 1741 James Roy Spotslyvania County
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      4 April 1732 O.S., Page 107
      On motion of Thomas Smith Gent{n}:who was appointed overseer of the Rappahannock road & to build a bridge over the Hazle run to have liberty to bye timber, or have some viewed & appraised, for the said use at y{e} Countys Charge, he being forewarned P the proprietors of the land adjoyning for Cutting or makeing use of any for that purpose was disabled in building the Said bridge, It is considered & Agreed to by the court & with the consent of JAMES WILLIAMS proprietor of ye Land adjoyning to have John Grayson Jun{r}: Uriah Garton, and JAMES ROY or and two of them to view & appraise so much timber of the said JAMES WILLIAMS as will be necessary & sufficient to build the said bridge & that y{e} S{d} WILLIAMS pe paid for the same at the Laying y{e} next County Levy, According to y{e} valuation to be returned to the nest Court-

      Source:
      Spotsylvania County Road Orders 1722-1734 [Nathaniel Mason Pawlett];
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 56
      50 William Frazer, admr. of David Mitchell, decd., with John Gordon and James Roy, sec. Oct. 6, 1730.
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 71
      400 John Gordon, Jr., guard. to Thomas Roy, orph. of James Roy, with Thomas Blossingham and Benj. Martin, sec. July 4, 1749.
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 70

      GUARDIANS BONDS ; WILL BOOK A

      150 Edmund Waller, guard. to Isabella Roy, orph. of James Roy, with William Waller, sec. Oct. 6, 1741.

      150 Richard Ship, guard. to Mary Roy, orph. of James Roy, with Edward Herndon and Thomas Ship, sec. Oct. 6, 1741.

      150 John Gordon, Jr., guard. to Sarah Roy, orph. of James Roy, with Edward Herndon and John Parrish, sec. Nov. 3, 1741.

      150 Isaac Darnell, guard. to Aphia Roy, orph. of James Roy, with Anthony Foster and Daniel Duvall, sec. July 5, 1743.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      Essex County order books 1717-1722

      p. 115-119. 11-12 June 1719. Richard Buckner of Essex County, Gent., to Robert Dudley of Middlesex County, Gent., Lease and release: for 220 pounds sterling.

      500 acres in St. Mary's Parish, Essex County,John formerly purchase by John Patterson of John Prosser and after the decease of the said Patterson being found to escheat was granted to Richard Buckner 22 Sept. 16 (?) to the miles end of John Paine... a branch of Pumonsend... in the main Pocoson.. land belonging to the aforesaid John Prosser. Richard Buckner
      Wit: Thomas (T) Hubbard, Nicholas Hawkins, James Roy, John (J) Davis.

      Sept 15, 1719. Acknowleded by Richard Buckner, Gent., Elizabeth Buckner by Robert Jones her attorney relinquished her dower.
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 96
      Oct. 27, 1725. George x Proctor of Spts. Co. to Thomas Morris of the same Co. 6000 lbs. tob., 200 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. County, on Hazlee Run. Witnesses: John James, James x Roy, G. Home. Rec. Novr. 2, 1725.
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 169-170
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of October in the year of Our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and twenty five, Between GEORGE PROCKTER of Spotsylvania County of one part and JAMES ROY of the County aforesaid of other part; Wittnesseth that GEORGE PROCKTER in consideration of sum of five shillings of lawfull money of Great Brittain to him in hand paid by JAMES ROY the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JAMES ROY one parcell of woodland ground containing one hundred and seven acres lying in Saint George Parish in Spotsylvania County on the HASLEE RUN bounded, Beginning at two red Oaks on the East side of the aforesaid Run in a line of EDWARD PRICE. thence with his line North seventy five and a half degrees West one hundred ninety two poles to his corner red Oak, thence South fourteen degrees West one hundred poles to a red and white Oak, thence South seventy five and a half degrees East one hundred and eighty poles to three white Oaks by the HASLEE RUN side, thence down the Run the several' courses to the beginning place, and all houses orchards profitts and appurtenances thereunto belonging; To have and to hold the parcell of land and premises hereby sold from the day next before the day of the date of these presents dureing the term of one whole year from thence next ensueing paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn on the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel if the same be demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession JAMES ROY may be in the actual possession of the premises and be enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him his heirs, In Witness whereof the parties first above named to these present Indentures interchangeabley their hands and seals have sett the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      JOHN JAMES GEORGE his marks PROCKTER
      CHARLESSTE WARD
      THOMAS signum sr, MORRIS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the Second day of November 1725 GEORGE PROCKTER acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for Land unto JAMES ROY att whose motion the same was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      Name: James Roy
      Date: 27 Oct 1725
      Location: Spotsylvania CO., VA
      Property: 107 acres in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., on Haslee Run.
      Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
      Remarks: George x Proctor of Spotsylvania Co., Va., to James Roy of the same Co. 3000 lbs. tobacco, 107 acres in St. George Par., Spts. Co., on Haslee Run. Rec. Novr. 2, 1725.
      Description: Grantee
      Book_Date: A
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      1728-1729 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 111
      Decr. 9, 1729. John Grayson of St. Geo. Par., Spts. County, to Ambrose Grayson of same par. and county. 50 ster., 200 a.--part of Deeds formerly purchased by Jno. Grayson of Wm. Smith of Gloucester, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Francis Turnley, Henry Rogers, James x Roy. March 3, 1729-30. Susannah, wife of Jno. Grayson, acknowledged her dower, etc.
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      Name: James Roy
      Date: 6 Jun 1732
      Location: Spotsylvania CO., VA
      Property: 300 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.
      Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
      Remarks: Francis Thornton and Francis Thornton, junr. Executors of the last will and testament of James Horsnale, decd. [See Will Book A.] and of St. Mary's Par., Caroline Co., to William Grayson of St. Bee's Par., Cumberland Co., in Great Britain. 50 ster., 300
      Description: Witness
      Book_Date: B
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 122
      June 6, 1732. Francis Thornton and Francis Thornton, junr. Executors of the last will and testament of James Horsnale, decd. [See Will Book A.] and of St. Mary's Par., Caroline County, to William Grayson of St. Bee's Par., Cumberland County, in Great Britain. 50 ster., 300 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. County, purchased by James Horsnale of Augustine Smith. Witnesses: John Grame, John Bland, James x Roy. June 6, 1732.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 29, 1734. Joseph Delaney of Hamilton Par., Prince William County, planter, to Robert Biscoe of Brunswick Par., King Geo. Co. 9 curr., 97 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. County, granted sd. Delaney by pat. Sept. 28, 1728. John Latham, James x Roy. July 2, 1734. Mary, wife of Joseph Delaney, acknowledged her dower, etc.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Dec. 3, 1734. Augustine Smith of St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., to James Roy of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. 1:18 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Frans. Thornton, Junr.; Thos. Slaughter, G. Home, Anthony Rhodes, Jr. Dec. 3, 1734.
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      1734-1735 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; {Antient Press}:
      att a Court continued and held for Spotsylvania County April ye 34 1734
      - On Petition of FRANCES FRAZIER for administration of her late Husband, WILLIAM FRAZIER deced Estate, is granted; she having taken the Oath as the Law directs and entered into Bond with SUSANNAH LIVINGSTON & JOHN GORDON her Securitys and acknowledged the same in Court, And ordered that JAMES ROY, THOS: HILL, RICHARD TUTT & JAMES WILLIAMS or any two of them (being first sworn before a Majestrate of this County) do appraise all such of the said deceds Estate as shall be produced & shewn there by the said Admrx. And make report of their proceedings to the next Court

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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 5, 1740. James x Roy of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., Planter, to Thomas Edmondson of St. Ann's Par., Essex Co., Gent. 24 curr. 107 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., purchased by sd. Roy from one George Proctor. Witnesses: John Waller, John Gordon, John, Wiggleswortb, Willi. Reid, Andr. Craig. Oct. 7, 1742. Elizabeth. wife of James Roy, acknowledged her dower, etc
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 157
      Nov. 19, 1741. Phebe Hobson of St. Mark's Par., Orange County, widow, to Robert Coleman, the Younger, of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. 20 curr. 50 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.--part of a pat. granted Robert Coleman, Senr. (father of the above named Robt. Coleman), Dec. 2, 1723, and by him conveyed to one George Carter, and by sd. Carter to sd. Phebe Hobson. Witnesses, Joseph Adcock, George Carter, David Roy. Decr. 1, 1741.
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      1740-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; {Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 7th July 1741
      - JOHN GORDON and ELIZABETH his Wife came into Court and relinquished their right to any Legacy or Devise that they might have to the Will produced in Court of JAMES ROY deced.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Oct. 1, 1743. Thomas Edmundson, Gent., of Essex Co., and Dorothy, his wife, to James Garnett, Gent., of same Co. 230 curr. 853 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.; "500 a. thereof purchased of Wm. Fantleroy of Augustine Smith," etc.; "200 a. part thereof of Edward Price by sd. Wm. Fantleroy," etc.; "107 a.," etc.; first two parts bought by sd. Edmundson of sd. Fantleroy, and the last by sd. Edmundson of one James Roy, etc. Witnesses, John Seayres, Jas. Davis, Jno. Levingston. Oct. 4, 1743.

  • Sources 
    1. [S813175] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 145.

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