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

Larkin Chew

Male 1678 - 1729  (51 years)


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  • Name Larkin Chew  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1678  Annapolis, Anne Arundle County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1729  St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025532  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Joseph Chew,   b. 1641, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1715/16, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Ruth Larkin,   b. 1655, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1729, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1669  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Roy,   b. 1680, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1734, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1698  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Chew,   b. Abt 1698, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1738, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     2. Larkin Chew,   b. 1698, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1770, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Thomas Chew,   b. 1702, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1782, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Thomas {Addl Records1} Chew,   b. 1702, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1782, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Thomas {Addl Records2} Chew,   b. 1702, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1782, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Anna Chew,   b. 1703, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     7. John Chew,   b. 1706, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1756, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F15418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      CHEW, LARKIN, d. May 11, 1728, p. Apr. 1, 1729. Wit. William Russell. Ex. son Larkin Chew. Leg. sons Thomas and John Chew; daughter Nan Johnson, wife of William Johnson; Larkin Chew Junr. son of Larkin and Hannah Chew, every part and parcel of my estate after my debts are paid; my wife Hannah Chew to have her first choice of my estate after the debts are paid, to maintain her and my mother Ruth Green, during their natural lives, afterwards to return to Larkin Chew, my natural son and executor. (page 98)
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter , Page 281
      Note:
      The first of the Chew family in Virginia was John Chew, born in 1598, and died in 1668, said to have been of a Somerset family. He came to Virginia about 1620, and in 1636 was mentioned by the governor as "one of the ablest Merchants in Virginia." He settled first at Hog Island, and was the Burgess from that place in 1623, 1624 and 1629; and for York County in 1642, '43, and '44. In 1624 he had a deed for a small parcel of land near his dwelling house in James City. His wife's name was Sarah, and they had issue: Samuel Chew, later of "Herrington," Maryland, a justice, burgess, etc., in that colony, and ancestor of the distinguished Chew families of Maryland and Pennsylvania; John Chew and Joseph Chew, ancestors of the Virgnia family. John Chew, Sr., was a justice of York County, Virginia., 1634 to 1652, and about the latter date removed to Maryland, where he died in 1668.

      Joseph Chew, born 1641, died 1716, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland., where he removed from York County, Virginia., after 1659, married a daughter of a Mr. Larkin of Annapolis. They had a son, Larkin Chew, born 1686, died 1729, returned to Virginia about 1700, and lived subsequently in counties of King and Queen, Essex, and Spotsylvania. Justice of Peace of Spotsylvania in 1722; Sheriff, 1727-'28; Burgess, 1723 and '26. Will prob. April 1, 1729. Married Hannah, daughter of John Roy of Port Royal, Virginia. Had issue: 1, Thomas, justice of the peace, sheriff, etc., Spotsylvania; 2, Anne; 3, John, of whom later; 4, Larkin, justice of the peace, sheriff, etc.

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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 118
      Essex County Court 11th of April 1702
      - LARKIN CHEW, JAMES BOUGHAN & RICHARD COVINGTON acknowledged their Bond for the said CHEWs Building of a COURT HOUSE for this County, which is ordered to be recorded
      - LARKIN CHEW haveing this day entred into Bond with Security for the building of a COURT HOUSE for this County which is to be compleatly finished by the Tenth day of November which shall be in the yeare of our Lord 1703 in consideracon whereof its ordered that the said CHEW be paid in the neat County Levy Thirty thousand pounds of tobo: and caske convenient to be paid proporconably in each Parish of this County and the remainder in ye County Levy then next following to be paid as aforesd.
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 108
      Bond, 11 Oct 1703. 100. Sterling. Larkin Chew to keep an ordinary.
      Wit: Signed Larkin Chew
      Wm Covington Charles Smith
      Tho Harwar Tho x Griffin
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 109
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr.sents that wee LARKIN CHEW of the County of KING & QUEENE, JAMES BOUGHAN &RICHD. COVINGTON of the County of Essex in the Colony of Virga. are bound unto his Majties. Justices of the peace of the County of Essex aforesd. in the sume of one hundred and ten thousand pounds of good sound merchantable tobo: and caske to be paid to which we bind ourselves this 11th day of April 1702
      The Condicon of this obligacon is that Whereas upon certaine proposicons on ye 10th day of March last made betweene ye abovemen coned Justices of ye sd County of Essex & the above bound LARKIN CHEW in & about the building & erecting of a COURT HOUSE for the use of the sd County on the land of FRA: MERIWETHER where Capt. RICHD. COVINGTON, Mr, SAMLL, THACKER, Mr. FRA: GOULDMAN shall appoint, It was verbally agreed upon betweene the sd p:ties that the said LARKIN for Fifty seaven thousand six hundred pounds of tobo: & caske convenient, Thirty thousand whereof to be paid him this pr:sent yeare 1702, the remainder the next years ensueing at the usual! time of Publick paymt. in each of the sd yeares should build erect & workmanlike fully compleate upon the land as men coned a House of these following demensions (vizt) Forty five foot in length, Twenty two foote broad and ten foot pitch betweene joynt & joynt with a strong & able Girt rooff to be well covered with good red Oake Clapboards five foote long & to be well Shingled upon them with Cyprus Shingles well & titely laid on the said House. To be weather boarded with Pine Plank and the Gble end to be done with the same from the bottom to the top that the plank to be laid on a level!. Now if the above LARKIN CHEW shall well truely in workemanlike build erect & finish or cause to be erected builded & finished the aforesaid House with all the demensions & proportions with all the Roomes Chambers & particons according as the same is sett downe & protracted in a certaine Mapp Platt or Draught of the same by the said LARKIN described, And that he proporcon & make all the Timbers of the House to beare and be of such scantlings as they are menconed and sett downe by the sd LARKIN (that is to say) the sells posts jambs plates summers girders rafters & all other the Timbers not here menconed and alsoe well & handsomely to lay the Court Roome Floor where the Congregation are to stand with good Pine Planck and workmanlike to Plank all other the Roomes Chambers and Closets with good and well seasned: Pine planck well & smoothely plained alsoe raise the Courts Plattform two foot above the floor and the Jurys Barr one foote all wich to be decently railed and banistred in a tite hatch waye as by the plait and that all and every the Doores be well made & hang tite good and strong hooks & hinges or cross garnetts well fixed with good locks & keys & all & every the windowes of the said House to be decently Glased all the Particon walls & Gable ends above & below to be well lashed and silled filled up with dirt & well plaistered with well tempred. Mortar & well mixed with Lime & Haire & white washed, the Chimney to be made well & defensive against fire with plaister with a coate of Lime & haire and good sufficient back to be made of Brick all which if it be well and workemanlike done & finished according to the true intent & meaning hereof and according to ye exact dementions & proportions of KING & QUEENE County Court House in every p:ticular both within & without as the saime was finished by the said LARKIN CHEW or without any the least deceit fraud covin & that the said House be surrendered up well & workmanlike finished according to th severall aforemenconed dementions by the 10th of Novembr: which shall be in the yeare of or: Lord God 1703 and likewise to build & erect a good strong & substantial! PILLORY, STOCKS & WHIPPING POST on the said land convenient to the COURT HOUSE to be done by the time aforesd. Then this obligacon to be void and of none effect, otherwise to stand & remaine of full force power & venue
      Sealed and delivered in the pr:sence of us
      HENRY ADCOCKE LARKIN CHEW
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER JAMES BOUGHAN
      RICH. COVINGTON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 11th day of April! 1701 and truely recorded
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 139
      Lease and Release. 9 and 10 Feb 1703/4. Richard Buckner of
      St Marys par, Essex Co., sells Larkin Chew of Sittenboune par Essex
      Co "gent", 321 acres and 78 perches in St. M. par. Adjoins the main
      Run of Golden Vale, etc,
      Wit: Signed Richard Buckner
      Francis Meiwether
      Thomas Meriwether
      Thomas Stretton Rec 10 Feb 1703/4
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 60.
      Deed. 11 Oct 1704. Arthur Hodges of So Farnham par, Planter, sells Larkin Chew of St Marys par, Essex Co, carpenter, for 5000 lb tobo, 253 acres in So. F. par on S side of Rappa river. Adjoins sd Hodges pantation, Thos Cooper's corner, Saml Perreyes line, "a corner white Oake by William Younge Rowling Road"; a low point by the Run of the Glebe Swamp, etc. This land granted said Arthur Hodges 20th Oct 1689.
      Wit: - Signed Arthur x Hodges
      Cha Smith
      Fras Moore
      Tho Stretton -
      Dower rights relinq by Ann wife of Arthur Hodges.
      Receipt, Bond, etc. Ack and rec 11 Nov 1704.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley
      Page 74
      Lease and Release. 9 and 10 March 1704/5. Larkin Chew of St Marys par, Essex Co, carpenter, sells Salvator Muscoe of South Farnham par, planter, for 65., 189 acres, being all that plantation where John Brooks decd lately dwelt in S F par. Adjs land of Thomas Williams, the Dragon Swamp, land of Thos Day, etc. The 189 acres formerly granted to John Brooks decd 29 Apl 1693 and since his death sold to sd Chew in fee by George Brookes brother and heir apparent of sd John Brooks by deeds of Lease and Release 10 March 1703/4.
      Wit: Signed Larkin Chew
      Tho Edmondson
      Richd Covington,
      Will Young Ack and rec 10 March 1704/5.
      per Richard Buckner Cl Cur
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley
      Page 136
      Deed, 10 Oct 1705, Larkin Chew of St Marys par Esex Co, Carpenter, sells Wm Covington of So Farnham par, planter, for 7450 lb tobo, 250 acres in S. F. par. Adjoins Arthur Hodges plantation since conveyed to Larkin Chew, Thos Cooper's corner, Samll Perrey's line, Wm Young's "Roling roade", the Run of the Gleab Swamp, Evin Davis' line. The land granted Arthur Hodges 20 Oct 1689; Also another tract of 100 acres formerly owned by Henry Smith adjoining-Little house branch, the Spring branch, the Gleab Branch, Cooper's Corner, etc,
      Wit: Signed Larkin Chew
      Richd Covington
      Will Young Ack and rec 10 Jan 1705/6.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 222
      29 May 1705. "Attachmt agt est of Thos Perry, who has absented himself out of the Co, for debt 2050 1b tobo due Larkin Chew. Order signed by Jno Taliaferro. Attachmt made agt personal property at the house of Thomas Hilliard by John Catlett, S: E: C, 29 May 1705.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 368-69.
      24-25 July 1710. Larkin Chew of Essex County to Robert Beverley of King and Queen County and Richard
      Buckner of Essex County. Lease and release; in consideration that Chew gave bond 10 Oct. 1709 to said Robert for 4.18.3 sterling conditioned for the payment of 27.9.3 with six percent interest from Midsummer day and that Robert and Richard assumed in Court as speciall bail to pay unto Mr. Thomas Todd of Gloucester County 61.2.6 sterling with costs and for one bond 24 Aug. 1709 entered into by Richard at the request of Larkin payable to Mr. Thomas Reid of Gloucester County of 122.5.- sterling for the payment of 61.2.6 sterling with interest. 320 acres whereon Larkin Chew now dwelleth in St. Mary's Parish, and four Negroes working now on the same land, and three Negro children.
      Larkin Chew
      Wit: Henry Machen, Mary (X) Machen, Jos, Chew.
      11 Oct. 1710. Acknowledged by Larkin Chew.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 131. Lease and Release, 28 and 29 May 1713, Larkin Chew, Gent. of Essex Co., sells "the Right honourable George Earle of Orkney Her Majestys Lieutenant Governor Generall of the Colony and Dominion of Virg'a", for fifteen pounds Sterling, 1/16 part of a certain Tract of Land containing 4020 acres in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit:
      Jer Clowder signed Larkin Chew
      Wil Robertson
      Richard Buckner
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 133. Lease and Release. 28 and 29 May 1713. Larkin Chew, Gent., sells "the hon'ble Alexander Spotswood Esq'r Lieutenant Governor and Com'andor in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virgta", for 50. Sterl., 1/4 part of 4020 acres in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit:
      Jer Clowder signed Larkin Chew
      Wil Robertson
      Richard Buckner
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 135. Lease and Release* Larkin Chew, Gent., sells "Christopher do Graffenried Esq'r otherwise called Christopher Baron de Graffenried of the Province of North Carolina", for 15 Sterl 1/16 part of 4020 acres in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit:
      Jer Clowder signed Larkin Chew
      Wil Robertson
      Richard Buckner
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 137. Lease and Release. 28 and 29 May 1713. Larkin Chew, Gent., sells William Robertson, Gent., of James City Co., for 15 Sterl., 1/16 part of 4020 acres in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit:
      Jer Clowder signed Larkin Chew
      Richard Buckner
      Jos Davenport
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 139. Lease and Release. 28 and 29 May 1713. Larkin Chew, Gent., sells Richard Buckner, Gent., of Essex Co., for 15. Sterling, 1/16 part of 4020 acres, in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit:
      Jer Clowder signed Larkin Chew
      H Bowcooke
      Wil Robertson
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 141. Lease and Release. 11 and 12 June 1713. Larkin Chew sells Richard Buckner, for 8. Sterl., 1/32 part of 4020 acres, in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit:
      Wm Woodford signed Larkin Chew
      Reub'n Welch
      R Beverley Rec. 12 June 1713.
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 142. Lease and Release. 8 and 9 June 1713, Larkin Chew of Essex County sells Gavin Corbin of King and Queen County, for 45. Sterling, 3/16 part of 4020 acres, in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit:
      Jno Tayloe signed Larkin Chew
      Tho Newman
      Nath ffogg
      Recorded 13 August 1713.
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 144. Lease and Release. 1 and 2 June 1713. Larkin Chew of Essex Co., Gentleman, sells Jeremiah Clowder of King and Queen Co., Gentleman, for 15. Sterl., 1/16 part of 4020 acres, in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit: signed Larkin Chew
      Wm Roy
      Jno Roy
      Robert x Shepard Recorded 13 August 1713.
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 78.
      13 April 1719. Hannah Chew gives power of attorney to Mr. Wm. Beverley to relinquish her right of dower in 321 acres in Essex County sold by her husband Larkin Chew to Mr. Robt. Taliaferro.
      Hannah Chew
      Wit: Jno. Roy, Thos. Chew.
      16 June 1719. Proved by John Roy
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; 78-84.
      16 June 1719. Larkin Chew of St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen County, Gent and Hannah his wife,- to Robt. Taliaferro of St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, planter. Lease and release for 120 lawful money of Great Britain. 320 acres and 78 perches in St. Mary's Parish ... on the east side of a small branch ... hiccory standing on a point between two branches ....
      Larkin Chew
      Wit: James Taylor Jno. Roy, John Pratt.
      16 June 1719. Acknowledged by Larkin Chew, Hannah, Chew, by Wm. Beverley her attorney, relinquished her right of dower.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044739] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume One, Families A-F.

    2. [S804378] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

    3. [S777900] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 47, 2003, 3, 107.
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