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

Mary Bathurst

Female Bef 1680 - Aft 1731  (> 53 years)


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  • Name Mary Bathurst  [1, 2
    Born Bef 1680  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1731  Piscataqua, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026525  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 

    Father Lancelot Bathurst,   b. 1646, Lechlade, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Feb 1703/04, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 58 years) 
    Mother Susannah Lane,   b. Bef 1650, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1666  Lechlade, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Francis Meriwether,   b. Abt 1670, New Kent Couny, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1713, "Bathurst", Essex County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Bef 10 Aug 1696  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Meriwether,   b. Abt 1697, Bathurst, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1750, Manor House, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Francis Meriwether,   b. Bef 1699, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1700, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 1 years)
     3. Elizabeth Meriwether,   b. 1699, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1732, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years)
     4. Thomas Meriwether,   b. Bef 1704, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1731, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
     5. Jane Meriwether,   b. Abt 1704, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 31 Jan 1750/51, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     6. Lucy Meriwether,   b. Bef 1712, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1748, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F16308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Reuben Welch,   b. Bef 1680,   d. 16 Sep 1729, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years) 
    Married Aft 1718  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F16310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 John Robinson,   b. 1683, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1749, Piscataqua, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Bef Dec 1730  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F16311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • also shown as Mary Bathurst daughter of Lancelot BATHURST b: 1646 in Lechlade Manor, Gloucester, England
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 116. Bond. 9 April 1713. 5000. Sterling. Mary Meriwether
      as Ex'trx. ffrancis Meriwether, deceased.
      Wit:
      R Buckner signed Mary Meriwether
      Ja Alderson Wm Daingerfield
      Will Young
      Rec. 9 Apl. 1713.
      ===
      Mary married first Franics Meriwether, secondly Reuben Welch (no issue), and thirdly, John Robinson, sometime acting governor whose son from a previous marriage was "Speaker John" Robinson, speaker of the House of Burgesses for more than 30 years in the 1700s. Mary had no issue by John Robinson
      ===
      William and Mary College quarterly historical magazine; v. 25 - 1917
      BATHURST, A COLONIAL RESIDENCE

      The editors are indebted to Judge Lewis H. Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky, for the photogravure of "Bathurst," which appears as the frontispiece of this number. "Bathurst" was built by Francis Meriwether, the old clerk of Essex Co., circa 1692, and received its name from his marriage with Mary Bathurst, daughter of Lancelot Bathurst, of Essex County, Virginia, son of Sir Edward Bathurst of Gloucestershire, England, and his second wife, Susan Rich. Upon the death of Francis Meriwether's widow in 1740, the land was divided among his heirs, and the "Bathurst" tract fell to the wife of Theodorick Bland. Bland sold it to Francis Smith who married Lucy, a daughter of Francis Meriwether. From them it descended to their son Meriwether Smith, first member of Congress from that district, patriot, etc. From him it passed to his son, George William Smith, who became governor of Virginia, lost his life in the burning of the Richmond theatre, who early sold "Bathurst" to Major Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, whose mother was daughter of Mary, another daughter of Francis Meriwether, and her husband James Skelton. From them it descended to their only son, Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, the grandfather of Judge Lewis H. Jones, who sold it for 3950 in 1800, and moved to Kentucky.
      ==
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np234.htm
      URL title: Individual Notes
      Note:
      . 58 1st of April 1691 Ordered that Mr. John Catlett, Mr. Fran: Slaughter, Mr. Robert Brookes, Mr. Tho: Parker or any three of them do meet at the House of Capt. Samll. Blomfield....

      p. 20 AT a Court held for Essex County for Proportioning the Levy November the 9th: Ano: Dom:1694 Present Capt. John Catlett, Mr. Thomas Edmondson, Capt. Edward Thomas, Mr. Bernard Gaines, Mr. Robert Brooke Justice of ye Peace, Mr. Jno:Taliaferro

      p. 20 John Peale by virtue of a Power from Mary Meriwether , Wife of Francis Meriwether, appeard & according to the sd Power acknowledged her, the sd Marys right of Dower of in and to a parcell of land sold by the sd Francis Meriwether (blank in transcript) Catlett which is ordered to be recorded David Catlett appeard and acknowledged an Assignment (blank in trnscript) a parcell of land to Robert Brooke wch: is ordered to be recorded

      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of August 1696... p. 46 Know all men by these presents yt: I David Catlett of ye County of Essex doe far a valuable consideracon already received, make over unto Robert Brooke of the same County his heirs & assignes, all my right to ye within menconed Pattent and Land with warrant from all persons claimeing any right under me my heirs and also do oblige myslf to acknowledge the same at the next Court held for Essex Coutny, In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seale this fourth day of August 1696 Signed sealed & delivd in ye presence of
      John Sorrell David Catlett
      William Cole
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of August 1696 and ordered to be recorded
      Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
      ===
      Children of Mary BATHURST and Francis MERIWETHER are:

      i. Elizabeth MERIWETHER was born 1699 in Essex County, Virginia, and died BEF 1732 in VA. She married Drury BOLLING, son of Robert BOLLING and Anne STITH. He was born 21 JUN 1695 in Kippox, Charles City County, Virginia, and died 24 SEP 1726 in VA.
      ii. Jane MERIWETHER was born ABT 1700 in VA, and died ABT 31 JAN 1750/1751 in VA. She married James SKELTON ABT 1721 in Kippax, Prince George, Virginia. He was born ABT 1700.
      iii. Mary MERIWETHER was born ABT 1704 in Bathurst, Essex County, Virginia, and died 6 OCT 1750 in Manor House, Richmond County, Virginia. She married William COLSTON ABT 1709, son of William COLSTON and Anne GOOCH. He was born ABT 1689, and died BEF 3 JAN 1722 in Richmond County, Virginia. She married Thomas Wright BELFIELD 9 MAR 1723/1724 in Richmond County, Virginia, son of Joseph BELFIELD and Frances WRIGHT. He was born 1 JAN 1704/1705 in Richmond County, Virginia, and died 7 DEC 1743 in Manor House, Richmond County, Virginia.
      iv. Lucy MERIWETHER was born ABT 1720, and died BEF 1748 in Essex County, Virginia. She married Francis SMITH ABT 1740, son of Nicholas SMITH and Elizabeth. He was born ABT 1724 in VA, and died BEF 15 MAR 1762 in Essex County, Virginia.
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      Children of Mary BATHURST and Francis MERIWETHER are:

      i. Francis MERIWETHER was born ABT 1695 in Virginia, and died BEF 22 JAN 1700 in Virginia.
      ii. Elizabeth MERIWETHER was born 1699 in Essex County, Virginia, and died BEF 1732 in Virginia. She married Drury BOLLING in Virginia, son of Robert BOLLING and Anne STITH. He was born 21 JUN 1695 in "Kippax", Prince George Co, Virginia, and died 24 SEP 1726 in Virgina.
      iii. Jane MERIWETHER was born ABT 1700 in Virginia, and died abt 31 Jan 1750/1 in Virginia. She married James SKELTON ABT 1721 in Kippax, Prince George County, Virginia. He was born ABT 1700 in England or Virginia, and died ABT 1754 in Virginia.
      iv. Mary MERIWETHER was born ABT 1704 in "Bathurst", Essex County, Virginia, and died 6 OCT 1750 in "Manor House", Richmond County, Virginia. She married William COLSTON, son of William COLSTON and Anne GOOCH. He was born 1680/1689, and died 1721/1722 in Virginia. She married Thomas Wright BELFIELD 9 Mar 1723/4 in Richmond County, Virginia, son of Joseph BELFIELD and Frances WRIGHT. He was born 1 Jan 1704/5 in Richmond County, Virginia, and died 7 DEC 1743 in "Manor House", Richmond County, Virginia.
      v. Thomas MERIWETHER was born aft 10 Jan 1709/10 in Virginia, and died abt Feb 1730/1 in Virginia.
      vi. Lucy MERIWETHER was born ABT 1711, and died BEF 1748 in Essex County, Virginia. She married Francis SMITH ABT 1729 in Essex County, Virginia, son of Nicholas SMITH and Ann. He was born 1705, and died 1760 or 1762 in Essex County, Virginia.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Pages 30-33
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I THOMAS MERRIWETHER of the Parish of South ffarnham in the County of Essex Gentleman being weak & sick in body but of Sound & disposeing mind & memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following. I desire that my body may be buried in decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named and for the disposal! of my worldly estate,I give devise & bequeath the same as followeth (First I give & devise to my dear &
      loveing Mother MRS. MARY WELCH the slaves following named, Tom, Billy,Bando, Bob; Mundingo, Jeininy, Dick, Crankey, Black Dinny, Betty, Simon son of Beuy, Jack, all which slaves now or lately were belonging to the Plantation lyeing below Piscataway Creek in the sd County of Essex and also Tony now an apprentice to JOHN HUNT
      Carpenter, and Guy now an apprentice to THOMAS DOZIER Cooper being in number seventeen to my said Mother & her heirs forever. Likewise I do give & devise to my sd dear Mother Mary Welch the reversion & reversions, remainder & remainders & all the right title & interest I now have or can claim of in or to all and every the slaves now in the possession of my sd Mother as her dower in the slaves of my late Father FRANCIS MERRIWETHER Gent decd to her & her heirs forever. Likewise I give & devise the use of the following slaves by name Guy, & Maria, Robin, Jeffry, Fflora, Betty & six children of
      Else, and of Billy child of Sue being twelve in number to my Sister JANE SKELTON for & dureing her natural life & from & after her decease I give & devise the sd twelve slaves or such of them as shall then be living with their encrease to the heirs of the body of my Sister Jane lawfully begotten or to be begotten. I likewise give & devise my Negro
      boy named Mungo & my negro Dinah sister of Mungo & one mourning ring of gold to my Cosen ELIZABETH DAINGERFIELD to her and her heirs forever. Likewise I do give & devise all the rest of my slaves not hereby before given & disposed of to my two Sisters MARY BELLFIELD & LUCY SMITH to them and their heirs forever equally to be divided
      between them But forasmuch as the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds of lawful money of Virginia or thereabouts is due & oweing to my sd Sister Lucy Smith from my Estate for her proportionable part of the value of two third parts of the slaves descended to me from my said (father now this devise of the moiety of the rest of my said slaves to my said Sister Lucy Smith is upon the condition that her husband
      FFRANCIS SMITH do release my Executrix & discharge my Estate from that demand & in case he shall refuse so to do then the devise to my Sister Lucy Smith shall be void and in such case I do give & devise the sd moiety of the slaves given to my Sister LUCY SMITH unto my Sister MARY BELLFIELD & her heirs forever upon condition that her Husband THOMAS WRIGHT BELLFIELD do pay & discharge my Estate from that demand.
      Likewise I give and bequeath to my Brother in Law the sd Thomas Wright Bellfield the sum of fifty pounds Sterling & the further sum of forty pounds sterling to by layd out in buying your wheeled chaise and harness for four horses. I also give the sd Thomas Wright Bellfield the gelding I bought of one MORTON & the sadle with the ffurniture lately sent for to London I give my white horse & my best sadle & bridle to my Cosen EDWIN DAINGERFIELD and the rest and residue of my personal estate of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever the same be I do give devise & bequeath to my said dear Mother MARY WELCH and I do hereby appoint my said dear Mother Mary Welch Executrix of this my Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this tenth day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred & thirty.
      In presence of JOHN CLAYTON, Thos, Meriwether
      G. ESKRIDGE, THOS. CLAIBORNE
      At a Court continued & held for Essex County on the xviith day of March MDCCXXX
      John Clayton Esqr made oath that he did see Thomas Meriwether sign seal publish & declare the within writing to be his last will & testamt. that the sd Thomas was in perfect sence & memory at the time of doing thereof.
      At a Court held for Essex County the xvth day of June MDCCXXXI
      The within last will and Testament of Thomas Meriwether decd was proved by the Oath of Mrs. Mary Welch the Execx therein named & also by the oath of George Eskridge one of the witnesses thereto which was then ordered to be recorded.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 39-40
      An Inventory of the Estate of THOMAS MERIWETHER decd items listed are not valued . . . 1 new Hunting Saddle & furniture; 1 old do & furniture, 2 guns & pair of bullet moles; 1 shot bagg powder flask; 3 horses; a percel of books Vizt. 1 small Bible; 1 common prayer book; I Psalm book; 1 poor Mans help & young mans guide; The Compleat Counting House and exact guide to book keeping by THOMAS KING; the Whole Duty of Man; A Faithful acccount of the religion & manner of the
      Mahainetan by JOHN PITTS; The Merchants Magazine or Tradesmans Treasury by EDWD. HATTON; Rules for Bookeeping after the Italian manner by CHARLES SNELL, A Treatise of Affairs Maritime and Commerce; the Art of Surveying by JOHN WING; 7 old latten books; 1 old violin and case; 1 pen knife hone and Strop; (the inventory lists 69 negro slaves by name, men, women, boys and girl) . . . . July 19th 1731 MARY WELCH
      At a Court held for Essex County the nth day ofJuly MDCCXXXI This Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Meriwether decd being returned is admitted to record
      ===
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 15. Deed. 9 Feb. 1716/7. Richard Bush of So. Farn. Par., sells Mary Merriwether of same Par., for 100., 150 acres "including the plantation where the sd Richard Bush formerly dwelt and likewise the planta'con the sd Bush purchased of John Waters where the sd Bush now dwells", lying in sd Par., being part of 550 acres included in a patent of 700 acres granted to John Beby the 4th October 1653, and renewed 13 Feb 166- (1662 or 1664). Land adj. a gut issueing out of Piscataway Creek, the line of Richard Cauthorn near his house, a branch issueing out of Beaver Dam Swamp, the bounds of land the sd Bush sold to Francis Meriwether the 11th Dec 1708, etc.
      Wit:
      James x Webb Signed Richard Bush
      Richard x Cauthorn
      Benja Morris
      Elizabeth, wife of Richd Bush, relinq dower rights.
      Rec. 19 March 1716/17
      ===
      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 94-96,
      7 March 1718 [1719]. John Harper of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, to Mary Meriwether of same. For [ ] and 975 pounds, of sweet scented tobacco. 250 acres, in said parish in two tracts, one whereon the said John Harper n(ow lives], 100 acres granted to the said John (Harper] escheated, from Thomas [ ] ... head of the branch that parts this land and the land of Richard Jones.
      John Harper.
      Wit: Wm. Daingerfields James (J) Webb, William (X) Edge. ] Possession granted to Mary Meriwether.
      21 July 1719. Acknowledged by John Harper. [Mutilated]
      ===
      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 330-334
      THIS INDENTURE made the 27th/twenty eighth day of December 1723 Between REUBEN WELCH Gent & MARY his Wife of Parish of Southfarnham in County of Essex of one part & LEONARD HILL of Southfarnham Parish in County of Essex Witnesseth that sd Reuben Welch & Mary his Wife for sum of Eighty pounds of Lawful' money of Virginia hath granted unto said Leonard Hill (in his actual possession) and to his heirs and assign forever all that plantation tract of land in Parish of Southfarnham & County of Essex containing two hundred and fifty acres beginning at a corner white oak standing in Clay Patch Branch thence along and over the said Branch according to the course of JOHN HARPERs Pattent North North East to a red oak on the side of a hill thence over ye said branch to a corner beach wch parts this land & the land of JAMES BOUGHAN standing on a small point thence along a line of marked trees wch parts this land and the land of the said Boughan and is according to the course of ye Pattent South East to a corner white oak standing in the said line on a point near a branch (which oak is the corner tree of one hundred acres of land granted to the said Harper by Escheat from THOMAS TROTH) thence down the said Branch to Piscataway main pocoson & so over the pocoson to a corner tree standing on the old ROAD point thence along ye parallel line of the said one hundred acres of land towards the marked corner black walnut until it meets the Corner in the sd line of a parcel of land sold by sd John Harper to FRANCIS MEREWETHER Gent Deced thence bounding on the land sold to said Merewether its several courses until it comes to the West North West line of the land the said Harper lives on thence along the line to the head of a branch along a line of marked trees (which parts this land and the land of said JONES) to the first beginning white oak standing in Clay Patch Branch it being the land sold by the said John Harper to MARY MEREWETHER (now MARY WELCH) by Deed dated the seventh day of March 1718 ... .
      In presence of ALLIN HOWARD, Reubn. Welch
      THOMAS BLANTON, MARY GORST Mary Welch
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 19th day of May 1724
      Reuben Welch Gent. & Mary his Wife (the said Mary being first privily examined by Capt. ROBT. BROOKES) acknowledged this their lease & release which is admitted to record
      I the within named Reuben Welch do hereby acknowledge to have reced on this day from Leonard Hill the consideration money mentioned to be paid to me
      Witness Allin Howard, Thomas Blanton. Reubn Welch
      Mary Gorst
      Acknowledged by Reuben Welch in Essex County Court ye 19th May 1724 & admitted to record,
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 347-349
      THIS INDENTURE made the thirteenth day of January 1723 Between REUBEN WELCH of Parish of Southfarnham County of Essex Gent of one part and RICHARD TYLER JUNR of same Witnesseth that said Reuben Welch for sum of Fifty pounds of lawfull money of Virginia by these presents doth confirm unto Richard Tyler junr. in Trust two hundred and fifty acres of land in Parish of Southfarnham and County of Essex it being the land sold by JOHN HARPER to MARY MEREWETHER (now MARY WELCH) by Deed dated the Seventh day of March 1718 and is bounded as in and by the said Deed may appear which said land is since by Sundry conveyances become the sole right of said Reuben Welch To Hold to the use of Reuben Welch and Mary his now Wife during term of their natural lives and life of the longest liver of them and after the Death of the said Reuben & Mary to the use of the heirs of the said Reuben begotton or to be begotten on the body of said Mary and for lack of such heirs then to the use of THOMAS MEREWETHER Son of FRANCIS MEREWETHER Gent. deced & the sd Mary (now Mary Welch) and his heirs forever .
      In presence of WM. DUNN, Reub' Welch
      RICHD, JONES, JOHN FARGUSON
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 19th day of May 1724
      This Indenture is admitted to record.
      MEMORANDUM that on this day being ye 13th day of January 1723 full possession was delivered by Reuben Welch Gent. to Richard Tyler junr Gent in presence of Wm, Dunn, Richard Jones, John Fargeson
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court 19th day of May 1724 & admitted to record
      ===
      1733-1735 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 186-187
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty third and Twenty fourth day of February in the year 1735 and in the Ninth year of our Sovereign Lord George the second Between ROBERT SMITH of the Parish of Tottenham High cross in the County of Middlesex Inn Holder and DANIEL WHEELER of the same place Yeoman of the first part, HENRY WELCH of the same place only Son & heir at Law of THOMAS WELCH late of the same place Gentleman deceased who was Brother and heir of REUBEN WELCH late of the Parish of South farnham in the County of Essex in Virginia Merchant deceased. PETER COOKE of Fleet Street London, Tinnman and MARY his Wife, one of the Daughters of the said Thomas Welch, RICHARD WHITCHER of the Parish of Saint Martin in the fields in the said County of Middlesex Perukemaker and ABIGAIL his Wife the other of the said Daughters of the said Thomas Welch and SARAH WELCH of Thames Street London Widow and Relict of ye sd Thomas Welch of the Second part, JOHN CLAYTON of Williamsburgh in Virginia aforesaid Esquire of the third part and JOHN ROBINSON of the said Parish of South farnham in the County of Essex in Virginia Esqure and MARY his Wife late the Widow and relict of the said Reuben Welch decd of the Fourth part.
      Whereas the said Thomas Welch in and by his Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date on or about the 27th day of December 1730 attested by three Witnesses after taking notice that by the death of the sd Reuben Welch his Brother there fell to him as his heir at law diverse lands of a considerable value together with a personall Estate the said Testator gave and devised the said reall and personall Estate to the said ROBERT SMITH and DANIEL WHEELER and the Survivor of them in TRUST for the said HENRY WELCH his son and the said MARY and ABIGAIL his two daughters to be paid them when and as often as any of the effects should come from the said Estate of right belonging to him in Virginia in manner following Vizt. To his said Son Henry Welch he gave and bequeathed one half of the said reall and personall Estate after it should be disposed of and the other half part thereof to his said two daughters Mary and Abigail to be equally divided between them share and share alike to be paid to each of them at the age of one and twenty years But the said Testator thereby declared his mind and will to be and he thereby gave and bequeathed to the said Sarah Welch his Wife one hundred pounds of lawfull money of Great Britaine to be paid and deducted out of the half part of the said Estate or Effects given to his said two Daughters or to that the like effect as in and by the said in part recited thereunto had (amongst diverse other bequests and devices therein contained) may more at large appear AND WHEREAS the said REUBEN WELCH at the time of his death was not only seized of the plantation lands and heritaments hereinafter mentioned to be granted and released But also of a tract and lease of land and plantation in the Parrish of Saint Martin in the County of HANNOVER in Virginia abovesaid coming by computation Three thousand Two hundred and Seventy three acres which last mentioned premises have been sold to THOMAS NELSON of YORK TOWN in the County of York in Virginia Merchant and by Indenture of Lease and Release the Lease bearing date the day next before and the Release the day of the date of these presents and made between the same granting parties as are partys to these presents of the first and second part and the said Thomas Nelson of the third part have been conveyed to and for the use of the said Thomas Nelson and his heirs. Now this Indenture witnesseth that for and in considertion of the Dower and third which the said MARY late Widow of the said Reuben Welch and now the wife of the said JOHN ROBINSON is intituled to in the said lands and Plantacons in the County of HANNOVER and of all and singular other the lands and Tenements whereof the said Reuben Welch was seized at the time of his death or any time during the Coverture between him and the said Mary Robinson and lien full discharges Recompences and Satisfaction in law- full money of Great Britain to each of them the said Robert Smith and Daniel Wheeler, Henry Welch, PETER COOK and MARY his Wife, RICHARD WHITCHER and ABIGAIL his Wife and the said SARAH WELCH in hand well and truly paid by the said JOHN CLAYTON hash granted at the nomination of the said John Robinson and Mary his Wife confirm unto the said John Clayton (in his actuall possession now being by force of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession) and to the heirs all that plantation tract of land in the Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex which was sold to the said Reuben Welch by WILLIAM SMITH by Indenture the 15th day of March 1724 and also all that Plantation and land in the Parish of South farnham in the County of Essex granted to Reuben Welch by WILLIAM TOURNEY by Indenture dated 21st day of Septe mber 1724 To hold to the uses and behoofes of the said John Robinson and Mary his Wife for and during the terme of their natural lives and the life of the Survivor or longest liver of them and immediately after the decea5c of them and from and after the decease of the
      said Mary Robinson then to be to the use and behoofe of the said John Robinson and his heirs and assigns forever and for no other use whatsoever ...
      In presence of CHAS. LOEFS, ROBT. SMITH DANIEL WHEELER
      JOSEPH STONE HENRY WELCH PETER COOK
      LANDON CARTER, RICHARD WHITCHER MARY COOK
      HENRY ARMISTEAD JNR. ABIGAIL WHITCHER SARAH WELCH
      ABRAHAM NICOLAS JUNR, JOHN ROBINSON MARY ROBINSON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa XVth day of June MDCCXXXVI
      Charles Leofs. James Hopkins and Joseph Stone made oath that they did see (from Robert Smith to Sarah Welch) seal and deliver this Indenture as their act and deed and then John Robinson Esqr & Mary Robinson his Wife (the said Mary being first privately examined by MUNGO ROY Gent) did acknowledge this Indenture to be their act and deed and that they did Axcept the land therein mentioned in full of their dower in all the lands of Reuben Welch gent. decd which is ordered to be recorded.
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 329)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THEODORICK BLAND of the County of PRINCE GEORGE Gent am firmly bound unto FRANCIS SMITH of the County of Essex Gent. in the sum of Four hundred pounds Current money of Virginia the Sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Forty one WHEREAS the above bound THEODORICK BLAND & FRANCES his Wife in right of the said FRANCES are seised in their demense in a moiety of five hundred & Ninety acres of land with the Appurtenances in sd County of Essex four hundred & forty acres of which was purchased by FRANCIS MERIWETHER Grand Father of the said FRANCES of RICHARD BUSH & the Residue thereof purchased by MARY MERIWETHER Grand Mother of the sd FRANCES of the said RICHARD BUSH
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is that if said THEODORICK BLAND & FRANCES his Wife do at the request of said FRANCIS SMITH after the sd FRANCES shall attain the age of Twenty one years or if the heirs of the said FRANCES in Case she dies before the said age shall as soon as by Law they are Capable so to do convey & make over unto the sd FRANCIS SMITH his heirs & assigns the said moiety of the said five hundred & ninety acres of land with a General Warranty & free from all manner of In cumbrances & if said FRANCIS SMITH shall be permitted in the meantime to hold & enjoy the same without any Interruption That then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain
      in presence of J. MERCER, THDOK. BLAND
      H. ROBINSON, JOHN LATANE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tapp& on the 19th day of January 1741
      HENRY ROBINSON and JOHN LATANE made Oath that they did see THEODORICK BLAND Gent seal and deliver this his bond to FRANCIS SMITH Gent as his act and deed which on the motion of the said FRANCIS was admitted to record
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 169-175
      THIS INDENTURE made the Seventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred forty and four Between MARY BELFIELD of the County of RICHMOND and Colony of Virginia, Widow, of the one part and WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY of the Parish of LUNENBURGH in the County of RICHMOND and Colony aforesaid of the other part; Witnesseth that the said MARY BELFIELD for the sum of Five Shillings current money of Virginia to her in hand paid hath granted unto the said WILLM: FAUNTLEROY all that parcel of Land containing Seven hundred acres (or more) which descended and came to her the said MARY BELFIELD by the deaths of her Brother, THOMAS MERIWETHER and her Mother, MARY ROBINSON, and which was allotted to her as one of the Sisters of the said THOMAS MERIWETHER and one of the coheiresses of the said MARY ROBINSON, which said Land was by a Decree of the County Court of Essex in Chancery formerly allotted to JOHN ROBINSON Esquire, and the said MARY his then Wife formerly the Relict of FRANCIS MERIWETHER deceased as part of her Dower of the Lands of the said FRANCIS MERIWETHER, And is scituate on HORSKINS SWAMP in the Parish of SOUTHFARNHAM in the said County of Essex and bounded Beginning at a marked Poplar tree corner to this land and the land of THOMAS STHRESHLY deceased, standing by the low grounds of HOSKINS SWAMP, thence North East to a marked Hickory corner of this Land and the said STRESHLEYs, thence four poles to his Corner red Oak, thence North East to another ed Oak, thence North East to TANDYs Corner red Oak, thence South East to a white Oak corner to DANIEL SWILLEVANTs Land, formerly COVINGTONs, thence South East to SWILLIVANTs and BROOKINGs Corner white Oak, South West to BROOKINGs Corner Hickory and red Oak, thence South West to two red Oaks and an Hiccory by HOSKINS SWAMP, thence South West to the first beginning, And all houses orchards waters woods belonging; To have and to hold unto the said WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY his heirs or assigns from the day next before the day of the date hereof for and dureing the term of one whole yar from thence fully to be compleat paying the rent of one pepper Corn at the Feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel next coming if the same be lawfully demanded to the purpose that by virtue thereof and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession the said WM. FAUNTLEROY may be in the actual possession of the parcel of land and may be thereby enabled to take a grant. release and confirmation from the said MARY BELFIELD to him and his heirs, In Witness whereof the parties their hands and seals have set
      Sealed & delivered in presence of
      JOHN TAYLOE JUNR., W. JORDON MARY BELFIELD
      WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY JR.,
      JOHN FAUNTLEROY, JOHN FORD,
      AVERY DYE JR,
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 21st day of August 1744
      MARY BELFIELD, Widow, acknowledged this her Lease Indented to WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY Gent. to be her act and deed which on the said WILLIAM's motion was admitted to Record and is truely recorded
      Test J. PAGETT D. C. Cur

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

    2. [S805353] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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