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

Nicholas Ware

Male 1680 - 1744  (64 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Ware 
    Born 1680  Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 1743/44  St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026863  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Nicholas Ware,   b. Abt 1656, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Female MNU Ware,   b. Abt 1684, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 740, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1700  Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nicholas Ware,   b. 1700, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Edgeville, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Edward Ware,   b. Abt 1704, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Jul 1786, Lexington Parish, Amherst County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     3. Thomas Ware,   b. 1706, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry Ware,   b. Abt 1708, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1750, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     5. John Ware,   b. Abt 1710, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     6. Elizabeth Ware,   b. Abt 1712, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1763, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     7. James Ware,   b. 15 Nov 1714, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1796, Clark County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F15560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Nicholas Ware III was born ABT 1680 in Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia, and died 8 MAR 1743/44 in Caroline County, Virginia. He was the son of 4. Nicholas Ware II and 5. Elizabeth Garrett.

      Children of Nicholas Ware III are:

      i. Elizabeth Ware was born ABT 1712. She married Edward I. Garrett 1730 in Loudoun County, Virginia, son of John Ware Garrett III and Frances Elizabeth Buckner. He was born 1708 in Stafford County, Virginia, and died 20 DEC 1751 in Louden County, Virginia.
      ii. Edward Ware was born ABT 1704 in Caroline County, Virginia, and died BEF 3 JUL 1786 in Lexington Parish, Amherst County, Virginia.
      iii. Nicholas Ware IV was born ABT 1700 in Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia, and died 1776.
      iv. Thomas Ware was born ABT 1706.
      v. Henry Ware was born ABT 1708. He married Elizabeth Markham.
      vi. John Ware was born ABT 1710, and died AFT 1750.
      vii. James Ware was born 15 NOV 1714 in King & Queen County, Virginia. He married Agnes Pace ABT 1735.


      In 1741 Nicholas Ware and John Dillard Proved the "Will" of William Harrison of Carolina County.

      In 1744, the Last Will and Testament of Nicholas Ware III, deceased, was presented in Court by His Son, Nicholas Ware IV, and others named who made oath thereto According to Law and being further proved by Oaths of John Dillard, Benjamin Harrison, and Nathan Hall, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded by John Dillard, the writer of the Will of Nicholas Ware, who made Oath that the Intention of the Testator was to leave the Negro Woman he had lent to His wife during her widowhood to His Son Edward during His life, and also the other two negroes, Ben and Sarah. Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1740-1746, Page # 349. NOTE: In 1744, Nicholas Ware III would have been about 64 years old, Nicholas Ware IV about 44 years old, and Nicholas Ware V, about 24 Years old.


      The will of Mary Powell, wife of Thomas Powell of Essex County, Virginia, was offered for probate on April 11, 1754 by Edward Ware and Millicent Powell, executors named therein and proved on the oath of John Regan, who swore that he saw Catherine Regan and Mourning Barksdale witness the same (Caroline County, Order Book, 1746-1754, p. 465). The will of Mary Powell, like that of her husband Thomas Powell of Essex County, Virginia, were destroyed with the will and deed books of Caroline County.

      When Mary Powell died about 1754 in Caroline County, Virginia, her executors were Millicent Powell and Edward Ware, son of Nicholas Ware (Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1740-1746, p. 349)
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      1724-1728 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 18; {Antient Press}: Page 318-321
      THIS INDENTURE made the nineteenth/twentieth day of February 1727 BetweenJOHN BUCKNER of Parish of St Marys in County of Essex of one part & JOHN HOLLOWAY of same Witnesseth that the said John Buckner by Indenture date the day before the date hereof for the consideration mentioned (five shillings) did grant unto said John Holloway 310 & 1/2 acres of land in Parish of St. Marys in County aforesaid & bounded Begining at a corner Gum and Maple of NICHOLAS WARE's by a line of marked trees (this divides his land from the said Wares) North to a corner white oak standing in FRANCIS HAY's line thence along the sd Hays line North to a small hickory sapling in a Vally, thence South East to a white oak corner trees standing in a branch, thence down the rune of the branch the several courses in a straight line South to two corner white oaks standing at the mouth of the sd branch on the North West side of a Swamp call'd the Golden Vale, thence up the run of the sd Swamp to a corner poplar standing at the mouth of Persimmon Branch it being also a corner to Nicholas Ware's land, thence up the run of Persimmon Branch to the beginning place NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that John Buckner for and in consideration of the sum Fourty seven pounds seven shillings and four pence current unary of Virginia and one thousand and thirty pounds of Tobacco by him ye sd John Holloway to him the said John Buckner paid sd John Buckner doth hereby grant all the aforesaid land containing 310 1/2 acres
      In the presence of us JNO. ROGERS, John Buckner
      FRANCIS HAY, JOHN ROBINSON
      At Court held for Essex County 20th February 1727
      This Lease and Release of land indented admitted to record.
      Also the same day Came into Court SARAH BUCKNER the wife of said John Buckner and freely relinquished her dower in the land conveyed by her said Husband to John Holloway which is admitted to record
      Essex County SS. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN BUCKNER of Parish of St Mary in County aforesaid am bound unto John Holloway of County & Parish aforesaid in sum of Eighty pounds Sterling this seventeenth day of Novr. 1727.
      THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that if the above bounden John Buckner do duly acknowledge in due form of Law, by good deeds of Lease & Release, one parcel of woodland ground, containing 200 acres lying on the Golden Vale Runn, on the North side of Persimmon Branch in the County and Parish aforesaid and do further cause Sarah now wife to sd Buckner to relinquish her right of dower unto said land, then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in force.
      In presence of us JNO LONG. John Buckner
      WILLIAM HARRISON, JOHN ROBINSON
      At Court held for Essex County 20th February 1727
      This Bond admitted to Record.
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      1724-1728 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 18; {Antient Press}: Page 331-334
      THIS INDENTURE made the nineteenth/twentieth day of February 1727 Between JOHN BUCKNER of Parish of St. Marys in County of Essex of one part & NICHOLAS WARE of same Parish & County Witnesseth that said John Buckner by Indenture date the day before ye date did grant unto Nicholas Ware 310 acres & a half of land in Parish of St. Marys and ye County of Essex bounded Begining at two white oaks & a red oak standing on the North side of a Swamp that is known by name of ye Golden Vale and a little below the said WARES BRIDGE, and runing thence along an old line of marked trees North to a corner red oak standing in Mrs. HAYS line, thence along the sd Hays line North thence South West along a line of marked trees that divides this land from JOHN HALLAWAYs to a corner gum & maple standing in possimmon branch near the fork of the sd Branch thence down the run of ye sd Pessimon branch & courses thereof to a corner poplar on the North West side of a Swamp called the Golden Vaile, thence up ye run of the aforesaid Swamp the several courses thereof to the begining place to hold the term of six months to the end that by Virtue of Statute for Transferring Nicholas Ware might be in actual possession of a grant & release of the same NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that John Buckner for sum Fourty seven pounds seven shillings & four pence current mony & one thousand & thirty one pounds of Tobacco by said Nicholas Ware paid doth hereby release unto said Nicholas Ware 310 & a half acres
      bounded as aforesaid to hold unto said Nicholas Ware . . .
      In presence of us JNO ROGERS, John Buckner
      FRANCIS HAY. JOHN ROBINSON
      At Court held for Essex County ye 20th day of February 1727
      This Indented Lease & Release is admitted to record.
      Also the same day came into Court SARAH the Wife of the sd John Buckner & freely re lin quished her dower in the land conveyed by the sd Release to Nicholas Ware which on his motion is admitted to record
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      1724-1728 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 18; {Antient Press}: Page 334-337
      THIS INDENTURE made the nineteenth /twentieth day of February in ye year 1727 Between FRANCIS HAY of Parish of St. Marys in County of Essex of one part & NICH. WARE of same Parish & County Witnesseth that Whereas Francis Hay by Indenture bearing date the day before the date hereof, for ye consideration mentioned (five shillings) did grant unto ye sd Nicholas Ware 160 acres of land in ye Parish of St Marys in County of Essex & bounded Begining at a Stake standing between two hickories & a white oak by the Mattapony ROLLING ROAD in HARRISONs line & runing along Harrisons line South to a stake between two hickories two red oaks by Mr Wares MILL PATH thence West to two red oaks on a ridge thence North to a red oak by ye aforesd rolling Road thence along the said Road to ye beginning to hold during the term of six months from thence to the end by virtue of the Statute of transferring Nicholas Ware might be in possession NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that Francis Hay for consideration of thirty two pounds current mony by him the said Nicholas Ware in handpaid said Francis Hay doth grant all yc aforesd tract of land containing
      160 acres
      In presence of JNO. ROGERS, Francis Hay
      JOHN ROBINSON, ANTHONY SAMUEL JUNR
      At Court held for Essex County ye 20th day of February 1727
      This Indented Lease & Release of Land admitted to record
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      1731-1734 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Nicholas Ware of St. Marie's Par., Caroline Co., "for several good causes and considerations do give grant unto Robert Andress," etc. 500 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co. part of a tract granted sd. Ware, etc. Witnesses: Wm. Phillips, Thomas Sarnders. May 1, 1733.

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      1734-1760 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 35-37
      At a court held 28 September 1738 .. application of NICHOLAS WARE for a view .. his land lying near Elk Run in the Little Ford .. ordered Henry Downs, Thomas Jackson, Anthony Head, or any two .. sworn before Benja. Cave 2 October 1738 .. value 247.15.4 .. includes survey of 1000 acres, chain carriers, victuals for survey, removing Robt. Andrews and his family on the land in hazard of their lives, removing David Bruce and his family on the land in hazard of their lives, 30 barrels of corn expended to both families at 10/ per barrel, building a dwelling house 15 foot square, a nursery of peach trees, quit rents & receipts, 1600 nails & four days fetching them, 7 days pruning a nursery by Henry Rice, 107 apple trees, fetching & hauling same, building dwelling house 16 foot square .. Henry Downs and Antho. Head. At a court held 27 October 1738 .. ordered to be recorded.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://members.cox dot net/wdegidio/ware/EARLY_PATENTS.htm
      URL title: EARLY WARE PATENTS
      Note:
      1739 - 8 Jun - The last will and testament of Thomas Powell was presented in court by Mary Powell, executrix and proved by the oaths of Samuel Coleman and Thomas Samuel. William Harrison, Nicholas War, Gabriel Long and Robert Taliaferro, or any three of them were appointed to appraise the estate. (Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1732-1740, Page 538). Note: William Harrison was the son of Andrew Harrison and Eleanor Long (or possibly Elliott), and Nicholas Ware, III, proved William Harrison's will in 1741, along with John Dillard (who was also the writer of Nicholas III's will). Gabriel Long, son of Richard Long, married Margaret Harrison, daughter of Andrew Harrison and Eleanor Long, and it is believed Nicholas Ware, III married Ms. Long daughter of Richard Long and unknown. Nicholas Ware was the brother-in-law of Gabriel Long and Gabriel Long was the brother-in-law of William Harrison. Robert Taliaferro provided security for William Harrison's will in 1741.
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      1740-1741 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 173-81,
      30 June--1 July 1740, Nicholas Ware of St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, to Jeremiah Rollins of
      Drissdale Parish, King and Queen County. Lease and release; for 60 current money.
      500 acres in St. Mark's Parish being half of a patent granted to Nicholas Ware 28 Sept. 1728,
      Nicholas Ware
      Wit: John Allen, Hen. Downs, Wm, Waller, Jos. Neavill, Z. Lewis.
      24 July 1740. Proved by William Waller, Zachary Lewis and Henry Downs, Gent.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=487&last=&g_p=P16&colle ction=LO Patent
      Title Anderson, George.
      Publication 10 January 1736.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Orange County.
      Description: 350 acres in the fork of the Robinson River beginning on Elk Run adjoining Nicholas Ware.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 16, 1735, p. 487 (Reel 14).

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