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

Meriwether Smith

Male 1730 - 1794  (64 years)


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  • Name Meriwether Smith  [1
    Born 1730  Bathurst, Piscataway Creek, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 1794  Marigold, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029377  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Francis Smith,   b. Bef 1704, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1762, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married Bef 1730  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice Corbin Lee,   b. Abt 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 1760  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George William Gov. Smith,   b. 1762, Marigold, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1811, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Alice Lee Smith,   b. Abt 1764, Marigold, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Daingerfield,   b. Abt 1730, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1796, Bathurst, Piscataway Creek, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1769  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucy Smith,   b. 10 Jun 1773, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edward Bathurst Smith,   b. 20 Sep 1775, Marigold, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      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 Meri- wether 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.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1763-1767; Liber TT {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 400. At the request of Ignatius Digges the following Lease was recorded May 11, 1765
      Indenture made may 11 1765; Meriwether Smith of Essex County, Virginia and Alice Smith his wife for diverse good causes and considerations thereunto moving have demised and to farm let by these presents unto Ignatius Digges a tract called "Backland" containing 300 acres for and during the term of the natural life of the aforesaid Alice Smith paying yearly at the Nativity of our Lord and Savior being the 25th day of December 20 pounds sterling money. Signed Meriwether Smith, Alice Smith in the presence of Daniel Carroll, Adam Thomson and acknowledged before John Hepburn

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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