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

Thomas Ayres

Male Abt 1676 - 1722  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Thomas Ayres 
    Born Abt 1676 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Mar 1721/22  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I031749  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Family Ayres 
    Family ID F36105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Florinda Goode,   b. Bef 3 Jan 1676/77, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock (Richmond) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1704, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married Bef 10 Mar 1704/05  Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Ayres,   b. Abt 1707, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1735, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F18928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Sallis,   b. Abt 1694, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Bef 21 Jan 1717/18  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F18925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 291-93. Will of Thomas Ayres, of the parish of St. Anns in the County of Essex being very sick and weak in body, dated 5 Jan. 1721
      Unto my well beloved wife Ann whom I constitute executrix, 30 current money and her own feather bed and furniture.
      To my son Thomas my Negro than named Robin but in case either of my wife's two Negroes that was willed to her by her former husband Thomas Meades should die, my wife keep Negro Roben during her natural life and after her decease to my son Thomas.
      My Negro woman named Jude to my daughter Sarah excepting. the following issue vizt. the first born live child to my son Samuel when it is a year old, the second born live child to my child unborn when it is a year old, the third to my daughter Anne at a year old, the remainder to my daughter Sarah.
      My Negro boy Jame to my son Samuell.
      To my son Thomas my land that I bought of John Hodgson being executor of Thomas Pathross.
      To my son Samuell my land that I bought of Mathew Collins lying on the side of Pewmensend swamp.
      Unto my beloved wife her third part of my personall estate and the remainder to be equally divided amongst my children.
      To my daughter Florendar one gold ring.
      To John Harris my gunn that he hath now in possession.
      My boys live and remain with my beloved wife till they attain to the age of twenty years, but not to have possession of their estates till they be twenty one years. My girls live and remain with my beloved wife till they attain to the age of eighteen years or marriage. But in case my wife should marry another husband and my children can prove that they are not well used they then shall have their liberties to go and chuse their guardians.
      Thos. (T) Ayres
      Wit. James Jameson, Samuel Sallis, Eliza (E) Gray.
      20 March 1721 [1722]. Presented in Court by Ann Ayres, executrix. Proved by the witnesses.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 131. Thomas Ayres. Additional inventory. Made pursuant to order of 20 March 1721 [1722]. Total valuation 21.16.5 3/4. Signed by Jeremiah Bizwell and Ann Bizwell, executors.
      Jo Vawter
      JamesJameson
      John Miller.
      21 June 1726. Returned.
      === this appears to be for Thomas d. 1722
      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 276-277
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we JOHN HODSON & BLOMFIELD LONG are held & firmly bound unto WM DAINGERFIELD, SAL. MUSCOE, THOS. STHRESHLY, RICHD TYLER Gent justices of the County of Essex in the sum of two hundred pounds this xviiith day of June MDCCXXXIV
      The Condition of ye obligation is such that if ye above bound John Hodson Admr. of all the goods chattles creditts of THOS. AYRES decd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattles creditts of ye sd decd the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the County Court of Essex at such time as he shall be required by the sd Court & further do make a just and true account of his actings anddoings therein when thereto required by the sd Court and provided if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the sd decd & the Exc. or Exrs. named do exhibit the same in the sd Court making requrest to have it allowed & approved Accordingly if the sd John being thereunto required do deliver up his Letters of Adm: approbation of such Testament being first had & made in the sd Court Then this obligation to be void and of none effect . . .
      John Hodson
      Bloum Long
      At a Court held for Essex County on the xviiith day of June MDCCXXXIV
      (those bound) acknowledged this bond to be their act & deed which is ordered to be recorded.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 282-289
      PERSUENCE to an Order of Court dated the 18th day of June MDCCXXXIV We the Subscribers being sworn to appraise ye Estate of THOS. AYRES decd doe appraise the same as followeth (Vizt) (only two items) 1 Maire 1..10..0; a parcell of Chaire frames 1..1.0 0
      JOHN HUDSON Adminr
      D. GAINES
      THOS. THARP JNO. VAWTER
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on ye 16th day of July MDCCXXXIV
      This Inventory and appraismt of the Estate of Thomas Ayres decd being returned was admitted to record.

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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 78
      Addl inventory of est of Tho Tharpe.
      Totals 25. 18. 06 Signed John Hawkins
      Thomas Shortt
      Barth Vawter
      Presented by Tho x Ares and Florinda x Ares. No date but recorded with items of 10 March 1704/5.
      === widow ann w/o thomas ayres
      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 1-3.
      Will of Thomas Meades of the County of Essex and Parish of Saint Annes, being sick and weak in body, dated 29 Jan. 1716/17.
      To my well beloved wife Anne Meades my two oldest Negroes, viz. Sambo and Nanney, during her natural life and after my wife's decease to return to my well beloved son John Meades. But if my said son should dye before he is possessed with the said Negroes then to Thomas Coghill son of Frederick Coghill and Sarah his wife.
      To my loving wife Anne Meades the plantation whereon I now dwell and two hundred acres of land during her life, and after to my said son John Meades and if my said son should dye without issue before he comes to the age of twenty one years then to Richard Ship.
      To my son John Meades my young Negro called Sarai and one mollatto called Tom Cutte'r and if my said son should dye without issue to my brother in law John Sallis.
      To my son John Meades one case of bottles and one iron kettle.
      To my said son one young gray mare.
      To my said son all my land at Powmonsend except one hundred acres which I give John Sallis. If my said son dye without issue then to be equally divided amongst Wm. Davis, Josias Ship and Thomas Ship.
      All the rest of my personal estate to be divided between my said wife and my said son.
      Mr. Thomas Catlett, Gent., and my loving wife executor and executrix.
      Thomas Meades
      Wit: Samuel Bizwell, Richd. Billups, Margarett (X) Dudley.
      21 Jan. 1717 [1718]. Presented in Court by Ann Ayres late Ann Meados, executrix. Proved "by Samuel Bizwell and Margaret Dudley.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 308-10.
      5 April 1710. George Andrewson of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, to Thomas Heires [Ayres] of same. For 2500 pounds of tobacco. 50 acres upon the branches of Clayborn's Creek corner to said Andrewson's land and in the line of Thomas Tharpe ... line of John Hackeley ... line of George Prockter .. corner tree to the said Prockter and Andrewson of 200 acres Andrewson bought formerly of Robt. Payn
      George Andrewss
      Elizabeth (X) Andrews
      Wit: Samll. Stallord, Carrell (A) Duinn.
      10 April 1710. George Andrews acknowledged to Thomas Ayres this deed and Elizabeth Andrews wife to the said George relinquished her right of dower.
      5 April 1710. Possession granted Thomas Heirs.
      Wit: Samll. Bartlett, James Bartlett.
      5 April 1710. Bond of George Andrewson of St. Parish. [sick] Essex County, to Thos. Heirs of same. For 5000 pounds oftobacco. To fulfill covenants in indentures.
      George Andrews
      Witt Samll Stallord, Carrell (A) Dunn.
      10 April 1710. Acknowledged.
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 432. Deed. 11 Oct. 1715. Thomas Ayres of St. A. Par., sells to Matthew Collins of St. M. Par., for 4720 lb. tobo., 157 acres in St. M. Par, on S. side of Rappa. River, on S. side of the So. branch of Pow-manzond Swamp, adj. land of sd Collins, etc.
      Wit:
      Jno Vawter Signed Mathew x Collins
      Wm White
      Timothy Monglothly
      Matthew Collins' bond for above witnessed by John Boughan, George Robinson and Edmund Booker.
      Rec. 20 Dec. 1715,
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 649. Deed. 15 Sept 1716. John Hodgson of St, A. Par., Essex Co., sells Thomas Ayres of St. A. Par., for 3500 lb. tobo., 62 acres, part of land where sd Hodgson now lives. Adj. long bridge swamp, land of Wm Price, according to Hodgson's deed from Valentine Allen, etc.
      Wit:
      Wm Tiller Signed John x Hodgson
      John Rouse
      Samuell Bizwell Rec, 18 Sept. 1716.
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 12. Deed. 14 Feb 1717 ( 1716/17). Thomas Ayres, planter, of St. A. Par., Essex Co., sells Henry Long junr, planter, of same Par., for 2500 lb. tobo., 50 acres, wch sd Ayres bought of Geo. Andrews and lies in sd Par. Adj sd Andrews, line of Thos. Tharp, line of Jno Hackley, line of Geo. Proctor, etc.
      Wit: Signed Thomas x Ayres
      Samuel Bizwell
      Corneles Reynolds (sic)
      William Tharp Rec. 19 March 1716.

      === land mentioned
      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 106-108
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eighteenth day of June 1722 Between HENRY LONG JUNR. of County of King George & Parish of Hanover of one part and JOHN LONG of the County of Essex & Parish of St. Anns Witnesseth that said Henry Long for sum of Thirty pounds Sterl to him paid doth grant unto said John Long his heirs forever all that tract of land which said Henry Long bought of THOMAS AYRES being in County of Essex and whose bounds are expressed in Deeds from ANDREWS to Ayres & from Ayres to the said Henry Long it being 50 acres
      Presence of SAML BIZWELL, Henry Long Jur
      BENJA. VAWTER, JOHN VAWTER
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 16th day of Octor 1722
      This Deed admitted to record
      June the Eighteenth day 1722 MEMORANDUM that full possession of the within tract of land was given by Turff & Twig by Henry Long to the within named John Long
      Saml Bizwell, Jno. Vawters, Benja. Vawter
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the Sixteenth day of Octr 1722 & ordered to be recorded
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      1735-1738 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 130-133
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fifteenth day of March 1735 Between JOHN HUDSON of St. Anns Parish in County of Essex Planter & MARTHA his Wife of the one part and MUNGO ROY of the same Parish and County Witnesseth that the said John that is to say One hundred and fifty acres on Blackburns Creek (formerly called Lucas's Creek) which WILLIAM HODGSON als HUDSON (Grandfather of the sd John) purchased of VALENTINE ALLEN And one other tract of land containing Twenty five acres for which the said William obtained a Patent bearing date the 24th day of September 1668 according to their respective bounds, And all surplus land within any of the said bounds (Except Sixty five acres part of the said One hundred and fifty acres) sold by John Hodgson als Hudson (Father of the sd John party to these presents) to THOMAS AYRES & by him since sold to the said Mungo Roy & another part thereof supposed to contain about Thirty acres by the last Will and Testament of the said John the Father devised to JOSIAS SHIP and ELIZABETH his Wife & their heirs. which Elizabeth is now in possession
      thereof . . .
      In presence of J. MERCER, John Hudson
      D. GAINES, JAS. JAMESON Martha Hudson
      EDWARD VAWTER
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XVIth day of March MDCCXXXV
      John Hudson acknowledged this Indenture with the receipt & Livery & Seizen thereon endorsed to be his act & deed & then John Mercer, Daniel Gaines and Edward Vawter made oath that they did see Martha Hudson sign seal and deliver this Indenture with the receipt thereon to Mun go Roy gent as her act and deed and that they did see the said Mungo Roy gent put in full and peaceable possession of the land & premises within mentioned which on his motion is admitted to record.
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tapp& on the XXth day of April MDCCXXXVI Martha Hudson one of the parties to these presents (being first privily examined by BENJAMIN WINSLOW gent) did freely acknowledge this Indenture with the Endorsements thereto to Mungo Roy gent to be her act and deed which is admitted to record.


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