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

John Chichester

Male 1681 - 1728  (47 years)


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  • Name John Chichester 
    Born 10 May 1681  Widworthy, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Oct 1728  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Jan 1728/29  Powerstock, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034765  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Richard Chichester,   b. 5 Mar 1656/57, Silverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1734, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anna Brangwin,   b. Abt 1664, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aug 1680  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Simms,   b. Bef 1686, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1706  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Chichester,   b. Abt 1706, Fairweathers, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1744, {Exeter, England} Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F13083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHICHESTER, John, gent. Estate, recorded 9 October 1728, with Richard Chichester, Adm. W.B. 12, p. 73.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHICHESTER: Deposition dated 8 Apl. 1743, Rec. 8 Apl. 1743. of Henry Carter, aged 67 years; that he is well acquainted with Richard Chichester of the county of Lancaster and knew his father Mr. John Chichester and his mother Mrs. Chichester, and was intimately acquainted with Richard Chichester Esq., father of sd John Chichester and grandfather of sd Richard Chichester, and that the sd. John Chichester came into this county to his father Richard Chichester Esqr. and that sometime after the foresd. Mrs. Chichester and her son Richard Chichester came in the ship Brimton, of Weymouth, Giles Russell, Master, and that the sd. Richard was then a child but what age he was he knows not; that he lived here some years with his father and mother, and then his mother and he returned to England and lived for some years there; and that after the death of his mother he came back to Virginia to his grandfather, Richard Chichester Esq., and the sd Mrs. Chichester, during her stay here had no other child or children. W.B. 13, p. 318.
      Deposition of Joseph Carter (made and recorded same date as above) aged about 54 years: That he was well acquainted with Richard Chichester, who was Collector of Rappahannock River for many years, and there came a certain gentleman to Virginia, named John Chichester, which the sd. Richard acknowledged as his son, and after the sd John had lived some time in Virginia a gentlewoman came to him from England named Elizabeth Chichester, whom the sd. John Chichester received and acknowledged to be his wife and the aforesaid Richard received & acknowledged to be his son's wife. Sd. Elizabeth brought with her a son, very young, about4 or 5 years of age, who was called Richard Chichester and who was acknowledged as Child of John Chichester and grandson of Richard. After some years the sd Elizabeth was desirous to go home to England and carried her son Richard. John became ill with gout and very weak and wrote his wife in England, directed to Mrs. Eliza Chichester, Dorset. John Chichester then died and according to his will his father Richard Chichester administered on the estate. Sd. Richard wrote a letter to his son's wife's friends in England to send her son to Virginia as soon as possible and the letter was directed to Mr. Chiliot Symes, brother of Mrs. Eliza. Chichester. Sd. Richard son of John returned to America and lived with his grandfather Richard Chichester until his death in May 1734. W.B. 13, p. 319.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      HANSFORD, Stephen. Rec. 8 July 1743.
      Deposition of Stephen Hansford, of town of Abbotsbury in Co. of Dorset now of the Co. of King George in the Colony of Va., 44 Yrs. of age. States that he was well acquainted with Mr. John Chichester of the Co. of Devon, son of Richard Chichester of Rappahannock River in Va., and the sd. John Chichester inter- married with one Mrs. Elizabeth Sims, dau of Mr. Thomas Sims & Mary his wife of Goresol in the Co. of Dorset and sister of Chiliot Sims, Esq., of Exeter in the Co. of Devon. Sd. John Chichester a few yrs. after his marriage shipt himself to Va. leaving his wife & 2 sons behind and that sometime after his departure Mrs. Chichester and her youngest son Richard Chiches- ter took their passage to Va. from Weymouth in the ship Brim- ton, Capt. Giles Russell, Commander. She arrived safely in Va. and lived there several years with her sd. husband John Chichester and about the year 1736 the sd. Elizabeth & her son Richard went back to england where in the year 1728 the sd. Elizabeth apparently died and Richard Chichester, her son, returned to Va. the summer after the death of his mother and found on his arrival that his father, John Chichester, was also dead. W.B. 13, p. 320.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      PAYNE, William, of Parish of St. Mary's White Chappell. 27 Aug. 1726. Rec. 14 Sept. 1726.
      Wife: Judith.
      Sons: Merryman and William Payne.
      Daus: Susanna and Judith Payne.
      Dau.-in-law: Katherine, wife of Mark Bannerman.
      Brothers: John and George Payne.
      Brother; Robert Mitchell.
      Friend: Charles Burgess.
      Mother: Susanna Laidner.
      Exors: Wife and brother, Robert Mitchell; son-in-law Mark Bannerman and Charles Burgess.
      Wits: Jo. Chichester and John Flint. W.B. 10, p 505.

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