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

Samuel Kercheval

Male Bef 1674 - 1722  (> 48 years)


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  • Name Samuel Kercheval 
    Born Bef 1674  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1722  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I037422  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Family Dorothy MNU Kercheval,   b. Bef 1678, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1722, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Kercheval,   b. Abt 1710, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1783, South FarnhamParish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. Barbara Kercheval,   b. Abt 1713, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel Kercheval,   b. Abt 1715, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F20899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Inventory of Samuel Keirchevaill
      estate with mention of his wife Dorothy. 1722/23 Estate worth lbs 15.12.0
      Also documented in "King George Will Book A-1, 1721-1752" by George H.S. King.
      Inventory of Samuel Kercheval, April 5,1723
      1 horse,old 3,10, --
      2 sows 4,--,--
      1 feather bed, - furniture and bedstead 3,10,--
      1 shafbrd (?chifforobe) and furniture 0,15, --
      and bedstead
      1 trunk 0,5,--
      a aprcel of old lumber 1,10,---
      2 pots and 1 frying pan 0,13,--
      another parcel of lumber 0,2,--
      32 pounds of old Pewter @g 1,4,--
      1 old grind stone 0,3,--
      Total 15,12,--(pounds,shillings and pence)
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY ORDERS 1721- 1723
      p. 103 King George County Court 1st of March 1722/3
      - DOROTHY KERCHIVALL. Widdow. came into Court and made Oath that SAMUEL KERCHIVALL deced. departed this Life intestate so far as she know and believes. And on her motion and giving security for her just and faithful administration of the said Decedents Estate. Certificate is therefore granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration in due form
      - DOROTHY KERCHIVALL. Widdow, and JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent. acknowledged their bond for Fifty pounds Sterling for the said DOROTHY KERCHIVALL due administration of the Estate of SAMUEL KERCHIVALL deced.. according to Law - JEREMIA BRONAUGH. JAMES HACKLEY. JAMES GRANT and RICHARD PEARL or any three of them are appointed some time between this and next Court to Inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of SAMUEL KERCHIVALL deced which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the next Court; WILLIAM THORNTON Gent. or any other justice of the peace for this Court is requested to administer an Oath to the said Appraisors for their true appraisement of the said Decedents Estate
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      1710 Samuel is a witness to court proceedings - Deed Abstracts of Richmond Co. 1708-1711.(LVA 1/1997)
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      The name was formerly spelled Courheval, de Guercheval, and de Guerchville. The name signifies "mounted horse" or "heart of horse".
      Tradition says that the Kerchevals were knights of France. The name points to an older ancestry of Royal Equerries, and has been distinguished in our country in battle fields and affairs of state.
      There are many different ways of spelling the name besides the three mentioned above. They are: Kercheval, Kerchevall, Kerchevilles, Kertcheville, and Kircheval.
      The Kercheval crest is that of a horse head in armor. On the top of the head are three plumes which points to knighthood.
      Louis was the first of the family to arrive in America. He was a French Huguenot from the neighborhood of the City of Dijon, in southern France.
      Louis fled to England with his brother Samuel (who later died there), at a much earlier date another branch of the Kerchevals had entered England.
      The name frequently occurs in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire records in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
      After the death of his brother Louis came to America. in 1697 or 1699. He found a home at Tide water near Newport News, in Gloucester County, Virginia, where he continued to reside until his death. He had two sons who founded their homes in the "Northern Neck" in what is now Richmond and Lancaster Counties, Virginia; but afterwards removed to that part of Old Orange County west of the Blue Ridge which was in 1734 formed into Fredrick County and named in honor of the Prince of Wales.
      The above information came from family stories and the research of Dr. Louis Lamy Ray, who during travels to England and France, not to mention many years of research at home as he had in his possession many family bibles, letters, papers, and books passed down from family to family.

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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1707-1719; {Robert K. Headley, Jr}:
      p.304 - Robert PAINE, Han. Par., will; 16 Mar 1717, 3 Apr 1717
      I bequeath unto the poor people of Sepulchre's Par. in London money I have in the hands of William DAWKINS, merchant, in London; wife's bro., Mr. Henry WILLIAMSON, in London; sisters Elizabeth and Jane; goddau. Barbary (dau. of William CARTER); Eleanor and Will CARTER; goddau. Barbary (dau. of Samuel KERCHAVELL); Owin JONES; Mrs. Elizabeth GIPSON; godson Robert STROTHER; David JONES (son of Lewis JONES); Robert TAYLOR; goddau. Mary TUTT; Halbert RAPHELL; I give for the use of the church in Han. Par. one [chusion] and pulpit cloth... and a poor plate to receive the communion in, the 10 Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer to set in the church; fr. Francis SLAUGHTER Sr. and Samuel WHARTON; ex: Francis SLAUGHTER Sr. and Samuel WHARTON; wits: Simon MILLER, William [SIES], Lewis JONES.

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