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

Stokeley Towles

Male Abt 1690 - 1757  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Stokeley Towles  [1
    Born Abt 1690  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1757  Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I038127  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Henry Towles,   b. 1651, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1721, Accomack County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Anne Stokley,   b. Aft 1654, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1670  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Vallott,   b. 31 Aug 1693, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1742 and 1748, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1708  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Towles,   b. Abt 1708, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1749, Middlesex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     2. Oliver Towles,   b. Abt 1710, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1770, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     3. John Towles,   b. 5 Apr 1712, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     4. Elizabeth Towles,   b. 7 Dec 1716, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anne Towles,   b. 23 Apr 1719, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Catherine Towles,   b. 5 Jul 1721, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1788 and 1790, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Mary Towles,   b. 1 Nov 1723, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     8. Jane Towles,   b. 20 Feb 1725/26, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Joseph Towles,   b. 23 Feb 1727/28, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1770, Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     10. Frances Towles,   b. 8 May 1730, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1811, Culpeper County, Virginia - Will dated Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     11. Stokeley Towles,   b. Abt 1732, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     12. Judith Towles,   b. 13 Apr 1735, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Lucy Towles,   b. Abt 1738, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F20895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Sparks,   b. Bef 1722, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1758, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married Bef 28 Feb 1747/48  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Towles,   b. 12 Apr 1749, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1836, 'Clarkes Mountain' Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Henry Towles,   b. 15 Mar 1756, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1836, Madison County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F21926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Title Towles, Stokely.
      Publication 1757
      Gen. note Part of index to Culpeper County Wills and Administrations (1749 - 1800)
      Note p. 173-174. Will pro. 15 Dec 1757
      Note Will Book A, 1749-1770 (Reel 31)

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      Culpeper County Virginia Will Book A; pg 172-173
      In the Name of God Amen. I STOKELY TOWLES of County of Cuilpepper and Parish of Brumfield being sick and weak of body but in perfect Sence and memory do make this my last Will and Testament ..
      Item I give and bequeath to my son JOSEPH TOWLES my dividend of land begining at the mouth of the Little Run and runing from thence the several courses up the said Run to the Mountain ground, from thence up the Hollow to JOHN LAYTONs line .. And the -rest of the land which I had of THOS. WALKER from the South side of sd run and so up the run the several courses of the sd John Laytons line I give to ISAAC MEDLEY ..
      Item I give to my youngest Son HENRY TOWLES the old negro man named Charles.
      Item I give to my well beloved Wife JANE TOWLES and the Towle children which I had by her, MARY TOWLES & HENRY TOWLES, three feather beds and furniture;
      Item I give to my wife and the two children I had by her fourteen head of cattle such as she thinks proper; and likewise all my sheep, Horse & Mair & Saddles, Cart and wheels; also my crop of Tobacco, Corn and Wheat and all other grain with all the fodder , and likewise all the goods that I have sent for to Liverpool by Capt. GAYWORTH; all my hoggs & the crop of cotten.
      Item I give to my wife and the two children I had by her my chest of Draws Walnut chest one looking glass three iron potts such as she thinks fit to chuse; also two scillets and two tables and half my chairs to her liking; and half of my pewter all my Tin pans and all my Bee hives and all my wodden ware with all fowls and all the Fowles upon the Plantation and all the Beef and Bacon that is killed in the House and about Four Pistoles I have owing to me which I give to my youngest son Henry Towles which I desire for to give him Learning; and two Spining wheels one Linnen wheel and the other a woollan one; And three glass bottles, and if either of those two children Mary Towles or Henry Towles should die before they come to Man and Woman Estate that part of the said Estate shall to the other; And my desire is that the rest of my Estate Except the above mentioned Legaces may be equally devided amongst all my children old & young but I desire that the said Estate may not come to an appraisement, and I appoint SPENCER BOBO and my Wife Jane Towles Executer and Executress to this my last Will and Testament As witness my hand this Fifteenth day of January 1757.
      Presence: JOHN LAYTON, Stokely Towles
      THOS. LAYTON
      N. B. I give to my son JOHN TOWLES my best coat Jacket & Breeches, and my great coat and fine hatt to my son JOSEPH TOWLES.
      At Court held for County of Culpeper on Thursday the 15th day of December 1757
      This Last Will and Testament of Stokely Towles deceased was this day exhibited in Court by Jane Towles Widow and Executrix therein named which was proved by the oaths of .. witnesses and ordered to be recorded, Spencer Bobo the other Executor in the said Will mentioned personally
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Page 142.
      Thomas Wharton. Estate account. In hands of Stokeley Towles and Jane his wife. Examined in obedience to order of 25 Feb. 1748.
      Payments made to Mr. John Nicholas, hr. Edward Spencer, John Wharton (judgment), Stokeley Towles.
      Balance paid Mr. William Russell (in part of judgment which he obtained against Wharton's administrator for 25.19.7 and 2727 pounds of tobacco), it being what assets we find.
      Settled by P. Clayton and J. Pendleton.
      27 July 1749. Returned.
      === contributed by Gay Edens Carrigan gaedcar@centurylink.net
      (Middlesex County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1673-1812 and Other Court Papers, William Lindsey Hopkins, 1989, p 103)
      06 Feb 1748 : 04 Apr 1749, Middlesex Co., VA WB D-44
      HENRY TOWLES WILL
      My father during his lifetime
      Brother John Towles
      William Hill, son of my sister Ann Hill
      Eldest son of my sister Mary Spark
      James Martin, son of my sister Elizabeth Martin
      Samuel Batchelder [his motherís nephew]
      Estate to be divided between my brother and sisters except my brother Oliver Towles.
      Exors: Father Stockley Towles & Samuel Batchleder
      Wit: Christopher Curtis & Robert Daniel

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      1734-1737 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 482-84.
      6-6 Dec. 1736. Thomas Walker of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, to Stokley Towles of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County. Lease and release; for £ 19. 190 acres ... on the mouth of the Stoney Run on the north side of the Robinson River ...
      Thomas Walker
      Wit: Henry Towles, Charles (N) Boon, Ann Towles.
      18 April 1737. Acknowledged by Thomas Walker. On motion of Wm. Waller admitted to record.
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      1747-1754 Orange County, Virginia Order Book 5; [Antient Press]; p. 145
      Orange County Court. 24th of June 1748
      - Upon the Petition of EDWARD HERNDON against STOKELEY TOWLES and JANE his Wife, Admrx. of THOMAS WHARTON, deced , this day came the parties and Defts. confesseth the Alt.'s action. Therefore it is considered by the Court that Pit. recover against Defts, one pound, eighteen shillings and seven pence half penny and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended, to be levied of the goods and chattels of the Intestate when assets shall come to the hands of the Administratrix to be administered

  • Sources 
    1. [S805353] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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