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

Eleanor Willis

Female 1655 - Aft 1722  (> 68 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Willis 
    Born 18 Apr 1655  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1722  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I038864  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 

    Father Thomas Willis,   b. 1592, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1668, Lancaster (Middlesex) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Anne Wild,   b. Abt 1633, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1684, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert Aldin,   b. 1655, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1685, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Aldin,   b. 21 Aug 1681, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1734, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Katherine Aldin,   b. 24 May 1685, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1735, St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
     3. John Aldin,   b. 25 Mar 1683, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1727, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F22224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richard Kemp,   b. 1643,   d. 13 May 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1693  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Kemp,   b. 13 Aug 1694, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1728, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     2. Rachel Kemp,   b. 3 Apr 1696, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     3. Richard Kemp,   b. 6 Apr 1698, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F14362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 248. Will of Richard Kemp of St Anns Par, Date omitted in records. Probated 13 May 1714.
      To son Richard Kemp all land. 4 negroes.
      To daughter Ann Taliaferro, 4 negroes, cattle, a large looking glass
      To daughter Rachel Gatwood (sic) 5 negroes, cattle, a large looking glass.
      To wife Elinor 4 negroes.
      To Eliza Minor, Joan Guttrey, Mary Nall (this name is possibly Mary Hall) Catherine Talburt, 600 lb Tobo each.
      Money in hands of Colo Robert Carter to be equally divided betw. son Richard Kemp and two daus. Ann Taliaferro and Rachell Gatwood
      Balance of estate to be divided betw son Richard and wife Elinor.
      Exors son Richard, "my two Sons in Law Charles Taliaferro and Richard Gatewood", and wife Elinor,
      Wit:
      Thomas Ramsey signed Rich'd Kemp
      Rob't Biswell
      ffrancis Abbott
      Eliza Abbott
      page 249. Bond. £1000. Sterling. 13 May 1714.
      Richard Kemp, Charles Taliaferro and Richard Gatewood Exors of the Estate of Richard Kemp, deceased.
      Wit
      Ja Alderson signed Richard Kemp
      Jos Baker Charles Taliaferro
      Richard Gatewood John Boughan
      Tho x Griffin
      Recorded 13 May 1714.
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      1678-1680 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 115
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARY WILLIS of RAPPA. RIVER in ye County of Middx. Widdow, by and wth ye Consent of MATHEW BENTLEY of ye RIVER & County aforesd Shoemaker mine intended Husband doe now in ye time of my Widdowhood give & dispose of unto my three Children RICHARD, JOHN & ELLINOR WILLIS by these presents as followeth That is to say That if it please God that the said MARY WILLIS die before my said Three children come at Age that then Tenn Dicker of Tannd Leather to be made good by the said MATHEW BENTLEY and to be equally divided amongst my said Three Children when they come of Age or to ye Survivor or Survivors of them as likewise that ye Negro man if he live Soe long war ye Stock of Cattle equally to be devided amongst my said Three Children or ye Survivors of them Provided always) that if ye said MATHEW BENTLEY be ye Survivor of me the said MARY WILLIS that then he shall have ye use of ye said Leather Negro and Cattle as Gaurdian of ye said Children untill they come of Age and if it shall happen that all my said Children die before Age and that then ye said MATHEW BENTLEY enjoy ye said Estate Wholly unto him and his heires for ever. In Witness whereof Wee ye said MARY WILLIS and MATHEW BENTLEY have sett or; hands and Seales ye 6th day of February Ano, Dom 1670
      in ye presence of us JEREMIAH TAILER, MATHEW BENTLEY
      JOHN RISDON MARY WILLIS
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      1690-1694 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 493)
      Court Second day of Feb; 1690
      - Ordered that Mr. RICHARD WILLIS as Ex. of the Last Will and Testamt. of JOHN WILLIS. doe deliver to ELENOR ALDEN for the use of JOHN & MARY, Son & Daughter of ye sd. ELENOR ALDEN, two Cowes & Calves & a young Mare, which were bequeathed to the sd. Children by the sd. JOHN WILLIS & hath been formerly acknowledged in Courte for there use by the sd. Mr. RICHARD WILLIS
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      Middlesex County, Virginia
      Order Book No. 2 (1680-1694)
      Page 390:
      Court Held 4 Feb 1688/89
      The suit of Elenor Alding agt Henry Thacker is dismist
      Elenor Alding comes into Court & declares upon her Oath that Mr. Henry Thacker hath had carnal knowledge of her & upon her body did begot a Child of which She was delivered in April last & ye said Elenor further declaring that she is not able to Keep ye sd Child, but that ye pish (parish) must take care of the same, It is therefore ordered that Mr. Henry, the reputed father of ye sd Child doe Keepe And mainteyne the sd Child for Ever Same the pish (parish) harmeless

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      in 1688, Ellenor (Willis) Allden was in Court for having an illegitimate child. In the Court records we learn that the father was Henry Thacker. Land records indicate that the Thackers were neighbors to the Willis and Alden families. In 1693, Lettice Aldin, the daughter of Elenor Aldin, was bound to Mr. Marvell Moseley until she arrives at legal age. This certainly appears to have been the child which Elenore Aldin had with Henry Thacker.

      Eleanor (Willis) Alden was later married to a Kemp. In 1714, Eleanor Kemp, widow of Essex County, sold to her son, John Alldin of Middlesex County, the plantation which had belonged to her brother, Richard Willis. This land was sold for the “love which I have for my son,” and for the further consideration of a bond given by her son payable to her two daughters Mary Nalle and Catherine Torbett.

      Since Eleanor Kemp had legal right to the plantation of her brother, Richard Willis, and was therefore able to sell the plantation by deed of gift to her son, John Alldin, we can surmise that Richard Willis died without legal heirs of his body
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      1690-1694 Middlesex Co Va Order Book 2, [Antient Press]; Page 659
      - Ordered that RICHD: KEMP & ELENOR his Wife returne LETTICE, the Daughter of said ELENOR KEMP to MARVELL MOSELEY forthwith & pay cost of suit
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 115
      Deed. 5 June 1705. Richd Kemp, Senior; of Christ church parish, Middlesex Co., and Elianor his wife, sell to Mary Naule and Katherine Turbett both of Essex; for £50:-Sterling, 300 acres; lately conveyed to said Kemp and wife by deed dated 10th July 1703 by Robert Deputy and Elizabeth his wife, heirs of Hugh Meads decd 200 acres of the 300 were granted to John-Gregory and the said Hugh Meads the 4th Oct. 1675; and 100 acres, balance of the 300 acres; were conveyed to Hugh Meads by John Soaper of Rappahannock Co., tailor, 6th April 1667:
      Witt Signed Richd Kemp
      G. Corbin Eleanor Kemp
      J Parsons
      John Owen
      Note: Naule - Nalle. G. Corbin Hon. Gawin Corbin.

      Bond. 10 Sept 1705. 10000 lb-tobo. Geo Loyd -licenced to keep an ordinary.
      Signed George Loyde
      Wit: Tho Gregson
      Abr. Ayrton Edw Gouldman
      Richd Buckner
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 407.
      8 May 1707. Mr. Richard. Kemp and Ellinor his wife of Middlesex County to Thomas Tinsley of Essex County, planter. For divers good causes. A patent formerly granted Thomas Tinsley 26 April 1704 which was delivered to me by deed of sale for 1400 Acres 7 Feb. 1706/7. Richd. Kemp
      Ellinor Kemp
      Wit: Robert (R) George, John (J) Cheadle.
      10 May 1707. Acknowledged by Richard Kemp.
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 108
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE Be it Remembered & kept in perpetual! memory that Whereas RICHARD KEMP & ELIANOR his Wife being possessed in ffee of a tract of land formerly granted by Pattant unto HUGH MEAD the said Richard & his Wife did by one Deed of Gift (Recorded in Essex Court) give unto MARY & KATHAREINE ALEYN the said Elianors two daughters, all the said tract of land containing 200 acres Now Know Ye that the said Mary now Wife of MARTIN NALLE & her said Husband & the said Katharine now Wife of JAMES SAMS all of the Parish of South farnham in the County of Essex by these presents do by one Consent agree & oblige themselves to servere the joynt Tennanty and by Equally dividing the land the said Devision line mining S 5 degrees E from a red oak by a Swamp between RICHARD GATEWOOD & this tract to a red oak in the East line to which agreement we oblige ourselves our heirs & Either of them firmly by these presents as Witness our hands & Seals this Fifteenth day
      of October 1722
      In Presence of RICHARD GATEWOOD, Martin Nalle
      DAVID SCOTT, JOHN BAKER, Mary Nalle
      RICHD, HORSLEY James Sams
      Katherine Sams
      At a Court held for Essex County the 16th day of Octr 1722
      This Division of the Land between Martin Nalle & James Sam's was presented in Court by the said Nalle & Sam's which on their motion is admitted to record.

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