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

Elizabeth Travers

Female Abt 1708 - Aft 1733  (~ 26 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Travers 
    Born Abt 1708  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1733  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041070  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father Rawleigh Travers,   b. Abt 1680, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Hannah Ball,   b. 1683, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1748, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Cooke,   b. Bef 1704, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1724  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Cooke,   b. Abt 1728, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah Travers,   b. Abt 1730, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Million Cooke,   b. Abt 1732, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Travers Cooke,   b. Abt 1734, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1759, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F17988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 76 In Name of God Amen the 10th October 1749 I RAWLEIGH TRAVERS being sick but of sound mind do make this my last will & Testament Imprimis I give to Mr. PETER DANIEL four Negroes & to the children of his present Wife SARAH,
      Item I give my Negroe fellow Joe to my Sister ELIZABETH COOKE her life after to her son TRAVERSE COOKE
      I give to my Sister SARAH DANIEL a negro girl called Sarah and her Increase to her three children Vizt. HANNAH, TRAVERS & ELIZABETH DANIEL.
      Item I bequeath to HANNAH COOK negro to TRAVERS COOKE all my negroes not yet mentioned. All my personal estate in corn, tobacco money & cattle to be divided in three parts one of which I will leave to my Sister Elizabeth Cooke the other two parts to my Nephew & heir Traverse Cooke all my debts being duly paid. Item I give to my neice Hannah Cook one of the best beds & furniture in my house together with four cows & calves.
      I ordain my trusty loving friends Elizabeth Cooke & Travers Cooke my whole & sole Executors. Presence David Waugh,
      John Sutherland, Thomas Hay, Raw: Traver
      Michael Ryan
      At Court held for Stafford County 12th Decr 1749 Last Will & Testament of Rawleigh Travers deced presented to Court by Travers Cooke Executor named .. being proved admitted to record. Certificate granted him for obtaining Probate ..
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 356; JOHN COOK of the parish of Over Wharton and County of Stafford in the Colony of Virginia gent. Will 26 December 1732; proved 11 April 1733.
      To be buried as his executrix thinks fit.
      To wife Elizabeth Cooke for life a plantation on Potomack river side of 462 acres and 40 acres adjoining and negroes Corkpegg and Charlott, at her decease to my son Traverse Cooke, in default of issue to my 3 daughters Ann, Hannah and Million Land on Cedar River 400 acres to son Traverse.
      1664 acres to 3 daughters Ann, Hannah and Willian. Negro Slave Dublin to son Traverse. Slave Sarah to daughter Ann, slave will to daughter Hannah, Slave Tomboy to daughter Millian. Money in Ireland to wife and children. Land : 1500 acres on north side of the Bever dams to Samuel Timmons of Stafford County on payment of 1261 lbs of tobacco due to my estate.
      Executrix : Wife Elizabeth.
      Overseers : Rev. Alexander Scott, Mr. Rawleigh Traverse.
      Witnesses : Wm. Allison, Rawleigh Travers, Nath. Smith, Robt Smith, Mary Row.
      Codicil 27 December 1732. Negro Slave Ann Versper to wife.
      Witnesses : Simon Pearson, Wm Brent, Benj Brent, Rawleigh Travers.
      Proved at Stafford County Thomas Claiborne, C. Cur. William Henry Terrett, clerk of Thomas Claiborne certifies copy.
      Witnesses : Henry Washington, Chandler Fowke, as justices according. witnesses : James Nichollson Jo. Gill junr, Robt. Jackson.
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      Cooke, Elizabeth Departed this life, October 20, 1745
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book M: 1729-1748; Pg 24
      pp. 81-83 In Name of God Amen I JOHN COOKE of Parish of Overwharton, County of Stafford in Colony of Virginia, Cent. being sick but of sound memory do make this my last Will and Testament. Imprimis I give my immortal Soul
      to Almighty God .. my body 1 commit to the earth ,. Estate after my Just Debts and funeral charges my will is (Vitt.)
      Item I give to my Dear and Loving Wife ELIZABETH COOKE during her natural Life all that plantation whereon I now Dwell on potomack river side being about 462 acres and an half & the other parcel of land adjoining thereto being about 40 acres more or less together with the use, Labour and Ocupation of the following Negroes Vizt: Cock, peg and Chariot & her increase to my wife during her natural life & immediately after her decease my Land aforsd I bequeath to my Dear and Loving Son TRAVERSE COOKE & heirs & for default of such heirs then to my three Daughters ANN, HANNAH & MILLIAN in Copartnership & co heirs of their bodies & for Default of such heirs of one or either of them then to the Survivour or Survivours heirs & for Default of all such heirs then to my Right heir at Law and as to the aforsd negros I Immediately give Chariot & her increase after my Wife's Decease to my Son Traverse Cook and his heirs & Cock I give to my three Daughters or survivors either to be sold or otherwise disposed of for their benefit and co have the value Equally divided betwixt them.
      Item I give the Lease of Land on Cedar run where my quarter now is being 400 acres and all my interest in said land and lease to my Son Traverse Cook & heirs.
      Item I give all that tract of Land on the Bever dam containing 1664 acres to my three Dear and Loving Daughters Ann, Hannah and Million to be equally divided between them and their heirs & for Default of such heirs of either or all of them that part of said Land I give to my Son Traverse Cook and heirs .. & for Default of such heirs then to the Surviving Daughter or Daughters and heirs & Default of such heirs to my right heir at Law.
      Item I give one Negro Slave named Dublin to my Son Traverse Cook and heirs.
      Item I give one negro woman Slave named Sarah to my dear and Loving Daughter Ann Cooke & heirs.
      Item I give one negro woman Slave named Will to my Dear and Loving Daughter Hannah Cooke and heirs.
      Item I give one Negro man Slave named Tomboy to my dear and Loving Daughter Million Ex heirs.
      Item I give all the money due to me in the kingdom of Ireland for the use of my dear Wife and children and to be disposed of in manner following that is to say that it be laid out for Negroes by my ExeEx hereinafter named and then to be Equally divided betwixt my Wife and children Vizt; Traverse Ann Hannah and Millian or Survivour.
      Item I give that parcel of Land lying on the North side of the Bever dam containing 1500 and odd acres of Land to SAMUEL TIMMONS of Stafford County and his heirs he paying 261 pounds of Tobacco due to my ExEx & no otherwise to have the said Land the said Tobacco being Due for Composition and other fees for Lands taken up and which account have Divised to him Tract.
      Item I give all the rest of my per sonal Estate in this County or else where to my Dear and Loving Wife ELIZABETH and my four children to be equally divided betwixt them, My will is that my wife have the yearly profits of their Estates for my childrens Education she Bestowing such and so good education on them as their Estate will bear & she possibly can afford.
      Finally I hereby constitute and appoint my Dear and Loving Wife my Sole and Whole Exex to this my Last Will and Testament and reques• my good friends the Revd. ALEXANDER SCOTT and Mr: RAWLEIGH TRAVERSE to advise and assist her in the performance of her said office. In Witness -- 26th day of December 1732.
      John Cooke
      Presence Wm. Allison, Rawleigh Travers, Nathaniel Smith, Robt: his mark Smith, Mary Row
      A codicil I the within mentioned John Cooke do give to my Dear and Loving Wife a Servant made named ANN VERSPER over and above all the other things Lands and Estate given to her in the manner within Expressed in the within will. In Testimony .. this 27th day December 1732.
      Presence Simon Pearson, Wm. Brent, John Cooke, Rawleigh Travers, Benja. Brent
      At Court held for Stafford County 11th April 1733 The within Last Will & Testament of John Cooke Deced was presented by Elisabeth Cooke .. who made oath .. further proved .. admitted to record & on Motion of ExEx Certificate granted her for obtaining Probate ..

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