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

Rachel MNU James

Female - 1706


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  • Name Rachel MNU James 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1706  James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041496  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Family 1 Richard Rev. James,   b. 1607, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1676, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years) 
    Married Bef 1675 
    Children 
     1. Richard James,   b. Bef 1675, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F23409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Sherwood,   b. 19 Sep 1641, White Chapel Parish, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1687/88, James City, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Bef 1676  James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F15709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Edward Jaquelin,   b. 1668, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1698  James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F23410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===JH
      If this is correct and William Sr had no children then
      maybe William was the son of Francis.

      Sherwood, having no children, by his will, left all his land, with the exception of twenty-eight and one-half acres at Block House hill (which he gave by deed to his nephew, John Jarrett), to his widow Rachel for life, and after her death to Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys, of London. Rachel Sherwood (previously Rachel, widow of Richard James), married Edward Jaquelin, son of John Jaquelin, of Kent County, England and Elizabeth Craddock his wife; and in 1704, Jeffreys surrendered all his title to Rachel's new husband, estimating the area at 400 acres.


      The Cradle of the Republic: Jamestown and James River
      By Lyon Gardiner Tyler
      http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC02053984&id=VLapORIdin4C&pg=RA1-PA84 &lpg=RA1-PA84&dq=%22william+sherwood%22,+%22rachel%22
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 250-251 Know all men .. I EDWARD JACQUELINE of James City County do owe & stand justly indebted .. and am firmly bound unto GEORGE MASON Gent. of county Stafford in sum 30,000 pounds of good sound Merchantable tobo. & cask with conveniency to the water in Stafford County .. 30th day August 1701. The Condition of this obligation is such that Whereas George Mason bought of WILLIAM SHEERWOOD of James City County a tract of land lying in Stafford County called Dogs island on or about the year 1696 for a valuable consideration the greatest part of which the said Mason has made payment of as also to him the said Sheerwood made payrnent of a valuable consideration for his (Shreerwoods) wiles relinquishment of dower or any pretense of title to the land now her relinquishment of Dower or Title. of said land was never acknowledged nor the sd bargain of the said Sheerwood never performed and the above bound Sheerwood which was wife to the said Sheerwood when sd bargain between the said Mason & Sheerwood was made have reced caution for remaining part due from Mason for said land Now if above bounden Edwd. Jacqueline do procure from my wife former widow to the said Sheerwood a good and authenick deed such as Mason shall like relinquishing her dower to the land called by the name Dogg Island lying in Stafford County in Potomack Ocquacon Rivers conta. 2109 acres & also shall confirm by the deed to Mason all the right of dower that she bath .. then this obligation shall be void ..
      Presence willm. Randolph, Edwd. Jacqueline Alex: Spence
      At a Court held eighth day November 1704 Upon motion of BENJ. BERRYMAN Attorney for Cello. George Mason this Bond was ordered to be recorded.
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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=edwinrhod&id=I2996

      On February 7, 1687 William Sherwood left his will in James City County. He owned a large part of Jamestown Island, including Pitch and Tar Swamp. He left all his property, following the death of his wife, Rachel, to Jeffery Jeffries, of London, Esquire. His widow, Rachel, married Edward Jacquelin, her third husband, but they had no children.

      On December 11, 1704 Sir Jeffery Jeffries deeded to Edward Jacquelin the 400 acres he had received from William Sherwood's will. William Sherwood's will also said he wanted Jeffery to send a gravestone from London, which would read: "Here lies William Sherwood that was born in the Parish of White Chapel, near London, a great sinner waiting for a joyful resurrection". He also said: "I give to such poor of the parish of White Chapel as Jeffery Jeffries, Esquire, Mica Perry merchant, Matthew Bateman, and Joseph Bassett of the parish, or any two of them shall think fit ten pounds sterling." He also said: "I give Mary Abotrobus ten pounds to be paid by Jeffery Jeffries and her full freedom, corn, and clothes, but if my wife do not think fit to keep Mary, or died, before she be free then I desire my friend William Edwards and his wife to take her. I give my loving wife, Rachel, the use of my personal estate during her natural life and after her death I give it to my very good friend Jeffery Jeffries, Esquire, or my wife may keep 1/2 and I give 2/3 to Jeffery Jeffries.

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