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

Gerard Banks

Male Abt 1672 - 1721  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Gerard Banks  [1
    Born Abt 1672  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1709 and 1721  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I042057  Tree1
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Father Adam Banks,   b. 1646, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1690, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years) 
    Mother Anne Gerard,   b. 1648, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1690, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years) 
    Married 1671  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Banks,   b. Bef 1681,   d. Aft 1709, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1697  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Adam Banks,   b. Abt 1698, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     2. Gerard Banks,   b. Abt 1705, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1780, Amherst County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     3. Richard Banks,   b. Abt 1700, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1723, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F23699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=elizh89&id=I2640

      Gerard and Elizabeth Banks were living in Stafford County in 1709.

      Gerard Banks died between 1709, when Book Z of Stafford Co. ends and 1721, when the first book of King George County records begin. Gerard and Elizabeth had at least two sons, Adam & Gerard. The attribution of these children to them rests partly on elimination. We have seen Dr. William Banks, had no children and that Adam had but one son. Further the land on which Adam and his son lived must have been bought prior to 1721, since no deed in King George records for its purchase. Since Adam must have been barely grown then, and since this land seems to correspond with that purchased in 1674 by Adam Banks from William Heaberd, we posit that Gerard Banks had two sons, Adam the elder, who inherited his father's land, and Gerard. There is also a third son Richard Banks who died at age 23. Richard is buried at Green Banks, Stafford County, VA

      King George Co. took part of Stafford County, VA lying on the Rappahannock, above Muddy Creek in 1721 and remained so until 1777. In 1777 King George took from Stafford the Potomac river front, living in exchange the Rappahannock river front above Muddy Creek.

      Letters, January 8, 1682-'83, Va. Mag. of Hist. and Biog. Gerard Bankes, of Stafford, was son of Adam Banks, and in 1709 Page 65. sold land to John Bowler, purchased by his father in 1674. - Stafford County Records. Judith Bankes is mentioned as sister in the will of Charles Carter, of "Cleve" (King George County Records), and in 1754 she deeded to John Wormeley 78 acres in York county at the head of Black Swamp. - York County Records. She was evidently the daughter of that name of Jospeh Walker, Esq., whose daughter Mary married Charles Carter, of "Ludlow" (who was son of Charles Carter, of "Cleve"). - Hening's Stat., IX., 573. William Bankes, of King and Queen county (will dated November 10, 1709), had issue, Ralph Banks, who died about 1735, leaving issue, William Banks - Hening, V., p. 214. The last-mentioned William Banks died in 1748, leaving issue, Tunstall Banks, his eldest son and heir, livng in 1759. - Hening, VII., p. 294. Miles Banks and John Banks were members of the Virginia Company. Alexander Banks, Henry Banks, and William Banks are mentioned, by Hening, after the Revolution.

      Stafford County, VA Order Book, 1689-1690, p. 24, dated 3-13-1690; "Gerard Banks, only son and heir of Adam Banks, dec'd, is bound to Richd Martin to learn the trade of wear maker for three years." (Since he was bound out for only three years, it is assumed he was about 18 years old in 1690 and therefore was born circa 1672.)
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      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 23 Court held 13th March 1689/90.
      p 612. Ordered by this Court that GERRARD BANKES the only son and orphan of ADAMBANKS late of this county deced shall be put and bounde as an apprentice to RICHARD MARTYN of this County for and during the term of three years commencing from the date of this order and that the said Richard Martyn shall fully learn him the trade or occupation of a wear maker during the Term afsd and shall also find and allow him good and sufficient meat apparel washing & Lodging fit for such an apprentice & shall carefully look after him during the Term aforesaid.

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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 466-468 This Indenture made this 11th day April 1709 between GERRARD BANCKS ofcounty Stafford of the one part and JOHN ROWLEY of same county .. Witnesseth that for the consideration of one thousand pounds of Tobo paid by John Rowley .. doth sell all that parcel of land being in the Forrest of Pashitanzy between the main river of Potomack and Rappahannock being the one fourth part of 733 acres of land as per Mr. WILLIAM HEABERDS deed of sale to my Father ADAM BANCKS dated the 4th day of July 1674 and acknowleged in Court the 9th day 7ber 1674 relation being thereunto had the said land containing by Estimation 183 acres and by death of my Father Adam Banks without any legal. disposition of the same it fell and descended to me ..
      Presence John Waugh, Gerrard Bancks Wm. Allen
      The within sale of land was acknowledged in county court of Stafford the 13th day April 1709 .. & the livery & seizin thereon & ELIZABETH his wife relinquished her right of dower to the same which is ordered to be recorded and is recorded.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=49&last=50&g_p=G1&colle ction=NN Grant
      Title Bryant, Richard.
      Publication 5 March 1690/1691.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Grantee(s): Bryant, Richard and Rowley, John.
      Description: 385 acres beginning in Pasbitansey Forrest, and adjoining Rowleys land bought of Gerrard Bancks on the south side of a branch called Woods Swamp.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, p. 49-50 (Reel 288).

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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