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

Richard Chichester

Male 1657 - 1734  (77 years)


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  • Name Richard Chichester 
    Born 5 Mar 1656/57  Silverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 1734  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I050338  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Family 1 Anna Brangwin,   b. Abt 1664, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aug 1680  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Chichester,   b. 10 May 1681, Widworthy, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1728, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F20380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Chinn,   b. 5 May 1682, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1729, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1719  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F19487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHICHESTER, Richard. Will 14 April 1734. Rec. 12 June 1734. Nephew Chichester Chinn, son of Rawleigh Chinn; Priscilla Reeves, dau of Amie Palmer, decd. Cousin Thos. Ware, son of Thomas & Eleanor Ware, to youngest dau. of him if such be found. She is to be heard of at Silverton at Mr. Ware's house at Dunnex, Silverton Town, 5 miles out of the city of Exton or at Lilliston in the parish of North Curry 4 miles out of Tanton in Sumersetshire. W.B. 12, p. 310.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHICHESTER: Deposition dated 8 Apl. 1743, Rec. 8 Apl. 1743. of Henry Carter, aged 67 years; that he is well acquainted with Richard Chichester of the county of Lancaster and knew his father Mr. John Chichester and his mother Mrs. Chichester, and was intimately acquainted with Richard Chichester Esq., father of sd John Chichester and grandfather of sd Richard Chichester, and that the sd. John Chichester came into this county to his father Richard Chichester Esqr. and that sometime after the foresd. Mrs. Chichester and her son Richard Chichester came in the ship Brimton, of Weymouth, Giles Russell, Master, and that the sd. Richard was then a child but what age he was he knows not; that he lived here some years with his father and mother, and then his mother and he returned to England and lived for some years there; and that after the death of his mother he came back to Virginia to his grandfather, Richard Chichester Esq., and the sd Mrs. Chichester, during her stay here had no other child or children. W.B. 13, p. 318.
      Deposition of Joseph Carter (made and recorded same date as above) aged about 54 years: That he was well acquainted with Richard Chichester, who was Collector of Rappahannock River for many years, and there came a certain gentleman to Virginia, named John Chichester, which the sd. Richard acknowledged as his son, and after the sd John had lived some time in Virginia a gentlewoman came to him from England named Elizabeth Chichester, whom the sd. John Chichester received and acknowledged to be his wife and the aforesaid Richard received & acknowledged to be his son's wife. Sd. Elizabeth brought with her a son, very young, about4 or 5 years of age, who was called Richard Chichester and who was acknowledged as Child of John Chichester and grandson of Richard. After some years the sd Elizabeth was desirous to go home to England and carried her son Richard. John became ill with gout and very weak and wrote his wife in England, directed to Mrs. Eliza Chichester, Dorset. John Chichester then died and according to his will his father Richard Chichester administered on the estate. Sd. Richard wrote a letter to his son's wife's friends in England to send her son to Virginia as soon as possible and the letter was directed to Mr. Chiliot Symes, brother of Mrs. Eliza. Chichester. Sd. Richard son of John returned to America and lived with his grandfather Richard Chichester until his death in May 1734. W.B. 13, p. 319.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHICHESTER, Richard. Will. 16 May 1743. Rec. 10 Aug. 1744. Wife Ellen; Sons: Richard and John; Daughters: Elizabeth, Ellen, Mary and Hannah. Mentions estate in England. Extrs. Wife Ellen, son John; friends: Jesse Ball, Robt. Mitchell and Jos. Carter, Amy Carter, Gawin Lowry, Michael Dillon. W.B. 14, p. 29.
      Record 10 Mch. 1748 of settlement of estate. Mr. Wm. Downman's part in right of his wife Ellen, widow of sd. Richard. W.B. 14, p. 232.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHICHESTER, Ann. Will. 9 Feby. 1725. Rec. 10 Dec. 1729. Husband, Richard Chichester; Aunt, Dorathea, wife of Jeremiah Greenham of Richmond county; Niece, Ellen Heale; Nephew, Joseph Chinn son of my brother Raw. Chinn; Thomas Chinn; Chichester Chinn; Ann Chinn; Sarah Chitin, children of my brother. Nephew Raw. Chinn, son of brother Raw. Chinn; John Chinn. Capt. Geo. Heale; William Payne and wife, Wm. Heale, Geo. Heale Jr., Ann Heale and Catherine Heale; Elizabeth Heale; Catherine Lindsay; Catherine Kirk; Sarah Heale; James Atchison. Extr. Rawleigh Chinn. Wits. Edmund Currell, Eliz. Heale, Catherine Quirk. W.B. 12, p. 123.
      Inventory above estate returned by Rawleigh Chinn, Extr. 13 May 1730. W.B. 12, p. 172.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHICHESTER, John, gent. Estate, recorded 9 October 1728, with Richard Chichester, Adm. W.B. 12, p. 73.
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      1703-1706 Lancaster County Order Book; {Antient Press}; pg 141
      Lancaster County Court 14th of December 1705
      - CHICHESTER v MASON Judgement is granted unto RICHARD CHICHESTER, Esqr. against ROBERT MASON and ANN his Wife, late ANN WILLIAMS, Executrix of ROGER WILLIAMS, /deced/ for the sum of three hundred ninety and seaven pounds of tobacco appearing to this Court to be justly due upon ballance of a former Order of this Court for one thousand nine hundred twenty and five pounds of tobacco and is ordered to be forthwith paid with costs als Execution

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