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

Richard Hansford

Male Bef 1620 - Aft 1659  (> 41 years)

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  • Name Richard Hansford 
    Born Bef 1620  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1659  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I068493  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father Virginia Hansford 
    Family ID F31641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      1640 - Thomas Weston demanded 1200 acres for transporting self and 5 men in 1640: Richard Haniford, William Marshall, William Palmer, John Kelly, Jasper Collins.
      Date: 29 August 1642. Attested by: George Pye .... Laid out for Mr. Thomas Weston on east side of St. George's Creek .... Patent to Thomas Weston for Westbury Manor.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Proprietary Records of the Provincial Court of Maryland, 1637-1658," p. 3.

      May 1, 1641 - Thomas Weston released Robert Cadger of all debt, and released Robert Cadger from debt to John Hansford (of Va.) Witnesses: William Palmer, Richard Hansford.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 2, p. 531.
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 23 Nov 1658, Page 29
      Mr. John Hatch demands warrant against Richard Haniford and William Clemence; debt
      William Marshall demands warrant against Richard Haniford; debt
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 24 Nov 1658, Page 33
      86. Mr. John Hatch and William Marshal, Plt.; Mr. Richard. Haniford and Will Clemence, Def.; warrant returned
      87. William Marshal, Plt.; Richard Haniford, Def.; warrant returned in action of debt
      Charles County Court, 10 Mar 1659
      95. Case relating to warrant issued 6 Nov 1658 against Richard Haniford and William Clemence at the suit of Mr. John Hatch and William Marshall regarding debt value 2999# of tobacco, mentions William Empson, William Robisson

      In 1651, Richard Hansford was granted a patent for lands at West's creek, in York county, and among the head rights were John and Elizabeth Hansford. In 1658, Mr, John Hansford entered land in the same locality; and in 1662, Thomas Hansford obtained a re-grant for the same. In 1653, John Hansford obtained a grant for 950 acres in Gloucester county, north of the narrows of Mattaponi, and among the head rights were John and Elizabeth Hansford. The probability is that Richard Hansford was a brother of John Hansford, who was the father of Thomas, mentioned as taking out the patent in 1662 for John Hansford's land on West's creek

      His will was proved November 24, 1661, and judging from the number of servants and the amount of silver plate, and other property mentioned in his inventory, recorded June 24, 1668, he was a man of both wealth and position. According to his will he left four sons-John and William, to whom he devised a plantation in Glqucester county, upon the "Clay bank" on the north side of York river, and Thomas and Charles, to whom he left 650 acres at the head of Felgate's creek, in York county. He had also three daughters-Elizabeth, who married first Mr. Christian Wilson and afterwards Mr. Randolph Holt,6 of Surry county; Mary, who married Dr. Thomas Robins, of Robins' Neck, in Gloucester county, and whose family history is given by Mr. Stanard in the "Richmond Critic" for August, 1889; and Margaret, who is supposed to have been dead before October, 1667. By the will of Mr. Hansford we are shown another important fact, which is that one Robert Jones was the instructor of his children; and it is not a little remarkable that a man of that name is mentioned by Hening as among those executed with Thomas Hansford for rebellious proceedings.

      John Hansford appears as an inhabitant of Chiskiack, subsequently called Hampton Parish, in York county, as early as 1647
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=340&last=&g_p=P2&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Hansford, Richard.
      Publication 22 December 1651.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Charles River County.
      Description: Tract. Being in Chickyack; Butting upon a branch of Capt. Wests Creeke.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, p. 340 (Reel 2).

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