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

Mary Gookin

Female Abt 1643 - Abt 1697  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Mary Gookin  [1
    Born Abt 1643  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1697  Lynnhaven, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I069805  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 

    Father John Gookin,   b. Bef 1609,   d. 15 Aug 1647, Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Mother Sarah Offley,   b. 16 Apr 1609, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1657, Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 2 May 1641  Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Moseley,   b. Abt 1634, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1671, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1660  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Moseley,   b. 1661, Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1736, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. William Moseley,   b. Abt 1663, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1699, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     3. Elizabeth Moseley,   b. Abt 1667, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Moseley,   b. 1670, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F32116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anthony Lawson,   b. Bef 1643, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1701, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Admin bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married Abt 15 Aug 1672  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Lawson,   b. 1673, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anthony Lawson,   b. Aft 1674, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret Lawson,   b. 1675, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1754, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F31250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Norfolk.html

      Lower Norfolk, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E, 1666-1675, pages 124-125 – 15 August Court – To all to whom these present shall come know ye that I Anthony Lawson of the County of Lower Norfolk in Virginia together with ye free and voluntary good will and consent of my loving wife Mary, late wife of Capt. Wm. Moseley, __ for and in consideration of a promise by me made unto my said wife before marriage and for my love and affection I have towards her and her children and especially for and towards a future benefit and sustenance of my two sons and daughter in law (viz.) Wm., John and Eliza. Moseley… the next part is difficult to read and understand but it seems to indicated that he assigned Col. Lemuel Mason and Mr. John Porter as administrators of this promise that the 640 acres of land in Linhaven, Lower Norfolk County that Mary received from her father Capt. John Gookin, deceased, he would take procession of until William Moseley reached the age of 21 years. Then it was to be divided between William and John Moseley and their heirs. However, if they died before the age of 21 years, then it would go to Mary’s daughter, Elizabeth Moseley and her heirs. It was signed by Anthony Lawson and Mary Lawson and acknowledge in Court 15 August 1672. Witness by George Fonton and John Hatton.

      Lower Norfolk, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E, 1666-1675, page 84– 16 August 1672 Court – On the side of the entry it had Mrs. Lawson. Whereas Mrs. Mary Moseley, Administratrix of Capt. Wm. Moseley, deceased did in December Court last make Oath to ye Inventory of said Capt. Moseley’s Estate, wherein there was some exceptions. The Court taking into consideration have ordered that she shall not be accountable for the exceptions.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 89 – I Anthony Lawson of Lower Norfolk County together with the free and voluntary will and consent of Mary, my wife, do for a valuable consideration to me in hand paid and satisfied assign, sell and make over unto Lt. Col. Adam Thorowgood my rights, lists and interests in the wit in writ on Pttons by virtue of the assignment and record thereon made to me by Malacly Thruston and Florance, his wife to have and to hold the said land within mentioned to him the said Lt. Col. Adam Thorowgood, his heirs… Witness I and my said wife, Mary, have hereunto set our hands and seals this 12 November 1677. Signed Anthony Lawson. Witnesses Benjamin Burrough and Malacly Thruston. Acknowledged in Court 12 February 1687/88.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 4, 1675-1686, page 216 – I, Anthony Lawson of Lower Norfolk County with the free and voluntary consent of Mary, my wife, for and in consideration of the sum of 10,000 pounds of tobacco and casts in hand do grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto Thomas Benson of the same county, 225 acres of land. The said Anthony Lawson and Mary, my wife have both of us here unto set our hands and seal the 10 February 1685/86. Signed Anthony Lawson. Witnesses Mala __onson, Thomas Hodges and Thomas Butts.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 51 – Mrs. Mary Lawson the wife of Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, formerly the wife of Capt. William Moseley, deceased, ye daughter of Capt. John Gookin and heirs at law to her said father, deceased, with consent of her said husband Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson issue Deed of Gift under both their hand and seals baring date 15 August 1672 to trust vis. Col. Lemuel Mason and Mr. John Porter did among other things give unto William Moseley and John Moseley her sons and the heirs forever that tract of land that did belong to her, from Capt. John Gookin her before recited father as per deed recorded in the records of Lower Norfolk more at large may appear the which land is now in my tenure and occupation of the before mention William and John Moseley.

      Now know ye that I, Edward Moseley ye son and heirs of Capt. William Moseley before recited and brother of the whole blood unto William and John Moseley before recited for good cause ____ unto _____ but now especially for the natural love and affection that I bare to my said brothers _____ for the more sure making and for the confirming the before mention Deed unto William and John Moseley and to their heirs forever from me, the said Edward Moseley and my heirs and the said Edward Moseley do by this my free and voluntary Deed of Gift absolutely give unto William Moseley and John Moseley all ye tract of land before recited and as each of them said land possessed of the same to have and to hold the before mention land with all… Dated and singed 15 February 1687/88. Witnesses Lanester Lovett, William Burrought, Robert Richmond and James Lamons. Acknowledged in Court 14 February 1687/88.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, pages 113-114 – I Col. Anthony Lawson of Linhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County for and in consideration of ye sum of 25,000 pounds of pork and a plantation at the head of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River do bargain, grant, sell unto Alexander Keeling of Linhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk a track of land containing 700 acres of land situated on the Eastern Shore of Linhaven near the head of the River being all that part of a Patent of 1,206 acres of land granted to me the said Anthony Lawson, dated 1 May 1684 which lies and is remaining on the Eastern side of Linhaven River and bed thereof excepting 40 acres made over to John Fulcher and 50 acres now I reference and keep for my son Thomas Lawson, which 50 acres is join upon the river for boats on the north and east side of the said John Fulcher’s land and for the length into the woods to have and hold the said 700 acres more or less as above said together with all houses, orchards, gardens, fences, woods, waters and rivers and all appurtenances to the land belonging… to the said Alexander Keeling… I the said Anthony Lawson and Mary Lawson, my now wife with her free and voluntary consent and good will set our hands and seals 17 September 1689. Signed Anthony Lawson. Witnesses George Sing, James Kemps and John Fulcher. Acknowledged in Court 18 September 1689.

      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Norfolk.html

      Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 213 – Will of Thomas Walke, dated 5 January 1693/94 and probated 15 January 1693/94. I Thomas Walke being at this present sick and weak in body but sound and perfect memory do make this to be my Last Will and Testament –
      Imp. I bequeath my soul to Almighty God…
      I give and bequeath the Plantation I now live upon unto my son Thomas Walke and his heirs forever; I likewise give unto my son Thomas half that tract of land I bought of William Hilliard lying at Corituck Bay to him and his heirs forever.
      I give and bequeath unto my son Anthony Walke my Plantation lying at the head of the Southern Branch called Possum Nick, adjoining the land of John Dixson. Empower my Executors to add unto 100 pounds Sterling of my personal estate.
      I give and bequeath unto my sister Ann Chambers of Barbados, and unto each of her children she now has, 5 pounds Sterling.
      I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Walke, my young Negro woman called Piggy with all her increase.
      I give and bequeath unto my brother Robert , my sister Margaret and my sister Mary of Barbados, unto each of them 20 shillings to buy them a ring apiece.
      I give and bequeath unto my loving friends Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, Mrs. Mary Lawson, Margaret, Elizabeth and Anthony Lawson Jr. unto each of them 20 shillings to buy them a ring apiece.
      I give and bequeath unto my loving friends Edwards, William and John Moseley unto each of them 20 shilling to buy them a ring.
      I give and bequeath unto William Moseley Sr. 40 shillings to be paid him out of my own wearing clothes.
      I give and bequeath unto Margaret Moseley the wife of the said William Moseley 40 shillings to be paid her out of my wife’s wearing clothes.
      I give and bequeath unto the widow Elder 40 shillings to be paid in goods
      All the remaining part of my personal estate whatsoever, I give and bequeath unto my 3 children Thomas, Anthony and Mary Walke or the survivors.
      Request all his goods whole or personal be shipped to Barbados and sold.
      I nominate and appoint my loving friends Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, Edward Moseley Sr. and William Moseley to be my Executors.
      I have hereunto set my hand and seal 5 January 1693/94. Signed Thomas Walke. Witnesses George Moseley, John Smith, Morgan Bryan and Anthony Lawson Jr. Probed in Court 15 January 1693/94.

  • Sources 
    1. [S805353] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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