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

William Claiborne

Male 1636 - Bef 1678  (< 42 years)


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  • Name William Claiborne  [1
    Born 1636  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 21 Mar 1677/78  'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I114051  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father William Claiborne,   b. 10 Aug 1600, Crayford Parish, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1689, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Butler,   b. Abt 1610, Roxwell, Essex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Mar 1668/69, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Bef 1635  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine MNU Claiborne,   b. Abt 1640, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1687, St. Johns Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Between 1656 and 1665  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ursula Claiborne,   b. Abt 1660, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1705, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     2. William Claiborne,   b. 1671, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1705, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Mary Claiborne,   b. 1674, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1705, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F20867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 129
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I THOMAS BRERETON of the County of NORTHUMBERLAND doe hereby constitute & appoynt my Loveing Brother Coll.
      WILLIAM CLAYBOURNE & my Loveing Brother Mr. THOMAS CLAYBOURNE my true and lawfull Attorneys joyntely & severally to sue recover & receave all such Debts that are due & oweing to me from RICHARD MOSLEY deceased now especially for two bills of Fourteene hundred pounds wt. porke dated the 17th of Febr. 1664 and alsoe a bill for playtering work due to me from him & uppon Receipt of acquittances in my to either of them to Signe seale & deliver hereby granting my said Attorneys or either of them full power to make one more Attorney or Attorneys under them and at their pleasure to revoke & generally act & doe such lawfull things for to recovery hereof as to my said Attorney shall seeme convenient hereby ratifieing & confirming wtsoever my sd Attorneys shall act in or concerning the prmises, In Witness whereof I have
      hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 22d of fancy 1669
      in the prsents of WM, BRERETON, THOMAS BRERETON
      ROBERT his marker ABBETT
      Recordtr, XII Feb 1669
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 364-368
      THIS INDENTURE made the 3rd day of May in the second yeare of the Reigne of our most Gracious Sovereigne Lord James the second by the Grace of God of England &c. ano Dom 1687 Between KATHARINE CLAYBURNE, Widow of WM. CLAYBURNE JUNR., late of the Parish of St. Johns in PAMONKY NECK in the County of NEW KENT deced, as well for and in behalf of her self as of her Son and heire apparrent, WILLIAM CLAYBURNE, who hath given Securitie by his Guardin and Unkle, JOHN CLAYBURNs Bond for his Confirmacon of this present Deed of Sale from him and his heires & when he attaines to the age of One and Twenty yeares being of the one part and WILLIAM COVINGTON of the Parish of Farnham in the County of Rappa: Virginia aforesd., Plantr,, of the other part Witnesseth that the sd KATHARINE CLAYBURNE for the value of Fifty pounds Sterling money paid by Obligation for the same to JOHN CLAYBURNE to and for the only proper benefitt and behoofe of my sd Son, WILLIAM CLAYBURNE, by the sd WM. COVINGTON hath granted and confirmed unto the sd WILLIAM COVINGTON his heires and assignes forever all that Plantation and premisses conteyning Two hundred and fifty acers being in the Parish of Farnham in the County of Rappa: aforesd commonly called or knowne by the name of BESTLAND and now is or of late in the Tenure or occupacon of STEPHEN BENBRIDGE and bounding as followeth (to vitt) North upon OLD ASSUAMANSCOCK FOOT PATH, West upon the land of JOHN FORTH, South upon the MAINE SWAMP and East upon the land of WM. COVINGTON and THO: HOWERTON, Together with all and singular the houses buildings stables orchards gardens profitts and appurtinances whatsoever to the sd land and premisses belonging To have and to hold the sd Plantation to the sd WILLIAM COVINGTON his heires and the sd CATHARINE CLAYBURNE for the consideration abovesd. the sd Premisses and every part thereof unto the sd WILLIAM COVINGTON against all persons whatsoever claiming any right of or to the same and CATHARINE CLAYBURNE doth further grant that she hath full power in the Law to sell the same and will at all times dureing the space of seven yeares next coming upon the reasonable request cost and charges of sd WM. COVINGTON, and execute or cause to be done all further conveyances of what kind for the more perfect assuring of the sd confirming of the sd granted Plantacon and every part thereof In Witness the sd parties their hands and seales interchangably have putt the day and year first above written
      KATHARINE CLAYBURNE
      Sealed and delivered and full quiet and peaceable possession state and seizin of and in the within mentioned messuage or tenements in the name of all the premisses within written was first taken by JOHN CLAYBURNE and imediately thereupon delivered to WM. COVINGTON by virtue of a Letter of Attorney from the within named CATHARINE CLAYBURNE bearing date with these presents and to the purposes in the within Indenture expressed in the presents of
      BENJA: WILSON, WLL: SEGWICK
      BENJA: BIGG THO: HAYWARTEN
      ANDW . DENT
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa, 1 die Junii 1687 et record 17th die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I CATHARINE CLAYBURNE, Widdow of Colo. WM. CLAYBURNE, late of the County of NEW KENT deced, do hereby appoint and fully impower my loving Brother, JOHN CLAYBURNE, of the County aforesd. Gent. my true and lawful! Attorney in my name to give possession to WM. COVINGTON of Rappa: County, Plantr., in a certain Plantation being in sd County of Rappa: as by a certaine Deed under my hand and seale bearing even date with these presents relation being had may appeare and to deliver the dame into the possession of the sd WILLIAM COVINGTON his heires at the next Court to be held for the County of Rappa: aforesd. on the South side of the River, giveing my sd Attorney as full power to do what legally ought by me to be performed therein for the confirmacon in as full manner as if I myselfe were personally present in my own proper person and what my sd Attorney shall lawfull do therein I do confirme In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale May the 3rd Ano 1687 Signed Sealed and delivered in the prsence of us
      WM. SEIGWICK, CATHEREINE CLAYBURNE
      BEN JA: WILSON
      BENGA: BIGG
      Record Cur Com Rappa: 17 die Junii 1687
      Testa WM. COLSTON Cl Cur
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 168
      THOMAS WEST, 1615 acs. (N. L.), King Wm. Co., in St. John's Par; beg. at Capt. Nathaniel West, in Bull Sw; to Capt. Jno. Fox, on N. side of Bridge Br; to E. side of the Ferry Road; to Capt. Martin Palmer, by Col. Wm. Claiborn's line, in an old Indian field; near Capt. Thos. Claiborn; to Wm. Burrous' land, in Hollings' line; crossing the Long Br; to Jno. Higgason's lint; 23 Dec. 1714, p. 226. 7 Lbs., 5 Shill., & Imp. of 4 pers: Thomas Key, James Brown. Richard Wharton, Ralph Bowker.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 236
      WILLIAM CLAIBORNE (Claibourne), sonn of Col. William Clayborne, Junr., dec'd., & THOMAS CLAIBORNE, sonn & heir apparent of Mr. Thomas Claiborne, 545 acs., New Kent Co. 20 Apra 1682, p. 154. Beg. in the forke of Chichahominy Riv. where the Sw. ends, &c. Trans. of 11 pers: Tho. Bell, Robert Bowles, John Ireland, Richd. Pearson, Corn. Bushy (or Busby), Margaret Bright, Richd. Ely, Micha. Wardrope, Mary Poll, Ann Hicks, And. Hall.

  • Sources 
    1. [S804378] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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