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

Sarah St. John

Female Abt 1679 - 1720  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Sarah St. John 
    Born Abt 1679  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1720  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I117059  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas St. John,   b. 1640,   d. 10 Sep 1698, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Mary {Unproven} Covington,   b. Abt 1645,   d. 20 Feb 1727/28, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nathaniel Newbill,   b. Abt 1675, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1742/43, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F46461  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by mary pazur
      Will of MARY BILLINGTON in the parish of South Farnham and County of Essex, now being sick and weak in body, dated 23 July 1727.
      To my son in law Nathanll. Newbill one parcell of land lying on the south side of the Dragon Swamp it being the land that I bought of one William Cheandy and after his decease to his son Thomas Newbill.
      To John and Thomas St. John the sons of Thomas St. John deced, 120 acres at the lower part of my track where I now live to be equally divided when they come in the age of twenty and one years and the remainer of the track to William St. John the sone of William St. John decst,and if either of them should dye without issue their part to Thomas Newbill.
      To William St. John one Negro and one feather bed and furniture excepting curtains and valing.
      To Tabitha the wife of Henry Purkins Senr., one feather bed and furniture except curtains and valings; 10 pounds cash.
      To my granddaughter Mary Deshazoo a young Negro which she how hath in possession.
      To Hannah Harper the wife of Edward Harper, one Negro.
      To Hannah Covington the daughter of Thomas Covington, one young Negro on the day of marriage or when she comes to the age of eighteen years.
      To Barbary, Catherine and Thomas Newbill each one Negro.
      To John and Thomas St. John the sons of Thomas St. John decest, one Negro between them equally divided.
      If after my desese Elizabeth St. John the widow of William St. John desest doth acquit my heirs from all claims due to her and hir children in my estate by inheritance from William St. John decest and also enter into bonds that neither she nor her children shall bring action nor no way claim part of my estate, and when her five sons comes to age of twenty one years every one of them, to wit Richard, James, Thomas, Abraham and Isaac St. John, acquit my heirs from all claim in my estate, then my executors pay each of the above mentioned Richard, James, Thomas, Abraham and Isaac St. John one Negro, but if any one of her sons or herself should refuse then my executors pay each of the above five sons one shilling.
      To Nathan Newbill four of my best Negros during his life and after his decese divided between Thomas Newbill and Catherine Newbill.
      All my personal estate not before given equally devided amongst Nathan Newbill and all his children share and share alike. William Newbill and Henry Purkins Junr. executors.
      Signed: Mary (X) Billington
      Wit: Jer. Shepard, James (N) Newbill, James (J) Dicks. 16 Jan. 1727 (1728).
      presented by Nathl. Newbill and Wm. Brooke, Gent., justices.
      For 200 pounds sterling. 20 Feb. 1727 (1728).

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