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

William Arvin

Male Bef 1702 - Aft 1735  (> 35 years)


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  • Name William Arvin 
    Born Bef 1702  Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1735  St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I130165  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father William Irving,   b. Bef 1676,   d. 26 Jul 1718, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Irving,   b. Bef 1683,   d. 20 Jan 1735/36, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Bef 1699  Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F50929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 407-408
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I MARY PERRY of Essex County being sick and but of sound & perfect mind & memory praise be therefore given unto almighty God do make and ordain this my present last will and Testament in manner & form following (that is to say) first and principally I recommend my Soul into ye hands of almighty God and my body I commit to ye Earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my exer. hereafter named and as touching the disposition of all such temporal Estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give & dispose as followeth first I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid & discharged.
      2ndly I give unto my Daughter MARY GRESHAM all my waring close Vizt) to be put aside for her.
      3ly I give unto my Son WILLIAM ARVIN one feather bed & furniture, Vizt.) to be put aside for him.
      41y I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods and chattels to be Equally divided between my sd Son & Daughter but only a set of curtains wch I desire my son Wm, may have only making satisfaction unto my daughter for her part thereof.
      5ly I give unto my son Wm Arven whom I make sole Exer, of this my last will & Testament all my land and plantation to him and his heirs for ever. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of April 1726
      Scratched out in four places before assigned.
      In presents of us W. RENNOLDS, Mary Perry
      HANNAH BOAN
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa, on the xxth day of January MDCCXXXV
      This last will and Testament of Mary Perry decd was presented in Court by William Arvin the Exer. therein named who made oath thereto and being also proved by the oath of William Rennolds one of the witnesses thereto who likewise made oath that he did see Hannah Boan the other witness (who is now dead) subscribe the same as a witness thereto at ye time he did which is admitted to record.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 233-34. Bond of Mary Gresham as executrix of Charles Gresham. Unto William Daingerfeild, Robert Brooke, William Brooke and John Taliaferro, Gent., justices. For 400 sterl. 15 Aug. 1727. Securities, John Watkins and William Aroen,
      Mary Gresham (W)
      John Watkins
      Wm Aroen [sic Arvin]
      Wit: W. Heny. Terrett.
      15 Aug. 1727. Acknowledged
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 41-42
      Dr. The Estate of CHARLES GRESHAM decd (some entries) ., 1727 Janry To ffunerall charges; pd WM. ARVIN 1729: paid NATHANIEL FFOGG; 1728: paid 42, EDMUND BAGGE; 1726: paid Mr. JAMES GARNETT; 1727: paid HENRY REEVES JUNR.; paid COLO. HOLLOWAY; 1726 to CAPT, SALVATOR MUSCOE; paid quit rents due at my husbands death; paid the appraisers; paid MAJ: WM. BEVERLEY; paid ANTHONY DRAYTON; paid JAMES BOOTH; paid Edmund Bagg for escheat and also for MARGARET McKENNY thirds; to surveying the escheat do; paid NICHOLAS DAVIS his Judgmt; paid MAJ. WARING accompt; paid for probat of the Will; paid the Secys. fees for Patent; paid EDMUND HAZEL; a negro woman appraised yet given by Will . .
      Cr. By the Inventory; By Mr. RICHARD COVINGTON; by Mr, BENJA. WINSLOW; by ROBERT PARKER, by JAMES BRYANT.
      This is a just account of the Estate of Charles Gresham come to the hands of MARY KERNALL his late Wid'w & Executrix. Mary Kernall
      At a Court held for Essex County the xxth day of July MDCCXXXI
      The within Account of the Admon of the Estate of Charles Gresham decd being returned
      by Mary Kernall late wid'w & Executrix who made Oath thereto on her motion is admitted to record.
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      1745-1749 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 24, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 51-52
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM ARVIN do grant bargain and sell unto EDWARD DONOHOE one Negro boy named Mingo and all other the Estate of said WILLIAM ARVIN upon this Condition, That if the said ARVIN do indemnify and save harmless said DONOHOE from all costs and damage on account of said DONOHOEs being Security for an appeal of said ARVIN from the Judgment of Essex County Court this day given against said ARVIN at the suit of DANIEL ROBARDS, then these presents to be void otherwise the said slave to be liable to the demand of said DONOHOE on the account aforesd., Given under my hand and Seal this 21st day of May 1746 Sealed & Deld. in presence of
      JOHN MARTIN, FRANS. GOULDMAN WM. ARVIN
      At a Court continued and held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the Twenty first day of May Anno Dom: 1746 WILLIAM ARVIN acknowledged this his Bond to EDWARD DONOHOE to be his act and deed which on the motion of said EDWARD was admitted to
      Record and is truly recorded Test JOHN LEE Cl Cur.

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