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

Beheathland Bernard

Female Bef 1631 - 1721  (> 90 years)


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  • Name Beheathland Bernard 
    Born Bef 1631  Warwick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Mar 1721  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26045  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Thomas Bernard,   b. Bef 1611, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Nov 1651, Warwick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Beheathland,   b. Bef 1615, Warwick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1631  Warwick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Major Francis Dade,   b. 1621, Tannington, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1663, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Bef 1647  Warwick, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Dade,   b. Bef 1647, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Anne Dade,   b. 1654, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)  [natural]
     3. Francis Dade,   b. 7 Nov 1661, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1694, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Francis {Addl Records} Dade,   b. 7 Nov 1661, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Mary Dade,   b. Abt 1662, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1694, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F11530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Andrew Gilson,   b. 1636, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1698, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1664  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Gilson,   b. 1665, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1707, Stafford County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     2. Beheathland Gilson,   b. Abt 1666, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1693, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F17422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Father: Thomas BERNARD b: ABT 1615
      Mother: Mary BEHEATHLAND b: ABT 1615
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      Major John Smith and Behethland, his wife, "of Potomack," made a power of attorney to Major Edward Griffith, of Mulberry Island, in the county of Warwick. Then, on December 29, 1663, Edward Griffith and Elizabeth, his wife, of Mulberry Island in James River, assign to Francis Dade, son of Major Francis Dade, deceased, all their right in a patent of land in Westmoreland Co., and in case of his death they gave their interest to his brothers and sisters, and in case of their decease, the land was devised to Mrs. Behethland Dade, relict of said Major Francis Dade. Major Smith, alias Dade, died on a return voyage from England in 1662. He was then known by the name of Francis Dade; and as, up to the restoration of Charles II., he called himself Smith and immediately after was known as Dade, the sudden change is very suggestive. He was doubtless a cavalier who had been implicated in one or more of the royalist plots previous to his coming to Virginia---a fact which had rendered it prudent for him to assume an alias.
      After Major Dade's death, his widow married Major Andrew Gilson and had a daughter, Behethland (born in 1666, died October, 1693), who married Nehemiah Stork and had a daughter, Elizabeth, born 1687, who married Captain Thomas Newton in 1702. Behethland Stork married, secondly, Capt. Samuel Oldham.
      Though the two John Smiths married two Misses Bernard, it is not known that either couple was directly related.
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      (See QUARTERLY IV., 46; V., 62-64; XIII., 146, 147, 289, 290; Virginia Magazine, XX., 326; Hayden, Genealogies, 731-734 Barradall's Reports, Armistead vs. Newton.)
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 3
      DADE, FRANCIS, 29 December 1663.
      William Storke aged 39 swears that 1 May 1663 that Mr. Francis Dade coming out of England in the last shipping in the "Maryland," merchant whereof Capt. Miles Cook is Master, and falling sick at sea did make his verbal will in these words, that he gave his whole estate to his wife and she to have the tuition of their children until of age. Assignment from Edward Griffith of Mulberry Island, James River, to Francis Dade son of Major Francis Dade, deceased, "mentions other brothers and sisters of said Francis the heir and in case of their mortality the said land to revert to Mrs. Bethland Dade late wife of Major Francis Dade.
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      Cornelius Noell, a Protestant who was born in Holland, was living on the Rappahannock River in Virginia in 1686. [Forks of Elkhorn Church, Ermina Jett Darnell, Standard Printing Company, Louisville, 1946.] Cornelius Nowell was transported to Virginia by Thomas Panell before 26 September 1668 when Panell obtained a patent for 646 acres of land in Rappahannock County on the south side of the river, about four miles from the waterside, adjoining Mrs. Beheathland Gilson.
      Page 52 At a Court held for County of Stafford June the 11th 1690
      717. Present Lt. Coll. Wm. Fitzhugh, Capt. Geo. Mason, Mr. John Withers, Mr. Samuel Hayward, Mr. Matthew Thompson, Justices
      718. WM. FITZHUGH Gent complaineth against FRANCIS DADE in a plea of Trespasse for that Francis Dade with force and Armes keeps and detaines from your Petr messuage Tenement and large orchard thereto belonging and the land thereto adjoining situate lying and being on Mochotack Creek in Stafford County and generally called by the name of SIMMES PLANTATION and yet continues to keep and detain the same although he was therefrom forewarned the 15th day of May last past to your Petitioners damage three hundred pounds Sterling and divers other harms to your Petr .. which said land and appurtenances is a part of a greater dividend of 1300 acres granted by patent unto GERVASE DODSON the 13th of Octo. 1653 according to the condition of plantations and therein mentioned to be situate lying and being in Northumberland now Westmoreland which then was Westmoreland at the granting thereof in the year 1653 afsd and by Gervase Dodson sold to one JOHN SMITH by a Sort of a Deed on the backside of the said Patent bearing date 17th August 1658 which deed follows in these words These presents witnesseth that I Gervase Dodson doe engage myself my heirs and assigns to warrant and firmly possess John Smith of a patent of 1300 acres of land Specified according to the contents of the within specified patent and shall further Ensure the same unto the said Smith his heirs and assigns upon a valuable consideration already reced as witness my hand this 17th of August 1658. The contents of the above specified engagement I do oblige myself my heirs or assigns to perform or pay unto the said Smith his heirs or assigns 30000 lb Tobacco upon demand Witness my hand the day and year abovesaid and as pretended to be acknowledged in Northumberland County when the land at the first pattenting as by the words of this pattent appeares was situate lying and being in Westmoreland County by JAMES POPE Attorney of the said Dodson Two years and one month after the date of the sale as aforesaid to say the 5th of September 1660 neither is there any proof of the procuration afsd which acknowledgment follows in hoc verba 5th September 1660. This sale of land was acknowledged to the above named John Smith was acknowledged in Northumberland County Court by James Pope Atturney of the said Gervase Dodson and ISABEL his wife and is recorded per me RICHARD FLYNT where note he has not nominated himself Clerk of the sd County of Northumberland and non Constat whether he was or noe according to the first Rules of Law it ought not to be helpt by averment which said land soe to the said Smith conveyed was by the said Smith for the valuable consideration of 12000 lb Tobacco in hand paid conveyed by a good authentick deed considering the unskilfulness and Brevity of those times to HUGH DOWDINGE of Gloucester County by deed bearing date the 15th day of July 1659 which said deed follows in these words These presents Witnesseth that I John Smith of Westmoreland County for and in consideration of 12000 lb Tobacco and cask to be paid according to the Tens. of a Specialty bearing date with these presents have sold and do herebyassigne and set over from me and my heirs to Mr. Hugh Dowding of Glocester his heirs or assignes forever all my Right Title and Interest to and in the within mentioned land Pattent and Bill of Sale with the warranty therein mentioned as witness my hand this 25th of July 1659 (Note a year and two months after this Sale from Smith was the Northumberland acknowledgment made to him Vizt September 1660) which sale from Smith to Dowdinge was acknowledged in Stafford County Court where the land then lay by the Division of the Counties by Mrs. BEHETHLAND GILSON by name of the late relict of the aforesaid John Smith 12th June 1667 to Endeavour a full confirmation of that sale which she perhaps might know was honestly bought and justly paid for as your Petr believes and Supposes which acknowledgment follows in these words This assignment was by Mrs. Behethland Gilson the late relict of John Smith by atturney acknowledged in Court and recorded the 12th June 1667 and then also was recorded in the said Court of Stafford the originall patent to Dodson the said sale from Dodson to Smith fully as it is above expressed which said land so conveyed as aforesaid to the afsd Dowding one half thereof was by the said Dowding assigned and made over to Mr. JOHN BUCKNER of Glocester County as your Petr is informed and some-thing thereof by division upon record bearing date the 11th of April 1663 doth appeare and as your Petr believes by a further deed and Instrument though not Authentick according to the Strict Rules of Law yet considering the ignorance and Summary methods of those times your Petr conceives to be valid and then 100 acres of part of the said dividend of 1300 acres was by the said Dowding and Buckner assigned and made over to one BLAGRAVE for seating of it in their be-halves no deed upon the records or elsewhere appearing for the same yet having been 30 years or thereabouts possest quietly by the said Blagrave and his as-signs Colclough and his heirs your Petr Esteems that likewise valid the remain-der the said Dowding possest and Enjoyed himself during his natural life and left the same by Will to his Son HUGH DOWDING and his heirs forever but if he dyed without heirs then to the children of ROBERT BUTTERFIELD his wives daughters children and their heirs by whose death and the Will afsd his Wife ANNE DOWDINGE was seized and possessed of the house and Plantation where he lives upon the said land together with the one third thereof which sd Dowding quietly enjoyed during his life and she her thirds quietly and peaceably after his de-cease till her death which was about the 12th or 13th of May 1690 which wants but 2 months of 31 years of quiet possession since the first purchase and the said Dowding thereon dyed before he attained the age of twenty one years by whose decease the said Land descended and came to RICHARD DOWDINGE of London Mariner the Brother and heir of Hugh Dowding the Father and unkle and heir of Hugh Dowding the Son who came in and pursuant to his right and claim took possession thereof about 8 or 9 years since Mr. ANTHONY BUCKNER deced and your Petr being present when he took the possession aforesd and when he made the assignation of the one third to ANNE SIMMS the widow and relict of his Brother Hugh Dowding deced and the said Buckner and your Petr swore Employed by the said Richard Dowding by virtue of a procuration to them granted to oversee the occupation and possession of the other two thirds part of the land belonging to the said Dowdinge as afsd who forthwith sent up a Servant to live upon and manure part of his 2 third parts which he had then in actual possession to wit one JOHN REYNOLDS by which actual possession of Richard Dowding heir as afsd the pretensions of the said Butterfields children are taken away since which time the said Richard Dowding is dead without Will or heir or any way disposing the same by deed or otherways in his lifetime Whereby the said land became escheat to the right Honble Lord Culpepper as Chief Lord of the Fee as appears by divers deeds and grants made to his Lordship whereon he is In-titled to the same which said right of the land so escheated his Lordship by deed hath granted to your Petr for a valuable consideration by your Petr paid for the same by vertue whereof your Petr is in the actual Seisin and possession of the 2 third parts that was in the actual possession of the said Richd. Dowding deced and is kept out with force and Armes as afsd and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary of the other part by the said Dade therefore prays for the damages of Three hundred pounds Sterling afsd and that the Sheriff may put him in possession without that that the said Francis Dade made any Lawful or Just claim to the same who pretends himself as your Petr is informed Son and heir of John Smith the purchaser of Dodson and vendor to Dowding and farther saith the said Smiths Sale to Dowding was invalid and ineffectual in Law for that there was no acknowledgment within six months according as the Law directs and consequently the right never devested out of the said Smith and so by consequence he as his son and heir the right proprietor of the said land not considering when he said soe that he himself petitiond 25th May 1664 to Sr. WILLIAM BERKLEY then Governour for the benefit of the Escheat of a Tract of 600 acres of land lying in Stafford County formerly granted to Major Jno. Smith deced which your Petr doth aver to be the same John Smith aforementioned and is ready to prove the same if it be Denyed and lately found to Escheat to his Majestie by an Inquisition in the Secretarys office under the hand and seale of Coll. PETER ASHTON by vertue of adeputation from Coll. MILES CARY his Majesties Escheator General for this country and the Jury sworn before him for the purpose dated 11th January 1664/5 as may appeare and is now granted to Francis dade who hath now made his composition to be paid according to act so that then it appears by the oaths of 12 men that the afsd John Smith dyed without heir and this found and made appeare at the motion and intercession and for the benefit and behoofe of the said Francis Dade who if had been his son and heir where was the possibility of the Land to Escheat also not considering the 31 years quiet possession as aforesaid and himself being now upwards of 30 years old and not in all this time make any Legal claim to the Title nor any Interruption to the quiet possession as aforesaid if he had been Legall heir as he pretends or the deed had been ineffectual or invalid as he folishly fancies your Petr humbly conceives he is barred by the 30th act of assembly in the Printed Booke Intituled Land 5 years in possession and further to demonstrate his nonclaims to the said Land and his acknowledgment of the Right to those in possession in June last 1689 he took a Lease and became tenant to the said Ann Sims the widow and relict of the aforesaid Hugh Dowding deced, Her for the same the yearly rent of 1200 lb Tobacco and 4 barrells of Indian Coyne for her right to the same afsd as by the deed upon the records doth appear and for his pretensions to the Illegallity and Invalidity of the deed for want of timely acknowledgment or recording your Petr supposes he must ground that advantage either upon the 27th H 8 Cap 16 Intituled a Statute of Implements of Bargains and contracts of land and tenements or upon the 73d printed act of assembly Intituled against fraudulent conveyances but may it please your Worships one cannot the other must not be binding in this case as your Petr shall plainly make appeare for the English Statute the words are except the same bargaine and sale be made by writing indented and Inrolled in any of the Kings Courts at Westminster or else in the same Court where the land lyes and the same Inrollment to be had within Six months next after the date of the same writing Indented The Clerk of the peace shall sufficiently inroll in parchment so that by this act ineffectual if it be not inrolled in parchment or one day after the 6 months is Expired or recorded in the same County makes all fruitless though all the other branches of the act had been duly pursued as may be fully seen by the Statute itself and my Lord Cookes Learned Commentary thereupon in his 2d Institute fo 674 besides this Statute requires noe acknowledgment from the Vendor but that the Vendee take care to have it inrolled as the Law directs that is recorded pursuant to all the circumstances of the said Act if it should be of force here and Titles questioned thereby your Petr dares and does confidently affirme that there is hardly one good Title to land in Virginia Therefore this Statute must not take place as to our own act of assembly that noe person whatsoever shall passe over by conveyance or otherwaies any part of his Estate whether land whereby his Creditors might be defrauded of their Just debts unlesse such. conveyance or other deeds be acknowledged before the Governour and Council at the General Court or before the Justice of the County Courts and there registered in a booke made for that purpose within six months after such alienation and whoever shall make and alienate any part of his Estate otherwise than is here Expressed the same shall not be accounted valid in Law nor shall it barr any creditor by seizing the same by Law for satisfaction of the debt the property of the Estates not being Legally but in the first Vendour This seems positive at first view but upon consideration of the whole scope and drift of the act appears to be for prevention of frauds used by Debtors by clandestinely conveying away their Estates to defraud their creditors and therefore perhaps not-withstanding this act a deed made bone fide upon good consideration where the Vendor has sufficient besides to Satisfie all creditors though this act were not pursued in the Sale I humbly conceive the deed might be good enough that the said Smith at the time of making the afsd deed to Dowdinge had sufficient to answer all creditors and a plentiful Estate besides is well known to all the antient Inhabitants and if occasion were is Easily proved But may it please your Worships this deed of Dowdings as per the date thereof appears was made in the year 1659 and this act of assembly was made in the year 1662 soe that this act cannot have relation to a deed that was made three years before the making of the said Laws for that would be making Laws Expost facto, and this in a word your Petr conceives clears the deed from any defect by that Law farther may it please your Worships that the Stat of H 8 was strictly to be pursued and by consequence Dowdings deed void by that Law then by the same Law or same Reasons would Smiths deed from Dodson be utterly void as materially failing in all points by that Statute required as Dowdings or farther admitting that the said act of assembly made in 1682 for acknowledgment of deeds within six months as one reason why it shouts stop there and could not looke some months farther and Espy Smiths deed so far from being acknowledged in the General Court where the land lyes within the six months prescribed by the Law that it stayes two years one month before it is acknowledged at all and then acknowledged in a remote county where the land lay not by an attorney which is not all proved to case. Therefore I say if the other be faulty this is absolutely vitious and ineffectual and consequently the right would againe vest in Dodson the first proprietor who also is dead without heir and by that means my Lord Culpepper would be intituled to the whole tract and then your Petr. having his right as aforesd would be betterd in his Estate which your Petr neither covets nor desires as Esteeming those deeds good considering the time they were made in but however your Petr submits to your Worships Judgment assuring himself that upon the Laws aforesaid your Worships must either Judge both of the deeds good or bad for they are both of one Stampe, if good then your Petrs right to Dowdings part that he left undisposed is good as he has above declared if bad then your Petr has a greater right then he could think or hope for in his own poor weak Judgment and either way your Petr conceives the said Dade a Trespasser as afsd Wherefore your Petr prays that he may be by the Sheriff removed immediately and pay the damages aforesaid with costs of suit and further your Petr humbly moves that according to the 84 act of assembly in the Printed Booke Intituled the Defendt to put in his answer for the reasons therementioned to say that for the better regulating and keeping the records and transferring the presidents to posterity as also for the prosecution of new Suites upon mistakes of the grounds of others that as the plaintiff both in General and County Courts files his declaration so the deft in both courts shall alsoe put in his answer in writing & that the deft may be ordered to put his And the said Francis Dade by GERRARD LOWTHER his Attorney comes into Court and craves Licence of Imparlance till the next Court for to put in his answer to the Pits declaration which unto him is granted and that then his plea be not wanting.
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 312-313
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I BEHETHLAND GILSON doe hereby constitute and appoynt my welbeloved Sonn in Law Mr. WM. LANE my True and Lawful Attorney for me and in my name to accknowledge unto Majr. JOHN WEIR of the County of Rappa. my right title & Interrest of a Devidt: of land sold and made over by my Husband Mr. ANDREW GILSON unto the said Majr. Weir bearing date the 20th of Aprill in the year of our Lord 1667 and this my Act and Deed I doe Rattify and confirme by setting hereunto my hand and seale this 9th of May 1667.
      In presents of us WM, MOSELEY Behethland Gilson
      STE. MANRING
      Recordat 14th 9bris 1667
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      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 293-295
      THIS INDENTURE made this fifteenth of ,June in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand Six hundred & Seventy and Five & of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord KING CHARLES the Second the seven and twentieth Between ANDREW GILSON of the County of STAFFORD in Virginia of the one party Gentleman and PETER CORNWALL of the County of Rappa Planter of the other party Witnesseth that the said ANDREW with the Consent of BETH HELLIN [Beheathland] his Wife and THOMAS GILSON Son of the said ANDREW and BETHHELIN doe hereby for themselves respectively acknowledge to have sold & doe by these presents for themselves & either & all of them their & either & all of their heirs sell Irrevocably make over to the said PETER CORNWALL his heirs and assigns forever all that tract of land granted to the said THOMAS by Order of the Honble Governer & Councell as deserted by BETHEHELLINE GILSON Daughter to the said ANDREW and BETHHELIN to whom it was formerly given by Captaine ALEXANDER FLEMING the said Tract or Divident of land lying and being in the County of Rappa on the South side of the River and hmi n dad partly with the land of ROBERT PAYNE & VALENTINE ALLEN back in the woods about three miles & containing One thousand and fifty acres To have and hold use and possess to his or their proper use and behoofe all the said tract of land excepting One hundred acres formerly granted by the said GILSON to EDWARD STAFFORD as by a Deed under the said GILSONs hand & seale recorded in the records of Rappa County Court may more at large appeare and it is further covenanted and agreed upon by the said GILSON & THOMAS his Son that the said PETER CORNWALL his heirs or assigns shall forever hereafter peaceably enjoy the same with all woods 'waters houses buildings fences orchards & all other rights and priviledges thereon without the hindrance of us or either of us or any or either of our heirs or any other persons whatsoever pretending any lawfull Claime to it (except as before excepted) and the said ANDREW doth acknowledge to have done in consideration of the sum of five thousand five hundred pounds of good tobacco to him in hand paid to and for the use of his said Sonn THOMAS the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge before the signing sealing or delivery thereof and further the said ANDREW doth hereby agree with said PETER for himself his heirs that he his heirs shall at their own proper costs and charges in the Law at all times hereafter keep harmless the said PETER his heirs & assigns forever from all and every person clayming any lawfull claime to any part (except as before excepted) but more especially from THOMAS and BETHHELIN GILSON the Sone and Daughter of ANDREW and BETHHELIN before mentioned and either of them their or either of their heirs forever to the true performance of all wch covenants that the said THOMAS and BETHHELIN Sonne and Daughter as aforesaid shall as they come of age either by themselves or by their respective lawfull attornies acknowledge & confirm this present sale by giving their free and voluntary consent each of them in open Court in any of his Majestys Courts of Record in this Collony if thereunto lawfully summoned either by same PETER CORNWALL his heirs & assigns the said ANDREW GILSON doth hereby bind himself in the sum of Two hundred pounds Sterling money of England well and truely to be paid said PETER CORNWALL his heirs upon demands whatsoever he or they (Vizt) the said THOMAS or BETHHELIN or either of their heirs Exectrs. Guardians or attornies or any of the persons before mentioned shall any way or means disturb or in any other way hinder the said PETER CORNWALL his heirs in their peaceable possession of the whole demised premises (except as before excepted) or when he the said GILSON or his said Sonn or Daughter shall deny to uphold the said Sale upon the Tearmes and against all promises as before mentioned to be recorded in any of his Majesties Collony for the further confirmacion whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year before menconed
      In presence of us ROBERT HOWSON, ANDREW GILSON
      ANTHONY BRIDGES
      Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa 7 die July 1675
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      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 46
      THO. PAWELL (or Panell), 646 acs. in Rappa. on S. side the fiver in the freshes, about 4 mi. from the water side, 26 Sept. 1668, k. 178. Adj. Mr. Robt. Bently, cutting. a path to Potobago, adj. Mrs. Bethlm. Gillson, John Amis & Nath. Bently. Trans. of 13 pers: David Salt, Marmaduke Wicks, Eliza. Hopkins, Nich. Walters, Jane Coventry, Wm. Haines, Ralph Smith, Cornelius
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      1705-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part I [Antient Press]; Page 100
      Westmoreland County Court 30th ofJuly 1707
      - WILLIAM STARK his Guardian GILSON Upon the Petition of Mr. WILLIAM STARK, Son of NEHEMIA STARK. late of this Cournty, Gent., deceased, and BEHETHLAND his Wife, also deceased, setting forth that hee is at this tyme the age of seventeen yeares and praying that Madam BEHETHLAND GILSON, his Grandmother may bee admitted his Guardian, the same is accordingly admitted
      === land mentioned
      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 100. Deed of Gift. William Smith of the Par, of Abington in the County of Gloucester, Gent., gives "for and in consideration of the natural affection and Brotherly love which I have and bear unto my wel beloved brother Augustine Smith of the parish of St Ann in the county of Essex", 920 acres, this land having been patented by William Smith for his brother Augustine, due to his being remote from the Gen'l, Court and he paying expenses. This land lying on branches of Occupation Run and branches of Cockel Shell Creek and bounded by land of Richard Robinson and the line of Mrs Beth Gilson, an Indian Path, etc. Said patent granted 6th April 1712.
      Wit: signed Wm Smith
      Salvator Muscoe
      Abraham Merchant
      Isaac Walters Recorded 12 February 1712/13.
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      1718-1721 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 7 [Antient Press]; Page 80
      Westmoreland County Court 30th day of March 1720..
      The Last Will and Testament of BEHETHLAND GILSON, decd. was presented into Court by WILLIAM STORK her Exor. who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto is admitt to record. And upon mocon of the said Executor and his performing what is usual in such cases Certificate is granted him for obtaining an Probate thereof in due form. Ordered that LAWRENCE BUTLER, GERRARD FORD, JOHN PRICE &GEORGE PEIRCE or any three of them being first sworn before one of his Majesties Justices for the said County do some time before the next Court to be held for the County aforesaid value and appraise the said TestatorsEstate in money and make report thereof to the said next Court.

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