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

Cornelius Vaughan

Male Bef 1690 - 1736  (> 46 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Vaughan 
    Born Bef 1690  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1736  Drysdale Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38322  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Family ID F24212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Leavell,   b. King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1778, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cornelius Vaughan,   b. Aft 1720, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]
     2. Martin Vaughan,   b. Bef 1730, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1775, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Vaughan,   b. Abt 1721, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
     4. Margaret Vaughan,   b. Bef 1725, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Edgefield District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)  [natural]
     5. Bridget Vaughan,   b. Abt 1732, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F24210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 58, Number 2, May 2020, page 142
      Transcribed by Wesley E. Pippener, FVGS
      Will of Cornelius Vaughan, 1735, King and Queen County

      In the name of God Amen the sixth day of November in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and thirty give, I Cornelius Vaughan of Drysdale Parish in the County of King & Queen being sick and weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing and that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say principally & first of all I give my Soul to God who gave it trusting that through the mercy and merits of Jesus Christ my Blessed Saviour to receive full pardon of all my sins in Life Commited and be Received into Eternal Bliss and my Body I give to the Earth to be Buried in Christian like and Decent manner at the discretion of my Extrix. Hereafter mentioned and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and Dispose of it in the following manner and Forme.
      It. I give and bequeath unto my son John Vaughan and to his heirs and Assignes forever all that Land and plantation whereon he now lives.
      It. I give and bequeath unto my son James Vaughan and to his heirs and assignes for ever that Plantation whereon he now lives and one half of my Land whereon I now live to be Layd of [laid off] Adjoyning to his Plantation with this provi[so] that he shall not molest or disturb Elizabeth my wife of the plantation whereon now life [sic] or any part of the land thereto adjoining that she has Ocation to make use of during her natural Life or time she continues my Widow.
      It. I give and bequeath unto my son Ambrose Vaughan and to his heirs and Assignes forever that plantation whereon he now Lives and one half of my Land whereon I now live to be layd of adjoyning to his plantation with this proviso that he shall not molest or disturb Elizabeth my wife of the plantation whereon I now live or any part of the Land thereto adjoyning that she has Occasion to make use of During her natural Life or time she Continues my Widow.
      It. I lend unto my Loving Wife Eliza. Vaughan the plantation whereon I now live with liberty to make use of what Land she has Occation of thereunto Adjoyning during her Natural Life or time that she continues as my widow and Also that tract of Land that I bought lately of John Foster lying in Spotsylvania County during the time aforesd.
      It. I give and bequeath unto my son Cornelius Vaughan and to the Child that my wife now goes with if it be a male Child all that tract of Land that I lately Bought of John Foster Lying in Spotsylvania County to be equally divided between them which 1 give to them and to their heirs and assignes for ever but if the Child that my wife now goes with be a Female then it is my will and desire that my son Cornelius Vaughan shall have all the aforesd. tract of Land in Spotsylvania County
      It. I Lend unto my Loving wife Elizabeth three negro men by name Antony, Tom and Sam for and During the full Term and Time of three years next Ensuing to help to make a plantation on my Land in Spotsylvania County. I also lend unto my loving wife Elizabeth during her Natural Life or Time that she Continues my widow five negroes named Hannah, Bess, Judy, Charles and Sary and all their Increase and half my personal Estate and after her death or marriage I give and bequeath the said give negroes and all their Increase and the sd. half of my personal Estate to be Equally divided between my four youngest Children Vizt. Bridget, Cornelius, Elisabeth and Margaret and the Child that my wife now goes with and to their heirs and Assignes for ever.
      It. I give and bequeath unto James Vaughan, John Vaughan, Ambrose Vaughan, Mary Chapman, Ann Martin, Sarah Hudgin, Katharine Silvar and Christian Scott three Negroes Vizt. Antony, Tom, Sam and half my personal Estate to be by them Possessed and Equally divided among them or their Heirs or assigner after the Expiration of the Term or time of three years next Ensuing.
      It. I give & Bequeath unto my Loving wife Elizabeth all the Crop of Corn and Tobacco to pay my Just debts and Cloath the Family and I do hereby Constitute ordain Appoint my Loving wife Elizabeth Vaughan to be my Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other wills by me Formerly made. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year above written.
      Cornelius Vaughan [seal]
      Signed and Sealed in
      the presence of us
      John Chapman
      Edward Leavell
      Mary [M her mark] Leavell
      At a Court held for King & Queen County the 26th day of Jany. 1735. This Will of Cornelius Vaughan dec. was proved in Court by the oaths of John Rogers[sic], John Chapman, Edward Leavell & Mary Leavell and ordered by the Court to be recorded.
      Test John Robinson,
      A Copy. Test. Robert Pollard, d. elk
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 303-04. 8-8 April 1710. Thomas Tinsley of Essex County to Cornelius Vaughan of King and Queen County. Lease and release; for 3000 pounds of tobacco. 150 acres, part of 1100 acres granted to John May by patent 20 Oct. 1704 and by May sold to Tinsley ... Beverley's Swamp ... on the east side ...
      Thomas (0) Tinsley
      Wit: Robt. Cooke, John Miller, William Scott.
      10 April 1710. Acknowledged by Thomas Tinsley. James Wood by virtue of a letter of attorney from Sarah Tinsley wife to Thomas Tinsley relinquished her right of dower.
      8 March (April 1710] Sarah wife of Thomas Tinsley doth relinquish her right of dower and appoint her friend James Wood to acknowledge the same.
      Sarah (S) Tinsley
      Wit: Thomas (T) Jacks, John (J) Tinsley.
      10 April 1710. Proved by the witnesses.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 250. Deed, 8 April 1714. Thomas Tinsley, planter of Essex county, sells Leonard Tarent, for £13. Sterl., and 1500 lb. tobo. 1100 acres Granted to John May on 20th October 1709 (or 1704) and by him sold to Thomas Tinsley. The said Tinsley having made several sales out of the tract, to wit: to Thomas Sneed 150 acres, to Cornelius Vaughan 150 acres, to Thomas Bell 125 acres, to John Mackenny 100 acres, the remainder being 500 and some acres in St Anns Par., adj the land of John Coleman, John Mackenny, Thos.Bell etc.
      Wit: signed Thomas x Tinsley
      Law Taliaferro
      Samuel Hawes
      Recorded 10 June 1714
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Dec. 6, 1736. John Foster of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Cornelius Vaughan and Martin Vaughan (the two youngest sons of Cornelius Vaughan, late Decd.) of Drysdale Par., King and Queen Co. £25 curr. pd. Foster by sd. Vaughan, decd. sd. Foster deeds 465 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., part of pat. granted sd. Foster, Oct. 19, 1736. Anthony Foster, John Chapman, Ignatius x Tureman. Dec. 7, 1736.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 6, 1761. Martin Vaughan of Caroline Co. and Elinor, his wife, to John Bullock of Spts. Co. £35 curr. 233 a. in Spts. Co., part of a tract purchased by Cornelius Vaughan, Decd., of John Foster, and by the sd. Foster conveyed to Cornelius and the sd. Martin Vaughan, sons of Cornelius Vaughan, Decd., as by Deed, June 5, 1750. Edwd. Herndon, John Holloday, Rice Graves. April 6, 1761.

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