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

Richard Swan 'Dickey' Edwards

Male Bef 1740 - 1776  (> 36 years)


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  • Name Richard Swan 'Dickey' Edwards 
    Born Bef 1740  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Aug 1776  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40450  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas Edwards,   b. 1695, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1760, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Ingram,   b. Abt 1700, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1771, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Aug 1722  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Hamilton,   b. Abt 1744, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Edwards,   b. Abt 1761, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)  [natural]
     2. Gilbert Edwards,   b. Abt 1763, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 14 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomas Edwards,   b. Abt 1765, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne Hamilton Edwards,   b. Abt 1767, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)  [natural]
     5. Jennet Edwards,   b. Abt 1769, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F25285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1776-1780 Record Book #10; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 22
      Edwards, Richard, of St. Stephen's Parish
      W. W. 19 September 1775---W. P. 12 August 1776
      The land whereon I live to be equally divided between my two sons Gilbert, and Thomas Edwards, my son Gilbert to have the part whereon my dwelling house stands.
      My son Gilbert shall not disturb my wife Ann Edwards in possession of the dwelling house unless she should marry.
      My whole estate to be kept together until my children Sarah, Gilbert, Thomas, Ann Hamilton, and Jennet Edwards, arrive to the age of twenty one years or marry.
      Son Gilbert Edwards-a young negro woman named Little Hannah.
      Negro wench Nanny to be sold.
      Wife Ann Edwards, and friend Robert Hamilton, executors.
      Witness: Eupham Hamilton, Winder Kenner, and Sarah Bell.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      EDWARDS, Thomas. Will. 14 Nov. 1759. Rec. 15 Feby. 1760.
      Wife (no name)
      Son Richard.
      Daughters Betty and Lucy, estate of my mother-in-law Mrs. Ann Ingram in Northumberland county;
      Sons: Thomas and Robert.
      Dau. Mary Fleet and release of her husband Maj. Fleet from my debt.
      Dau. Sarah Keene, and release of her husband Capt. Keene, from my debt.
      Niece Betty Whiting;
      Sister, Mrs. Dorothy Matthews;
      Daus.-in-law Mrs. Judith Fauntleroy and Mrs. Ann Haynie;
      Col. Landon Carter, Col. Armistead Churchill, Rev. Mr. Currie;
      Negro man Stephen which will belong to Mr. Swann's estate at wife's death;
      son Robert land known as Fleet's Point.
      Extrs. Sons Thomas and Richard Edwards. W.B. 16, p. 80.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      Division of Negroes of Thomas and Lucy Edwards, decd. Rec. 21 Nov. 1760.
      To Thos. Edwards, John Fleet, Newton Keene, Robert Edwards, Richard Edwards, and Elizabeth Edwards. W.B. 16, p. 116.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee]
      EDWARDS, Sarah (of Christ Ch. Parish) will 13 Dec. 1768. Rec. 21 March 1771.
      Son Richard Edwards. who is also Extr. Wits. Hugh Brent, Nicholas Brent. W.B. 20, p. 26.
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      1772-1776 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book #9; [Lewis & Booker]; 567
      Edwards, Robert
      W. W. 9 April 1772---W. P. 14 August 1775
      Wife Anne Edwards-over and above her dower, my riding chair, two bay horses, and all my stock of cattle, sheep, and hogs, to dispose of among my children as she shall think proper, and that a chest of drawers be bought for her at my death.
      The three negroes Kate, Jenny, and Letty, that I have lent to my daughter Sarah Bell to be appraised in my estate and then returned, and my daughter Sarah Bell to have an equal part of my estate, her part to include the three negroes.
      Two sons Robert Edwards, and Thomas Edwards-all my land to be equally divided between them.
      Son Robert Edwards-to have my desk and gun over and above his proportion.
      The money due from my nephew Thomas Edwards, to be applied towards payment of my debts when recovered.
      My relation John Chinn-to have the guardianship of my son Thomas Edwards.
      Winder Kenner, John Chinn, and brother Richard Edwards, executors.
      Witness: Aaron Throp, Rawleigh Chilton, and Mary Kennady.
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      Anne Hamilton's will dated 17 Jan 1778, and probated 2 Aug 1784 in Richmond County, VA, she names her son Robert Hamilton, son John Tayloe Hamilton, daughters Janet Carter, Elizabeth Hamilton and Anne Edwards. Her executors were Mr. Thomas Lawson and Robert Wormeley Carter, witnessed by Landon Carter, Robert Graham and Janet Carter.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee]
      CARTER, Charles. Letter to Richard Edwards, Clerk. Dated Corotoman Sept. 10, 1771.
      Dear Sir: I have directed my Overseer, Isaac Pitman, to deliver to your care a little negro girl named Jenny, and I now declare by these few lines that I intend your son Thomas shall have an absolute property in together with her increase, as soon as he shall come to the age of 21 years, and in the meantime my will and intention that you take care of sd girl for the sd Thomas and that for so doing you have the use of her until your son Thomas
      comes of age, and no longer. Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of September in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and seventy one.
      Signed and sealed in presence of Charles Carter (seal)
      Isaac Pitman. W.B. 20, p. 261.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee]
      EDWARDS, Sarah and her son Richard. Deed of Gift. Rec. 18 June 1761. Land in Lancaster containing 150 acres, which was vested in sd Sarah Edwards, as part of her dower in land from her former husband, John Swan, decd., But, whereas the sd. Sarah Edwards and her late husband, Thomas Edwards, decd. by deed conveyed the sd parcel of land to his son Richard Edwards, one of the parties to this deed, but sd deed not being legally proved and the sd Sarah becomes a party to this deed which sd parcel of land belongs to sd Ann Haynie in reversion as one of the daughters and coheirs of the aforesaid John Swan. W.B. 16, p. 132.not mentioned in Thomas Edwards will as a son.
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      1758-1762 Record Book #5; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 499
      Haynie, William
      W. W. 30 October 1761---W. P. 8 February 1762
      Daughter Hannah Ball-five pounds current money, a seventh part of cattle on the home plantation, a seventh part of the outstanding debts excepting a bond of forty pounds due from Mr. Yerby and Mr. Meredith, and the profits of the land due from the tenants, and ten bushels of wheat.
      Son John Haynie-plantation whereon I now live and the land bought of Peter Cornwell, and the land I bought in Pickens Neck, land I bought of Joseph Robinson, negro boy George, and not to have one half of my home plantation during the single life of my wife Ann Haynie.
      Wife Ann Haynie-use of one half of my plantation whereon I now live during her single life, for the support of her and the children which I had by her, and at her marriage or decease to belong to my son John Haynie, she to have use of negroes, Tom, Daniel, Nell, Sarah, and Winefred, during her single life.
      Son William Haynie-land I bought of Thomas Gill, senior, and if he should die without lawfull issue then the land to belong to my son Holland Haynie.
      Son Holland Haynie-all my land in Maryland.
      Daughter Ann Haynie-land I bought of John Everet and Sarah his wife.
      Son Daniel Haynie-one hundred and fifty pounds to buy him land, my wife Ann Haynie should buy the land for him, and if he sho die before he comes of age, the said purchase to go to my son William Haynie.
      Child wife is now big with-the land I bought of John Way, John Corbell, and John Swift. If it should die before it comes of age, land purchased of John Way to son Holland Haynie land purchased of John Corbell and John Swift to daughter Ann Haynie.
      Sister in law Anne Haynie-five thousand pounds of crop tobacco towards paying Col. Gordon the debt due to him from the estate of her deceased husband.
      The negroes which I gave my bond to deliver up to Dickey Swan Edwards, and Sarah Edwards, should not be delivered to them till they give bond to my Executors, that they or their heirs or assigns shall not claim any right to the dower negroes now in the possession of Mrs. Edwards, my wife's mother, or till the said Dower negroes be made sure to my children which have got by my wife Ann Haynie.
      Rest of personal estate not already mentioned to wife Ann Haynie, and the children I have by her.
      Sister Mary Anne Betts-negro woman Venice, negro girl Miley, Delilah, and Nanney, if she complys with my bond for her not taking any part of her husbands estate, and every other thing which was hers when she was married according to the deed. Estate not to be appraised but inventoried.
      Friend: Joseph Ball, executor.
      Witness: John Nash and George Sheppherd
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      July 11, 1763. Dickey Swan Edwards of Northumberland Co., Va., to Robert Jackson of Fredksbg, Mercht. £25 curr. Lot 54 in town of Fredksbg. James Buchanan, John Whitfield, Dekar Thompson. Oct. 3, 1763.
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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 291-293
      Indenture 9 Dec 1767 between THOMAS BEALE, County of Richmond, Gentl., RICHARD EDWARDS, County of Lancaster, Gentl., and ANN, his wife, and SUSANNA BEALE, County of Richmond, Spinster of the one part, and WILLIAM BEALE, County of Richmond, Gentl., of other part. Whereas CHARLES BEALE late of Richmond County, Gent., deceased by his Last Will and Testament dated 9 Dec 1767, after several bequests devised rest of estate .. should in case of his sons death without issue, be divided amongst his five God children to wit the said Thomas Beale, Ann Edwards, Susanna Beale, Charles Beale, the son of Taverner Beale, and John Eustace Beale, the son of John Beale, which last two are Infants under the age of 21 years and whereas .. Charles Beale at time of his Death .. possessed 800 acres .. said tract divided amongst the whole of the legatees will be of little value .. a suit in chancery was brought by some of the legatees against the rest in the County Court of Orange to compell a sale of the same .. Now this Indenture .. witnesses for a sum of £20 to each of them paid by William Beale .. have granted unto Wm. Beale 3/5th part of the tract of land .. to be sold unto Wm. Beale ..
      Witnesses: Thomas Beale
      Richd. Parker, Richard Edwards
      Reuben Beale, Simon Rice Ann Edwards
      Susanna Beale
      Receipt of money witnessed by John Hamilton. Rich'd Parker, Reuben Beale

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