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

Thomas Edwards

Male 1725 - 1770  (45 years)


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  • Name Thomas Edwards 
    Born 19 Jun 1725  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jul 1770  Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40972  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 Elizabeth Fauntleroy,   b. Abt 1729, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1747  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Edwards,   b. 28 Jan 1752, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1798, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     2. Leroy Edwards,   b. Abt 1748, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Sarah Edwards,   b. Abt 1750, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Edwards,   b. Abt 1754, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Catherine Edwards,   b. Abt 1756, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Anne Edwards,   b. Abt 1758, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Griffin Edwards,   b. 17 Mar 1768, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Robert Edwards,   b. Abt 1752, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1796, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F25549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1766-1770 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book #7; [Lewis & Booker]; Page 539
      Edward, Thomas, Clerk of Lancaster County.
      W. W. 23 February 1763---W. P. 9 July 1770
      Whereas my son Thomas Edwards, by the last will of his great grandmother Mrs. Ann Ingram, dec'd, is entitled to sundry tracts of land and slaves and fee tail, and he to be contented with that.
      Son Leroy Edwards- the plantation whereon I now live and my land in the forrest, my friend Charles Carter of Corotoman, to take him under his guardianship.
      Wife to have my mulatto girl Sarah Wiggins, and her child John, and my chair and horses, exclusive of her dower.
      Son Thomas-my desk, bookcase, and books.
      Daughter Ann-negro woman known as Black Sarah.
      Son Robert Edwards-negro boy Isaac, and I desire that John Tayloe, Esq., of Richmond County, to take him under his guardianship.
      My son to have my tract of land upon the head of Little Wiccomoco, in North'd County.
      Rest of estate to be equally divided between my sons Leroy and Robert, and daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Katharine, and Anne, and the child my wife now goes with. {is this Griffin?]
      Charles Carter of Corotoman, Thomas Gaskins, and Kendall Lee, executors.
      Witness: Henry Hinton, John Fauntleroy, Thomazine Ingram, and. Joseph McAdams.
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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.
      === executor
      1753-1756 Record Book #3; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 270
      Fauntleroy, Griffin, of St. Stephen Parish
      W. W. 3 December 1754---W. P. 9 February 1756
      Wife Judith Fauntleroy-the use of my land whereon I now live together with the land called Sulkies, and the land I purchased of Richard Cornish, the land I purchased of John Wiatt of Gloucester County called Small Hopes, during her natural life, and at her decease the four tracts to son John Fauntleroy and his heirs.
      Wife to have use of one third part of all my slaves during her natural life, and she to have power to dispose of her third part of my slaves to such of my children as she thinks fit. If she should not give to my son Swan Fauntleroy, the land she holds in Richmond County which she holds under her late father John Swan, son Swan Fauntleroy then to have her third part of my slaves.
      Wife to have as much timber as she may need off the land in Cherry Point Neck near the mouth of Yeocomoco River, which was given me by my late father Griffin Fauntleroy, and to tend part of said land without hindrance from my son Griffin Fauntleroy.
      Son Griffin Fauntleroy-land whereon my father lived which descended to me at the death of my mother, near the mouth of Yeocomoco River in this County, containing seven hundred acres; and he is not to hinder his mother.
      Each of my three daughters Ann, Judith and Katherine Fauntleroy, to have two negroes apiece, one to be a girl and the other a boy--the said slaves to be about the age of the child that is to receive them.
      Rest of slaves not before mentioned, to be equally divided among my six children Griffin, Ann, Swan, Judith, John and Katharine Fauntleroy.
      If my son Griffin hinders my wife from making use of the timber as may be necessary for the support of the land I now live on, and from tending part of said land, in that case he is to have only one shilling sterling in full of his sixth part of my said slaves, and his sixth part to be divided between the remaining five children Ann, Swan, Judith, John and Katherine Fauntleroy.
      Whole estate real and personal to be kept in the hand of my executors until my debts are paid, and my children brought up and educated.
      Wife to have use of household furniture and stock of all kinds during her natural life, and at her death to dispose of same among my children as she thinks fit. She to have my riding chair and two bay horses.
      Executors to make sale of my mill called Coan Mill.
      My executors to settle my affairs with John Kenneday of Carolina,
      Wife Judith Fauntleroy, and Mr. Thomas Edwards Jun. of Lancaster County, executors.
      Witness: Newton Keene, James Blinco and Alex. Boyd.
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      1758-1762 Record Book #5; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 311
      Fauntleroy, Anne, of St. Stephen's Parish
      W. W. 12 December 1760--- W. P. 9 February 1761
      To son Bushrod Fauntleroy-negroes Peter, Edmond, Lettie, and Robin, in trust for his children, my said son to have my desk, cloaths Press, one dozen silver spoons, yoke of oxen, my cart and all the utensels thereunto, the cow I loaned him when he lived at Opies, ten head of sheep, and the bed I now lie on with the bedstead and furniture.
      To grandson Griffin Fauntleroy son of my son Griffin Fauntleroy dec'd-my negro David, one yoke of oxen, a bed, bedstead and furniture that stands in my chamber, my still and worms, windmill stones and two cows, provided he does not intermeddle with or claim rights to my mullatto woman Betty Wiggins, but let her go free according to the will of his grandfather, otherwise he is to have no part of my estate.
      To daughter Nanny Jameson-my negro girl Nanny Wiggins during her life, and at her death to grandson William Jameson.
      To son in law Thomas Edwards-negro man Grinney, and my boy Moses Wiggins.
      My waiting man Isaac Wiggins to go free from slavery for the future on paying a yearly tribute as follows, viz: to my son Bushrod Fauntleroy, fifty shillings, and at the death of my said son he shall pay the tribute to one or other of my children or grandchildren that he shall choose during his life. To grandson Griffin Fauntleroy-my an irons that stand in my chamber.
      Rest of estate after debts are paid to sons in law Thomas Edwards, and Walter Jameson, and they to be executors
      Witness: John Davis, Eliza Davis, and Thomas Edwards.

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