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

Spencer Mottrom

Male 1670 - 1698  (28 years)


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  • Name Spencer Mottrom 
    Birth 1670  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 21 Sep 1698  Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I59808  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father John Mottrom,   b. 1642   d. Bef 2 Oct 1684, Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Fox,   b. Abt 1648, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1662  Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Young,   b. Abt 1675, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Sep 1742, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1691  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1697 in Essex County, VA, Book D9, Page 140
    Children 
     1. Mary Mottrom,   b. Abt 1691, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1725, 'Coan' St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 35 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Spencer Mottrom,   b. Abt 1692, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1705, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 12 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F20425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 838/3
      Northumberland County Court September 21, 1698
      Upon the Motion of Capt. PETER HACK, Mr. PETER COUTANCEAU Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Capt. SPENCER MOTTROM deceased, a Probate is granted them of the said
      Will, tho same being proved by the Oaths of BARBARA CAZAR and Mary ROBINS Witnesses
      thereto As also a Codicil added to the said Will proved by the Oaths CHARLES HARRIS and DENNIS CONWAY witnesses thereto and together with the said Will are Recorded.

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      Virginia Colonial Abstracts - Series 2, Vol 1, Northumberland County, Virginia 1678-1713; Court 18 May 1693 Page 621
      Present: Lt. Col. Sam. Griffin, Capt. Geo. Cooper, Mr. Jno. Turberville, Capt. Wm. Jones, Mr. Dan'l Neale, Mr. Jno. Downing, Capt. Peter Hack and Capt. Spencer Mottrom
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 139-140
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I WILLIAM YOUNG of South Farnham Parish in the County of Essex bequeathing my body to be decently buried (by mine Exr. or Exrs. hereafter specified) and my Soul to God that gave it in sure & certain hope of a resurrection to eternall life through Jesus Christ our Lord & Saviour do make constitute ordaine & declare this my last Will & Testa,mt., & none other, I being of a capable minde & disposeing memory blessed be God. And now for the settling of my temporal Estate & such goods chattells & debts (as it hath pleased God) far above my merits to bestow upon me, I do order give & dispose ye same in manner & form as followeth.
      Imprs: I give & bequeath unto my Daughter, CATHERINE YOUNG, the full & just sum of Fivetie pounds Sterling to be paid about Twelve months after ye sd CATHARINEs Marriage;
      Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH YOUNG, ye full sum of One hundred pounds Sterling to be paid at two equall payments thus fivetie pounds at the expiracon of ye first year after she is marryed & fivetie pounds after ye expiracon of ye next year after the sd. Marriage;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto these five (my Daughters) ANN COVINGTON, SARAH MOTTRAM, MARY CONTANCEAN & CATHARINE YOUNG all that money & goods of mine that lies in England or elsewhere out of Virginia to be equally divided betwixt ye sd Daughters, & likewise Twenty four thousand pounds of sweetscented tobacco & caske to be equally divided betwixt them and paid by my Sonne, WILLIAM YOUNG, at Eighty thousand per annum and that ye whole payment be ended or compleated within three yeares: And furthermore tis my desire that my four sd. Daughters (out of ye production of ye monies & tobaccoes aforemenconed) do contribute buy & deliver unto MARY, the Wife of RICHARD CARTER, a Negro either man or woman according to her own election & acceptacon and this is to be paid & compleated within three years after my decease
      Item I give and bequeath all ye rest of my estate both personal! and real moveable & immoveable unto my said Sonne, WILLIAM, and his heirs forever, he paying & dischargeing ye afore specified Legacies
      Item. I constitute or appoint my sd, Sonne, WILLIAM, one of my Exrs, as also RICHD, COVINGTON, SPENCER MO1TRAM & PETER CONTANCEAU, to be Ws, with my sd. Sonne to see this my Will p:formed & kept till he shall arrive to ye age of Twenty one years & thus acknowledging this to be my last Will & Testament; In Testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand & subfiied my settle this thirtieth day of November Anno Salutis one thousand six hundred ninety & seven
      Signed & sealed in ye pr:sence of us
      ROBERT LUMPKIN, WILL: YOUNG
      JOHN BALL,
      RICH: _ COLLECT
      Prov'd in Essex County Court by ye oathes of JNO: BALL & ROBT. LUMPKIN ye 10th day of Janry: 1697
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 494/4
      At a Court held for Northumberland County January 15, 1690
      Mr. SPENCER MOTTROM Sr. and heir of Maj. JOHN MOTTROME deceased having in Court made choice of Mr. PETER PRESLEY Jr. and Mrs. ANNE FARMER trustee for the Estate of the said Maj. JOHN MOTTROM having made choice of THOMAS HOBSON Jr. the said persons are by the Court appointed sometime between this and the next Court to meet at the plantation of the said Maj. MOTTROM and audit the accounts of the said Estate and make their report thereof to the next Court
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 559/1
      Northumberland County Court July 01, 1691
      Whereas the place appointed by Act of Assembly for a Port for this County is on the land of Mr. SPENCER MOTTROM, and farther appointed by the aforesaid Act that if any owner or possessor of such lands as are by the said Act appointed for Ports, Wharves, and Keys as shall not be willing to agree for and sell such land at such price as shall be by the Justices of the County where the land lies thought reasonable, or if the owner of such land be underage, in such case the Governor for the time being is desired and empowered at the request the Justices to Issue forth his warrant directed to the Sheriff of a neighboring County commanding him to empanel twelve of the ablest and most discreet freeholders of his Bailiwick in convenient time to go upon the land appointed by the said Act for a Port, Wharf or Key, and upon their personal oaths to value the same at the true worth thereof having regard to the inconveniences etc., and being first laid out by the Surveyor. And whereas the Governor's Warrant has been produced on the aforesaid behalf (Mr. SPENCER MOTTROM being underage) directed to the Sheriff of Lancaster County, and it being by this Court thought requisite that the fifty acres of land be first laid out before such Jury as above-mentioned value the same, to the end the quality of the said land and inconveniences accruing to the said MOTTROM thereby, might be considered by the aforesaid Jury. It is therefore ordered the Justices being empowering and commanded to appoint and command the Surveyor on that behalf within three months after publishing the Act, that Mr. GEORGE COOPER Surveyor lay out the said fifty acres of land on the ninth day of this month according to the directions of the said Act in the same place formerly appointed and laid out for a town, The Sheriff giving him notice of this order.

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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 595
      Northumberland County Court June 15, 1692
      Ordered that Capt. GEORGE COOPER Surveyor sometime before the next Court lay out the Land of Capt. SPENCER MOTTROME Commonly called Black Point according to the meets and bounds of his Patent, the said Capt. MOTTROME giving timely notice to the Neighborhood adjacent according to act.
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 695
      Northumberland County Court May 15, 1695
      Ordered that all the Inhabitants Freeholders and housekeepers in this County bring separate lists of Titliables to the Magistrates hereafter appointed, viz., Mr. THOMAS BANKES being appointed to take the lists in the upper precincts of Bowtracy Parish and Mr. RICHARD ROGERS in the lower parts or precincts of the said Parish. Capt. SPENCER MOTTROME for the upper and Mr. JOHN DOWNINGE for the lower precincts of Fairfield Parish. Mr. JOHN TURBERVILLE for the upper and Capt. WILLIAM JONES for the lower precincts of Wiccocomo Parish. And that the said Inhabitants bring in their respective lists to the said Gentlemen by the tenth of June according to Law.
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      1699-1706 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Hamrick]; Page 188
      Northumberland County Court 119th day of December 1700
      Maj. RODHAM KENNER, Capt. PETER HACK and M'r PETER CANTANCEAU Exec's of Capt. SPENCER MOTTROM dec'ed haveing moved this Court that they might have Quallificac'on from the Court to be Guardians of the Orphans of the said Capt. MOTTROM whereby they might be Empowered on the Orphans behalfe to bring Acc'ons etc. the said Motion is Continued till the next Court the Court being willing to advise further in the said Matter.
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      1706-1713 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 433
      Northumberland County Court 19th day of March 1707
      - Upon the Petition of JOSEPH BALL and MARY his Wife Daughter of SPENCER MOTTROW Gent. deceased against Col. PETER HACK and PETER CANTANCEAU Gent. Executors of the Last Will and Testament of the said MOTTROM for their detaining from the aforesaid JOSEPH and MARY their Rateable part of the said deceased Estate It is Ordered the Sheriff of this County or his deputy Summon the said Col. HACK and Mr. CANTANCEAU to the next Court to Answer the said Complaint.

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