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

Lucy Meriwether

Female Bef 1712 - Bef 1748  (< 36 years)


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  • Name Lucy Meriwether  [1
    Born Bef 1712  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1748  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028774  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 

    Father Francis Meriwether,   b. Abt 1670, New Kent Couny, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1713, "Bathurst", Essex County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Mary Bathurst,   b. Bef 1680, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Piscataqua, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Bef 10 Aug 1696  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Smith,   b. Bef 1704, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1762, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married Bef 1730  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Meriwether Smith,   b. 1730, Bathurst, Piscataway Creek, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1794, Marigold, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 25 Dec 1737, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1792, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Mary Smith,   b. Bef 1741, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F17481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Children of Lucy MERIWETHER and Francis SMITH are:

      i. Meriwether SMITH was born ABT 1740 in Bathurst, Essex County, Virginia, and died 3 MAY 1789 in Essex County, Virginia. He married Alice LEE 1760, daughter of Phillip LEE and Grace ASHTON. She was born ABT 1740. He married Elizabeth DAINGERFIELD 29 SEP 1769 in VA, daughter of William DAINGERFIELD and Elizabeth BATHURST. She was born ABT 1749, and died 24 JAN 1794 in Bathurst, Essex County, Virginia.

      ii. Elizabeth SMITH was born 25 DEC 1737 in Essex County, Virginia, and died 10 JAN 1792 in Essex County, Virginia. She married William YOUNG 30 NOV 1755 in Rappahannock County, Virginia. He was born 19 NOV 1729 in Essex County, Virginia, and died 5 MAR 1782 in Essex County, Virginia.
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      William and Mary College quarterly historical magazine; v. 25 - 1917
      BATHURST, A COLONIAL RESIDENCE

      The editors are indebted to Judge Lewis H. Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky, for the photogravure of "Bathurst," which appears as the frontispiece of this number. "Bathurst" was built by Francis Meriwether, the old clerk of Essex Co., circa 1692, and received its name from his marriage with Mary Bathurst, daughter of Lancelot Bathurst, of Essex County, Virginia, son of Sir Edward Bathurst of Gloucestershire, England, and his second wife, Susan Rich. Upon the death of Francis Meriwether's widow in 1740, the land was divided among his heirs, and the "Bathurst" tract fell to the wife of Theodorick Bland. Bland sold it to Francis Smith who married Lucy, a daughter of Francis Meriwether. From them it descended to their son Meri- wether Smith, first member of Congress from that district, patriot, etc. From him it passed to his son, George William Smith, who became governor of Virginia, lost his life in the burning of the Richmond theatre, who early sold "Bathurst" to Major Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, whose mother was daughter of Mary, another daughter of Francis Meriwether, and her husband James Skelton. From them it descended to their only son, Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, the grandfather of Judge Lewis H. Jones, who sold it for 3950 in 1800, and moved to Kentucky.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Pages 30-33
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I THOMAS MERRIWETHER of the Parish of South ffarnham in the County of Essex Gentleman being weak & sick in body but of Sound & disposeing mind & memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following. I desire that my body may be buried in decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named and for the disposal! of my worldly estate,I give devise & bequeath the same as followeth (First I give & devise to my dear &
      loveing Mother MRS. MARY WELCH the slaves following named, Tom, Billy,Bando, Bob; Mundingo, Jeininy, Dick, Crankey, Black Dinny, Betty, Simon son of Beuy, Jack, all which slaves now or lately were belonging to the Plantation lyeing below Piscataway Creek in the sd County of Essex and also Tony now an apprentice to JOHN HUNT
      Carpenter, and Guy now an apprentice to THOMAS DOZIER Cooper being in number seventeen to my said Mother & her heirs forever. Likewise I do give & devise to my sd dear Mother Mary Welch the reversion & reversions, remainder & remainders & all the right title & interest I now have or can claim of in or to all and every the slaves now in the possession of my sd Mother as her dower in the slaves of my late Father FRANCIS MERRIWETHER Gent decd to her & her heirs forever. Likewise I give & devise the use of the following slaves by name Guy, & Maria, Robin, Jeffry, Fflora, Betty & six children of
      Else, and of Billy child of Sue being twelve in number to my Sister JANE SKELTON for & dureing her natural life & from & after her decease I give & devise the sd twelve slaves or such of them as shall then be living with their encrease to the heirs of the body of my Sister Jane lawfully begotten or to be begotten. I likewise give & devise my Negro
      boy named Mungo & my negro Dinah sister of Mungo & one mourning ring of gold to my Cosen ELIZABETH DAINGERFIELD to her and her heirs forever. Likewise I do give & devise all the rest of my slaves not hereby before given & disposed of to my two Sisters MARY BELLFIELD & LUCY SMITH to them and their heirs forever equally to be divided
      between them But forasmuch as the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds of lawful money of Virginia or thereabouts is due & oweing to my sd Sister Lucy Smith from my Estate for her proportionable part of the value of two third parts of the slaves descended to me from my said (father now this devise of the moiety of the rest of my said slaves to my said Sister Lucy Smith is upon the condition that her husband
      FFRANCIS SMITH do release my Executrix & discharge my Estate from that demand & in case he shall refuse so to do then the devise to my Sister Lucy Smith shall be void and in such case I do give & devise the sd moiety of the slaves given to my Sister LUCY SMITH unto my Sister MARY BELLFIELD & her heirs forever upon condition that her Husband THOMAS WRIGHT BELLFIELD do pay & discharge my Estate from that demand.
      Likewise I give and bequeath to my Brother in Law the sd Thomas Wright Bellfield the sum of fifty pounds Sterling & the further sum of forty pounds sterling to by layd out in buying your wheeled chaise and harness for four horses. I also give the sd Thomas Wright Bellfield the gelding I bought of one MORTON & the sadle with the ffurniture lately sent for to London I give my white horse & my best sadle & bridle to my Cosen EDWIN DAINGERFIELD and the rest and residue of my personal estate of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever the same be I do give devise & bequeath to my said dear Mother MARY WELCH and I do hereby appoint my said dear Mother Mary Welch Executrix of this my Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this tenth day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred & thirty.
      In presence of JOHN CLAYTON, Thos, Meriwether
      G. ESKRIDGE, THOS. CLAIBORNE
      At a Court continued & held for Essex County on the xviith day of March MDCCXXX
      John Clayton Esqr made oath that he did see Thomas Meriwether sign seal publish & declare the within writing to be his last will & testamt. that the sd Thomas was in perfect sence & memory at the time of doing thereof.
      At a Court held for Essex County the xvth day of June MDCCXXXI
      The within last will and Testament of Thomas Meriwether decd was proved by the Oath of Mrs. Mary Welch the Execx therein named & also by the oath of George Eskridge one of the witnesses thereto which was then ordered to be recorded.

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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