Margaret 'Peggy' Russell1,2

F, b. circa 1778, d. before 27 September 1831
FatherGeorge (of Solomon) Russell b. c 1750, d. b 26 Nov 1782
MotherSarah Bonnewell b. c 1750, d. b 4 Feb 1804
Last Edited15 Sep 2017
Birth*circa 1778Margaret was born circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*17 July 1782Margaret was named in her father's will on 17 July 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Peggy Russell in the will of George Russell, wife Sarah..3 
Marriage*7 June 1800She married Benjamin West III, son of Benjamin West II and Elizabeth (-----), on 7 June 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. John Custis (B.S.) was the security on the M.L.B. of Benjamin West and Peggy Russell..4 
Married Name7 June 1800 As of 7 June 1800,her married name was West. 
Land deed named in*14 December 1807Margaret 'Peggy' Russell was named in a deed on 14 December 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. Robert Russell and Peggy his wife of County of Accomack sold to Benjamin West for 70 lbs all of Robert's undivided part of that tract of land which descended to the said Robert and to (his sister) Peggy West, the wife of Benjamin West by the death of their brother Isaiah Russell which said tract supposed to contain 33 1/3 acres bounded by land of the heirs of David Drummond, lands of Thomas Bayley, Sr., land of Thomas Lewis, west by Doe Creek. Also the said Robert Russell's and Peggy his wife's undivided part or moiety of 26 acres of marsh situated in the marsh called Drummond;s Marsh which descended in the same manned as the 33 1/3 acres.5 
Death*before 27 September 1831She died before 27 September 1831.1 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Margaret was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Sarah Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married first George Russell and last Smith Melson, all of whom are dead; Sarah left by George Russell two children: Robert and Peggy; Robert is living and Peggy married Benjamin West and died leaving children unknown; said Sarah left by Smith Melson one daughter: Scarborough Turnall, widow of Thomas Turnall..1 

Family

Benjamin West III b. c 1778, d. 1836
Marriage*7 June 1800She married Benjamin West III, son of Benjamin West II and Elizabeth (-----), on 7 June 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. John Custis (B.S.) was the security on the M.L.B. of Benjamin West and Peggy Russell..4 
Child 1.Anna West1 b. c 1802

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  2. [S1955] C.R.V. 'Rob' Hall,.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 340 (will of George Russell, wife Sarah).
  4. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  5. [S951] Clare Pebworth.

Benjamin West III1

M, b. circa 1778, d. 1836
FatherBenjamin West II b. c 1750, d. b 1 Nov 1796
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. c 1750, d. b 27 Feb 1797
Last Edited15 Sep 2017
Birth*circa 1778Benjamin was born circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*21 January 1794Benjamin was named in his father's will on 21 January 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Benjamin West in the will of Benjamin West, wife Elizabeth..1 
Will - Mother's*22 February 1797Benjamin was named in his mother's will on 22 February 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Benjamin West in the will of Elizabeth West..2 
Marriage*7 June 1800He married Margaret 'Peggy' Russell, daughter of George (of Solomon) Russell and Sarah Bonnewell, on 7 June 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. John Custis (B.S.) was the security on the M.L.B. of Benjamin West and Peggy Russell..3 
Chancery suit*26 December 1803Benjamin West III was named in a chancery suit on 26 December 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. To the Court of Accomack County the petition of Benjamin West and also Southy Copes, guardian of Thomas, Betsy, Nancy & Tabitha Melson, children of Caleb Melson dec'd, and said Southy Copes & Tabitha his wife, late widow of said Caleb Melson dec'd, humbly showed: That the petitioner Benjamin West is entitled to one third part of a negro man slave named Levi & the said Thomas, Betsy, Nancy & Tabitha to the other two thirds ---- negro Levi, subject to the dower of said Southy Copes & wife in said two thirds thereof. That said negro slave has been hired out for several years & the heirs divided among your petitioners according to their several rights. That lately, to wit, within a few days past, said slave has run away from his master who had hired him for the present year & ----- endeavoring to make him ---, but ---- fortunately apprehended & brought back --- this was the second attempt which has been made by said salve to make his escape and your petitioners are apprehensive that he will escape and go ----totally lost to them unless the said slave can be sold. Your petitioners therefore pray that the said slave may be directed to be sold & the money divided among the parties according to their respective rights, with such allowance for the said dower as may appear reasonable.
Amount of sale of Negro £49.10.0, less commission of £2.9.6, net proceeds of sale of Negro £47.0.6
Benjamin West's 1/3 of sale £15:13.6
Parker West's children 1/3 of sale £15:13.6
Caleb Melson's children 1/3 of sale £15:13.6; totaling £47:0.6

Costs of the suit in chancery viz:
H. Hall for Parker West's children £3.8.8.
S. Copes for C. Melson's children £1.12.0
Benja. Wests &c £2.0; totaling £5.2.8

Parker West's children part £15.13.6
Deduct for S. Copes & wife's judgment £7.2.4
Also their costs in auction allow £1.0.3; totaling £8.2.7; remaining £7.10.11
Add for so much paid over their proportion of the costs in the suit in chancery: £1.14.5 1/3
Nett balance due P. West's children £9.5.4 1/3

Caleb Meson's children part £15.13.6
Add S. Copes' judgment & costs £8.2.7; totaling £23.16.1
Deduct for so much paid less than their proportion of the costs in the suit in chancery £0.2.2 2/3
Nett balance due C. Melson's representative and Southy Copes & wife £23.13.10 1/3

Benja. West's part £15.13.6
Deduct for so much paid by him less than his proportion of the costs in the suit in chancery £1.12.2 2/3
Nett balance due Benja. West £14.1.3 1/3

Total £47.0.6

In obedience to a decretal order of the court of Accomack County made 26 Dec 1803 in a suit in which Henry Hall West and Benja. West infant children of Parker West dec'd by Henry Hall their guardian, one complainant against Benja. West, also Thomas, Betsy, Nancy & Tabitha Melson, infant children of Caleb Melson dec'd, defts in chancery, we the subscribers had made sale of the slave Bill or William in the said order metioned on 2 Jan 1804, at the court house on 3 month credit, at public auction, to John Wise for the sum of £49.10 and have made distribution thereof among the parties in manner and for as will appear by the annexed statement. Given under our hands 30 Apr 1804. Signed: Jacob Bagwell & Thos Wise.4 
Land bought*14 December 1807He bought land on 14 December 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. Robert Russell and Peggy his wife of County of Accomack sold to Benjamin West for 70 lbs all of Robert's undivided part of that tract of land which descended to the said Robert and to (his sister) Peggy West, the wife of Benjamin West by the death of their brother Isaiah Russell which said tract supposed to contain 33 1/3 acres bounded by land of the heirs of David Drummond, lands of Thomas Bayley, Sr., land of Thomas Lewis, west by Doe Creek. Also the said Robert Russell's and Peggy his wife's undivided part or moiety of 26 acres of marsh situated in the marsh called Drummond;s Marsh which descended in the same manned as the 33 1/3 acres.5 
Death*1836He died in 1836.6 

Family

Margaret 'Peggy' Russell b. c 1778, d. b 27 Sep 1831
Marriage*7 June 1800He married Margaret 'Peggy' Russell, daughter of George (of Solomon) Russell and Sarah Bonnewell, on 7 June 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. John Custis (B.S.) was the security on the M.L.B. of Benjamin West and Peggy Russell..3 
Child 1.Anna West7 b. c 1802

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 442 (will of Benjamin West, son Parker).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 445 (will of Elizabeth West, daughter Tabitha Melson).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S2523] The Library of Virginia, Chancery Cases from Virginia Clerk's Offices, Heirs of Revil West in Chancery Suit, Index No. 1804-012 (httpwww.lva.virginia.govchanceryfull_case_detail.aspCFN=001-1804-012#img).
  5. [S951] Clare Pebworth.
  6. [S1955] C.R.V. 'Rob' Hall,.
  7. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).

Lorenzo Smith Melson1

M, b. circa 1803
FatherSmith Melson Jr. b. c 1765, d. b 28 Mar 1815
MotherSarah Bonnewell b. c 1750, d. b 4 Feb 1804
Last Edited8 Sep 2008
Birth*circa 1803Lorenzo was born circa 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*28 February 1815Lorenzo was named in his father's will on 28 February 1815 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Lorenzo S. Melson in the will of Smith Melson..1 
Guardian - chose*30 July 1821Lorenzo chose a guardian on on 30 July 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Purnell was shown as the guardian of Lorenzo S. Melson, orphan of Smith Melson dec'd..2 
Marriage*23 December 1826He married Mary 'Polly' Bell, daughter of Edward Bell and Nancy (of Jonathan) Guy, on 23 December 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. Edward Bell was the security on the M.L.B. of Lorenzo Smith Melson and Mary Bell of Edward. However, on 13 Mar 1830 articles of agreement and Perpetual Separation, between Lorenzo D. Melson and Polly Bell was recorded. Recites that Lorenzo D. Melson and Polly Bell have lived together as man and wife and that whereas the said Lorenzo is about to move to Bucks's County Pa., where he lived a number of years before he came to the County of Accomack and became first aquainted with the said Polly Bell; that whereas it is belived by the parties to this agreement that the marriage heretofore solemnized between them was at the time of solemnization null and void, which at the time was not known to Polly. Ow it is agreet that there sahall be a perpetual separation between Lorenzo and Polly; that neither is to demand any rights or property, on form the other..3,4 

Family

Mary 'Polly' Bell b. c 1808

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 376 (will of Smith Melson).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 376 (settlement of Smith Melson).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S614] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 024, 1828-1830, p. 512.

Mary 'Polly' Bell1

F, b. circa 1808
FatherEdward Bell b. c 1775, d. b 31 Aug 1830
MotherNancy (of Jonathan) Guy1 b. c 1788
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
Birth*circa 1808Mary was born circa 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*23 December 1826She married Lorenzo Smith Melson, son of Smith Melson Jr. and Sarah Bonnewell, on 23 December 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. Edward Bell was the security on the M.L.B. of Lorenzo Smith Melson and Mary Bell of Edward. However, on 13 Mar 1830 articles of agreement and Perpetual Separation, between Lorenzo D. Melson and Polly Bell was recorded. Recites that Lorenzo D. Melson and Polly Bell have lived together as man and wife and that whereas the said Lorenzo is about to move to Bucks's County Pa., where he lived a number of years before he came to the County of Accomack and became first aquainted with the said Polly Bell; that whereas it is belived by the parties to this agreement that the marriage heretofore solemnized between them was at the time of solemnization null and void, which at the time was not known to Polly. Ow it is agreet that there sahall be a perpetual separation between Lorenzo and Polly; that neither is to demand any rights or property, on form the other..1,2 
Married Name23 December 1826 As of 23 December 1826,her married name was Melson. 

Family

Lorenzo Smith Melson b. c 1803

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S614] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 024, 1828-1830, p. 512.

Robert (of George) Russell1

M, b. circa 1776, d. before 20 January 1832
FatherGeorge (of Solomon) Russell b. c 1750, d. b 26 Nov 1782
MotherSarah Bonnewell b. c 1750, d. b 4 Feb 1804
Last Edited23 Sep 2017
Birth*circa 1776Robert was born circa 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*17 July 1782Robert was named in his father's will on 17 July 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Robert Russell in the will of George Russell, wife Sarah..2 
Marriage*circa 1800He married Margaret Peggy Lewis, daughter of James Lewis and Peggy Bonnewell, circa 1800.1 
Land sold*14 December 1807Robert sold land on 14 December 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. Robert Russell and Peggy his wife of County of Accomack sold to Benjamin West for 70 lbs all of Robert's undivided part of that tract of land which descended to the said Robert and to (his sister) Peggy West, the wife of Benjamin West by the death of their brother Isaiah Russell which said tract supposed to contain 33 1/3 acres bounded by land of the heirs of David Drummond, lands of Thomas Bayley, Sr., land of Thomas Lewis, west by Doe Creek. Also the said Robert Russell's and Peggy his wife's undivided part or moiety of 26 acres of marsh situated in the marsh called Drummond;s Marsh which descended in the same manned as the 33 1/3 acres..3 
Marriagecirca 1815He married Tabitha (-----) circa 1815.3 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Robert was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Sarah Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married first George Russell and last Smith Melson, all of whom are dead; Sarah left by George Russell two children: Robert and Peggy; Robert is living and Peggy married Benjamin West and died leaving children unknown; said Sarah left by Smith Melson one daughter: Scarborough Turnall, widow of Thomas Turnall..1 
Will*12 December 1831He made a will on 12 December 1831. In his will Robert Russell gave to Tabitha, wife, land called Taylors.... adjoining Mr. Armistead's land.; $100 proceeds from sale of Western land to which I am entitled as one of the heirs of Thos. Bonniville. Exec: Parker West..3 
Death*before 20 January 1832Robert died before 20 January 1832. It was on this date that his will was probated..3 

Family 1

Margaret Peggy Lewis b. c 1762, d. b Aug 1831
Marriage*circa 1800He married Margaret Peggy Lewis, daughter of James Lewis and Peggy Bonnewell, circa 1800.1 

Family 2

Tabitha (-----) b. c 1800
Marriagecirca 1815He married Tabitha (-----) circa 1815.3 
Child 1.William Parker Russell+4 b. 1827, d. 3 Feb 1895

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 340 (will of George Russell, wife Sarah).
  3. [S951] Clare Pebworth.
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, W R Russell in the Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917.

Peggy Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1810, d. before 27 September 1831
FatherMicheal 'McKeel' Bonnewell (I) b. c 1753, d. b 27 Sep 1831
MotherMolly (-----) b. c 1755
Last Edited16 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1810Peggy was born circa 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1830She married William West circa 1830.1 
Married Namecirca 1830 As of circa 1830,her married name was West. 
Death*before 27 September 1831Peggy Bonnewell died before 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Rev War Vet relative*27 September 1831She was shown to be related to a Rev War veteran on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Bonwell or Bonnewell, formerly an officer in the Virginia Navy went to sea about 40 years ago and has not been heard from since that time, and is supposed to have been drowned. He left no children or descendants; he left six brothers and sisters of the whole blood: Richard, Southey, Betsey, McKeel, Sarah and Peggy. McKeel Bonwell, brother of Thomas, died leaving the children: McKeel, Peggy and Elizabeth; McKeel, son of McKeel, is living; Peggy married William West and died leaving Polly West her only heir at law; Elizabeth is living.1 

Family

William West b. c 1810
Child 1.Polly West b. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).

William West

M, b. circa 1810
Last Edited22 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1810William was born circa 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1830He married Peggy Bonnewell, daughter of Micheal 'McKeel' Bonnewell (I) and Molly (-----), circa 1830.1 

Family

Peggy Bonnewell b. c 1810, d. b 27 Sep 1831
Child 1.Polly West b. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).

Polly West1

F, b. circa 1830
FatherWilliam West b. c 1810
MotherPeggy Bonnewell b. c 1810, d. b 27 Sep 1831
Last Edited25 Mar 2014
Birth*circa 1830Polly was born circa 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Polly was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. McKeel Bonwell, brother of Thomas, died leaving the children: McKeel, Peggy and Elizabeth; McKeel, son of McKeel, is living; Peggy married William West and died leaving Polly West her only heir at law; Elizabeth is living..1 
Rev War Vet relative*29 June 1832She was shown to be related to a Rev War veteran on 29 June 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. Account of Thomas Bonwell who served in the Revolutionary War. William Gardiner, Sophia Gardiner, Sally Gunter and Polly West, heirs of Thomas Bonwell, a Master in Va Navy in the rev. War, app. John J. Joynes of Accomack Co. their Atty. The above named (ex-cept Polly West) ackn'd the power of Atty, bef. Lewin Joynes J. of P. Accomack Co. Accomack Co. Ct. 29 June, 1832, Certified that William Lewis, the younger, and John Lewis, two of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell, a Master in the state navy, both died intestate and no copy of will is on file in this office. Copy tetse. J. J. Ailsworth, dep. Clk. Also certified that no will of Sarah Bonwell, sister of Thormas Bonwell, is of record in this office nor of Peggy West, formerly Bonwell; that the following proofs were certified, that McKiel Bonwell, brother of Thomas died intestate; that Peggy Russell formerly Lewis one of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell died intestate; that William Lewis the elder, died intestate. Teste, J. J. Ailsworth. Genl. Land Off. 19 June, 1837. To William Selden, Reg. Va. L Off. "Mr. Seml. C. White, guardian of Elisabeth Bonwell dau, of McKiel Bonwell. has called for scrip due her as one of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell, I do not find her name listed in papers. Mr. White resides at Onancock, Accomack Co. Signed, Jas. Whitcomb, Comm'r. Memo, made by clerk of land office: Wt. 7210 to Sophia Gardiner, 148 acres; Wt. 7211 to Sally Gunter, 148 acres; Wt. 7284 to John N. and Narcissa Crippen; Wt. 7283 to Lewis Bonwell and Anna Snead, 444-4/9 acres; Wt. 7285 to Betsey Ball and others, 444 acres, Wt. 8249 to McKiel Bonwell and Polly West, 296 Acres; Wt. 8250 to Isaiah, Sarah, Solomon, Nancy, John, William, Betsey and Edward Russell; Parker, George and William West; Robert and Anara Davis and ScarboroughTannill, 741 acres. Note: On the reverse side of the above memorandum is Written: "The heirship which was files with Wt. 7250 was mailed today to Com'r. Whitcomb, and is to be returned and files with the papers." This certificate does not appear to be among these papers.1 

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).

John (of James II) Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1680, d. before 1 April 1729
FatherJames Bonnewell II b. c 1658, d. b 2 Feb 1702/3
MotherMary Watson b. c 1662, d. b 5 Jul 1732
Last Edited12 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1680John was born circa 1680 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1700He married Gratiana Michael, daughter of John Michael (Jr.-Acc) and Anne Tilney, circa 1700.2,3 
Will - Grfath's*24 July 1702John was named in his grandfather's will on 24 July 1702 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson John Bonwell in the will of Robert Watson..4 
Land patented*16 December 1714John patented land on 16 December 1714 at Onancock, Acc Co, VA. By a deed of 16 December 1714, John Bonwell patented 400 acres of land (Nugent, Vol. III, p. 163). This land was located in Accomack County, "on Eastern Shore of this Colony on north side of Anancock (Onancock) Creek; adjacent to Col. Tully Robinson; & Major John Custis: by William Wise's house; & over Round House Gutn".The record says the land had been escheated from John Nicholls, deceased, and John Bonwell was charged two pounds of tobacco for it. It is obvious this land was the same land that John Bonwell's grandfather bought of John Nicholls in 1663. The title to the land must have been in question and a new patent was issued to clear it. Even in those times, 400 acres of land could not have been bought for two pounds of tobacco. John Bonwell sold 100 acres to brother James Bonwell in 1716, and this was the land James left their mother when he died in 1721 (Deeds, Wills & Etc. 1715-1729, p. 38).. 
Will - Brother's*14 January 1721John was named in his brother's will on 14 January 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother John Bonewell in the will of James Bonewell..1 
Will*19 January 1729He made a will on 19 January 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. To sons John & James Bonwell plantation where I now live containing 400 acres, beginning at the head of a gut called Stevens gut. To son Joachim Mikeall Bonewell 200 acres at the sideside which I had by my wife, it being the land formerly of John Mekeall. Sons Thomas & Richard Bonewell. Personal estate to wife for life and then to my 4 children Thomas, Richard, Ann & Sarah. Wife (no name) & son James Extrs. Witts: John Smith, Daniel Fookes and William Wise Jr..5 
Death*before 1 April 1729John died before 1 April 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved..5 

Family

Gratiana Michael b. c 1682
Marriage*circa 1700He married Gratiana Michael, daughter of John Michael (Jr.-Acc) and Anne Tilney, circa 1700.2,3 
Children 1.James Bonnewell+ b. c 1700, d. May 1767
 2.John Bonnewell Senior+ b. c 1702, d. c 1790
 3.Ann Bonnewell b. c 1704
 4.Sarah Bonnewell+ b. c 1706
 5.Joachim Mikeal Bonnewell+ b. c 1710, d. b 27 May 1783
 6.Thomas Bonnewell+ b. c 1712, d. Dec 1743
 7.Richard Bonnewell b. c 1714, d. Jan 1747

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 65 (will of James Bonewell).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 894 (the Gratiana Michael part of tract A70).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 33 (will of Robert Watson Sr.).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (will of John Bonwell).

Gratiana Michael1

F, b. circa 1682
FatherJohn Michael (Jr.-Acc) b. 1646, d. Jan 1685
MotherAnne Tilney b. 3 Feb 1649, d. b 6 Jul 1736
Last Edited5 Jul 2003
Birth*circa 1682Gratiana was born circa 1682 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*12 September 1684Gratiana was named in her father's will on 12 September 1684 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Gratiana (under age 16) in the will of John Michael..1 
Land inherited*1685Gratiana inherited land in 1685 at Accomack Co, VA. Her father John Michael had designated the locations of all the rest of his bequests within tract A70, but could not have been very sure about where to place this piece as he said "where the same shall fall;" it was west of her sister Ann's part and in the southwest corner of the tract. Gratiana married John Bonwell, who survived her. In 1725 Bonwell left to his son Joachim Mikeall Bonwell "the 200 acres which I had by my wife." No disposition by Joachim was noted and the land was later recorded as owned by his brother James, who in 1767 left to his son Michael the 200 acres "which was my mother's maiden land." In 1798 Mickeel and Betty Bonwell sold 131 acres to Ebren Bird and the rest in smaller parcels to Major Hornsby, Matthias Outten and John Bull..3 
Marriage*circa 1700She married John (of James II) Bonnewell, son of James Bonnewell II and Mary Watson, circa 1700.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1700 As of circa 1700,her married name was Bonnewell. 
Heir - named as*28 August 1707Gratiana was named as an heir on 28 August 1707 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that John Michael of Accomack Co, brother of the dec'd, on behalf of himself, his brother Simon Michael, and his sister Graciana Bonewell, was named to settle the estate of Joakim Michael..4 

Family

John (of James II) Bonnewell b. c 1680, d. b 1 Apr 1729
Children 1.James Bonnewell+ b. c 1700, d. May 1767
 2.John Bonnewell Senior+ b. c 1702, d. c 1790
 3.Ann Bonnewell b. c 1704
 4.Sarah Bonnewell+ b. c 1706
 5.Joachim Mikeal Bonnewell+ b. c 1710, d. b 27 May 1783
 6.Thomas Bonnewell+ b. c 1712, d. Dec 1743
 7.Richard Bonnewell b. c 1714, d. Jan 1747

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 13 (will of John Michael).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 894 (the Gratiana Michael part of tract A70).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 178 (adm. of Joakim Michael).

James Bonnewell II

M, b. circa 1658, d. before 2 February 1702/3
FatherJames Bonnewell I b. c 1620, d. b 16 Jul 1667
MotherSarah Hickman b. c 1620, d. b 2 Nov 1659
Last Edited21 Sep 2017
Birth*circa 1658James was born circa 1658 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Guardian - chose*17 September 1675He chose a guardian on on 17 September 1675 at Accomack Co, VA. James Bonewell requested Tho. Fowks as his guardian. The court ordered that Roger Mikeel, the former guardian, deliver Bonewell's estate to Fowkes, who gave security according to the law. Ordered that Bonewell remain with Roger Mikeel till the middle of October.1 
Anecdote28 May 1679 On 28 May 1679, James Bonwell, "aged 20 years or thereabout", made a deposition concerning a horse Thomas Williams had borrowed from Robert Dunbar at Thomas "ffokes" home (Wills, Deeds & Orders 1678-1682, p. 82). These two documents indicate this James Bonwell was born between 1659 and 1661, for he would have been at least 14 years of age to choose his own guardian. He would, then, have been 6 to 8 years of age when his father died. 
Marriage*circa 1680He married Mary Watson, daughter of Robert (of Occohannock) Watson Sr. and Susanna (-----), circa 1680.2 
Deathcirca 1699James died circa 1699. The other children of the second James Bonwell have been determined from the will of his son James Bonwell, the third, who died unmarried in 1721, leaving an only brother John Bonwell to inherit the land and carry on the line (Wills, Deeds & c 1715-1729, p. 320). This James left 100 acres of land to his mother, Mary Huebank. He named sisters as Elisabeth Bonwell, Mary Wise, Sarah Wise and Susanna Mychell and his brother John Bonwell.. 
Death*before 2 February 1702/3He died before 2 February 1702/3 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Est settm't*2 February 1702/3James estate was settled on 2 February 1702/3 at Accomack Co, VA. The inventory and appraisement of James Bonnewell's personal property included a long list of household furnishings, tools, a pair of pistols, "cutlass" and a gun, two large Bibles and a small one, sheep, cows, and horses. The inventory was made by John Wise, Senr, John Wise, Junr, John Stanton, and Gervis Baggale. The estate was administered to James Bonwell's widow Mary, who had married Henry Hewbank by the time the inventory was recorded. Nothing is shown here of the children or heirs of this James Bonwell. The following is an Inventory of the Estate of James Bonewells Deceased and Appraisement made by us the the subscribers as Followeth Janury ye 6th day 1702/3: 1 Bedstead: I Feather bed boulster: 2 blanckets: 2 pillows & 1 Rug & mat: 1 Bedstead: I Flock bed: & 2 boulsters 1 Cadoe; 1 Trundle Bedstead & Flock bed & boulster I old: I Sheet 1 pillow 1 Rugg & Mat Rug: 1 Cado: I Blanket: 2 Small pillows: 1 Trundle Bedstead: I Flock bed & boulster: 1 ould Rugg I blancet: I old Cadoe & mat: 4 Chisels I gouge a Carpenters ads: 1 drawing Knife: 1 hansaw 1 key hot Saw: 4 ougers 2 hamers: 2 horse Colle rs & hames I pay & Cart SadIe: 4 ould Runlets one dusen of quart botles 1 pint: 2 Earthen Jugs 8 Indian boules 1 Chest: ould Charm 1 Cadoe: 6 ould hho 3 buts: I Barrell 50 foote planka: 3 ould Tubs: 3 piggins 1 bucket 2 heire sifters 1 fine Search: one 1 qrt bed Ticke & Tickin for boulster & 2 pillow: 1 purpule Ruge I Large Chest: 1 Box & 2 Truncks 1 small: 1 pre of Pistoles & houlsters and Carabin & Cutless: To 4 ould Chaires without bottoms: 4 Turned Chairs & spining wheele: 1 han mill 2 grin Stones: 1 Couch frame 1 old Chest: 1 Lanthorne: 1 Looking glass: 1 Iron Square 2 Frying pans: 2 great Bibles & 1 small Ditto: 3 Testaments 1 pre of Small Scales: and foure small weaights: 1 small tin funnell 1 Table flascet: 5 lb. 3/4 of bras 1 hand falascat: 1 Box Iron & heaters: 1 ould Table 261b of ould pewter at 8d: 1 large Iron pott weighing 82 pounds: 1 smaller Ditto weaighing 32 pounds: 1 small Ditto & small Cettle weighing 28: pr of small stillrds 1 pr offire tongs: A Cart & Wheels: 30 Sheep: 8 last spring Calfes: 13 Cows & a Bull: 8 young stears: 4 two year ould heifers: 1 yearling Bull: 1 Mare 6 yeares ould: 1 Ditto 4 years ould: 1 ditto 12 years ould: 1 ould horse 16 or 17 years ould: 2 horse Colts: 1 gun at Mr Baggallas. Signed: John Wise Senr, John Wise Jnr, John Stanton, & Gervis Baggale. The within Inventory and appraisement of James Bonewells Estate February ye 2d 1702 Presented to tre Court and Mary Relict & adminirx together with her now Husband Henry Hewbanck of the Estate of the Sd James Bonnewell made oath to ye Inventory Exhibited to ye witness hereof as yet come to her Knowledg Teste Jno Washbourne Cl Cur Com Accomk..3 

Family

Mary Watson b. c 1662, d. b 5 Jul 1732
Marriage*circa 1680He married Mary Watson, daughter of Robert (of Occohannock) Watson Sr. and Susanna (-----), circa 1680.2 
Children 1.John (of James II) Bonnewell+ b. c 1680, d. b 1 Apr 1729
 2.James Bonnewell III b. c 1681, d. b 4 Mar 1721
 3.Elizabeth Bonnewell b. c 1684
 4.Susana Bonnewell+ b. c 1688, d. b 28 Apr 1772
 5.Tabitha Bonnewell+ b. c 1690
 6.Sarah Bonnewell+ b. c 1697
 7.Mary Bonnewell+ b. c 1699

Citations

  1. [S699] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1673-1676, Volume 4, p. 134 (17 Sep 1675 Court).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 935 (tract A72).
  3. [S2272] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 2 (typed), p. 11 (inventory of James Bonnewell).

Henry Hughbank

M, b. circa 1650
Last Edited22 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1650Henry was born circa 1650. 
Marriage*circa 1700He married Mary Watson, daughter of Robert (of Occohannock) Watson Sr. and Susanna (-----), circa 1700. 

Family

Mary Watson b. c 1662, d. b 5 Jul 1732

James Bonnewell I

M, b. circa 1620, d. before 16 July 1667
Last Edited23 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1620James was born circa 1620 at England. 
Headright*13 December 1653James was named as a headright on 13 December 1653 at Northampton Co, VA. James Bonwell was first named in Northampton County, Virginia, records on 13 December 1653, when he and Neale Mackwellion were headrights for Mr. William Johnson (North. Orders, Wills & C, 1651-1654, p. 210). Johnson was eligible for a patent of 100 acres of land for paying the passage costs of these two men from England to the Virginia Colony.. 
Marriage*circa 1657He married Sarah Hickman circa 1657.1 
Anecdote*8 September 1658 Northampton County records also show that James Bonwell leased 50 acres of "the Secretary Land" from Col. William Claiborne, Secretary of State, on 8 September 1658. The lease was to run for twenty-one years, beginning from "the next Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle", and payment was to be one barrel of Indian corn each Christmas (North. Deeds, Wills & C, 1655-1657, p. 19). The Secretary's land consisted of 500 acres, set aside in 1620 by the Virginia Company in London, to support the office of the Secretary at Jamestown. Twenty persons were to be seated on the land, plant it, and pay rent. When a problem developed in keeping tenants on the land, the twenty-one-year lease system was substituted. The land was located north of Cape Charles, on the bay side of Virginia's Eastern Shore, between King's Creek and Cherrystone Creek. The area later became known as Town fields. The following is quoted from the lease: To All to whom these presence shall come, I Coll. William Claiborne Secretary of State for the Collony of Virginia ---greetings: Whereas by Act of Court bearing date the 9th of Ober 1658 It was ordered that the Secretary should lease the Land belonging to his place as by the sd order more att large appeareth. Now know ye that I the sd Coll. Will. Claiborne established in the office and place of the Sec. of State and for all the rights and priviledges thereunto belonging doe by these presence grant, devise and to farme lett unto James Bonwell a piece of Land containing by survey fifty Acres Bounded from the head of the Little Creek that divideth Wm. Mountneys Land and his owns and bounds upon the Land of John Wilkins to have and to hold the sd fifty ackers of Land unto the ad James Bonwell his heires Exec: Administr Assigns from the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle next for and during the tearme of one and twenty years thence to be compleate and ended: Yeilding and payinge unto me the sd Co. Will. Claiborne or my Assigns att the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle yearely during the sd tearme of twenty one years the fee rent of one Barrel of good Merchantable Indian Corn provided allwaysthat if the sd Rent be not .yearly payd and satisfied unto the sd Coll. Will. Claiborne his, successors being lawfully demanded by Christmas yearly that then .itt shall and may bee Lawfull for the sd Col. Will. Claiborne either to disteame or reorder. In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 8th of Ober 1658. 
Anecdote1660 In 1660, James Bonwell appeared in court to answer charges of misusing the land belonging to "'ye heir of John Dorman", land that was adjoining the 50 acres leased "from ye Secretary unto James Bonwell" (North. Wills & Deeds, 1657-1666, p.p. 72). It appears that the 50 acres of leased land was land that Dorman had some interest in and it joined his lands. James Bonwell satisfied the court that when Dorman came of age the 50 acres would be turned over to him. On 13 December of the same year, James Bonwell was appointed surveyor of the highway, "from Otterdam Branch to Coaghes (?) , including ye marks from Bay Side to Sea Side (North. Order Book, 1657-1664, p. 85). The following is a quote from that document: Whereas it appeared In Court a Lease of fifty Acres of Land leased from ye Secretary unto James Bonwell which is adjoyning unto ye Land belonging unto ye heir of John Dorman ye Sd Bonwell being Charged with circumventing ye Heir of ye Sd Dorman who was most Interested In it undoubtedly In answer to which and for full Satisfaction to ye Court ye Sd Bonwell doth here in open Court Declare yt notwithstanding ye Sd Lease be made in ye Sd Bonwells name yet his Sd Intent if & to ye end doth declare & Acknowledge ye Same yt ye Heir of ye ad Dorman Stall enjoy ye Sd fifty acres of Land according to ye Sd Lease when he Shall Come to Age as his own inheritance to him and his Heirs for Ever During Sd Lease &. paying ye Rent of ye Sd Land & this Shall be his Sufficent plea for ye Same & a Bars to ye Plea of ye Sd Bonwell any Law notwithstanding to ye Contrary and Manifestation of ye Same ye Sd Bonwell hath herein to Set his hand this 30th of July 1660.
Acknowledged in open Court
Jno Stringer
Wm. Waters. 
Marriagecirca 1660He married Mary Watson, daughter of (father of Robt & Peter) Watson and (mother of Rich Nottingham & Robt Watson) (-----), circa 1660.2 
Land bought*18 September 1663James bought land on 18 September 1663 at Onancock, Acc Co, VA. On 18 September 1663, James Bonwell bought, from John Nicholls of Pungoteague Creek, 400 acres of land on the north side of Onancock Creek in Accomack County (Acco. Deeds & Wills, 1663-1666, p. 21). He paid 4000 pounds of tobacco and casks for this land.. 
Tithable list*1664James was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1664. James Bonwell is listed in the Accomack County tax list of 1664 with four tithes, males over 16 years of age (Nottingham, Accomack Tithables, Tax Lists, 1663-1695, p. 2). His name appears in the tithables again in 1666, while in 1667 the "Widdow Bonwell" is shown with two tithes. His land on Onancock Creek stayed in the Bonwell family for many years.. 
Death*before 16 July 1667James died before 16 July 1667 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date at Mary Bonwell, widow of James, was named to settle his estate. There were no securities..3 

Family 1

Sarah Hickman b. c 1620, d. b 2 Nov 1659
Marriage*circa 1657He married Sarah Hickman circa 1657.1 
Child 1.James Bonnewell II+ b. c 1658, d. b 2 Feb 1702/3

Family 2

Mary Watson b. c 1635
Marriagecirca 1660He married Mary Watson, daughter of (father of Robt & Peter) Watson and (mother of Rich Nottingham & Robt Watson) (-----), circa 1660.2 
Child 1.Thomas Bonnewell+ b. c 1663, d. Mar 1718

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 59 (will of Sarah Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 2 (adm. of James Bonwell).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 2 (will of James Bonwell).

Sarah Hickman

F, b. circa 1620, d. before 2 November 1659
Last Edited6 Jan 2015
Birth*circa 1620Sarah was born circa 1620 at England. 
Marriage*circa 1640She married John Dorman I circa 1640.1 
Married Namecirca 1640 As of circa 1640,her married name was Dorman. 
Administrator*21 February 1655Sarah was named as administrator of an estate on 21 February 1655 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Sara Derman, widow of the dec'd was named to settle the estate of John Derman. (Notes: The widow Sara gave by deed of gift to her eldest son John Derman, to daughters Mary and Sara Derman, and to her youngest son Mathew Derman. John Derman's deed of gift to his four children John, Mary, Sara and Mathew Derman. His deed of gift to his youngest daugher Ellyen. In 1662 Christopher Nutter, having carried off Mary Dorman intending to marry her, is ordered to put up bond for his good behavior.)1 
Marriage*circa 1657She married James Bonnewell I circa 1657.2 
Married Namecirca 1657 As of circa 1657,her married name was Bonnewell. 
Will*27 September 1659She made a will on 27 September 1659 at Northampton Co, VA. I give my eldest son John Dorman to Mrs. William Custis until 18 to learn his trade. To my said son when 18 five cows. My eldest daughter Mary Darman to Mrs. Alisia Custis until 16. To my daughter Mary a gold ring. Two yards of fine Holland to be equally divided by my three daughters Mary, Sarah and Hickman. My daughter Sarah Darmon to have 5 cows and a gold ring, and to go to Mrs. Alce Johnson until 15. To my son Matthew Darmon 5 cows. and to go to John Robins until 19. To my four children John Darmon, mary Darmon, Sarah Darmon and Matthew Darmon 4 steers. Witt: William Smith, Thomas Leatherbury. (Note: Beneath her signature appears "This I promise with the help of James Bonwell to see performed," and he was her husband. She devised nuncupatively a heifer apiece to her servants John Lofft, Roger Mallahone and Margaret Cornela.)2 
Death*before 2 November 1659Sarah died before 2 November 1659 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was proved..2 

Family 1

John Dorman I b. c 1615, d. b 21 Feb 1655
Marriage*circa 1640She married John Dorman I circa 1640.1 
Children 1.Sarah Dorman+ b. c 1644
 2.Mary Dorman+ b. c 1646
 3.John Dorman II b. bt 1646 - 1651
 4.Matthew Dorman I+ b. c 1648, d. 16 Sep 1692
 5.Ellyen 'Hickman' Dorman b. c 1650

Family 2

James Bonnewell I b. c 1620, d. b 16 Jul 1667
Marriage*circa 1657She married James Bonnewell I circa 1657.2 
Child 1.James Bonnewell II+ b. c 1658, d. b 2 Feb 1702/3

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (adm. of John Derman).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 59 (will of Sarah Bonwell).

Mary Watson

F, b. circa 1635
Father(father of Robt & Peter) Watson1 b. c 1600
Mother(mother of Rich Nottingham & Robt Watson) (-----)2 b. c 1604
ChartsAncestors of Barry Wayne Miles
Last Edited21 Sep 2017
Birth*circa 1635Mary was born circa 1635. 
Marriage*circa 1652She married William(?) Hope circa 1652.3 
Married Namecirca 1652 As of circa 1652,her married name was Hope. 
Marriage*circa 1660She married James Bonnewell I circa 1660.4 
Married Namecirca 1660 As of circa 1660,her married name was Bonnewell. 
Administrator*16 July 1667Mary was named as administrator of an estate on 16 July 1667 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date at Mary Bonwell, widow of James, was named to settle his estate. There were no securities..4 
Marriage*before 8 April 1668She married Roger Michael (Mikell), son of (father of Roger & Bridget) Michael and (-----) (-----), before 8 April 1668 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Roger Mikeel, who married the widow of James Bonwell, was to pay Mr. Deverax Browne 1700 lbs tobacco and court charges. According to Whitelaw, they were known to have been married by 1668, but in 1680 Rodger and Mary Mikell recorded an agreement to separate as man and wife, although later she had to sign a deed with him as his legal wife.5,6 
Married Namebefore 8 April 1668 As of before 8 April 1668,her married name was Michael. 
Anecdote*18 April 1672 On 18 Apr 1672 in Accomack Court George Hope petitioned the court to be free from his father-in-law, Roger Mackeell, and selected Robert Watson, schoolmaster, to be his guardian. Ordered that Mackeell deliver Hope's estate to Watson, who was to care for it on behalf of Hope till he attained "full age." (NOTE: The assumption is that George Hope had chosen his Uncle Robert Watson to be his guardian, since his mother Mary would have been too old to have been this Robert Watson's daughter.)7 
Anecdote7 February 1672/73 On 7 Feb 1672/73 in Accomack Court George Hope acknowledged that he had received his estate from Robert Watson, Sr., who had been appointed his guardian, and also from Roger Mikeell, his step-father. Ordered that Watson be discharged from Hope's estate. (NOTE: The assumption is that George Hope had chosen his Uncle Robert Watson to be his guardian, since his mother Mary would have been too old to have been this Robert Watson's daughter.)1 

Family 1

William(?) Hope b. c 1625, d. b 1660
Marriage*circa 1652Mary Watson married William(?) Hope circa 1652.3 
Child 1.Capt. George Hope+1 b. 1652, d. b 7 Aug 1722

Family 2

James Bonnewell I b. c 1620, d. b 16 Jul 1667
Marriage*circa 1660She married James Bonnewell I circa 1660.4 
Child 1.Thomas Bonnewell+ b. c 1663, d. Mar 1718

Family 3

Roger Michael (Mikell) b. c 1643
Marriage*before 8 April 1668Mary Watson married Roger Michael (Mikell), son of (father of Roger & Bridget) Michael and (-----) (-----), before 8 April 1668 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Roger Mikeel, who married the widow of James Bonwell, was to pay Mr. Deverax Browne 1700 lbs tobacco and court charges. According to Whitelaw, they were known to have been married by 1668, but in 1680 Rodger and Mary Mikell recorded an agreement to separate as man and wife, although later she had to sign a deed with him as his legal wife.5,6 

Citations

  1. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 164 (7 Feb 1672/73 Court).
  2. [S2257] Frank V. Walczyk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 04, Orders, Deeds & Wills, 1651-1654, p. 36 (28 Oct 1651 Court) (Richard Nottingham calls Robt Watson his brother, which could be a step-brother or a brother-in-law).
  3. [S574] The Robert Mears Collection (Work of Dr. Bill Burton & other Ghotes), http://espl-genealogy.org/mearscol.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 2 (adm. of James Bonwell).
  5. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 935 (tract A72).
  6. [S697] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1666-1670, Volume 2, p. 86.
  7. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 90 (18 Apr 1672 Court).

James Bonnewell III1

M, b. circa 1681, d. before 4 March 1721
FatherJames Bonnewell II b. c 1658, d. b 2 Feb 1702/3
MotherMary Watson b. c 1662, d. b 5 Jul 1732
Last Edited19 Feb 2009
Birth*circa 1681James was born circa 1681 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will*14 January 1721He made a will on 14 January 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as James Bonewell. To mother Mary Huebank land at Ekekses Creek containing 100 acres. To cousins Mary Silverthorne & Susan Wise. Sister Elizabeth Bonewell. Brother John Bonewell. Sister Mary Wise. Sister Susana Mychell. Sister Sarah Wise. Mother Extr. Witt: William Wise, John Wise Sr., and John Wise Jr..1 
Death*before 4 March 1721James died before 4 March 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 65 (will of James Bonewell).

Mary Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1699
FatherJames Bonnewell II b. c 1658, d. b 2 Feb 1702/3
MotherMary Watson b. c 1662, d. b 5 Jul 1732
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited12 Jun 2013
Birth*circa 1699Mary was born circa 1699 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720She married John Christian [65] Wise Sr., son of William [18] Wise and Elizabeth (-----), circa 1720.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Wise. 
Will - Brother's*14 January 1721Mary was named in her brother's will on 14 January 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as sister Mary Wise in the will of James Bonewell..1 

Family

John Christian [65] Wise Sr. b. c 1695, d. 8 Dec 1781
Child 1.John Wise+ b. c 1725, d. b 26 Jul 1774

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 65 (will of James Bonewell).
  2. [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 3rd Edition, p. 553.
  3. [S19] VA Hist Society Jennings Cropper Wise, Col. John Wise, His Ancestors and Descendants, p. 57.

Elizabeth Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1684
FatherJames Bonnewell II b. c 1658, d. b 2 Feb 1702/3
MotherMary Watson b. c 1662, d. b 5 Jul 1732
Last Edited5 Jul 2003
Birth*circa 1684Elizabeth was born circa 1684 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Brother's*14 January 1721Elizabeth was named in her brother's will on 14 January 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Elizabeth Bonewell in the will of James Bonewell..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 65 (will of James Bonewell).

Susana Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1688, d. before 28 April 1772
FatherJames Bonnewell II b. c 1658, d. b 2 Feb 1702/3
MotherMary Watson b. c 1662, d. b 5 Jul 1732
Last Edited2 Nov 2013
Birth*circa 1688Susana was born circa 1688 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1706She married Simon Michael, son of John Michael (Jr.-Acc) and Anne Tilney, circa 1706.2 
Married Namecirca 1706 As of circa 1706,her married name was Michael. 
Will - Brother's*14 January 1721Susana was named in her brother's will on 14 January 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Susana Mychell in the will of James Bonewell..1 
Will - Husb's*12 January 1728Susana was named in her husband's will on 12 January 1728 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Susanne in the will of Simon Michaell..3 
Will*19 July 1769Susana made a will on 19 July 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. After the estate of my late husband, Simon Michael, deceased, shall be set apart pursuant to his will, I give to Anne, the wife of Samuel Mathews, daughter of my late daughter Anne Milburn, personalty &c. To son Joachim. Daughter Mary, Daughter Adrah, Daughter Elizabeth Abbott. Son John Michael. Children, Joachim, Mary & Adrah residual legatees. Grandson Michael Milburn & grandson Joachim Milburn, sons of my daughter Anne above named. Daughters Mary & Adrah Exrs. Witt: William Bloxom, George Holden, Southey Northam.2 
Death*before 28 April 1772She died before 28 April 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was probated.2 

Family

Simon Michael b. c 1674, d. b 4 Jun 1728
Marriage*circa 1706She married Simon Michael, son of John Michael (Jr.-Acc) and Anne Tilney, circa 1706.2 
Children 1.Sarah Michael b. c 1706
 2.John Michael b. c 1707
 3.Joachim Michael b. c 1712
 4.Ann Michael+ b. c 1714, d. b 19 Jul 1769
 5.Mary Michael b. c 1716
 6.Adrah Michael2 b. c 1718
 7.Elizabeth Michael+2 b. c 1720

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 65 (will of James Bonewell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 261 (will of Susannah Michael, widow of Simon Michael dec'd).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 84 (will of Simon Michaell).

John Christian [65] Wise Sr.1,2

M, b. circa 1695, d. 8 December 1781
FatherWilliam [18] Wise b. c 1656, d. b 26 Nov 1745
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. c 1665
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited23 Jan 2017
Birth*circa 1695John was born circa 1695 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720He married Mary Bonnewell, daughter of James Bonnewell II and Mary Watson, circa 1720.3,2 
Will - Witnessed*14 January 1721John Christian [65] Wise Sr. witnessed a will on 14 January 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William Wise, John Wise Sr. & John Wise Jr. witnessed the will of James Bonewell, son of Mary Huebank. James named sisters Mary Wise & Sarah Wise and a cousin (meaning niece) Susana Wise. (NOTE: William Wise had married James' sister Sarah, John Wise Sr. had married Jame's sister Mary and the John Wise Jr. was probably John Wise III, born in 1699, the son of Hon. John Wise who had died in 1717.)4 
Administrator*5 July 1732John was named as administrator of an estate on 5 July 1732 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Mary Hughbank was granted to John Wise. (NOTE: She was Mary (Watson) Bonawell who married Hughbank after her husband died and John Wise had married her daughter Mary Bonawell.)5 
Land rec'd as gift*3 October 1732John received land as a gift on 3 October 1732 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William Wise deeded his land to his two sons, John and William II, which was evidently the 400 acres he had inherited of his father's estate on Chesconnessex Creek, being that part nearest Onancock. According to Jennings Cropper Wise, John and William Wise later disposed of their land and took up their residence in Onancock. He gave his son William a deed to land "which said John had received by deed from his father William Wise.".2 
Marriage*circa 1744He married Margaret 'Peggy' Twiford, daughter of Bartholomew Twiford Sr. and Sarah (-----), circa 1744.6,7 
Will - Brother's*before 1 February 1749John was named in his brother's will before 1 February 1749 at Accomack Co, VA. In his undated will William Wise gave to wife Sarah land called Wises Addition during her natural life & at her death to Jesse Brittingham. To wife all my negroes & at her death I give to Mary Brittingham, her daughter, negro Hagar. To wife 1/3 part of the Shallop called Sally & Polly. To Sarah Brittingham, her child, 1/3 part of the Shallop. To Mary Brittingham, her child, my daughter-in-law. To Beverly Brittingham horse called Prince & 1/3 my Shallop. To brother John Christian Wise. Wife & Robert Pitt, Major I mean, Extrs. Witt: Robert Nairne, William Holland & John Holt..8 
Will*14 September 1776He made a will on 14 September 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Wise Sr. - To wife Margaret all my land until my son George arrives to age of 21. To son Solomon Wise 100 acres including the house where I now live. To son William the remaining part of my land adjacent to Kiely Bonewell and the house where my father lived. To son Charles Wise. Daughter Margaret. Daughter Anne Wise. Granddaughter Mary Wise. Granddaughters Ann Wise Belote. Balance of estate to children and grandchildren, to wit: Charles, Margaret, George & Anne each 1/5 & my 2 grandchildren to have 1/2 between them, to-wit: Mary Wise & Anne Wise Belote, & should either of my children die their part to go to my granddaughter Sally Scarbrough Wise. Son Solomon & wife Margaret Extrs. Witt: John Carss, Caleb Broadwater, Jonathan Chambers..9,6 
Death*8 December 1781John died on 8 December 1781 at Accomack Co, VA.7 
Probate*29 January 1782His estate was probated on 29 January 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. Solomon Wise was named heir at law to the testator. His son William's will was probated on the same date.6 

Family 1

Mary Bonnewell b. c 1699
Marriage*circa 1720He married Mary Bonnewell, daughter of James Bonnewell II and Mary Watson, circa 1720.3,2 
Child 1.John Wise+ b. c 1725, d. b 26 Jul 1774

Family 2

Margaret 'Peggy' Twiford b. 5 Sep 1726, d. 30 Nov 1781
Marriage*circa 1744He married Margaret 'Peggy' Twiford, daughter of Bartholomew Twiford Sr. and Sarah (-----), circa 1744.6,7 
Children 1.John Wise7 b. 8 Mar 1745
 2.Solomon Wise Sr.+ b. 6 Jun 1748, d. 25 Jan 1820
 3.Capt. William E. Wise+ b. 16 Nov 1750, d. b 28 Apr 1807
 4.Eliza Wise7 b. 11 Sep 1754
 5.Henry Wise7 b. 6 Feb 1756
 6.Charles Wise b. 19 Jun 1759
 7.Margaret 'Peggy' Wise b. 11 Nov 1761
 8.George Wise b. 8 Oct 1765
 9.Ann 'Nancy' Wise b. 17 Mar 1769
 10.Sarah Wise10 b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 3rd Edition, p. 553 (Scarburgh Family).
  2. [S19] VA Hist Society Jennings Cropper Wise, Col. John Wise, His Ancestors and Descendants, p. 57.
  3. [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 3rd Edition, p. 553.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 65 (will of James Bonewell, son of Mary Huebank).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 109 (adm of Mary Hughbank to John Wise).
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 332 (will of John Wise Sr.).
  7. [S2315] 28 April 1907 Presented to Mrs. Tabitha Joynes Hance by her cousin Mr. John E. Snead, The Holy Bible presented to Catherine West by her mother Matilda (Scarburgh) West.
  8. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of William Wise).
  9. [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 3rd Edition.
  10. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 297 (will of Sarah Rodgers).

Sarah Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1697
FatherJames Bonnewell II b. c 1658, d. b 2 Feb 1702/3
MotherMary Watson b. c 1662, d. b 5 Jul 1732
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited19 Feb 2009
Birth*circa 1697Sarah was born circa 1697 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720She married William [66.1] Wise (the elder), son of William [18] Wise and Elizabeth (-----), circa 1720.2 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Wise. 
Will - Brother's*14 January 1721Sarah was named in her brother's will on 14 January 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Sarah Wise in the will of James Bonnewell..1 

Family

William [66.1] Wise (the elder) b. c 1697, d. b 26 Apr 1769
Children 1.Susanna Wise b. c 1720
 2.William Wise+ b. c 1730, d. b 29 Jan 1782
 3.Thomas Wise b. c 1732, d. b 24 Feb 1784
 4.James Wise+ b. c 1734, d. b 28 Jul 1791
 5.John Wise b. c 1738
 6.Mary Wise+ b. c 1740, d. Aug 1810
 7.Elizabeth Wise+ b. c 1742, d. b 16 Apr 1768
 8.Scarburgh Wise b. c 1744

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 65 (will of James Bonewell).
  2. [S19] VA Hist Society Jennings Cropper Wise, Col. John Wise, His Ancestors and Descendants, p. 60.

William [66.1] Wise (the elder)1,2

M, b. circa 1697, d. before 26 April 1769
FatherWilliam [18] Wise b. c 1656, d. b 26 Nov 1745
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. c 1665
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited19 Oct 2010
Birth*circa 1697William was born circa 1697 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720He married Sarah Bonnewell, daughter of James Bonnewell II and Mary Watson, circa 1720.3 
Will - Witnessed*14 January 1721William [66.1] Wise (the elder) witnessed a will on 14 January 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William Wise, John Wise Sr. & John Wise Jr. witnessed the will of James Bonewell, son of Mary Huebank. James named sisters Mary Wise & Sarah Wise and a cousin (meaning niece) Susana Wise. (NOTE: William Wise had married James' sister Sarah, John Wise Sr. had married Jame's sister Mary and the John Wise Jr. was probably John Wise III, born in 1699, the son of Hon. John Wise who had died in 1717.)4 
Will - Witnessed19 January 1729He witnessed a will on 19 January 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Smith, Daniel Fookes & William Wise Jr. witnessed the will of John Bonwell, who had a son Joachim Mikeall Bonewell.5 
Will*16 April 1768He made a will on 16 April 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. To son William Wise plantation where he now lives & for want of heirs to my son James Wise. To son James Wise 1 shilling. To son Thomas Wise 1 shilling. To grandson Smith Rodgers, heir of my daughter Elizabeth, 1 shilling. To daughter Mary Bonwell 1 shilling. To son John Wise. To daughter Susanna. To daughter Hannah Wise. to granddaughter Mary Rodgers. Daughters Susanna Wise & Scarburgh Parker Extrs & residual legatees. Witt: John Bonwell, James Bonwell, Thomas Bonwell & Michael Budd..6,7 
Death*before 26 April 1769William died before 26 April 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..6,7 

Family

Sarah Bonnewell b. c 1697
Children 1.Susanna Wise b. c 1720
 2.William Wise+ b. c 1730, d. b 29 Jan 1782
 3.Thomas Wise b. c 1732, d. b 24 Feb 1784
 4.James Wise+ b. c 1734, d. b 28 Jul 1791
 5.John Wise b. c 1738
 6.Mary Wise+ b. c 1740, d. Aug 1810
 7.Elizabeth Wise+ b. c 1742, d. b 16 Apr 1768
 8.Scarburgh Wise b. c 1744

Citations

  1. [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 3rd Edition, p. 553 (Scarburgh Family).
  2. [S19] VA Hist Society Jennings Cropper Wise, Col. John Wise, His Ancestors and Descendants, p. 57.
  3. [S19] VA Hist Society Jennings Cropper Wise, Col. John Wise, His Ancestors and Descendants, p. 60.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 65 (will of James Bonewell, son of Mary Huebank).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (will of John Bonwell, son Joachim Mikeall Bonewell).
  6. [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 3rd Edition, p. 553.
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 245 (will of William Wise Sr.).

Nathaniel Brittingham1

M, b. 1692, d. before 26 May 1741
FatherWilliam Brittingham Sr.2 b. c 1640, d. b 5 Apr 1709
MotherElizabeth (?) Williams (Williams?)2 b. c 1645, d. b 1699
Last Edited21 Mar 2012
Birth*1692Nathaniel was born in 1692 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*18 March 1708/9Nathaniel was named in his father's will on 18 March 1708/9 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son Nathaniel in the will of William Brittingham Sr., wife Mary. He was given plantation where I now live & for want of heirs to my son Samuel.2 
Will - Brother's*March 1727Nathaniel was named in his brother's will in March 1727 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my brother Nathaniel Brittingham in the will of Samuel Brittingham, wife Sarah.3 
Marriage*circa 1729He married Sarah Bonnewell, daughter of John (of James II) Bonnewell and Gratiana Michael, circa 1729.4,1 
Will*13 March 1740He made a will on 13 March 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Jesse Brittingham plantation where I now live and all the land on the west of the land I have hereafter given to my son Beaverly Brittingham. To son Beaverly land & marsh beginning at the mouth of a gut issuing out of Pitts Creek. To daughter Rachel Pitts. To daughter Betty Waugh. To daughter Sarah Brittingham. To daughter Mary Brittingham. Wife Sarah, son Beaverly & daughters Sarah & Mary Brittingham residual legatees. Sons under 18. Wife Sarah Extr. & in failure of my wife my son-in-law Mr. Robert Pitt. Witt: Elijah Brittingham, John Brittingham and John Benson..5 
Death*before 26 May 1741Nathaniel died before 26 May 1741 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. Robert Pitt, Gentleman appointed guardian to Jesse Brittingham, heir at law..5 

Family 1

Children 1.Rachel Brittingham b. c 1715
 2.Betty Brittingham b. c 1717

Family 2

Sarah Bonnewell b. c 1706
Children 1.Jesse Brittingham b. c 1730
 2.Beaverly Brittingham b. c 1732
 3.Sarah Brittingham b. c 1734
 4.Mary Brittingham b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S788] Louie Dean Hickman Sr., Descendants of James Bonniwell (c. 1620 - 1667).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 43 (will of William Brittingham Sr., wife Mary).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 81 (will of Samuel Brittingham wife Sarah).
  4. [S776] Mary Frances Carey, From Bonwell to Bonneville, a Family History.
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 124 (will of Nathaniel Brittingham).

Jefferson Jackson Taylor1

M, b. 1867, d. 1954
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor b. c 1834
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited31 Jul 2003
Birth*1867Jefferson was born in 1867 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/mother*1870Jefferson was listed with his mother in the census of in 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Jefferson Taylor, age 9 in HH#MT665 headed by Justice Taylor, a 65 year old farmer. Listed above him was Betsy Taylor, a 35 year old house keeper, who was evidently his mother..3 
Marriage*23 January 1889He married Mary F. 'Mollie' Smith, daughter of Noah Smith Jr. and Susan Taylor, on 23 January 1889 at Temperanceville, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Jeff Taylor, a 22 year old farmer, the son of Elizabeth Taylor and she was shown Mary F. Smith, age 17, the daughter of Noah Smith. They were married by W.F. Hayes..1 
Lived*Jefferson lived at Sign Post, Acc Co, VA.4 
Death*1954Jefferson died in 1954.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Downing's Cem, Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as Jeff Taylor, the husband of Mollie..2 

Family

Mary F. 'Mollie' Smith b. 1870, d. 1951
Child 1.Elmer Herman Taylor Sr.+ b. 1910, d. 10 Sep 1980

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  4. [S775] Aaron Frances Pennell, to M.K. Miles.

Mary F. 'Mollie' Smith1

F, b. 1870, d. 1951
FatherNoah Smith Jr. b. 27 Feb 1828, d. 5 Apr 1892
MotherSusan Taylor b. c 1846
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited27 Jun 2003
Birth*1870Mary was born in 1870 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*23 January 1889She married Jefferson Jackson Taylor, son of Elizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor, on 23 January 1889 at Temperanceville, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Jeff Taylor, a 22 year old farmer, the son of Elizabeth Taylor and she was shown Mary F. Smith, age 17, the daughter of Noah Smith. They were married by W.F. Hayes..1 
Married Name23 January 1889 As of 23 January 1889,her married name was Taylor. 
Death*1951Mary died in 1951.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Downing's Cem, Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Mollie Taylor, wife of Jeff..2 

Family

Jefferson Jackson Taylor b. 1867, d. 1954
Child 1.Elmer Herman Taylor Sr.+ b. 1910, d. 10 Sep 1980

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Arinthia F. Dix1

F, b. circa 1858
FatherRevel Dix b. c 1831
MotherNancy Taylor b. c 1837
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter) (#1)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter) (#2)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Last Edited15 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1858Arinthia was born circa 1858 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1860Arinthia was listed with her parents in the census of 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Arinthia F. Dix, age 2 in HH#711 headed by Revil Dix, a 31 year old master shoemaker..1 
Marriage*19 June 1881She married John W. Dix, son of John W. Dix Sr. and Mary A. Bloxom, on 19 June 1881 at Lee Mont, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John W. Dix, a 22 year old farmer, the son of Jno. W. & Mary A. Dix and she was shown as Arinthia T. Dix, age 21, the daughter of Revel & Nancy Dix.2 

Family

John W. Dix b. c 1859

Citations

  1. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Eliza S. Dix1

F, b. circa 1856
FatherRevel Dix b. c 1831
MotherNancy Taylor b. c 1837
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited27 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1856Eliza was born circa 1856 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1860Eliza was listed with her parents in the census of 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Eliza S. Dix, age 4 in HH#711 headed by Revil Dix, a 31 year old master shoemaker..1 

Citations

  1. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Mary Taylor1

F, b. circa 1864
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor b. c 1834
Last Edited27 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1864Mary was born circa 1864 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/mother*1870Mary was listed with her mother in the census of in 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Mary Taylor, age 6 in HH#MT665 headed by Justice Taylor, a 65 year old farmer. Listed above him was Betsy Taylor, a 35 year old house keeper, who was evidently his mother..1 

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.

Elmer Herman Taylor Sr.1

M, b. 1910, d. 10 September 1980
FatherJefferson Jackson Taylor b. 1867, d. 1954
MotherMary F. 'Mollie' Smith b. 1870, d. 1951
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited31 Jul 2003
Birth*1910Elmer was born in 1910 at Assawoman, Acc Co, VA. Elmer was born at the old Arbuckle Place on the hill in Assawoman..2 
Marriagecirca 1930He married Goldie Merritt circa 1930.1 
Marriage*circa 1950He married Margaret Joyce 'Peggy' Onley, daughter of Malcolm Clarke Onley and Virginia Mary 'Virgie' Linton, circa 1950.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Downing's Cem, Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.2 
Death*10 September 1980Elmer died on 10 September 1980.1 

Family 1

Goldie Merritt b. c 1910

Family 2

Margaret Joyce 'Peggy' Onley b. c 1930, d. 1 Aug 2000
Child 1.Rose Lee Taylor+ b. 25 Dec 1953

Citations

  1. [S775] Aaron Frances Pennell, to M.K. Miles.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Aaron Frances Pennell1

F, b. 22 December 1980
MotherRose Lee Taylor b. 25 Dec 1953
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited31 Jul 2003
Birth*22 December 1980Aaron was born on 22 December 1980 at P.G. Hospital, Salisbury, Wic Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 2000She married Michael George Taylor, son of Louis Samuel Taylor and Lillian Mae Parks, circa 2000.1 
Married Namecirca 2000 As of circa 2000,her married name was Taylor. 

Family

Michael George Taylor b. 3 Dec 1970

Citations

  1. [S775] Aaron Frances Pennell, to M.K. Miles.

Thomas Bonnewell

M, b. circa 1663, d. March 1718
FatherJames Bonnewell I b. c 1620, d. b 16 Jul 1667
MotherMary Watson b. c 1635
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited1 Apr 2013
Biography*This Thomas would have been too old to have been a son of the second James Bonnewell (1660-1702), as he purchased 300 acres of land from Daniel Jenifer in 1695 and he would have to have been over age 21 at that time. This would imply he was born no later than 1674, when the second James Bonnewell would have been only 14 years old. It is therefore assumed that he is a son of the first James Bonnewell. 
Birth*circa 1663Thomas was born circa 1663 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Land bought*1695Thomas bought land in 1695 at Kegotank Creek, Acc Co, VA. Whitelaws states that in 1695 Daniel of St. Thomas and Elizabeth Jenifer sold 300 acres to Thomas Bonwell; it was north of the above and extended westward from Kegotank Creek. In 1758 Thomas Bonnewell left everything to his wife Ann. No clue was found to give the name of Ann's second husband, but in 1771 Ann Stockley, widow, left her plantation to Robert James; there was no explanation of the relationship, if any, and in the probate it was stated that William Bradford was her heir-at-law. In 1787 Robert James (wife Mary) left the north 200 acres to his son William and the balance to his son David. (NOTE: Whitelaw assumed that it was the same Thomas Bonnewell who purchased the land in 1695 that left it to his wife Ann in 1758. However, it is more likely that the Thomas who died in 1758 was the son of the Thomas who bought the land in 1695.)1 
Marriage*circa 1698He married Arobella 'Annabella' Chambers, daughter of Lt. Col. John (2) West (Burgess) and Frances Chambers, circa 1698.2 
Death*March 1718Thomas died in March 1718.3 
Admin of estate*2 April 1718Administration of Thomas's estate was filed on 2 April 1718 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Boniwell's estate was administered to his son George Boniwell. William Taylor & Sebastian Cropper were the securities.3 

Family

Arobella 'Annabella' Chambers b. Apr 1678
Children 1.George Bonnewell b. c 1698, d. b 6 Jun 1721
 2.Thomas Bonnewell b. c 1700, d. b 25 Jul 1758
 3.Mary Bonnewell+ b. c 1703
 4.Arabella Bonnewell+ b. c 1706

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1163 (part of tract A121).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 956 (Col. John West's 99 year lease Mrs. Frances Chambers).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (adm. of Thomas Boniwell).

Arobella 'Annabella' Chambers1,2

F, b. April 1678
FatherLt. Col. John (2) West (Burgess)3,2,4 b. 7 Apr 1638, d. 27 May 1703
MotherFrances Chambers b. c 1653
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited6 May 2013
Birth*April 1678Arobella was born in April 1678 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*16 July 1682She received by deed of gift on 16 July 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom those persons may concern that I John West of the County of Accomack in Virginia do for diverse laws and consideration ensuing me thereunto and more expressly for the love and affection I bear unto Filorclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan the sons & daughters to Mrs Frances Chambers I say for the consideration aforesaid I do give freely unto John, Johnathan, Filoclare and Arobella aforesaid three Negroes to say Lowsea and her two children named ------------ which Negroes I give unto the said John, Johnnathan, Filoclare & Arobellow with their increase(?) male and female forever to them & their Ayres: I also give unto John, Johnathan, Filorclare and Arobellow aforesaid nine cows and one Bull the markes & colors followth with their increase(?) male & female to them and their Ayres forever which Cattle was sent in November(?) to John Maruillb(?) land for them(?) only your and profit to say her heifers on blake & on black pidd(?) booth two years old two others on blak pide and on Reade pido both two years old two heifers on brown ye other black with a white polley two years of old other two heifers now all foure and black on Read and one cow Read ---- on ye left ear and over values on right all ye not marked with my proper mark and branded with the O together with one branded bull in all …. hood with them & …. I now … male & female for ever I also give confirm John, Johnathan, Filocleare and Arobellow aforesaid ton yeows & one Ram to go -obuered on ddmand to run in a joint stock with their ---- male & female to them & their heirs forever. I also give unto Filoclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan two feather beads & --- furniture with two iron pots & one brass kettle & one small table each of them two pewter dishes & one dozen of pewter plates amongst them with pewter I will make good in six months after this date I also give unto Mrs Frances Chambers and her four children aforesaid to run in a joint stock amongst them to say one small mare colored white called Molley with her to young mares ra ---------------------- and one black mare now running on ye south side of Onancock Creek the hand my a white cafe or white fare branded HS with all the increase (?) male & female that have proceeded from her sire the used ye peare ---- or shall hereafter male or female where so ever to be found and also give them one male colored not known --- now running at or near Mrs Marshalls on ye Sea Side all with said mares, horses & colts with their increase male & female I give to them & their heirs forever to run in a joint stock & shall be divided as each child shall come to ye age of fifteen years and I do nominate and appoint my friend John Drummond at all times & times in my absence to take fair and April all ---- one of them --- that they may not have and --- or determined in their stock and --- after to wit I subscribe my hand and seal I attest ye 16th of July 1682. Signed: John West On February ye 20th 1682 Acknowledged in open court by the said John West as his Roall act and deed according to these purport and true meaning thereof Test: Jno Washbourne Clerk Recorded February ye 24th 1682 Jno Washbourne Clerk, County of Accomack.2 
Land leased*20 September 1689She leased land on 20 September 1689 at tract A78, Merry Branch Plantation, Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom these presents my concern that I the subscriber do hereby set to lease and farm let my plantation called Marry Branch and laying on the northwest side thereof and bounded by a line of marked trees running into the said branch, running through the middle of my Neck between Deep Creek and Chesconnessex: and from thence including all the land between that and the mill dam & branch running to the dam to a line of marked trees drawn from the said dam to my outermost line running to the head of Chesconnessex together with all the land therein contained between the said line & my ditch and the branch of Chesconnessex to Peter Prichetts bridge including 50 acres of land on the south side of the head of Chesconnessex out of the land belonging to the folly all which land aforesaid I do farm and lease to the children of Frances Chambers to say John, Johnathan, Arobelleo & Filocleare and to the lawful Ayres of the bodies for the full space & term of 99 years to commence from the day of the date thereof they yielding & paying yearly four ears of Indian corn to be paid carried and left at my now mill at Deep Creek or near the place where it now stands to pay to any there or leave the same shall be sufficient acknowledgment and paying the Kings Rents or ought due for the same and to make yours enjoy and occupy all houses, orchards, fences, fields, woods or ought else standing or erected thereon without trouble, molestation or let from any person or persons whatever that may proceed from, by or under my heirs, Executors or Administers: and farther I the mother Mrs. Frances Chambers is full power & authority to live, dwell and make use of the above said land during her natural life for her better support to say so much as she may have occasion for not abridging her children or any of them as they shall attain to age to make use of their proportionable parts thereof and for the better security & quiet and peaceful possession thereof I bind my heirs, Executors or Administers in the full sum of 40,000 pounds of tobacco & cask to be paid unto all or any of the above named persons by any of my heirs, Executors or Administers that shall dare or presume to molest or trouble the quiet and peaceable possession of the above named Frances Chambers and her children John, Johnanthan, Arobelo & Fileocleare or either of them during the time and space aforesaid. In witness of the premises & confirmation thereof I here unto set my hand & seal the 20th of September 1689. Signed, Sealed & Acknowledged by John West as ye act & deed of the subscriber before us Jos. Robinson, Aert Donis & John Drumond. The within lease delivered unto Court February 3rd 1702 by Mr. Robt. Norton according to an order of Court upon a Bill in Chancery Exhibited against him the said Norton by Jonathan Chambers, Thomas Bonewell & Arrobella his wife and at the request of the plaintiffs ordered to be recorded. Teste: Jno. Washburne, Clerk of Court. Recorded February 13th 1702 by me Jno. Washburne Clerk of Court, Accomack. (NOTE: The first mention of Frances Chambers was omitted from the typed version.)4 
Marriage*circa 1698She married Thomas Bonnewell, son of James Bonnewell I and Mary Watson, circa 1698.1 
Married Namecirca 1698 As of circa 1698,her married name was Bonnewell. 

Family

Thomas Bonnewell b. c 1663, d. Mar 1718
Children 1.George Bonnewell b. c 1698, d. b 6 Jun 1721
 2.Thomas Bonnewell b. c 1700, d. b 25 Jul 1758
 3.Mary Bonnewell+ b. c 1703
 4.Arabella Bonnewell+ b. c 1706

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 956 (Col. John West's 99 year lease Mrs. Frances Chambers).
  2. [S93] Accomack County, VA, Wills & Deeds, 1676-1690 (vi), p. 327 (deed of gift from John West to children of Frances Chambers).
  3. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 133 (18 Jan 1680/81 Court, Col. John West paid the fine for Frances Chambers who was presented for fornication).
  4. [S2272] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 2 (typed), p. 14 of typed version & p. 300a of original version (99 year land lease from John West to the children of Frances Chambers).

Frances Chambers

F, b. circa 1653
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited6 May 2013
Birth*circa 1653Frances was born circa 1653.1 
Deposition*20 July 1671She gave a deposition on 20 July 1671 at Accomack Co, VA. Declaration of Frances Chambers aged about 18 years: Ambrose White said that Frances had given him a shirt, but Frances swore that she never in her life gave him any shirt belonging to her master. As for the money found in White's possession by the constable: along with other money, Frances had such a piece which she "took more notice of than the rest." She was quite certain it was the same piece found in White's custody. Concerning a towel belonging to Capt. West, her master, found in White's possession: White pretended it was given him instead of his own. Frances was certain that he never had a towel washed in her master's house while he stayed there. Frances was certain that the pillowcase found in White's possession belonged to her master and was not a pillowcase that her master lent him to put sugar in. Signed, Francis (V) Chambers.1,2 
Headright*17 November 1671She was named as a headright on 17 November 1671 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Frances Chambers on a certificate for 1,250 acres of land granted to Capt. John West.3 
Fornication presente*16 April 1678She was presented for fornication on 16 April 1678 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Frances Chambers, who lived at Maj. West's.4 
Anecdote*17 October 1678 On 17 Oct 1678 at Accomack Court it was noted that at the last court the sheriff was ordered to take Frances Chambers into custody till she found security for her appearance at this court. Since the sheriff failed to produce Chambers at this court to answer for committing fornication, it was ordered that the sheriff pay the fine of 500 lbs tobacco.5 
Fornication presente16 December 1680She was presented for fornication on 16 December 1680 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Frances Chambers at Col. West's. on 18 Jan 1680/81 Lt. Col. John West agreed to pay Frances Chambers' fine for fornication; ordered that he pay 500 lbs tobacco to the church wardens and court charges.6,7 
Anecdote16 July 1682 Know all persons to whom those persons may concern that I John West of the County of Accomack in Virginia do for diverse laws and consideration ensuing me thereunto and more expressly for the love and affection I bear unto Filorclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan the sons & daughters to Mrs Frances Chambers I say for the consideration aforesaid I do give freely unto John, Johnathan, Filoclare and Arobella aforesaid three Negroes to say Lowsea and her two children named ------------ which Negroes I give unto the said John, Johnnathan, Filoclare & Arobellow with their increase(?) male and female forever to them & their Ayres: I also give unto John, Johnathan, Filorclare and Arobellow aforesaid nine cows and one Bull the markes & colors followth with their increase(?) male & female to them and their Ayres forever which Cattle was sent in November(?) to John Maruillb(?) land for them(?) only your and profit to say her heifers on blake & on black pidd(?) booth two years old two others on blak pide and on Reade pido both two years old two heifers on brown ye other black with a white polley two years of old other two heifers now all foure and black on Read and one cow Read ---- on ye left ear and over values on right all ye not marked with my proper mark and branded with the O together with one branded bull in all …. hood with them & …. I now … male & female for ever I also give confirm John, Johnathan, Filocleare and Arobellow aforesaid ton yeows & one Ram to go -obuered on ddmand to run in a joint stock with their ---- male & female to them & their heirs forever. I also give unto Filoclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan two feather beads & --- furniture with two iron pots & one brass kettle & one small table each of them two pewter dishes & one dozen of pewter plates amongst them with pewter I will make good in six months after this date I also give unto Mrs Frances Chambers and her four children aforesaid to run in a joint stock amongst them to say one small mare colored white called Molley with her to young mares ra ---------------------- and one black mare now running on ye south side of Onancock Creek the hand my a white cafe or white fare branded HS with all the increase (?) male & female that have proceeded from her sire the used ye peare ---- or shall hereafter male or female where so ever to be found and also give them one male colored not known --- now running at or near Mrs Marshalls on ye Sea Side all with said mares, horses & colts with their increase male & female I give to them & their heirs forever to run in a joint stock & shall be divided as each child shall come to ye age of fifteen years and I do nominate and appoint my friend John Drummond at all times & times in my absence to take fair and April all ---- one of them --- that they may not have and --- or determined in their stock and --- after to wit I subscribe my hand and seal I attest ye 16th of July 1682. Signed: John West On February ye 20th 1682 Acknowledged in open court by the said John West as his Roall act and deed according to these purport and true meaning thereof Test: Jno Washbourne Clerk Recorded February ye 24th 1682 Jno Washbourne Clerk, County of Accomack.8 
Land leased*20 September 1689She leased land on 20 September 1689 at tract A78, Merry Branch Plantation, Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom these presents my concern that I the subscriber do hereby set to lease and farm let my plantation called Marry Branch and laying on the northwest side thereof and bounded by a line of marked trees running into the said branch, running through the middle of my Neck between Deep Creek and Chesconnessex: and from thence including all the land between that and the mill dam & branch running to the dam to a line of marked trees drawn from the said dam to my outermost line running to the head of Chesconnessex together with all the land therein contained between the said line & my ditch and the branch of Chesconnessex to Peter Prichetts bridge including 50 acres of land on the south side of the head of Chesconnessex out of the land belonging to the folly all which land aforesaid I do farm and lease to the children of Frances Chambers to say John, Johnathan, Arobelleo & Filocleare and to the lawful Ayres of the bodies for the full space & term of 99 years to commence from the day of the date thereof they yielding & paying yearly four ears of Indian corn to be paid carried and left at my now mill at Deep Creek or near the place where it now stands to pay to any there or leave the same shall be sufficient acknowledgment and paying the Kings Rents or ought due for the same and to make yours enjoy and occupy all houses, orchards, fences, fields, woods or ought else standing or erected thereon without trouble, molestation or let from any person or persons whatever that may proceed from, by or under my heirs, Executors or Administers: and farther I the mother Mrs. Frances Chambers is full power & authority to live, dwell and make use of the above said land during her natural life for her better support to say so much as she may have occasion for not abridging her children or any of them as they shall attain to age to make use of their proportionable parts thereof and for the better security & quiet and peaceful possession thereof I bind my heirs, Executors or Administers in the full sum of 40,000 pounds of tobacco & cask to be paid unto all or any of the above named persons by any of my heirs, Executors or Administers that shall dare or presume to molest or trouble the quiet and peaceable possession of the above named Frances Chambers and her children John, Johnanthan, Arobelo & Fileocleare or either of them during the time and space aforesaid. In witness of the premises & confirmation thereof I here unto set my hand & seal the 20th of September 1689. Signed, Sealed & Acknowledged by John West as ye act & deed of the subscriber before us Jos. Robinson, Aert Donis & John Drumond. The within lease delivered unto Court February 3rd 1702 by Mr. Robt. Norton according to an order of Court upon a Bill in Chancery Exhibited against him the said Norton by Jonathan Chambers, Thomas Bonewell & Arrobella his wife and at the request of the plaintiffs ordered to be recorded. Teste: Jno. Washburne, Clerk of Court. Recorded February 13th 1702 by me Jno. Washburne Clerk of Court, Accomack. (NOTE: The first mention of Frances Chambers was omitted from the typed version.)9,10 
Deposition named in*21 June 1693She was named in a deposition on 21 June 1693 at Accomack Co, VA. Declaration of Katharine Dellestatius: Last April it had been nineteen years since she arrived in this country, and at that time "Col. West &Matildah his wife had a son of about three weeks or a month old, as might be supposed, and said to be born sometime in March before, which son was called Jonathan and some time nursed at Richard Hill's about Occahanok, after by Mrs. Francis Chambers." Jonathan was about one year old when Katharine moved from Chekonessex (where she sometimes lived); she did not know if the same Jonathan was still living, though she never heard of his death. Signed and sworn in open court on 21 June 1693, by Katharine (KD) Delastatius.11 
Marriage*circa 1695She married Robert Norton circa 1695.12 
Married Namecirca 1695 As of circa 1695,her married name was Norton. 
Anecdote1 January 1711/12 On 1 Jan 1711/12 in Accomack Co Robert Norton, who had married Frances Chambers, mother of John & Philocleare, was named to settle the estates of Philocleare, being dead, and John being gone in some remote parts 15 years since & not being heard of. The court accepted Matilda West and Jonathan West as security.12,13 
Will - Grson's*12 February 1720Frances was named in her grandson's will on 12 February 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as grandmother Mrs. Frances Norton in the will of George Bonwell.14 

Family 1

Lt. Col. John (2) West (Burgess) b. 7 Apr 1638, d. 27 May 1703
Children 1.John Chambers b. c 1672, d. b 1 Jan 1711/12
 2.Jonathan Chambers I+ b. c 1676, d. a 24 Jul 1752
 3.Arobella 'Annabella' Chambers+ b. Apr 1678
 4.Filocleare 'Philocleare' Chambers+ b. Dec 1680, d. b 1 Jan 1711/12

Family 2

Robert Norton b. c 1640
Marriage*circa 1695She married Robert Norton circa 1695.12 

Citations

  1. [S623] William R.M. Houston M.D. & Jean M. Mihalyka, Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore (Whose Ages Were Proved Before Court Officials of Accomack and Northampton Counties), p. 18.
  2. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 12 (20 July 1671 Court).
  3. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 24 (17 Nov 1671 Court).
  4. [S700] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1676-1678, Volume 5, p. 144 (16 Apr 1678 Grand Jury).
  5. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 23 (17 Oct 1678 Court).
  6. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 124 (16 Dec 1680 Court).
  7. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 133 (18 Jan 1680/81 Court).
  8. [S93] Accomack County, VA, Wills & Deeds, 1676-1690 (vi), p. 327 (deed of gift from John West to children of Frances Chambers).
  9. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 956 (Col. John West's 99 year lease Mrs. Frances Chambers).
  10. [S2272] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 2 (typed), p. 14 of typed version & p. 300a of original version (99 year land lease from John West to the children of Frances Chambers).
  11. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 115 (21 June 1693 Court).
  12. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 53 (settlement of John & Philocleare Chambers).
  13. [S827] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1710-1714, Volume 11, p. 55 (1 Jan 1711/12 Court).
  14. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 68 (will of George Bonwell).

John Chambers1

M, b. circa 1672, d. before 1 January 1711/12
FatherLt. Col. John (2) West (Burgess)2,3,4 b. 7 Apr 1638, d. 27 May 1703
MotherFrances Chambers b. c 1653
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited6 May 2013
Birth*circa 1672John was born circa 1672 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*16 July 1682He received by deed of gift on 16 July 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom those persons may concern that I John West of the County of Accomack in Virginia do for diverse laws and consideration ensuing me thereunto and more expressly for the love and affection I bear unto Filorclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan the sons & daughters to Mrs Frances Chambers I say for the consideration aforesaid I do give freely unto John, Johnathan, Filoclare and Arobella aforesaid three Negroes to say Lowsea and her two children named ------------ which Negroes I give unto the said John, Johnnathan, Filoclare & Arobellow with their increase(?) male and female forever to them & their Ayres: I also give unto John, Johnathan, Filorclare and Arobellow aforesaid nine cows and one Bull the markes & colors followth with their increase(?) male & female to them and their Ayres forever which Cattle was sent in November(?) to John Maruillb(?) land for them(?) only your and profit to say her heifers on blake & on black pidd(?) booth two years old two others on blak pide and on Reade pido both two years old two heifers on brown ye other black with a white polley two years of old other two heifers now all foure and black on Read and one cow Read ---- on ye left ear and over values on right all ye not marked with my proper mark and branded with the O together with one branded bull in all …. hood with them & …. I now … male & female for ever I also give confirm John, Johnathan, Filocleare and Arobellow aforesaid ton yeows & one Ram to go -obuered on ddmand to run in a joint stock with their ---- male & female to them & their heirs forever. I also give unto Filoclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan two feather beads & --- furniture with two iron pots & one brass kettle & one small table each of them two pewter dishes & one dozen of pewter plates amongst them with pewter I will make good in six months after this date I also give unto Mrs Frances Chambers and her four children aforesaid to run in a joint stock amongst them to say one small mare colored white called Molley with her to young mares ra ---------------------- and one black mare now running on ye south side of Onancock Creek the hand my a white cafe or white fare branded HS with all the increase (?) male & female that have proceeded from her sire the used ye peare ---- or shall hereafter male or female where so ever to be found and also give them one male colored not known --- now running at or near Mrs Marshalls on ye Sea Side all with said mares, horses & colts with their increase male & female I give to them & their heirs forever to run in a joint stock & shall be divided as each child shall come to ye age of fifteen years and I do nominate and appoint my friend John Drummond at all times & times in my absence to take fair and April all ---- one of them --- that they may not have and --- or determined in their stock and --- after to wit I subscribe my hand and seal I attest ye 16th of July 1682. Signed: John West On February ye 20th 1682 Acknowledged in open court by the said John West as his Roall act and deed according to these purport and true meaning thereof Test: Jno Washbourne Clerk Recorded February ye 24th 1682 Jno Washbourne Clerk, County of Accomack.3 
Land leased*20 September 1689He leased land on 20 September 1689 at tract A78, Merry Branch Plantation, Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom these presents my concern that I the subscriber do hereby set to lease and farm let my plantation called Marry Branch and laying on the northwest side thereof and bounded by a line of marked trees running into the said branch, running through the middle of my Neck between Deep Creek and Chesconnessex: and from thence including all the land between that and the mill dam & branch running to the dam to a line of marked trees drawn from the said dam to my outermost line running to the head of Chesconnessex together with all the land therein contained between the said line & my ditch and the branch of Chesconnessex to Peter Prichetts bridge including 50 acres of land on the south side of the head of Chesconnessex out of the land belonging to the folly all which land aforesaid I do farm and lease to the children of Frances Chambers to say John, Johnathan, Arobelleo & Filocleare and to the lawful Ayres of the bodies for the full space & term of 99 years to commence from the day of the date thereof they yielding & paying yearly four ears of Indian corn to be paid carried and left at my now mill at Deep Creek or near the place where it now stands to pay to any there or leave the same shall be sufficient acknowledgment and paying the Kings Rents or ought due for the same and to make yours enjoy and occupy all houses, orchards, fences, fields, woods or ought else standing or erected thereon without trouble, molestation or let from any person or persons whatever that may proceed from, by or under my heirs, Executors or Administers: and farther I the mother Mrs. Frances Chambers is full power & authority to live, dwell and make use of the above said land during her natural life for her better support to say so much as she may have occasion for not abridging her children or any of them as they shall attain to age to make use of their proportionable parts thereof and for the better security & quiet and peaceful possession thereof I bind my heirs, Executors or Administers in the full sum of 40,000 pounds of tobacco & cask to be paid unto all or any of the above named persons by any of my heirs, Executors or Administers that shall dare or presume to molest or trouble the quiet and peaceable possession of the above named Frances Chambers and her children John, Johnanthan, Arobelo & Fileocleare or either of them during the time and space aforesaid. In witness of the premises & confirmation thereof I here unto set my hand & seal the 20th of September 1689. Signed, Sealed & Acknowledged by John West as ye act & deed of the subscriber before us Jos. Robinson, Aert Donis & John Drumond. The within lease delivered unto Court February 3rd 1702 by Mr. Robt. Norton according to an order of Court upon a Bill in Chancery Exhibited against him the said Norton by Jonathan Chambers, Thomas Bonewell & Arrobella his wife and at the request of the plaintiffs ordered to be recorded. Teste: Jno. Washburne, Clerk of Court. Recorded February 13th 1702 by me Jno. Washburne Clerk of Court, Accomack. (NOTE: The first mention of Frances Chambers was omitted from the typed version.)4 
Anecdote1697 He evidently left Accomack County about 1697.5 
Death*before 1 January 1711/12He died before 1 January 1711/12 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Robert Norton, who had married Frances Chambers, mother of John & Philocleare, was named to settle the estates of Philocleare, being dead, and John being gone in some remote parts 15 years since & not being heard of.5 

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 956 (Col. John West's 99 year lease Mrs. Frances Chambers).
  2. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 133 (18 Jan 1680/81 Court, Col. John West paid the fine for Frances Chambers who was presented for fornication).
  3. [S93] Accomack County, VA, Wills & Deeds, 1676-1690 (vi), p. 327 (deed of gift from John West to children of Frances Chambers).
  4. [S2272] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 2 (typed), p. 14 of typed version & p. 300a of original version (99 year land lease from John West to the children of Frances Chambers).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 53 (settlement of John & Philocleare Chambers).

Jonathan Chambers I1

M, b. circa 1676, d. after 24 July 1752
FatherLt. Col. John (2) West (Burgess)2,3,4 b. 7 Apr 1638, d. 27 May 1703
MotherFrances Chambers b. c 1653
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited11 Feb 2014
Birth*circa 1676Jonathan was born circa 1676 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*16 July 1682He received by deed of gift on 16 July 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom those persons may concern that I John West of the County of Accomack in Virginia do for diverse laws and consideration ensuing me thereunto and more expressly for the love and affection I bear unto Filorclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan the sons & daughters to Mrs Frances Chambers I say for the consideration aforesaid I do give freely unto John, Johnathan, Filoclare and Arobella aforesaid three Negroes to say Lowsea and her two children named ------------ which Negroes I give unto the said John, Johnnathan, Filoclare & Arobellow with their increase(?) male and female forever to them & their Ayres: I also give unto John, Johnathan, Filorclare and Arobellow aforesaid nine cows and one Bull the markes & colors followth with their increase(?) male & female to them and their Ayres forever which Cattle was sent in November(?) to John Maruillb(?) land for them(?) only your and profit to say her heifers on blake & on black pidd(?) booth two years old two others on blak pide and on Reade pido both two years old two heifers on brown ye other black with a white polley two years of old other two heifers now all foure and black on Read and one cow Read ---- on ye left ear and over values on right all ye not marked with my proper mark and branded with the O together with one branded bull in all …. hood with them & …. I now … male & female for ever I also give confirm John, Johnathan, Filocleare and Arobellow aforesaid ton yeows & one Ram to go -obuered on ddmand to run in a joint stock with their ---- male & female to them & their heirs forever. I also give unto Filoclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan two feather beads & --- furniture with two iron pots & one brass kettle & one small table each of them two pewter dishes & one dozen of pewter plates amongst them with pewter I will make good in six months after this date I also give unto Mrs Frances Chambers and her four children aforesaid to run in a joint stock amongst them to say one small mare colored white called Molley with her to young mares ra ---------------------- and one black mare now running on ye south side of Onancock Creek the hand my a white cafe or white fare branded HS with all the increase (?) male & female that have proceeded from her sire the used ye peare ---- or shall hereafter male or female where so ever to be found and also give them one male colored not known --- now running at or near Mrs Marshalls on ye Sea Side all with said mares, horses & colts with their increase male & female I give to them & their heirs forever to run in a joint stock & shall be divided as each child shall come to ye age of fifteen years and I do nominate and appoint my friend John Drummond at all times & times in my absence to take fair and April all ---- one of them --- that they may not have and --- or determined in their stock and --- after to wit I subscribe my hand and seal I attest ye 16th of July 1682. Signed: John West On February ye 20th 1682 Acknowledged in open court by the said John West as his Roall act and deed according to these purport and true meaning thereof Test: Jno Washbourne Clerk Recorded February ye 24th 1682 Jno Washbourne Clerk, County of Accomack.3 
Anecdote*between 1689 and 1702 In 1689 Colonel John West leased an unspecified acreage for 99 years to Mrs. Frances Chambers and her children John, Jonathan, Annabella (who later married Thomas Bonnewell) and Fillechar. In later records it was called the Leased Lands and this was what John West had left in reversion to his two sons, John the Elder and Benony. (NOTE: Grantee Index to Deeds shows a lease from John West to Frances, John, Arrobella, Jonathan and Filocleare Chambers in 1702. Between 1747 and 1751 Jonathan Chambers, the only surviving child of Frances, leased over 700 acres of this land to 7 different persons and he was still living on the land in 1752.)5,6 
Land leased20 September 1689He leased land on 20 September 1689 at tract A78, Merry Branch Plantation, Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom these presents my concern that I the subscriber do hereby set to lease and farm let my plantation called Marry Branch and laying on the northwest side thereof and bounded by a line of marked trees running into the said branch, running through the middle of my Neck between Deep Creek and Chesconnessex: and from thence including all the land between that and the mill dam & branch running to the dam to a line of marked trees drawn from the said dam to my outermost line running to the head of Chesconnessex together with all the land therein contained between the said line & my ditch and the branch of Chesconnessex to Peter Prichetts bridge including 50 acres of land on the south side of the head of Chesconnessex out of the land belonging to the folly all which land aforesaid I do farm and lease to the children of Frances Chambers to say John, Johnathan, Arobelleo & Filocleare and to the lawful Ayres of the bodies for the full space & term of 99 years to commence from the day of the date thereof they yielding & paying yearly four ears of Indian corn to be paid carried and left at my now mill at Deep Creek or near the place where it now stands to pay to any there or leave the same shall be sufficient acknowledgment and paying the Kings Rents or ought due for the same and to make yours enjoy and occupy all houses, orchards, fences, fields, woods or ought else standing or erected thereon without trouble, molestation or let from any person or persons whatever that may proceed from, by or under my heirs, Executors or Administers: and farther I the mother Mrs. Frances Chambers is full power & authority to live, dwell and make use of the above said land during her natural life for her better support to say so much as she may have occasion for not abridging her children or any of them as they shall attain to age to make use of their proportionable parts thereof and for the better security & quiet and peaceful possession thereof I bind my heirs, Executors or Administers in the full sum of 40,000 pounds of tobacco & cask to be paid unto all or any of the above named persons by any of my heirs, Executors or Administers that shall dare or presume to molest or trouble the quiet and peaceable possession of the above named Frances Chambers and her children John, Johnanthan, Arobelo & Fileocleare or either of them during the time and space aforesaid. In witness of the premises & confirmation thereof I here unto set my hand & seal the 20th of September 1689. Signed, Sealed & Acknowledged by John West as ye act & deed of the subscriber before us Jos. Robinson, Aert Donis & John Drumond. The within lease delivered unto Court February 3rd 1702 by Mr. Robt. Norton according to an order of Court upon a Bill in Chancery Exhibited against him the said Norton by Jonathan Chambers, Thomas Bonewell & Arrobella his wife and at the request of the plaintiffs ordered to be recorded. Teste: Jno. Washburne, Clerk of Court. Recorded February 13th 1702 by me Jno. Washburne Clerk of Court, Accomack. (NOTE: The first mention of Frances Chambers was omitted from the typed version.)4,5 
Marriage*circa 1698He married Mary Jones, daughter of Richard Jones Jr. and (-----) (-----), circa 1698.7 
Security on Admin*3 February 1701/2Jonathan Chambers I was security on the administration of an estate on 3 February 1701/2 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Samuell Doe was granted to his widow Mary Doe with Thomas Simpson & Jonathan Chambers securities.8,9 
Anecdote3 February 1702/3 Jonathan Chambers, Thomas Bonewell and his wife Arrabella exhibited their bill in chancery against Mr. Robert Norton and claimed that they were given to understand that there was in Norton's custody a deed purporting a gift made by Col. John West to John, Jonathan, Arobella (now Bonewell's wife) and Fillocleare, all the children of Frances Chambers. The plaintiffs asked that Norton swear whether he had such a document, and if he had, that he produce it. Now Norton acknowledged that he had the deed and was willing to produce it. When the plaintiffs asked that the witnesses swear to the deed, two of them, Mr. John Drumond and Arthur Donis along with Capt. Tully Robinson (West's attorney) objected saying that West was so sick and weak that he could not attend to make exception. The court thought that the witnesses ought to be sworn, so Arthur Donis was examined in open court and John Drumond "made oath after ye manner of ye Quakers and ye said Arthur Donis respectively that they were requested by ye said Col. West to put their hands as witnesses to ye same writing." They did this but did not seen West sign it. The court ordered that the deed be put on record.10 
Anecdote*6 October 1703 On 6 Oct 1703 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers (one of the sons of Frances Chambers) along with Thomas Bonewell and his wife Arrabella (one of Frances Chambers' daughters) brought an action against Mrs. Matilda West (widow and executrix of John West, Gentleman). When Matilda failed to appear, Mr. Jonathan West was returned as bail for her appearance. The plaintiffs' attorney (HC: Henry Custis) claimed the bail was insufficient, but the court disagreed. It was ordered (in what appears to be a mistake) that the sheriff abide the award of the court if Mrs. West failed to appear at the next court.11 
Anecdote10 December 1703 Jonathan Chambers along with Thomas Bonewell and his wife Arrobella (one of the daughters of Frances Chambers) had brought action against Mrs. Matilda West (executrix of Lt. Col. John West), and at the last court an order was passed against Mr. Jonathan West as bail for the appearance of Matilda. Her attorney (Mr. Tully Robinson) presented a plea; the plaintiffs' attorney (Andrew Hamelton) was granted liberty to reply the next day, but the court rejected his answer as frivolous. When the court decided that Matilda West should plead again the next day, her attorney moved for an appeal, but the court found that appeals were not to be granted before judgment. The court debated the matter and then referred the case to the next court.12 
Anecdote1 February 1703/4 On 1 Feb 1703/04 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers (one of the sons of Frances Chambers) and Tho. Bonewell with his wife Arrobella (one of the daughters of Frances Chambers) brought action last December against Mrs. Matilda West (executrix of the will of Lt. Col. John West). The case was continued to this court where West's attorney (Capt. Tully Robinson) put in a plea saying that the Negroes claimed by the plaintiffs were not in West's possession when they brought their action, nor at any time since. In addition, West knew nothing of the other items claimed: cattle, ewes, a ram, feather beds and furniture, iron, iron pots, brass kettle, small table, pewter dishes, and a dozen pewter plates. The plaintiffs' attorney (Mr. Andrew Hamilton) countered that West was obliged by law for the goods and chattels. The court overruled West's plea and ordered her to deliver to the plaintiffs all the Negroes, cattle and goods declared for in addition to paying for the cost of the suit. The defendant requested and was granted liberty to appeal the above decision to the next General Court. Capt. Tully Robinson and Jonathan West were accepted as security.13 
Anecdote7 February 1705/6 On 7 Feb 1705/06 in Accomack Court Thomas Bonwell and William Nock, Jr., sued Jonathan Chambers for 2000 lbs tobacco in damages. When Chambers did not appear, Richard Greenall and Peter Clavell became bail for his appearance at the next court. William Nock, Jr., sued Jonathan Chambers for 300 lbs tobacco, but Chambers failed to appear. If he did not attend the next court, the sheriff would have to abide the award of the court. When Jonathan Chambers failed to appear at the suit of William Nock, an order passed against the sheriff, who now was granted attachment against the estate of Jonathan Chambers.14 
Anecdote2 April 1706 On 2 Apr 1706 in Accomack Court at the last court William Nock sued Jonathan Chambers, who failed to appear. Chambers now admitted owing 300 lbs tobacco; ordered that he pay the debt immediately with the cost of the suit. On 3 Apr 1706 At the examination of the orders, Capt. John Washbourne (attorney for Thomas Bonewell and William Nock, Jr., who sued Jonathan Chambers) put in a plea to arrest the judgment. The plaintiffs declared for a breach of agreement-Chambers was supposed to fence a plantation they had rented him. After discussing legal technicalities, the court overruled the plea. Then the plaintiffs requested (and were granted) liberty to appeal the decision to the next General Court. After Bonewell and Nock presented Capt. John Washbourne and John Wise, Jr., as security, they asked that Robert Norton (a witness) give his deposition in writing so it could be taken to the General Court. This request was also overruled because "it was never know nor practiced in this court that ever any deposition was taken after a verdict of a jury (was) delivered in court.15 
Anecdote7 August 1706 On 7 Aug 1706 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers sued John Mellechop, who contracted to split and deliver 2200 oak boards. Chambers wanted 360 lbs tobacco and two bushels of corn. When Mellechop pleaded that he had fulfilled the contract, a jury was impaneled. A short time later they found for Chambers and awarded him 600 lbs tobacco in damages with court costs.16 
Anecdote5 March 1706/7 On 5 Mar 1706/07 Jonathan Chambers sued John Millechop for 800 lbs tobacco; Millechop admitted the debt, so it was ordered that he pay that sum to Chambers with court costs.17 
Anecdote6 May 1707 On 6 May 1707 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers sued Finly Mackwilliams for a stack of fodder. Mackwilliams confessed that he had the stack of fodder, but it was by a certain agreement with Chambers. The jury that was called found for Mackwilliams.18 
Anecdote3 March 1707/8 On 3 Mar 1707/08 in Accomack Court Thomas Bonewell sued Jonathan Chambers (attorney: Capt. Washbourne) for 200 pounds sterling. After Chambers (who was in the custody of the sheriff) gave special bail, the case was referred to the next court.19 
Anecdote2 June 1708 Thomas Bonnewell brought action for 200 pounds sterling against Jonathan Chambers at the last court; now Chambers claimed that he had not broken the condition sued for. After the allegations on both sides were heard, the court felt that the bond was forged. Ordered that Chambers pay 200 lbs sterling, which was the penalty of the bond.20 
Land sold*1 August 1710He sold land on 1 August 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Chambers presented and acknowledged a deed for land he sold to Stephen Miles.21 
Jury duty*4 August 1710He served on a jury on 4 August 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Chambers and Thomas Bonewell were on a jury together.22 
Anecdote4 August 1710 On 4 Aug 1710 in Accomack Court the suit of Thomas Bonnewell (with his wife Arrabella) and Jonathan Chambers against Matilda West (executrix of the will of Col. John West, deceased) was referred to the next court at the request of Jonathan West, who had a letter of attorney from Matilda West.22 
Anecdote6 September 1710 On 6 Sep 1710 in Accomack Court the suit of Thomas Bonnewell (with his wife Arrobella) and Jonathan Chambers against Matilda West (executrix of Lt. Col. Jno. West) was referred to this court; now Bonnewell appeared and asked that the suit be dismissed, which was done.23 
Anecdote3 July 1711 On 3 July 1711 in Accomack Court Mrs. Matilda West went to Capt John Bradhurst (a justice) and complained against Jonathan Chambers, swearing that she feared for "her Life and her Estate & burning her house or sum bodyly harme." Bradhurst issued a precept for taking Chambers into custody till he posted a bond to appear at the next court. Now at Matilda's request, both Chambers and his wife Mary were bound to keep the peace (especially to Mrs. West) and to appear at the next court to answer what was alleged against them.7 
Jury duty10 August 1711He served on a jury on 10 August 1711 at Accomack Co, VA.24 
Anecdote10 August 1711 On 10 Aug 1711 in Accomack Court it was recorded that at the last court Mrs. Matilda West "swore ye peace" against Jonathan Chambers and his wife Mary, who were bound to keep the peace and appear at this court to answer what was alleged against them. Now, since no one appeared against them, they were discharged from their bond and charged court fees.25 
Jury duty3 February 1712/13He served on a jury on 3 February 1712/13 at Accomack Co, VA.26 
Anecdote8 August 1717 On 8 Aug 1717 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers went before Rich. Drumond, Jr., and complained that Long James, Indian, owed Chambers 6 ½ day's work. Long James, who admitted that the work was justly due, was ordered to perform it. Signed 26 October 1717, by Rich. Drumond, Jr. Recorded 28 October 1717, by Cha. Snead, clerk of the court.27 
Security on Will*2 September 1718He was security on the probate of a will on 2 September 1718 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Blake (executor of Scarburgh Webb) came into court and posted a bond for the performance of the will and to deliver an account of the estate when required. The court accepted Richard Jones and Jonathan Chambers as security.28 
Jury duty1 September 1719He served on a jury on 1 September 1719 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jona. Chambers.29 
Anecdote3 September 1719 On 3 Sep 1719 in Accomack Court John Rodgers brought action for 800 good oak clapboards against Jonathan Chambers, whose attorney (Mr. Allen) was granted a delay till the next court.30 
Anecdote4 November 1719 On 4 Nov 1719 in Accomack Court John Rodgers brought action for damages of 800 good oak clapboards against Jonathan Chambers, whose attorney pleaded the act of limitations. The court judged the plea sufficient and dismissed the suit.31 
Anecdote3 May 1721 On 3 May 1721 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers brought action for damages of 300 feet of inch pine plank against Thomas Jones, who failed to appear even though the sheriff reported him arrested and in safe custody. Chambers was granted an order against the sheriff in case Jones did not appear at the next court.32 
Jury duty3 May 1721He served on a jury on 3 May 1721 at Accomack Co, VA.33 
Jury duty6 June 1721He served on a jury on 6 June 1721 at Accomack Co, VA.34 
Appraiser*6 June 1721Jonathan was named as an appraiser of an estate on 6 June 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. Ordered that Tho. Fitchgarrill, Jona. Chambers, Joseph Walker and Jos. Melson (or any three of them) inventory and appraise Robert Snead's estate before the next court.35 
Jury duty4 July 1721He served on a jury on 4 July 1721 at Accomack Co, VA.34 
Jury duty7 November 1721He served on a jury on 7 November 1721 at Accomack Co, VA.36 
Jury duty7 February 1722/23He served on a jury on 7 February 1722/23 at Accomack Co, VA.37 
Jury duty5 November 1723He served on a jury on 5 November 1723 at Accomack Co, VA. It was a grand jury.38 
Jury duty5 December 1723He served on a jury on 5 December 1723 at Accomack Co, VA.39 
Jury duty8 January 1723/24He served on a jury on 8 January 1723/24 at Accomack Co, VA.40 
Jury duty3 June 1724He served on a jury on 3 June 1724 at Accomack Co, VA.41 
Jury duty10 July 1724He served on a jury on 10 July 1724 at Accomack Co, VA.42 
Jury duty3 November 1724He served on a jury on 3 November 1724 at Accomack Co, VA. It was a grand jury.43 
Anecdote4 November 1724 On 4 Nov 1724 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers petitioned to be paid for attending court 26 days as a witness for Jno: Oakley when he was sued by Ann Willitt. Ordered that Oakey pay Chambers 1040 lbs tobacco plus court costs.44 
Jury duty5 May 1725He served on a jury on 5 May 1725 at Accomack Co, VA.45 
Jury duty4 August 1725He served on a jury on 4 August 1725 at Accomack Co, VA.46 
Jury duty2 November 1725He served on a jury on 2 November 1725 at Accomack Co, VA. It was a grand jury.47 
Guardian - named as*7 December 1725Jonathan was named as a guardian on 7 December 1725 at Accomack Co, VA. William Bigerby (orphan) petitioned that Jonathan Chambers be his guardian. The court approved and accepted Jacob Stockly and Henry Stakes as security in the sum of £15. Jonathan Chambers (as guardian of William Bigerby) petitioned for administration of the will of William Bigerby (deceased). Even though the widow, who was in court, refused, administration was granted to Chambers in right of the orphan. The court accepted Jacob Stockly and Henry Stakes as Chambers' security.48 
Anecdote9 December 1725 On 9 Dec 1725 in Accomack Court Thomas English brought action for 50 shillings against John Buterworth and Jonathan Chambers, who failed to appear even though the sheriff left a copy of the writ at Chambers' house; Butterworth was not a resident of the county. Ordered that attachment be granted against Chambers' estate to pay the debt and court costs. Signed: Hen. Scarburgh.49 
Constable appointed*4 January 1725/26He was appointed Constable on 4 January 1725/26 at Accomack Co, VA. Ordered that Jonathan Chambers be constable in the place of John Wise the son of Matilda Wise (deceased).50 
Anecdote3 February 1725/26 At the December court Thomas English brought action for 50 shillings against John Butterworth and Jonathan Chambers. The plaintiff's attorney appeared as did Chambers, who admitted owing the debt, costs and fees.51 
Jury duty4 March 1725/26He served on a jury on 4 March 1725/26 at Accomack Co, VA.52 
Anecdote5 July 1726 On 5 July 1726 in Accomack Court Henry Stakes petitioned for a year's license to keep an ordinary. The court accepted Jonathan Chambers as his security and granted the license.53 
Fornication paid fin*5 June 1728He paid the fine for fornication on 5 June 1728 at Accomack Co, VA. Johnathan Chambers appeared in open court and agreed to pay the fine of Sarah Lewis for bastardy. He paid it and court costs.54 
Anecdote4 September 1728 On 4 Sep 1728 in Accomack Court the action Margaret Whale brought against Jonathan Chambers was brought to trial. The jury reached a verdict, but Margaret failed to appear when called. Ordered that she be nonsuited and pay damages according to law along with costs and fees.55 
Jury duty2 October 1728He served on a jury on 2 October 1728 at Accomack Co, VA.56 
Jury duty8 January 1728/29He served on a jury on 8 January 1728/29 at Accomack Co, VA.57 
Anecdote2 April 1729 On 2 Apr 1729 in Accomack Court at the complaint of Jonathan Chambers, John Smith signed a warrant to search for goods that Chambers claimed had been feloniously taken from him. The constable reported that he found several things in the possession of Thomas Hope, who appeared to answer the complaint. After hearing the evidence, the court found Hope to be not guilty as charged. The goods were not feloniously taken; there had been only a breach of trust on the part of William Newall, who sold them to Hope. Ordered that the goods be returned to Hope and that Chambers pay court costs.58 
Anecdote3 April 1729 On 3 Apr 1729 in Accomack Court the action of Margaret Whale against Jonathan Chambers was brought to trail. The jury awarded Margaret three shillings Virginia currency, costs and fees.59 
Jury duty6 January 1729/30He served on a jury on 6 January 1729/30 at Accomack Co, VA.60 
Constable removed*7 October 1730He was removed as a Constable on 7 October 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. Ordered that John Parker be constable in place of Jonathan Chambers.61 
Anecdote7 October 1730 On 7 Oct 1730 in Accomack Court David Sparrow brought action for £5:12:00 against Eliza. Fenn (security: Jonathan Chambers), who failed to appear. Unless she appeared at the next court, judgment would be granted against her.62 
Jury duty2 June 1731He served on a jury on 2 June 1731 at Accomack Co, VA.63 
Anecdote3 August 1731 On 3 Aug 1731 in Accomack Court in was recorded that unless Jona. Chambers appeared at the next court, Abraham Manwaring would be granted judgment against him. On 6 Oct 1731 the suit was dismissed, the parties having agreed.64,65 
Survey Hwy appointed*7 June 1732He was appointed a surveyor of the highways on 7 June 1732 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Chambers was appointed surveyor of the highways in the place of John Wise.66 
Jury duty6 September 1732He served on a jury on 6 September 1732 at Accomack Co, VA.67 
Anecdote7 November 1732 On 7 Nov 1732 in Accomack Court the grand jury (foreman: David Sparrow) presented Jonathan Chambers for not clearing the road according to law (informants: John Wise and Nathaniel Holland).68 
Jury duty8 November 1732He served on a jury on 8 November 1732 at Accomack Co, VA.69 
Jury duty6 March 1732/33He served on a jury on 6 March 1732/33 at Accomack Co, VA.70 
Anecdote8 February 1733/34 On 8 Feb 1733/34 in Accomack Court upon the petition of Jacob Litchfeild, it was ordered that John Chambers be summoned to the next court and that he bring his servant woman Catherine Ease with him.71 
Anecdote6 June 1734 On 6 Jun 1734 in Accomack Court it was recoreded that Jonathan Chambers attended two days as evidence against Samuel Spooner (plaintiff) for William Black, who was ordered to make payment according to law.72 
Jury duty4 March 1734/35He served on a jury on 4 March 1734/35 at Accomack Co, VA.73 
Anecdote6 May 1735 On 6 May 1735 in Accomack Court the action of Thomas Bonnevell against Jonathan Chambers (for the recovery of a Negro man named Will) was brought to trial. The jury brought in a special verdict. They found the following: that Bonnevell had an "absolute and good title" to Will dated 1 December 1733, and that sometime before "issuing the original Writt," Bonnevell, amid some disputes about the title to Will, agreed to allow Jonathan Chambers and his wife to make use of him during their lifetimes so long as Chambers arranged to have Will peaceably delivered to Bonnevell upon their decease. The jury also found that Will was sill in the possession of Chambers; that Bonnevell had demanded his return, and that Chambers had refused. The jury requested advice from the justices; if the law favored the plaintiff, he would be awarded possession of Will or his value (£25 sterling) plus one penny for detaining him. If the law favored the defendant, they would find for him. The matter of law was referred to the next court to be argued.74 
Anecdote5 August 1735 On 5 Aug 1735 in Accomack Court William Biggerby and Jonathan Chambers posted a bond of £20 each to ensure that Biggerby would appear at the next court to answer for "begetting a Bastard Child on the Body of Tabitha Maiden."75 
Bound To*2 June 1736He had a child bound to him on 2 June 1736 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan West Watson (orphan near the age of 11 years) was bound to Jonathan Chambers to learn the trade of a tanner. Signed: Willm Andrews.76 
Anecdote2 February 1736/37 On 2 Feb 1736/37 in Accomack Court James Poolman, Jonathan Chambers and William Tilney posted a bond of £20 to guarantee that James Poolman would appear at the grand jury court on the first Tuesday in May.77 
Jury duty1 November 1737He served on a jury on 1 November 1737 at Accomack Co, VA.78 
Anecdote6 December 1737 On 6 Dec 1737 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers was granted a license to keep an ordinary at his house for one year.79 
Est Settm't F-in-law*3 January 1737/38He was named in the settlement of his father-in-law's estate on 3 January 1737/38 at Accomack Co, VA. The will of Richard Jones (decd.) was proved by the oaths of Griffith Savage, David James and Tabitha Onions. Jonathan Chambers and wife Mary along with William Nock and wife Elizabeth (the women being sisters and co-heiresses) were summoned to contest the will, but they failed to appear. David Sparrow (an executor) was granted a certificate for obtaining probate. Thomas Onions, John Onions, Southey Rew and John Bagwell (or three of them) were to appraise the estate and report to the next court.80 
Security on Admin3 May 1738He was security on the administration of an estate on 3 May 1738 at Accomack Co, VA. Joseph Feddeman (security: Jonathan Chambers and John Blake) was granted administration of the estate of his brother Shadrack Feddeman (decd.) Ordered that James Wishart, Sebastian Delastatius, Robert Pitt and William Broadwater (or three of them) appraise the estate.81,82 
Jury duty8 June 1738He served on a jury on 8 June 1738 at Accomack Co, VA.83 
Anecdote6 February 1738/39 On 6 Feb 1738/39 in Accomack Court Charles West and Jonathan Chambers, who both posted bonds, were licensed to keep ordinary at their houses for one year.84 
Anecdote26 May 1741 On 26 May 1741 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers was licensed to keep ordinary at his house for a year.85 
Anecdote28 May 1741 On 28 May 1741 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers, who petitioned to build a house in the courthouse bounds, was given permission like that of Bridget Guthrey.86 
Anecdote29 July 1741 On 29 July 1741 in Accomack Court it was ordered that Jonathan Chambers have a lease on land in the courthouse yard along with the house built on it for the term of ten years (at 50 lbs tobacco/year) provided he keep an ordinary during that time.87 
Anecdote28 July 1742 On 28 July 1742 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers was licensed to keep ordinary at his house for a year.88 
Anecdote30 September 1742 Jonathan Chambers, an innkeeper near the courthouse, gave the following testimony: On 30 September 1742, Chambers had in his jacket pocket a purse containing 35 shillings 6 pence. That night he weighed the money he had taken in during the day in his ordinary, and when he went to put it in his purse, he found his purse missing. Upon hearing of his loss, the "Company" still in the tavern informed Chambers that William Reid had been there that day. When Chambers then stepped out of his tavern, he saw Reid standing at the prison window. Chambers "called him into his House & told him that he had lost his Purse & intended to have a Search & upon that (Reid) told him he had his Purse & upon weighing the Money he found it wanted nine shills. & five Pence." Chambers also noted that he had tied the purse when he put it in his pocket, but when Reid produced it, the purse was untied. Less educated than the slave who forged a pass, Jonathan Chambers signed his deposition with a mark. Given Chambers' testimony, one would think that Reid's next stop would be the whipping post, but the court clearly knew something that they did not tell us. Upon examining the witnesses about the character of the accused, it was the court's opinion that Reid was not guilty, and he was discharged. Apparently the court believed that Chambers had exaggerated the amount in his purse, that it had fallen out of his pocket, that Reid had found it and that the purse-tied up or not-was now back where it belonged.89 
Land mortgaged*1744He was named in deed of mortgage in 1744 at tract A72, Tasley, Accomack Co, VA. It was in this year that Daniel Cutler mortgaged this tract to Jonathan Chambers, who assigned the document to George Cutler, who may have been a brother of Daniel.90,91 
Anecdote1 February 1743/44 On 1 Feb 1743/44 in Accomack Court Jonathan Chambers was licensed to keep ordinary at his house for a year.92 
Jury duty29 August 1744He served on a jury on 29 August 1744 at Accomack Co, VA.93 
Land bought*25 September 1744He bought land on 25 September 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. Daniel Cutler's deed to Jonathan Chambers was proved by the oaths of Alexander Carson and Geo. Holden. On the motion of Geo. Cutler, a commission was issued to John Wise and Isaac Smith to take the testimony of Eliza. Holden (wife of Geo. Holden), who also witnessed Daniel Cutler's agreement with Chambers.94 
Anecdote29 May 1745 On 29 May 1745 in Accomack Court the sheriff reported that he had arrested Jonathan Chambers, John Chambers and John Willet, at the suit of Robt Allan.95 
Anecdote5 December 1746 On 5 Dec 1746 in Accomack Court James Poolman, Josiah Lewis and Jona Chambers were paid for watching the prison 22 days at 15 lbs tobacco per day.96 
Anecdote24 February 1746/47 In September 1745, William Fitzgerrald and his new wife Amberlain were sleeping together, but not in the bed they had been promised. Before the marriage, William's father, John Fitzgerrald, was trying to ensure a comfortable future for William and Amberlain, but he did not want to do it alone. He therefore took his son's fiance with him to see Jonathan Chambers, a relative of hers-she was "the Child of his Wife's sister's Bastard." John told Chambers that he would give his son a piece of land if he married Amberlain, and he expected that Chambers would give them something, too, since she was a relative. Chambers, who had been drinking, replied that he had always intended to give Amberlain a feather bed and furniture if she married a man he approved of, and he did approve of William; as soon as they were married, he would deliver the items. After the marriage, however, the young couple never received the bed. The jury trying the case found that the promised gift would have been worth £5:00:00, but they were not sure that the promise made by Chambers was binding. The justices, who were to make the final ruling, did not do so till November 1747; they then ordered Chambers to pay William and Amberlain the value of the wedding gift he never gave.97 
Land leased27 May 1747He leased land on 27 May 1747 at Mary Branch, Accomack Co, VA. Grantor: Jonathan Chambers, lessed of Col. John West and Grantee: Isaac Rodgers. Whereas the said Col. John West did by his deed dated 20 Sep 1689 demised and let to farm to the children of a Francis Chambers, being John, Jonathan, Annabella and Filloclear and to the heirs of their bodies for the space of 99 years all that parcel of land and plantation called Mary Branch described in the above recited deed and which deed or lease being recorded in the county records, now this indenture further witnesseth that the said Jonathan for and in consideration of the sum of 21 pounds 10 shillings current money conveys and makes over to Rodgers and for and in consideration of the rents and covenants and agreements herein after reserved to the said Rodgers 200 acres of land and plantation lying in the said county at the head of Mary Branch and the said plantation being now in the occupation of Robert Chambers and the said 200 acres of land to include all the land called "Rich Grounds" bounded by Merry Branch, Cuttler's line, and the lines of William Pritchett and Alexander Harrison and laid by the said Isaac in what manner he thinks fit until he makes the full complement of 200 acres and no more and the above to begin on 20 Sep now last past for and during the space of 42 years thence next ensuring he paying annually to the said Jonathan the yearly amount of 1 ear of Indian corn at the house of the said Isaac. (NOTE: The 42 years was the years remaining on the 99 year lease.)98 
Land leased24 November 1747He leased land on 24 November 1747 at Folly, Accomack Co, VA. Grantor: Jonathan Chambers, lessee of John West, gentleman, late of the county and Grantee: Thomas Connely of Northampton County. Whereas the said John West was in this lifetime seized and possessed of a certain tract or plantation and tract of land lying and being at a place called Merry Branch by his deed dated 20 Sep 1689 demised and to farm let to the children of a Frances Chambers being John, Jonathan, Annabella and Filloclear and to the lawful heirs of their bodies for 99 years the said tract of land particularly described in the deed on the records, now this indenture further witnesseth that in and consideration of the sum of 12 pounds current money, Chambers and in consideration of the rents, convents, etc. demises, grants and lets to farm to the said Connely 100 acres being part of the said tract of land beginning at the ditch made by the said John West where it empties into the head of Checcomessex Creek near a place calle Peter's Bridge and so up the branch that parts this land from the land of John Snead to a corner gum between this land and the land of the said Snead and the land called "Folly' now in the possession of John Smith and from thence . . . to a hickory tree standing on the said ditch and thence . . . to the beginning and to have the said land for the term of 42 years he paying the anual rent to the said Jonathan at the dewelling house of the said Jonathan the yearly rent of an ear of Indian corn and also to pay all quitrents. (NOTE: The 42 years was the years remaining on the 99 year lease.)99 
Anecdote25 November 1747 On 25 Nov 1747 in Accomack Court in the sue of William Fitzgerrald and his wife Amberlain vs. Jonathan Chambers, a jury reached a special verdict; the court now ruled that the law was for the plaintiffs, who were to recover £5:00:00 from Chambers plus costs.100 
Land released*31 May 1748He released his rights in land on 31 May 1748 at Merry Branch, Accomack Co, VA. Grantor: Jonathan Chambers, lessee of John West, dec'd and Grantee: Noah Belote, planter of Northampton County. Whereas the said John West was in this lifetime seized and possessed of a certain tract or plantation and tract of land lying and being at a place called Merry Branch by his deed dated 20 Sep 1689 demised and to farm let to the children of a Frances Chambers being John, Jonathan, Annabella and Filloclear and to the lawful heirs of their bodies for 99 years the said tract of land particularly described in the deed on the records, now this indenture further witnesseth that in and consideration of the sum of 10 pounds current money, Chambers leases, lets to farm 122 acres of the said tract of land beginning at a marked pine by the road side and thence . . . to have for the full the term of 42 years from 10 Sept now last past. (NOTE: The 42 years was the years remaining on the 99 year lease.)101 
Land leased31 May 1748He leased land on 31 May 1748 at Merry Branch, Accomack Co, VA. Grantor: Jonathan Chambers, lessee of John West, dec'd and Grantee: Henry Bleamer, waterman. Whereas the said John West was in this lifetime seized and possessed of a certain tract or plantation and tract of land lying and being at a place called Merry Branch by his deed dated 20 Sep 1689 demised and to farm let to the children of a Frances Chambers being John, Jonathan, Annabella and Filloclear and to the lawful heirs of their bodies for 99 years the said tract of land particularly described in the deed on the records, now this indenture further witnesseth that in and consideration of the sum of -- current money, Chambers leases and lets to farm to the said Bleamer for the full term of 42 years a part of the tract of land beginning and blinding on the mill dam to a white oak on the side of the dam and thence . . . to a line between John Smith and the said Jonathan and then . . . to the 1st bounder and to have for the annual rent of 1 ear of corn and to pay all quit rents. (NOTE: The 42 years was the years remaining on the 99 year lease.)102 
Land leased1 June 1748He leased land on 1 June 1748 at Merry Branch, Accomack Co, VA. Grantor: Jonathan Chambers and Grantee: Charles West Sr. For and in consideration of the sum of 8 pounds current money, and also in and for the consideration of the rent and covenants, Chambers leases and lets to farm al that tract or parcel of land lying and is bounded adjoining the lands of Isaac Rogers, Alexander Harrison and Merry Branch containing 100 acres and to have from 10 April last for the full term of 42 years along with the payment of the annual rent of 1 ear of corn and the payment of quit rents due. (NOTE: The 42 years was the years remaining on the 99 year lease.)103 
Deed named in*November 1748He was named in a deed in in November 1748 at Merry Branch, Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that a deed from William Pritchard, planter to Charles West, merchant described the land being sold as on the main raod leading from Onancock to Deep Creek Mill by the land leased by Col. John West dec'd to the children of a Frances Chambers dec'd and in the possession of Jonathan Chambers, one of the said children of Frances dec'd called "Folly."104 
Land leased28 November 1749He leased land on 28 November 1749 at Merry Branch, Accomack Co, VA. Grantor: Jonathan Chambers, lessee of John West, gentleman, dec'd and Grantee: George Holden, gentleman. For 8 pounds current money Chambers leases to Holden a part of a tract of land whereon Jonathan now lives and which was by the said John West by deed in his lifetime dated 20 Sep 1689 demised to the children of a Francis Chambers being: John, Jonathan, Annabella and Filsclen and the heirs of them for the term of 99 years at a place called Merry Branch, being at the corner tree between John Smith, Charles West and the leased land and from the corner tree between John Smith, Charles West and the leased land and from the corner tree straight line toward the plantation where John Chambers lives and from there . . . to strike the path called the Mill Path and thence . . . to the line of the land of Joshua Pritchet and along the line of Pritchet and West to the 1st corner tree to include 70 acres and to have for the full term of 39 years from 20 Sept last. (NOTE: The 39 years was the years remaining on the 99 year lease.)105 
Land leasedcirca 1750He leased land circa 1750 at Merry Branch, Accomack Co, VA. The deed in Keddie's book was not dated. Jonathan Chambers, lessee of John West, dec'd leased another part of the leased lands to George Holden for 39 years with the same general statements regarding how Jonathan came by the lands.106 
Anecdote29 August 1750 On 29 Aug 1750 in Accomack Court John Wise Jr (attorney: William Arbuckle) sued Jonathan Chambers, who admitted owing £0:19:10 and 139 lbs tobacco plus costs. William Beavans testified two days for Wise. (Execution issued: 13 April 1751.)107 
Land leased*1751He leased land in 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. It was in this year that Jonathan Chambers leased land to John Chambers.108 
Land leased25 May 1751He leased land on 25 May 1751 at Merry Branch, Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Chambers, lessee of Capt. Thomas Wise(sic), dec'd leased another part of the leased lands to John Chambers, planter with the same general statements regarding how Jonathan came by the lands. (NOTE: No relationsip between the two was shown.)109 
Deed named in1 April 1752He was named in a deed in on 1 April 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. Smith Snead sold to George Holden for 70 shillings all that tract of land leased by John West dec'd to the children of Frances Chambers and now in the possession of the said George Holden, Noah Belote, Peter Turnlington, Jonathan Chambers, Charles West, William Foster and Isaac Rogers. (NOTE: His mother was Catherine (14) West and he was to inherit this land after the 99 year lease expired.)110 
Deed named in24 July 1752He was named in a deed in on 24 July 1752 at Merry Branch, Accomack Co, VA. John Chambers, planter, leased the 80 acre part of the leased lands at Merry Branch that he had leased from Jonathan Chambers in 1751 to George Holden, gentleman with the same general statements regarding how Jonathan came by the lands. It was bounded by (among others) Jonathan Chambers. (NOTE: No relationsip between the two was shown.)111 
Death*after 24 July 1752He died after 24 July 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. This seems to be the last time the elderly Jonathan Cambers (age about 76) was mentioned in Accomack Co records as still living. There were later mentions of a Jonathan Chambers, but it is assumed they were to a younger Jonathan, who was probably a grandson. Since there were never any reference to a Jonathan Sr. & Jr. in Accomack Co records, it must be assumed that the elderly Jonathan died before the younger Jonathan was mentioned in the court records, otherwise they would have used Sr. & Jr. to distinguish between them.111 
Land leased named in*28 September 1763He was named in a land lease on 28 September 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. “Timothy Triptoe,” lessee of John West sued Noah Belotte for 100 acres near Deep Creek. Yesterday’s jury found: –That John West (decd) owned the land in question and in his will bequeathed to his sons John (eldest) and Benony the land 500 yards above the mill dam on Deep Creek over to his middle line, including marshes. If John and Benony were to die, Benony’s part would go to his brother Alexander’s eldest son and John’s part to his brother Jonathan. –That the lessor of the plaintiff was heir in reversion of John and Benoni. Mentioned on a plat map (dated 27 August 1763) are the following names: John Smith, John West, Matilda West, St George Parish. That John West leased the land (called Mary (also Merry) Branch, between Deep Creek and Chiconessex) to John, Jonathan, Annabella and Fileclear (also spelled Filloclear) Chambers (children of Francis Chambers, their mother, who was to live there as well) for 99 years at the rate of four ears of corn per year. Mentioned in the agreement were Peter Pritchett’s bridge, the new ditch and The Folly. In the lease was a penalty of 40,000 lbs tobacco against any heir or executor daring to interfere with the lease. Signed, 20 September 1689, by John West; witnesses: Joseph Robinson, Aert (?) Donis, John Drumond. The lease was delivered to court on 3 February 1702, by Robert Norton, who was sued by Jonathan Chambers and Thomas Bonnewell with wife Annabella. At that time the Chambers children were legally possessed of the land; John, Annabella and Filloclear Chambers died in possession of it, and the land descended to Jonathan Chambers, the survivor. –That Jonathan (for the remaining term of 42 years) conveyed 122 acres of the land to Noah Belotte of Northampton on 31 May 1748, in exchange for £10 and 40 shillings in country produce per 100 acres, plus the yearly rent of one ear of corn. (End p. 617) Signed, Jonathan (his mark) Chambers; witnesses: Robt Barry, John (0) Chambers, John Joyne. Jonathan acknowledged the lease in court, clerk Geo Holden. – That on 3 February 1702, Robert Norton, who had married Francis Chambers (whose sons and daughters were John, Jonathan, Annabella and Filloclear), was to deliver to court the deed of gift made by Col John West to the children. John Drumond and Arthur Donis (two witnesses to the deed) and Tully Robinson (West’s attorney) objected against swearing “in respect of the said West’s being so sick And Weak,” but the court insisted, so Drumond (a Quaker) and Donis testified that West asked them to sign the lease, but that they did not see him sign it himself. The deed was put upon record. – That Noah Belotte was possessed of the land. – That the plaintiff’s lessor had never been in possession of the land. - That the defendant and those claiming under him had possessed the land since 1689. –That John West had possessed the land. – That part of the land was recovered by the heir of Matilda West, to whom the same was granted before West’s patent. The jury requested the court’s advice. If the law favored the plaintiff, they would award him damages of one shilling. The court would pass judgment on 25 October. Belotte’s witness, John Bandfeild attended five days.112 
Will - Mentioned in*22 February 1765Jonathan was mentioned in a will on 22 February 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that in his will John Belotte gave his brother Noah my right & title to a tract of land near Deep Creek purchased by my father Noah Belotte of a certain Jonathan Chambers.113 

Family

Mary Jones b. c 1680
Marriage*circa 1698He married Mary Jones, daughter of Richard Jones Jr. and (-----) (-----), circa 1698.7 
Children 1.John Chambers b. c 1698
 2.Joseph Chambers b. c 1700
 3.William Chambers b. c 1705
 4.Richard Chambers b. c 1710
 5.George Chambers b. c 1712
 6.Robert Chambers II+ b. c 1715
 7.Edmund Chambers I+ b. c 1718, d. b 29 Mar 1775
 8.Arrabella Chambers b. c 1720

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  89. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. xix (introduction).
  90. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 936 (tract A72).
  91. [S2301] Virginia Accomack County, Grantee Index to Deeds, 1663-1799, Book 1746-1757, p. 429.
  92. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 357 (1 Feb 1743/44 Court).
  93. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 390 (29 Aug 1744 Court).
  94. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 392 (25 Sep 1744 Court).
  95. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 34 (29 May 1745 Court).
  96. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 119 (5 Dec 1746 Court).
  97. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. xi (introduction), p. 55 (24 Sep 1745 Court) & p. 128 (24 Feb 1746/47 Court).
  98. [S1011] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1744-1746 & 1746-1749, p. 38 (Jonathan Chambers to Isaac Rodgers).
  99. [S1011] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1744-1746 & 1746-1749, p. 46 (Jonathan Chambers to Thomas Connely).
  100. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 168 (25 Nov 1747 Court).
  101. [S1011] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1744-1746 & 1746-1749, p. 52 (Jonathan Chambers to Noah Belote).
  102. [S1011] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1744-1746 & 1746-1749, p. 52 (Jonathan Chambers to Henry Bleamer).
  103. [S1011] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1744-1746 & 1746-1749, p. 53 (Jonathan Chambers to Charles West Sr.).
  104. [S1011] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1744-1746 & 1746-1749, p. 58 (William Pritchard to Charles West).
  105. [S1025] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1750-1754, p. 4 (Jonathan Chambes to George Holden).
  106. [S1025] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1750-1754, p. 6 (Jonathan Chambers to George Holden).
  107. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 312 (29 Aug 1750 Court).
  108. [S2301] Virginia Accomack County, Grantee Index to Deeds, 1663-1799, Book 1746-1757, p. 328.
  109. [S1025] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1750-1754, p. 19 (Jonathan Chambers to John Chambers).
  110. [S1025] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1750-1754, p. 29 (Smith Snead to George Holden).
  111. [S1025] Leslie & Neil Keddie, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, 1750-1754, p. 34 (Johon Chambers to George Holden).
  112. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 491 (28 Sep 1763 Court).
  113. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 226 (will of John Belotte).

Filocleare 'Philocleare' Chambers1,2

F, b. December 1680, d. before 1 January 1711/12
FatherLt. Col. John (2) West (Burgess)3,2,4 b. 7 Apr 1638, d. 27 May 1703
MotherFrances Chambers b. c 1653
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jan 2015
Birth*December 1680Filocleare was born in December 1680 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*16 July 1682She received by deed of gift on 16 July 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom those persons may concern that I John West of the County of Accomack in Virginia do for diverse laws and consideration ensuing me thereunto and more expressly for the love and affection I bear unto Filorclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan the sons & daughters to Mrs Frances Chambers I say for the consideration aforesaid I do give freely unto John, Johnathan, Filoclare and Arobella aforesaid three Negroes to say Lowsea and her two children named ------------ which Negroes I give unto the said John, Johnnathan, Filoclare & Arobellow with their increase(?) male and female forever to them & their Ayres: I also give unto John, Johnathan, Filorclare and Arobellow aforesaid nine cows and one Bull the markes & colors followth with their increase(?) male & female to them and their Ayres forever which Cattle was sent in November(?) to John Maruillb(?) land for them(?) only your and profit to say her heifers on blake & on black pidd(?) booth two years old two others on blak pide and on Reade pido both two years old two heifers on brown ye other black with a white polley two years of old other two heifers now all foure and black on Read and one cow Read ---- on ye left ear and over values on right all ye not marked with my proper mark and branded with the O together with one branded bull in all …. hood with them & …. I now … male & female for ever I also give confirm John, Johnathan, Filocleare and Arobellow aforesaid ton yeows & one Ram to go -obuered on ddmand to run in a joint stock with their ---- male & female to them & their heirs forever. I also give unto Filoclare, Arobellow, John & Johnathan two feather beads & --- furniture with two iron pots & one brass kettle & one small table each of them two pewter dishes & one dozen of pewter plates amongst them with pewter I will make good in six months after this date I also give unto Mrs Frances Chambers and her four children aforesaid to run in a joint stock amongst them to say one small mare colored white called Molley with her to young mares ra ---------------------- and one black mare now running on ye south side of Onancock Creek the hand my a white cafe or white fare branded HS with all the increase (?) male & female that have proceeded from her sire the used ye peare ---- or shall hereafter male or female where so ever to be found and also give them one male colored not known --- now running at or near Mrs Marshalls on ye Sea Side all with said mares, horses & colts with their increase male & female I give to them & their heirs forever to run in a joint stock & shall be divided as each child shall come to ye age of fifteen years and I do nominate and appoint my friend John Drummond at all times & times in my absence to take fair and April all ---- one of them --- that they may not have and --- or determined in their stock and --- after to wit I subscribe my hand and seal I attest ye 16th of July 1682. Signed: John West On February ye 20th 1682 Acknowledged in open court by the said John West as his Roall act and deed according to these purport and true meaning thereof Test: Jno Washbourne Clerk Recorded February ye 24th 1682 Jno Washbourne Clerk, County of Accomack.2 
Land leased*20 September 1689She leased land on 20 September 1689 at tract A78, Merry Branch Plantation, Accomack Co, VA. Know all persons to whom these presents my concern that I the subscriber do hereby set to lease and farm let my plantation called Marry Branch and laying on the northwest side thereof and bounded by a line of marked trees running into the said branch, running through the middle of my Neck between Deep Creek and Chesconnessex: and from thence including all the land between that and the mill dam & branch running to the dam to a line of marked trees drawn from the said dam to my outermost line running to the head of Chesconnessex together with all the land therein contained between the said line & my ditch and the branch of Chesconnessex to Peter Prichetts bridge including 50 acres of land on the south side of the head of Chesconnessex out of the land belonging to the folly all which land aforesaid I do farm and lease to the children of Frances Chambers to say John, Johnathan, Arobelleo & Filocleare and to the lawful Ayres of the bodies for the full space & term of 99 years to commence from the day of the date thereof they yielding & paying yearly four ears of Indian corn to be paid carried and left at my now mill at Deep Creek or near the place where it now stands to pay to any there or leave the same shall be sufficient acknowledgment and paying the Kings Rents or ought due for the same and to make yours enjoy and occupy all houses, orchards, fences, fields, woods or ought else standing or erected thereon without trouble, molestation or let from any person or persons whatever that may proceed from, by or under my heirs, Executors or Administers: and farther I the mother Mrs. Frances Chambers is full power & authority to live, dwell and make use of the above said land during her natural life for her better support to say so much as she may have occasion for not abridging her children or any of them as they shall attain to age to make use of their proportionable parts thereof and for the better security & quiet and peaceful possession thereof I bind my heirs, Executors or Administers in the full sum of 40,000 pounds of tobacco & cask to be paid unto all or any of the above named persons by any of my heirs, Executors or Administers that shall dare or presume to molest or trouble the quiet and peaceable possession of the above named Frances Chambers and her children John, Johnanthan, Arobelo & Fileocleare or either of them during the time and space aforesaid. In witness of the premises & confirmation thereof I here unto set my hand & seal the 20th of September 1689. Signed, Sealed & Acknowledged by John West as ye act & deed of the subscriber before us Jos. Robinson, Aert Donis & John Drumond. The within lease delivered unto Court February 3rd 1702 by Mr. Robt. Norton according to an order of Court upon a Bill in Chancery Exhibited against him the said Norton by Jonathan Chambers, Thomas Bonewell & Arrobella his wife and at the request of the plaintiffs ordered to be recorded. Teste: Jno. Washburne, Clerk of Court. Recorded February 13th 1702 by me Jno. Washburne Clerk of Court, Accomack. (NOTE: The first mention of Frances Chambers was omitted from the typed version.)4 
Marriage*circa 1696She married William Nock II, son of William Nock I and Patience Waddelowe, circa 1696.5 
Married Namecirca 1696 As of circa 1696,her married name was Nock. 
Anecdote3 June 1707 On 3 June 1707 in Accomack Court the suit of William Nock Jr. and his wife Phiocrear aganist Robert Norton and his wife Frances was referred to the next court. Then on 5 Aug 1707 William Nock Jr. and his wife Philoclare (attorney: Capt. Washbourne) sued Robert Norton and his wife Frances. Now, when the Nortons did not appear, an attachment was granted against them. The sheriff was to take the Nortons into custody and detain them till they posed a bond to appear at the next court.6 
Death*before 1 January 1711/12Filocleare 'Philocleare' Chambers died before 1 January 1711/12 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Robert Norton, who had married Frances Chambers, mother of John & Philocleare, was named to settle the estates of Philocleare, being dead, and John being gone in some remote parts 15 years since & not being heard of.7 

Family

William Nock II b. c 1672, d. b 2 May 1738
Marriage*circa 1696She married William Nock II, son of William Nock I and Patience Waddelowe, circa 1696.5 
Children 1.William Nock III8 b. c 1696
 2.Nehemiah Nock5 b. c 1698
 3.Solomon Nock5 b. c 1700
 4.George Nock5 b. c 1705, d. b 1 Feb 1743/44
 5.Waddalo Nock+5 b. c 1710

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 956 (Col. John West's 99 year lease Mrs. Frances Chambers).
  2. [S93] Accomack County, VA, Wills & Deeds, 1676-1690 (vi), p. 327 (deed of gift from John West to children of Frances Chambers).
  3. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 133 (18 Jan 1680/81 Court, Col. John West paid the fine for Frances Chambers who was presented for fornication).
  4. [S2272] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 2 (typed), p. 14 of typed version & p. 300a of original version (99 year land lease from John West to the children of Frances Chambers).
  5. [S889] Mary Frances Carey, Nocks of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  6. [S826] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1703-1710, Volume 10, p. 135 (3 June 1707 Court) & p. 138 (5 Aug 1707 Court).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 53 (settlement of John & Philocleare Chambers).
  8. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 116 (will of William Nock, wife Elizabeth).

Robert Norton

M, b. circa 1640
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1640Robert was born circa 1640. 
Marriage*circa 1695He married Frances Chambers circa 1695.1 
Administrator*1 January 1712Robert was named as administrator of an estate on 1 January 1712 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Robert Norton, who had married Frances Chambers, mother of John & Philocleare, was named to settle the estates of Philocleare, being dead, and John being gone in some remote parts 15 years since & not being heard of..1 

Family

Frances Chambers b. c 1653

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 53 (settlement of John & Philocleare Chambers).

George Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1698, d. before 6 June 1721
FatherThomas Bonnewell b. c 1663, d. Mar 1718
MotherArobella 'Annabella' Chambers b. Apr 1678
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited25 Dec 2008
Biography*George died unmarried in 1721, naming an only brother Thomas and sisters, Arabella and Mary in his will (Wills, Deeds & C 1715-1729, p. 346). Brother Thomas Bonwell died testate in 1758, leaving a widow Ann and George Matthews and George Shockley as heirs-at-law (Wills & C 1757-1761, p. 63). 
Birth*circa 1698George was born circa 1698 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Administrator*2 April 1718George was named as administrator of an estate on 2 April 1718 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Boniwell's estate was administered to his son George Boniwell. William Taylor & Sebastian Cropper were the securities..2 
Will*12 February 1720He made a will on 12 February 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. Brother Thomas Bonwell. Grandmother Mrs. Frances Norton. Sister Mary. Sister Arabella Bonwell. To friend Solomon Ewell. To friend Mason Abbott. To John Tankard. Solomon Ewell Extr. "I request of the said Solomon his Christian care of my Brethren." Witt: Samuel Turner and John Wilkins..1 
Death*before 6 June 1721George died before 6 June 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 68 (will of George Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (adm. of Thomas Boniwell).

Mary Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1703
FatherThomas Bonnewell b. c 1663, d. Mar 1718
MotherArobella 'Annabella' Chambers b. Apr 1678
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited25 Dec 2008
Birth*circa 1703Mary was born circa 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Brother's*12 February 1720Mary was named in her brother's will on 12 February 1720 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Mary in the will of George Bonwell..1 
Marriage*circa 1735She married Elias Stockley, son of Joseph Stockley and Mary Massey, circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA. In 1758 at probate of the will of Thomas Bonnewell, wife Ann, George Matthews and George Stockley were named as heirs at law. Evidently they were the sons of his sisters Mary and Arabelle..2 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Stockley. 

Family

Elias Stockley b. c 1700, d. b 29 Nov 1757
Child 1.George Stockley b. c 1740

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 68 (will of George Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 192 (will of Thomas Bonnewell, wife Ann).

Arabella Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1706
FatherThomas Bonnewell b. c 1663, d. Mar 1718
MotherArobella 'Annabella' Chambers b. Apr 1678
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited14 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1706Arabella was born circa 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Brother's*12 February 1720Arabella was named in her brother's will on 12 February 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Arabella Bonwell in the will of George Bonwell..1 
Marriage*circa 1723She married Joseph Matthews, son of William Matthews and Rebecca (-----), circa 1723 at Accomack Co, VA. In 1758 at probate of the will of Thomas Bonnewell, wife Ann, George Matthews and George Stockley were named as heirs at law. Evidently they were the sons of his sisters Mary and Arabelle..2 
Married Namecirca 1723 As of circa 1723,her married name was Matthews. 

Family

Joseph Matthews b. c 1700, d. b 28 Mar 1764
Children 1.George Matthews+ b. c 1723, d. b 25 Aug 1772
 2.Joseph Matthews Sr. 'Quadrant'+ b. c 1724, d. b 26 Feb 1788
 3.Elizabeth Matthews+ b. c 1730, d. b 1792
 4.(d/o Joseph) Matthews+ b. c 1736, d. b 3 Nov 1762
 5.Southy Matthews+ b. c 1738, d. b 30 Jul 1776

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 68 (will of George Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 192 (will of Thomas Bonnewell, wife Ann).

John Dorman I

M, b. circa 1615, d. before 21 February 1655
Last Edited12 Nov 2018
Birth*circa 1615John was born circa 1615. 
Marriage*circa 1640He married Sarah Hickman circa 1640.1 
Transport by another*before 19 April 1648John Dorman I was transported before 19 April 1648 to Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Broughton claimed land for transporting John Dorman and others into Virginia..2 
Death*before 21 February 1655John died before 21 February 1655 at Northamton Co, VA. It was on this date that Sara Derman, widow of the dec'd was named to settle the estate of John Derman. (Notes: The widow Sara gave by deed of gift to her eldest son John Derman, to daughters Mary and Sara Derman, and to her youngest son Mathew Derman. John Derman's deed of gift to his four children John, Mary, Sara and Mathew Derman. His deed of gift to his youngest daugher Ellyen. In 1662 Christopher Nutter, having carried off Mary Dorman intending to marry her, is ordered to put up bond for his good behavior.)1 
Land patented*2 October 1655He patented land on 2 October 1655 at tract A61, southwest of Onancock, Accomack Co, VA. He received 850 acres for transporting 17 persons into the colony, including Sarah Dorman. Whitelaw shows this was in tract A61, southwest of Onancock, and that no further record was noted.2,3 

Family

Sarah Hickman b. c 1620, d. b 2 Nov 1659
Children 1.Sarah Dorman+ b. c 1644
 2.Mary Dorman+ b. c 1646
 3.John Dorman II b. bt 1646 - 1651
 4.Matthew Dorman I+ b. c 1648, d. 16 Sep 1692
 5.Ellyen 'Hickman' Dorman b. c 1650

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (adm. of John Derman).
  2. [S2199] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 8, p. 110 (John Dorman Family).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 827 (tract A61).

John Dorman II1

M, b. between 1646 and 1651
FatherJohn Dorman I b. c 1615, d. b 21 Feb 1655
MotherSarah Hickman b. c 1620, d. b 2 Nov 1659
Last Edited12 Nov 2018
Birth*between 1646 and 1651John was born between 1646 and 1651 at Northampton Co, VA.2 
Marriage*31 December 1672He married Sarah Percell, daughter of (father of Eliza & Sarah) Percell, on 31 December 1672 at Somerset Co, MD.2 

Family

Sarah Percell b. c 1654

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (adm. of John Derman) & p. 59 (will of Sarah Bonwell).
  2. [S2880] Rob Hall, Percell Family of Somerset County, Maryland, citing Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society.

Mary Dorman1

F, b. circa 1646
FatherJohn Dorman I b. c 1615, d. b 21 Feb 1655
MotherSarah Hickman b. c 1620, d. b 2 Nov 1659
Last Edited23 Feb 2019
Birth*circa 1646Mary was born circa 1646 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Immigrated*1665She immigrated in 1665 to Somerset Co, MD..2 
Marriage1666She married Christopher Nutter I, son of Christopher Nutter and Ann Whitham, in 1666 at Northamton Co, VA. In 1662 Christopher Nutter, having carried off Mary Dorman intending to marry her, is ordered to put up bond for his good behavior.3,4 
Married Name1666 As of 1666,her married name was Nutter. 

Family

Christopher Nutter I b. c 1637, d. b 22 Mar 1702/3
Children 1.John Nutter5,4 b. 10 May 1667, d. b 15 Feb 1670
 2.Sarah Nutter5 b. 10 Jul 1669, d. b 18 Feb 1674
 3.John Nutter I+6 b. 15 Feb 1670/71, d. b 15 Jan 1702/3
 4.Mary Nutter5 b. 17 Feb 1672, d. b 1702
 5.Sarah Nutter+6 b. 18 Feb 1674
 6.Christopher Nutter5 b. 7 Jan 1675, d. b 4 Dec 1683
 7.Matthew (of Chris I) Nutter+3 b. c 1678, d. b 5 Aug 1720
 8.Capt. Charles (of Chris I) Nutter I+6 b. 18 May 1680, d. b 16 Apr 1735
 9.Thomas Nutter5 b. 27 Dec 1681, d. b 1702
 10.Christopher Nutter II+6 b. 4 Dec 1683, d. b 23 Aug 1729
 11.William (of Chris I) Nutter+6 b. c 1687, d. b 20 Nov 1735

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (adm. of John Derman) & p. 59 (will of Sarah Bonwell).
  2. [S2220] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 7, p. 168 (Nutter Family).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (adm of John Derman, admtrx Sara Derman, widow of the dec'd).
  4. [S224] Clayton Torrence, Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 453 (Christopher Nutter info).
  5. [S2220] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 7, p. 169 (Nutter Family).
  6. [S2124] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Somerest County, MD, Wills 1667-1748 (Liber EB 9), p. 8 (will of Christopher Nutter).

Sarah Dorman1

F, b. circa 1644
FatherJohn Dorman I b. c 1615, d. b 21 Feb 1655
MotherSarah Hickman b. c 1620, d. b 2 Nov 1659
Last Edited14 Mar 2017
Birth*circa 1644Sarah was born circa 1644 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Marriagecirca 1665She married Thomas Purnell, son of Thomas Purnell and Margaret Partridge, circa 1665 at Northampton Co, VA.2,3,4 
Married Namecirca 1665 As of circa 1665,her married name was Purnell. 

Family

Thomas Purnell b. 13 Feb 1611/12, d. b 31 May 1694
Children 1.Maj. John Purnell+5 b. c 1665, d. b 17 Apr 1741
 2.Capt. Thomas Purnell+3 b. c 1670, d. b 2 Apr 1723
 3.Elizabeth Purnell+6 b. c 1675, d. 1738
 4.Sarah Purnell6 b. c 1680

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (adm. of John Derman) & p. 59 (will of Sarah Bonwell).
  2. [S2468] Melanie Ayres Merryweather, The Purnell Family.
  3. [S1955] C.R.V. 'Rob' Hall,.
  4. [S2033] Judy Marshall Stell, 7901 Varann Rd., Richmond, VA 23231-7349,.
  5. [S2165] P.O. Box 269, Roxbury, CT 06783 Timothy Field Beard, Timothy Field Beard, FASG, Ahnentafel of Elizabeth Ellen Sudler.
  6. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 2, 1685-1702, p. 75 & 76 (will of Thomas Purnell).

Matthew Dorman I1

M, b. circa 1648, d. 16 September 1692
FatherJohn Dorman I b. c 1615, d. b 21 Feb 1655
MotherSarah Hickman b. c 1620, d. b 2 Nov 1659
Last Edited13 Sep 2018
Birth*circa 1648Matthew was born circa 1648 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Moved to*before 1672He moved before 1672 to Somerset Co, MD. Mathew Dorman immigrated into Maryland from Virginia and was of Somerset County by 1672. Phillipa Dorman, wife of Mathew, had completed her servitude and became entitled to 50 ac in 1675..2 
Cattle Mark*1672A cattle mark was recorded for Matthew Dorman I in 1672 at Somerset Co, MD. Matthew Dorman recorded cattle marks in 1672 and 1673.2 
Marriage*19 August 1672He married Phillippa Gillman on 19 August 1672 at Somerset Co, MD. They were married by Robert Maddock, clerk.2 
Will - Mentioned in*20 January 1675Matthew was mentioned in a will on 20 January 1675 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that Matthew Dorman was mentioned in the will of Richard Ackworth.2 
Will*31 August 1692Matthew made a will on 31 August 1692 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will Matthew Dorman gave to son Henry tracts Elliott's Improvements and Turkey Ridge. To son John land. To son Matthew tract Dorman's Purchase and part of Nelson's Choice. To daughter Sarah personalty. To wife Phillis Extr, dwelling plantation until youngest child is of age, the said plantation to be divided among wife and all my children equally. Witt: John Browne, Roger Burkum & Henry Philips. It was proved 16 Jan 1692/93.3,4 
Death*16 September 1692He died on 16 September 1692 at Somerset Co, MD. He died on this date and his estate was appraised at £39.14.10 on 7 Mar 1692/93.3 

Family

Phillippa Gillman b. c 1650
Marriage*19 August 1672He married Phillippa Gillman on 19 August 1672 at Somerset Co, MD. They were married by Robert Maddock, clerk.2 
Children 1.Henry Dorman3 b. c 1673
 2.Sarah Dorman+2 b. 30 May 1674, d. a 1733
 3.Matthew Dorman II2 b. 13 Feb 1678
 4.Esther Dorman2 b. 16 Apr 1682
 5.John (of Matthew) Dorman2 b. 7 Oct 1687

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (adm. of John Derman) & p. 59 (will of Sarah Bonwell).
  2. [S2199] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 8, p. 110 (John Dorman Family).
  3. [S2199] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 8, p. 111 (John Dorman Family).
  4. [S2065] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Other Wills in the Prerogative Court for Someret & Worcester Counties, MD 1664-1775, p. 5 (will of Matthew Dorman, wife Phillis).

Ellyen 'Hickman' Dorman1

F, b. circa 1650
FatherJohn Dorman I b. c 1615, d. b 21 Feb 1655
MotherSarah Hickman b. c 1620, d. b 2 Nov 1659
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1650Ellyen was born circa 1650 at Northampton Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (adm. of John Derman) & p. 59 (will of Sarah Bonwell).

John Bonnewell Senior1

M, b. circa 1702, d. circa 1790
FatherJohn (of James II) Bonnewell b. c 1680, d. b 1 Apr 1729
MotherGratiana Michael b. c 1682
Last Edited23 Aug 2016
Birth*circa 1702John was born circa 1702 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Biography*This John Bonwell was shown in the records as John Senr. to distinguish between him and a nephew of the same name, who was referred to as John Junr. 
Will - Father's*19 January 1729John was named in his father's will on 19 January 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John, along with James Bonwell, and given the plantation where I now live containin 400 acres in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Marriage*circa 1737He married Rachel Lurton, daughter of John Lurton and Rachel Badger, circa 1737 at Accomack Co, VA. Apparently John Bonwell, Senr and his brother James married sisters, Rachel Lurton and Hannah Lurton. The will of John Lurton in 1749 gave his daughters as Hannah, Rachel, Elizabeth, Susanna, and Mary and a son Jacob Lurton (Wills & C 1745-1749, p. 489). Jacob Lurton, who died testate in 1770, left property to two of John Bonwell, Senr's children, Mary Bonwell and Stephen Bonwell and also named one child of James Bonwell (Wills 1767-1772, p. 399). The marriage of John Bonwell, Senr to Rachel Lurton could have been a second marriage, as a John and Jane Bonwell witnessed the will of Elizabeth Smith in 1760 (Wills & C 1757-1761, p. 177)..2 
Marriage*before 6 January 1755He married Jane (-----) before 6 January 1755. It was on this date that Jane Bonnewell and John Bonnewell witnessed the will of Elizabeth Smith. Jane was either his second wife or his first wife could have been named Mary Jane Lurton..3 
Anecdote*31 August 1768 On 31 August 1768, John Bonwell, Senr entered a petition in Accomack County Court to have a road turned (Orders 1768-1769, p. 154). He stated that a road running through his land" Down to William Wise's Does Great Damage to him & Praying Leave to Turn the said Road to go along the line between him & John Bonewell, Junr. 
Anecdote8 December 1769 On 8 dec 1769 John Bonewell and his daughter Mary Bonewell and son Stephen Bonewell were named in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr.2 
Anecdote1 February 1770 On 1 February 1770, John Bonwell, Senr and Stephen Bonwell were "each allowed on oath nine days attendance as witnesses for Jacob Bonwell at the Suit of George Hope" (Orders l769-1770, p. 347).4 
Marriagecirca 1785He married Dorothy (-----) circa 1785. Only one other reference bearing the name of John Bonwell, Senr has been found. On 20 April 1796, Dorothy Bonwell sold 45 acres to John Wise "that she holds in dower of her late husband, John Bonewell, Senior, deceased, land lying on one of the branches of Onancock Creek (Deeds 1793-1797, p. 420). It is apparent from this deed that John Bonwell, Senr had died sometime between 1785 and 1796, leaving a widow Dorothy..5 
Death*circa 1790John died circa 1790. No will or administration has been found for John Bonwell, Senr. He gave his property away before he died. He gave an estimated 150 acres of land to his son, Jacob Lurton Bonwell, on 3 September 1784, "for natural love and affection I bear him" (Deeds 1783-1788, p. 162). Son Jacob agreed to furnish his father with "necessary board, washing and lodging during his natural life". Son James, "heir-at-law of John Bonewell, Senr" carne into court "to Contest the probate of said deed Alledging that said John was Insane and Incompetent to the Conveying of his property" (p. 163). The deed was recorded, not withstanding. John Bonwell, Senr gave slaves and a "still with worm" to his son Stephen Bonewell on 2 February" 1785(p. 281). He gave his son James Bonewell slaves, livestock, household furniture and tools on 23 September 1785 (p. 281). The above transactions show that John Bonwell, Senr had a daughter Mary and sons James Bonwell, Stephen Bonwell and Jacob Lurton Bonwell. Since he died without a will naming his children, it is likely he had other children.

Family 1

Rachel Lurton b. c 1719
Marriage*circa 1737He married Rachel Lurton, daughter of John Lurton and Rachel Badger, circa 1737 at Accomack Co, VA. Apparently John Bonwell, Senr and his brother James married sisters, Rachel Lurton and Hannah Lurton. The will of John Lurton in 1749 gave his daughters as Hannah, Rachel, Elizabeth, Susanna, and Mary and a son Jacob Lurton (Wills & C 1745-1749, p. 489). Jacob Lurton, who died testate in 1770, left property to two of John Bonwell, Senr's children, Mary Bonwell and Stephen Bonwell and also named one child of James Bonwell (Wills 1767-1772, p. 399). The marriage of John Bonwell, Senr to Rachel Lurton could have been a second marriage, as a John and Jane Bonwell witnessed the will of Elizabeth Smith in 1760 (Wills & C 1757-1761, p. 177)..2 
Children 1.Benjamin Bonnewell+ b. c 1737, d. b 10 Mar 1815
 2.Reuben Bonnewell b. c 1742
 3.James Bonnewell+ b. c 1746, d. Dec 1802
 4.Mary Bonnewell b. c 1748
 5.Stephen Bonnewell+ b. c 1750, d. Feb 1805
 6.Jacob Lurton Bonnewell+ b. c 1752, d. Jun 1791

Family 2

Jane (-----) b. c 1730
Marriage*before 6 January 1755He married Jane (-----) before 6 January 1755. It was on this date that Jane Bonnewell and John Bonnewell witnessed the will of Elizabeth Smith. Jane was either his second wife or his first wife could have been named Mary Jane Lurton..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 197 (will of Elizabeth Smith).
  4. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896, p. 156 (death of Edw. Thornton of J., shows him as the son of John & Laura Thornton).
  5. [S608] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 008, 1793-1797, p. 420.

Thomas Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1712, d. December 1743
FatherJohn (of James II) Bonnewell b. c 1680, d. b 1 Apr 1729
MotherGratiana Michael b. c 1682
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1712Thomas was born circa 1712 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*19 January 1729Thomas was named in his father's will on 19 January 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas Bonwell in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Will*1 December 1743He made a will on 1 December 1743 at Accomack Co, VA. To two sons Geroge & Thomas land I bought of Anthony Hudson lying on the head of Mosongo on the North side of Guilford Road containing 100 acres. To Hannah Bonnywell, wife of James Bonnywell. To Sarah Savage. To Elizabeth Ewell. To brother James Bonnywell. Balance of estate to be reserved for my two son George & Thomas. Brothers James & Joachim Bonnwell Extrs. Witt: Griffith Savage, Elizabeth Ewell and John Bonnywell..2 
Death*December 1743Thomas died in December 1743.2 
Probate*27 December 1743Thomas's will was probated on 27 December 1743 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

Children 1.George Bonnewell+ b. c 1735
 2.Thomas Bonnewell b. c 1737

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Thomas Bonnywell).

Richard Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1714, d. January 1747
FatherJohn (of James II) Bonnewell b. c 1680, d. b 1 Apr 1729
MotherGratiana Michael b. c 1682
Last Edited13 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1714Richard was born circa 1714 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*19 January 1729Richard was named in his father's will on 19 January 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Richard in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Will*5 January 1747He made a will on 5 January 1747 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Richard Bonnewell. To cousin John Bonnewell. To sister Anne Lee. To brother Joachim Michael Bonnewell. To brother John Bonnewell. To brother James Bonnewell. To cousin Rachel Bonnewell. Broghter Joachim Michael Bonnewell Extr. Witt: Philip Parker, Susanna Wise and Mary Wise..2 
Death*January 1747Richard died in January 1747.2 
Probate*27 January 1747Richard's will was probated on 27 January 1747 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 148 (will of Richard Bonnewell).

Ann Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1704
FatherJohn (of James II) Bonnewell b. c 1680, d. b 1 Apr 1729
MotherGratiana Michael b. c 1682
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1704Ann was born circa 1704 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*19 January 1729Ann was named in her father's will on 19 January 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Ann Bonwell in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Marriage*circa 1735She married (-----) Lee circa 1735.2 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Lee. 
Anecdote*5 January 1747 She was shown as a sister Anne Lee in the will of Richard Bonnewell.2 

Family

(-----) Lee b. c 1700

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 148 (will of Richard Bonnewell).

Sarah Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1706
FatherJohn (of James II) Bonnewell b. c 1680, d. b 1 Apr 1729
MotherGratiana Michael b. c 1682
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited26 Jun 2009
Birth*circa 1706Sarah was born circa 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*19 January 1729Sarah was named in her father's will on 19 January 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a duaghter Sarah in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Marriage*circa 1729She married Nathaniel Brittingham, son of William Brittingham Sr. and Elizabeth (?) Williams (Williams?), circa 1729.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1729 As of circa 1729,her married name was Brittingham. 
Will - Husb's*13 March 1740Sarah was named in her husband's will on 13 March 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Sarah in the will of Nathaniel Brittingham..4 
Marriagecirca 1742She married Otto William [66.2] Wise (the younger), son of William [18] Wise and Elizabeth (-----), circa 1742.4 
Married Namecirca 1742 As of circa 1742,her married name was Wise. 
Will - Husb'sbefore 1 February 1748/49Sarah was named in her husband's will before 1 February 1748/49 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Sarah and give land called Wises Addition during her natural life and 1/3 of the Shallop called Sally & Polly in the undated will fo William Wise..5 

Family

Nathaniel Brittingham b. 1692, d. b 26 May 1741
Marriage*circa 1729She married Nathaniel Brittingham, son of William Brittingham Sr. and Elizabeth (?) Williams (Williams?), circa 1729.2,3 
Children 1.Jesse Brittingham b. c 1730
 2.Beaverly Brittingham b. c 1732
 3.Sarah Brittingham b. c 1734
 4.Mary Brittingham b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 87 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S776] Mary Frances Carey, From Bonwell to Bonneville, a Family History.
  3. [S788] Louie Dean Hickman Sr., Descendants of James Bonniwell (c. 1620 - 1667).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 124 (will of Nathaniel Brittingham).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of William Wise).

George Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1735
FatherThomas Bonnewell b. c 1712, d. Dec 1743
ChartsDescendants of William Jones (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Thomas Welburne (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited17 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1735George was born circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*1 December 1743George was named in his father's will on 1 December 1743 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son George Bonnywell and along with son Thomas was given land on the head of Mosongo on the north side of Guilford Road in the will of Thomas Bonnywell..1 
Marriage*circa 1762He married Elizabeth 'Betty' Hall, daughter of Michael Hall and Betty Cutler, circa 1762. It was on this date that George Bonewell, Peter Fitzgarrald and Betty Waterfield witnessed the will of John Belotte..2 
Will - Witnessed*22 February 1765George Bonnewell witnessed a will on 22 February 1765 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Will - Extr*29 June 1777George was named as the executor of a will on 29 June 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that George Bonewell was named Extr. in the will of William Cullar..4 
Will - Witnessed2 March 1799He witnessed a will on 2 March 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that George Bonwell and Edward Jones were the witnesses to the will of John Morrison.5 

Family

Elizabeth 'Betty' Hall b. c 1745
Children 1.Michael Hall Bonnewell+ b. 27 Feb 1763, d. Jan 1832
 2.Edward Bonnewell b. c 1766

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Thomas Bonnywell).
  2. [S1885] Dean Hickman research.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 226 (will of John Belotte).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 338 (will of William Cullar).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 459 (will of John Morrison).

Thomas Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1737
FatherThomas Bonnewell b. c 1712, d. Dec 1743
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1737Thomas was born circa 1737 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*1 December 1743Thomas was named in his father's will on 1 December 1743. He was shown as a son Thomas Bonnywell and along with son George was given land on the head of Mosongo on the north side of Guilford Road in the will of Thomas Bonnywell..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Thomas Bonnywell).

John Bonnewell Junior1

M, b. circa 1730, d. August 1775
FatherJames Bonnewell b. c 1700, d. May 1767
MotherHannah Lurton b. c 1715
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited14 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1730John was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Anecdote*5 January 1747 He was shown as a cousin John Bonnewell in the will of Richard Bonnewell, who was his father's brother. Cousin often mean neice and nephew.2 
Will - Father's*1765John was named in his father's will in 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John Bonnewell and given the plantation where I now live in the will of James Bonnewell..3 
Marriage*circa 1765He married Mary Wise, daughter of William [66.1] Wise (the elder) and Sarah Bonnewell, circa 1765.4 
Will*22 September 1774He made a will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. To wife Mary whole estate during her widhood for the maintenance & education of my 5 children, to-wit: Charles, Hannah, Arthur & Smith Bonwell & unborn child, & for the boarding of all my other children. Should my wife marry or die before my 5 children be educated equal to my elder children, then my son James Bonwell to take my estate into his possession & fulfil this my will. Sister Leah Bonwell. Balance of estate to be divided between my wife & children except James when my youngest child arrives to the age of 12 years. To son James Bonwell my plantation where I now live, also my land & marsh on or near Guilford Creek, also the moiety of a water grist mill I now hold in part with Major Ironmonger, lying on the South branch of Onancock. Son Thomas Bonwell. Wife Mary, James Bonwell & Thomas Bonwell Extrs. Witt: John Smith, Mikeel Bonwell, James Bonwell & William Kennahorn..5 
Death*August 1775John died in August 1775.5 
Probate*29 August 1775John's will was probated on 29 August 1775 at Accomack Co, VA.5 

Family 1

Children 1.James Bonnewell+ b. 12 Jan 1750, d. 3 Oct 1819
 2.Thomas Bonnewell+ b. c 1762
 3.John (of John Jr) Bonnewell b. c 1764, d. Mar 1818

Family 2

Mary Wise b. c 1740, d. Aug 1810
Marriage*circa 1765He married Mary Wise, daughter of William [66.1] Wise (the elder) and Sarah Bonnewell, circa 1765.4 
Children 1.Rev. Charles Bonnewell b. 1765, d. 28 Apr 1825
 2.Hannah Bonnewell b. c 1768
 3.Arthur Bonnewell+ b. c 1770, d. Aug 1825
 4.Smith Bonnewell+ b. c 1772, d. Oct 1801
 5.Nancy Bonnewell b. c 1774
 6.Molly Bonnewell+ b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 148 (will of Richard Bonnewell) & p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 148 (will of Richard Bonnewell).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).
  4. [S776] Mary Frances Carey, From Bonwell to Bonneville, a Family History.
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).

Rachel Pearce1

F, b. January 1737
FatherEdward Pearce2 b. c 1700, d. b 1744
Last Edited24 Jun 2014
Birth*January 1737Rachel was born in January 1737 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Anecdote*27 March 1744 On 27 Mar 1744 Rachel Peirce, orphan of Edward Peirce, 7 years old last January, was bound till lawful age to Richard Smith.2 
Marriage*circa 1760She married William Martial Richardson, son of John Marshall and Mary Richardson (widow?), circa 1760.3 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Richardson. 
Will - Brother's*26 November 1777Rachel was named in her brother's will on 26 November 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as sister Rachel Richardson in the will of Edward Pearce.4 
Will - Husb's*29 June 1780Rachel was named in her husband's will on 29 June 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Rachel in the will of William Martial Richardson. She was give all my lands & 2 plantations & 1/3 of personal estate during her widowhood, she to bring up my son Jacob Richardson & my 3 youngest children. After other bequests the balance was to be divided between my last wife's children..3 
Will - Son's*19 February 1794Rachel was named in her son's will on 19 February 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my mother (no name) in the will of Jacob Richardson.5 

Family

William Martial Richardson b. c 1720, d. Mar 1781
Marriage*circa 1760She married William Martial Richardson, son of John Marshall and Mary Richardson (widow?), circa 1760.3 
Children 1.Rachel Richardson b. c 1761
 2.Scarburgh Richardson b. c 1762
 3.Susanna Richardson b. c 1763, d. b 28 Mar 1786
 4.Jacob Marshall Richardson b. c 1765, d. b 29 Sep 1794
 5.Skinner Marshall Richardson+ b. c 1766, d. 1831
 6.Leah Richardson b. c 1767
 7.Ralph Richardson b. c 1770
 8.John Richardson b. c 1773

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 148 (will of Richard Bonnewell) & p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).
  2. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 365.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 328 (will of William Martial Richardson).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 329 (will of Edward Pearce).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 417 (will of Jacob Richardson).

(-----) Lee

M, b. circa 1700
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1700(-----) was born circa 1700. 
Marriage*circa 1735He married Ann Bonnewell, daughter of John (of James II) Bonnewell and Gratiana Michael, circa 1735.1 

Family

Ann Bonnewell b. c 1704

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 148 (will of Richard Bonnewell).

Michael 'Mikeel' Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1746, d. circa 1805
FatherJames Bonnewell b. c 1700, d. May 1767
MotherHannah Lurton b. c 1715
Last Edited17 Sep 2015
Birth*circa 1746Michael was born circa 1746 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*1765Michael was named in his father's will in 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Michael Bonnewell in the will of James Bonnewell..1 
Marriage*circa 1765He married Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) circa 1765. In describing the ownership of tract A51, the William Lurton 60-acres part, Whitelaw states that in 1774 Robert Parker left land to his son John, and seven years later (which would have been 1781) John sold it to Mikeel, Thomas & James Bonewell. The next year they, with Betty and Nancy, the wives of the first two, resold to Zorobabel Rodgers. Also, in 1778 Keziah Flud (Floyd) left items to Bettey Bonewell and Cate Bonewell, daughter of Mikeel Bonwell..2,3 
Will - Uncle's*8 December 1769Michael was named in his uncle's will on 8 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Michael Bonewell, son of James Bonewell, in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr..4 
Will - Extr*24 February 1778He was named as the executor of a will on 24 February 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Keziah Flud named son in law John Kelly. To Susannah Barns. To Bettey Bonwell. To son Abane Flud. To son in law John Richardson. To Cate Bonwell, daughter Mikeel Bonwell. To Leah Parker Richardson. To daughter Ann Richardson. To Nanny Flannagen. Daughter Ann Richardson & son Abane Flud residual legatees. Mekeel Bonwell & son Abane Flud Exrs. Witt: John Parker.3 
Death*circa 1805Michael died circa 1805.5 

Family

Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) b. c 1745
Child 1.Cate Bonnewell b. c 1767

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 797 (tract A51).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 309 (will of Keziah Flud).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).
  5. [S1885] Dean Hickman research.

Hannah Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1746
FatherJames Bonnewell b. c 1700, d. May 1767
MotherHannah Lurton b. c 1715
Last Edited13 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1746Hannah was born circa 1746 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*1765Hannah was named in her father's will in 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Hannah in the will of James Bonnewell..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).

Leah Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1748
FatherJames Bonnewell b. c 1700, d. May 1767
MotherHannah Lurton b. c 1715
Last Edited13 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1748Leah was born circa 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*1765Leah was named in her father's will in 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Leah in the will of James Bonnewell..1 
Will - Brother's*22 September 1774Leah was named in her brother's will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Leah Bonwell in the will of John Bonwell..2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).

(d/o_James&Hannah) Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1736, d. before 1765
FatherJames Bonnewell b. c 1700, d. May 1767
MotherHannah Lurton b. c 1715
Last Edited7 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1736(d/o_James&Hannah) was born circa 1736 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1755She married Zorobabel Budd circa 1755. 
Married Namecirca 1755 As of circa 1755,her married name was Budd. 
Will - Husb's*7 September 1762(d/o_James&Hannah) was named in her husband's will on 7 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown only as a wife (no name) in the will of Zorobabel Budd. His wife and James & Michael Bonnewell were the Extrs..2 
Death*before 1765(d/o_James&Hannah) died before 1765. She was evidently dec'd when her father James Bonnewell wrote his will in 1765, as he named two granddaughters, Peggy and Nanny Budd to share with his other daughters..1 

Family

Zorobabel Budd b. c 1730
Children 1.Michael Budd b. c 1755
 2.Peggy Budd b. c 1756
 3.Nanny Budd b. c 1758
 4.Major Budd b. c 1760
 5.Thomas Budd+ b. c 1761

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).

Zorobabel Budd

M, b. circa 1730
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1730Zorobabel was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1755He married (d/o_James&Hannah) Bonnewell, daughter of James Bonnewell and Hannah Lurton, circa 1755. 
Will*7 September 1762He made a will on 7 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

(d/o_James&Hannah) Bonnewell b. c 1736, d. b 1765
Children 1.Michael Budd b. c 1755
 2.Peggy Budd b. c 1756
 3.Nanny Budd b. c 1758
 4.Major Budd b. c 1760
 5.Thomas Budd+ b. c 1761

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).

Peggy Budd1

F, b. circa 1756
FatherZorobabel Budd b. c 1730
Mother(d/o_James&Hannah) Bonnewell b. c 1736, d. b 1765
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1756Peggy was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 September 1762Peggy was named in her father's will on 7 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Peggy Budd in the will of Zorobabel Budd..2 
Will - Grfath's*1765Peggy was named in her grandfather's will in 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Peggy Budd along with Nanny Budd in the will of James Bonnewell..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell) & p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).

Nanny Budd1

F, b. circa 1758
FatherZorobabel Budd b. c 1730
Mother(d/o_James&Hannah) Bonnewell b. c 1736, d. b 1765
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1758Nanny was born circa 1758 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 September 1762Nanny was named in her father's will on 7 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Nanney Budd in the will of Zorobabel Budd..2 
Will - Grfath's*1765Nanny was named in her grandfather's will in 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Nany Budd along with Peggy Budd in the will of James Bonnewell..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell) & p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of James Bonnewell).

Michael Budd1

M, b. circa 1755
FatherZorobabel Budd b. c 1730
Mother(d/o_James&Hannah) Bonnewell b. c 1736, d. b 1765
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1755Michael was born circa 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 September 1762Michael was named in his father's will on 7 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Michael Budd in the will of Zorobabel Budd..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).

Major Budd1

M, b. circa 1760
FatherZorobabel Budd b. c 1730
Mother(d/o_James&Hannah) Bonnewell b. c 1736, d. b 1765
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1760Major was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 September 1762Major was named in his father's will on 7 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Major Budd in the will of Zorobabel Budd..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).

Thomas Budd1

M, b. circa 1761
FatherZorobabel Budd b. c 1730
Mother(d/o_James&Hannah) Bonnewell b. c 1736, d. b 1765
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited7 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1761Thomas was born circa 1761 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 September 1762Thomas was named in his father's will on 7 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas Budd in the will of Zorobabel Budd..1 
Marriage*circa 1765He married (d/o_Jno) (487) Kellam, daughter of John (173) Kellam and (1st_wife) (-----), circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA.2,3 

Family

(d/o_Jno) (487) Kellam b. c 1745, d. 20 Nov 1772
Children 1.Peggy Budd3 b. c 1766
 2.Edward Budd3 b. c 1768
 3.Comfort Budd3 b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 238 (will of Zorobabel Budd).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 549 (Anthony West Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 270 (will of John Kellam, wife Bridget).

Mary Wise1

F, b. circa 1740, d. August 1810
FatherWilliam [66.1] Wise (the elder) b. c 1697, d. b 26 Apr 1769
MotherSarah Bonnewell b. c 1697
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited19 Feb 2009
Birth*circa 1740Mary was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1765She married John Bonnewell Junior, son of James Bonnewell and Hannah Lurton, circa 1765.2 
Married Namecirca 1765 As of circa 1765,her married name was Bonnewell. 
Will - Father's*16 April 1768Mary was named in her father's will on 16 April 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Mary Bonwell and give 1 shilling in the will of William Wise Sr..1 
Will - Husb's*22 September 1774Mary was named in her husband's will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Mary in the will of John Bonwell and named Extr. along with his sons James & Thomas Bonwell..3 
Will*25 September 1807She made a will on 25 September 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. To grandson John Bell $12 for schooling when he comes to age 15, money to be held by Charles Snead & if John dies, then money for schooling to Peggy Bell, daughter of Major Bell. To granddaughter Esther Bell ... To Mary Ann Bonewell, the supposed daughter of Smith Bonewell, a spinning wheel to be in the care of friend Molly Bayly until she arrives to age 12 & if she dies the wheel to granddaughter Elizabeth Budd. To grandson Custis Darby & his wife Peggy Darby ... My wearing apparel, if I die in Virginia, to daughter Molly & her 3 daughters Esther Bell, Elizabeth Budd & Nancy Bell & Susanna Foster. To son John Bonewell the rest of my personal property. Son John Bonewell & friend Charles Snead Extrs. Witt: Custis Darby, George Foster, Susannah Foster, Severn Tyler, Susanna Wise & Stephen Hopkins..4 
Death*August 1810Mary died in August 1810.4 
Probate*27 August 1810Mary's will was probated on 27 August 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. James Poulson & Frederick Floyd securities..4 

Family

John Bonnewell Junior b. c 1730, d. Aug 1775
Marriage*circa 1765She married John Bonnewell Junior, son of James Bonnewell and Hannah Lurton, circa 1765.2 
Children 1.Rev. Charles Bonnewell b. 1765, d. 28 Apr 1825
 2.Hannah Bonnewell b. c 1768
 3.Arthur Bonnewell+ b. c 1770, d. Aug 1825
 4.Smith Bonnewell+ b. c 1772, d. Oct 1801
 5.Nancy Bonnewell b. c 1774
 6.Molly Bonnewell+ b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 245 (will of William Wise Sr.).
  2. [S776] Mary Frances Carey, From Bonwell to Bonneville, a Family History.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonewell).

Molly Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1775
FatherJohn Bonnewell Junior b. c 1730, d. Aug 1775
MotherMary Wise b. c 1740, d. Aug 1810
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited5 Jul 2003
Will - Father's*22 September 1774Molly was named in her father's will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as an unborn child in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Birth*circa 1775Molly was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1795She married Major Bell circa 1795.2 
Married Namecirca 1795 As of circa 1795,her married name was Bell. 
Will - Mother's*25 September 1807Molly was named in her mother's will on 25 September 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Molly, with her 3 daughters Esther Bell, Elizabeth Budd & Nancy Bell in the will of Mary Bonewell..2 

Family

Major Bell b. c 1770
Children 1.Esther Bell b. c 1796
 2.John Bell b. c 1797
 3.Peggy Bell b. c 1798
 4.Nancy Bell b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonewell).

Smith Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1772, d. October 1801
FatherJohn Bonnewell Junior b. c 1730, d. Aug 1775
MotherMary Wise b. c 1740, d. Aug 1810
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited14 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1772Smith was born circa 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 September 1774Smith was named in his father's will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Smith Bonwell in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Will*26 September 1801He made a will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. Brothers John Bonewell & Charles Bonewell Extrs. The following except my land in the Kentucky to which I have already willed to my brother Thomas Bonewell & his children. To my brother Arthur Bonewell all the money that he is owing me & also ... To brothers John Bonewell & Charles Bonewell all the cash. To brother John ... To brother John & brother Arthur Bonewell ... To brothers John, Charles & Arthur ... To brother John Bonewell ... My Negro man Levi be forever a free man & all the money he has earned, due me in hands of Zorobabel Joynes. Witt: Thomas S. Bayly, John O. Twiford & Molly Wise..2 
Death*October 1801Smith died in October 1801 at Bracken Co, KY. The location of his death was from Dean Hickman research..2 
Probate*26 October 1801Smith's will was probated on 26 October 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. William Seymour became the Admr. with John S. Ker & William Gibb securities..2 
Est settm't*28 June 1802Smith estate was settled on 28 June 1802 at Accomack Co, VA. Legacies to Arthur Bonewell, John Bonewell, Charles Bonewell. Auditors: Samuel Waples, John Bayly & Thomas S. Bayly..3 
Will - Mother's*25 September 1807Smith was named in his mother's will on 25 September 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. Mary Ann Bonewell was named as a supposed daughter of Smith Bonewell in the will of Mary Bonewell..4 

Family

Child 1.Mary Ann Bonnewell b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 81 (will of Smith Bonewell).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 81 (settlement of Smith Bonewell).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonwell).

Arthur Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1770, d. August 1825
FatherJohn Bonnewell Junior b. c 1730, d. Aug 1775
MotherMary Wise b. c 1740, d. Aug 1810
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited16 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1770Arthur was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 September 1774Arthur was named in his father's will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Arthur Bonwell in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Marriage*16 January 1794He married Susanna Toleman on 16 January 1794 at Northampton Co, VA. Wm. Toleman was the security on the M.L.B. of Arthur Bonwell and Susanna Toleman. They were married by C. Simpkins..2 
Will - Brother's*26 September 1801Arthur was named in his brother's will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother Arthur Bonewell in the will of Smith Bonewell..3 
Death*August 1825Arthur died in August 1825 at Brown Co, OH.4 

Family

Susanna Toleman b. c 1770
Children 1.Nathaniel Bonnewell b. c 1796
 2.John (of Arthur) Bonnewell b. c 1799
 3.Mary Ann Bonnewell b. c 1803
 4.Susan Bonnewell b. c 1805
 5.Patsey Bonnewell b. c 1808
 6.Sally Bonnewell b. c 1811
 7.Eliza Bonnewell b. c 1814
 8.Harriet Bonnewell b. c 1817
 9.Margaret Bonnewell b. c 1820

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 81 (will of Smith Bonewell).
  4. [S787] Rosemarie Bonwell Pell, Loose papers on the Boniwell Family.

Hannah Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1768
FatherJohn Bonnewell Junior b. c 1730, d. Aug 1775
MotherMary Wise b. c 1740, d. Aug 1810
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1768Hannah was born circa 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 September 1774Hannah was named in her father's will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Hannah Bonwell in the will of John Bonwell..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).

Rev. Charles Bonnewell1

M, b. 1765, d. 28 April 1825
FatherJohn Bonnewell Junior b. c 1730, d. Aug 1775
MotherMary Wise b. c 1740, d. Aug 1810
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited27 Apr 2015
Birth*1765Charles was born in 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 September 1774Charles was named in his father's will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Charles Bonwell in the will of John Bonwell..1 
Will - Brother's*26 September 1801Charles was named in his brother's will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother Charles Bonewell and one of the Extrs. in the will of Smith Bonewell..2 
Marriage*6 January 1816He married Ann 'Nancy' Whitehead on 6 January 1816 at Northampton Co, VA. They were shown only as Rev'd Charles Bonwell and Nancy Scott. They were married by J. Burton..3 
Guardian - named as*18 June 1816Charles was named as a guardian on 18 June 1816 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Charles Bonwell for his ward Benjamin Clay 1/9 share in the settlement of the estate of Thomas Clay.4 
Administrator*30 March 1818Charles was named as administrator of an estate on 30 March 1818 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Charles Bonewell was named to settle the estate of John Bonewell. James Poulson, John Bayly, Thomas Snead, John G. Joynes & William Seymour were the securities..5 
Land bought*1821He bought land in 1821 at tract N56, Hungars Creek, South of Bridgetown, N'hamp Co, VA. It was in this year that Charles Bonwell bought 72 acres of tract N56 from Susan Kendall and in 1822 he bought another 109 acres of tract N56 from John & Elizabeth Upshur. This was on the end of the Neck and on a survey a house was shown at N56A.6 
Guardian - named as12 January 1824Charles was named as a guardian on 12 January 1824 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Charles Bonwell, who was guardian to the dec'd Benjamin Clay.7 
Will*April 1825Charles made a will in April 1825 at Northampton Co, VA. His will was not dated and recorded on 13 Jun 1825. I lend to my loving wife during her natural life all my real and personal estate for her support and at the death of my said wife I lend to my nephew John Boniwell ten acres of land including the place called Tobes place and at his death I give the said ten acres to his son Charles Smith Boniwell. I give to my nephew John Bonwell also at the death of my wife forty dollars to aid him in building a house. I give at the death of my wife all the remainder of my land not heretofore given to my loving friend Majour Wise containing one hundred and seventy acres more or less in consideration of his services rendered to me and it is my wish and expectation that my said friend Majour Wise after my decease should continue with my wife as her own son to conduct her business as long as she lives. I leave the remainder of my personal estate not heretofore given to be equally divided between my wife's two grandchildren John Thomas Scott and Mary Ann Scott. Three loving friends, John Simkins, Majour Wise and George Wescoat, executors. This will is unsigned and there were no witnesses.8 
Death*28 April 1825Charles died on 28 April 1825. Eastville, (Va.) April 30 (1825) - Messrs. Shields & Ashburn - Please insert the following case of suicide. It is wished by the friends of the deceased, on account of relatives in Kentucky and Ohio. Remarkable Suicide - On Thursday, the 28th inst. the Rev. Charles Bonwell, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, put an end to his existance, at his residence in Northampton County, (Va.) by hanging himself to a weaving loom. He had labored, for a short time, under mental derangement. He had been a follower of the Cross for more than forty years, and a Minister more then thirty. Mr. B. was in his 60th year; was man of strict integrity - hospitalbe, humane, and beloved by all who knew him. Those who knew him best can best pronounce his eulogy. He has left a wife and many distant relatives to lament their loss. (Norfolk Beacon) (Soure: Augusta Chronicles and Georgia Advertiser, 21 May 1825 issue, 23078-462). 
Land left*1825He left land in 1825 at tract N56, Hungars Creek, South of Bridgetown, N'hamp Co, VA. He left 170 acres to Majour Wise and in 1829 Major Wise sold 155 acres to Severn E. Parker which would have left his wfe Ann with the house and 15 acres. In 1833 Parker and wife wife Catherine G. resold to Mrs. Ann Bonnewell and the next year she left her property to her grandson John T. Scott. In 1866 he (wife Eliza O.) left N56A, called Waterford, to his son Thomas M. Scott and in 1906 he and his wife H.J. Scott sold a farm of 558 aces to William H. & F. Tuker Wilkins.6 
Est settm't*13 September 1830His estate was settled on 13 September 1830 at Northampton Co, VA.
The will was presented on the motion of Peter Moore and Mary A his wife, formerly Mary A. Bonwell. On July 11, 1825 John Simkins and George C. Wescoat were granted administration. The widow declined to administer. Bond $3,000. Appraisers: Thomas S. Brickhouse, Edward A. Joynes, Nathaniel West and Samuel G. Carpenter. Audit and Settlement. John Simkins and George C. Wescoat administrators. Recorded on March 8, 1830. Further Audit and Settlement. Recorded on September 14, 1830.9 

Family

Ann 'Nancy' Whitehead b. c 1770, d. b 13 Oct 1834
Marriage*6 January 1816He married Ann 'Nancy' Whitehead on 6 January 1816 at Northampton Co, VA. They were shown only as Rev'd Charles Bonwell and Nancy Scott. They were married by J. Burton..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 81 (will of Smith Bonewell).
  3. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  4. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 251 (will of Thomas Clay).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (adm. of John Bonwell).
  6. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), pp. 357-358 (tract N56).
  7. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 266 (estate settlement of Benjamin Clay).
  8. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 140 (will of Charles Boniwell).
  9. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 140 (settlement of Charles Boniwell).

James Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1750, d. July 1779
Last Edited14 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1750James was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1775He married Margaret (-----) circa 1775.2 
Will*31 March 1779He made a will on 31 March 1779 at Accomack Co, VA. To son John Bonwell enough of my estate to have him kept at school, gold sleeve buttons, silver stock buckle & knee buckles. To unborn child, if a boy, enough of my estate to keep him at school for 7 years. Balance of estate to be divided between wife and children when my son John comes to lawful age. Wife Margaret Extr. Witt: Parker Barnes & Elizabeth Cooke..2 
Death*July 1779James died in July 1779 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Probate*27 July 1779James's will was probated on 27 July 1779 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

Margaret (-----) b. c 1755
Children 1.John (of James) Bonnewell b. c 1776
 2.Unborn Bonnewell b. c 1779

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 317 (will of James Bonwell).

John (of John Jr) Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1764, d. March 1818
FatherJohn Bonnewell Junior b. c 1730, d. Aug 1775
Last Edited12 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1764John was born circa 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Brother's*26 September 1801John was named in his brother's will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother John Bonewell and one of the Extr. in will of Smith Bonewell..2 
Will - Mother's*25 September 1807John was named in his mother's will on 25 September 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John Bonewell in the will of Mary Bonewell..1 
Death*March 1818John died in March 1818.3 
Admin of estate*30 March 1818Administration of John's estate was filed on 30 March 1818 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Charles Bonewell was named to settle the estate of John Bonewell. James Poulson, John Bayly, Thomas Snead, John G. Joynes & William Seymour were the securities.4 
Est settm't*27 November 1820John estate was settled on 27 November 1820 at Accomack Co, VA. Settlements: 23 & 29 Oct 1821 (Audit & Rec'd) - Charles Bonewell Admr. On 9 Mar 1820 cash was retained in the hands of the Admr. on 2 estates until the final statement of the dec'd estate in Kentucky & Ohio. Auditors: Levin L. Joynes & Edward S. Snead. 9 May 1818 (Invy & Sale), 28 Jan 1819 (1st Audit), 9 Mar 1820 (2nd Audit), 27 Nov 1820 (Rec'd) - Charles Bonewell Admr. Buyers: Charles Bonewell, Betty Bull (Negro), McKeel Bonewell Sr., McKeel Bonewell Jr. & John Bonewell of James to Mary Bonewell. Appraisers: McKeel Bonewell, William Lee & Edward S. Snead. Auditors: Thomas R. Joynes & Levin S. Joynes. In 2nd settlement: Cash paid McKeel & Arthur Bonewell for balance of account. On 9 Mar 1820 cash retained in the hands of the administrator until the final settlement of the business of the dec'd in Kentucky & Ohio. The following received $23.79 from the estate of John Bonewell: William Budd for his wife Betsey's part, Esther Bell for her part, Charles Bonewell for his part, Henry S. Copes for Jacob Bell's part & by the time the receipt was recorded on 27 Nov 1820, Henry S. Copes was dead & his signature was proved by Levin S. Joynes & Thomas R. Joynes & Levin S. Joynes became the guardian of John Bell, orphan of Edward, & Samuel Lumber for his wife Nancy's part of John Bonewell's estate..5 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonewell).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 81 (will of Smith Bonewell).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (adm. of John Bonewell).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (adm. & settlements of John Bonewell).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (settlements of John Bonewell).

Thomas Bonnewell1

M, b. circa 1762
FatherJohn Bonnewell Junior b. c 1730, d. Aug 1775
Last Edited14 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1762Thomas was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 September 1774Thomas was named in his father's will on 22 September 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas Bonwell in the will of John Bonwell and named as an Extr. along with his brother James Bonwell and Mary, the wife of John Bonwell..1 
Marriage*circa 1785He married Nancy (-----) circa 1785.2 
Will - Brother's*26 September 1801Thomas was named in his brother's will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother Thomas Bonewell (& his children) in the will of Smith Bonewell..3 

Family

Nancy (-----) b. c 1765
Children 1.Nancy Bonnewell b. c 1785
 2.Peggy Bonnewell b. c 1788
 3.Amelia Bonnewell b. c 1791
 4.Unknown Bonnewell b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of John Bonwell).
  2. [S787] Rosemarie Bonwell Pell, Loose papers on the Boniwell Family.
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 81 (will of Smith Bonewell).

Mary Ann Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1795
FatherSmith Bonnewell b. c 1772, d. Oct 1801
ChartsDescendants of William Bibby (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited14 Oct 2003
Birth*circa 1795Mary was born circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grmoth's*25 September 1807Mary was named in her grandmother's will on 25 September 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Mary Ann Bonewell, the supposed daughter of Smith Bonewell, in the will of Mary Bonewell..1 
Marriage*13 July 1824She married Peter Moore, son of Matthew 'Mathey' (of John & Mary) Moore, on 13 July 1824 at Northampton Co, VA. Charles Bonwell, guardian of Mary Ann was the security on the M.L.B. of Peter Moore, son of Mathey Moore and Mary Ann Bonwell. Thomas Evans & Benja. Kellum witnesses. They were married by L. Dix..2 
Married Name13 July 1824 As of 13 July 1824,her married name was Moore. 

Family

Peter Moore b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonwell).
  2. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Major Bell

M, b. circa 1770
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1770Major was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1795He married Molly Bonnewell, daughter of John Bonnewell Junior and Mary Wise, circa 1795.1 

Family

Molly Bonnewell b. c 1775
Children 1.Esther Bell b. c 1796
 2.John Bell b. c 1797
 3.Peggy Bell b. c 1798
 4.Nancy Bell b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonewell).

Esther Bell1

F, b. circa 1796
FatherMajor Bell b. c 1770
MotherMolly Bonnewell b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1796Esther was born circa 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grmoth's*26 September 1801Esther was named in her grandmother's will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Esther Bell in the will of Mary Bonewell..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonewell).

John Bell1

M, b. circa 1797
FatherMajor Bell b. c 1770
MotherMolly Bonnewell b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1797John was born circa 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grmoth's*26 September 1801John was named in his grandmother's will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson John Bell in the will of Mary Bonewell and was to be provided $12 for schooling when he comes to age 15 and if he dies, then money for schooling to Peggy Bell, daughter of Major Bell..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonewell).

Peggy Bell1

F, b. circa 1798
FatherMajor Bell b. c 1770
MotherMolly Bonnewell b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1798Peggy was born circa 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grmoth's*26 September 1801Peggy was named in her grandmother's will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Peggy Bell, daughter of Major Bell, in the will of Mary Bonewell, and was to be given money for schooling if John Bell dies..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonewell).

Nancy Bell1

F, b. circa 1800
FatherMajor Bell b. c 1770
MotherMolly Bonnewell b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited28 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1800Nancy was born circa 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grmoth's*26 September 1801Nancy was named in her grandmother's will on 26 September 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Nancy Bell in the will of Mary Bonewell..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 80 (will of Mary Bonewell).

John Lurton1

M, b. circa 1692, d. before 31 January 1748/49
FatherHenry Lurton b. c 1660, d. b 7 Jul 1714
MotherDorothy Cutting b. c 1664
Last Edited5 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1692John was born circa 1692 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1712He married Rachel Badger, daughter of Reginald 'Renoles' Badger and Mary James, circa 1712.2 
Will - Father's*6 February 1713John was named in his father's will on 6 February 1713 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John in the will of Henry Lurton, wife Dorothy..1 
Will*30 July 1748He made a will on 30 July 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Jacob plantation where I now live. Wife Rachel to have use of plantation during her widowhood containing 150 acres. Son-in-law John Edwards. Daughter Hannah. Daughter Rachel. Daughter Elizabeth. Daughter Susanna. Daughter Mary. Balance of personal estate to wife Rachel. Wife & son Jacob Extrs. Witt: William Wise, Robert Barry and Joshua Nelson..2 
Death*before 31 January 1748/49John died before 31 January 1748/49 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..2 

Family

Rachel Badger b. c 1694, d. b 25 Jan 1762
Children 1.Jacob Lurton II+ b. c 1713, d. b 24 Apr 1770
 2.Hannah Lurton+ b. c 1715
 3.Rachel Lurton+ b. c 1719
 4.Susanna Lurton+ b. c 1721, d. b 8 Jan 1762
 5.Henry Lurton3 b. c 1725
 6.Elizabeth 'Betty' Lurton+ b. c 1727
 7.Mary Lurton+ b. c 1729

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 50 (will of Henry Lurton, wife Dorothy).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of John Lurton).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of Reginald Bager, wife Bridget).

Rachel Badger

F, b. circa 1694, d. before 25 January 1762
FatherReginald 'Renoles' Badger1 b. 1662, d. b 30 Nov 1748
MotherMary James1 b. c 1672
Last Edited5 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1694Rachel was born circa 1694 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1712She married John Lurton, son of Henry Lurton and Dorothy Cutting, circa 1712.2 
Married Namecirca 1712 As of circa 1712,her married name was Lurton. 
Will - Husb's*30 July 1748Rachel was named in her husband's will on 30 July 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Rachel in the will of John Lurton..2 
Will - Father's*27 September 1748Rachel was named in her father's will on 27 September 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Rachel Lurton in the will of Reginald Badger, wife Bridget. He also named her 2 children Henry & Hannah.1 
Will*8 January 1762Rachel made a will on 8 January 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Jacob Lurton 1 s. Daughter Hannah Bonnewell 1 s. Daughter Rachel Bonnewell 1 s. Daughter Elizabeth West 1 s. Grandson John Evans 1 s. Daughter Mary Edwards 1 s. Grandaughter Comfort Edwards residual legatee. Witt: William PhilliPs, Thomas Lewis.3 
Death*before 25 January 1762She died before 25 January 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was probated. Isaac Lewis qualified.3 

Family

John Lurton b. c 1692, d. b 31 Jan 1748/49
Marriage*circa 1712She married John Lurton, son of Henry Lurton and Dorothy Cutting, circa 1712.2 
Children 1.Jacob Lurton II+ b. c 1713, d. b 24 Apr 1770
 2.Hannah Lurton+ b. c 1715
 3.Rachel Lurton+ b. c 1719
 4.Susanna Lurton+ b. c 1721, d. b 8 Jan 1762
 5.Henry Lurton1 b. c 1725
 6.Elizabeth 'Betty' Lurton+ b. c 1727
 7.Mary Lurton+ b. c 1729

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of Reginald Bager, wife Bridget).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of John Lurton).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 210 (will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob).

Jacob Lurton II1

M, b. circa 1713, d. before 24 April 1770
FatherJohn Lurton b. c 1692, d. b 31 Jan 1748/49
MotherRachel Badger b. c 1694, d. b 25 Jan 1762
Last Edited28 Aug 2014
Birth*circa 1713Jacob was born circa 1713 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*30 July 1748Jacob was named in his father's will on 30 July 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Jacob Lurton in the will of John Lurton..1 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Rachel Fosque, daughter of Luke (of Simon II) Fosque Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Abdell, circa 1750.2 
Will - Mother's*8 January 1762Jacob was named in his mother's will on 8 January 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son Jacob Lurton and given 1 shilling in the will of Rachel Lurton.3 
Will - Father-in-law*27 September 1766Jacob was named in his father-in-law's will on 27 September 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Luke Fosque Sr. named daughter Sarah, wife of Littleton Savage, daughter Elizabeth Savage who was the wife of Nelson Savage dec'd, daughter Rachel the wife of Jacob Lurton, daughter Mary wife of Solomon Richerson. Grandson Luke Fosque my heir-at-law. Sons-in-law Jacob Lurton, Solomon Richerson & Littleton Savage Extrs.4 
Will*8 December 1769He made a will on 8 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. Wife Rachel. To son Jacob (under age) all my land, being 150 acres where I now live & 100 acres over the road where Benjamin Richeson now lives, & for want of of heirs I give the 150 acres to Michael Bonewell, son of James Bonewell, and the 100 acres to be divided between Jacob Savage, son of Betty & Thomas Savage son of Sarah. To Solomon Richeson. To son Jacob negro, & for want of issue to Mary Bonewell, daughter of John. To Stephen Bonewell, son of John Bonewell Sr. Wife & son Jacob residual legatees. Witt: George Cutler & William McWilliams..2 
Land inherited*1770He inherited land in 1770 at tract A51, west of Melfa, Accomack Co, VA. Luke Fosque left 50 acres to each of his 4 daughters: Sarah the wife of Littleton Savage, Elizabeth the wife of Nelson Savage, Rachel the wife of Jacob Lurton and Mary the wife of Solomon Richerson.4 
Death*before 24 April 1770Jacob died before 24 April 1770. It was on this date that his will was probated..2 

Family

Rachel Fosque b. c 1730, d. b 27 Aug 1771
Marriage*circa 1750He married Rachel Fosque, daughter of Luke (of Simon II) Fosque Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Abdell, circa 1750.2 
Child 1.Jacob Lurton III+ b. c 1755, d. b 31 Jan 1786

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of John Lurton).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 210 (will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 249 (will of Luke Fosque Sr.).

Mary Lurton1

F, b. circa 1729
FatherJohn Lurton b. c 1692, d. b 31 Jan 1748/49
MotherRachel Badger b. c 1694, d. b 25 Jan 1762
Last Edited24 Oct 2015
Birth*circa 1729Mary was born circa 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*30 July 1748Mary was named in her father's will on 30 July 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Mary in the will of John Lurton..1 
Marriage*circa 1750She married John (of Evan) Edwards, son of Evan Edwards and Elizabeth Burrock, circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Edwards. 
Will - Mother's*8 January 1762Mary was named in her mother's will on 8 January 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Mary Edwards and given 1 shilling in the will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of John Lurton).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 210 (will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 336 (will of John Edwards, wife Betty).

Elizabeth 'Betty' Lurton1

F, b. circa 1727
FatherJohn Lurton b. c 1692, d. b 31 Jan 1748/49
MotherRachel Badger b. c 1694, d. b 25 Jan 1762
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited31 Mar 2013
Birth*circa 1727Elizabeth was born circa 1727 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1746She married Maj. Charles (58) West, son of Maj. John (13) West (the younger) and Frances (12) Yeardley, circa 1746.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1746 As of circa 1746,her married name was West. 
Will - Husb's*24 October 1747Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 24 October 1747 at Accomack Co, VA. She had been named wife Elizabeth West in an old will of this date of Charles West.3 
Will - Father's*30 July 1748Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 30 July 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Elizabeth in the will of John Lurton..1 
Will - Husb's10 July 1756Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 10 July 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. She was named as Elizabeth West, widow, at the probate of her husband, Charles West's will..3 
Will - Mother's*8 January 1762Elizabeth was named in her mother's will on 8 January 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Elizabeth West and given 1 shilling in the will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob Lurton.4 
Marriage*circa 1762She married Thomas Savage, son of Sarah (-----), circa 1762.5 
Married Namecirca 1762 As of circa 1762,her married name was Savage. 
Will - Brother's*8 December 1769Elizabeth was named in her brother's will on 8 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. Jacob Savage, son of Betty & Thomas Savage son of Sarah, was named in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr..5 

Family 1

Maj. Charles (58) West b. c 1709, d. 28 Feb 1757
Marriage*circa 1746She married Maj. Charles (58) West, son of Maj. John (13) West (the younger) and Frances (12) Yeardley, circa 1746.2,3 

Family 2

Thomas Savage b. c 1720
Marriage*circa 1762She married Thomas Savage, son of Sarah (-----), circa 1762.5 
Child 1.Jacob (of Thomas) Savage b. c 1762

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of John Lurton).
  2. [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 3rd Edition, p. 667 (Anthony West family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 188 (will of Charles West).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 210 (will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).

Susanna Lurton1

F, b. circa 1721, d. before 8 January 1762
FatherJohn Lurton b. c 1692, d. b 31 Jan 1748/49
MotherRachel Badger b. c 1694, d. b 25 Jan 1762
Last Edited5 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1721Susanna was born circa 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*30 July 1748Susanna was named in her father's will on 30 July 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Susanna in the will of John Lurton..1 
Marriage*circa 1750She married (-----) Evans circa 1750.2 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Evans. 
Death*before 8 January 1762Susanna Lurton died before 8 January 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently dec'd by this data as her mother Rachel Lurton named a grandson John Evans instead of her.2 

Family

(-----) Evans b. c 1720
Child 1.John Evans2 b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of John Lurton).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 210 (will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob).

Rachel Lurton1

F, b. circa 1719
FatherJohn Lurton b. c 1692, d. b 31 Jan 1748/49
MotherRachel Badger b. c 1694, d. b 25 Jan 1762
Last Edited23 Aug 2016
Birth*circa 1719Rachel was born circa 1719 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1737She married John Bonnewell Senior, son of John (of James II) Bonnewell and Gratiana Michael, circa 1737 at Accomack Co, VA. Apparently John Bonwell, Senr and his brother James married sisters, Rachel Lurton and Hannah Lurton. The will of John Lurton in 1749 gave his daughters as Hannah, Rachel, Elizabeth, Susanna, and Mary and a son Jacob Lurton (Wills & C 1745-1749, p. 489). Jacob Lurton, who died testate in 1770, left property to two of John Bonwell, Senr's children, Mary Bonwell and Stephen Bonwell and also named one child of James Bonwell (Wills 1767-1772, p. 399). The marriage of John Bonwell, Senr to Rachel Lurton could have been a second marriage, as a John and Jane Bonwell witnessed the will of Elizabeth Smith in 1760 (Wills & C 1757-1761, p. 177)..2 
Married Namecirca 1737 As of circa 1737,her married name was Bonnewell. 
Will - Father's30 July 1748Rachel was named in her father's will on 30 July 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Rachel in the will of John Lurton..1 
Will - Mother's*8 January 1762Rachel was named in her mother's will on 8 January 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Rachel Bonnewell and given 1 shilling in the will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob Lurton.3 
Will - Brother's*8 December 1769Rachel was named in her brother's will on 8 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. Althought she was not named herself, her daugher Mary Bonewell, daughter of John, and her son Stephen Bonewell, son of John Bonewell were named in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr..2 

Family

John Bonnewell Senior b. c 1702, d. c 1790
Children 1.Benjamin Bonnewell+ b. c 1737, d. b 10 Mar 1815
 2.Reuben Bonnewell b. c 1742
 3.James Bonnewell+ b. c 1746, d. Dec 1802
 4.Mary Bonnewell b. c 1748
 5.Stephen Bonnewell+ b. c 1750, d. Feb 1805
 6.Jacob Lurton Bonnewell+ b. c 1752, d. Jun 1791

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 152 (will of John Lurton).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 210 (will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob).

Rachel Fosque1

F, b. circa 1730, d. before 27 August 1771
FatherLuke (of Simon II) Fosque Sr.1 b. c 1682, d. b 24 Apr 1770
MotherSarah Elizabeth Abdell1 b. c 1708, d. b 27 Sep 1766
Last Edited5 Sep 2014
Birth*circa 1730Rachel was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1750She married Jacob Lurton II, son of John Lurton and Rachel Badger, circa 1750.2 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Lurton. 
Will - Father's*27 September 1766Rachel was named in her father's will on 27 September 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Luke Fosque Sr. named daughter Sarah, wife of Littleton Savage, daughter Elizabeth Savage who was the wife of Nelson Savage dec'd, daughter Rachel the wife of Jacob Lurton, daughter Mary wife of Solomon Richerson. Grandson Luke Fosque my heir-at-law. Sons-in-law Jacob Lurton, Solomon Richerson & Littleton Savage Extrs.1 
Will - Husb's*8 December 1769Rachel was named in her husband's will on 8 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Rachel in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr..2 
Land inherited*1770She inherited land in 1770 at tract A51, west of Melfa, Accomack Co, VA. Luke Fosque left 50 acres to each of his 4 daughters: Sarah the wife of Littleton Savage, Elizabeth the wife of Nelson Savage, Rachel the wife of Jacob Lurton and Mary the wife of Solomon Richerson.1 
Will*27 January 1771Rachel made a will on 27 January 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Jacob Lurton 50 acres my father gave me, & for want of heirs to my 3 sisters Mary Richardson, Sarah Savage & Elizabeth Vernelson. To Sarah Foster, wife of James Foster. Son Jacob residual legatee, & for want of heirs to 3 sisters above named. Solomon Richardson to take care of my son & learn him his trade & give him a good education. Solomon Richardson & Littleton Savage Exrs. Witt: George Cutler, John Hannaford.3 
Death*before 27 August 1771She died before 27 August 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was proved.3 
Land left*1771She left land in 1771 at tract A51, west of Melfa, Accomack Co, VA. Rachel Lurton left to her son Jacob her 50 acres of this tract and in 1782 he and his wife Sally sold to Selby Vernelson, who in 1784 (wife Elizabeth) left this 50 acres to his son Thomas.4 

Family

Jacob Lurton II b. c 1713, d. b 24 Apr 1770
Marriage*circa 1750She married Jacob Lurton II, son of John Lurton and Rachel Badger, circa 1750.2 
Child 1.Jacob Lurton III+ b. c 1755, d. b 31 Jan 1786

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 249 (will of Luke Fosque Sr.).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 257 (will of Rachel Lurton).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 798 (tract A51).

Jacob Lurton III1

M, b. circa 1755, d. before 31 January 1786
FatherJacob Lurton II b. c 1713, d. b 24 Apr 1770
MotherRachel Fosque b. c 1730, d. b 27 Aug 1771
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited28 Aug 2014
Birth*circa 1755Jacob was born circa 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*8 December 1769Jacob was named in his father's will on 8 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Jacob Lurton (under age) in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr..1 
Will - Mother's*27 January 1771Jacob was named in his mother's will on 27 January 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Rachel Lurton named a son Jacob Lurton (50 acres my father gave me), 3 sisters Mary Richardson, Sarah Savage & Elizabeth Vernelson, Sarah Foster, wife of James Foster, and Solomon Richardson & Littleton Savage Extrs.2 
Marriage*circa 1782He married Sally Polk, daughter of Capt. William Polk (shoemaker) and Sabra (71) Bradford, circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA.3,4 
Will*3 October 1785Jacob made a will on 3 October 1785 at Accomack Co, VA. To wife Sally whole estate until my daughter Betsy comes to age of 16, then my wife to have 1/2 the land during her life. To daughter Betsy all my lands & for want of heirs to my wife Sally. To Nancy Shield White, daughter Levin White. Should both my wife & daughter die without heirs then whole estate to be divided between the children of William Polk, father of my wife Sally. Wife & Levin White Exrs. Witt: John Hannaford, William Townsend, Henry Townsend.4 
Death*before 31 January 1786He died before 31 January 1786 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated.3,4 

Family

Sally Polk b. 11 Mar 1766, d. 4 Aug 1827
Children 1.Betsy Lurton4 b. c 1782
 2.William Polk Lurton5 b. c 1784, d. b 3 Oct 1785

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 257 (will of Rachel Lurton).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 836 (tract A62).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 360 (will of Jacob Lurton, wife Sally the daughter of William Polk).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 356 (will of William Bradford, wife Sarah).

Mary Bonnewell1

F, b. circa 1748
FatherJohn Bonnewell Senior b. c 1702, d. c 1790
MotherRachel Lurton b. c 1719
Last Edited29 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1748Mary was born circa 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Uncle's*8 December 1769Mary was named in her uncle's will on 8 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Mary Bonewell, daughter of John Bonewell, in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).

Thomas Savage1

M, b. circa 1720
MotherSarah (-----) b. c 1685
Last Edited5 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1720Thomas was born circa 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1762He married Elizabeth 'Betty' Lurton, daughter of John Lurton and Rachel Badger, circa 1762.1 
Anecdote*8 December 1769 On 8 Dec 1769 Jacob Savage, son of Betty and Thomas Savage of Sarah, was named in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr.1 

Family

Elizabeth 'Betty' Lurton b. c 1727
Child 1.Jacob (of Thomas) Savage b. c 1762

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).

Sarah (-----)

F, b. circa 1685
Last Edited29 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1685Sarah was born circa 1685 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Family

Child 1.Thomas Savage+ b. c 1720