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Samuel Bennett1

M, b. circa 1798
FatherWilliam Bennett (Master in Navy)1 b. Jun 1744, d. Dec 1802
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1770
Last Edited28 Jan 2016
Birth*circa 1798Samuel Bennett was born circa 1798 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Anecdote*1807 According to Gail W. Walczyk's Accomack indentures 1798-1835 Roland Bennet was indentured 29 July 1805 till age 21 to John Wharton, Samuel Bennett was indentured 28 April 1807 to William Beavans. Based also on the vestry rules Cheryl Vikaros suspects Littleton and Covington went to the Syms School in Hampton/ Elizabeth City depending on the date. Covington seems to first appear in Accomack with the War of 1812.2 
Rev War Vet relative28 March 1831He was shown to be related to a Rev War veteran on 28 March 1831 at Philadelphia, PA. It was on this date that Covington Bennett, Roland Bennett, Samuel Bennett, Littleton Bennett, Polly Bennett, now of the City of Philadephia, are the only heirs at law of William Bennett dec'd, formerly an officer in the Virginia Navy during the Rev. War.3 
Rev War Vet relative*24 November 1834He was shown to be related to a Rev War veteran on 24 November 1834. It was on this date that a list of heirs included Covington Bennett, one of the children and heirs at law of William Bennett, formerly a master in the Virginia Navy, a citizen of Acc County; Littleton Bennett, another son and heir of William Bennett removed to Elizabeth City County and died within a few months past, having been married about 8-9 years and is supposed to have left infant children and heirs; Polly Bennett, Rowland Bennett, Samuel Bennett, the remaining heirs of William Bennett, are not now citizens of the Commonwealth (of VA). Said William Bennett died Dec 1802.1 
Anecdote*1840 Samuel Bennett might have gone to Silver Creek, Greene, Ohio.2 

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 54 (heirs of William Bennett, formerly a master in the Virginia Navy).
  2. [S2584] Cheryl Bennett Vikaros, to M.K. Miles.
  3. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 21 (heirs of William Bennett, formerly an officer in the Virginia Navy).

John Morgan Sr.1

M, b. circa 1675, d. before 30 April 1751
Last Edited22 Aug 2013
Birth*circa 1675John Morgan Sr. was born circa 1675.1 
Marriage*circa 1700He married (-----) (-----) circa 1700. 
Land bought*1717John Morgan Sr. bought land in 1717 at tract A139, Mappsville, Acc Co, VA. It was in this year that John Morgin bought 200 acres of tract A139 from John and Rebeckah Morain.2 
Marriage*circa 1730He married Mary (-----) Sr. circa 1730.1 
Will*15 April 1751John made a will on 15 April 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Arnold Morgan 1/2 my land including the plantation where my said son now lives. The remainder of the land, being the plantation where I now dwell, I lend to my wife Mary Morgan during her widow & then to my son William Morgan, & for want of heirs to my son James Morgan, & for want of heirs to my son Jacob Morgan. Bal. of estate to wife during her widow then to be divided between my 4 children, Jemima, Jacob, James & William Morgan. Wife & son Arnold Exrs. Witt: William Abbott, Mary Morgan, Jr., John Evans.1 
Death*before 30 April 1751He died before 30 April 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. Arnold Morgan heir at law to the testator.1 
Land left*1751He left land in 1751 at tract A139, Mappsville, Acc Co, VA. John Morgan (wife Mary) left his 200 acres of tract A139 to his sons Arnold and William.2 

Family 1

(-----) (-----) b. c 1680
Marriage*circa 1700He married (-----) (-----) circa 1700. 
Child 1.Arnold Morgan+1 b. c 1700, d. b 26 Feb 1772

Family 2

Mary (-----) Sr. b. c 1710
Marriage*circa 1730John Morgan Sr. married Mary (-----) Sr. circa 1730.1 
Children 1.William Morgan+1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781
 2.James Morgan+1 b. c 1732, d. b 30 Dec 1760
 3.Jacob Morgan1 b. c 1734, d. b 27 Aug 1751
 4.Jemima Morgan1 b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 162 (will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1223 (tract A139).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1680
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1680(-----) (-----) was born circa 1680. 
Marriage*circa 1700She married John Morgan Sr. circa 1700. 
Married Namecirca 1700 As of circa 1700,her married name was Morgan. 

Family

John Morgan Sr. b. c 1675, d. b 30 Apr 1751
Child 1.Arnold Morgan+ b. c 1700, d. b 26 Feb 1772

Mary (-----) Sr.1

F, b. circa 1710
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1710Mary (-----) Sr. was born circa 1710.1 
Marriage*circa 1730She married John Morgan Sr. circa 1730.1 
Married Namecirca 1730 As of circa 1730,her married name was Morgan. 
Will - Husb's*15 April 1751Mary was named in her husband's will on 15 April 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Mary Morgan in the will of John Morgan Sr.1 

Family

John Morgan Sr. b. c 1675, d. b 30 Apr 1751
Children 1.William Morgan+1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781
 2.James Morgan+1 b. c 1732, d. b 30 Dec 1760
 3.Jacob Morgan1 b. c 1734, d. b 27 Aug 1751
 4.Jemima Morgan1 b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 162 (will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary).

James Morgan1

M, b. circa 1732, d. before 30 December 1760
FatherJohn Morgan Sr.1 b. c 1675, d. b 30 Apr 1751
MotherMary (-----) Sr.1 b. c 1710
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited29 Nov 2011
Birth*circa 1732James Morgan was born circa 1732 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Mary Groten, daughter of William Groten I and Mary Kellam, circa 1750.2 
Will - Father's*15 April 1751James was named in his father's will on 15 April 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son James Morgan in the will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary.1 
Death*before 30 December 1760He died before 30 December 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of James Morgan was granted to Mary Morgan with Arnold Morgan security.2 

Family

Mary Groten b. c 1735, d. b 8 Sep 1812
Child 1.Rachel Groton Morgan3 b. c 1758

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 162 (will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 172 (adm of James Morgan to Mary Morgan).
  3. [S1063] Comp. Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Orphan's Accounts, 1741-1770, p. 135.

Jacob Morgan1

M, b. circa 1734, d. before 27 August 1751
FatherJohn Morgan Sr.1 b. c 1675, d. b 30 Apr 1751
MotherMary (-----) Sr.1 b. c 1710
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1734Jacob Morgan was born circa 1734 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*15 April 1751Jacob was named in his father's will on 15 April 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son Jacob Morgan in the will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary.1 
Death*before 27 August 1751He died before 27 August 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Jacob Morgan was granted to Arnold Morgan with William Andrews securities.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 162 (will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 139 (adm of Jacob Morgan to Arnold Morgan).

Jemima Morgan1

F, b. circa 1736
FatherJohn Morgan Sr.1 b. c 1675, d. b 30 Apr 1751
MotherMary (-----) Sr.1 b. c 1710
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1736Jemima Morgan was born circa 1736 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*15 April 1751Jemima was named in her father's will on 15 April 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Jemima in the will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 162 (will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary).

Betty (-----)1

F, b. circa 1735
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1735Betty (-----) was born circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1775She married William Morgan, son of John Morgan Sr. and Mary (-----) Sr., circa 1775.1 
Married Namecirca 1775 As of circa 1775,her married name was Morgan. 
Will - Husb's*22 October 1781Betty was named in her husband's will on 22 October 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Betty in the will of William Morgan.1 

Family

William Morgan b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 331 (will of William Morgan, wife Betty).

(1w/o WmMorgan) (-----)1

F, b. circa 1730
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1730(1w/o WmMorgan) (-----) was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1754She married William Morgan, son of John Morgan Sr. and Mary (-----) Sr., circa 1754.1 
Married Namecirca 1754 As of circa 1754,her married name was Morgan. 

Family

William Morgan b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781
Children 1.John Morgan1 b. c 1754
 2.Joseph Morgan1 b. c 1758
 3.Rebecca Morgan+1 b. c 1760, d. Oct 1826
 4.William Morgan1 b. c 1762, d. b 24 Feb 1795
 5.Sinah Morgan1 b. c 1764

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 331 (will of William Morgan, wife Betty).

John Cowley1

M, b. circa 1730
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1730John Cowley was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Witnessed*2 September 1764John witnessed a will on 2 September 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Arnold Morgin, John Cowley & Edward Gunter Jr. witnessed the will of David James, wife Elizabeth.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 220 (will of David James, wife Elizabeth).

Mary Groten1

F, b. circa 1735, d. before 8 September 1812
FatherWilliam Groten I2 b. c 1689, d. b 27 Aug 1771
MotherMary Kellam2 b. c 1700, d. b 27 Feb 1776
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited27 Dec 2011
Birth*circa 1735Mary Groten was born circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Marriage*circa 1750She married James Morgan, son of John Morgan Sr. and Mary (-----) Sr., circa 1750.3 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Morgan. 
Will - Witnessed*15 April 1751Mary witnessed a will on 15 April 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date William Abbott, Mary Morgan Jr. & John Evans witnessed the will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary.4 
Administrator*30 December 1760Mary was named as administrator of an estate on 30 December 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of James Morgan was granted to Mary Morgan with Arnold Morgan security.3 
Marriage*circa 1761She married Lazarus Townsend circa 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Married Namecirca 1761 As of circa 1761,her married name was Townsend. 
Anecdote*27 April 1762 On 27 Apr 1762 in Accomack Court Ruben Shield (attorney: James Henry),who sued Lazarus Townsend and wife Molly (adm of James Morgan), was to recover 29 shillings and costs. Shield's witnesses: Geo Bonewell (two days), Abigail Shield (three days).5 
Will - Mother's*4 July 1775Mary was named in her mother's will on 4 July 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Mary Townsend in the will of Mary Groten and given 1 shilling.2 
Will - Husb's*12 March 1799Mary was named in her husband's will on 12 March 1799 at Worcester Co, MD. She was shown as wife Mary in the will of Lazarus Townsend.6 
Will*8 July 1811Mary made a will on 8 July 1811 at Worcester Co, MD. To son William and daughter Sally. Witt: John Cottingham, Elijah Willis and Levin Cottingham.7 
Death*before 8 September 1812She died before 8 September 1812 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that her will was probated.7 

Family 1

James Morgan b. c 1732, d. b 30 Dec 1760
Marriage*circa 1750She married James Morgan, son of John Morgan Sr. and Mary (-----) Sr., circa 1750.3 
Child 1.Rachel Groton Morgan8 b. c 1758

Family 2

Lazarus Townsend b. c 1740, d. b 30 May 1800
Marriage*circa 1761Mary Groten married Lazarus Townsend circa 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Children 1.Sally Townsend6 b. c 1763
 2.Levin Townsend9 b. c 1764, d. 13 Mar 1816
 3.William Townsend7 b. c 1765, d. b 29 Apr 1817

Citations

  1. [S1063] Comp. Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Orphan's Accounts, 1741-1770, p. 135 (Rachel Groten Morgan, orphan of James Morgan, account presented by Lazarus Townsend of Worcester Co, MD, 30 Aug 1770).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 293 (will of Mary Groten).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 172 (adm of James Morgan to Mary Morgan).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 162 (will of John Morgan Sr., wife Mary).
  5. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 379 (27 Apr 1762 court).
  6. [S2164] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JBR, 1799-1803, p. 6 (will of Lazarus Townsend, wife Mary).
  7. [S2225] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book MH, 1806-1813, p. 28 (will of Mary Townsend).
  8. [S1063] Comp. Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Orphan's Accounts, 1741-1770, p. 135.
  9. [S2226] Vern Skinner, Genealogy Research, The Townsend Family, 18 Nov 2011, for Michael Drummond.

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1710
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1710(-----) (-----) was born circa 1710. 
Marriage*circa 1730She married Arnold Morgan, son of John Morgan Sr. and (-----) (-----), circa 1730. 
Married Namecirca 1730 As of circa 1730,her married name was Morgan. 

Family

Arnold Morgan b. c 1700, d. b 26 Feb 1772
Children 1.Ann Morgan b. c 1730
 2.(d/o Arnold) Morgan+1 b. c 1732, d. b 1 Dec 1771
 3.Leah Morgan b. c 1740
 4.Sarah Morgan b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 259 (will of Arnold Morgan, wife Mary).

(d/o Arnold) Morgan1

F, b. circa 1732, d. before 1 December 1771
FatherArnold Morgan1 b. c 1700, d. b 26 Feb 1772
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1710
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1732(d/o Arnold) Morgan was born circa 1732 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1750She married (-----) Gillespie circa 1750.1 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Gillespie. 
Death*before 1 December 1771(d/o Arnold) Morgan died before 1 December 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently dec'd by this date as her fahter left land to his grandsons John Glasby and William Glasby, who were both underage and were to live with his wife Mary.1 

Family

(-----) Gillespie b. c 1730, d. b 1 Dec 1771
Children 1.John Gillespie+1 b. c 1758, d. b 29 May 1823
 2.William Gillespie1 b. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 259 (will of Arnold Morgan, wife Mary).

(-----) Gillespie1

M, b. circa 1730, d. before 1 December 1771
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1730(-----) Gillespie was born circa 1730.1 
Marriage*circa 1750He married (d/o Arnold) Morgan, daughter of Arnold Morgan and (-----) (-----), circa 1750.1 
Death*before 1 December 1771(-----) Gillespie died before 1 December 1771.1 

Family

(d/o Arnold) Morgan b. c 1732, d. b 1 Dec 1771
Children 1.John Gillespie+1 b. c 1758, d. b 29 May 1823
 2.William Gillespie1 b. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 259 (will of Arnold Morgan, wife Mary).

William Gillespie1

M, b. circa 1760
Father(-----) Gillespie1 b. c 1730, d. b 1 Dec 1771
Mother(d/o Arnold) Morgan1 b. c 1732, d. b 1 Dec 1771
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1760William Gillespie was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Grfath's*1 December 1771William was named in his grandfather's will on 1 December 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as grandson William Glasby (under age) in the will of Arnold Morgan, wife Mary. He and his under age brother John Glasby were to live with Arnold's wife Mary.1 
Land inherited*1772He inherited land in 1772 at tract A139, Mappsville, Acc Co, VA. It was in this year that Arnold (wife Mary) left his home place to a grandson Jon Glasby, and the plantation he had bought from Joseph Smith to another grandson William Glasby; the Smith-Morgan deed was not found, and the latter piece has not been definitely identified. As time went on, the name Glasby, sometimes spelled Glaspy or Glaspie, gradually became Gillespie, with an accent on the first syllable. While the land was not traced further, descendants of John Glasby kept adding to their holdings until only a few years when a survey showed that a Gillespie owned over 350 acres in this immediate vicinity, and there are people of that name still living on a part of the land.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 259 (will of Arnold Morgan, wife Mary).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1223 (tract A139).

Leah (-----)1

F, b. circa 1762
Last Edited31 May 2018
Birth*circa 1762Leah (-----) was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1780She married John Gillespie, son of (-----) Gillespie and (d/o Arnold) Morgan, circa 1780. 
Married Namecirca 1780 As of circa 1780,her married name was Gillespie. 

Family

John Gillespie b. c 1758, d. b 29 May 1823
Children 1.Keziah Gillespie+2 b. c 1780
 2.Sally Gillespie2 b. c 1790
 3.James Gillespie+ b. c 1795, d. b 27 Nov 1820
 4.John L. Gillespie+2 b. 15 Jun 1800, d. 26 May 1873
 5.Richard G. Gillespie2 b. c 1803, d. b 26 Mar 1855
 6.William Gillespie2 b. c 1805

Citations

  1. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896, p. 63 (death of John Gillespie, son of John & Leah).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 225 (will of John Gillaspie).

Sally Gillespie1

F, b. circa 1790
FatherJohn Gillespie1 b. c 1758, d. b 29 May 1823
MotherLeah (-----)1 b. c 1762
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1790Sally Gillespie was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*6 November 1810She married Zorobabel (of Geo) Savage, son of George (of Wm H I) Savage and Sarah (-----), on 6 November 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. John Gillespie was the security on the M.L.B. of Zorobabel Savage and Sally Gillespie.2 
Married Name6 November 1810 As of 6 November 1810,her married name was Savage. 
Will - Father's*8 May 1823Sally was named in her father's will on 8 May 1823 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Sally Savage in the will of John Gillespie.1 

Family

Zorobabel (of Geo) Savage b. c 1782

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 225 (will of John Gillaspie).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

William Gillespie1

M, b. circa 1805
FatherJohn Gillespie1 b. c 1758, d. b 29 May 1823
MotherLeah (-----)1 b. c 1762
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1805William Gillespie was born circa 1805 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*8 May 1823William was named in his father's will on 8 May 1823 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son William Gillespie in the will of John Gillespie.1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 225 (will of John Gillaspie).

Joshua Foster1

M, b. circa 1725, d. before 1 September 1773
Last Edited22 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1725Joshua Foster was born circa 1725 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land bought*October 1747He bought land in October 1747 at tract A78, Tasley, Acc Co, VA. John Scarburgh and wife Mary sold land she inherited from her grandfather John West on 30 Sep 1747. According to Whitelaw John Bell & Jonathan Sturgis bought 300 acres of tract A78 from Mary Cade Wise & her husband John Scarburgh of Maryland. The next month they, with their respective wives Elizabeth and Parker, sold 100 acres to Joshua Foster; presumably Bell and Sturgis divided the remainder equally and tracing of the latter part was discontinued.2,3 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Anne Bell circa 1750.4 
Will*5 August 1773Joshua made a will on 5 August 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Absalom Foster plantation where I live for life, reversion to my 2 grandsons Joshua Foster, son of my son Absalom Foster, & Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. The land I bought of Jemima Booth lying over the road to return from whence it came after the crop is taken off. To Jemima Booth negro during her widow then to return to my estate 3 Daughters Betty, Peggy & Siner residual legatees. Mekeel Bonwell, Sr. Exr. Witt: Thomas Foster, Levener Foster, Mekeel Bonwell.1 
Death*before 1 September 1773He died before 1 September 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. Absalom Foster heir at law to the testator.1 
Land cause*9 May 1795He was named in a land cause on 9 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. That Joshua Foster of the County of Accomack, being seized of the lands in the declaration mentioned in fee, and also possessed of sundry slaves & a considerable personal estate, and having issue Ab
salom Foster, his only son & heir apparent & Betty, Peggy & Sinah, three daughters, also two grandsons, to-wit: Joshua Foster, a son of the aforesaid Absalom Foster & Joshua Hickman, the eldest son & heir apparent of the aforesaid Peggy, by Custis Hickman, her husband, on the 5 Aug. 1773, made his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To son Absalom plantation where I now live during his natural life, then to be equally divided between my two grandsons Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. Land purchased of Jemimah Booth, lying over the road, to return whence it came after the crop is taken off. Jemimah Booth to have my negro wench Lisha as long as she lives in the station she now is in, but if she marry or suffer her children or anybody else to abuse the said wench, then to return to my estate to be divided between the rest of my children hereafter named. Daughters Betty, Peggy & Sinah resid. legatees. That after the making of the said will the said Joshua departed this life on the ____ Aug. of the same year, seized & possessed as aforesaid, which said will was proved on the 1 day Sept. 1773 and admitted to record; That after the death of the said Joshua Foster the said Absalom Foster entered into the premises in the declaration mentioned and was possessed thereof, and afterwards Joshua Hickman, one of the grandsons before mentioned, on the ____ day of April, 1786, died an infant, intestate and without issue, leaving Custis Hickman, his father aforesaid, Peggy Hickman, his mother aforesaid, and several sisters then living; that afterwards the said Absalom Foster being still possessed of the premises as aforesaid, together with his wife, Charity, to-wit: on the 23 Mar. 1787, conveyed 50 acres of land, being part of the said premises, to John Boisnard; that the said Absalom Foster and his wife Charity, on the 20 Feb. 1792, demised, granted and to farm lett the residue of the premises in the declaration mentioned to the said John Boisnard, for and during the term of 10 years commencing the 1 Jan. then last past, and afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1792 the said Absalom Foster died intestate leaving issue William Foster, his eldest son, Leah Foster, Joshua Foster, Sally Foster, George Foster, Samuel Foster & Betty Foster. We also find that Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and grandson of the said Joshua Foster the testator as aforesaid, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1794, died intestate and without issue, leaving his said brothers and sisters then living &c.5 

Family

Anne Bell b. c 1730, d. b 27 Dec 1774
Children 1.Absalom Foster+1 b. c 1750, d. Oct 1792
 2.Peggy Foster+1 b. c 1752
 3.Betty Foster1 b. c 1754
 4.Siner Foster1 b. c 1756

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 957 (tract A78).
  3. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 521 (Anthony West Family).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 281 (wlll of Anne Foster, m/o Absalom & others).
  5. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 58 & 59.

Anne Bell1

F, b. circa 1730, d. before 27 December 1774
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1730Anne Bell was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1750She married Joshua Foster circa 1750.1 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Foster. 
Will*17 December 1774Anne made a will on 17 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. Daughter Betty Poolman. Daughter Pegey Hinmon. Daughter Siner Foster. Daughter Absalom Foster. Daughters Betty, Pegey & Siner residual legatees. Son Aboalom Exr. Witt: John Foster, Jacob Bell, Michael Borwell.1 
Death*before 27 December 1774She died before 27 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Joshua Foster b. c 1725, d. b 1 Sep 1773
Children 1.Absalom Foster+1 b. c 1750, d. Oct 1792
 2.Peggy Foster+2 b. c 1752
 3.Betty Foster2 b. c 1754
 4.Siner Foster2 b. c 1756

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 281 (wlll of Anne Foster, m/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).

Charity (-----)1

F, b. circa 1750
Last Edited22 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1750Charity (-----) was born circa 1750. 
Marriage*circa 1770She married Absalom Foster, son of Joshua Foster and Anne Bell, circa 1770. 
Married Namecirca 1770 As of circa 1770,her married name was Foster. 
Land cause*9 May 1795Charity (-----) was named in a land cause on 9 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. That Joshua Foster of the County of Accomack, being seized of the lands in the declaration mentioned in fee, and also possessed of sundry slaves & a considerable personal estate, and having issue Ab
salom Foster, his only son & heir apparent & Betty, Peggy & Sinah, three daughters, also two grandsons, to-wit: Joshua Foster, a son of the aforesaid Absalom Foster & Joshua Hickman, the eldest son & heir apparent of the aforesaid Peggy, by Custis Hickman, her husband, on the 5 Aug. 1773, made his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To son Absalom plantation where I now live during his natural life, then to be equally divided between my two grandsons Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. Land purchased of Jemimah Booth, lying over the road, to return whence it came after the crop is taken off. Jemimah Booth to have my negro wench Lisha as long as she lives in the station she now is in, but if she marry or suffer her children or anybody else to abuse the said wench, then to return to my estate to be divided between the rest of my children hereafter named. Daughters Betty, Peggy & Sinah resid. legatees. That after the making of the said will the said Joshua departed this life on the ____ Aug. of the same year, seized & possessed as aforesaid, which said will was proved on the 1 day Sept. 1773 and admitted to record; That after the death of the said Joshua Foster the said Absalom Foster entered into the premises in the declaration mentioned and was possessed thereof, and afterwards Joshua Hickman, one of the grandsons before mentioned, on the ____ day of April, 1786, died an infant, intestate and without issue, leaving Custis Hickman, his father aforesaid, Peggy Hickman, his mother aforesaid, and several sisters then living; that afterwards the said Absalom Foster being still possessed of the premises as aforesaid, together with his wife, Charity, to-wit: on the 23 Mar. 1787, conveyed 50 acres of land, being part of the said premises, to John Boisnard; that the said Absalom Foster and his wife Charity, on the 20 Feb. 1792, demised, granted and to farm lett the residue of the premises in the declaration mentioned to the said John Boisnard, for and during the term of 10 years commencing the 1 Jan. then last past, and afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1792 the said Absalom Foster died intestate leaving issue William Foster, his eldest son, Leah Foster, Joshua Foster, Sally Foster, George Foster, Samuel Foster & Betty Foster. We also find that Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and grandson of the said Joshua Foster the testator as aforesaid, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1794, died intestate and without issue, leaving his said brothers and sisters then living &c.1 

Family

Absalom Foster b. c 1750, d. Oct 1792
Children 1.William Foster1 b. c 1770
 2.Leah Foster1 b. c 1772
 3.Joshua Foster2 b. c 1773, d. b 18 Nov 1794
 4.Sally Foster1 b. c 1775
 5.George Foster1 b. c 1778
 6.Samuel Foster1 b. c 1780
 7.Betty Foster1 b. c 1782

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 58 & 59.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).

Joshua Foster1

M, b. circa 1773, d. before 18 November 1794
FatherAbsalom Foster1 b. c 1750, d. Oct 1792
MotherCharity (-----)1 b. c 1750
Last Edited22 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1773Joshua Foster was born circa 1773 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Grfath's*5 August 1773Joshua was named in his grandfather's will on 5 August 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my grandson Joshua Foster, son of my son Absalom Foster, in the will of Joshua Foster.1 
Death*before 18 November 1794He died before 18 November 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Joshua Foster was granted to John Poolman with John Moore security.2 
Land cause*9 May 1795He was named in a land cause on 9 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. That Joshua Foster of the County of Accomack, being seized of the lands in the declaration mentioned in fee, and also possessed of sundry slaves & a considerable personal estate, and having issue Ab
salom Foster, his only son & heir apparent & Betty, Peggy & Sinah, three daughters, also two grandsons, to-wit: Joshua Foster, a son of the aforesaid Absalom Foster & Joshua Hickman, the eldest son & heir apparent of the aforesaid Peggy, by Custis Hickman, her husband, on the 5 Aug. 1773, made his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To son Absalom plantation where I now live during his natural life, then to be equally divided between my two grandsons Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. Land purchased of Jemimah Booth, lying over the road, to return whence it came after the crop is taken off. Jemimah Booth to have my negro wench Lisha as long as she lives in the station she now is in, but if she marry or suffer her children or anybody else to abuse the said wench, then to return to my estate to be divided between the rest of my children hereafter named. Daughters Betty, Peggy & Sinah resid. legatees. That after the making of the said will the said Joshua departed this life on the ____ Aug. of the same year, seized & possessed as aforesaid, which said will was proved on the 1 day Sept. 1773 and admitted to record; That after the death of the said Joshua Foster the said Absalom Foster entered into the premises in the declaration mentioned and was possessed thereof, and afterwards Joshua Hickman, one of the grandsons before mentioned, on the ____ day of April, 1786, died an infant, intestate and without issue, leaving Custis Hickman, his father aforesaid, Peggy Hickman, his mother aforesaid, and several sisters then living; that afterwards the said Absalom Foster being still possessed of the premises as aforesaid, together with his wife, Charity, to-wit: on the 23 Mar. 1787, conveyed 50 acres of land, being part of the said premises, to John Boisnard; that the said Absalom Foster and his wife Charity, on the 20 Feb. 1792, demised, granted and to farm lett the residue of the premises in the declaration mentioned to the said John Boisnard, for and during the term of 10 years commencing the 1 Jan. then last past, and afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1792 the said Absalom Foster died intestate leaving issue William Foster, his eldest son, Leah Foster, Joshua Foster, Sally Foster, George Foster, Samuel Foster & Betty Foster. We also find that Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and grandson of the said Joshua Foster the testator as aforesaid, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1794, died intestate and without issue, leaving his said brothers and sisters then living &c.3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 411 (adm of Joshua Foster to John Poolman).
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 58 & 59.

Peggy Foster1

F, b. circa 1752
FatherJoshua Foster1 b. c 1725, d. b 1 Sep 1773
MotherAnne Bell1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Dec 1774
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited30 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1752Peggy Foster was born circa 1752 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1770She married Custis Hickman, son of Henry Hickman II and Susanna (of Daniel) Watson, circa 1770.1 
Married Namecirca 1770 As of circa 1770,her married name was Hickman. 
Will - Father's*5 August 1773Peggy was named in her father's will on 5 August 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Peggy Hickman in the will of Joshua Foster. He also named her son Joshua Hickman and a Custis Hickman.1 
Will - Mother's*17 December 1774Peggy was named in her mother's will on 17 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Pegey Hinmon(sic?) in the will of Anne Foster.2 
Land cause*9 May 1795She was named in a land cause on 9 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. That Joshua Foster of the County of Accomack, being seized of the lands in the declaration mentioned in fee, and also possessed of sundry slaves & a considerable personal estate, and having issue Ab
salom Foster, his only son & heir apparent & Betty, Peggy & Sinah, three daughters, also two grandsons, to-wit: Joshua Foster, a son of the aforesaid Absalom Foster & Joshua Hickman, the eldest son & heir apparent of the aforesaid Peggy, by Custis Hickman, her husband, on the 5 Aug. 1773, made his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To son Absalom plantation where I now live during his natural life, then to be equally divided between my two grandsons Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. Land purchased of Jemimah Booth, lying over the road, to return whence it came after the crop is taken off. Jemimah Booth to have my negro wench Lisha as long as she lives in the station she now is in, but if she marry or suffer her children or anybody else to abuse the said wench, then to return to my estate to be divided between the rest of my children hereafter named. Daughters Betty, Peggy & Sinah resid. legatees. That after the making of the said will the said Joshua departed this life on the ____ Aug. of the same year, seized & possessed as aforesaid, which said will was proved on the 1 day Sept. 1773 and admitted to record; That after the death of the said Joshua Foster the said Absalom Foster entered into the premises in the declaration mentioned and was possessed thereof, and afterwards Joshua Hickman, one of the grandsons before mentioned, on the ____ day of April, 1786, died an infant, intestate and without issue, leaving Custis Hickman, his father aforesaid, Peggy Hickman, his mother aforesaid, and several sisters then living; that afterwards the said Absalom Foster being still possessed of the premises as aforesaid, together with his wife, Charity, to-wit: on the 23 Mar. 1787, conveyed 50 acres of land, being part of the said premises, to John Boisnard; that the said Absalom Foster and his wife Charity, on the 20 Feb. 1792, demised, granted and to farm lett the residue of the premises in the declaration mentioned to the said John Boisnard, for and during the term of 10 years commencing the 1 Jan. then last past, and afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1792 the said Absalom Foster died intestate leaving issue William Foster, his eldest son, Leah Foster, Joshua Foster, Sally Foster, George Foster, Samuel Foster & Betty Foster. We also find that Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and grandson of the said Joshua Foster the testator as aforesaid, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1794, died intestate and without issue, leaving his said brothers and sisters then living &c.3 

Family

Custis Hickman b. c 1740, d. b 27 Jun 1786
Children 1.Joshua (of Custis) Hickman1 b. c 1770, d. Apr 1786
 2.Sally Hickman3 b. c 1775
 3.Susan 'Susy' Hickman4 b. c 1777

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 281 (wlll of Anne Foster, m/o Absalom & others).
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 58 & 59.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 363 (will of Custis Hickman).

Custis Hickman1

M, b. circa 1740, d. before 27 June 1786
FatherHenry Hickman II2 b. c 1702
MotherSusanna (of Daniel) Watson2 b. c 1716, d. bt 1745 - 1746
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited30 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1740Custis Hickman was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Land sold*1766He sold land in 1766 at head of Occahannock Creek, Accomack Co, VA. It was in this year that Henry Hickman was joined by his son Custis Hickman in selling land near the head of Occahannock Creek.2 
Marriage*circa 1770He married Peggy Foster, daughter of Joshua Foster and Anne Bell, circa 1770.1 
Will - Father-in-law*5 August 1773Custis was named in his father-in-law's will on 5 August 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Custis Hickman in the will of Joshua Foster, who also named Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman.1 
Will*1 May 1786Custis made a will on 1 May 1786 at Accomack Co, VA. Two daughters Sally Hickman & Susy Hickman sole legatees. George Garrison Exr. Witt: Robert Snead, William Arbuckle.3 
Death*before 27 June 1786He died before 27 June 1786 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.3 
Land cause*9 May 1795He was named in a land cause on 9 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. That Joshua Foster of the County of Accomack, being seized of the lands in the declaration mentioned in fee, and also possessed of sundry slaves & a considerable personal estate, and having issue Ab
salom Foster, his only son & heir apparent & Betty, Peggy & Sinah, three daughters, also two grandsons, to-wit: Joshua Foster, a son of the aforesaid Absalom Foster & Joshua Hickman, the eldest son & heir apparent of the aforesaid Peggy, by Custis Hickman, her husband, on the 5 Aug. 1773, made his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To son Absalom plantation where I now live during his natural life, then to be equally divided between my two grandsons Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. Land purchased of Jemimah Booth, lying over the road, to return whence it came after the crop is taken off. Jemimah Booth to have my negro wench Lisha as long as she lives in the station she now is in, but if she marry or suffer her children or anybody else to abuse the said wench, then to return to my estate to be divided between the rest of my children hereafter named. Daughters Betty, Peggy & Sinah resid. legatees. That after the making of the said will the said Joshua departed this life on the ____ Aug. of the same year, seized & possessed as aforesaid, which said will was proved on the 1 day Sept. 1773 and admitted to record; That after the death of the said Joshua Foster the said Absalom Foster entered into the premises in the declaration mentioned and was possessed thereof, and afterwards Joshua Hickman, one of the grandsons before mentioned, on the ____ day of April, 1786, died an infant, intestate and without issue, leaving Custis Hickman, his father aforesaid, Peggy Hickman, his mother aforesaid, and several sisters then living; that afterwards the said Absalom Foster being still possessed of the premises as aforesaid, together with his wife, Charity, to-wit: on the 23 Mar. 1787, conveyed 50 acres of land, being part of the said premises, to John Boisnard; that the said Absalom Foster and his wife Charity, on the 20 Feb. 1792, demised, granted and to farm lett the residue of the premises in the declaration mentioned to the said John Boisnard, for and during the term of 10 years commencing the 1 Jan. then last past, and afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1792 the said Absalom Foster died intestate leaving issue William Foster, his eldest son, Leah Foster, Joshua Foster, Sally Foster, George Foster, Samuel Foster & Betty Foster. We also find that Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and grandson of the said Joshua Foster the testator as aforesaid, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1794, died intestate and without issue, leaving his said brothers and sisters then living &c.4 

Family

Peggy Foster b. c 1752
Marriage*circa 1770He married Peggy Foster, daughter of Joshua Foster and Anne Bell, circa 1770.1 
Children 1.Joshua (of Custis) Hickman1 b. c 1770, d. Apr 1786
 2.Sally Hickman4 b. c 1775
 3.Susan 'Susy' Hickman3 b. c 1777

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S2420] Mary Frances Carey, William Hickman and Accomack County, Virginia Descendants, p. 5 (Acc Deeds 1757-1770, p. 414).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 363 (will of Custis Hickman).
  4. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 58 & 59.

Joshua (of Custis) Hickman1

M, b. circa 1770, d. April 1786
FatherCustis Hickman1 b. c 1740, d. b 27 Jun 1786
MotherPeggy Foster1 b. c 1752
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited30 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1770Joshua (of Custis) Hickman was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Grfath's*5 August 1773Joshua was named in his grandfather's will on 5 August 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as grandson Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman, in the will of Joshua Foster.1 
Death*April 1786He died in April 1786 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Land cause*9 May 1795He was named in a land cause on 9 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. That Joshua Foster of the County of Accomack, being seized of the lands in the declaration mentioned in fee, and also possessed of sundry slaves & a considerable personal estate, and having issue Ab
salom Foster, his only son & heir apparent & Betty, Peggy & Sinah, three daughters, also two grandsons, to-wit: Joshua Foster, a son of the aforesaid Absalom Foster & Joshua Hickman, the eldest son & heir apparent of the aforesaid Peggy, by Custis Hickman, her husband, on the 5 Aug. 1773, made his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To son Absalom plantation where I now live during his natural life, then to be equally divided between my two grandsons Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. Land purchased of Jemimah Booth, lying over the road, to return whence it came after the crop is taken off. Jemimah Booth to have my negro wench Lisha as long as she lives in the station she now is in, but if she marry or suffer her children or anybody else to abuse the said wench, then to return to my estate to be divided between the rest of my children hereafter named. Daughters Betty, Peggy & Sinah resid. legatees. That after the making of the said will the said Joshua departed this life on the ____ Aug. of the same year, seized & possessed as aforesaid, which said will was proved on the 1 day Sept. 1773 and admitted to record; That after the death of the said Joshua Foster the said Absalom Foster entered into the premises in the declaration mentioned and was possessed thereof, and afterwards Joshua Hickman, one of the grandsons before mentioned, on the ____ day of April, 1786, died an infant, intestate and without issue, leaving Custis Hickman, his father aforesaid, Peggy Hickman, his mother aforesaid, and several sisters then living; that afterwards the said Absalom Foster being still possessed of the premises as aforesaid, together with his wife, Charity, to-wit: on the 23 Mar. 1787, conveyed 50 acres of land, being part of the said premises, to John Boisnard; that the said Absalom Foster and his wife Charity, on the 20 Feb. 1792, demised, granted and to farm lett the residue of the premises in the declaration mentioned to the said John Boisnard, for and during the term of 10 years commencing the 1 Jan. then last past, and afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1792 the said Absalom Foster died intestate leaving issue William Foster, his eldest son, Leah Foster, Joshua Foster, Sally Foster, George Foster, Samuel Foster & Betty Foster. We also find that Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and grandson of the said Joshua Foster the testator as aforesaid, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1794, died intestate and without issue, leaving his said brothers and sisters then living &c.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 58 & 59.

Betty Foster1

F, b. circa 1754
FatherJoshua Foster1 b. c 1725, d. b 1 Sep 1773
MotherAnne Bell1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Dec 1774
Last Edited22 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1754Betty Foster was born circa 1754 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*5 August 1773Betty was named in her father's will on 5 August 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Betty in the will of Joshua Foster.1 
Marriage*circa 1774She married John Poolman circa 1774.2 
Married Namecirca 1774 As of circa 1774,her married name was Poolman. 
Will - Mother's*17 December 1774Betty was named in her mother's will on 17 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Betty Poolman in the will of Anne Foster.2 
Land cause*9 May 1795She was named in a land cause on 9 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. That Joshua Foster of the County of Accomack, being seized of the lands in the declaration mentioned in fee, and also possessed of sundry slaves & a considerable personal estate, and having issue Ab
salom Foster, his only son & heir apparent & Betty, Peggy & Sinah, three daughters, also two grandsons, to-wit: Joshua Foster, a son of the aforesaid Absalom Foster & Joshua Hickman, the eldest son & heir apparent of the aforesaid Peggy, by Custis Hickman, her husband, on the 5 Aug. 1773, made his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To son Absalom plantation where I now live during his natural life, then to be equally divided between my two grandsons Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. Land purchased of Jemimah Booth, lying over the road, to return whence it came after the crop is taken off. Jemimah Booth to have my negro wench Lisha as long as she lives in the station she now is in, but if she marry or suffer her children or anybody else to abuse the said wench, then to return to my estate to be divided between the rest of my children hereafter named. Daughters Betty, Peggy & Sinah resid. legatees. That after the making of the said will the said Joshua departed this life on the ____ Aug. of the same year, seized & possessed as aforesaid, which said will was proved on the 1 day Sept. 1773 and admitted to record; That after the death of the said Joshua Foster the said Absalom Foster entered into the premises in the declaration mentioned and was possessed thereof, and afterwards Joshua Hickman, one of the grandsons before mentioned, on the ____ day of April, 1786, died an infant, intestate and without issue, leaving Custis Hickman, his father aforesaid, Peggy Hickman, his mother aforesaid, and several sisters then living; that afterwards the said Absalom Foster being still possessed of the premises as aforesaid, together with his wife, Charity, to-wit: on the 23 Mar. 1787, conveyed 50 acres of land, being part of the said premises, to John Boisnard; that the said Absalom Foster and his wife Charity, on the 20 Feb. 1792, demised, granted and to farm lett the residue of the premises in the declaration mentioned to the said John Boisnard, for and during the term of 10 years commencing the 1 Jan. then last past, and afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1792 the said Absalom Foster died intestate leaving issue William Foster, his eldest son, Leah Foster, Joshua Foster, Sally Foster, George Foster, Samuel Foster & Betty Foster. We also find that Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and grandson of the said Joshua Foster the testator as aforesaid, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1794, died intestate and without issue, leaving his said brothers and sisters then living &c.3 

Family

John Poolman b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 281 (wlll of Anne Foster, m/o Absalom & others).
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 58 & 59.

Siner Foster1

F, b. circa 1756
FatherJoshua Foster1 b. c 1725, d. b 1 Sep 1773
MotherAnne Bell1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Dec 1774
Last Edited22 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1756Siner Foster was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*5 August 1773Siner was named in her father's will on 5 August 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Siner in the will of Joshua Foster.1 
Will - Mother's*17 December 1774Siner was named in her mother's will on 17 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Siner Foster in the will of Anne Foster.2 
Will - Witnessed*21 August 1790Siner witnessed a will on 21 August 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Sinah Foster, Walter Beavans & Margaret Custis Beavins witnessed the will of George Latchum, wife Elizabeth.3 
Land cause*9 May 1795She was named in a land cause on 9 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. That Joshua Foster of the County of Accomack, being seized of the lands in the declaration mentioned in fee, and also possessed of sundry slaves & a considerable personal estate, and having issue Ab
salom Foster, his only son & heir apparent & Betty, Peggy & Sinah, three daughters, also two grandsons, to-wit: Joshua Foster, a son of the aforesaid Absalom Foster & Joshua Hickman, the eldest son & heir apparent of the aforesaid Peggy, by Custis Hickman, her husband, on the 5 Aug. 1773, made his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To son Absalom plantation where I now live during his natural life, then to be equally divided between my two grandsons Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and Joshua Hickman, son of my daughter Peggy Hickman. To Custis Hickman. Land purchased of Jemimah Booth, lying over the road, to return whence it came after the crop is taken off. Jemimah Booth to have my negro wench Lisha as long as she lives in the station she now is in, but if she marry or suffer her children or anybody else to abuse the said wench, then to return to my estate to be divided between the rest of my children hereafter named. Daughters Betty, Peggy & Sinah resid. legatees. That after the making of the said will the said Joshua departed this life on the ____ Aug. of the same year, seized & possessed as aforesaid, which said will was proved on the 1 day Sept. 1773 and admitted to record; That after the death of the said Joshua Foster the said Absalom Foster entered into the premises in the declaration mentioned and was possessed thereof, and afterwards Joshua Hickman, one of the grandsons before mentioned, on the ____ day of April, 1786, died an infant, intestate and without issue, leaving Custis Hickman, his father aforesaid, Peggy Hickman, his mother aforesaid, and several sisters then living; that afterwards the said Absalom Foster being still possessed of the premises as aforesaid, together with his wife, Charity, to-wit: on the 23 Mar. 1787, conveyed 50 acres of land, being part of the said premises, to John Boisnard; that the said Absalom Foster and his wife Charity, on the 20 Feb. 1792, demised, granted and to farm lett the residue of the premises in the declaration mentioned to the said John Boisnard, for and during the term of 10 years commencing the 1 Jan. then last past, and afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1792 the said Absalom Foster died intestate leaving issue William Foster, his eldest son, Leah Foster, Joshua Foster, Sally Foster, George Foster, Samuel Foster & Betty Foster. We also find that Joshua Foster, son of the said Absalom, and grandson of the said Joshua Foster the testator as aforesaid, to-wit: on the ____ Oct. 1794, died intestate and without issue, leaving his said brothers and sisters then living &c.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 272 (will of Joshua Foster, f/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 281 (wlll of Anne Foster, m/o Absalom & others).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 390 (will of George Latchum, wife Elizabeth).
  4. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 58 & 59.

John Poolman1

M, b. circa 1750
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1750John Poolman was born circa 1750.1 
Marriage*circa 1774He married Betty Foster, daughter of Joshua Foster and Anne Bell, circa 1774.1 
Administrator*18 November 1794John was named as administrator of an estate on 18 November 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Joshua Foster was granted to John Poolman with John Moore security.2 

Family

Betty Foster b. c 1754

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 281 (wlll of Anne Foster, m/o Absalom & others).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 411 (adm of Joshua Foster to John Poolman).

John Bell1

M, b. circa 1706, d. before 25 March 1760
FatherEdward Bell1 b. c 1680, d. b 29 Nov 1743
MotherMary (-----)1 b. c 1686, d. b 30 Sep 1760
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1706John Bell was born circa 1706 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1730He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1730.2 
Will - Father's*24 July 1742John was named in his father's will on 24 July 1742 at Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as son John Bell in the will of Edward Bell, wife Mary. He was shown as heir at law at probate.1 
Land bought*30 September 1747He bought land on 30 September 1747 at tract A78, Tasley, Acc Co, VA. John Bell & Jonathan Sturgis bought 300 acres of tract A78 from Mary Cade Wise & her husband John Scarburgh of Maryland. The next month they, with their respective wives Elizabeth and Parker, sold 100 acres to Joshua Foster; presumably Bell and Sturgis divided the remainder equally and tracing of the latter part was discontinued.3,4 
Will*8 February 1753John made a will on 8 February 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. Wife Elizabeth. Son William Bell 100 acres where I live. Bal. of estate to all my children except William. Wife Exec. Witt: Stephen Fitzgerald, Tabitha Foster, John Foster.2 
Death*before 25 March 1760He died before 25 March 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated.2 
Land left*1760He left land in 1760 at tract A133, Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. In 1760 John Bell (wife Elizabeth) left to his son William. In 1774 William and Bridgett Bell sold an indefinite acreage to James Aleworth, and 3 years later he and his wife Susannah sold as 80 acres to Elijah Bird. In 1777 the Bells sold 48 acres to Bird, and in 1791 he and his wife Bridgett sold it all as 120 acres to Major Bird.5 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1710
Marriage*circa 1730He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1730.2 
Children 1.William Bell Sr.+2 b. c 1732
 2.(other c/o Jno) Bell2 b. c 1735

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Edward Bell, wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 957 (tract A78).
  4. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 521 (Anthony West Family).
  5. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1212-1213 (tract A133).

William Bell1

M, b. circa 1708, d. before 27 March 1764
FatherEdward Bell1 b. c 1680, d. b 29 Nov 1743
MotherMary (-----)1 b. c 1686, d. b 30 Sep 1760
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1708William Bell was born circa 1708 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*24 July 1742William was named in his father's will on 24 July 1742 at Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as son William Bell in the will of Edward Bell, wife Mary. He was given my plantation where I now live containing 101 acres on Muddy Creek Branch.1 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Bridget (-----) circa 1750.2 
Will - Mother's*19 June 1759William was named in his mother's will on 19 June 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son William Bell in the will of Mary Bell.3 
Will - Witnessed*25 September 1762William witnessed a will on 25 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Arnold Morgin, William Bell & Bridget Bell witnessed the will of Edmond Kelly, wife Catherine.4 
Death*before 27 March 1764He died before 27 March 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of William Bell was granted to Bridget Bell with John Northam & William Warner securities.2 

Family

Bridget (-----) b. c 1730

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Edward Bell, wife Mary).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 206 (adm of William Bell to Bridget Bell).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 200 (will of Mary Bell, m/o Tabitha Thatam & others).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 212 (will of Edmond Kelly, wife Catherine).

Elias Bell1

M, b. circa 1710
FatherEdward Bell1 b. c 1680, d. b 29 Nov 1743
MotherMary (-----)1 b. c 1686, d. b 30 Sep 1760
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1710Elias Bell was born circa 1710 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*24 July 1742Elias was named in his father's will on 24 July 1742 at Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as son Elias Bell in the will of Edward Bell, wife Mary.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Edward Bell, wife Mary).

Elizabeth Bell1

F, b. circa 1726
FatherEdward Bell1 b. c 1680, d. b 29 Nov 1743
MotherMary (-----)1 b. c 1686, d. b 30 Sep 1760
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1726Elizabeth Bell was born circa 1726 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*24 July 1742Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 24 July 1742 at Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Elizabeth Bell in the will of Edward Bell, wife Mary.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Edward Bell, wife Mary).

(s/o Edw) Bell1

M, b. circa 1712, d. before 24 July 1742
FatherEdward Bell1 b. c 1680, d. b 29 Nov 1743
MotherMary (-----)1 b. c 1686, d. b 30 Sep 1760
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1712(s/o Edw) Bell was born circa 1712 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1735He married (-----) (-----) circa 1735.1 
Death*before 24 July 1742(s/o Edw) Bell died before 24 July 1742 at Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. He was evidently dec'd by this date as his father Edward Bell, wife Mary, named a granddaughter Susanna Bell in his will instead of him.1 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1715
Child 1.Susanna Bell1 b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Edward Bell, wife Mary).

(-----) (-----)1

F, b. circa 1715
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1715(-----) (-----) was born circa 1715.1 
Marriage*circa 1735She married (s/o Edw) Bell, son of Edward Bell and Mary (-----), circa 1735.1 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Bell. 

Family

(s/o Edw) Bell b. c 1712, d. b 24 Jul 1742
Child 1.Susanna Bell1 b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Edward Bell, wife Mary).

Susanna Bell1

F, b. circa 1736
Father(s/o Edw) Bell1 b. c 1712, d. b 24 Jul 1742
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1715
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1736Susanna Bell was born circa 1736 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Grfath's*24 July 1742Susanna was named in her grandfather's will on 24 July 1742 at Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as granddaughter Susanna Bell in the will of Edward Bell, wife Mary.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 131 (will of Edward Bell, wife Mary).

(2 wife of JnoNortham) (-----)

F, b. circa 1750, d. before 1784
Last Edited31 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1750(2 wife of JnoNortham) (-----) was born circa 1750. 
Marriage*circa 1770She married John (of Thos) Northam, son of Thomas (of John) Northam and Comfort Lucas, circa 1770. 
Married Namecirca 1770 As of circa 1770,her married name was Northam. 
Death*before 1784(2 wife of JnoNortham) (-----) died before 1784. 

Family

John (of Thos) Northam b. c 1708, d. 1796
Child 1.Leah Northam+ b. c 1775

Elizabeth (-----)1

F, b. circa 1710
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1710Elizabeth (-----) was born circa 1710.1 
Marriage*circa 1730She married John Bell, son of Edward Bell and Mary (-----), circa 1730.1 
Married Namecirca 1730 As of circa 1730,her married name was Bell. 
Will - Husb's*8 February 1753Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 8 February 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Elizabeth in the will of John Bell.1 

Family

John Bell b. c 1706, d. b 25 Mar 1760
Children 1.William Bell Sr.+1 b. c 1732
 2.(other c/o Jno) Bell1 b. c 1735

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth).

William Bell Sr.1

M, b. circa 1732
FatherJohn Bell2 b. c 1706, d. b 25 Mar 1760
MotherElizabeth (-----)2 b. c 1710
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1732William Bell Sr. was born circa 1732 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*8 February 1753William was named in his father's will on 8 February 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son William Bell in the will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth. There were other children, but he was the only one named.2 
Marriage*circa 1754He married Bridgett (-----) circa 1754.3 
Land inherited*1760William Bell Sr. inherited land in 1760 at tract A133, Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. It was in this year that John Bell (wife Elizabeth) left to his son William.3 
Land sold*1774He sold land in 1774 at tract A133, Muddy Creek, Acc Co, VA. It was in this year that William and Bridgett Bell sold an indefinite acreage to James Aleworth, and 3 years later he and his wife Susannah sold as 80 acres to Elijah Bird. In 1777 the Bells sold 48 acres to Bird, and in 1791 he and his wife Bridgett sold it all as 120 acres to Major Bird.3 
Will - Aunt's*26 June 1775William was named in his aunt's will on 26 June 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my cousin (meaning newphew) William Bell. She also named his son & daughter Jacob Bell & Ann Foster.4 
Administrator*24 February 1795William was named as administrator of an estate on 24 February 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of William Morgan was granted to William Bell Sr. with John Moore & Edward Bell securities.5 

Family

Bridgett (-----) b. c 1735
Marriage*circa 1754He married Bridgett (-----) circa 1754.3 
Children 1.Jacob Bell+4 b. c 1754, d. b 27 Feb 1788
 2.Ann Foster Bell4 b. c 1758

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth) & p. 412 (adm of William Morgan to William Bell Sr.).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1212-1213 (tract A133).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of Mary Morgan).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 412 (adm of William Morgan to William Bell Sr).

Tabitha (-----)1

F, b. circa 1720
Last Edited30 May 2011
Birth*circa 1720Tabitha (-----) was born circa 1720 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1738She married William Shephard Foster, son of John Foster and Elizabeth 'Betty' Shepherd, circa 1738.1 
Married Namecirca 1738 As of circa 1738,her married name was Foster. 
Will - Witnessed*8 February 1753Tabitha witnessed a will on 8 February 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald, Tabitha Foster and John Foster witnessed the will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth.2 
Will - Husb's*4 November 1772Tabitha was named in her husband's will on 4 November 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Tabitha in the will of William Foster.1 

Family

William Shephard Foster b. c 1712, d. b 24 Nov 1772
Children 1.John Foster+1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
 2.James Foster1 b. c 1742, d. b 27 Jul 1773
 3.Comfort Foster1 b. c 1744

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 268 (will of William Foster, wife Tabitha).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth).

John Foster1

M, b. circa 1738, d. before 1 September 1785
FatherWilliam Shephard Foster1 b. c 1712, d. b 24 Nov 1772
MotherTabitha (-----)1 b. c 1720
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1738John Foster was born circa 1738 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Witnessed*8 February 1753John witnessed a will on 8 February 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald, Tabitha Foster and John Foster witnessed the will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth.2 
Marriage*circa 1760He married Levinah (-----) circa 1760.3 
Land sold*February 1764John Foster sold land in February 1764 at tract A78, Tasley, Acc Co, VA. John & Levinah Foster sold 4 acres to the vestry of St. Georges Parish for a church & churchyard.3 
Will - Father's*4 November 1772John was named in his father's will on 4 November 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son John Foster in the will of William Foster, wife Tabitha. He was shown as heir at law at probate. He was to have my plantation after wife Tabitha's widowood.1 
Will - Witnessed17 December 1774John witnessed a will on 17 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Foster, Jacob Bell & Michael Bonwell witnessed the will of Anne Foster.4 
Will*2 December 1784John made a will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. To 4 eldest daughters Anne, Salley, Elizabeth & Tabitha plantation where I now live for the term of 7 years, they to care for the rest of my younger children, & after the said 7 years I give to my son William Forster the said plantation & all the rest of my land. Bal. of estate to be divided between all my children except my son William, viz: Anne, Salley, Elizabeth, Tabither, John, Sefier, James, Absalom, Levi & Polly. Witt: John Kelly, Absalom Forster, Comfort Forster.5 
Death*before 1 September 1785He died before 1 September 1785 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. William Bell & John Bull qualified.5 

Family

Levinah (-----) b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Marriage*circa 1760He married Levinah (-----) circa 1760.3 
Children 1.Anne Foster5 b. c 1760
 2.Salley Foster5 b. c 1762
 3.Elizabeth Foster5 b. c 1764
 4.Tabitha Foster5 b. c 1766
 5.William Foster5 b. c 1770
 6.John Foster5 b. c 1772
 7.Sefier Foster5 b. c 1774
 8.James Foster5 b. c 1776
 9.Absalom Foster5 b. c 1778
 10.Levi Foster5 b. c 1780
 11.Polly Foster5 b. c 1782

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 268 (will of William Foster, wife Tabitha).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 958 (tract A78).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 281 (wlll of Anne Foster, m/o Absalom & others).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Comfort Foster1

F, b. circa 1744
FatherWilliam Shephard Foster1 b. c 1712, d. b 24 Nov 1772
MotherTabitha (-----)1 b. c 1720
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1744Comfort Foster was born circa 1744 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*4 November 1772Comfort was named in her father's will on 4 November 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Comfort Foster in the will of William Foster, wife Tabitha.1 
Will - Witnessed*2 December 1784Comfort witnessed a will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Kelly, Absalom Forster & Comfort Forster witnessed the will of John Foster, no wife.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 268 (will of William Foster, wife Tabitha).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Stephen Fitzgerald1

M, b. circa 1720, d. before 26 March 1760
FatherJohn Fitzgerald II2 b. c 1680, d. b 30 Sep 1755
MotherFrances Croston2 b. c 1700
Last Edited25 Aug 2013
Birth*circa 1720Stephen Fitzgerald was born circa 1720 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Grfath's*6 September 1733Stephen was named in his grandfather's will on 6 September 1733 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Francis Croston left 272 acres to the second child of Rachel Warrington, if it be a boy, & if not to her daughters & for want of heirs the land was to go to Steven Fitzgarell. He also named Frances, the wife of John Fitzgarell, who is assumed to have been his daughter and the mother of Steven.2,3 
Will - Witnessed5 August 1736Stephen witnessed a will on 5 August 1736 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerrald, Thomas Crippen & Joshua Sprewance witnessed the will of John Patrick.4 
Marriage*before 23 September 1738He married Sarah (-----) before 23 September 1738.5 
Will - Witnessed23 September 1738Stephen witnessed a will on 23 September 1738 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald, Sarah Fitzgerald, John Metcalf & William Custis witnessed the will of Stephen Allen, mother Margaret Bagwell.5 
Anecdote*1740 In 1740 Stephen Fitzgerald was given "leave to teach School in the Fire Room of the Court House" in Accomack County.6 
Will - Witnessed21 March 1746/47Stephen witnessed a will on 21 March 1746/47 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald, John Blaxton & Anne Blaxton witnessed the will of Henry Satchell, wife Elizabeth.7 
Will - Witnessed10 April 1747Stephen witnessed a will on 10 April 1747 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald & William Reid witnessed the will of Joseph Melson, wife Ann.8 
Will - Witnessed12 May 1748Stephen witnessed a will on 12 May 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald, Jacob Dunton & Benjamin Dunton witnessed the will of Elizabeth Satchell.9 
Will - Witnessed12 March 1749Stephen witnessed a will on 12 March 1749 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald, William Clarke & Sarah Fitzgerald witnessed the will of John Fitzgerald, son Charles.10 
Marriage*circa 1752He married Susanna Kelly, daughter of John Kelly and Esther (-----), circa 1752.11,12 
Will - Witnessed6 August 1752Stephen witnessed a will on 6 August 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Dayson, Stephen Fitzgerald & William Lee witnessed the will of William Probart, mariner, being bound on a voyage to Great Britain.13 
Will - Witnessed*8 February 1753Stephen witnessed a will on 8 February 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald, Tabitha Foster and John Foster witnessed the will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth.1 
Will - Witnessed22 July 1753Stephen witnessed a will on 22 July 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Stephen Fitzgerald, Thomas Cropper & Susanna Trader witnessed the will of John Blaxton, wife Ann Mary Blaxton.14 
Will - Witnessed10 November 1753Stephen witnessed a will on 10 November 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Susanna Fitzgerald, Rachel Fitzgerald and Stephen Fitzgerald witnessed the will of George Booth.12 
Will - Extr*10 November 1753He was named as the executor of a will on 10 November 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Stephen Fitzgerald and named Extr in the will of George Booth.12 
Death*before 26 March 1760He died before 26 March 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Stephen Fitzgerrald was granted to Edward Gunter, Susan Fitzgerrald, eldest child & only heir of age, relinquishing her right to qualify, with George Drummond & Robert Drummond securities.11 

Family 1

Sarah (-----) b. c 1720
Marriage*before 23 September 1738He married Sarah (-----) before 23 September 1738.5 
Child 1.Susan Fitzgerald11 b. c 1740

Family 2

Child 1.Henry Fitzgerald (alias Garrett)+ b. c 1750, d. b 25 Jul 1791

Family 3

Susanna Kelly b. c 1730
Marriage*circa 1752Stephen Fitzgerald married Susanna Kelly, daughter of John Kelly and Esther (-----), circa 1752.11,12 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 100 (will of Francis Croston).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1326 (tract A172).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 106 (will of Patrick John).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 160 (will of Stephen Allen, mother Margaret Bagwell).
  6. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1026 (tract A91).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 149 (will of Henry Satchell, wife Elizabeth).
  8. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 180 (will of Joseph Melson, wife Ann).
  9. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 153 (will of Elizabeth Satchell).
  10. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 184 (will of John Fitzgerald, son Charles).
  11. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 171 (adm of Stephen Fitzgerald to Edward Gunter).
  12. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 184 (will of George Booth).
  13. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 181 (will of William Probart, Mariner).
  14. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 179 (will of John Blaxton, wife Ann Mary Blaxton).

Bridget (-----)1

F, b. circa 1730
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1730Bridget (-----) was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1750She married William Bell, son of Edward Bell and Mary (-----), circa 1750.1 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Bell. 
Will - Witnessed*25 September 1762Bridget witnessed a will on 25 September 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Arnold Morgin, William Bell & Bridget Bell witnessed the will of Edmond Kelly, wife Catherine.2 
Administrator*27 March 1764Bridget was named as administrator of an estate on 27 March 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of William Bell was granted to Bridget Bell with John Northam & William Warner securities.1 

Family

William Bell b. c 1708, d. b 27 Mar 1764

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 206 (adm of William Bell to Bridget Bell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 212 (will of Edmond Kelly, wife Catherine).

(other c/o Jno) Bell1

F, b. circa 1735
FatherJohn Bell1 b. c 1706, d. b 25 Mar 1760
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1710
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1735(other c/o Jno) Bell was born circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*8 February 1753(other was named in her father's will on 8 February 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. There were other children, but William was the only one named.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of John Bell, wife Elizabeth).

Bridgett (-----)1

F, b. circa 1735
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1735Bridgett (-----) was born circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1754She married William Bell Sr., son of John Bell and Elizabeth (-----), circa 1754.1 
Married Namecirca 1754 As of circa 1754,her married name was Bell. 

Family

William Bell Sr. b. c 1732
Children 1.Jacob Bell+2 b. c 1754, d. b 27 Feb 1788
 2.Ann Foster Bell2 b. c 1758

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1212-1213 (tract A133).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of Mary Morgan).

Jacob Bell1

M, b. circa 1754, d. before 27 February 1788
FatherWilliam Bell Sr.1 b. c 1732
MotherBridgett (-----)1 b. c 1735
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1754Jacob Bell was born circa 1754 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Witnessed*17 December 1774Jacob witnessed a will on 17 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Foster, Jacob Bell & Michael Bonwell witnessed the will of Anne Foster.2 
Will - Aunt's*26 June 1775Jacob was named in his aunt's will on 26 June 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jacob Bell, son of my cousin (meaning nephew) William Bell, in the will of Mary Morgan.1 
Marriage*after 28 October 1775He married Levinah Elliott, daughter of Thomas Elliott (farmer) and Elizabeth (-----) (Teackle?), after 28 October 1775.3 
Will*8 January 1788Jacob made a will on 8 January 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. Whole estate to wife Levinah during her widow then to John Elliott for the maintenance of my 3 children, Jacob, Sophia & Thomas Bell. Wife & John Elliott Exrs. Witt: Joshua Cutlar, Thomas Rodgers, Absalam Foster.4 
Death*before 27 February 1788He died before 27 February 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated.4 

Family

Levinah Elliott b. c 1754
Children 1.Jacob Bell b. c 1778
 2.Sophia Bell b. c 1780
 3.Thomas Bell b. c 1782

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 286 (will of Mary Morgan).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 281 (wlll of Anne Foster, m/o Absalom & others).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 377 (will of Jacob Bell).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 377 (will of Jacob Bell, wife Levinah).

Ann Foster Bell1

F, b. circa 1758
FatherWilliam Bell Sr.1 b. c 1732
MotherBridgett (-----)1 b. c 1735
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1758Ann Foster Bell was born circa 1758 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Aunt's*26 June 1775Ann was named in her aunt's will on 26 June 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Ann Foster (Bell?), daughter of my cousin (meaning nephew) William Bell, in the will of Mary Morgan.1 

Citations

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

Elizabeth Redden (Redding?)1

M, b. circa 1750
Last Edited4 Jan 2019
Birth*circa 1750Elizabeth Redden (Redding?) was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Heir - named as*26 June 1775Elizabeth was named as an heir on 26 June 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Elizabeth Redding in the will of Mary Morgan.1 

Citations

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

William Morgan1

M, b. circa 1762, d. before 24 February 1795
FatherWilliam Morgan1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781
Mother(1w/o WmMorgan) (-----)1 b. c 1730
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1762William Morgan was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*22 October 1781William was named in his father's will on 22 October 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son William Morgan (under 21) in the will of William Morgan, wife Betty.1 
Death*before 24 February 1795He died before 24 February 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of William Morgan was granted to William Bell Sr. with John Moore & Edward Bell securities.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 331 (will of William Morgan, wife Betty).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 412 (adm of William Morgan to William Bell Sr).

John Morgan1

M, b. circa 1754
FatherWilliam Morgan1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781
Mother(1w/o WmMorgan) (-----)1 b. c 1730
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1754John Morgan was born circa 1754 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*22 October 1781John was named in his father's will on 22 October 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son John Morgan in the will of William Morgan, wife Betty.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 331 (will of William Morgan, wife Betty).

Joseph Morgan1

M, b. circa 1758
FatherWilliam Morgan1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781
Mother(1w/o WmMorgan) (-----)1 b. c 1730
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1758Joseph Morgan was born circa 1758 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*22 October 1781Joseph was named in his father's will on 22 October 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son Joseph Morgan in the will of William Morgan, wife Betty.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 331 (will of William Morgan, wife Betty).

Rebecca Morgan1

F, b. circa 1760, d. October 1826
FatherWilliam Morgan1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781
Mother(1w/o WmMorgan) (-----)1 b. c 1730
Last Edited1 Oct 2015
Birth*circa 1760Rebecca Morgan was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1780She married John Moore, son of Joseph Moore and Anne (-----), circa 1780.1 
Married Namecirca 1780 As of circa 1780,her married name was Moore. 
Will - Father's*22 October 1781Rebecca was named in her father's will on 22 October 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Rebecca Moore in the will of William Morgan, wife Betty.1 
Will - Husb's*17 October 1820Rebecca was named in her husband's will on 17 October 1820 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will John Moore gave wife Rebeccah Moore the use of the whole of my estate during her life & if she should take no dower in the land I sold James Melson & the land I sold John S. Bundick, then I give her $100. To daughter Rebeccah Moore, at death or marriage of my wife Rebeccah, all my lands & also all my personal estate including my Negroes. Should daughter Nancy Copes be living & not married at the death or marriage of my wife, provided William Moore & Rebeccah his wife should receive my Negro woman Judea & pay my daughter Nancy Copes $23 annually as long as she lives single. Friend John S. Bundick & William Moore Extrs. Witt: John S. Bundick, Samuel M. Taylor & William W. Bishop.2 
Will7 October 1826She made a will on 7 October 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. To daughter Nancy Copes $100 that was given to me by my dec'd husband John Moore. To my Negro Juda the first choice of hogs. Wearing apparel to grandchildren & Negro women Juda, Rachel & Adah ... To granddaughter Catharine Moore $8 to buy her a suit of morning. Friend Levi Dix & daughter Nancy Copes Extrs. Witt: James Davis & Nancy Davis..3 
Death*October 1826Rebecca died in October 1826.3 
Probate*31 October 1826Rebecca's will was probated on 31 October 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. The named Extrs. relinquished & William Moore became the Admr. with Jacob Warner & Edmund Parks securities..3 

Family

John Moore b. c 1758, d. b 27 Nov 1820
Marriage*circa 1780She married John Moore, son of Joseph Moore and Anne (-----), circa 1780.1 
Children 1.William Perry Moore Sr.+4 b. 4 Nov 1780, d. 7 Nov 1872
 2.Ann 'Nancy' Moore+ b. c 1790, d. b 27 Nov 1837
 3.Rebecca Moore+ b. c 1796

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 331 (will of William Morgan, wife Betty).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 386 (will of John Moore, wife Rebeccah).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 387 (will of Rebecca Moore).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 139 (adm of Nancy Copes to William P. Moore & William S. Moore).

Sinah Morgan1

F, b. circa 1764
FatherWilliam Morgan1 b. c 1730, d. b 27 Nov 1781
Mother(1w/o WmMorgan) (-----)1 b. c 1730
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1764Sinah Morgan was born circa 1764 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*22 October 1781Sinah was named in her father's will on 22 October 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Sinah Morgan in the will of William Morgan, wife Betty.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 331 (will of William Morgan, wife Betty).

Jonathan (of Acc) Sturgis1

M, b. circa 1710, d. before 30 August 1763
FatherJonathan (of John I) Sturgis2 b. c 1666, d. 1721
MotherElizabeth Stockley2 b. c 1686, d. b 12 Oct 1745
ChartsDescendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Oct 2017
Birth*circa 1710Jonathan (of Acc) Sturgis was born circa 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. Vern Skinner shows this Johnathan Stugris as "Unplaced" and shows another Jonathan Sturgis (#19) born before 1718 as the son of #5 Jonathan Sturgis & Elizabeth Stockley. Skinner also shows him as 'of age' in 1739, died after 1748 and not on the 1755 Tax List of Kent Co, DE. So perhaps he is the Jonathan that stayed in or returned to Accomack Co, VA.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1734He married Parker (-----) circa 1734.1 
Land bought*30 September 1747Jonathan (of Acc) Sturgis bought land on 30 September 1747 at tract A78, Tasley, Acc Co, VA. John Scarburgh and wife Mary sold land she inherited from her grandfather John West on 30 Sep 1747. According to Whitelaw John Bell & Jonathan Sturgis bought 300 acres of tract A78 from Mary Cade Wise & her husband John Scarburgh of Maryland. The next month they, with their respective wives Elizabeth and Parker, sold 100 acres to Joshua Foster; presumably Bell and Sturgis divided the remainder equally and tracing of the latter part was discontinued.1,3 
Jury duty*28 December 1757He served on a jury on 28 December 1757 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jonathan Sturges.4 
Death*before 30 August 1763He died before 30 August 1763 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Land cause*30 August 1763He was named in a land cause on 30 August 1763 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. That the said John Foster, Agnes, Mary & Elizabeth Sturgis together and undivided hold 100 acres of land in the Parish of St. George, County of Accomack, late the property of Jonathan Sturgis, dec., one half or moiety of which belongs to the said John as purchaser from three of the said Jonathan's daughters & coheirs, to whom the same descended at his death, to-wit: Bridget, Delilah & Sinah, and the other half thereof doth belong to the said Agnes, Mary and Elizabeth, the other three daughters and co-heirs of the said Jonathan Sturgis, dec.5 

Family

Parker (-----) b. c 1715, d. b 29 Dec 1761
Children 1.Bridget Sturgis6 b. c 1735
 2.Delilah (of Jonathan) Sturgis7 b. c 1737
 3.Sinah Sturgis8 b. c 1739
 4.Agnes (of Jonathan) Sturgis5 b. c 1741
 5.Mary (of Jonathan) Sturgis5 b. c 1743
 6.Elizabeth (of Jonathan) Sturgis5 b. c 1745

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 957 (tract A78).
  2. [S2772] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., The Sturgis family was researched and compiled by Vernon L. Skinner, Jr. Initial information comes from Floyd L. Otter, Origins of the Sturgis Family in Virginia & Maryland, Ash Tree Echo, Jan. 1979, Vol. XIV, Issue 1, p. 38-43. This was augmented and updated with input from Gerald Collins, Frank Courtney, Kay Davis, Linda Harrison, and Judy Stell, as well as published abstracts (many within the last 10 years) of various records of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia: probate, deeds, tax lists, patriot information, etc., p. 1 (unplaced Jonathan Sturgis) & 3 (#19 Jonathan Sturgis).
  3. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 521 (Anthony West Family).
  4. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 189 (28 Dec 1757 Court).
  5. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 22 (John Foster vs Mary, Agnes & Elizabeth Sturgis, by Clement Parker their guardian appointed to defend this Partition Suit).
  6. [S631] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 003, 1757-1770, p. 346 (deed from Mary Sturgis to William Foster Sr.).
  7. [S631] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 003, 1757-1770, p. 95 (deed from Delilah Sturgis to John Foster).
  8. [S631] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 003, 1757-1770, p. 193 (deed from Sinah Sturgis to John Foster).

Parker (-----)1

F, b. circa 1715, d. before 29 December 1761
ChartsDescendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited23 Oct 2017
Birth*circa 1715Parker (-----) was born circa 1715 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1734She married Jonathan (of Acc) Sturgis, son of Jonathan (of John I) Sturgis and Elizabeth Stockley, circa 1734.1 
Married Namecirca 1734 As of circa 1734,her married name was Sturgis. 
Land sold*24 November 1747Parker (-----) sold land on 24 November 1747 at tract A78, Tasley, Accomack Co, VA. John Scarburgh and wife Mary sold land she inherited from her grandfather John West on 30 Sep 1747. According to Whitelaw John Bell & Jonathan Sturgis bought 300 acres of tract A78 from Mary Cade Wise & her husband John Scarburgh of Maryland. The next month they, with their respective wives Elizabeth and Parker, sold 100 acres to Joshua Foster; presumably Bell and Sturgis divided the remainder equally and tracing of the latter part was discontinued.2,1 
Death*before 29 December 1761She died before 29 December 1761 at Accomack Co, VA. On Southy Simpson's motion, Wm. Barns, Abel Finney and Charles Bagwell (or any two) were to audit the estate of Parker Sturgis.3 
Est audit*30 March 1762She estate was audited on 30 March 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. An audit/settlement of the estate of Parker Sturgis (dec'd) came in. Admr. Southy Simpson swore to the account of sales of the estate.4 

Family

Jonathan (of Acc) Sturgis b. c 1710, d. b 30 Aug 1763
Children 1.Bridget Sturgis5 b. c 1735
 2.Delilah (of Jonathan) Sturgis6 b. c 1737
 3.Sinah Sturgis7 b. c 1739
 4.Agnes (of Jonathan) Sturgis8 b. c 1741
 5.Mary (of Jonathan) Sturgis8 b. c 1743
 6.Elizabeth (of Jonathan) Sturgis8 b. c 1745

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 957 (tract A78).
  2. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 166 (24 Nov 1747 Court).
  3. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 366 (29 Dec 1761 Court).
  4. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 377 (30 Mar 1762 Court).
  5. [S631] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 003, 1757-1770, p. 346 (deed from Mary Sturgis to William Foster Sr.).
  6. [S631] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 003, 1757-1770, p. 95 (deed from Delilah Sturgis to John Foster).
  7. [S631] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 003, 1757-1770, p. 193 (deed from Sinah Sturgis to John Foster).
  8. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 22 (John Foster vs Mary, Agnes & Elizabeth Sturgis, by Clement Parker their guardian appointed to defend this Partition Suit).

Levinah (-----)1

F, b. circa 1740, d. before 2 December 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1740Levinah (-----) was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1760She married John Foster, son of William Shephard Foster and Tabitha (-----), circa 1760.1 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Foster. 
Death*before 2 December 1784Levinah (-----) died before 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently dec'd by this date as she was not mentioned in the will of her husband John Foster.2 

Family

John Foster b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
Children 1.Anne Foster2 b. c 1760
 2.Salley Foster2 b. c 1762
 3.Elizabeth Foster2 b. c 1764
 4.Tabitha Foster2 b. c 1766
 5.William Foster2 b. c 1770
 6.John Foster2 b. c 1772
 7.Sefier Foster2 b. c 1774
 8.James Foster2 b. c 1776
 9.Absalom Foster2 b. c 1778
 10.Levi Foster2 b. c 1780
 11.Polly Foster2 b. c 1782

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 958 (tract A78).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Anne Foster1

F, b. circa 1760
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1760Anne Foster was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784Anne was named in her father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as one of 4 eldest daughter Anne, Salley, Elizabeth & Tabitha, who were given the plantaion where I now live for 7 years to care for the rest of my younger children in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Salley Foster1

F, b. circa 1762
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1762Salley Foster was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784Salley was named in her father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as one of 4 eldest daughter Anne, Salley, Elizabeth & Tabitha, who were given the plantaion where I now live for 7 years to care for the rest of my younger children in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Elizabeth Foster1

F, b. circa 1764
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1764Elizabeth Foster was born circa 1764 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as one of 4 eldest daughter Anne, Salley, Elizabeth & Tabitha, who were given the plantaion where I now live for 7 years to care for the rest of my younger children in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Tabitha Foster1

F, b. circa 1766
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1766Tabitha Foster was born circa 1766 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784Tabitha was named in her father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as one of 4 eldest daughter Anne, Salley, Elizabeth & Tabitha, who were given the plantaion where I now live for 7 years to care for the rest of my younger children in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

William Foster1

M, b. circa 1770
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1770William Foster was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784William was named in his father's will on 2 December 1784. He was shown as son William Foster in the will of John Foster, no wife. He was to have the plantation in 7 years. (NOTE: It is assumed that he would be age 21 in 7 years.) 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

John Foster1

M, b. circa 1772
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1772John Foster was born circa 1772 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784John was named in his father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my son John in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Sefier Foster1

F, b. circa 1774
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1774Sefier Foster was born circa 1774 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784Sefier was named in her father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Sefier in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

James Foster1

M, b. circa 1776
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1776James Foster was born circa 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784James was named in his father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my son James in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Absalom Foster1

M, b. circa 1778
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1778Absalom Foster was born circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784Absalom was named in his father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my son Absalom in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Levi Foster1

M, b. circa 1780
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1780Levi Foster was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784Levi was named in his father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my son Levi in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

Polly Foster1

F, b. circa 1782
FatherJohn Foster1 b. c 1738, d. b 1 Sep 1785
MotherLevinah (-----)1 b. c 1740, d. b 2 Dec 1784
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1782Polly Foster was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 December 1784Polly was named in her father's will on 2 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Polly in the will of John Foster, no wife.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 358 (will of John Foster, no wife).

George Latchum1

M, b. circa 1720, d. before 30 July 1776
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1720George Latchum was born circa 1720.1 
Marriage*circa 1745He married Martha (-----) circa 1745.2 
Death*before 30 July 1776George Latchum died before 30 July 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of George Latchum was granted to George Latchum with Joseph Stockly security.1 

Family

Martha (-----) b. c 1725
Child 1.George Latchum+2 b. c 1750, d. b 27 Jul 1791

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 265 (adm of George Latchum to George Latchum).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1255 (tract A147).

Martha (-----)1

F, b. circa 1725
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1725Martha (-----) was born circa 1725.1 
Marriage*circa 1745She married George Latchum circa 1745.1 
Married Namecirca 1745 As of circa 1745,her married name was Latchum. 

Family

George Latchum b. c 1720, d. b 30 Jul 1776
Child 1.George Latchum+1 b. c 1750, d. b 27 Jul 1791

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1255 (tract A147).

George Latchum1

M, b. circa 1750, d. before 27 July 1791
FatherGeorge Latchum1 b. c 1720, d. b 30 Jul 1776
MotherMartha (-----)1 b. c 1725
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1750George Latchum was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1773He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1773.2 
Administrator*30 July 1776George was named as administrator of an estate on 30 July 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of George Latchum was granted to George Latchum with Joseph Stockly security.3 
Will*21 August 1790George made a will on 21 August 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. Wife Elizabeth to have all the goods she was possessed of before I married her. Daughters Sally & Mathew Latchum. Sister Sarah Latchum. Wife & daughters Sarah & Mathew Latchum residual legatees. Sacker Parker & Nathaniel Beavans Exrs. Witt: Sinah Foster, Walter Beavans, Margaret Custis Beavins - "Memo: I hereto annex the ages of my two Daughters that no dispute hereafter may arise, viz: Sally Latchum born'd May 4th 1774, Mathew Latchum January 3rd 1779."2 
Death*before 27 July 1791He died before 27 July 1791 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated.2 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1755
Children 1.Sally Latchum2 b. 4 May 1774
 2.Mathew Latchum2 b. 3 Jan 1779

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1255 (tract A147).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 390 (will of George Latchum, wife Elizabeth).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 265 (adm of George Latchum to George Latchum).

Elizabeth (-----)1

F, b. circa 1755
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1755Elizabeth (-----) was born circa 1755.1 
Marriage*circa 1773She married George Latchum, son of George Latchum and Martha (-----), circa 1773.1 
Married Namecirca 1773 As of circa 1773,her married name was Latchum. 
Will - Husb's*21 August 1790Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 21 August 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Elizabeth in the will of George Latchum.1 

Family

George Latchum b. c 1750, d. b 27 Jul 1791
Children 1.Sally Latchum1 b. 4 May 1774
 2.Mathew Latchum1 b. 3 Jan 1779

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 390 (will of George Latchum, wife Elizabeth).

Sally Latchum1

F, b. 4 May 1774
FatherGeorge Latchum1 b. c 1750, d. b 27 Jul 1791
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1755
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*4 May 1774Sally Latchum was born on 4 May 1774 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*21 August 1790Sally was named in her father's will on 21 August 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter SAlly Latchu, born 4 May 1774, in the will of George Latchum, wife Elizabeth.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 390 (will of George Latchum, wife Elizabeth).

Mathew Latchum1

F, b. 3 January 1779
FatherGeorge Latchum1 b. c 1750, d. b 27 Jul 1791
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1755
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*3 January 1779Mathew Latchum was born on 3 January 1779 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*21 August 1790Mathew was named in her father's will on 21 August 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Mathew Latchum, born 3 Jan 1779, in the will of George Latchum, wife Elizabeth.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 390 (will of George Latchum, wife Elizabeth).

Lacy (-----)1

F, b. circa 1725
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1725Lacy (-----) was born circa 1725 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1742She married Thomas Bennett, son of Thomas Bennett (b/o Jno & Barth) and Elizabeth Crippen, circa 1742 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1742 As of circa 1742,her married name was Bennett. 
Land sold*27 March 1744Lacy (-----) sold land on 27 March 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Bennet (whose wife Lacey relinquished her right of dower) acknowledged his deed to Thomas Evans. According to Whitelaw Thomas Bennet and his wife Lacy sold his 163 acres to Thomas Evans, who in 1751 left his 191 acres to his son Isaiah.2 

Family

Thomas Bennett b. 1721, d. b 31 Aug 1756
Child 1.William Bennett (Master in Navy)+1 b. Jun 1744, d. Dec 1802

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1147 (tract A121).
  2. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 380 (27 Mar 1744 Court).

John Bennett1

M, b. circa 1702, d. before 1 August 1744
FatherThomas Bennett (b/o Jno & Barth) b. c 1678, d. b 2 Jul 1735
Mother(1w/o Thos) (-----) b. c 1680
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1702John Bennett was born circa 1702 at Accomack Co, VA. There is no specific proof that this John Bennett is a son of Thomas Bennett by a first wife, but this seems to be the only option based on records found to date in Accomack County. 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1725.1 
Anecdote28 May 1740 On 28 May 1740 John Bennet swore that William Sims owed him £2:16:00 plus costs. Ordered that 15 shillings country pay in the hands of John Young, Jr. and two bushels of wheat in John Tankred's hands be applied to the debt.2 
Anecdote1 February 1743/44 On 1 Feb 1743/44 John Rogers was summoned to the next court to answer John Bennet's petition for freedom dues. On 1 Mar 1743/44 John Bennet vs John Rogers being agreed, was dismissed.3 
Anecdote30 May 1744 On 30 May 1744 summoned (at Ralph Justice's suit) to declare what he had of Samuel Love's, John Bennet failed to appear. Justice was awarded attachment.4 
Death*before 1 August 1744John Bennett died before 1 August 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. The attachment against John Bennet was dismissed, he being dead.5 
Anecdote*22 December 1744 On 22 Dec 1744 Elizabeth Onions named John Bennet (under 21), the son of John Bennet & Elizabeth his wife, in her will. No relationship was shown.1 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1725He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1725.1 
Child 1.John Bennett1 b. c 1726

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of Elizaberh Onions).
  2. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 170 (28 May 1740 Court).
  3. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 372 (1 Feb 1743/44 Court) & p. 380 (1 Mar 1743/44 Court).
  4. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 394 (30 May 1744 Court).
  5. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 400 (1 Aug 1744 Court).

Elizabeth (-----)1

F, b. circa 1700
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1700Elizabeth (-----) was born circa 1700.1 
Marriage*circa 1725She married John Bennett, son of Thomas Bennett (b/o Jno & Barth) and (1w/o Thos) (-----), circa 1725.1 
Married Namecirca 1725 As of circa 1725,her married name was Bennett. 
Anecdote*22 December 1744 On 22 Dec 1744 Elizabeth Onions named John Bennet (under 21), the son of John Bennet & Elizabeth his wife, in her will. No relationship was shown.1 

Family

John Bennett b. c 1702, d. b 1 Aug 1744
Child 1.John Bennett1 b. c 1726

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of Elizaberh Onions).

George Bennett1

M, b. circa 1745, d. before 30 July 1776
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1745George Bennett was born circa 1745 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1772He married Tabitha Beavans, daughter of Thomas Beavans and Mary (-----), circa 1772.1 
Death*before 30 July 1776George Bennett died before 30 July 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of George Benett was granted to Tabitha Benett with Mary Beavans security.1 

Family

Tabitha Beavans b. c 1754, d. Oct 1811

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 265 (adm of George Benett to Tabitha Benett).

Giles Bennett1

M, b. circa 1640
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1640Giles Bennett was born circa 1640.1 
Headright*16 February 1665/66He was named as a headright on 16 February 1665/66 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Giles Bennet on a certificate granted to Col. Edm. Scarburgh for 3,000 acres for transporting persons into the colony.1 

Citations

  1. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 24.

Richard Bennett1

M, b. circa 1700, d. before 1 August 1739
FatherThomas Bennett (b/o Jno & Barth) b. c 1678, d. b 2 Jul 1735
Mother(1w/o Thos) (-----) b. c 1680
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1700Richard Bennett was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA. There is no specific proof that this Richard Bennett is a son of Thomas Bennett by a first wife, but this seems to be the only option based on records found to date in Accomack County. 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Sarah (-----) circa 1725.2 
Anecdote*6 March 1727/28 On 6 Mar 1727/28 Richard Bennet brought action against Oliver Kranivet, who admitted owing £12:18:10 and 1800 lbs tobacco. He was also to pay costs & fees.1 
Death*before 1 August 1739Richard Bennett died before 1 August 1739 at Accomack Co, VA. Catherine Bennet (orphan of Richard Bennet) was bound to Thomas Adams till reaching lawful age.3 

Family

Sarah (-----) b. c 1700
Children 1.Catherine Bennett3 b. c 1725
 2.William Bennett+ b. c 1730

Citations

  1. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 192 (5 Mar 1727/28 Court).
  2. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 125 (29 Aug 1739 Court).
  3. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 117 (1 Aug 1739 Court).

Oliver Kranivet1

M, b. circa 1700
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1700Oliver Kranivet was born circa 1700.1 
Anecdote*6 March 1727/28 On 6 Mar 1727/28 Richard Bennet brought action against Oliver Kranivet, who admitted owing £12:18:10 and 1800 lbs tobacco. He was also to pay costs & fees.1 

Citations

  1. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 192 (5 Mar 1727/28 Court).

Sarah (-----)

F, b. circa 1700
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1700Sarah (-----) was born circa 1700. 
Marriage*circa 1725She married Richard Bennett, son of Thomas Bennett (b/o Jno & Barth) and (1w/o Thos) (-----), circa 1725.1 
Married Namecirca 1725 As of circa 1725,her married name was Bennett. 
Anecdote*29 August 1739 On 29 Aug 1739 Sarah Bennet sued John Connyer, who was found guilty of willful trespass and ordered to pay 25 shillings in damages plus costs. Bennet was to pay witnesses John Parker and wife Frances 50 lbs tobacco each for two days' attendance. Members of the jury were shown.1 

Family

Richard Bennett b. c 1700, d. b 1 Aug 1739
Children 1.Catherine Bennett2 b. c 1725
 2.William Bennett+ b. c 1730

Citations

  1. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 125 (29 Aug 1739 Court).
  2. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 117 (1 Aug 1739 Court).

Catherine Bennett1

F, b. circa 1725
FatherRichard Bennett1 b. c 1700, d. b 1 Aug 1739
MotherSarah (-----)1 b. c 1700
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1725Catherine Bennett was born circa 1725 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Bound Out*1 August 1739She was bound out on 1 August 1739 at Accomack Co, VA. Catherine Bennet (orphan of Richard Bennet) was bound to Thomas Adams till reaching lawful age.1 

Citations

  1. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 117 (1 Aug 1739 Court).

William Sims1

M, b. circa 1700
Last Edited31 May 2011
Birth*circa 1700William Sims was born circa 1700.1 
Anecdote*28 May 1740 On 28 May 1740 John Bennet swore that William Sims owed him £2:16:00 plus costs. Ordered that 15 shillings country pay in the hands of John Young, Jr. and two bushels of wheat in John Tankred's hands be applied to the debt.1 

Citations

  1. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 170 (28 May 1740 Court).

Elizabeth (-----)1

F, b. circa 1650
ChartsAncestors of Barry Wayne Miles
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1650Elizabeth (-----) was born circa 1650. 
Marriage*circa 1666She married Thomas Bennett, son of (f/o early Acc & N'hamp Bennetts) Bennett, circa 1666. There is no specific proof of a marriage between this Thomas Bennett and Mrs. Elizabeth Bennett, but they were the only two Bennetts in the records of Accomack County of this period. There is also no specific proof that they were the parents of Sarah and Thomas, but again they were the only two Bennetts in the records of this period.2 
Married Namecirca 1666 As of circa 1666,her married name was Bennett. 
Deposition*18 August 1681Elizabeth (-----) gave a deposition on 18 August 1681 at Accomack Co, VA. On Thursday evening, 19 May 1681, John Tankred went to the house of Roger Mikell with Edward Brotherton and Mrs. Elizabeth Bennet. Brotherton & Bennet signed their depositions on 20 May 1681 and Edward Brotherton swore to them in court on 18 Aug 1681. The deposition were in regard to information that Patrick Michell brought against Roger Mikell and Margaret Pickering alias Anderson, who were suspected of murdering a basterd child.2 

Family

Thomas Bennett b. c 1646
Child 1.Sarah Bennett+ b. c 1667, d. 1710

Citations

  1. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 177 (18 Aug 1681 Court).
  2. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 177-178 (18 Aug 1681 Court).

(1w/o Thos) (-----)

F, b. circa 1680
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1680(1w/o Thos) (-----) was born circa 1680. 
Marriage*circa 1700She married Thomas Bennett (b/o Jno & Barth), son of John Bennett and Jone (-----), circa 1700. 
Married Namecirca 1700 As of circa 1700,her married name was Bennett. 

Family

Thomas Bennett (b/o Jno & Barth) b. c 1678, d. b 2 Jul 1735
Children 1.Richard Bennett+ b. c 1700, d. b 1 Aug 1739
 2.John Bennett+ b. c 1702, d. b 1 Aug 1744

Samuel Bennett1

M, b. circa 1642, d. before 30 July 1685
Father(f/o early Acc & N'hamp Bennetts) Bennett b. c 1620
Last Edited22 Nov 2014
Birth*circa 1642Samuel Bennett was born circa 1642 at England.1 
Anecdote*15 February 1667 On 15 Feb 1667 John Barnes, Samuell Bennett & Hugh Turford witnessed a Power of Attorney from John Reede of the City of Bristol, mariner, to William Christian of same city.2 
Tithable list*1671He was on the list of tithables at Northampton Co, VA, in 1671. He was shown as Samuill Bennett with John Cliare, who also had Robert Hamilton & Judith (Negro) living with him.3 
Anecdote*10 January 1671/72 On 10 Jan 1671/72 it was recorded that John Cleare gave deposition regarding a horse that Samll Bennett bought of Rober Mason - Robert Mason sold Bennet a horse that run in Savages Neck that came of Col. Stringers great mare and the horse was about 2 years old. Bennet agreed to pay him 500 (lbs tobacco) & 700 next year. Since payment was not made Mason told Bennett he should not have the horse.4 
Jury duty*29 February 1671/72He served on a jury on 29 February 1671/72 at Northampton Co, VA.5 
Tithable list1677He was on the list of tithables at Northampton Co, VA, in 1677. He was shown as Samll Bennett living with John Willett on Col. Wm Waters list.6 
Anecdote29 January 1676/77 On 29 Jan 1676 Samuell Bemett(?) signed a statement showing that by Gods permission (I plan) to leave the country & go for England & if any person can claim any just debt for me let them repair to the house of Mr. Jno Willett at the Seaside where they shall receive full satisfaction.7 
Heir - named as*26 December 1677Samuel was named as an heir on 26 December 1677 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as my friend Samuel Bennett and given my mare in the will of John Cleere, planter, wife Elizabeth.8 
Jury duty28 May 1679He served on a jury on 28 May 1679 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Mr. Sam'll Bennett.9 
Appraiser*28 July 1680Samuel was named as an appraiser of an estate on 28 July 1680 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Hunt, Provest Nelson, William Guildon (Gelding) Sr and Samuel Bennett were named to appraise the estate of John William, wife Elizabeth.10 
Appraiser28 October 1680Samuel was named as an appraiser of an estate on 28 October 1680 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Hunt, Provost Nelson, Wm. Geldinge Senr and Mr. Sam'll Bennett returned the appraisal of the estate of Mr. John Willett. It was recorded on 12 Nov 1680.11 
Bastard Father of*29 October 1680He was named as the father of a bastard child on 29 October 1680 at Northampton Co, VA. On 29 Oct 1680 Anne West, servant to Mr. Sam'll Bennett, was presented for bastard bearing and Bennet's signed note shows her acknowledgement of her offence and he to pay her fine of 500 lbs tobacco. (NOTE: Although not named per say as the father, he paid her fine and left her and her two children his estate in his will.)12 
Jury duty29 December 1680He served on a jury on 29 December 1680 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Mr. San'll Bennett.13 
Anecdote22 January 1681/82 The following note was set up at court on 31 Jan, 28 Feb & 1 Mar 1681/82 - This is to certify that Sam'll Bennett of the Lower Parish of N'hamp Co is intended suddenly to depart this country and go for England therefore any person or persons to whom he is justly indebted repairing to his house may receive satisfaction which he desired might be and is hereby accordingly signified this 22 Jan 1681/82.14 
Fornication paid fin*28 August 1684He paid the fine for fornication on 28 August 1684 at Lower Parish, Northampton Co, VA. Upon the note under the hand of Sam'll Bennett for his payment of the fine and charges of Anne West and saving the parish harmless from her child and performing what else the law in such cases enjoins the same is excepted by the court the said Bennett entering into bond with security to the Church Wardens in the behalf of this lower parish accordingly which bond Daniel Neech the Clerk of the Court is herby ordered to take as aforsaid.15 
Fornication paid fin1 September 1684He paid the fine for fornication on 1 September 1684 at Northampton Co, VA. These presents obligate me Samuel Bennett as security for Anne West her fine and charges for her last offence which she was presented for by the Grand Jury and saving the parish harmless from "the child she had" and performing what else the law in such cases enjoins as witness my hand this 28 Jul 1864. (NOTE: Although not named per say as the father, he paid her fine and left her and her two children his estate in his will.)16 
Jury duty1 December 1684He served on a jury on 1 December 1684 at N'hamp Co, VA. He was shown as Mr. Samuel Bennett, foreman.17 
Constable appointed*3 June 1685He was appointed Constable on 3 June 1685 at N'hamp Co, VA. He was shown as Samuell Bennett and was to be Constable the remaining part of this present year in the stead of George Isdell.18 
Will*15 July 1685Samuel made a will on 15 July 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Samuel Bennett. Nuncup. Whole estate and the land I live upon to my servant Anne West and her two children if she sends to my wife (no name) in England 200#t per year during my wife's life. Thomas Hunt and Richard Whitmarsh extrs. Witt: Richard 'H' Wittmarsh, carpenter, William '+' Ayres, cordwayner, Judith Nelson.1 
Death*before 30 July 1685He died before 30 July 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. The named extrs. relinquished their right and Anne West qualified.1
 
Anecdote28 September 1702 On 28 Sep 1702 in N'hamp County in the difference depending upon reference between Joseph Benthall Senr pltf. and Paul Tanner and Ann his wife defts. there appearing variance between the condition by which John Bennett was bound by the said deft. Ann to the said plft. and the declaration the said suit is therefore dismissed. (NOTE: Since Ann was the one who bound John Bennett to Joseph Benthall Sen'r, she was evidenlty his mother, Ann West, the servant of Samuel Bennett who had 2 bastard children by him. Since at the time of his death, Samuel still had a wife in England, he could not legally claim her bastard children Samuel and John as his sons.)19 

Family

Anne West (servant) b. c 1655
Children 1.John Bennett (s/o Sam'l)12 b. 1680
 2.Samuel Bennett (s/o Sam'l)16 b. Aug 1684, d. b 14 Oct 1760

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 125 (will of Samuel Bennett, servant Anne West).
  2. [S2136] Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene A. Groves, Northampton County, Virginia, Record Book, Deeds, Wills &c, Volume 06 & 7-8, 1655-1657(sic) 1668, p. 261-262 (John Reede Power of Attorney).
  3. [S871] John B. Bell, Northampton Co, VA, Titables, 1662-1677, p. 41.
  4. [S974] Dr. Howard Mackey & Marlene A. Groves, Northampton Co, VA, Record Book, Court Cases, Volume 09, 1664-1674, p. 317 (29 Oct 1671 Court).
  5. [S974] Dr. Howard Mackey & Marlene A. Groves, Northampton Co, VA, Record Book, Court Cases, Volume 09, 1664-1674, p. 322 (29 Feb 1671/72 Court).
  6. [S871] John B. Bell, Northampton Co, VA, Titables, 1662-1677, p. 69.
  7. [S2106] Dr. Howard Mackey & Candy McMahan Perry, Northampton Co, VA, Record Book, Deeds, Wills &c, Volume 10, 1674-1678, p. 170 (recorded 5 Feb 1676/77).
  8. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 101 (will of John Cleere, planter, wife Elizabeth).
  9. [S2107] Frank V. Walczyk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 11, Orders & Wills, 1678-1683, p. 9 (28 May 1679 Court).
  10. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 111 (adm of John Willett to Elizabeth Willett, widow).
  11. [S2107] Frank V. Walczyk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 11, Orders & Wills, 1678-1683, p. 68-71 (28 Oct 1680 Court).
  12. [S2107] Frank V. Walczyk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 11, Orders & Wills, 1678-1683, p. 64 (29 Oct 1680 Court).
  13. [S2107] Frank V. Walczyk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 11, Orders & Wills, 1678-1683, p. 87 (29 Dec 1680 Court).
  14. [S2107] Frank V. Walczyk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 11, Orders & Wills, 1678-1683, p. 151 (1 Mar 1681 Court).
  15. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 64 (28 Aug 1684 Court).
  16. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 68 (1 Sep 1684 Court).
  17. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 79 (1 Dec 1684 Court).
  18. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 115 (3 Jun 1685 Court).
  19. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 82.

Anne West (servant)1

F, b. circa 1655
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1655Anne West (servant) was born circa 1655.1 
Bastard Mother of*29 October 1680She was named as the mother of a bastard child on 29 October 1680 at Northampton Co, VA. Anne West, servant to Mr. Sam'll Bennett, was presented for bastard bearing and Bennet's signed note shows her acknowledgement of her offence and he to pay her fine of 500 lbs tobacco.2 
Fornication presente*1 April 1684She was presented for fornication on 1 April 1684 at Northampton Co, VA. This day Anne West, servant to Mr. Sam'll Bennett, was presented by the Grand Jury to the court for fornication. It is ordered that the sheriff summons her to the next court to answer to her presentment.3 
Fornication presente16 July 1684She was presented for fornication on 16 July 1684 at Northampton Co, VA. Whereas Anne West was summoned by the Sheriff to this court to answer to her presentment by the Grand Jury which she failing to appear to answer. It is therefore ordered by the court that the Sheriff take her into custody untill she enter into bond with security for her personal appearance at next court to answer her contempt therein and also to her presentment as aforesaid.4 
Fornication presente28 August 1684She was presented for fornication on 28 August 1684 at Lower Parish, Northampton Co, VA. Upon the note under the hand of Sam'll Bennett for his payment of the fine and charges of Anne West and saving the parish harmless from her child and performing what else the law in such cases enjoins the same is excepted by the court the said Bennett entering into bond with security to the Church Wardens in the behalf of this lower parish accordingly which bond Daniel Neech the Clerk of the Court is herby ordered to take as aforsaid.5 
Fornication presente1 September 1684She was presented for fornication on 1 September 1684 at Lower Parish, N'hamp Co, VA. These presents obligate me Samuel Bennett as security for Anne West her fine and charges for her last offence which she was presented for by the Grand Jury and saving the parish harmless from "the child she had" and performing what else the law in such cases enjoins as witness my hand this 28 Jul 1864. (NOTE: Although not named per say as the father, he paid her fine and left her and her two children his estate in his will.)6 
Heir - named as*15 July 1685Anne was named as an heir on 15 July 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my servant Anne West and her two children in the will of Samuel Bennett. He gave her his whole estate and the land I live upon if she sends to my wife (no name) in England 200 lbs tobacco per year during my wife's life.1 
Administrator*4 August 1685Anne was named as administrator of an estate on 4 August 1685 at N'hamp Co, VA. A bond was posted from Anne West, Charles Holden & Daniel Neech, all of N'hamp Co, to Lt. Col. Wm. Waters and Col. Wm. Kendall and the rest of the court of N'hamp Co in the sum of 8,000 lbs tobacco.7 
Marriage*circa 1688She married Paul Tanner circa 1688 at Northampton Co, VA. She was Ann West, servant of Samuel Bennet, whose children were bound out.8,9,10 
Married Namecirca 1688 As of circa 1688,her married name was Tanner. 
Anecdote*29 December 1701 On 29 Dec 1701 in N'hamp County on the complaint of Paul Tanner and Ann his wife against Joseph Benthall Senr on the behalf of John Bennett, it appearing by sufficient testamony that the said John Bennett is 21 years of age. The Court adjudges him free from the said Joseph Benthall Senr.11 
Anecdote28 September 1702 On 28 Sep 1702 in N'hamp County in the difference depending upon reference between Joseph Benthall Senr pltf. and Paul Tanner and Ann his wife defts. there appearing variance between the condition by which John Bennett was bound by the said deft. Ann to the said plft. and the declaration the said suit is therefore dismissed. (NOTE: Since Ann was the one who bound John Bennett to Joseph Benthall Sen'r, she was evidenlty his mother, Ann West, the servant of Samuel Bennett who had 2 bastard children by him. Since at the time of his death, Samuel still had a wife in England, he could not legally claim her bastard children Samuel and John as his sons.)10 
Will - Husb's*before 28 May 1709Anne was named in her husband's will before 28 May 1709 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as wife Ann in the will of Paul Tanner.8 

Family 1

Samuel Bennett b. c 1642, d. b 30 Jul 1685
Children 1.John Bennett (s/o Sam'l)2 b. 1680
 2.Samuel Bennett (s/o Sam'l)6 b. Aug 1684, d. b 14 Oct 1760

Family 2

Paul Tanner b. c 1660, d. b 28 May 1709
Marriage*circa 1688She married Paul Tanner circa 1688 at Northampton Co, VA. She was Ann West, servant of Samuel Bennet, whose children were bound out.8,9,10 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 125 (will of Samuel Bennett, servant Anne West).
  2. [S2107] Frank V. Walczyk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 11, Orders & Wills, 1678-1683, p. 64 (29 Oct 1680 Court).
  3. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 39 (1 Apr 1684 Court).
  4. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 58 (16 Jul 1684 Court).
  5. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 64 (28 Aug 1684 Court).
  6. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 68 (1 Sep 1684 Court).
  7. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 131 (Aug 1685 Court).
  8. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 187 (will of Paul Tanner, wife Ann).
  9. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), pp. 73, 79, 82, 89 & 98 (Paul Tanner & wife Ann involved with care of underage Bennet boys who were bound out).
  10. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 82.
  11. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 73.

Samuel Bennett (s/o Sam'l)1

M, b. August 1684, d. before 14 October 1760
FatherSamuel Bennett2 b. c 1642, d. b 30 Jul 1685
MotherAnne West (servant)2 b. c 1655
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*August 1684Samuel Bennett (s/o Sam'l) was born in August 1684 at Lower Parish, N'hamp Co, VA.2 
Anecdote*1 September 1684 On 1 Sep 1684 in N'hamp Court it was recorded that these presents obligate me Samuel Bennett as security for Anne West her fine and charges for her last offence which she was presented for by the Grand Jury and saving the parish harmless from "the child she had" and performing what else the law in such cases enjoins as witness my hand this 28 Jul 1864. (NOTE: Although not named per say as the father, he paid her fine and left her and her two children his estate in his will. One of those children was evidently this Samuel Bennett.)2 
Heir - named as*1 April 1698Samuel was named as an heir on 1 April 1698 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as my apprentice boy Samuel Bennett in the will of Robert Clarke, wife Mary. He was to learn to read and write and make shoes, and to stay with my wife until his time is expired. Clarke also named a father-in-law Joseph Benthall Sr. in his will.1 
Anecdote29 December 1701 On 29 Dec 1701 in N'hamp County on the complaint of Paul Tanner and Ann his wife they are ordered to take care of Samuel Bennett, servant to Mary Clarke, widow (she was the widow of Robert Clarke & the daughter of Joseph Benthall Sr) till next court as they have done this 4 weeks past and indeavor the cure of his distemper till then and that the Sheriff sumons Mary Clarke to the next court to make safisfaction for his cure. (NOTE: Ann Tanner is his mother.)3 
Anecdote*28 September 1702 On 28 Sep 1702 in N'hamp County in the difference depending upon reference between Joseph Benthall Senr pltf. and Paul Tanner and Ann his wife defts. there appearing variance between the condition by which John Bennett was bound by the said deft. Ann to the said plft. and the declaration the said suit is therefore dismissed. (NOTE: Since Ann was the one who bound John Bennett to Joseph Benthall Sen'r, she was evidenlty his mother, Ann West, the servant of Samuel Bennett who had 2 bastard children by him. Since at the time of his death, Samuel still had a wife in England, he could not legally claim her bastard children Samuel and John as his sons.)4 
Will - Witnessed*6 August 1755Samuel witnessed a will on 6 August 1755 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that John Harmanson, Samuel Bennett & Littleton Kendall witnessed the will of George Kendall, wife Elishe.5 
Death*before 14 October 1760He died before 14 October 1760 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Samuel Bennett was granted to William Satchel.6 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 161 (will of Robert Clark, wife Mary).
  2. [S2108] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 1 (1683-1686), p. 68 (1 Sep 1684 Court).
  3. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 73.
  4. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 82.
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 369 (will of George Kendall, wife Elishe).
  6. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 383 (adm of Samuel Bennett to William Satchel).

John Bennett1

M, b. circa 1650, d. before 30 September 1700
Father(f/o early Acc & N'hamp Bennetts) Bennett b. c 1620
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1650John Bennett was born circa 1650 at England.1 
Marriage*circa 1676He married Jone (-----) circa 1676. There is no specific proof that this John Bennett was the husband of Jone and the father of her 3 sons. However, he was the only possible Bennet in N'hamp County records of this period.2 
Constable appointed*28 May 1689John Bennett was appointed Constable on 28 May 1689 at Southside of Occhannock Creek, N'hamp Co, VA. Ordered that John Bennett be Constable this present year in the stead of Robert Bell and that his limits be from the widow Dalbyes to the branch by Mr. Fishers within the Ridge Path including the Southside of Occahannock as high as the place where the Otterdam Bridge was.3 
Constable removed*28 May 1690He was removed as a Constable on 28 May 1690 at Southside of Occhannock Creek, N'hamp Co, VA. It is ordered that Joshua Cobb be Constable this present year in the stead of John Bennett.4 
Jury duty*28 May 1697He served on a jury on 28 May 1697 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as John Bennett who was named to a Grand Jury for the present year 1697.5 
Death*before 30 September 1700He died before 30 September 1700 at Northampton Co, VA. He was evidently dec'd by this date as Jone Bennet, widow, being very poor and not able to bring up her children desired to bind her son John Bennet to William Bell and her son Bartholomew Bennet to George Bell Junr till they are each 20 years of age only the John Bennett to stay with William Bell till the October after he is 20 and each of the said lads to have of their said Masters when free two suits of sufficient apparel from head to foot.2 

Family

Jone (-----) b. c 1660
Children 1.Thomas Bennett (b/o Jno & Barth)+6 b. c 1678, d. b 2 Jul 1735
 2.John Bennett (b/o Thos & Barth)+7 b. 10 Aug 1686
 3.Bartholomew Bennett (b/o Tho & Jno)2 b. c 1688

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 229 (will of William Waterfield, wife no name).
  2. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 44 (Jone Bennet, widow, bound out 2 of her sons).
  3. [S2141] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 12, Orders & Wills, 1683-1689, Vol 2 (1686-1689), p. 159 (28 May 1689 Court).
  4. [S2109] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 13, Orders & Wills, 1689-1698, Vol 1 (1689-1693), p. 23 (28 May 1690 Court).
  5. [S2143] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 13, Orders & Wills, 1689-1698, Vol 2 (1694-1698), p. 107 (28 May 1697).
  6. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 63.
  7. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 44 & 73.

Bescaner Bennett1

M, b. circa 1720
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1720Bescaner Bennett was born circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Aunt's*11 January 1734Bescaner was named in his aunt's will on 11 January 1734 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as my cousin (meaning nephew) Bescaner Bennit in the will of Elizabeth Wills.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 287 (will of Elizabeth Wills, grandmother of Edmund Pitts).

Agnes Bennett (widow?)1

F, b. circa 1725
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1725Agnes Bennett (widow?) was born circa 1725 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Witnessed*23 March 1754Agnes witnessed a will on 23 March 1754 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Dolby, Joseph Parkerson & Agnes 'X' Benett witnessed the will of George Fosque, wife Amy.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 358 (will of George Fosque, wife Amy).

William Bennett1

M, b. circa 1644
Father(f/o early Acc & N'hamp Bennetts) Bennett b. c 1620
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1644William Bennett was born circa 1644 at England.1 
Tithable list*4 September 1667He was on the list of tithables at Northampton Co, VA, on 4 September 1667. He was shown as Wm. Bennett with 1 tith.1 

Citations

  1. [S871] John B. Bell, Northampton Co, VA, Titables, 1662-1677, p. 27.

John Bennett (s/o Sam'l)1

M, b. 1680
FatherSamuel Bennett1 b. c 1642, d. b 30 Jul 1685
MotherAnne West (servant)1 b. c 1655
Last Edited2 Jun 2011
Birth*1680John Bennett (s/o Sam'l) was born in 1680 at Northampton Co, VA.1,2 
Bastard Child*29 October 1680He was named as a bastard child on 29 October 1680 at Northampton Co, VA. On 29 Oct 1680 Anne West, servant to Mr. Sam'll Bennett, was presented for bastard bearing and Bennet's signed note shows her acknowledgement of her offence and he to pay her fine of 500 lbs tobacco.1 
Anecdote*29 December 1701 On 29 Dec 1701 in N'hamp County on the complaint of Paul Tanner and Ann his wife against Joseph Benthall Senr on the behalf of John Bennett, it appearing by sufficient testamony that the said John Bennett is 21 years of age. The Court adjudges him free from the said Joseph Benthall Senr. (NOTE: Ann Tanner is his mother.)2 
Anecdote28 September 1702 On 28 Sep 1702 in N'hamp County in the difference depending upon reference between Joseph Benthall Senr pltf. and Paul Tanner and Ann his wife defts. there appearing variance between the condition by which John Bennett was bound by the said deft. Ann to the said plft. and the declaration the said suit is therefore dismissed. (NOTE: Since Ann was the one who bound John Bennett to Joseph Benthall Sen'r, she was evidenlty his mother, Ann West, the servant of Samuel Bennett who had 2 bastard children by him. Since at the time of his death, Samuel still had a wife in England, he could not legally claim her bastard children Samuel and John as his sons.)3 

Citations

  1. [S2107] Frank V. Walczyk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 11, Orders & Wills, 1678-1683, p. 64 (29 Oct 1680 Court).
  2. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 73.
  3. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 82.

Daniel Bennett1

M, b. circa 1655
Father(f/o early Acc & N'hamp Bennetts) Bennett b. c 1620
Last Edited2 Jun 2011
Birth*circa 1655Daniel Bennett was born circa 1655 at England.1 
Headright*28 March 1690He was named as a headright on 28 March 1690 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Daniel Bennett on a certificate granted to Mr. Thomas Harmonsaon for 950 acres of land for transporting persons into the colony.1 

Citations

  1. [S2109] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 13, Orders & Wills, 1689-1698, Vol 1 (1689-1693), p. 16 (28 Mar 1690 Court).