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William 'Will' James Mason1

M, b. 24 May 1884
FatherSamuel Mason1 b. c 1860
MotherSarah (-----)1 b. c 1860
ChartsDescendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited16 Jun 2014
Birth*24 May 1884William 'Will' James Mason was born on 24 May 1884 at Davis Wharf, Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*30 December 1913He married Alice Lee Melson, daughter of William Isma Melson and Margaret 'Maggie' Sahrash Miles, on 30 December 1913 at Johnstown, Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as William J. Mason, a 28 year old farmer, the son of James O. & Charlotte Mason and she was shown as Alice L. Melson, age 17, the daughter of William I. & Margaret S. Melson.2 

Family

Alice Lee Melson b. 14 May 1896, d. 27 Sep 1981

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.
  2. [S2019] Phyllis Elmore, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1853-1922.

Samuel Mason1

M, b. circa 1860
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1860Samuel Mason was born circa 1860.1 
Marriage*circa 1862He married Sarah (-----) circa 1862. 

Family

Sarah (-----) b. c 1860
Child 1.William 'Will' James Mason+1 b. 24 May 1884

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.

Sarah (-----)1

F, b. circa 1860
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1860Sarah (-----) was born circa 1860.1 
Marriage*circa 1862She married Samuel Mason circa 1862. 
Married Namecirca 1862 As of circa 1862,her married name was Mason. 

Family

Samuel Mason b. c 1860
Child 1.William 'Will' James Mason+1 b. 24 May 1884

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.

Thomas Mull Campbell1

M, b. 4 August 1874, d. 8 March 1926
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*4 August 1874Thomas Mull Campbell was born on 4 August 1874.2 
Marriage*circa 1900He married Julia (-----) circa 1900.2 
Marriage*circa 1915Thomas Mull Campbell married Cora Elizabeth Ward circa 1915.1 
Death*8 March 1926Thomas Mull Campbell died on 8 March 1926 at age 51.2 

Family 1

Julia (-----) b. 23 Feb 1878, d. 25 Aug 1900

Family 2

Cora Elizabeth Ward b. 1881, d. 1945

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Cora Elizabeth Ward1

F, b. 1881, d. 1945
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*1881Cora Elizabeth Ward was born in 1881.2 
Marriage*circa 1915She married Thomas Mull Campbell circa 1915.1 
Married Namecirca 1915 As of circa 1915,her married name was Campbell. 
Death*1945Cora Elizabeth Ward died in 1945.2 

Family

Thomas Mull Campbell b. 4 Aug 1874, d. 8 Mar 1926

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Julia (-----)1

F, b. 23 February 1878, d. 25 August 1900
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*23 February 1878Julia (-----) was born on 23 February 1878.1 
Marriage*circa 1900She married Thomas Mull Campbell circa 1900.1 
Married Namecirca 1900 As of circa 1900,her married name was Campbell. 
Death*25 August 1900Julia (-----) died on 25 August 1900 at age 22.1 

Family

Thomas Mull Campbell b. 4 Aug 1874, d. 8 Mar 1926

Citations

  1. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Florance L. Scott1

F, b. circa 1900
ChartsDescendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1900Florance L. Scott was born circa 1900.1 
Marriage*13 September 1924She married John 'Johnie' William Melson, son of William Isma Melson and Margaret 'Maggie' Sahrash Miles, on 13 September 1924.1 
Married Name13 September 1924 As of 13 September 1924,her married name was Melson. 

Family

John 'Johnie' William Melson b. 16 May 1898, d. 3 May 1938

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.

Ethel Lingo1

F, b. 3 May 1906, d. 15 October 1934
ChartsDescendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*3 May 1906Ethel Lingo was born on 3 May 1906.1 
Marriage*10 January 1926She married Lynwood 'Lyn' Lewis Melson, son of William Isma Melson and Margaret 'Maggie' Sahrash Miles, on 10 January 1926.1 
Married Name10 January 1926 As of 10 January 1926,her married name was Melson. 
Death*15 October 1934Ethel Lingo died on 15 October 1934 at age 28.1 

Family

Lynwood 'Lyn' Lewis Melson b. 9 Jul 1904, d. 20 Aug 1981

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.

John Kellam1

M, b. circa 1890
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1890John Kellam was born circa 1890.1 
Marriage*circa 1915He married Helen Elmore circa 1915.1 

Family

Helen Elmore b. c 1890

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.

Helen Elmore1

F, b. circa 1890
Last Edited8 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1890Helen Elmore was born circa 1890.1 
Marriage*circa 1915She married John Kellam circa 1915.1 
Married Namecirca 1915 As of circa 1915,her married name was Kellam. 

Family

John Kellam b. c 1890

Citations

  1. [S2410] W. Edward Melson Jr., Melson Family Information.

Lillian Justice1

F, b. 1885
FatherCharles P. Justice1 b. c 1843
MotherMelissa C. Barnes1 b. 24 Mar 1843, d. 17 Feb 1906
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited18 Aug 2018
Birth*1885Lillian Justice was born in 1885 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1910She married Lewis Thomas Taylor, son of Lewis E. Taylor and Mary Jane Taylor, circa 1910.1 
Married Namecirca 1910 As of circa 1910,her married name was Taylor. 

Family

Lewis Thomas Taylor b. 22 Jul 1884, d. 1971
Children 1.Doris Taylor+1 b. 1900, d. 1992
 2.Mabel Lucile Taylor+2 b. 19 Jun 1915, d. 4 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. [S2411] Research files of James M. Matthews,.
  2. [S2259] findagrave.com, MEMORIAL ID 132937392 (Mabel Taylor Shaw Reade).

Lewis Thomas Taylor1

M, b. 22 July 1884, d. 1971
FatherLewis E. Taylor1 b. 1849, d. 30 Mar 1922
MotherMary Jane Taylor1 b. 1857, d. 1938
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited18 Aug 2018
Birth*22 July 1884Lewis Thomas Taylor was born on 22 July 1884 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1910He married Lillian Justice, daughter of Charles P. Justice and Melissa C. Barnes, circa 1910.1 
Death*1971Lewis Thomas Taylor died in 1971.1 
Burial*Lewis was buried at Downing's Cemetery, Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Lillian Justice b. 1885
Children 1.Doris Taylor+1 b. 1900, d. 1992
 2.Mabel Lucile Taylor+3 b. 19 Jun 1915, d. 4 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. [S2411] Research files of James M. Matthews,.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S2259] findagrave.com, MEMORIAL ID 132937392 (Mabel Taylor Shaw Reade).

Doris Taylor1

F, b. 1900, d. 1992
FatherLewis Thomas Taylor1 b. 22 Jul 1884, d. 1971
MotherLillian Justice1 b. 1885
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited9 Jun 2014
Birth*1900Doris Taylor was born in 1900.1 
Marriage*1925She married Grover Cleveland Ellis, son of Charles Robert Ellis and Mary 'Molly' Elizabeth Bowen, in 1925.1 
Married Name1925 As of 1925,her married name was Ellis. 
Death*1992Doris Taylor died in 1992.1 

Family

Grover Cleveland Ellis b. 8 Jun 1892, d. 1957
Child 1.Virginia Lee Ellis+1 b. 23 Apr 1927, d. 25 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. [S2411] Research files of James M. Matthews,.

Grover Cleveland Ellis1

M, b. 8 June 1892, d. 1957
FatherCharles Robert Ellis1 b. 15 May 1872, d. 7 Dec 1907
MotherMary 'Molly' Elizabeth Bowen1 b. 29 Dec 1872, d. 29 Dec 1905
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited9 Jun 2014
Birth*8 June 1892Grover Cleveland Ellis was born on 8 June 1892 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*1925He married Doris Taylor, daughter of Lewis Thomas Taylor and Lillian Justice, in 1925.1 
Death*1957Grover Cleveland Ellis died in 1957 at Salisbury, Wicomico Co, MD.1 

Family

Doris Taylor b. 1900, d. 1992
Child 1.Virginia Lee Ellis+1 b. 23 Apr 1927, d. 25 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. [S2411] Research files of James M. Matthews,.

Charles Robert Ellis1

M, b. 15 May 1872, d. 7 December 1907
FatherWilliam Henry Ellis1 b. 16 Apr 1835, d. 8 Dec 1909
MotherElizabeth 'Eliza' Truelove1 b. 6 Aug 1840, d. 4 May 1914
Last Edited23 Oct 2016
Birth*15 May 1872Charles Robert Ellis was born on 15 May 1872 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*2 December 1890He married Mary 'Molly' Elizabeth Bowen on 2 December 1890 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown as Charles R. Ellis, age 21 and Mary E. Brown(sic), age 18.2 
Death*7 December 1907Charles Robert Ellis died on 7 December 1907 at age 35.1 

Family

Mary 'Molly' Elizabeth Bowen b. 29 Dec 1872, d. 29 Dec 1905
Children 1.Grover Cleveland Ellis+1 b. 8 Jun 1892, d. 1957
 2.Sarah C. Ellis3 b. 25 Nov 1896

Citations

  1. [S2411] Research files of James M. Matthews,.
  2. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, VA Birth Certificate for Sarah C. Ellis.

Mary 'Molly' Elizabeth Bowen1

F, b. 29 December 1872, d. 29 December 1905
Last Edited23 Oct 2016
Birth*29 December 1872Mary 'Molly' Elizabeth Bowen was born on 29 December 1872.1 
Marriage*2 December 1890She married Charles Robert Ellis, son of William Henry Ellis and Elizabeth 'Eliza' Truelove, on 2 December 1890 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown as Charles R. Ellis, age 21 and Mary E. Brown(sic), age 18.2 
Married Name2 December 1890 As of 2 December 1890,her married name was Ellis. 
Death*29 December 1905Mary 'Molly' Elizabeth Bowen died on 29 December 1905 at age 33.1 

Family

Charles Robert Ellis b. 15 May 1872, d. 7 Dec 1907
Children 1.Grover Cleveland Ellis+1 b. 8 Jun 1892, d. 1957
 2.Sarah C. Ellis3 b. 25 Nov 1896

Citations

  1. [S2411] Research files of James M. Matthews,.
  2. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, VA Birth Certificate for Sarah C. Ellis.

William Henry Ellis1

M, b. 16 April 1835, d. 8 December 1909
Last Edited9 Jun 2014
Birth*16 April 1835William Henry Ellis was born on 16 April 1835 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Marriage*29 December 1856He married Elizabeth 'Eliza' Truelove, daughter of George Patrick Truelove and Elizabeth 'Eliza' Simpson, on 29 December 1856 at Worcester Co, MD.3 
Death*8 December 1909William Henry Ellis died on 8 December 1909 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 74.2 
Burial*William was buried at Union Greenbackville Cemetery, Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

Elizabeth 'Eliza' Truelove b. 6 Aug 1840, d. 4 May 1914
Child 1.Charles Robert Ellis+3 b. 15 May 1872, d. 7 Dec 1907

Citations

  1. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S2411] Research files of James M. Matthews,.

Elizabeth 'Eliza' Truelove1

F, b. 6 August 1840, d. 4 May 1914
FatherGeorge Patrick Truelove1 b. c 1818
MotherElizabeth 'Eliza' Simpson1 b. c 1820
Last Edited9 Jun 2014
Birth*6 August 1840Elizabeth 'Eliza' Truelove was born on 6 August 1840 at England.1,2 
Marriage*29 December 1856She married William Henry Ellis on 29 December 1856 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Married Name29 December 1856 As of 29 December 1856,her married name was Ellis. 
Death*4 May 1914Elizabeth 'Eliza' Truelove died on 4 May 1914 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 73.2 
Burial*Elizabeth was buried at Union Greenbackville Cemetery, Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

William Henry Ellis b. 16 Apr 1835, d. 8 Dec 1909
Child 1.Charles Robert Ellis+1 b. 15 May 1872, d. 7 Dec 1907

Citations

  1. [S2411] Research files of James M. Matthews,.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

John (f/o Bowles) Nelson1

M, b. 1634
Last Edited3 Aug 2014
Birth*1634John (f/o Bowles) Nelson was born in 1634.2,3 
Fornication presente*29 December 1655He was presented for fornication on 29 December 1655 at Northampton Co, VA. Whereas Major Thomas Johnson this day declared to the Court that one Jno. Nelson his servant has in his service performed the act of fornication & pleaded that for the said offence the said Nelson by the Law ought to make him satisfaction & upon examination of the parties deny the act and to his charge it is therefore ordered that at the expiration of the said Jno Nelson’s time to serve make his master Major Thomas Johnson satisfaction with Court charges and the Court has judged the age of the said Jno Nelson to be about one & twenty & ½ and that upon Execution of the Act to this effect he may have such further satisfaction as the Law permits. 29th December 1655. Examined 27 December 1655 by Edmund Scarburgh. (NOTE: This would put his birth about June 1634 which is 5 years earlier then he stated in 1689 when he said he was about age 50.)3 
Court - named in ord28 August 1662He was named in a court order on 28 August 1662 at Northampton Co, VA. It was ordered that John Nelson be paid out of the estate of Mr. Henry Voss in the 12th place the sum of 1,000 lbs tobacco & cask providing nothing appear to the contrary justly to be discounted. On that same date it was ordered that Mr. Voss return to Mr. Devorix Browne his Mill with appurtences as being lent to Mr. Voss.4 
Court - named in ord8 December 1668He was named in a court order on 8 December 1668 at Accomack Co, VA. The case between Christopher Calvert, plaintiff and Richard Buckland, defendant, was deferred till Calvert could procure the deposition of John Nelson.5 
Marriage*circa 1675He married (Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles, daughter of Thomas Bowles (millwright) and (-----) (-----), circa 1675.6 
Tax list1676John (f/o Bowles) Nelson was on the tax list in 1676 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 1 tithable listed next to Jno. Renny and near Roger Miles and Jno. Watts. (NOTE: John Renny was living on Crooked Creek (now Holdens Creek) near the Pocomoke River near the boarder with Somerset Co, MD. This may be a different John Nelson from the Nelson family of Somerset Co, MD.)7 
Tax list*1676He was on the tax list in 1676 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 2 tithes. He was listed next to Jno. Cole, who was known to have been an inn keeper at Pungoteague.8 
Tax list1677He was on the tax list in 1677 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nellson with 1 tith on Capt. Ed Scarburgh's list. He was listed between Robt. Hudson and Dan'l Darby. Geo. Nich. Hack was also close by with 5 tithes, living at Hack's Neck.9 
Tax list1678He was on the tax list in 1678 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 1 tith. He was listed next to Charles Leatherbury who had 5 tithes and lived near Onancock.10 
Tax list1679He was on the tax list in 1679 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 1 tith. He was listed next to Charles Leatherbury who had 2 tithes and lived near Onancock.11 
Court - plaintiff*12 February 1678/79He was a plaintiff in a court case on 12 February 1678/79 at Accomack Co, VA. Jno. Nelson sued Jno. Cole but did not file a petition according to law. Cole was granted a nonsuit against Nelson along with court costs.12 
Tax list1680He was on the tax list in 1680 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nellson with 1 tith. He was listed 2 doors from Jno. Cole, a known inn keeper at Pungoteague.13 
Tax list1681He was on the tax list in 1681 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 1 tith. He was listed next to Tho. Hall.14 
Court - named in ord16 March 1680/81He was named in a court order on 16 March 1680/81 at Accomack Co, VA. Ordered that Arnold Harrison and John Nelson each be fined 50 lbs tobacco for not clearing the highways. John Walthom, Joseph Aimes, Joseph Clarke, Nicholas Tyler, Robert Hudson were ordered to pay court charges and be dismissed.15 
Tax list1682He was on the tax list in 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 1 tith on Mr. Bally's list. He was listed next to Jno. Washbourne.16 
Tax list1683He was on the tax list in 1683 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Nelson with 1 tith on Mr. Bally's list. He was listed next to Rowland Savage.17 
Tax list1684He was on the tax list in 1684 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Nellson with 1 tith on Mr. Bally's list. He was listed next to Dorm't Sullivant who had bought land in Whitelaw's tract A13 which was right next to tract A12 where Thomas Bowles' mill was located.18 
Court - named in ord5 February 1683/84He was named in a court order on 5 February 1683/84 at Accomack Co, VA. John Nellson voluntarily came into open court and admitted owing Col. Daniel Jenifer 287 lbs tobacco to be paid by next 10 October. Ordered that he pay the debt at that time with court costs.19 
Tax list1685He was on the tax list in 1685 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Nellson with 1 tith on Capt. John Wallop's list, who was living in northern Accomack County on the seaside. (NOTE: This may have been a different John Nelson, possilbly part of the Somerset Co, MD Nelson family.)20 
Tax list1685He was on the tax list in 1685 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nellson with 2 tithes on Mr. Rich. Bally's list. He was next to Dormt. Sullivant who had bought land in Whitelaw's tract A13 which was right next to tract A12 where Thomas Bowles' mill was located.21 
Tax list1686He was on the tax list in 1686 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Nelson with 1 tith on Mr. Bally's list. He was listed next to Dormt. Sullivant who had bought land in Whitelaw's tract A13 which was right next to tract A12 where Thomas Bowles' mill was located.22 
Tax list1687He was on the tax list in 1687 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 1 tith on Mr. Bally's list. He was listed next to Dormt. Sullivant who had bought land in Whitelaw's tract A13 which was right next to tract A12 where Thomas Bowles' mill was located.23 
Tax list1688He was on the tax list in 1688 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Nelson with 1 tith on Mr. Bally's list. He was listed next to Dormt. Sullivant who had bought land in Whitelaw's tract A13 which was right next to tract A12 where Thomas Bowles' mill was located.24 
Tax list1689He was on the tax list in 1689 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 1 tith on Mr. Bally's list. He was listed next to Tho. Midleton.25 
Deposition*21 November 1689He gave a deposition on 21 November 1689 at Accomack Co, VA. Deposition of John Nelson aged about 50 years: About last May or June, Nelson had occasion to visit the house of Capt. Hack, who was at home. Being in a room where a bed and table stood, Nelson saw that "two or three London Gazettes lay on the table, and (I) took one of them into my hand. The said Capt. Hack asked (me) whether I was looking for another bull. (Nelson) replied, 'I know a cow from a bull.' Then Capt. Hack said that, 'They say that I have a bull.' Then (I) replied, 'Truly, sir, it is so reported.' Then the said Capt Hack demanded of (me), 'Who says so?' (I) replied that 'Samuel Palmer reports it to be truth.' Then the said Capt. Hack demanded of (me) what a bull was. 'Truly, sir, I cannot tell, for I never saw one in my life, but I will tell you my thought of it.' 'What are?' replied the said Capt. Hack. I said, 'I remember that we read that the Children of Israel were under the Egyptian bondage and that it pleased God to command them to take blood and sprinkle on the post of their doors that when the destroyer came and saw blood sprinkled, he was to pass by their doors and to foul on the Egyptians. And when there was any persecution or trouble on the Protestants, those that had not these bulls or papers--they were to pass by their doors (who had the papers) and to foul on them that had them not.' Then replied Capt. Hack, 'You think then that the Popish party had a great kindness for me?' 'Sir,' replied this deponent, 'You know best.' Then said Capt. Hack, 'You know the King was a Papish and that was the flourishing religion then on foot, and if it were your own case, if you had any profit or gain coming in, would you leave it?' This deponent replied and said, 'If it were to gain a thousand pounds, nay, I had rather suffer death itself than flinch one tithe from my principle.' Then replied the said Capt. Hack, 'You are a man of another judgment.'" Signed and sworn in open court 21 November 1689, by John Nelson.2 
Tax list1690He was on the tax list in 1690 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nelson with 1 tith on Mr. Rich'd Bally's list. He was listed next to Dan'l Darby and near Jno. Washbourne.26 
Tax list1691He was on the tax list in 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Nellson with 2 tithes on Mr. Rich Bally's list. He was listed 6 households from John Washbourne.27 
Court - named in ord16 June 1691He was named in a court order on 16 June 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. The grand jury presented a woman at John Nellson's, the miller, for having a bastard.28 
Marriage*before 6 August 1691He married Joane (-----) before 6 August 1691.6 
Court - named in ord*6 August 1691John (f/o Bowles) Nelson was named in a court order on 6 August 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. An inquest into the death of Bowles Nellson, son of John Nellson (a miller) by a former wife, was made by Capt. William Custis, coroner of the county. By virtue of a precept from Maj. Charles Scarburgh, Joane, the current wife of Nellson, had been taken into the sheriff's custody and was to personally appear this day. The justices read the inquisition and evidence relating to the death of Bowles. The grand jury, which was to determine whether Joane was "willfully and premeditatedly ye cause of ye death", instead found that "Joane, by her foolish, unadvised and rash acting hath been the cause of the said Bowles Nelson's death." The justices, who read the verdict, found no cause to bind her over for trial and ordered her to be discharged. John Nellson paid all charges in the matter. Recorded was the jury's verdict that "the death of Bowles Nelson by Joan, his mother-in-law (step-mother)" was caused by "her foolish unadvised and rash acting." Signed by Robt. Hutchinson, foreman.6 
Court - named in ord16 September 1691He was named in a court order on 16 September 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. A servant woman living at Mr. John Nellson's was summoned to this court to answer her presentment for fornication and having a bastard child. She failed to appear, but John Nellson entered himself as security for her appearance at the next court.29 
Court - named in ord17 November 1691He was named in a court order on 17 November 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. In obedience to the order of the Lt. Governor (dated 27 October 1691, at James City), Mr. Robert Watson, Mr. William Burton, Susanna Hilliard, Robert Scott and John Perrey were bound over to the next general court to testify at the trial of Joan Nellson, wife of John Nellson (miller), concerning the death of Bowles Nellson, John's son by a former wife. Sheriff Mr. Thomas Welburne was ordered to take a bond (in the penalty of 300 pounds sterling) for their appearance. Since Susanna Hilliard, who was a servant to John and Joan Nellson, could not post her own bond, and the court thought it to be an inconvenience for her master to do so, it was ordered that the sheriff take care to see she attended the court before the governor and council.1 
Court - named in ord17 November 1691He was named in a court order on 17 November 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. Susanna Hilliard had been presented for fornication and for having a bastard child. Because Mr. John Nellson agreed to pay her fine, he was ordered to pay 500 lbs tobacco to the church warden with court charges.1 
Tax list1692He was on the tax list in 1692 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nellson with 2 tithes on Capt. Bally's list. He was listed next to Mr. Teackle. (NOTE: John Nelson Jr. gave a Letter of Attorney to Maj. Richard Bayly of Accomack County on 18 June 1695 when he sold his mill on Occahannock Creek.)30 
Court - named in ord24 September 1692He was named in a court order on 24 September 1692 at Accomack Co, VA. Mr. Thomas Welburne, high sheriff, exhibited an account of charges accruing for the trial of Joan, wife of John Nellson, who was tried as a criminal at the general court. The court consulted the law and found that John Nellson was liable for the whole cost (if his estate extended that far). Ordered that the sheriff take into custody that much of Nellson's estate, inventory it and report to the next court.31 
Court - named in ord16 November 1692He was named in a court order on 16 November 1692 at Accomack Co, VA. Mr. Thomas Welburne, sheriff, presented the inventory of goods seized from John Nellson. Ordered that the estate be sold at auction unless Nellson gave immediate security.32 
Tax list1693He was on the tax list in 1693 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Nellson with 2 tithes. He was listed between Jno. Watts and Arthur Upshur.33 
Tax list1694He was on the tax list in 1694 at Accomack Co, VA. There were 2 Jno. Nellsons listed next to each other, one with 1 tith and the other with 2 tithes. They were next to Wm. Golding, Tanger. Jno. Watts Sr. was nearby. (NOTE: William Goulding was a witness to his Letter of Attonrey on 18 June 1695 when he sold his mill and land to Thomas Dent.)34 
Court - named in ord8 December 1697He was named in a court order on 8 December 1697 at Accomack Co, VA. The action John Perry brought against the former sheriff, Capt. Thomas Welburne, had been referred to this court. Now the court ordered Welburne to give at the next court a "full account of the estate of John Nellson committed to him in order to pay & satisfy all dues in relation to Joan his wife('s) prosecution at the general court upon ye suspicion of her murdering Bowles Nellson, son of the said John Nellson."35 
Court - named in ord5 January 1697/98He was named in a court order on 5 January 1697/98 at Accomack Co, VA. John Perry's suit against Capt. Thomas Welburne had been continued to this court so Welburne could produce the account of John Nellson's estate. Now Richard Bundick appeared with a message from Welburne, who "was taken so ill at his house yt he was not able to attend ye court by reason thereof." The action was continued to the next court.36 
Court - named in ord6 April 1698He was named in a court order on 6 April 1698 at Accomack Co, VA. John Perry had brought action against Capt. Thomas Welburne, the recent sheriff; Perry had been summoned to testify to the General Court against Joan (the wife of John Nellson), who was suspected of murdering John's son named Bowles Nellson. Perry had attended court for 14 days, for which he should have been paid 630 lbs tobacco "from the public." Perry had been referred by the assembly to the Committee of Claims, which suspended the case to the next assembly so an account of John Nellson's estate could be presented. Welburne, as sheriff, had been empowered to take Nellson's estate into his custody and appraise it to defray the costs of Joan's prosecution, which he did. But he also had presented his own claims against the estate. The Committee of Claims had examined the sheriff's claims and "adjudged (them) to be very exorbitant and unreasonable by reason of fees unduly charged by the sheriff." The Committee had judged that there was enough to pay all just charges. Since Perry had been shut out from payment by the public, he had presented the Committee's report and asked for an order against Welburne. At the court held 8 October 1697, Welburne had put in his plea to bar this action; upon reading and considering it, the court had ordered that Welburne appear at the next court to give a full account of the estate of John Nellson. Now Welburne presented his account; after a full hearing, the court judged that the accounts were "overbalanced" and that the sheriff did not have in his hands enough of the estate to pay Perry. The suit was dismissed. Dissatisfied with the above order, John Perry requested and was granted liberty to appeal to the next General Court. Tho. Ternel was his security.37 
Witness paid to be*7 June 1704John was paid for being a witness on 7 June 1704 at Accomack Co, VA. John Nelson petitioned to be paid for serving as a witness for Edward Taylor in his suit against John Rodgers. Since Nelson swore he attended five days, the court ordered that he be paid 200 lbs tobacco and court charges.38 

Family 1

(Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles b. c 1655, d. b 1691
Marriage*circa 1675He married (Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles, daughter of Thomas Bowles (millwright) and (-----) (-----), circa 1675.6 
Children 1.John Nelson Jr. (Tangier)39 b. c 1675
 2.Bowles Nelson6 b. c 1680, d. b 6 Aug 1691

Family 2

Joane (-----) b. c 1650
Marriage*before 6 August 1691John (f/o Bowles) Nelson married Joane (-----) before 6 August 1691.6 

Citations

  1. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 50 (17 Nov 1691 Court).
  2. [S702] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1682-1690, Volume 7, p. 284 (21 Nov 1689 Court).
  3. [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. 32 (28 Dec 1655 Court).
  4. [S2105] Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene A. Groves, Northampton County, Virginia, Record Book, Court Cases, Volume 08, 1657-1664, p. 246 (28 Aug 1662 Court).
  5. [S697] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1666-1670, Volume 2, p. 178 (8 Dec 1668 Court).
  6. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 42 (6 Aug 1691 Court).
  7. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 100 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1676).
  8. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 97 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1676).
  9. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 103 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1677).
  10. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 105 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1678).
  11. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 109 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1679).
  12. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 38 (12 Feb 1678/79 Court).
  13. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 113 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1680).
  14. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 117 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1681).
  15. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 137 (16 Mar 1680/81 Court).
  16. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 121 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1682).
  17. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 125 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1683).
  18. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 128 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1684).
  19. [S702] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1682-1690, Volume 7, p. 54 (5 Feb 1683/84 Court).
  20. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 131 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1685).
  21. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 132 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1685).
  22. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 137 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1686).
  23. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 141 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1687).
  24. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 145 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1688).
  25. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 150 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1689).
  26. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 154 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1690).
  27. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 154 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1691).
  28. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 35 (16 Jun 1691 court).
  29. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 43 (16 Sep 1691 Court).
  30. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 163 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1692).
  31. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 88 (24 Sep 1692 Court).
  32. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 93 (16 Nov 1692 Court).
  33. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 167 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1693).
  34. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 171 (List of Tithables in Accomack County - 1694).
  35. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 5 (9 Dec 1697 Court).
  36. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 10 (5 Jan 1697/98).
  37. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 19 (6 Apr 1698 Court).
  38. [S826] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1703-1710, Volume 10, p. 36 (7 Jun 1704 Court).
  39. [S2149] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 1 (typed), p. 134-137 (John Nelson Junr to Thomas Dent).

(Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles1,2

F, b. circa 1655, d. before 1691
FatherThomas Bowles (millwright)2 b. c 1625, d. b 9 Nov 1674
Mother(-----) (-----)2 b. c 1625
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1655(Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles was born circa 1655.2 
Will - Father's*20 June 1674(Ann, was named in her father's will on 20 June 1674 at Occohannock, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Bowles of Ockahancok named 6 children in birth order: William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, Edward & Robert. The first to arrive in Accomack County was to have 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahancok Creek. (NOTE: Evidently one of the daughters was first and married John Nelson, and their son John Nelson Jr. sold 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahanock in 1695. They named a son Bowles Nelson who died young.)2 
Marriage*circa 1675She married John (f/o Bowles) Nelson circa 1675.1 
Married Namecirca 1675 As of circa 1675,her married name was Nelson. 
Death*before 1691(Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles died before 1691 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Court - named in ord*6 August 1691She was named in a court order on 6 August 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. An inquest into the death of Bowles Nellson, son of John Nellson (a miller) by a former wife, was made by Capt. William Custis, coroner of the county. By virtue of a precept from Maj. Charles Scarburgh, Joane, the current wife of Nellson, had been taken into the sheriff's custody and was to personally appear this day. The justices read the inquisition and evidence relating to the death of Bowles. The grand jury, which was to determine whether Joane was "willfully and premeditatedly ye cause of ye death", instead found that "Joane, by her foolish, unadvised and rash acting hath been the cause of the said Bowles Nelson's death." The justices, who read the verdict, found no cause to bind her over for trial and ordered her to be discharged. John Nellson paid all charges in the matter. Recorded was the jury's verdict that "the death of Bowles Nelson by Joan, his mother-in-law (step-mother)" was caused by "her foolish unadvised and rash acting." Signed by Robt. Hutchinson, foreman.1 

Family

John (f/o Bowles) Nelson b. 1634
Children 1.John Nelson Jr. (Tangier)3 b. c 1675
 2.Bowles Nelson1 b. c 1680, d. b 6 Aug 1691

Citations

  1. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 42 (6 Aug 1691 Court).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).
  3. [S2149] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 1 (typed), p. 134-137 (John Nelson Junr to Thomas Dent).

Bowles Nelson1

M, b. circa 1680, d. before 6 August 1691
FatherJohn (f/o Bowles) Nelson1 b. 1634
Mother(Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles1 b. c 1655, d. b 1691
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1680Bowles Nelson was born circa 1680 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*before 6 August 1691He died before 6 August 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. An inquest into the death of Bowles Nellson, son of John Nellson (a miller) by a former wife, was made by Capt. William Custis, coroner of the county. By virtue of a precept from Maj. Charles Scarburgh, Joane, the current wife of Nellson, had been taken into the sheriff's custody and was to personally appear this day. The justices read the inquisition and evidence relating to the death of Bowles. The grand jury, which was to determine whether Joane was "willfully and premeditatedly ye cause of ye death", instead found that "Joane, by her foolish, unadvised and rash acting hath been the cause of the said Bowles Nelson's death." The justices, who read the verdict, found no cause to bind her over for trial and ordered her to be discharged. John Nellson paid all charges in the matter. Recorded was the jury's verdict that "the death of Bowles Nelson by Joan, his mother-in-law (step-mother)" was caused by "her foolish unadvised and rash acting." Signed by Robt. Hutchinson, foreman.1 
Court - named in ord*9 December 1697He was named in a court order on 9 December 1697 at Accomack Co, VA. The action John Perry brought against the former sheriff, Capt. Thomas Welburne, had been referred to this court. Now the court ordered Welburne to give at the next court a "full account of the estate of John Nellson committed to him in order to pay & satisfy all dues in relation to Joan his wife('s) prosecution at the general court upon ye suspicion of her murdering Bowles Nellson, son of the said John Nellson."2 

Citations

  1. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 42 (6 Aug 1691 Court).
  2. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 5 (9 Dec 1697 Court).

Joane (-----)1

F, b. circa 1650
Last Edited9 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1650Joane (-----) was born circa 1650.1 
Marriage*before 6 August 1691She married John (f/o Bowles) Nelson before 6 August 1691.1 
Court - named in ord*6 August 1691Joane (-----) was named in a court order on 6 August 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. An inquest into the death of Bowles Nellson, son of John Nellson (a miller) by a former wife, was made by Capt. William Custis, coroner of the county. By virtue of a precept from Maj. Charles Scarburgh, Joane, the current wife of Nellson, had been taken into the sheriff's custody and was to personally appear this day. The justices read the inquisition and evidence relating to the death of Bowles. The grand jury, which was to determine whether Joane was "willfully and premeditatedly ye cause of ye death", instead found that "Joane, by her foolish, unadvised and rash acting hath been the cause of the said Bowles Nelson's death." The justices, who read the verdict, found no cause to bind her over for trial and ordered her to be discharged. John Nellson paid all charges in the matter. Recorded was the jury's verdict that "the death of Bowles Nelson by Joan, his mother-in-law (step-mother)" was caused by "her foolish unadvised and rash acting." Signed by Robt. Hutchinson, foreman.1 
Married Namebefore 6 August 1691 As of before 6 August 1691,her married name was Nelson. 
Court - named in ord9 December 1697She was named in a court order on 9 December 1697 at Accomack Co, VA. The action John Perry brought against the former sheriff, Capt. Thomas Welburne, had been referred to this court. Now the court ordered Welburne to give at the next court a "full account of the estate of John Nellson committed to him in order to pay & satisfy all dues in relation to Joan his wife('s) prosecution at the general court upon ye suspicion of her murdering Bowles Nellson, son of the said John Nellson."2 

Family

John (f/o Bowles) Nelson b. 1634

Citations

  1. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 42 (6 Aug 1691 Court).
  2. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 5 (9 Dec 1697 Court).

David Nelson I1

M, b. circa 1660, d. before 6 August 1706
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1660David Nelson I was born circa 1660.1 
Marriage*circa 1685He married Jeane (-----) circa 1685.1 
Will*21 April 1706David made a will on 21 April 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. To son William Nelson. Son David Nelson. Daughter Naomi Nelson. Wife Jeane to have custody of sons William & David & Daughter Margaret until they arrive to age. Wife residual legatee & Exec. Witt: Robert Logan, John Hutton, Eliazbeth Hutton.1 
Death*before 6 August 1706He died before 6 August 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.1 

Family

Jeane (-----) b. c 1665
Children 1.Naomi Nelson1 b. c 1685
 2.William (of David) Nelson1 b. c 1688
 3.David Nelson II1 b. c 1690
 4.Margaret Nelson1 b. c 1697

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of David Nelson, wife Jeane).

Jeane (-----)1

F, b. circa 1665
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1665Jeane (-----) was born circa 1665.1 
Marriage*circa 1685She married David Nelson I circa 1685.1 
Married Namecirca 1685 As of circa 1685,her married name was Nelson. 
Will - Husb's*21 April 1706Jeane was named in her husband's will on 21 April 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Jeane in the will of David Nelson.1 

Family

David Nelson I b. c 1660, d. b 6 Aug 1706
Children 1.Naomi Nelson1 b. c 1685
 2.William (of David) Nelson1 b. c 1688
 3.David Nelson II1 b. c 1690
 4.Margaret Nelson1 b. c 1697

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of David Nelson, wife Jeane).

David Nelson II1

M, b. circa 1690
FatherDavid Nelson I1 b. c 1660, d. b 6 Aug 1706
MotherJeane (-----)1 b. c 1665
Last Edited9 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1690David Nelson II was born circa 1690 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*21 April 1706David was named in his father's will on 21 April 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will David Nelson, wife Jeane, named sons William & David & daughter Margaret (all under age) and a daughter Naomi Nelson.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of David Nelson, wife Jeane).

William (of David) Nelson1

M, b. circa 1688
FatherDavid Nelson I1 b. c 1660, d. b 6 Aug 1706
MotherJeane (-----)1 b. c 1665
Last Edited6 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1688William (of David) Nelson was born circa 1688 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*21 April 1706William was named in his father's will on 21 April 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will David Nelson, wife Jeane, named sons William & David & daughter Margaret (all under age) and a daughter Naomi Nelson.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of David Nelson, wife Jeane).

Margaret Nelson1

F, b. circa 1697
FatherDavid Nelson I1 b. c 1660, d. b 6 Aug 1706
MotherJeane (-----)1 b. c 1665
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1697Margaret Nelson was born circa 1697 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*21 April 1706Margaret was named in her father's will on 21 April 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will David Nelson, wife Jeane, named sons William & David & daughter Margaret (all under age) and a daughter Naomi Nelson.1 
Marriage*before 2 October 1716She married Arthur Lewis before 2 October 1716.2 
Court - nam in petit*2 October 1716Margaret Nelson was named in a petition that was recorded in court records on 2 October 1716 at Accomack Co, VA. Arthur Lewis and his wife Margrett (one of the daughters of David Nelson, deceased) petitioned that Margrett had been bound out by this court to Mr. John Parker until she reached the age of 18 years. Now that her time had expired, Arthur (in the right of his wife) demanded her freedom dues from Parker, who refused to pay them. Ordered that Parker be summoned to the next court.2 
Married Namebefore 2 October 1716 As of before 2 October 1716,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

Arthur Lewis b. c 1690

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of David Nelson, wife Jeane).
  2. [S828] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1714-1719, Volumes 12 & 13, p. 51 (2 Oct 1716 Court).

Naomi Nelson1

F, b. circa 1685
FatherDavid Nelson I1 b. c 1660, d. b 6 Aug 1706
MotherJeane (-----)1 b. c 1665
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1685Naomi Nelson was born circa 1685 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*21 April 1706Naomi was named in her father's will on 21 April 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will David Nelson, wife Jeane, named sons William & David & daughter Margaret (all under age) and a daughter Naomi Nelson.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of David Nelson, wife Jeane).

Provost 'Provis' Nelson II1

M, b. circa 1675, d. before 2 May 1721
FatherProvost 'Provice' Nelson I2 b. 1629, d. b 28 May 1686
MotherJudith (-----)3 b. c 1650
Last Edited27 Sep 2018
Birth*circa 1675Provost 'Provis' Nelson II was born circa 1675 at Northampton Co, VA.3 
Will - Father's*1 August 1685Provost was named in his father's will on 1 August 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Provost Nelson, wife Judith, named sons John & Provost and said he had five children. The daughters were to be of age at 16 and the son at 19.2 
Marriage*circa 1695He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1695.1 
Will5 March 1721Provost made a will on 5 March 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Provis Nelson gave sons John (eldest) & Provis land where I now live being 100 acres. Daughter Comfort Foster. Daughter Betty Nelson. Wife Elizabeth & son John Exrs. Witt: William Finney, Jr., A. Finney, William Foster.1 
Death*before 2 May 1721He died before 2 May 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.1 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1650
Children 1.Comfort Nelson1 b. c 1695
 2.John (of Provost II) Nelson+3 b. 1697, d. b 24 Nov 1772
 3.Betty Nelson1 b. c 1700
 4.Provost 'Provis' Nelson III1 b. c 1702, d. a 5 Mar 1721

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Provis Nelson, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 125 (will of Provost Nelson, wife Judith).
  3. [S623] William R.M. Houston M.D. & Jean M. Mihalyka, Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore (Whose Ages Were Proved Before Court Officials of Accomack and Northampton Counties), p. 74.

Elizabeth (-----)1

F, b. circa 1650
Last Edited10 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1650Elizabeth (-----) was born circa 1650.1 
Marriage*circa 1695She married Provost 'Provis' Nelson II, son of Provost 'Provice' Nelson I and Judith (-----), circa 1695.1 
Married Namecirca 1695 As of circa 1695,her married name was Nelson. 
Will - Husb's*5 March 1721Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 5 March 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Elizabeth in the will of Provis Nelson.1 

Family

Provost 'Provis' Nelson II b. c 1675, d. b 2 May 1721
Children 1.Comfort Nelson1 b. c 1695
 2.John (of Provost II) Nelson+2 b. 1697, d. b 24 Nov 1772
 3.Betty Nelson1 b. c 1700
 4.Provost 'Provis' Nelson III1 b. c 1702, d. a 5 Mar 1721

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Provis Nelson, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S623] William R.M. Houston M.D. & Jean M. Mihalyka, Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore (Whose Ages Were Proved Before Court Officials of Accomack and Northampton Counties), p. 74.

John (of Provost II) Nelson1

M, b. 1697, d. before 24 November 1772
FatherProvost 'Provis' Nelson II1 b. c 1675, d. b 2 May 1721
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1650
Last Edited27 Sep 2018
Birth*1697John (of Provost II) Nelson was born in 1697 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Marriagecirca 1720He married Sarah (of Thos) Savage, daughter of Thomas (of John) Savage and (-----) (-----), circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.2,3 
Will - Father's*5 March 1721John was named in his father's will on 5 March 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Provis Nelson gave sons John (eldest) & Provis land where I now live being 100 acres. Daughter Comfort Foster. Daughter Betty Nelson. Wife Elizabeth & son John Exrs. Witt: William Finney, Jr., A. Finney, William Foster.4 
Land inherited*1721He inherited land in 1721 at tract A62, south of Onancock, Accomack Co, VA. Provest Nelson (wife Elizabeth) left 100 acres of this tract to his son John & Provis.5 
Land bought*1743He bought land in 1743 at tract A62, south of Onancock, Accomack Co, VA. In 1743 Perry Leatherbury sold 120 acres of this tract to John Nelson; it was next to the Piwell land extended southeast to the middle road.6 
Will - Mentioned in*10 July 1756John was mentioned in a will on 10 July 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Charles West gave to Isaac Smith, son of my sister Sarah Smith, plantation I bought of William Pritchet & all my lots & houses on the North side of Onancock Town & the land I bought of Hugh Roberts. To Thorowgood Smith, son of my said sister, 400 acres on the South side of Nantecoke which I bought of Smith Snead, & for want of heirs to Isaac Smith. To Charles West, son of Jonathan, my lot & houses on the South side of Onancock & the land I bought of Daniel Cutler. To my sister Anne Chambers & to her 2 daughters by Thomas Clapton. To Jamimy Booth the land I bought of Chambers. To Elizabeth White, daughter of Solomon White. To Col. Thomas Parramore. To John Smith, son of my sister Sarah. To Jonathan West. To John Hall, son in law to John Nelson. Bal. of estate to be divided between my sister Sarah Smith's children, except Isaac & Thorowgood, & Ann Chambers children that she had by Thomas Clapton. Isaac Smith, son of my sister Sarah Exr. Col. Parramore & Col. Eyre overseers. Codicil: 16 Aug. 1756 - Before there is any division of my estate, my Exrs. to buy in London such a tombstone as is at Mr. John Smith's & put it over my grave. Witt: Littleton Eyre, George Holden, Luke Lucar.7 
Will*28 April 1771John made a will on 28 April 1771 at Accomack, VA. In his will John Nelson gave to grandson John Phillips, Jr. plantation where I live. Grandson Provess Nelson 120 acres purchased of Perry Leatherbury. Bal. of estate to 3 daughters Susanna Phillips, Sarah Hall & Sophia Hickman. Grandson John Phillips Exr. - Witt: John Smith, Major Ironmonger, William Tilney, John Cornick. In order of probate George Corbin appointed guardian to Proviss Nelson, heir at law to the testator.8 
Death*before 24 November 1772He died before 24 November 1772 at Accomack, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.8 
Land left1772He left land in 1772 at tract A62, south of Onancock, Accomack Co, VA. John Nelson left to a grandson John Phillips (where I live) (no acreage shown) and 3 years later (1775) he (John Phillips) left to his wife Catharine and then to his son Thomas.5 
Land left*1772He left land in 1772 at tract A62, south of Onancock, Accomack Co, VA. John Nelson left the 120 acres of this tract that he bought in 1743 from Perry Leatherbury to his grandson Provess Nelson and in 1778 Provost Nelson left it to his sister Betty Harman, the wife of John.6 

Family

Sarah (of Thos) Savage b. c 1698
Marriagecirca 1720He married Sarah (of Thos) Savage, daughter of Thomas (of John) Savage and (-----) (-----), circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.2,3 
Children 1.Major (of Jno Sr) Nelson+8 b. c 1722, d. b 24 Nov 1772
 2.John (of Jno Sr) Nelson Jr.+3 b. c 1725, d. c 1765
 3.Susanna (of Jno Sr) Nelson+3 b. c 1728
 4.Sarah (of Jno Sr.) Nelson8 b. c 1730
 5.Sophia (of Jno Sr) Nelson8 b. c 1732

Citations

  1. [S623] William R.M. Houston M.D. & Jean M. Mihalyka, Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore (Whose Ages Were Proved Before Court Officials of Accomack and Northampton Counties), p. 74.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 63 (will of Robert Savage, brother William Savage & friend John Henderson).
  3. [S2816] Mary Frances Carey, Nelson, The Accomack County, Virginia Line, Charts.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Provis Nelson, wife Elizabeth).
  5. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 840 (tract A62).
  6. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 835 (tract A62).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 188 (will of Charles West).
  8. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 268 (will of John Nelson).

Comfort Nelson1

F, b. circa 1695
FatherProvost 'Provis' Nelson II1 b. c 1675, d. b 2 May 1721
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1650
Last Edited11 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1695Comfort Nelson was born circa 1695 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1715She married William Foster circa 1715.1 
Married Namecirca 1715 As of circa 1715,her married name was Foster. 
Will - Father's*5 March 1721Comfort was named in her father's will on 5 March 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Provis Nelson gave sons John (eldest) & Provis land where I now live being 100 acres. Daughter Comfort Foster. Daughter Betty Nelson. Wife Elizabeth & son John Exrs. Witt: William Finney, Jr., A. Finney, William Foster.1 

Family

William Foster b. c 1675

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Provis Nelson, wife Elizabeth).

William Foster1,2

M, b. circa 1675
Last Edited11 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1675William Foster was born circa 1675.1 
Marriage*circa 1715He married Comfort Nelson, daughter of Provost 'Provis' Nelson II and Elizabeth (-----), circa 1715.1 

Family

Comfort Nelson b. c 1695

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Provis Nelson, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2816] Mary Frances Carey, Nelson, The Accomack County, Virginia Line, Charts.

Betty Nelson1

F, b. circa 1700
FatherProvost 'Provis' Nelson II1 b. c 1675, d. b 2 May 1721
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1650
Last Edited11 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1700Betty Nelson was born circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*5 March 1721Betty was named in her father's will on 5 March 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Provis Nelson gave sons John (eldest) & Provis land where I now live being 100 acres. Daughter Comfort Foster. Daughter Betty Nelson. Wife Elizabeth & son John Exrs. Witt: William Finney, Jr., A. Finney, William Foster.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Provis Nelson, wife Elizabeth).

Susan Hilliard1

F, b. circa 1670
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1670Susan Hilliard was born circa 1670.1 
Court - named in ord*17 November 1691She was named in a court order on 17 November 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. In obedience to the order of the Lt. Governor (dated 27 October 1691, at James City), Mr. Robert Watson, Mr. William Burton, Susanna Hilliard, Robert Scott and John Perrey were bound over to the next general court to testify at the trial of Joan Nellson, wife of John Nellson (miller), concerning the death of Bowles Nellson, John's son by a former wife. Sheriff Mr. Thomas Welburne was ordered to take a bond (in the penalty of 300 pounds sterling) for their appearance. Since Susanna Hilliard, who was a servant to John and Joan Nellson, could not post her own bond, and the court thought it to be an inconvenience for her master to do so, it was ordered that the sheriff take care to see she attended the court before the governor and council.1 
Bastard Mother of*17 November 1691She was named as the mother of a bastard child on 17 November 1691 at Accomack Co, VA. Susanna Hilliard had been presented for fornication and for having a bastard child. Because Mr. John Nellson agreed to pay her fine, he was ordered to pay 500 lbs tobacco to the church warden with court charges.1 

Citations

  1. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 50 (17 Nov 1691 Court).

Provost 'Provice' Nelson I1,2

M, b. 1629, d. before 28 May 1686
Last Edited27 Sep 2018
Birth*1629Provost 'Provice' Nelson I was born in 1629.3 
Headright*18 October 1653He was named as a headright on 18 October 1653 at Lancaster Co, VA. The name Provest Nelson first appears in the Colony of Virginia records on 18 Oct 1653, when he was named as a headright by Charles Grynes, Clerk, when Grynes patented 1,000 acres of land in Lancester County.4 
Anecdote*1654 Provis Nelson was named as a debtor in Lower Norfolk County records in 1654.4 
Marriage*circa 1658He married Ann (-----) circa 1658.5,6 
Appraiser*28 January 1660/61Provost was named as an appraiser of an estate on 28 January 1660/61 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of John Baddum was granted to Barbary Baddum, widow of the dec'd. Appraisers: John Watterson, William Starling, Provis Nelson and Ustich Sanders.7 
Land bought*1665He bought land in 1665 at tract N21, Old Plantation Creek, Northampton Co, VA. It was in this year that Stephen Harlow and his wife Susanna sold his brother John Harlow's part of this tract to Provice Nelson who had married the widow Ann Harlow. In his will of 1685 Provost Nelson (wife now a Judith) directed that the land be sold and two years later the widow sold to John Knight.2 
Deposition*March 1669He gave a deposition in March 1669 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Provise Nelson, age 40.3 
Marriage*circa 1670He married Judith (-----) circa 1670.1 
Will*1 August 1685Provost made a will on 1 August 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Provost Nelson gave to my beloved wife Judith one feather bed. To my son John a pair of spoon moulds. To my son Provost Nelson a feather bed. The 200 A. plantation whereon I now dwell to be sold to pay my debts and the overplus to be eq. div. by my wife and five children, and to be delivered to my children as they respectively attain to age, viz., my daus. at 16 or day of marriage and my sons at 19. My respected and Reverend friend Mr. Thomas Teackle to have the custody and tuition of my two sons John and Provost Nelson. Thomas Teackle and my wife extrs. My friends (Col.) William Kendall and Mr. Charles Perkes to oversee. Witt: Frances (her X) Northam, Ellener (X) Carter, John Tankred.1 
Death*before 28 May 1686He died before 28 May 1686 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.1 

Family 1

Ann (-----) b. c 1620
Marriage*circa 1658He married Ann (-----) circa 1658.5,6 

Family 2

Judith (-----) b. c 1650
Marriage*circa 1670Provost 'Provice' Nelson I married Judith (-----) circa 1670.1 
Children 1.John (of Provost) Nelson I+ b. c 1673, d. b 12 Mar 1722/23
 2.Provost 'Provis' Nelson II+1 b. c 1675, d. b 2 May 1721
 3.Elizabeth Nelson1 b. c 1677
 4.Margaret Nelson8 b. c 1679
 5.Mary Nelson8 b. c 1681

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 125 (will of Provost Nelson, wife Judith).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 126 (tract N21).
  3. [S623] William R.M. Houston M.D. & Jean M. Mihalyka, Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore (Whose Ages Were Proved Before Court Officials of Accomack and Northampton Counties), p. 74.
  4. [S2816] Mary Frances Carey, Nelson, The Accomack County, Virginia Line.
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 31 (will of John Harloe, wife Ann).
  6. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (death of Robert Tompson, widow Ann, referred to).
  7. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 53 (adm of John Baddum to Barbary Baddum, widow of the dec'd).
  8. [S2816] Mary Frances Carey, Nelson, The Accomack County, Virginia Line, Charts.

Ann (-----)1

F, b. circa 1620
Last Edited15 Dec 2014
Birth*circa 1620Ann (-----) was born circa 1620.1 
Marriage*circa 1638She married William Cozier circa 1638.1 
Married Namecirca 1638 As of circa 1638,her married name was Cozier. 
Marriage*circa 1644Ann (-----) married 'Goodman' John Harlow I circa 1644.1 
Married Namecirca 1644 As of circa 1644,her married name was Harlow. 
Will - Husb's*11 January 1650/51Ann was named in her husband's will on 11 January 1650/51 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my now wife An Harloe in the will of John Harloe. (The Note following the will shows the widow Ann gave deed of gift (out of the estate of her former husband William Cosier) to her children William, Bartholomew and Ann Cosier and to her son John Harlowe. She later married Robert Tompson.1 
Marriage*circa 1652She married Robert Thompson I circa 1652.1 
Married Namecirca 1652 As of circa 1652,her married name was Thompson. 
Marriage*circa 1658Ann (-----) married Provost 'Provice' Nelson I circa 1658.1,2 
Married Namecirca 1658 As of circa 1658,her married name was Nelson. 

Family 1

William Cozier b. c 1615
Marriage*circa 1638Ann (-----) married William Cozier circa 1638.1 
Children 1.William Cozier1 b. c 1638, d. b 27 Jun 1665
 2.Bartholomew Cozier (I)+1 b. c 1640, d. b 15 May 1677
 3.Ann Cozier1 b. c 1642

Family 2

'Goodman' John Harlow I b. c 1600, d. b 20 Jan 1651/52
Marriage*circa 1644Ann (-----) married 'Goodman' John Harlow I circa 1644.1 
Child 1.John Harlow1 b. c 1645

Family 3

Robert Thompson I b. c 1620, d. b 28 Apr 1656
Marriage*circa 1652Ann (-----) married Robert Thompson I circa 1652.1 
Child 1.Thomas (of Robt I) Thompson+3 b. c 1652, d. b 28 May 1702

Family 4

Provost 'Provice' Nelson I b. 1629, d. b 28 May 1686
Marriage*circa 1658Ann (-----) married Provost 'Provice' Nelson I circa 1658.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 31 (will of John Harloe, wife Ann).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (death of Robert Tompson, widow Ann, referred to).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 168 (adm of Thomas Tompson to Mary Tompson, widow of the dec'd).

Ann Cozier1

F, b. circa 1642
FatherWilliam Cozier1 b. c 1615
MotherAnn (-----)1 b. c 1620
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1642Ann Cozier was born circa 1642.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 31 (will of John Harloe, wife Ann).

Robert Thompson I1

M, b. circa 1620, d. before 28 April 1656
Last Edited15 Dec 2014
Birth*circa 1620Robert Thompson I was born circa 1620.1 
Marriage*circa 1640He married (-----) (-----) circa 1640. 
Marriage*circa 1652Robert Thompson I married Ann (-----) circa 1652.1 
Land patented*1655Robert Thompson I patented land in 1655 at tract N23, between Capeville & Cheriton, Northampton Co, VA. In 1652 William Waters patented this tract as 700 acres. In 1655 he assinged it to Robert Thompson and in 1662 the patent was reissued to Robert Thomas Jr. as son and heir of his father. In 1678 the patent was reissued to Thomas Thompson as heir to his brother Robert. Each of these reissues called for 700 acres, although Robert Jr. had made a sale before the reissue to brother Thomas.2 
Death*before 28 April 1656He died before 28 April 1656 at Northampton Co, VA. Refers to Ann Tompson widow and relict of the dec'd - p. 106. The widow Ann married Provis Nelson, and Robert and Thomas Tompson are sons of the dec'd - 1666-1668, p. 28. (Note: In 1684 Thomas Tompson sells 50 A. part of 700 A. granted by patent to Robert Tompson dec'd on March 26, 1662, and since confirmed to Thomas by patent dated April 4, 1678 - 1680-1692, p. 112.)3 

Family 1

(-----) (-----) b. c 1620
Child 1.Robert Thompson II3 b. c 1640, d. b 1 Mar 1702

Family 2

Ann (-----) b. c 1620
Child 1.Thomas (of Robt I) Thompson+4 b. c 1652, d. b 28 May 1702

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 31 (will of John Harloe, wife Ann).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 129 (tract N23).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 44 (death of Robert Tompson, widow Ann, referred to).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 168 (adm of Thomas Tompson to Mary Tompson, widow of the dec'd).

John Harlow1

M, b. circa 1645
Father'Goodman' John Harlow I1 b. c 1600, d. b 20 Jan 1651/52
MotherAnn (-----)1 b. c 1620
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1645John Harlow was born circa 1645 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 31 (will of John Harloe, wife Ann).

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

F, b. circa 1610
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1610(-----) (-----) was born circa 1610. 
Marriage*circa 1630She married 'Goodman' John Harlow I circa 1630. 
Married Namecirca 1630 As of circa 1630,her married name was Harlow. 

Family

'Goodman' John Harlow I b. c 1600, d. b 20 Jan 1651/52
Child 1.Elizabeth Harlow b. c 1630

Judith (-----)1

F, b. circa 1650
Last Edited27 Sep 2018
Birth*circa 1650Judith (-----) was born circa 1650.1 
Marriage*circa 1670She married Provost 'Provice' Nelson I circa 1670.1 
Married Namecirca 1670 As of circa 1670,her married name was Nelson. 
Will - Husb's*1 August 1685Judith was named in her husband's will on 1 August 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as wife Judith in the will of Provost Nelson.1 

Family

Provost 'Provice' Nelson I b. 1629, d. b 28 May 1686
Children 1.John (of Provost) Nelson I+ b. c 1673, d. b 12 Mar 1722/23
 2.Provost 'Provis' Nelson II+2 b. c 1675, d. b 2 May 1721
 3.Elizabeth Nelson1 b. c 1677
 4.Margaret Nelson3 b. c 1679
 5.Mary Nelson3 b. c 1681

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 125 (will of Provost Nelson, wife Judith).
  2. [S623] William R.M. Houston M.D. & Jean M. Mihalyka, Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore (Whose Ages Were Proved Before Court Officials of Accomack and Northampton Counties), p. 74.
  3. [S2816] Mary Frances Carey, Nelson, The Accomack County, Virginia Line, Charts.

John Nelson (Nellson)

M, b. 1674, d. before 15 January 1716/17
Last Edited10 Mar 2018
Birth*1674John Nelson (Nellson) was born in 1674 at Accomack, VA.1 
Age was judged*9 March 1685/86His age was judged on 9 March 1685/86 at Accomack Co, VA. Mr. Arthur Robins' servant boy named John Nellson was judged to be 12 years old and was ordered to serve accordingly.2 
Marriage*circa 1700He married Susannah (-----) circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.3 
Will*27 October 1716John made a will on 27 October 1716 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will John Nellson gave to my dau. Ann Nellson two ewes when 18. To dau. Elizabeth Nellson two ewes when 18. To dau. Bethana Nellson own young heifer when 18. To my son John Nellson my gun. Beloved wife (no name) resid. legatee and extrx. Witt: Joseph Tollman, William Waterson, Charles Gelding.3 
Death*before 15 January 1716/17He died before 15 January 1716/17 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved. Will exhibited to the court by Susannah Nellson relict and extrx. of the testr.3
 

Family

Susannah (-----) b. c 1675
Children 1.Ann Nelson (Nellson)3 b. c 1700
 2.Elizabeth Nelson (Nellson)3 b. c 1702
 3.Bethana Nelson (Nellson)3 b. c 1704
 4.John Nelson (Nellson)3 b. c 1706

Citations

  1. [S623] William R.M. Houston M.D. & Jean M. Mihalyka, Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore (Whose Ages Were Proved Before Court Officials of Accomack and Northampton Counties), p. 74.
  2. [S702] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1682-1690, Volume 7, p. 139 (9 Mar 1685/86 Court).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 210 (will of John Nellson, wife Susannah).

Provost 'Provis' Nelson III1

M, b. circa 1702, d. after 5 March 1721
FatherProvost 'Provis' Nelson II1 b. c 1675, d. b 2 May 1721
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1650
Last Edited27 Sep 2018
Birth*circa 1702Provost 'Provis' Nelson III was born circa 1702 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*5 March 1721Provost was named in his father's will on 5 March 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Provis Nelson gave sons John (eldest) & Provis land where I now live being 100 acres. Daughter Comfort Foster. Daughter Betty Nelson. Wife Elizabeth & son John Exrs. Witt: William Finney, Jr., A. Finney, William Foster.2,1 
Death*after 5 March 1721He died after 5 March 1721 at Accomack Co, Pennsylvania. 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Provis Nelson, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2816] Mary Frances Carey, Nelson, The Accomack County, Virginia Line, Charts.

Elizabeth Nelson1,2

F, b. circa 1677
FatherProvost 'Provice' Nelson I1 b. 1629, d. b 28 May 1686
MotherJudith (-----)1 b. c 1650
Last Edited10 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1677Elizabeth Nelson was born circa 1677 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 125 (will of Provost Nelson, wife Judith).
  2. [S2816] Mary Frances Carey, Nelson, The Accomack County, Virginia Line, Charts.

Susannah (-----)1

F, b. circa 1675
Last Edited10 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1675Susannah (-----) was born circa 1675 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1700She married John Nelson (Nellson) circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1700 As of circa 1700,her married name was Nelson. 
Will - Husb's*27 October 1716Susannah was named in her husband's will on 27 October 1716 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Susannah Nellson, relict and Extr of the will of John Nellson, when his will was offered for probate.1 

Family

John Nelson (Nellson) b. 1674, d. b 15 Jan 1716/17
Children 1.Ann Nelson (Nellson)1 b. c 1700
 2.Elizabeth Nelson (Nellson)1 b. c 1702
 3.Bethana Nelson (Nellson)1 b. c 1704
 4.John Nelson (Nellson)1 b. c 1706

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 210 (will of John Nellson, wife Susannah).

Ann Nelson (Nellson)1

F, b. circa 1700
FatherJohn Nelson (Nellson)1 b. 1674, d. b 15 Jan 1716/17
MotherSusannah (-----)1 b. c 1675
Last Edited10 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1700Ann Nelson (Nellson) was born circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*27 October 1716Ann was named in her father's will on 27 October 1716 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will John Nellson, wife Susannah, named daughters Ann, Elizabeth & Bethana Nellson (under 18) and a son John Nellson.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 210 (will of John Nellson, wife Susannah).

Elizabeth Nelson (Nellson)1

F, b. circa 1702
FatherJohn Nelson (Nellson)1 b. 1674, d. b 15 Jan 1716/17
MotherSusannah (-----)1 b. c 1675
Last Edited10 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1702Elizabeth Nelson (Nellson) was born circa 1702 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*27 October 1716Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 27 October 1716 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will John Nellson, wife Susannah, named daughters Ann, Elizabeth & Bethana Nellson (under 18) and a son John Nellson.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 210 (will of John Nellson, wife Susannah).

Bethana Nelson (Nellson)1

F, b. circa 1704
FatherJohn Nelson (Nellson)1 b. 1674, d. b 15 Jan 1716/17
MotherSusannah (-----)1 b. c 1675
Last Edited10 Mar 2018
Birth*circa 1704Bethana Nelson (Nellson) was born circa 1704 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*27 October 1716Bethana was named in her father's will on 27 October 1716 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will John Nellson, wife Susannah, named daughters Ann, Elizabeth & Bethana Nellson (under 18) and a son John Nellson.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 210 (will of John Nellson, wife Susannah).

Thomas Bowles (millwright)1

M, b. circa 1625, d. before 9 November 1674
Last Edited14 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1625Thomas Bowles (millwright) was born circa 1625.1 
Marriage*circa 1650He married (-----) (-----) circa 1650.1 
Court - named in ord*16 July 1666Thomas Bowles (millwright) was named in a court order on 16 July 1666 at Accomack Co, VA. It was formerly ordered that men be appointed to give notice to workers to assist Thomas Bowles, millwright, around his mill dam. Ordered that the following give the notice: - George Johnson to give notice from Hunting Creek to Pokomoke, after himself being notified by Thomas Bowles - John Drumond for Hunting Creek and Deep Creek - James Bonwell for Cheroonessick and Anancock Creek - Edward Revell for Pungotege Creek - Mr. Southy Littleton for Nandue? - Robert Hewet for Craddock - Mr. Fawset for Occahannock - Timothy Coe for Nuswattocks - Henry Stott for the Sea Side from the lower end of the county to Henry Bishopp's house - Jno. Smith from Henry Bishopp's to Wm. Custis' house - Mr. Wm. Custis from his house upward on the Sea Side.2 
Court - named in ord18 March 1666/67He was named in a court order on 18 March 1666/67 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Bowles reported that certain inhabitants of the county did not perform their day's work toward finishing the mill dam. Ordered that the negligent persons do the work before May first or pay for their neglect.3 
Court - named in ord28 May 1667He was named in a court order on 28 May 1667 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Bowles complained that several people had not worked at the mill dam as ordered. It was ordered that all delinquent persons do their required work within 20 days, and whoever refused would have to pay the wages given to other men and further damages determined by the court. No excuses would be accepted. Ordered that the sheriff "make publication" and also "the reader at the several places of meeting."4 
Tax list*1668He was on the tax list in 1668 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Tho. Bowles with 1 tith.5 
Land bought*20 October 1668He bought land on 20 October 1668 at tract A12, between Craddockville & Pungoteague, Accomack Co, VA. Robert Richardson and his wife Susannah (d/o Richard Smith) sold 50 acres of this tract to Devorax Browne, merchant and Thomas Bowles, millwright. While the ownership of the mill then erected was not traced further, it continued to be an important mill until the 20th century, but just when it was discontinued was not ascertained. (NOTE: Whitelaw showed 5 acres, but the deed books shows 50 acres.) An actual transcription of the deed follows and based on the wording of the 4th paragraph this was a mortgage and not an outright sale.

Robert Richardson, of Occohannock in the County of Accomack, for _____ in to Lord God everlasting, Know yee that I the said Robert for a full & valuable consideration ____ how unto ____ I have aliened & granted, bargained and sold and ___ delivered & confirmed & do by these presence alien, grant, bargain & sell on ____ and deliver & confirm unto Devorax Browne of the County aforesaid merchant and Thomas Bowles of the same County Millwright, a certain parcel of land containing by estimation fifty acres to them more or less lying & being at Occohannock a pond said beginning at a small white oak a little above the houses and marked with ___ notches from thence by a line of marked trees and running along the branch ____ little branch salted(?) ____ branch into James Nock & so continuing to another white oak by the branch dam ___ fifty acres of land being part of ____ of lands formerly granted to Richard Smith by Patent dated the 18th day of November 1628(?) and by him given to Susanna his daughter, now wife of the said Robert & it being part of 250 acres of land purchased of James Davis & by the conveyance there made bearing date the 28 March 1667 may ____. To have & to hold the said fifty acres of land with all woods, waters & appurtenances with ____ therein contained ____ the said Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles their heirs & assignees for ever (except & ____ unto the said Robert Richardson his heirs & assignees for ever just liberty of hunting, hawking, fishing and fowling upon any & every part & parcel of the premises hereby bargained & sold with just liberty of _____ at all times ____) and the said Robert Richardson for himself & his heirs _____ among of them do covenant provide grant to & with the said Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles their heirs & assignees by these presents do ___ lawfully & rightfully ___ of & in the before mentioned premises in right of his said wife at of her ___ in her ____ in fee simple & hath full ___ lawful right & authority to bargain & sell the lands as aforesaid by his hand now and forever ____ hand after shall be remained and continue unto the said Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles their heirs & assignees forever ___ and discharge of ____ other gifts grants bargains sales for off__ mortgages join___ _____ statutes consideration judgment by ____ issues _____ Rents & anninages(?) of Rents & of & from other titles troubles charges & incumbents whatsoever had made ___ done or suffered by the said Robert on any _____ from by or under him (the rent one shilling payable yearly to the ____ Lord the King for the said fifty acres to ____ ) And all ___ it shall & may be Lawful for them the said Devorax & Thomas their heirs & assignees at all time hereafter to have & ___ upon any other part the Dividend of him the said Robert Richardson his heirs _____ Land to the defiance's unto the said Devorax Browne and Thomas Bowles & their heirs against & ____ shall & will warrant & for ever defend by _____ in witness of the said Robert Richardson hath here unto set his hand & seal this twentieth day of October 1668. Witnessed: Geo. Watson & Thomas Fowks. Signed: Robert Richardson his seal.

The above writing was acknowledged in open court the 26th day of October 1668 by Robt Richardson as his Act & Deed to Mr. Devorax Brown and Thomas Bowles. Recorded 26th October 1668 by Robt. Hutchinson, Clerk of Court of Accomack.

Know all men by those present that I Robert Richardson of Occohannock have____ & firmly bound to Devorax Browne, merchant, & Thomas Bowles, millwright, in five hundred pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to the said Devorax and Thomas or either of them heirs or either of their containd attorney ___ payment & trusty to be made I bind my heirs ________ sealed with my seal _____ twentieth day of October 1668.

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Robert Richardson ____ and do & tusty of them do & shall from him ___ & at all times here after in trusty observed upon formed fulfill & keeps in all things all & singular the covenants grants articles _____ & against ___ on his heirs pants and or ought to be allowed _____ fulfilled & kept & ______ ______ ______ in a certain deed of ____ ____ this date above written made by the said Robert Richardson to the above Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles according to the pnnpint(?) hand instant & meaning of the land deed of _____ (trust?) that then this obligation to be void or else to remain in force. Signed and sealed in the presence of Geo. Watson &Tho Fowkes by Robert Richardson.

The above written as presented in open Court on 26th Day of October 1668 by Robertson Richardson as his Act & Deed to Mr. Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles. Recorded this 26th day of October by Robt Hutchinson Clerk of Court Accomack

Know all men by these presents that I Susanna the wife of Robert Richardson of Occohannock ___ do hereby ____(release my title & rights) to fifty acres of land bargained and sold by my said husband unto Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles __________ this 23rd day of October 1668 ____.6,7 
Jury duty*19 July 1671He served on a jury on 19 July 1671 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Bowles.8 
Court - named in ord18 November 1671He was named in a court order on 18 November 1671 at Accomack Co, VA. Ordered that Xpher Calvert pay 700 lbs tobacco to Thomas Bowles along with the cost of the suit.9 
Land sold*6 March 1671/72He sold land on 6 March 1671/72 at Deep Creek Branch, Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Bowles sold to John West for 15,000 lbs tobacco a water mill standing on Deep Creek Branch. Signed 6 March 1671/72, Tho. (TB) Bowles. Witnesses: Robert Watson and Edward Moore, Sr. (NOTE: A copy of the full transcription follows.) This indenture made between Thomas Bowles & John West witneseth; that the said Thomas Bowles with his own & whole consent and agreement for the sum of fifteen thousand pounds of tobacco and cask in hand roadibody(?) hath given & granted unto John West & his heirs forever, one Water Mill now standing on Deep Creek Branch, to have and to hold the said Mill and other his possessions(?) with their appurtenances to the said John West his heirs and assignees for ever; binding my self my heirs executors & administrators at all times & ____ and ____ required do perform this my act and deed always obliging them by _____ not to molest ___ or trouble the said West his heirs or assignees for ever, always of obliging my self and said heirs executors & administrators at all times & _____ to ____ ____ and keep harmless the said West his heirs executors and administrators for ever from any harm of person or persons whatsoever that shall Pay any & pay now or John West do my said right & sale aforesaid: in witness of the performance of this promising aforesaid I have here unto set my hand and seal this 6th day of March 1671. Signed sealed & ____ in the presence of Robert Watson & Edward Moore Senr by Tho 'TB' Bowles. Acknowledged in open Court this 7th day of March 1671. Recorded this 20th of April 1672 by John Culpepper Clerk (NOTE: The calendar year changed on 25 March at that time.)10,11 
Jury duty19 November 1672He served on a jury on 19 November 1672 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Tho. Bowles.12 
Land bought*19 November 1672He bought land on 19 November 1672 at Occahanock Creek, Accomack Co, VA. William Taylor (planter) for 1000 lbs tobacco, sold to Mr. Devorax Browne (merchant) and Thomas Bowles (miller) a tract of land at Occahanock Creek adjoining the water mill near Otterdams and bordering Richard Buckland. Signed 19 November 1672, William (WT) Taylor and his wife Elizabeth (ET) Taylor. Witnesses: John Culpeper and John Wise. (NOTE: A copy of the full transcription follows.) To all & whom those persons shall come greetings know you that I William Taylor of the Upper part of Northampton County in Virginia, a Planter for and in consideration of one thousand pounds of good tobacco & cask to have in hand paid before the perfection(?) hereof by Mr. Devorax Browne of the same Merchant & Thomas Bowles of the same Miller ____ bargained ____ sold & delivered like at by that pull ____ bargained aliened sold & deliver to them the said Devorax Browne and Thomas Bowles their heirs & assignees one acre of land lying at Occohannock Creek adjoining to the Water Mill there built & erected which said land is now in the possession of them the said Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles and bounded on the northwest with a running Branch called the Lessor Ottor Dam running northeast by a line of marked trees & ___ down to the Branch butting upon Richard Buckland to have and to hold the said land with all edifices, buildings, orchards & fences, woods padhurds(?) water watercourse & other appurtenances whatsoever thereabouts belonging or in any wild appurtenances to them the said Devorax Browne and Thomas Bowles their heirs and assignees for ever ___ and ____ of thorn yielding & par___ to ye said William Taylor his heirs & assignees you by & obry your ___ pound of tobacco in consideration of King's Rent for the said land and the said William Taylor doth for him his heirs Executors & Administrators covenant _____ and grd__ he and with the said Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles their heirs and assignees to warrant and defend the permission to them the said Devorax Brown and Thomas Bowles their heirs and assignees for ever from the just claims ___ & Ju____ of any form ____ whatsoever claiming or to claims by from or ____ more my right title or Ju____ In wilmrs(?) whereof & other the permission I have here under set my hand and Seal the nineteenth day of November 1672. Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of John Culpeper & John ____. Signed by the mark of William "WT" Taylor the 19th of 9 ober 1672. Acknowledged in open court. Recorded 26 9 ober 1672 by Daniel Nsrch Deputy Clerk of Court.

I Elizabeth Taylor the lawful wife of the above indentured(?) William Taylor do give my free & voluntary consent to the above sale of land and do by these present Ex____(?) acquit discharge & ____ to the said Devorax Browne and Thomas Bowles their heirs and assignees for ever all my Right of Dower thirds J____ or J_____ that I now have in & to the permission or hereafter may claim therein but from the land to God utterly debarred & excluded for ever and with my hand & seal the nineteenth day of November 1672. Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of John Culpeper and John Wise. By the mark of Elizabeth "ET" Taylor. Acknowledged in open court the 19 of 9 ob 1672 and recorded 26 9ob 1672 by Mr. Dan: Nsrch Deputy Clerk of Court.13,14 
Will*20 June 1674Thomas made a will on 20 June 1674 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock - "Whereas the Lord hath blessed me with many children, six whereof I trust are living, three sons & three daughters, viz:" William, the elder, Ann Bowles 2nd, Elizabeth 3rd, Jane Bowles 4th, Edward Bowles 5th & Robert Bowles, the younger - To the first son or daughter who shall first arrive & come into this county of Accomack in Virginia, 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahanock Creek, with all the land & other appurnenances, being between Mr. Devorax Brown, deceased & myself, land at the head of Occahanock Creek. Should two or more of my children come into this country at the same shipping the eldest to be possessed of the said estate. Richard Bayley of Cradock Creek & Arthur Robins of Matchipongo Ex'rs. to take in hand the land & cattle until the arrival of my children. Witt: John Cropper, Lawrence Pery.1 
Land deed named in*11 September 1674He was named in a deed on 11 September 1674 at Accomack Co, VA. William Taylor and his wife Elizabeth transferred to John Stringer two pieces of land totalling 1600 acres at the head of Occahanock Creek adjoining the water mill now in the possession of the executors of Devorax Browne, deceased and Thomas Bowles, miller. This was in exchange for land at Occocompson. Signed 16 July 1674, William (WT) Taylor and Elizabeth (ET) Taylor. Witnesses: Southy Littleton and Edmond Bowman.15 
Death*before 9 November 1674He died before 9 November 1674 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.1 
WillThomas made a will at Accomack Co, VA. The following was recorded in the Accomack County Order Book - Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock, being very sick and weak, stated that "the Lord hath blessed me with many children, six whereof I trust are living": Willm. (the eldest), Ann (2nd), Elizabeth (3rd), Jane (4th), Edw. (5th), and Robert (the youngest). The first son or daughter arriving in Accomack County would receive half a water mill at the head of Ocahanock Creek (the profits would be divided with the heirs of Mr. Devorix Browne, deceased) and all other property, which was to be appraised by Mr. Jno. Smith of Matchipungoe and Robert Watson of Ockahanock. If two or more of Bowles' children arrived together, the eldest would receive the estate and pay the other arrival(s) 8000 lbs tobacco. Rich. Bayley of Cradocke Creek and Arthur Robins of Matchipungoe were named executors. Signed 20 June 1674, Thomas (TB) Bowles. Witnesses: John Cropper and Lawrence Gery. Proved 9 November 1674. A codicil mentioned: Richard Smith, James Gray, Daniell Darby, Jno. Adkins, Lawrence Gery, Arthur Robins, John Smith, Robert Watson, John Hill (son of Richard Hill of Ockahanock), Dorman Darby (son of Daniell Darby). Among other items, Bowles bequeathed to them: serge breeches, red drawers, a red waistcoat, a horseman's coat, blue drawers, a close body coat, and a broadcloth doublet. Signed 27 June 1674, Thomas (TB) Bowles. Witnesses: John Smith and Robert Watson.16 
Est settm't*17 April 1675His estate was settled on 17 April 1675 at Accomack Co, VA. At the suit of Arthur Robins, executor of the estate of Thomas Bowles (deceased), an attachment was served on the estate of Thomas Bushall: a cow at Thomas Parrimore's, a cow and calf at Jon. White's, and 400 lbs tobacco in the possession of Richard Jones. Robins convinced the court that Tho. Bushall owed him 744 lbs tobacco, and proclamation was made three time in open court, but Bushall did not appear to "bail the attachment." Ordered that execution issue against Bushall's estate where it could be found in the county for the debt and court costs.17 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1625
Marriage*circa 1650He married (-----) (-----) circa 1650.1 
Children 1.William Bowles1 b. c 1650
 2.Ann Bowles1 b. c 1653
 3.(Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles+1 b. c 1655, d. b 1691
 4.Elizabeth Bowles1 b. c 1657
 5.Jane Bowles1 b. c 1660
 6.Edward Bowles1 b. c 1662
 7.Robert Bowles1 b. c 1664

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).
  2. [S696] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1663-1666, Volume 1, p. 250 (16 July 1666 Court).
  3. [S697] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1666-1670, Volume 2, p. 37 (18 Mar 1666/67 Court).
  4. [S697] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1666-1670, Volume 2, p. 58 (28 May 1667 Court).
  5. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 80.
  6. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 600 (tract A12).
  7. [S598] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds & Wills, 1664-1671 (ii), p. 83-85 (Robert Richardson & wife Susanna to Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles).
  8. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 2 (19 July 1671 Court).
  9. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 32 (18 Nov 1671 Court).
  10. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 83 (7 March 1671/72 Court).
  11. [S91] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Orders, Wills, 1671-1673 (iv), p. 76 (Thomas Bowles to John West).
  12. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 148 (19 Nov 1672 Court).
  13. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 158 (20 Nov 1672 Court).
  14. [S91] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Orders, Wills, 1671-1673 (iv), p. 155 (William Taylor to Devorax Browne & Thomas Bowles).
  15. [S699] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1673-1676, Volume 4, p. 107 (11 Sep 1674 Court).
  16. [S699] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1673-1676, Volume 4, p. 126 (11 Nov 1674 Court).
  17. [S699] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1673-1676, Volume 4, p. 181 (17 Apr 1675).

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

F, b. circa 1625
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1625(-----) (-----) was born circa 1625.1 
Marriage*circa 1650She married Thomas Bowles (millwright) circa 1650.1 
Married Namecirca 1650 As of circa 1650,her married name was Bowles. 

Family

Thomas Bowles (millwright) b. c 1625, d. b 9 Nov 1674
Children 1.William Bowles1 b. c 1650
 2.Ann Bowles1 b. c 1653
 3.(Ann, Elizabeth or Jane) Bowles+1 b. c 1655, d. b 1691
 4.Elizabeth Bowles1 b. c 1657
 5.Jane Bowles1 b. c 1660
 6.Edward Bowles1 b. c 1662
 7.Robert Bowles1 b. c 1664

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).

William Bowles1

M, b. circa 1650
FatherThomas Bowles (millwright)1 b. c 1625, d. b 9 Nov 1674
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1625
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1650William Bowles was born circa 1650.1 
Will - Father's*20 June 1674William was named in his father's will on 20 June 1674 at Occohannock, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Bowles of Ockahancok named 6 children in birth order: William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, Edward & Robert. The first to arrive in Accomack County was to have 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahancok Creek. (NOTE: Evidently one of the daughters was first and married John Nelson, who sold 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahanock in 1695. They named a son Bowles Nelson.)1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).

Ann Bowles1

F, b. circa 1653
FatherThomas Bowles (millwright)1 b. c 1625, d. b 9 Nov 1674
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1625
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1653Ann Bowles was born circa 1653.1 
Will - Father's*20 June 1674Ann was named in her father's will on 20 June 1674 at Occohannock, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Bowles of Ockahancok named 6 children in birth order: William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, Edward & Robert. The first to arrive in Accomack County was to have 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahancok Creek. (NOTE: Evidently one of the daughters was first and married John Nelson, who sold 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahanock in 1695. They named a son Bowles Nelson.)1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).

Elizabeth Bowles1

F, b. circa 1657
FatherThomas Bowles (millwright)1 b. c 1625, d. b 9 Nov 1674
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1625
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1657Elizabeth Bowles was born circa 1657.1 
Will - Father's*20 June 1674Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 20 June 1674 at Occohannock, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Bowles of Ockahancok named 6 children in birth order: William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, Edward & Robert. The first to arrive in Accomack County was to have 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahancok Creek. (NOTE: Evidently one of the daughters was first and married John Nelson, who sold 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahanock in 1695. They named a son Bowles Nelson.)1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).

Jane Bowles1

F, b. circa 1660
FatherThomas Bowles (millwright)1 b. c 1625, d. b 9 Nov 1674
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1625
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1660Jane Bowles was born circa 1660.1 
Will - Father's*20 June 1674Jane was named in her father's will on 20 June 1674 at Occohannock, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Bowles of Ockahancok named 6 children in birth order: William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, Edward & Robert. The first to arrive in Accomack County was to have 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahancok Creek. (NOTE: Evidently one of the daughters was first and married John Nelson, who sold 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahanock in 1695. They named a son Bowles Nelson.)1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).

Edward Bowles1

M, b. circa 1662
FatherThomas Bowles (millwright)1 b. c 1625, d. b 9 Nov 1674
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1625
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1662Edward Bowles was born circa 1662.1 
Will - Father's*20 June 1674Edward was named in his father's will on 20 June 1674 at Occohannock, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Bowles of Ockahancok named 6 children in birth order: William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, Edward & Robert. The first to arrive in Accomack County was to have 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahancok Creek. (NOTE: Evidently one of the daughters was first and married John Nelson, who sold 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahanock in 1695. They named a son Bowles Nelson.)1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).

Robert Bowles1

M, b. circa 1664
FatherThomas Bowles (millwright)1 b. c 1625, d. b 9 Nov 1674
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1625
Last Edited10 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1664Robert Bowles was born circa 1664.1 
Will - Father's*20 June 1674Robert was named in his father's will on 20 June 1674 at Occohannock, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Bowles of Ockahancok named 6 children in birth order: William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, Edward & Robert. The first to arrive in Accomack County was to have 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahancok Creek. (NOTE: Evidently one of the daughters was first and married John Nelson, who sold 1/2 of a water mill at the head of Occahanock in 1695. They named a son Bowles Nelson.)1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 7 (will of Thomas Bowles of Ockahanock).