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

James Austin

Male Abt 1635 - 1697  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name James Austin 
    Born Abt 1635 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 May 1697  Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I000426  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 

    Family ID F00247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice MNU Austin,   b. Abt 1639,   d. Aft 1670, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1655  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Austin,   b. Abt 1662, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1698, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     2. Elizabeth Austin,   b. Abt 1657, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1697, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F00246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1687-1699 Order Book Part 2 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 770
      Northumberland County Court May 19, 1697
      Upon the motion of Mr. SAMUELL SMITH, A Commission of Administration, with the Will Annexed, of JAMES AUSTEN deceased, is granted him during the minority of RAMSFORD SMITH, son of the said SAMUELL and Legatee mentioned in the said Will. He, the said SAMUELL giving Caution for his due Administration on the said deceased's Estate according to Law
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      1687-1699 Order Book Part 2 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 823
      Northumberland County Court May 18,1698
      THOMAS WEBB Administrator of his late wife ELIZABETH WEBB Complains against SAMUELL SMITH in a Plea that Whereas Mr. JAMES AUSTEN late of this county deceased Father to the said ELIZABETH died possessed of a Considerable personal Estate Consisting in Horses, Mares, Cattle, Hogs, Household Goods, and other things, viz. to the Value of thirty thousand pounds of Tobacco or thereabouts which is totally in the hands, keeping and Custody of the said SAMUELL the one Moiety whereof the said WEBB considers properly belonged to his said deceased wife ELIZABETH as daughter and Co-heir with her Sister ALICE the said SAMUELL his wife Rightfully belongs to the Plaintiff in his said Qualification Whereupon the Plaintiff brings Suit for his said Moiety, to which the Defendant by CHARLES HARRIS his Attorney etc. Says that Mr. JAMES AUSTEN by his Last Will in Writing bequeathed all his Estate Personal to RAINSFORD SMITH And Administration of the said Estate was Committed to the Defendant during the Minority of the said RAINSFORD [SMITH] and the Defendant says that in that Case, he ought to be sued also, the Plaintiff has not alleged anytime when Mr. [JAMES] AUSTEN's Estate came to the hands of the Defendant, wherefore he prays that the Writ abate. It is Ordered and Considered by the Court that for the said Reasons alleged by the Defendant the Writ abate and that the Plaintiff pay Costs alias Execution.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=417&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Austin, James.
      Publication 28 September 1661.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 900 acres beg.g and bounding easterly on a parcel of land formerly patented by George Coltclough. Southerly on Wicocomoco Creek.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 417 (Reel 4).
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Mr. George Colclough his letter of attorney to James Austen.
      Be it known unto all men by these presents that I
      George Colclough do hereby make ordain substitute and
      appoint my loving friend James Austen my true and lawfull
      attorney for me and in my name and to myself to ask sue for
      levy recover and receive all such debts dues and demands
      what soever as are anyways due oweing or belonging unto
      me by any ways or means whatsoever or howsoever. Giving
      and by these presents granting unto my said attorney full
      power and lawfull authority to execute the premisses to all
      intent and purposees as if I myself were personally present
      ratifying and confirming the same for form and irrevocable
      whitnesses my hand and seal the 29th July 1655.
      George Colclough
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of Robert Clipsham,
      Francis Clay
      20th January 1655.
      This letter of attorney was recorded
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      The Jurys verdict on Mr. Budds Servant Thomas Winn.
      Whereas at a court holden for this County of
      Northumberland the 22nd day of November 1655 The
      verdict of the Jury and judgement did award and decree that
      whereas Mrs. Eleanor Budd was accused for the death of
      one Thomas Winn her late Servant, that the said Winn
      should be taken up out of the earth and viewed by a Jury of
      12 men a Coronor and one Chyourgion or more and that the
      said Mrs. Budd should touch and handle the said corpes and
      that the skull of the said Winn should be especially viewed.
      These may therefore certify all those whom it may seem to
      concern and be relative unto that we whose names are under
      subscribed being for that purpose empaneled on a Jury
      together With Lt. Col. John Trussell Coronor and Mr.
      Robert Burrell Chyourgion have accordingly cleaned and
      viewed the said skull and see the said Mrs. Budd handle the
      same and did not perceive any symptoms or example by
      which God of his just judgement maybe evidence, her the
      said Mrs. Ellenor Budd any whit guilty of the said
      accusation the said skull being as (we suppose) the skull of
      any dead man is which death by no casual but a natural
      death dated the first day of January 1655. The body of the
      said Winn could not possibly be taken up being quite
      consumed, the bones excepted.
      John Trussell Sheriff and Coroner, Robert Burrell Chyourgion

      John Haynie Edward Coles Wm. Presly
      James Austen Thomas Brewer Richard Spann
      Thomas Prickett John Bennett William Little
      Arthur Branch John Mosley John Essex
      20th January 1655, this verdict was recorded.
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Arthur Branch his letter of attorney to Thomas Prickett.
      I Arthur Branch do authorize Thomas Prickett to be
      my attorney to answer the suit of James Auston attorney of
      Mr. George Colclough and what my said attorney shall do
      in the premisses as in my behalf I do allow of it to be as if I
      were personally present as witness my hand the 16th day of
      January 1655.
      The mark of Arthur Branch.
      Teste - Per me Thomas Kedby
      20th January 1655, This letter of attorney was recorded.
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      1662-1665 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 308
      Northumberland County Court 20th of May 1662
      - JAMES AWSTON is appointed Constable from LITTLE WICOCOMOCO
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 333
      THOMAS READE, 1,000 acs. Northumberland Co., on S. side of Wiccocomoco Riv., 30 Nov. 1656, p. 40, (61). Bounding N. N. E. upon lands of Mr. Isaacke Foxecroft & David Kyffin & W. N. W. upon land of Jarvice Dodson which was surveyed for Jno. Palmer. Trans. of 20 pers.* This land deserted & granted unto James Austin, 3 Dec. 1659. Test: Tho. Brereton, CIk.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 396
      JAMES AUSTIN, 900 acs. Northumberland Co., 28 Sept. 1661, p. 298, (407). Ely. upon land patented by Mr. Geo. Colclough Be Sly. upon Wiccocomico Cr. 300 acs. granted sd. Colclough 4 June 1655 & assigned to sd. Austin & the residue by 2 patents to Jno. Hughlett & Jno. Palmer, 24 Oct. 1655, by them deserted & now due for trans. of 12 pers: 7 Negroes, Ann Young, Mary Tompson, Wm. Hill, Edw. Wiseman, Wm. Norgrove.

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