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

Alexander Parker

Male 1691 - 1751  (60 years)


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  • Name Alexander Parker 
    Born 4 May 1691  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Nov 1751  Tappahannock, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I007623  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Parker,   b. 1641,   d. 3 Jan 1699/00, Richmond County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Eleanor {Unproven} Robins,   b. Bef 1653,   d. Aft 1693, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Married Bef 1669  Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Tomlinson,   b. Abt 1695,   d. Abt 1728, Tappahannock, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1712  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Parker,   b. Aft 1724, Tappahannock, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1775, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
     2. William Parker,   b. Bef 1728, Tappahannock, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1797, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F50567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Harwar,   b. 1689, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Oct 1765, Tappahannock, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1724  Tappahannock, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Parker,   b. 1729, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1813, 'Lawfield' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F50523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === research notes from Thornton Parker

      4 may 1691 christining

      Will of Dr. Alexander Parker
      December 2, 1750

      In the Name of God. I Alexander Parker of the County of Essex being of Sound & disposing mind & Memory do make this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made[.] Imprimis I give to my Loving wife Susanna during her natural life the Use of the following slaves that is to Say my Cook Wench Doindah, and her Daughter Sarah with all their future increase and after the death of my said Wife I give the said slaves and their increase to my Son Richard Parker forever[.] And Whereas before my marryage with my said Wife I agreed to leave her at my death all the household Goods stocks of Cattle Horses Sheep & hogs which She was possessed of at the time of my marriage with her and whereas for the performance of the said agreement I entered into a certain bond or obligation to the Honble John Robinson Esq. late of the County[.] And Whereas the Condition of the said Agreement and bond was or the part of My said Wife Susanna that she the said Susanna should not in case of my death make any Claim or demand to ___ or in any Dower or any other part or share of my Estate either Real or Personal now in performance of the said Agreement and also the Condition of the bond aforesaid. I here by give and bequeath to my said Wife all the household Goods Stocks of Cattle horses Sheep & hogs which she was possessed of at the time of my Marryage with her that is such of them as shall be in being at the time of my Death hereby declaring that what I have now given her by this my Will is intended in _____ & full satisfaction of her right of Dower and all other Claim and Claims of or in any Part of my Estate either Real or Personal being firmly persuaded that this agreement before my Marryage ought to take place according to the tenor of it and in Case the law will not preserve the force & Efficacy of it so as to make it binding on my said Wife that then I do hereby absolutely revoke and make void all the Legacies to her given as aforesaid.
      Item I give to my Son Alexander Parker all my Drugs and Medicins Chirurgical instruments and books of Physick & surgery and all other my Utensils in my profession as Physician & Surgeon and Also all my Wearing Apparel[.] And as a Provision for my GrandSons William and Alexander sons of my said Son Alexander I do hereby give and bequeath to my Executors hereinafter mentioned the sum of three hundred Pounds Current Money of Virginia to be by them laid out as soon and Conveniency will admit of in lands and Negroes and to be so settled that division shall be made of such purchase as soon as either of my Grandsons shall arrive to the Age of twenty Years and if either of them shall dye before their arrival to such Age that then the whole of such purchase shall go to the Survivor of the two and if both of my Grandsons shall dye before they arrive to the Age of twenty one years that then the whole of such Purchase I hereby give to my Son Alexander & his heirs forever & further it is my Will & meaning that my said Son Alexander shall have the use of such land & slaves so purchased untill my said Grand Children shall arrive to their respective ages aforesaid but not with any power of passing or alienating such use to any other but purely that my Grandsons may be well maintained. I therefore desire & empower my Executors herein after mentioned at all times to interpose and prevent any such abuse of this my Will.
      Item I give and bequeath to my Executors herein after mentioned the sum of three hundred Pounds Current money of Virginia to be by them laid out as soon as Conveniency will admit in land and slaves to be Settled on my Son William Parker and his heirs Forever and this I give to said son William over and above what I have already done for him either by Gift or otherwise as will appear by my Ledger ____
      Item for the Performance of this my Will and for the payments of all my Just debts I give and bequeath to my good Friends Landon Carter Esq & John Tayloe Esq.. All my M____ lots lands & houses in the Town of Tappahannock & the lands I escheated near the said Town[.] To them the said Landon Carter & John Tayloe and the Surviver of them in trust to be by them sold and disposed off for ready money within two years after my decease at ____ either by Publick Action or in any other manner as they shall think fit and after the payment of my Debts & Legacies as aforesaid[.] I do order that the residue of the money arising from such sales and all other my moneys Arising from bonds bills or Accounts due to me be laid out by the said Landon Carter & John Tayloe Esqs in Lands & Slaves Which land and Slaves when Purchased[.] It is my Will and intent that they be settled on my Son Richard Parker and his heirs forever.
      Item I give all the Residue of my Estate either real or Personal be it of what Kind soever to my said Son Richard Parker & his heirs forever but if my said Son Richard Parker should dye before he arrives to the age of twenty one years and without leaving Lawful issue Then all that I have given him by this Will I give to be equally divided between my Son Alexander & William and their heirs forever[.] Lastly I do appoint the said Landon Carter & the said John Tayloe Esqs Executors of this my last Will and testament Guardians to my Son Richard Parker intreating them to take the said Trouble and Charge upon them[.] And Whereas I have desired their Care in the laying out of certain Sums in lands & Slaves I do no intend to limit or direct them in Such Purchase beyond their own Prudence and Discretion and this I declare to be my last will and Testament to which I have set my hand and Seal this 2nd day of Dec. in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred fifty.
      In Presence of Us. . . . Alexander Parker (Seal)
      Eliz. Carter
      Robert W. Carter
      Moyrtitta Coleman

      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the 19th Day of November Anno Dom. 1751.
      This Will was Presented in Court by the Executors herein named who made Oath hereto and the same being also proved by the oath of Robert Wormley Carter one of the Witnesses hereto who also made oath that he saw the other Witnesses Subscribe their names as such to the said Will ___ and thereupon the same is Admitted to record.
      Know all Men by the Presents that we Landon Carter John Tayloe Esqs and James Gray Gent and the Revd Alexander Cruden are held in firmly bound unto Thomas Waring William Roane James Webb James Jones and William Covington Gentleman Justices of the Peace for Essex County in the sum of Three Thousand Pounds Current Money to be paid to the said Justices and there Successors, to the which Payment well and Truly to be made, we bind Ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs, Executors, and Administrators, Jointly and Severally firmly by these Presents Seals with our Seals Dated this Ninteenth day of November Anno Dom 1751.
      The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the Above bound Landon Carter and John Tayloe Esqs Executors of the Last will and Testament of Alexander Parker Diseased to make or Cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the goods Chattles and Credits of the said Diseased which have or shall come to hand Possession or Knowledge of the Said Landon & John or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for them and the same so made do Exhibit into the County Court of Essex at Such time as they Shall be thereupon required by the said Court of the same goods Chattels and Credits and all other goods Chattels & Creditts of the said Diseased which at any time after Shall come to their hands. Possession or Krowledge of the said Landon ~ John or into the Hands of Possession of any other Person or Persons for them do well and truly Administer according to Law and further do make a true and Just Account of the Actings and Doings & therein when thereto required by the Said Court and also shall well and truly pay and Deliver all the Legacies contained and Specified in the Said Testament as far as the said goods Chattels and Credits will Hereunto Extend and the Law shall Charge. Then this Obligation to be Void and none effect or else to Remain in Full force and Virtue -----
      Landon Carter (Seal)
      John Tayloe (Seal)
      James Gray (Seal)
      Alexdr. Cruden (Seal)

      At a Court held for Essex Count at Tappk on The 19th day of November Anno Dom. 1751.
      Landon Carter John Tayloe Esqs. And James Gray Gent and the Rev. Alexander Cruden Acknowledged this Bond to be their Act & Deed which is Admitted to record.


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      1751-1753 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 25; [Antient Press]; Page 96
      Essex Set LANDON CARTER of County of RICHMOND aged Forty one years or thereabouts being first sworn in open Court deposeth that he wrote the Will of ALXR: PARKER deced. of this County, the same that was produced & proved in this Court on the 9th day of November last by ROBERT WORMLEY CARTER an Evidence
      to the sd. Will and that the Evidence mentioned in the sd. Will vizt. ELIZA: CARTER & MYRTILLA COLEMAN are since the signing the sd. Will deced., & that he this Depo: saw the said ALEXR PARKER sign the sd. Will and declare it as his last Will & Testament and further that he saw all the witnesses therein. mentioned sign the Will as Evidences and further saith not
      LANDON CARTER
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 21st day of July Anno Dom: 1752
      LANDON CARTER Esqr., made Oath to this Deposition and thereupon on the motion of RICHD. PARKER Gent. the same is admitted to Record and is truly recorded
      Test JOHN LEE, C.E. Cur.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1716-1718; pg 10
      Westmoreland County Court 26th of September 1716
      - PARKER v LUTTERILL Exo issued v Estate ye 1st of December 1716
      Judgment is granted ALEXANDER PARKER againt SIMON LUTTERILL for the sum ofone pound, three shillings and eleven pence sterling due by Account, ordered he pay the same with costs alias Execution

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      Researched by Thornton "Tip" Parker
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      From Craig M. Kilby, Westmoreland County Virginia Deeds & Wills No. 7, 1720-1722

      DW 7-p 252-254 13 Nov 1721. Will of Robert Vaulx, Gent, of Washington Parish. Presented in court 29 November 1721 by Eliz Vaulx, relict and one of the executors, Augustine Washington and Richard Kenner, the other executors, and proved by Alexander Parker and Jane Washington, two of the witnesses. Washington and Kenner refused the executorship and probate was granted to Eliza Vaulx. Recorded 5 December 1721.
      Legatees: (1) to sons Robert and James Vaulx, "all my land that I hold of the patent called Vaulxes" adjacent to "my forest Plantation" to be equally divided, reserving to son James his first choice; (2) to son Robert Vaulx, the plantation at the head of Pope's Creek 'whereon I now live" with all the land appertaining to him and his heirs forever; (3) remainder of estate to be equally divided between wife Eliza and "my three children." (4) beloved wife Eliza Vaulx and two friends Augustine Washington and Richard Kenner executors. Signed by signature. Witnesssed by /s/ W. Sturman, /s/ Alexander Parker, and /s/ Jane Washington.

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