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

Sarah Hawley

Female 1686 - 1778  (92 years)


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  • Name Sarah Hawley 
    Born 1686  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Jun 1778  Fauquier County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021828  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father Henry Hawley,   b. 1643, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1717, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Hawley 
    Family ID F13212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Harrison,   b. Bef 1682, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Feb 1725/26, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years) 
    Married 1702  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Harrison,   b. Abt 1703, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1745, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. Sybil Harrison,   b. 3 Feb 1704/05, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1787, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. George Harrison,   b. 1707, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1748/49, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Sarah Harrison,   b. Abt 1708, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1785, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     5. Mary Harrison,   b. 1714, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1772, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F13086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Lewis,   b. 1696, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1749, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married Aft 4 Feb 1725/26  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F13211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1759-1783 Fauquier County VA Will Book 1, [John K. Gott]; Pages 336-337:
      SARAH LEWIS of Loudon County (Will)
      Date: 4 February 1768
      Dau.: Sibly West - one mourning Ring
      Dau.:: Sarah Manly - one mourning Ring
      Dau.: Mary Peake - all the rest and residue of my Estate - during her natural life and after her decease
      to descend to her Children begotten by John Peake to be equally among them or to the Survivor of
      Survivors of them
      Exor.: Son-in-law, John Peake
      Signed: Sarah (X} Lewis
      Wit.: William Whiteley, Clater Smith
      Proved: 22 June 1778, by o. of William Whitley. John Peake made o. and was granted cert. to obtain probate.
      ===
      Fairfax Co, Virginia Will Book A-1 pp. 291-3
      LEWIS, Thomas.
      13 Sept. 1749. 26 Sept. 1749.
      Wife: Sarah. Legatees: Thomas Lewis (brother Stephen Lewis son), Elizabeth
      Lewis (dau. of brother Stephen). Exrs: Thomas Lewis, Stephen Lewis.
      Wit: John Hunter, Charles Mason, John Peake.
      ===
      ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, FAIRFAX CO., VA.
      (Liber A, B, Wills-by Eula K. Woodward)
      Lewis, Tkos., 13 Sept. 1749-26 Sept. 1749.
      To bro. Stephen Lewis's son Thomas land on Difficult Run, Fairfax Co.;
      to Thos. S. of Stephen Lewis at 21 yrs.;
      to Stephen Lewis's dau. Elizabeth land on Difficult Run; on who James Brown lives & land where Wm. Ladd lives; residue to Thomas & Elizabeth Lewis, ch. of Stephen, if either die without issue to other & if both die to next S. of Stephen, if any, or to next dau., or to heirs at law.
      To W. Sara whole est. & land in Md.
      Ex. Stephen Lewis. Thomas Lewis.
      Wit. John Hunter. Chas Mason, John Peake.
      To friend Thos. Lewis, of Fairfax, land he & Wm. Trammel live on.
      Thomas Lewis, same wit. (p. 291).
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 191-192-193
      119 HARRISON, MRS. SARAH 281 4 February 1725 NN A:188 Beginning at the mouth of a small branch on Potomack River side at thorough air between two islands below Sugarland Island. RS 1:36A

      Edward Blackburn and Margaret his wife, John Monroe and Sarah his wife of Fairfax County sold to John Trammell of Loudoun County for 42 half of tract taken up by William Harrison and devised to William H. Harrison his son. The Northern Neck Grant was to Sarah Lewis, then Sarah Harrison, widow and relict of William Harrison the elder and mother of William the son. The tract was devised to his four daughters, Margaret who married Edward Blackburn, Sarah who married John Monroe, Susanna who married Robert Slaughter and Mary who married John Waler. This deed was made 3-4 September 1760 but was not re-corded until 10 July 1762 and was for 141 1/2 acres. (Loudoun Deeds C:255)

      Sarah Lewis confirmed the deed to John Trammell who had purchased respective shares of daughters of William Harrison--281 acres. (Loudoun Deeds D:397. 11 October 1764 )

      John Trammell of Loudoun sold to William Trammell for 350 a part beginning at a landing at mouth of a lane that formerly divided the plantation where Joseph Johnston and John Trammell lived, or 84 acres. (Loudoun Deeds D:589. 26 August 1765)
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.maierassociates.com/Genie/gbhaw010.html
      URL title: SARAH HAWLEY
      Note:
      Sarah Hawley was born about 1686 in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Her parents were Henry and Mary Hawley. A document is held in the Mount Vernon ladies Association Library dealing with a legal suit in Fairfax County which states, "Sarah Lewis, wife of Thomas Lewis of Fairfax county aged about 62 years... deposeth that her father Henry Hawley came and settled on Spencer's land about 55 years ago...." Signed by Sarah (S) Lewis and dated March 29 1748.

      Sarah married Captain William Harrison about 1702. He owned a lot of land in Stafford County that later became Fairfax County. He died in Stafford County in 1724. Ms. Mack notes that the will was recorded in Stafford County Will book K, page 99 which is now lost

      Sarah and William Harrison had five children:
      1. William (who also became "Captain") born 1703 married Isabella Triplett. 2. Sybil born 1705 married Col. Hugh West 3. Sarah born 1708/9 married 1st Thomas Triplett, 2nd John Manley. 4. George born 1707 married Martha Price 5. Mary born after 1714 married 1st John Brown, 2nd John Peake.

      In 1740, after Mary Harrison wed John Brown, Sarah married a second time. She was 54 years old and her new husband, Thomas Lewis was 10 years younger. He died in 1749. His will can be found in Fairfax Co, Virginia Will Book A-1 pp. 291-3. Sarah was to have the use of the estate, Difficult Run, during her natural life. All lands and estates were bequeathed to the children of his brother, Stephen Lewis. Sarah sued that her late husband and his brother had conspired to defraud her and she was granted a judgement of 6868 pounds of tobacco. However, she was ordered to pay 15 pounds, 2 shillings and 5 pence to the estate of Stephen Lewis.

      Mary Harrison Brown had gone to Difficult Run to live with her mother after her husband John Brown died. There she met and married the overseer of Difficult Run, John Peake. By 1772 the Peake family had moved to Fauquier County, Virginia. Sarah moved there to be with her daughter and died there in 1778 at the age of 92.
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book M: 1729-1748; Pg 38
      pp. 140-143 An Inventory of part of the Estate of Capt. WM. HARRISON late of the County of Stafford Deced value and appraised by us the Subscribers as followeth .. items listed and valued Sarah Lewis ExEx
      Wm. Godfrey
      At Court held for Stafford County Jno. Heriford Giles Tillet
      8th May 1734 Addl. Inv. & appraisement admitted to record.
      1725 The Estate of Mr. William Harrison DR: To paid Capt. Mason for THOMAS DRAYDEN, To Mr. ANDREW RUSSELL, Mr. BURR HARRISON, Mr. AUGT. WASHINGTON, Hr. JOHN WILSON, Mr. JOSHUA DAVIS, Colo. Carter for Quitrent Sterl., Boon-. Dougell, & galls rum and 4 Gall Molasses, paid JOHN LEWIS, JOHN PRITCHET, Mr. GEORGE NOBLE, JOHN MUSGROVE. Contra part JOHN BENNET'S rent, THOMAS SUMMERS, DAVID GENTLEMAN, by GUY BROADWATER, JOSEPH DUNMAN, JAMES DAVIES, MICHAEL SCANDALL, JOHN WHEELER, RICHARD ANKROM, JOSEPH GUESS, Mr. CHARLES BROADWATER, Tobo sold Capt: BUTTS. Mr, JOHN WILSON, THOS. OWSLEY, JOHN TAYLOR, JOHN ANKROM, WM. GATKELL, JAMES ROBINSON, THOMAS WEST, MATTHIAS EVERSON, MICHAEL REAGAN, THOMAS OWSLEY for THOS. WILKINSON. JOHN BRUSS for ALEXANDER BEALE, ARND. STIMSON. WM. MATHEWS, EDWD. VILETT for WM. MATHEWS, JEREH. SPARKS, JOSEPH GUESS, WM. CATHELL, MINOR WILKINSON, WALTER WILLIAMS, WM. COLTER, HUGH WEST, ANDREW SMARR, JACOB YOUNG, JARRATT TRAM ELL, JOHN MADDOX, widdow VINES.
      At Court held for Stafford County 80 May 1734 SARAH LEWIS late SARAH HARRISON Exhibited this Account against the Estate of Wm. Harrison Deced and made oath thereto .. admitted to record.

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