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

Robert Smith

Male Bef 1692 - 1750  (> 58 years)


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  • Name Robert Smith 
    Born Bef 1692 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jan 1749/50  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023099  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Smith,   b. Abt 1657, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1702, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Mary Bailey,   b. Abt 1661, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1702, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1678  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Robert Smith,   b. Bef 1725,   d. 1750, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
     2. William Smith,   b. Bef 1725, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)
     3. Stephen Smith,   b. Bef 1725, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Mar 1762, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years)
     4. Samuel Smith,   b. Bef 1730, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances MNU Duncan,   b. Bef 1692,   d. 24 Feb 1747/48, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Married Bef 1718  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. LIBER S; 1747-1753 {Antient Press}: pp 115
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen, I ROBERT SMITH of Cople Parish in County of Westmorland being sick & weak of body but of a perfect mind and memory, praise be given to Almighty God, do make & ordain this my Last Will and Testamt. in manner and form as followeth, vizt.,
      Item. I give and bequeath to my Son, SAML. SMITH, the Plantation I now live on, & to the male heirs of his body lawfully begotten for ever, & for want of such male heires to my Grandson, ROBT. SMITH, Son of my Son, STEPHEN SMITH, & to the heirs of my aforesd. Grandson lawfully begotten for ever;
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Son, SAML. SMITH, one feather bed & all the rest of my Estate to maintain his Mother during her natural life. I do hereby nominate & appoint my sd. Son, SAMUEL SMITH, Exectr. of this my Last Will & Testamt. hereby revoking all Wills by me formerly made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this 12th day of November Anno 1750, published & declared
      In presence of us
      BEN'D: MIDDLETON, ROBT. his mark SMITH
      THOS: STAPLETON
      Westmorland Sc. At a Court held for the sd. County the 29th day of January Anno
      Dorn: 1750/1 This Last Will & Testament of ROBERT SMITH, deced., was presented into Court by SAMUEL SMITH, the Executor therein named, who made Oath thereto & being proved by the Oaths of BEN'D: MIDDLETON & THOS: STAPLE- TON, witnesses thereto is admitted to Record; & upon the motion of the sd. Exor. & his performing such things as the Law in such cases require, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Test GEORGE LEE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 4th day of Febry. 1750/1 per G. L., C. C. W.
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      1713-1719 Administrations Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 201
      Britt, William, est. adm, by Robert Smith, chiefest creditor. 21 March 1716/17
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1707-1709 {Antient Press}: pg 29
      Westmoreland County Court 29th of April 1708
      - DUNKAN &c. acknowledment to SMITH
      CHARLES DUNKAN and HENRY DUNKAN acknowledged a sale ofland from them to ROBERT SMITH to bee their proper act and deed and FRANCES DUNKAN, the Wife of CHARLES DUNKAN, and DOROTHY, the WIfe of HENRY DUNKAN, relinquished their Right of Dower to the same, all which is ordered to be recorded
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      1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 351)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that I FRANCES SMITH, the Wife of ROBERT SMITH doe of my own free will and proper accord relinquish all my right of Dower and Thirds att the Common Law to a certaine parcell of land sold by my Husband, the said ROBERT SMITH, unto WILLIAM DUFF, being one hundred acres of land as may spear by Deed for the same bearing even date with these p:sents; And doe make and apoint my loveing Freind, BENJAMIN GRUBS, my Attorney for mee and in my name to make acknowledgement in Richmond County Court of this my Relinquishment and for sue doing this shall bee his sofitient warrant or Power of Attorney, Wittness my hand and Seale this 129th day of November 1718
      Signed. Sealed and Delivered in p:sents of us
      JOS: STROTHER FRANCES her mark "E" SMITH
      WM: STROTHER
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of March 1718
      This Power of Attorney from FRANCES SMITH to BENJA: GRUBS was proved in open Court by the Oath of JOSEPH STROTFIER, one of the witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty Eighth day of November in the Fifth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King George by the grace of God of Great Brittaine France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighteen, Between ROBERT SMITH of Parish of Hanover in Richmond County, Planter, of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of Parish and County aforesaid, Taylor, of other part; Wittnesseth that ROBERT SMITH for summe of Five Shillins of good and lawfull money of England paid to him by WILLIAM DUFF by these p:sents doe bargaine and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF a certain percell of land containing One hundred acres being part of a Pattent granted unto PETER BUTLER by WILLIAM FITZHUGH and GEORGE BRENT, Proporietors of this Northern Neck of Virginia for Three hundred and fifty acres of land, which bargained and sould Hundred acres of land is situate in Parish of Hanover in County of Richmond and bounded, Begining att a marked red Oak, corner tree to this land, extending thence East and by North one hundred and sixty five poles, thence South one hundred poles, thence Westt and by South one hundred sixty five poles downe the Branch to the North & South line of said ROBERT SMITH, thence up the said Line North one hundred poles to the place whear itt first began, Together with all houses orchards and comodities belonging; To have and to hold the Hundred acres of land unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs dureing the terms of one whole year paying the Rent of one Ear of Indian Come on the Birth Day of Our Lord God next ensueing if lawfully demanded; To the end that by vertue of these presents and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession, said WILLIAM DUFF may bee in the acttuall possession of the p:misses and bee theirby the beter enabled to receive a release or any other conveyance of the freehold and Inheritance theirof; In Wittness whearof the parties aforesaid have to these p:sents interchangeably set their hands and Soales the day month and year first above wrightne
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in p:sents of us
      JOS: STROTHER, ROBERT his mark SMITH
      WM: STROTHER, BENJA: GRUBS
      Au a Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of March 1718
      ROBERT SMITH came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto WILLIAM DUFF and it was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, CI Cur
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 10; 1744-1748 {Antient Press}: pp 220
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, I ROBERT SMITH of Parish of Cople and County of Westmoreland in the Colony of Virginia sendeth Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; Whereas ROBERT SMITH for the natural love and affection which I have and bear towards my loving Son, WILLIAM SMITH, of Parish and County aforesaid; by these presents do give and grant unto my Son, WILLIAM SMITH and his heirs from the date hereof all my right claim and interest in Thirty acres of land be the same more or less in the following bounds; it being part of the tract, where I now live; vizt., Beginning at a red Oak at the Old Orchard that is called PETER SMITH's, thence running to a Cedar in my Corn Field, thence to a Bottom called THE POPLAR BOTTOM; To have and to hold all the land and premises together with their appurtenances unto WILLIAM SMITH and his heirs; In Witness whereof to these presents I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of March 1745/6.
      Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of JOHN BUSHROD, ROBT. SMITH JAMES WALKER, OWEN WINN
      Westmoreland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 25th day of March 1746 ROBERT SMITH personally acknd. this Deed of Gift (for lands by him passed) to his Son, WILLIAM SMITH to be his proper act and deed, which on motion of the said WILLIAM SMITH is admitted to Record Teste GEORGE LEE, C. W C,
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 10; 1744-1748 {Antient Press}: pp 220
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, I ROBERT SMITH of Parish of Cople and County of Westmoreland in the Colony of Virginia sendeth Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; Whereas I ROBERT SMITH for the natural love and affection which I have and bear towards my loving Son, STEPHEN SMITH, of the Parish and County aforesaid; by these presents do give and grant unto my Son, STEPHEN
      SMITH, and his heirs from the day of the date hereof all my right title claim and Interest in Thirty acres of Land be the same more or less in the following bounds; it being part of the tract where I now live (vizt,) Beginning at my Corner tree joining to JOHN SELF and running to a possimmon tree, thence to a pohiccory and an Oak through my Corn Field between my Dwelling House and Tobacco House, down to the CROSS TAVERN SWAMP to a Chesnut; To have and to hold the land and premises together with heir appurtenances unto STEPHEN SMITH and his heirs: In Witness whereof to these presents I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 17th day of March Anno Domini 1745/6
      Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of
      JOHN BUSHROD, ROBERT SMITH
      JAMES WALKER, OWEN WINN
      Westmoreland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 25th day of March 1746 ROBERT SMITH personally acknowledged this Deed of Gift (for lands pried by him) to his Son, STEPHEN SMITH, to be his proper act and deed, which on motion of the said STEPHEN SMITH is admitted to Record
      Teste GEO: LEE, C. W. C.

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