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

Elizabeth Hardidge

Female 1680 - 1722  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Hardidge 
    Born Between 26 Feb 1679/80 and 25 Feb 1680/81  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Feb 1721/22  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023561  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 

    Father William Hardidge,   b. Abt 1640, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1694, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Frances Gerard,   b. Abt 1637, Winwick Prish, New Hall, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Mar 1680, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Bef 31 Mar 1680  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • === Research Notes from David Schade

      3/31/1680, Capt Robt Gibbs vs Capt Appleton estate against Mr Wm Hardidge who intermarried with the administratrix of Capt John Appleton

      Elizabeth Ashton, dau of Capt William Hardidge, d. 2/25/1722:3, in her 43rd yr (from her tombstone) [my note: she turned 42 on/bef 2/25/1722:3, so b. 2/26/1679:80 - 2/25/1680:1] (consistent with m. bef 3/31/1680)
    Family ID F02044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Ashton,   b. 30 Jul 1671, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1731, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1694  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ashton,   b. Abt 1696, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1712, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)
     2. Frances Ashton,   b. 1702, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 May 1728, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years)
     3. Anne Ashton,   b. Abt 1708, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Grace Ashton,   b. Abt 1713, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1789, Blenheim, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F05986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research Notes from David Schade

      Elizabeth Ashton, dau of Capt William Hardidge, d. 2/25/1722/3, in her 43rd yr (from her tombstone) [my note: she turned 42 on/bef 2/25/1722/3, so b. 2/26/1679/80 - 2/25/1680/1]
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      Virginia genealogies: a genealogy of the Glassell family of Scotland and Virginia By Horace Edwin Hayden

      In the name of God amen. I Gerrard Peyton, of Nominy in the Co. of Westmoreland, finding myself very weak & sick in body, but of sound and perfect memory calling to mind the frailty of all human flesh and the decree of our Heavenly father that all mankind are once to dye and descend into the grave and to sleepe untill that loud and Dreadful trumpett shall sound and awake us all to judgement before the great tribunal judg both of quick and Dead ; doe by these presents make, constitute, ordain and appoint this to be my true last will and testament, hereby revoking, disannulling ana making void all manner of former wills and testaments by me heretofore made or intended to be made or done.

      First. I give and bequeath my immortal soul unto God my Heavenly maker, who gave it unto me, hoping through the merits, passion and intercession of his son my alone deare Saviour Jesus Christ, to behold ana everlastingly enjoy and behold my maker and redeemer in the Kingdom of Heaven above. Next I give and bequeath my mortal body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried and entcrred according to the discretion of my executrix hereafter named. Also

      I give and bequeath unto my Dearest well beloved sister Elizabeth Hardidge, her ; heirs, Executors adminrs and assigns all my full and whole estate both reall and personal! with all my Lands &c. And if my said sister Elizabeth Hardidge should have no issue of her body, then my full and whole estate both reall and personall with all my lands to be disposed of by her last will and testament. Also, I the sd Gerrard Peyton doe by these presents nominate, constitute, put, place, ordaine and appoint my lovine and kind father in law Mr William Hardidge, of Nominy afpresaidto be sole executor of this my fast will and testament. In witness whereof I the sd Gerard Peyton being in good and perfect memory have hereunto sett my hand and scale this 27th day of Dec Anno Dom 1687. Anno reg. Jacobi secundo tertio.

      The words "her heirs, executors, adminrs, assigns," interlined in the lath line before signing, sealing and delivery.

      Also I give and bequeath unto my kind and Loving rather in Law my sword & belt and case of pistols. Also I give and bequeath unto Valentine Harris One hundred acres of Land. Unto Mrs Mar[garet] Blagg my horse "Jocky," to Mr. Edward Franklyn fourteen and a half yards of "Kersey" and a pare of shoes. Unto Cuthbert one [pair of breeches] and a trunk and unto Negro Dick the first mare colt that shall fall.

      Gerrard Peyton. [Seal.]

      Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Joseph Lewis Richard Sturman Robert Chamberlain Jany 11. 1687-8.

      Upon petition of Mr Wm 'Hardidge, Executor of the last will and testament of the above named Gerrard Peyton, this will was proved by the Oaths of Joseph Lewis, Richard Sturman and Robert Chamberlain witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and is recorded. Thom. Marsen, Deputy Clerk.
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      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN this 22d day of January in the year of our Lord 1697/8 & in the Ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King William I John Washington of Washing[ton] parish in the County of Westmld. Being Sick & Weak of Body but of Perfect mind & Memory thanks. be Givein to God therefore Calling into mind the Mortality of my Body & Knowing it is appoynted for all [mutilated] ce to dye doe make & ordain [mutilated] my Last will & Testamt. in maner & form following that is [mutilated] first & principally I give my Soul into ye. hands of God who gave it me & for my Body I Commend it to the Earth to be buryed in Christian & Decent manner in ye. Burying place on ye. plat [mutilated] where I now Live, by my Father mother & Brothers nothing Doubting but at the general Resurreccon I shall receive ye. Same again by the Mighty power of God & as touching Su [mutilated] it hath pleased God to Bless me with [mutilated] this Life

      I give devize bequeath & dispose ye. Same in Man [mutilated] form following first I give & Bequeath unto my welbeloved [mutilated] Anne Washington the platacon I now dwell on at appomattox Dureing Her Natural Life

      ITEM I give & Bequeath unto my Eldest Son Law[rence]. Washington that tract of Land which I Bought of Mr. Francis Dade Commonly called Barnets Quater it Lyes on uper Machotickes In Stafford County I give it to my Sd. Son and his Heirs for Ever

      ITEM I give to my Son John Washington that tract of Land wch. I now Live on after the decease of my Sd. Wife, to him & his Heirs for Ever but if it please God that my sd. Son John Should die before my Said Wife then I give the Sd. Tract to my Son Lawrence Washington to him & his Heirs for Ever, & if Both my Sons John and Lawe. should die before my Sd. Wife or without issue of their Body's Lawfully begotten then I give it to my Son Nathaniel to him & his Heirs for ever & if my three Sons Lawe. John & Nathl. Should die before my Said wife or without Issue Lawfully begotten of their bodys, then I give the Sd. Tract to my Son Henry Washington to him & his [heirs] for Ever & if it please God that all my Four Sons Should dye before my wife or without Issue of their body's Lawfully begotten then I give to the Next heir at Law to him & his heirs for Ever

      ITEM I give to my Son John Washington that Tract of Land Lying on popes Creek wch. John Llewelling now Lives on to him & his Heirs for Ever

      ITEM I give to my Son Nathl. Washington that tract of Land wch. Lyes at ye. Head of appomattox Creek which Anthony Rawlins & Joseph Smith & John Betts Now Lives on to him & his Heirs for Ever

      ITEM I give to my Son Henry Washington that tract of Land which was Between me & Robert Richards John Whitcraft lives now on part of it it is in Stafford County on the Dam Side where the Head of Machotick makes I give it to my Sd. Son and his Heirs for Ever ITEM it is my Will that if my Son Lawe. should dye without issue of his Body Lawfully begotten or before he arrives to the Age of Twenty one years that then my Son John Washington have the tract of Land wch. I bought of Mr. Francis Dade Called Barnetts Quater to him and his Heirs for Ever

      ITEM it is my Will that if my Son John Washington Should dye before he Come to the Age of twenty one Years or without issue of his Body Lawfully begotten that then I give to my Son Lawe. the tract of Land that I now Live on after my wifes decease to him & his Heirs for Ever and I give that Tract of Land on Popes Creek that John Llewelling Lives on to my Son Nathaniel Washington to him & his heirs for Ever
      ITEM it is my will that if my Son Nathl. Washington should dye without Issue of his body Lawfully begotten or before he Arrives to the Age of Twenty one Years that then I give to my Son Jno. Washington that tract of Land at the head of Appomattox Creek which Anthony Rawlins & Jos: Smith & John Beatts Lives on to him and his heirs for ever.

      ITEM It is my will that if any three of my aforesaid Sons should dye without issue of their Bodyes Lawfully begotten or before they arrive to the Age of twenty one years that then all the aforementioned lands I give to that Son that is Living & if it please god that they should all dye without Issue of their bodyes Lawfully begotten or before they arrive to the age of twenty one years or if I have no more Issue that then I give to my wife those two tracts of Land that Lyes in Stafford County to her and her heirs for Ever the three other tracts to bee divided between what Children It may please god to send my brother if he have but one I give it to him or her if more the Eldest Son to have his Choice of the tracts the next Eldest his next Choice if two Sons, if it be a Daughter that she have her Choice after her brother them & their heirs for ever

      ITEM It is my will that all my personl. Estate in Generall be Equally divided into five parts and that my wife have her first Choice & my Son Lawrence the next my Son John the next my Son Nathl. the Next & my Son Henry the other

      ITEM it is my will that if [it] please God any of my Sons should dye without Issue of their bodyes Lawfully begotten or before they arrive to the age of Twenty one years that then his part of the personall Estate be divided between my wife & the other three Sons Living & if it please God that three of my Sons should dye without issue of their bodyes Lawfully begotten or before they arrive at the age of twenty one years that then the personall Estate be Equally divided between my Wife and that Son that is Living, and if [it] please God that if all my Sd. Sons should die without Issue of their bodyes Lawfully begotten or before they arrive at the age of twenty one years that then my per.sonall Estate be Divided Equally between My wife Anne Washington & my brothers Children

      ITEM it is my will that my brother [some words appear to be left out] & tuition of my Son Lawr. Washington & that my Sd. Brother have the keeping of my Sd. Sons Estate &c of this my Last [will] & Testamt. I make & ordain my well beloved brother Capt. Lawrence Washington & my Loving wife Anne Washington my full & whole Excr. & Executrix. and I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke & Annull all & Every other former Testamt. Wills Legacies bequests & Exs. by me in any wise before this time named willed & bequested ratifying & Confirming this & none other to be my last will & Testamt. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this day & year as afores'd Signd Seald publishd Pronounced & declared by the Sd. John Washington as his Last Will & Testament in the perrsence of

      ITEM it is also my will that Mrs. Elizabeth Hardid [mutilated] have my Watch that was given to me by Capt. Wm Hardidg's Will

      ITEM it is my will that my well beloved godson John Dudlstone have a gold Signet which was given me by his father on his death bed

      ITEM it is my Will that my well beloved brother Capt. Lawe. Washington have my Wearing Rings

      ... JOHN WASHINGTON [Seal]
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      James Hughes 2005-09-06 14:56:35
      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 15

      STURMAN, RICHARD, 2 June 1691; 29 September 1691.

      (Cople Parish.) Friend John Sturman 100 acres of land; servant Penelope Higgons one servant; friend Patrick Spence; friend Alexander Spence trooping saddler and furniture; friend Elizabeth Hardidge rest of land in Va., utensils etc. William Hardidge exr.
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      TO ALL XRIAN PEOPLE and others to whom these presents shall come-We Henry Ashton and Eliz. Ashton wife of the aforesaid Henry both of Nominy in Cople Parish in Westmore-Iand County within the Colony of Virg. sends Greetings in our Lord God everlasting. Now know ye that we Henry and Eliza Ashton for the reale love and affection which wee beare unto William Sturman son of John Sturman of the County and parish above said have freely given granted enfoefed and confirmed . . . unto him the said William Sturman & his heirs lawfully begotten by his body a certain tract or parcel of land containing 130 acres-being part of a greater devidend of land containing 1004 acres granted unto Mr. Richard Sturman dec'd by patent bearing date the 28th day of October 1666, and by the said Sturman devised unto his son Richard Sturman Junr. by his last will and testament of Richard Sturman Junr. devised unto Eliz. daughter of William Hardidge Gentl. dec'd and since the said Eliza Hardidge daughter of William Hardidge hath intermarried with the aforesaid Henry Ashton see that it is become the right of Inheritance of them both all excepting 100 acres of land devised unto the afore-said John Sturman patten by the last will and testament of Richard Sturman decd. the said parcell of 130 acres of land scituate lying and being in the forest and upon the branches of Nominy within the County and parish aforesaid and bounded as follows
      . . . from the land of Col. Wm Pierce . . . to the land of John Sturman . . . Westmoreland County, Virginia. Deeds & Wills 3, p. 32, January 8, 1701/2.

      Eliza Ashton gave a power of Attorney to my well beloved brother Capt. Charles Ashton to acknowledge the sale of one tract of land to Mr. Osman Crabb, 287 acres; and one parcel to William Sturman 100 acres - Jan. 28, 1701/2. Ibid p. 36.

      Henry & Eliza Ashton sold to John Sturman 206 acres of land, part of a patent to Richard Sturman, Sr., dated Oct. 26, 1666. for 1004 acres. Consideration 5000 lbs Tobacco. p. 58. April 28-1702. Capt. John Washington, son of Col. John, in his will of 1697, leaves his watch to "Elizabeth Hardidge, wife of William Hardidge".
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      PEYTON, GERRARD, 27 Dec. 1687; 11 Jan. 1687.
      To sister Elizabeth Hardidge all estate real and personal; my father in law Mr. William Hardidge of Nominy exr. (will recorded in Book VIII. page 46, which page has been lost).

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      1711-1714 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 6; Antient Press: (Page 43)
      THIS INDENTURE made this thirtieth day of October in the tenth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anna by the grace of God of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland, Queene defender of ye faith &c., Annoq. Dom: 1711; Between HENRY ASHTON of the Parish of COPLE in County of WESTMORELAND, Gent., and ELIZABETH his Wife, late ELIZABETH HARDIDGE, Daughter and sole heir of WILLIAM HARDIDGE, late of the Parish and County aforesaid, Gent., on the one part and GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB of the County aforesd. Gent. of other part; Wittnesseth that the said HENRY and ELIZABETH in consideration of the summe of Five shillings lawfull money of Great Brittain to them in hand already paid by GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB, by these presents doth bargaine and sell lunto GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB all them two parcells or plantations of Land lying and being vizt. the one lying and being in the Parish of COPLE in County of WESTMORELAND containing One thousand acres of Land first granted to THOMAS SPEEK (to Witt six hundred acrs part thereof by Patten bearing date the 10th day of January 1649, the other four hundred acres by Patten bearing date the 16th day of September 1650, the said One thousand acres being bounded; Vizt., North East upon the NOMONIE BAY and an
      Island called CEDAR ISLAND, South East upon NOMONIE RIVER, South West upon the Land of Mr. LEWIS BURRWELL, West into the Woods, Norwest upon the Land of WILLIAM HARDIDGE, wch: said One thousand acres of Land by several descents and meane conveyances came and descended unto and was well vested in HUGH SPEEK, late of of BATH, in the County of SOMERSETT in that part of the Kingdome of Great Brittaine lately called England and by said HUGH SPEEK by Deeds duly executed beareing date the 13th day of November 1690, conveyed and made over Junto HENRY TOTTERDELL of the City of BRISTOLL in the Kin gdome aforesd. and by HENRY TOTTERDELL sold and conveyed to WILLIAM HARDIDGE of the Parish of COPLE in the County of WESTMORELAND, by Deeds of Lease and Release duly executed bearing date the 22d. and 23rd day of March 1691 and from said WILLIAM HARDIDGE come and descended to said ELIZABETH, party to these presents; as his Daughter and heir att Law, and the other parcell of land lying in that part of Rappahanock now called Richmond County, containing two thousand acres and being bounded by vizt. South West with the Maine Swamp of the South East Branch of RAPPAHANOCK CREEK, North West with a Branch issuing out of the said Swamp, beginin g att a marked Gum that stands a little below the Path that goes from Coll: FANTLEROYs to WILLIAM OVERED's on NOMONIE and extending up the said Maine Swamp South Easterly 520 poles, thence North East to the Branches of NOMONIE 640 poles, thence North West crossing the aforesaid Path 480 poles to a marked red Oake nigh the Branches of Coss Coss, finaley South West to the first Station wch: said land was first granted to LT. COLL: VALENTINE PEYTON by Patent bearing date the 22d day of July 1662, and from the said VALENTINE descended to GERRARD PEYTON his heir att Law, and by
      the said GERRARD by his Last Will & Testament in Writing bearing date the 27th day of November 1687, give and devised unto the aforesd. ELIZABETH, party to these presents and her heirs &c., as by the before recited Deeds, Wills, Writings and conveyances may more fully appease; To have and to hold the two parcells of land with every of their appurtenances unto said GERRARD HUTT, BURDIT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB their assigns during the full terms of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one Pepper Corne au the feast of St. Michaell the Archangell only if lawfully demanded, to the intent that by virtue of these presents and the statute for transferring uses into possession the said GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB may be in the actuall possession of the lands and premises and be enabled to accept a grant of the inheritance thereof; In Wittnesse whereof both parties to these Indentures have interchangeably sett their hands and affixed their seales the day and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      DAN: McCARTY, HENRY ASHTON
      NATHL: POPE ELIZABETH ASHTON
      WESTMORELAND ss; Att a Court held for ye sd. County the 26th day of March Ano: 1712 HENRY ASHTON Gent., and ELIZABETH his Wife the above subscribers personally acknowledged the above Instrument to be theire proper act & deed (the said ELIZABETH being first privately examined acknowledged her unconstrained assent thereto) to enure the uses therein contained
      Test THO: SORRELL D. C. C.
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the 7th day of May Ano: Dom: 1712
      HENRY ASHTON Gent. and ELIZABETH his Wife came into Court and the said ELIZABETH being first privately examined, they ackowledged this their Deed to. GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB, and att their motion the same was admitted to Record Test JNO: TAYLOE, D. CI

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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1714-1716 {Antient Press}: pg 26
      Westmoreland County Court 27th ofJanumy 1714/5
      - ASHTON's acknow to McCARTY
      HENRY ASHTON, Gent., and ELIZABETH his Wife [she being first privately examined] personally acknowledged Deeds of Lease and Release ofLands from them to DANIELL McCARTY, Esqr., to be their
      proper act and deed which on motion of DANIELL McCARTY is ordered to be recorded

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