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

John Bailey

Male Abt 1660 - 1736  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name John Bailey 
    Born Abt 1660  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Apr 1736  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023779  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 

    Father Stephen Bailey,   b. Bef 1637, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1696/97, "Kinsdale", Westmoreland County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Jefers,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1697, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married 21 May 1660  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Bailey,   b. 28 Sep 1664, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1736, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stephen Bailey,   b. 1687, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1753, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. John Bailey,   b. Abt 1690, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Jul 1733, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Elizabeth Bailey,   b. 1692, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Yeocomico, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     4. Mary MNU Young,   b. Bef 1700, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)
     5. James Bailey,   b. 1705, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)
     6. James {Addl Records} Bailey,   b. 1705, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F14557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS. 1734-1736: Pg 278a-279
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I JOHN BALY of County of Westmorland and the Parish of Cople do being in perfect sences memory and remembrance praised be God dow make and point this my Last Will and Testament in maner and form following.
      Imprimses I bequeth my sole into the hands of Allmighty God my heavenly Father hopeing that through the merets of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through his sufring for the sins of the world to obtain free parding and forgiveness of all my sins and to have a joyfull resuractine to everlasting life; And as for my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executor here after menconed, And as for my worly goods it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I give and bequeve for ( ) and beloved Son. JAMES BALEY, all my Lands. goods and all that being unto me in singular my plantation on which I now live with all houses orchards gurdings houses and previleges and upertinances belonging there unto the Plantation on which I now live containing abought one hundred acres of land and the pece of land on which my Son in Law. EDWARD YOUNG, lives abought sixty acres and all that do belong into me I do frely, give confirm and make over to my Son, JAMES BALEY and his heirs for ever with all rights and in trest and more do make and apoint him my sd, Son, Executor of all. In Wittness my hand and seale this Eleventh day of June and in the yere of our Lord God 1729
      THOMAS SMITH, JOHN his marke BALY
      HUGH THOMAS
      Westmorland ss, At a Court held for the said County the 30th day of March 1736
      This Last Will and Testament of JOHN BAILEY, deceased, was presented into Court by JAMES BAILEY, his Son and Executor (STEPHEN BAILEY, Eldest Son and heir at Law being present in open Court expressed consent to the proof thereof) the said JAMES BAILEY made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of THOMAS SMITH and HUGH THOMAS, witnesses thereto, is dmitted to Record; And upon the mocon of the said Executor and his performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Test G. TURBEVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 22d day of April 1736, pr. G. T., C. C. W.
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      James Hughes 2005-07-01 10:44:40
      Burgess Family and Relatives

      Westmoreland County, Virginia Will Book page 124-125. Stephen Bailey made his Will in Westmoreland County, as follows: In the name of God Amen. I Stephen Bailey of the parish of Cople, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and perfect memory do make, constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, Imprimis I commit my soul to God, that gave it hoping through the Merits and Satisfaction only of my dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to obtain the forgiveness of my sins anda blessed resurrection to everlasting life, and my body to be buried at the discression of my Executors hereafter named and as for what worldly estate, the Lord hath been pleased to Lend me I give and bequeath as followeth, after my Debts and Funeral paid,

      Item. I give unto my son John Bailey all that tract of land in the forrest by estimation fifty acres, be it more or less with all houses fences and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever.

      Item. I give unto my son William Bailey all that tract of land where on I now live with all houses, orchards, and appurtenances thereto belonging, to him and his heirs males of his body begotten forever, and for want of such heirs males then it is my will that the said Land and all the appurtenances , be and remain to my son John Baily and his heirs males forever.

      Item. I give unto Anne Smith my daughter, one small Iron Pot and a wearever pAnne and my gray mare, branded S.B. to her and her heirs forever.

      Item. I give unto Anne Bailey daughter of Stephen Bailey, deceased, one heifer called Doll, and all her female increase, the said heifer to be and remain in the hands of John Bailey and delviered with all the female increase to the said Anne at 16 years of age or day of marriage which first happens and the male increase to John Bailey for his trouble; but in case the said Anne die before the said Time, then the said Heifer and Increase to be divided among John Bailey's children.

      Item: I give unto Mary Walker daughter of William Walker deceased one heifer named Moll and all her increase to her and her heirs or assigns forever to be delivered to her immediately after my death.

      Item. I give unto my daughter Mary Smith one shilling.

      Item. I give unto my son John Bailey, Anne Smith and William Bailey all the residue of my personal Estate whatsover, to be equally divided amongst them at their own discression immediately after my decease, Lastly I make constitute and appoint my loving sons John Bailey and William Bailey Exors. of this my last Will and Testament.

      In witness whereof this my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the 8th day of December 1696. Sealed and published in presence of us Stephen Baly (Seal) Henry Rosse Samll Damanville Thomas Bee. Westmoreland set.

      At a court held for the county the 23 day of February 1697. The Last Will and Testament of Stephen Baily proved by the Oath of the witnesses threto subscribed and a probate there of granted to John Bailey and William Bailey the Executors therine named, and or to be Recorded. Recorded Deed Book No 2 at page 129.
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      Bailey-Britton Family History Book
      Westmoreland Co VA
      Cople Parish
      Deed book 8...page 229
      1733
      John Bailey "the elder" to James Bailey, land in the forest of Cople Parish, 50 acres, plantation whereon Edward Young now lives, between Yeocomico and Nominy, part of a tract of 250 acres sold to Eleomas More {Thomas Moore}, 1679 and his wife Margaret, by deed bearing date 1683-several exchanges - and made over unto Stephen Bailey 1684, The 50 acres herein mentioned, Stephen Bailey by will of 1697 to his son John Bailey, party of these presents. John "the elder" seems to infer that John Jr. was living at this date; however, he was dead by 1735, when his wife Elizabeth made a deed of gift to her son William Bailey, eldest son of John Jr
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      Early Settlers of Lee Co VA...vol.1...page 29
      John Baley, presumably the above John, son of Stephen, made his will in 1729, probated 1736, mentions only one son, James. But at probate, Stephen Bailey, eldest son, was present and gave his consent to the proof thereof. This John was known as, John the elder, therefore we may assume he also had a son,John, but did not mention him in his will. This son,John Jr died before his father
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia
      BAILEY, JOHN, Senr., 11 Jan. 1776; 26 Mar. 1776. Wife Elizabeth land whereon I live; son Stephen mill, 100 acres land and 2 negroes; dau. Anne and her husband Markham Marshall; sons John and James Bailey land; grand son Stephen Bailey 50 acres land
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=252&last=&g_p=G2&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Bayley, John.
      Publication 1 September 1696.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 203 acres along a swamp, adjoining Robert Midleton, Peter Smith.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 252 (Reel 288).
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      === Research notes from Edward White

      Order Book 1675-1689, 382, Dorman Part 4. 10, 2/24/1684/5 JOHN BAYLIE and appraiser of VINCENT SMITH’s will. Over 21? birth bef 1664.

      Proprietorship Patent to JOHN BAILEY [Bayley]. 203 acres adjoining ROBERT MIDDLETON,PETER SMITH & the land of BAILEY (BAYLEY). Library of Virginia Northern Neck Grants 1694-1700, No. 2, p. 252, Reel 288, 9/1/1696.Begin at a small chestnut standing by a swamp dividing this from ROBERT MIDDLETON1. Running several courses of the swamp to a white oak corner tree of said Middleton2. NW 90/ 1485' to corner white oak of the land of PETER SMITH

      DW 2-89, 10/21/1696, 1/27/1696/7. JOHN BAYLY to WM WALKER west 100 acres of a 203 acres tract m&b description bounded by land of MIDDLETON, PETER SMITH and land of BAYLY, refers to survey. Deed said the conveyance was to repay WALKER for the survey cost. ELIZABETH his wife is in the warranty section, but did not sign.

      DW 3-149, p. 35 Patent 12/7/1706 to HUGH DUNAHAW 48 acres in forest between Nominy andYeocomico adj Geo. Lamkin, dec, formerly Vinc. Cox, dec; John Bailey’s land formerly Mr. JohnQuigley’s, and land formerly Nicholas and Robert Smith.. [See 40 acre sale by James in 1779 below, landfrom Hugh Durham.]

      Order Book 1721-1731, 148, 5/31/1727 JOHN BAILEY, “am ancient man” petitions to be relieved of county levies as he is an “object of charity

      DW 8-228, 2/5/1733/4, 2/26/1733/4. JOHN BAILEY, THE ELDER of Cople Parish to Son JAMES BAILEY Gift 5s 50 acres in the forest of Cople between the Yeocomico and Nominy, part of two hundred and fifty acres binding on (? WHOTHONs Whetsons’s (?)) Land. Beginning at aHickory in sight of RICHARD DUNAHAW’s House and extending North fifty degrees West or NorthWest half point West forty four pole to a red Oak. in sight of RICHARD DUNAHAW, from thenceextending South thirty three degrees West or South West by South one hundred and twenty pole to a redOak of ROBERT SMITH. from thence West one hundred and thirty pole to a white Oak, thence Southten degrees West or South and by West sixty poles to a Hickory, corner tree, thence North eighty fivedegrees East or East halfe a point North one hundred poles to a while oak, thence North forty ninedegrees East or North East a quarter of a point East one hundred and ninety poles lo the first begining,which Fifty acres of land was formerly vested in one RICHARD SEARLES Recites: Richard Searle hadthe property. On Jan. 10, 1679, Searle rightly relinquished all his right title and interest in the 50 acresto Thomas Moore and Margaret his wife by deed bearing date Feb. 5, 1683, who conveyed the land toMiles Goreham and Susannah his wife, which by their endorsement on the back of the deed September13, 1684 did convey and make to STEPHEN BAILEY the fifty acres of land which passed under StephenBailey’s will of 1697. Same plantation where Edward Young lives. Signed John Bailey, Elder (mark)bond at p. 170. Wit: Jno. Sutton, Robert R. Moore, Garland Moore.


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