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

William Aylett

Male 1703 - 1744  (41 years)


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  • Name William Aylett  [1
    Born 1703  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1744  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023872  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father William Aylett,   b. Bef 1680, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1732, Fairfield, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Anne Taylor,   b. Bef 1684, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1700  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Married 18 May 1725  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 44-45
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come, Greeting, BE IT KNOWN that whereas upon a Treaty of a Marriage intended to be solemnized by and between WILLIAM AYLETT, JR., Son of WM: AYLLTT, of the County of KING WM:, Gent,, and MS. ANN ASHTON, the Daughter of HENRY ASHTON of the County of Westmoreland, Gent., the said HENRY ASHTON did agree and oblidge himself by Bond under his hand & seal bearing date the Eighteenth day of Janry. Ano: Dmi: 1724, in the penal sum of two thousand pounds Sterl: money of England (upon a consumacon of the said Marraige as a porcon to his said Daughter) to give to her & the heirs of her body lawfully begotten by him the sd. WILLIAM AYLETT JUNR, the lands & slaves hereafter menconed, to wilt, all the tract of land I now live on known by the name of NOMINY PLANTACON lying on the North side of NOMINY RIVER containing by estimacon one thousand acres be it more or less and formerly taken up & Patented by Coll THOMAS SPEAK bearing date the 16th day of September 1651, And likewise a tract of land formerly belonging to RICHARD STURMAN, the land lying in the Forrest of NOMINY containing one thousand & four acres by Patent bearingdate the 26th day of October Ana: 1666. I say I give to my [)Aughter all that is left at this time unsold of the said STURMANs Land, and the said ANN. now the Wife of WILLM: AYLETT, JR. to possess & enjoy the lands after the death of the sd HENRY ASHTON without the hindrance of any person, the slaves named Franck, Barrett, Joe, Brook, Patience, Sary, Arthur, Moll. Nell, Natt, )one, jenny, Matthew, Dick & Mulatto Richard, and doth promise to give to my Daughter after my decease five good Negroes between the age of six years old & twenty six years old in the same manner as is before expresst in all twenty, and doth likewise give to my Daughter. ANN. now Wife of WILLM. AYLETT, Jr_ forty head ofcattle and forty head of Hoggs, none of the said Cattle & Hoggs to be under twelve months old. NOW THIS DEED WITTNESSETH that as the Marriage between WILLIAM & ANN is consumated therefore I the sd. HENRY ASHTON in consideracon of the tender love and fatherly affecon which I bear to my said Daughter. And in complyance with my agreement and Bond hath and by these presents doth bargain sell & firmly make over unto my Daughter, ANN AYLETT and the heirs or Children of her body lawfully begotten by WM. AYLETT. the two tracts of land be they more or less and the fifteen slaves and five slaves after my death: Togethe with all houses orchards profits and advantages thereunto belonging; To have & to hold the two tracts of land and aforenamed fifteen slaves and the five slaves after the death of me the A, HENRY ASHTON. with their increase and the profitts advantages to be made of ANN AYLETT & the heir, or Children of her body lawfully begotten by WM: AYLETT JR And if no such issue. I give the land and slaves to my Daughter, ANN, and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever: And if my Daughter. ANN. should die without issue of her body then the land & slaves to be at the disposal of me the said HENRY ASHTON as I shall think Fitt by Will: And I said HENRY ASHTON doth warrant the land slaves cattle and hoggs to the uses aforesaid from the claim of we my heirs: In Witness whreof 1 said HENRY ASHTON to these presents my hand and seal doth sett this 4th day of November Anno Domini 1723,
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of
      (no witnesses recorded) HENRY ASHTON
      Westmoreland ss, At a Court held for the sd. County the 24th day of November 1725 HENRY ASHTON. Gent., personally acknowledged this Deed by him passed to his Daughter, ANN. the Wife of WILLIAM JUNR., Gent.. to be his act & deed: And THOMAS SORRELL by vertue of a Power of Attorney from MARY, the Wife of the said HENRY (being duely proved by the Oaths of two of the wittnesses thereto) relinquished the right of Dower & Thirds of the said MARY to be made over to the aforesd. ANN, which at the instance of the said WM: AYLETT & HENRY ASHTON is admitted to Record
      Test THO: SORRELL, Cl
      Recordat Septimo die Decembris 1725
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Aylett,   b. 6 Aug 1726, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1777, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Anne Aylett,   b. Abt 1727, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1774, "Wakefield", Washingon Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F13663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Eskridge,   b. 1716, Sandy Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1770, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1736  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Aylett,   b. 1736, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. "Bellview" Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anne Aylett,   b. 1738, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1768, 'Chantilly' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Col. William Aylett, m. (first) Anne Ashton, dau. of Col. Henry and Elizabeth (Hardidge) Ashton
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      AYLETT, WILLIAM, 29 March 1744; 28 August 1744.
      Land and slaves from my decd. father William Aylett of King William County, and my first wife's father Col. Henry Ashton, decd. to my two daughters Elizabeth and Anne issue of my first marriage, when they are 21 years of age and if they die without issue to my wife Elizabeth; land and mill in Westmoreland and land in Fairfax to Anne and Mary her children; my brother John Aylett decd. ; my brother Philip Aylett; brother Benjamin Aylett, decd.; Major Lawrence Washington; son in law Augustine Washington; brother Philip and Daniel McCarty exrs.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 10; 1744-1748 {Antient Press}: pp 51-54
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen, I WILLIAM AYLETT of Parish of Cople in County of Westmoreland, Gent., being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory (praised be God Almighty) do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, vizt., It is my will and desire that all those lands and slaves mentioned and expressed in the Deeds of Settlement made between my deced., Father, WILLIAM AYLETT, of the County of KING WILLIAM, and my first Wives Father, Colo, HENRY ASHTON, of the County of Westmoreland, also deceased, on my marriage with my said Wife be equally divided between my two Daughters, ELIZABETH and ANNE, the issue of my first marriage, except five hundred acres thereof sold to JOHN ALLEN of ESSEX County, and if my said two Daughters should die without issue of their body lawfully begotton, I give all the right and title I have may then claim or demand of in or to the same to the Children of my present Wife (to wit) ANNE and MARY, and their heirs and assigns forever.
      Item. It is my will and desire that my beloved Wife have and enjoy all the use and advantage of my land called VAUGHANS NECK which I lately purchased of DANIEL VAUGHAN, as also the land I lately purchased of THOMAS REDMAN, both adjoining to the land I now live on until my said two Daughters of my first marriage shall attain the age of twenty one years and then upon their or their Husbands paying to my Wife and my two Children by her the sum of Two hundred pounds current money, my will is that the said two pieces of land together with the Water Mill thereon lately built be equally divided between my said two Daughters and in case either of them or their proper representative should refuse to pay the moiety of the said two hundred, then my will is that the other shall have the whole on payment of the whole sum of Two hundred pounds as aforesaid; And in case they both shall refuse to accept of the said lands aforesaid on the terms also aforesaid, it is then my will that they shall be sold to the highest bidder at public sale and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided among my
      Wife and her two Children;
      Item. I give to my dear Wife, ELIZABETH, all my land and appurtenances lately purchased of THOMAS OWSLEY on ACCOTINCK in the County of FAIRFAX adjoining to the land given her by her deceased Father for and during her natural life, and after her decease, I give the same to my two Daughters, ANNE and MARY (her Children) equally between them and to their heirs forever;
      Item. It is my will and desire that all my other lands in the Counties of PRINCE WILLIAM and FAIRFAX be equally divided between my said younger Daughters, ANNE and MARY. (reserving always to my Wife her Thirds in the same during her natural life), and all such lands and Negroes as I am heir to from my Brother, JOHN AYLETT, deceased, and his Children, also deceased, to the heirs of my said Daughters lawfully begotton (nevertheless still reserving to my Wife her Thirds during life therein) and if they my said Daughters shall both die without issue lawfully begotton of their bodies, I give the use of the whole unto my Wife during her natural life and after her decease, I give the same and bequeath the said land and premises unto ELIZABETH and ANNE my Daughters by my first Wife and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotton and for want of such to
      my Brother, PHILIP AYLETT, and his heirs forever;
      Item. My will and desire is that all the slaves given to my present Wife by her Father and all the slaves I claim under my Brother, BENJAMIN AYLETT, deceased, together with all the slaves not mentioned in the Deed of Settlement on my first marriage made between my Father and Colo. HENRY ASHTON be to and for the use of my dear Wife during her widowhood and for the support of her two Children already born, And upon her marriage (should that happen) I then desire my Executors hereafter named may divide the said Negroes into equal parts among my Wife and her two Children and at the decease of my Wife, I desire that all such Negroes as she shall possess may descend to my two younger Daughters, ANNE and MARY and their heirs of their bodies lawfully begotton, But in case my said two younger Daughters should die without such issue, I then give to my Wife the use of all the Negroes I had or may have by her unto her together with the land I boughs of THOMAS OWSLEY for her life and to pass to and descend unto the Child or Children of her body lawfully begotton hereafter, and if she should die -without any further issue, I give the land and slaves so annexed to my Daughters, ELIZABETH and ANNE by first marriage and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotton; But in case they die without such issue, then my will is that the same descend unto my Brother, PHILIP, and his heirs forever; And it is my will and desire that if my Daughters ANNE and MARY, by the last (? Qeater) should both die without issue of their bodies lawfully begotton and there should be no further issue between my Wife and I, then and in that case I give all my slaves (not before given to my present Wife) and all my other land in FAIRFAX County (except the land annexed to my Wife slaves aforesaid) to my Daughters, ELIZABETH and ANNE, the first (? ()enter) and their issue lawfully begot- ton and for want of such I give the land and slaves so annexed to my Brother, PHILIP AYLETT, and his heirs forever, reserving always to my Wife her Thirds in the said Negroes and Land. I give unto my two Daughters. ELIZABETH and ANNE. my first Wifes twenty five head of neat Cattle each to be paid them respectively on the Plantation in ESSEX and reserving in lieu of what Cattle they may claim by settlement and to each of them I give also a Riding Horse.
      Item. It is my will and desire that if my Wife should prove with Child hereafter that such Child have an equal dividend of all my Estate real and personal and to descend from heir to heir as the other bequests in this Will;
      Item. It is my will that after my just debts are paid, all my Estate of nature or sort so- ever not before bequeathed shall be equally divided between my two younger Daughters and my dear Wife whom I appoint my sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament for and during the term and time of her continuance my Widow, And in case she shall die before my two youngest Children now born or such as hereafter may be born shall arive to the age of twenty one or be married, or in case she my said Wife shall marry again, then or in either case, it is my desire that my good Friends, Major LAURENCE WASHINGTON, my Son in Law, AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON, my Brother PHILIP AYLETT and DANIEL McCARTY, Gentlemen take on them the Executorship of this my Last Will and take my Childrens Estate out of the hands of my said Wife and her Husband if so it should happen and they think fit so to do, and I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this to be my last; In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of March Anno Dom. 1744
      Signed Sealed and published in the presence of
      WILLOUGHBY NEWTON, WILLIAM AYLETT
      NICHOS: FLOOD, PETER RUST
      Westmd, Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 28th day of August 1744
      This Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM AYLETT, Gentleman, deceased, was presented into Court by ELIZABETH, his Relict and Executrix in the said Will named; who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of WILLOUGHBY NEWTON, Gent., and PETER RUST, two of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record; And upon the motion of the said Exrx. and her performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Teste GEO: LEE, C. W, C.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      URL title: Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 118
      Note:
      ESKRIDGE, ELIZABETH, 20 Oct. 1744; 27 Nov. 1744.

      (Widow of George Eskridge.) To Craddock Butler 1 negro etc.; dau. Elizabeth Aylett; Goddau. Judith Newton 1 negro girl; to Mary Luck 900 lbs. of tobacco; exx. dau. Elizabeth Aylett; widow rest of estate; Mrs. Bray her bed.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 275
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of January in the ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c,, And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty five; Between DANIEL VAUGHAN of ST. MARY's County in the Province of MARYLAND, Planter, of one part and WILLIAM AYLETT of the County of Westmorland in the Colony of Virignia, Gent., of other part; Witnesseth that DANIEL VAUGHAN in consideration of the sum of five shillings of lawfull money to him in hand paid by WILLIAM AYLETT, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM AYLETT all that parcel of Land containing One hundred acres more or less wch: PETER EVANS, Father to the said DANIEL's Mother, bought of WILLIAM HARDIDGE, Gent., on the North side of NOMINY RIVER adjoining to the Land of Collo. THOMAS SPEAK by a Deed bearing date the ninteenth day of December 1684, and left by said EVANS in his Last Will & Testament bearing date the 23d day of November 1696 to several of his Children relation being thereunto had may more fully appear; all wch: Children are dead neither of them leaving any heir but SARAH, who intermarryed with JOHN VAUGHAN, And the said DANIEL is Eldest Son and heir at Law to the said SARAH who marryed as aforesaid; Together with all houses orchards comodities & appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the premises unto WILLM: AYLETT his heirs during the term of one whole year paying thereof the Rent of one ear of Indian Corn on the last day of the term if lawfully demanded; to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, WILLM. AYLETT may be in the actual possession of the premises and thereby be the better enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof the said DANIEL VAUGHAN hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of
      J: BUTTLER, JOHN REMY DANIEL sign VAUGHAN
      RICHD: OMOHUNDRO,
      JOHN sign mark OMOHUNDRO
      Westmorland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 27th day of January 1735 DANIEL VAUGHAN personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease for Land by him passed to WILLIAM AYLETT, Gent., to be his proper act and deed, which at the instance of the said AYLETT. is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 29th day of January 1735. pr. G. T., C. C. W.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 190-93.
      July 17, 1739. Thomas Owsley and Anne Owsley his wife and Anne Wheeler all three of Pr. Wm. to William Aylett of Westmoreland, Gent....130 lbs. current money....400 a....being part of patent for 600 a. gr. Thomas Owsley father to Thomas Owsley dated Nov. 17, 1696 and there is 200 part of sd. patent sold by Thomas Owsley the younger to James Whaley as by deed recorded in Stafford with water grist mill and with stones and iron work.
      Tho. Owsley
      Anne (X) Owsley
      Ann Wheeler
      Wits: Elizabeth Ashton, Hu. Lawson, Richard Hodges.
      (To Anne Wheeler signing) Richd. Blackburn, Jno. Bowie, J. Mercer. (To Anne Owsley) Rich. Blackburn, Burr Harrison, Cuthbert Harrison. Mem: July 17, 1739 quiet possession and seizen of lands was delivered by Thomas Owsley, Anne Owsley and Anne Wheeler to William Aylett.
      Rec'd. of Wm. Aylett sum of 130 lbs. curr. money.
      At Court July 24, 1739 Thomas Owsley and Anne Owsley his wife, she being first privately examined acknowledged this deed with the livery of seisin and the receit endorsed to be their acts.

  • Sources 
    1. [S809474] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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