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

Lewis Markham

Male 1636 - Aft 1680  (> 44 years)


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  • Name Lewis Markham 
    Born 1636  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Nov 1680  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024521  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 

    Family ID F15088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane MNU Markham,   b. Bef 1641,   d. Aft Nov 1680, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married Bef 1657  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Markham,   b. Bef 1657, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lewis Markham,   b. Bef 1669,   d. 24 Jun 1713, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)
     3. John Markham,   b. Bef 1669,   d. Abt 1706, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F03679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Hughes 2005-07-24 12:15:32
      Washington and his Neighbors; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 4, No. 1, 1895

      Lewis Markham was born in 1636. He married Jane -----. Kept tavern at Nomini. Mr. Walter Brodhurst's plantation was leased to him by Colonel Washington in 1669, about which period he died. He had a son Lewis, magistrate of his county, who died in 1712 (see his will, Virginia. Mag. Hist. and Biog. for April, 1895), ancestor of Chief-Justice Marshall.

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      James Hughes 2005-09-01 11:43:05
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 180

      [Westmoreland County Deeds, Patents, Accounts,

      Depositions, &c., from 1665 to 1677, p. 49d.]: LTT COLL: JOHN WASHINGTON & LEWIS MARKHAM. THEIR ARTICLES OF AGREEMT

      Articles of Agreements made Concluded & firmly Accorded twixt Ltt. Coll. John Washington on ye one part & Lewis Markham on

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      ye other Part. In Manner & forme following, vizt.

      Imprimus. Ltt Coll. John Washington doth firmely by theis p'nts Graunt unto Lewis Markham, his houses & Lands upon Nominy Commonly Called Mr Walter Broadhurst Plantacon, for & During the Tearme of three Compleate yeares from ye Day of ye Date hereof wth Libertie of Hunting, Hawking, fishing fowling, with other Immunities Customary here with all Benefitts of Planting and Keepeing Hoggs & Cattle During ye said Tearme.

      2ly Ltt Coll Washington doth graunt unto ye said Lewis Markham, the household stuff & other ffurniture now in ye same dwelling house, According to ye Inventory indorsed, for and During the said Tearme, Also ye Cattle and Hoggs therein specified

      3ly Ltt. Coll. Washington doth also grant Libertie to ye aforesaid Lewis Markham to keepe ye Ordinary. And to have ye Equal Halfe of all such Profitts as shall thereby Arise. And that both of them doe take ye opportunities and advantages for Laying in Liquors or Pr'visions necessary and accomodable for ye Ordinary, Allwaies Provided that Payment for such Goods bee made out of ye Tobacco due to them in ye Accompts of ye ordinary Booke wch is Exactly to be Kept. And no Advantage to be taken by survivorship.

      4ly Ltt. Coll. Washington doth promise & oblidge himself to repaire all ye Houseing att his owne Costs & to pay the King's Rents During ye said Tearme.

      5ly. Ltt Coll. John Washington doth prmise & oblidge him selfe by theis p'nts to Lett Lewis Markham have a man servant & a maid servant Dureing ye sd tearme & Lewis Markham is also to find A man & Maid to officiate in ye Ordinary During ye said Tearme, & if either failes then Allowance to be made him that hath pformed

      6ly It is to be understood that Ltt Coll. Washington is to have ye Courthouse, ye Prison,(*) ye shopp & ye Cellar Loft for his owne pp use & behoofe, anything in this Condicon to the Contrary notwithstanding.

      7ly Lewis Markham doth hereby Promise & oblidge himselfe that he & his wife will use the best of their care & Industry to prmote that Advantage wch may Accrete to Ltt. Coll. Washington & themselves in ye ordinary, to keepe pfect Bookes to give good accomodations to strangers & to Charge them According to Act of Assembly or Custome of ye house.

      8ly Lewis Markham oblidgeth himselfe at ye Expiration of three yeares to deliver unto Ltt Coll. Washington all such Goods and Appurtenances, As by the Inventory Endorsed doth Appeare ye said Markham hath Received, if aught be worne out or Lost during the said Tearme, that new is to be Purchased instead thereof out of the Tobaccoes that shall be due Jointly to them, that Ltt Coll. Washington have his Just due when ye three yeares are Expired

      9th Lewis Markham oblidgeth himself by theis p'nts to Accomodate ye said Ltt Coll. & his wife when they please to Come free of all Charges as to meate & Drinke & what ye house affordeth

      10ly Lewis Markham oblidgeth himself by theis p'nts to pr'vd what Cider Possibly may be out of ye orchard, wch Cider is to be disposed

      (*) It is evident that these buildings were erected privately and leased or rented to the county. Walter Brodhurst built the prison, at least, as he was High Sheriff in 1652, before Westmoreland was set off as a county separate from Northumberland. The social status of Brodhurst and the location of his home are further indicated by his bill of sale to Mr. John Hiller, February 20, 1653, in which he describes himself as "I, Walter Brodhurst of the county of Westmerland in ye Colony of Virginia, Gent."; and a letter addressed to him viz. "ffor her much respected friend Mr Walter Brodhurst at his house at Nominy in Potomacke river, These," written by Mrs. Anna Bernard and beginning "Noble Sr," is recorded in Westmoreland Deeds, Wills & Patents, 1653-1659.

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      off in ye ordinary in Equall Halves as other Liquors and to take care for ye fencing & Preservation of ye said orchard

      11th Lewis Markham oblidgeth himselfe by theis Pn'ts that when ye three yeares are Expired to Leave ye housing Tenentable, And what Cleare Ground he useth well fenced

      12th Itt is hereby Covenanted & Agreed upon Betweene Both pties yt if any of ye houses upon ye Plantacon should during the aforesaid Tearme of three yeares be fired, Blowne Downe or through any other casualitie fall Down (wch God in his Providence forbid,) then such house or Houses to be Rebuilt According to their former Demensions out of ye Joint Stock of ye sd Ltt Coll. & the said Lewis.

      13th It is hereby Covenanted & Agreed upon Betweene Both Pties that when ye tearme of three yeares is Expired, that then ye Bookes shalbe truly Ballanced & whatever shalbe found Justly due by Bills, Noates & Accounts to be equally and truly divided Betwixt ye said Ltt Coll. & the said Lewis

      In confirmation of ye prmises & in Testimonie of ye veritie hereof We have hereunto sett our hands & seales this tenth day of January in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred sixtie and nine, stilo aceteri

      JOHN WASHINGTON (his seale)

      LEWIS MARKHAM (his seale) Signed, sealed & delivered interchangeably in p'nce of us

      L-ESTRANGE MORDANT ROBT. NURSE 16th January 1669 Theis Articles of Agreements were Recorded
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      Servant Information Agent Information
      Name: Lewis Markham Name: William Hayman
      Gender: male Gender: male
      Occupation: Occupation:
      Place of Origin: St. Fagans, Glamorganshire
      Date of Indenture: December 22 1658
      Indenture Length: 4 years
      Destination: Barbados
      Ship:
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1676-1679; John Frederick Dorman; Page 47 [12 Jan. 1675/6]
      Mr. Lewis Markham vs. Mr. Ja: Gaylard. Judgment for 450 pounds of tobacco.
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp- 19(34)- 20(35) TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come greeting; Know yee that I LEWIS MARKHAM of WASHINGTON PARISH in ye County of WESTMORELAND for diverse good considerations mee thereunto moving and more especially for a valluable consideration already in hand reced; by mee ye said LEWIS MARKHAM of ROBT. REDMAN of ye Parish aforesaid, Carpenter, have given granted sold and confirmed and by these presents for mee my heires, Exors. and Admrs. and every of us doe fully cleerly & absolutely give and confirme unto ye said ROBERT REDMAN his heires and assignes one certaine track or p:cell of land containing by estimation eight hundred acres (bee it more or less), being one entire moyety of Sixteen hundred acres of land now or late in ye tenure or occupation of WILL M: HARRIS or his assignes; and ye said moiety by him sold and assigned unto mee, ye said LEWIS MARKHAM, lying and being att ye head of NEAPSCO CREEKE in ye County of Stafford and begins att ye lower side of ye land next to BARHICHES Division, and soe along according to ye bounds of ye Sixteen hundred acres until itt extends unto ye full moyety thereof as may better & more att large appeare by a Survey and Draught thereof given in by Capt. JNO ALEXANDER under his hand, reference yn unto being had accordingly; To have and to hold unto ye said ROBERT REDMAN his heires and assignes ye said Eight hundred acres of land moyety of ye said Sixteen hundred acres of land aforesaid with all and singular ye rights, members and appurtenances, priviledges liberties and Iminities thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining as fully & amply as have herefore been used or enjoyed by any former owners or possessors thereof; And I ye said LEWIS MARKHAM for mee my heires &c, doe covenant and engage to and with ye said ROBT: REDMAN his heires or assignes that hee and they and every of them shall and may lawfully and quietly hold and enjoy all and singular ye premisses with their appurtenances without ye lawfull left hinderance or molestation suite trouble eviccon or interruption of mee ye said LEWIS MARKHAM my heires or any other persons whatsoever; Provided always ye said ROBT: REDMAN shall not hinder ye aforesaid WILLM: HARRIS or any by his Ordr: to come over ye said Land to Fish & Fowle, within ye aforesaid Creeke or to doe any other thing lawfull accons there bee as they doing noe damage or trespass thereby; In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and scale this ninth day of Jan: in ye xxxi yeare of ye Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles ye Second by ye grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland, King Defender of ye faith &c., Anno Dom 1679 Sealed & Delivered in presence of us
      WM: CASTELL, LEWIS MARKHAM ROGER BURCHE
      This Sale of Land was acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford by LEWIS MARKHAM and ELIAS WEBB an ye behalfe of JANE MARKHAM by vertue of a Lettre of Attorney unto ROBT, REDMAN ye 14th of October Anne Dom: 1680 and then recorded
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 20(36) BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these presents that I LEWIS MARKHAM of WASHINGTON Parrish in ye County of WESTMORELAND in ye Colony of Virga: doe give and stand indebted unto ROBT. REDMAN of ye County and Parish aforesaid his heires Exors, and Admors. ye just summe of Six thousand five hundred pounds of Merchantable Tobo: in Caske to which payment well and truly to be made I bindle me my heires Exors. and Admors firmly by these presents; The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden LEWIS MARKHAM shall from time to time and att all times make good and maintaine a Deed of Sale for Land past from ye said LEWIS MARKHAM to ye sd, ROBT. REDMAN bearing date with this then this to be voyd and of noe effect else to stand in full force & virtue, In Confirmation whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 9th of January 1679 Signed sealed and Delivered in presence of us
      WM: CASTELL, LEWIS MARKHAM ROGER BURCH
      This shall oblige mee LEWIS MARKHAM my heires to acknowledge a Deed of Sale for Land bearing date with this unto ROBT. REDMAN his heires whensoever called yr. unto as Witness my hand this 9th of January 1679
      Teste WM. CASTELL, LEWIS MARKHAM ROGER BURCH
      Acknowledged and recorded xth Xber 1680
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JANE MARKHAM doe constitute and appoynt my loving Friend, ELLIAS WEBB for mee and in my stead to acknowledged unto ROBT. REDMAN my thirds of a certaine track of land lying and being in NEAPSCO CREEKE in Stafford County which my Husband, LEWIS MARKHAM, sould to said REDMAN, allowing and approving what my said Attorney shall doe or cause to be done in or about ye premises as if I were there personally giving & granting to him my full power and strenth as witness my hand and seale this 9th day of Novbr: 1680
      Witnesses present GARRET LINCOLNE JANE MARKHAM her mrke, DANIEL WHITE
      Recorded 10th 9br: 1680
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1682-1684; John Frederick Dorman; Page 360 [24 Sept. 1684]
      Lewis Markham, co-executor with Mrs. Ellish Lincolne of the last will and testament of Garrett Lincolne, proved the will in Court and after probate thereof prayedithe Court hee might bee admitted to relinquish all his interest in Garret Lincolne's estate as co-executor, which the Court doth order
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 397- 399
      Indenture made 4th day March 1707/8 between FRANCIS REDMAN of parish Washington in county Westmoreland of the one part & HUMPHRY POPE, JOHN VEAL & MORRICE VEAL all of parish & county aforesaid .. Witnesseth for sum 15000 pounds of good sound merchantable Tobo which to him in hand already paid .. hath sold all that tract of land lying in county Stafford conta. 800 acres being the moiety or half part of 1600 acres of land formerly In the tenure & occupation of one WM. HARRIS being granted by pattent bearing date 26th day Febry 1690 unto William Harris & LEWIS MARKHAM the said parcel of 800 acres of land being bounded .. beginning at a marked pohickory standing in the side of a Creek called Neapscoe Creek E. in the line of the land called Burbiges & extending thence by the said Burbiges line N=40 E=560 poles to a place called the White Marsh then by a line of land surveyed for Capt. Scarlet N=50 W=176 poles to a marked pohickory then W=30 poles to a marked corner tree then SW= 518 poles to a corner tree in the back line of the land of JOHN GOSLING then E by the said Gosling line 30 poles to a marked pine tree then S by W=160 poles to the aforesaid Creek then down the Creek 160 poles to the first beginning including the sd quantity of 800 acres which parcel of land was formerly conveyed by William Harris unto Lewis Markham sold and conveyed unto ROBERT Father of Francis Redman by deed bearing date the 9th day Janry 1679 ..
      At a Court held 10th March 1707 This Deed of Sale was acknowld .. together with livery and seizin thereon & a Bond for the performance of Covts. which is ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
      Know all men .. I FRANCIS REDMAN of parish Washington in county Westmoreland am firmly bound unto HUMPHRY POPE, JOHN VEAL and MORRICE VEAL of parish and county afsd in the just sum of 500 Y Sterl. money of England .. 4th day March 1707. The condition is such that whereas Francis Redman hath this day sold 500 acres of land being in county Stafford bounding upon Neapscoe Creek ., now if Francis Redman shall well and truly observe every articles covenants in the Indenture .. and shall within 8 months after the date hereof acknowledge the same in County Court of Stafford .. then above obligation to be void .. Presence Michael x Ashford,
      Francis Redman James Groves
      Recorded the same day with the deed.
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      1745-1749 Prince William Co VA Deed I-L {on margin 18Jul 1749 Dd butler p H. P.}
      pp 110-115 THIS INDENTURE made the twentieth fifth and twenty sixth day of Novembr, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty Eight and in the twenty first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the second Between HENRY ELLEY and ESTHER his Wife of ORANGE COUNTY of one part and WILLIAM BUTLER of Prince William County of other part Witnesseth that the sd HENRY ELLEY for the sum of Forty five pounds Current money hath sold unto the said WILLIAM BUTLER in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Lease for one year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession and to his heirs forever all that parcel of land containing One hundred and fifty acres being on the branches of the LITTLE CREEK in the County of Prince William it being part of a greater dividend of land for 1600 acres first taken up by Mr, WILLIAM HARRISON the 16th of May 1679 which land was afterwards regranted to the said HARRISON and LEWIS MARKHAM by Deed from the PROPRIETORS dated the (blank) day of (blank) which said LEWIS MARKHAM sold his moiety or half part to JOHN REDMAN who sold the same equally to HUMPHRY POPE, JOHN VEALE and MORRICE VEALE and was Equally divided between them by Capt. THOMAS HOOPER the 5th day of November 1718 the middle part falling to the said JOHN VEALE who left the said Land by his Last Will and Testament dated the 21st day of November 1718 to be equally divided between his Two Sons JOHN and MORRICE who dying both without heirs it fell to BOND VEALE he being the heir at Law to his said Brothers JOHN & MORRICE who sold the same to the said HENRY ELLEY by Deeds of Lease and Release dated the 21st day of Apri11736 the said parcel of land being bounded Beginning at two Spanish Oaks standing on the N, side of the South branch of the aforesaid LITILE CREEK to Colo. MASONs line and opposite to the land sold by BOND VEALE to RICHARD BLACKBURN Extending thence along the said MASONs Line No, E, to a Pine a white Oak and a Hicckory Saplin on the Lower side of a small branch thence So. E. along POPEs line to two white Oaks Corner to said POPE in SCARLET HANCOCKs line thence along the said Line So, W. to a Dogwood in the said line Corner to the said BLACKBURN thence dividing this land from the said BLACKBURNs No, W, to a large while Oak on the lower side of the COUNTY ROAD thence down the ROAD according to the meanders thereof W, to a Birch on the upper side the said LmLE CREEK Corner to the said BLACKBURN finally up the said Creek and the South fork thereof to their first Station and also all houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said WILLIAM BUTLER his heirs or assigns forever, In Witness whereof the pa.rties ha.ve set their hands and seals in presence of THOS, YOUNG, HENRY ELLEY JOHN LINTON. WM, BAYLIS
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 28th day of November 1748 HENRY ELLEY acknowledged this Release with the Receipt endorsed to WILLIAM BUTLER to be his acts and deeds which are admitted to record