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

James Watts

Male Abt 1645 - 1699  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name James Watts 
    Born Abt 1645 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Aug 1699  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025514  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 

    Family ID F15771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Youell,   b. Abt 1650, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1728/29, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1665  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Watts,   b. Abt 1665, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1699, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     2. Spencer Watts,   b. Abt 1667, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1733, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F15770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 29
      WATTS, JAMES, 31 June 1699; 30 August 1699.
      My two sons John and Spencer Watts 300 acres on the Eastern shore;
      wife Elizabeth exx. and personal estate. She was daughter of Thomas Youell (will 1695).
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      Will of Watts, James, 31 June 1699, 30 August 1699. In the name of God Amen this 31st June 1699. I James Watts being sick and weak in body, but of sound and perfect memory, praise be God for the same and Knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth do make thes my last Will in manner and form following. First I commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator, believing that I shall receive full pardon & free remissions of all my Sins and be saved by the precious Death of my blessed Savior Christ, Christ, Christ, (sic) and my body to the Earth whence it was taken to buried in a decent and Christian manner, as to my Exe hereafter named shall be thought meet and convement and as touching such worldy Estatae as the Lord in Mercy hath lent me, my Will and meaning is that the same shall be bestowed as hereafter shall be expressed. First I doe revoke & make Void all Wills by me formerly made and declare this my last Will & Testament. Item. I give and bequeath unto my two sons, John Watts & Spencer Watts three Hundred acres of land which I hold in the Eastern Shore, to be Equally divided betweath them, to then and their heirs & forever. Item I give unto my loving Wife, Elizabeth Watts all my Personal Estate to her and her heirs forever and I doe depute and appoint my said Wife to be my whole and Sole Ext. of this my last Will and Testament, as witness my hand and Seale the day and year above mentioned.

      Signed James Watts
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of us
      James Thomas, Rebecca Jones, Jas. Crane
      Westmoreland [Virginia] At a Court held for thesaid County the 30th Day of August 1699
      The Last Will and Testament of James Watts within written, was this day
      proved by the Oaths of all the witnesses thereto Subscribed and a Probate granted to Eliza. Watts his relict and Ext in the said Will named and the Will ordered to be recorded
      James Westcomb, CWC

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