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

Robert Sanford

Male 1665 - 1737  (71 years)


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  • Name Robert Sanford 
    Born 3 Dec 1665  Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Apr 1737  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028653  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Sanford,   b. 1642, Essex or London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700, Nominy Creek, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Anne Smith,   b. 1645, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1708, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1664  St. Botolph, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Sanford,   b. Abt 1669, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 May 1738, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1689  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Massey Sanford,   b. Aft 1685, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
     2. Elizabeth Sanford,   b. Bef 1689, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1717, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     3. Robert Sanford,   b. Abt 1695, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1738, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     4. Jemima Sanford,   b. Abt 1697, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1737, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     5. John Sanford,   b. 1698, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1778, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Thomas Sanford,   b. Abt 1700, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1725/26, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     7. Margaret Sanford,   b. Abt 1706, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1755, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     8. Joseph Sanford,   b. Abt 1710, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1741, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     9. Anne Sanford,   b. Bef 1720, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY WILLS
      SANFORD, ROBERT, 3 June 1736; * * * 1737.
      Sons Robert, John and Joseph land;
      daus. Margaret Neale, Jemima Minor;
      grandson Joshua Sanford;
      daus. Anne and Elizabeth;
      son Robert and Presley Neale exrs.
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      Will dated June 3, 1736 and recorded May 5, 1737, transcription held by James Scott, provided by Jeannine Wright.

      "In the name of God Amen. I Robert Sanford of the County of Westmoreland, of the Parish of Cople, being very sick, and weak of body. But of sound and perfect mind, and memory, thanks be to almighty God, for the same, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, by revoking, and making null and void, all former Wills and Testaments by me.

      IMPREMIS: I committ my Soul into the hands of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ, hoping throug his merits, to obtain Everlasting life, and Salvation and my body to the earth, from whince it was taken for decently buried, according to the discretion of the executors of my Will hereafter named.

      ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Sanford, the plantation where on he now lives, and half the land thereunto (? Co.) belonging to him to hold to him by said son Robert Sanford, and his heirs forever.

      ITEM: I give and bequesth unto my son John Sanford, this plantation whereon I now live, and the other half of said tract of land, to him, my said son John, and his heirf forever.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Sanford, the land I purchased of William Moxley, being called my ole plantation, to hold to him, my said son Joseph, and his heirs forever.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Sanford, my negro man, named Harry, to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Sanford, my negro man named Tom, to him the said Joseph, and his heirs forever,

      ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son John Sanford, my negro man named, Will, to him the said John, and his heirs forever.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Margaret Neale, my negro man named, Peter, to her the said Margaret, and her heirs forever.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jemimah Minor, my negro girl named Winney, to her, the said Jemimah, and her heirs forever.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath, unto my grandson Joshua Sanford, my negro girl, named Nancy, to him and his heirs forever, and it is my will, and desire, are said negro girl Nancy, be delivered to my said grandson Joshua, at the age of twenty one years, not before.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Sanford, all my crop of tobacco, provided my said son Robert, to pay all my debts, which I owe at my death.

      ITEM: It is my will that slaves my negroes that they have an equall share of the crop of corn.

      ITEM: It is my will and desire, that all the rest of my personal estate herein not given, be equally divided among my children, namely, Robert, Joseph, John, and my daughters, Annie (Anne), Elizabeth, Margaret, and Jemimah, share and share alike. And I do constitute and appoint my son Robert Sanford, and Presly Neale, who is and sole Exortrix and Executors, of this my last Will ane Testament. In witness whereof, I have set my hand, and affixed my seal, on this Third day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six.
      ROBERT SANFORD (Seal)
      In Witness of her
      Presley Neale, Mary X Harvey
      mark
      Westmoreland, At a Court held for said County 26th day of April 1737.
      This last Will and Testament of Robert Sanford, decease, was presented at February Court, last and therein codicil, for the oath of Mary Harvey, and of this witness thereto (her not being at Court), and for that Presley Neale, the other witness, to this Will Subscriber being nominated, and named executor therein named, As also (?), thereby and was at this court, Robert Sanford, son of the deceased, and executor in the said will named, signifying to the Court that this Mary Harvey, was dead, led this said executor was admitted to make oath to this said Will, that being first proved by the oath of Presley Neale, and of this witness, thereto who alslo (?) to the said Mary Harvey, the other witness, subscribed, name to this said Will, therefore the said is admitted to record, and upon the motion of the said executors, and his performing what is usual in such cases a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in dure form.
      Test.
      G.E. Turberville
      Recorded the fifth day of May 1737
      Transcription and copy of actual will held by James Scott, courtesy of Mary Eve Hutcherson Lingbloom, Edmonds, WA
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY WILLS
      MORTON, RICHARD, 18 Nov. 1731; 27 Sept. 1732.
      Wife Massey and my children to have all my estate;
      father in law Robert Sanford Sr. exr.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 4
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen &c., I RICHARD MORTON being weak of body but of perfect sence & memory of the Parrish of Washington in the County of Westmoreland, doe make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following (that is to say), First & principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God hoping for mercy thro: the merrits of Jesus Christ my Mediator and Advocate & my body to the grave to be buried at the discretion of my Exr. herein after menconed, And as for my Estate, I dispose thereof as followeth, (vizt.)
      Imprimis. I desire that all my Debts & funeral charges be pay'd and discharg'd
      Item. I give & bequeath all & singular my Estate real & personal to be equally divided among my Loving Wife, MASSEY MORTON, & my Children;
      Lastly, I doe hereby constitute & appoint my well beloved Friend & Father in Law, ROBERT SANFORD SENR sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 18th day of November 1731
      SignId &Seal'd in presence of
      ELIZ. STURMAN, (torn) mark, RICHD: MORTON
      JANE SHAW mark
      W: JORDAN
      Westmorld, ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 27th day of September 1732
      The Last Will & Testament of RICHARD MORTON. deced., was presented into Court by EDWARD BARRADALL, Attorney of MERCY. the Relict of the said Decedent and proved by the Oaths of JANE SHAW and WILLIAM JORDAN, two of the witnesses thereto and admitted to Record; But for that ROBERT SANFORD, the Executr: in the said Will named refusing to take upon himself the burthen of the execution thereof; On mocon of the said MERCY, she was admitted to make Oath thereto, And upon her performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) in due form according to Law
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 25th day of October 1732, pr. G. T. C. C. W.

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      1700-1701 Westmoreland Co VA Order Book; pg 21
      Page 83 [29 May 1700]
      Benjamin Berriman Gent. is appointed surveyor of the highwayes for the uppermost precincts of Washington Parish and ordered well and sufficiently to cleare all roads within his precinct and amend the same where need requires by makeing or mending bridges therein.
      Robt. Sanford the like from the Court house Road to Nominy Church mutatis mutandis.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1714-1716 {Antient Press}: pg 72
      Westmoreland County Court 30th ofMay 1716
      - MASON's ackno to SANFORD
      MATTHEW MASON personally acknowledged a Sale of Land and a Bond from him to ROBERT SANFORD to be his proper act and deed which on motion of said SANFORD was ordered to be recorded
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1716-1718; pg 100
      Westmoreland County Court 31st day of August 1720.
      ROBERT SANFORD acknowledged a Deed of Guift of land from him to his son JOSEPH SANFORD to be his proper Act and Deed ordered the same be recorded
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1716-1718; pg 100
      Westmoreland County Court 31st day of August 1720.
      ROBERT SANFORD acknowledged a Deed of Guift of land from him to his son ROBERT SANFORD to be his proper Act and Deed ordered the same be recorded.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=310&last=&g_p=G2&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Sanford, Robert.
      Publication 2 March 1699.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 16 acres beginning and continuing in a line of Col. William Peirce and Capt. George Brent.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 310 (Reel 288).

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