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

Thomas Atwell

Male Bef 1614 - 1651  (> 37 years)


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  • Name Thomas Atwell 
    Born Bef 1614  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1651  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029042  Tree1
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 

    Family Margaret Dawson,   b. 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1659, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1634  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Atwell,   b. Abt 1635, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1657, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     2. Frances Atwell,   b. Abt 1636, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1658 and 1660, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     3. Thomas Atwell,   b. Bef 1646, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1692, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F17676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 16 Mar 1652. (Northumberland) VA.. Edward GRIMES and Margaret, his wife, she late relict of Tho. ADAWELL, etc. In suit concerning Samuel GOOCH. Fleet, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1720
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=633&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Atwell, Thomas.
      Publication 9 June 1666.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Grantee(s): Atwell, Thomas,als. Collins.
      Description: 462 acres on lower Machotick. 212ace. part thereof opposite to the land of Henry Roach. The residue of the land bounded &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 633 (Reel 5).
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 400
      WALTER ENGLISH, 360 acs. Northumberland Co., 20 Oct. 1661, p. 314,
      (431). On Lower Mechoticks opposite land of Henry Rocke (or Roche) running nigh Nomany path N.N.E. along land of Thomas Atwell &c. Trans. of 8 pers: Mary English, Jno. English, Peter Mills, Tho. White, Andrew Stone, Roger Norton, Stephen Norman, a Negro.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      Gooch, Samuel, of Lancaster sells land which Thomas Attowell gave by will to his eldest daughter Mary, "My Wife," deceased. Plantation called Cheeseman Creek in York County. 26 Oct. 1657. W.B. 2, p. 142.
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      LANCASTER COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS 1652-1657; Antient Press; Page 122-125
      TO ALL TO WHOME these pr:sents shall come I SAMLL. GOOCH of ye Countye of Lancastr: send Greetings in our Lord God everlastinge. Whereas MARY, ye Daughter of THO. ATTAWELL deced beinge possest of a certaine Stock of Cattle beinge foure cows one yearlinge heifer & one cow calfe newly fallen of a cow called Mall left her by her deced Father aforesd. And for as much as EDW. GRIMES & MARG. his Wife, ye late Relict of ye sd ATTAWELL, & feoffees in Trust for ye sd MARG., have in cnnsideracon of Mariage to be solemnized between me ye sd S: GOOCH & ye sd MARYE, obliged me yt: ye sd Stock of Cattle should wth: their whole increase be & at all times remaine in ye right & possession of her ye sd MARYE, Therefore Know ye yt: I ye sd SA: GOOCH due accordingly disimpart relinquish & make over unto her all I myselfe might laye or p:sume or pr:tend to ye sd Cattle wth: their increase by vertue of Mariage wth: ye sd MARY but if ye Cattle wth: their increase whatsoever (in case yt: I ye sd SA: GOOCH shall expire before her) wth. possession to her ye sd MARY & to her heirs & to be at all times at her disposall wthout ye let hindrance or molestacon of any person or persons whatsoever yt: may eyther by allegiance affinitye or consanguinitye pr:tend a title or claime to any of ye aforesd Catle or their increase as alsoe of any person or persons whatsoever yt: eyther dureinge ye time of my natural! life or after my decease may come into my estate or pr:tend or laye any claime of title as aforesd. but yt: they be & remaine at the Joynture & under my power to alienate &c. or dispose of any parte or p:cell of them or their increase at noe time whatsoever but yt: they & their increase be & remaine to her & ye Children borne of her bodye forever, Provided yt: in case ye sd MARY should decease Chyldless they, ye sd Cattle, to be & remaine to me & my heirs or assignes wthout ye hindrance or molestacon of any persons whatsoever & this Deed & every pte: thereof expressed to be in full force effect & vertue any clause in Law to ye Contrarye notwithstandinge. Dated under my hand & seale the Sixteenth of March 1652
      SAMUELL GOOCH
      10th die Febr: 1653
      EDWARD GRIMES of ye Countye of Lancastr: in Virginia havinge been longe afflicted & diseased under ye hand of ye Almighty, at present in p:fect sence & memorye blessed by his name doe make this my last
      Will & Testamt: in manner & forme as followeth
      I bequeath my soule unto God my Eternall maker & ever trustinge through ye meritts of his Sonne Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer to obtaine remission of my sins & everlastinge peace amonge ye number of his Elect in his most Glorious & everlastinge Eingomes & my bodye to be decently interred in ye earth from whence it came & for such Estate as it bath pleased God to blesse me wth: I doe give & bequeath ye same in manner following
      First I give & bequeath to MARGARET my well beloved Wife all my goods & chattels moveables & immoveables wth: all my flock of Cattle, Male & Female, to be & remaine to her duringe her natural] life, shee keepinge her selfe in Widowhood & single condicon And in case of her intermarriage then to receive only two Cows, her feather bed wth: ye furniture to it & her wearinge cloathes, And ye rest of what shee should have possest in Chattells & Cattle in case she had remained in a single condicon to be devided equally amongst WM, WRATON. AN WHITE & MARY GOOCH. to be & remaine to them & their heirs severally, but in case yt: ye sd Wife remaine in her single condicon and on maried then shee may depose of ye sd Estate to whome or how shee shall please to be ID joyed by her or them after her decease to whome shee shall soe give or bequeath the same
      21y. I give & bequeath to my Daughter in Law, FRA; ATTAWELL, my land in Rapahanock River yt: is foure hundred & thirtye seven beinge in three several Pattents, the sd land to be & remaine to her & her heirs borne of her bodie for ever & in case yt: she deceast childless then ye sd land to divolve to WM. WRATON & his heirs & consequently his dyinge wthout issue then ye sd land to divolve to AN WHITE & her heirs borne of her body & shee dyinge Childless to be & remaine to MARY GOOCH & her heirs forever
      Lastly, I make ye aforesd MAR: GRIMES my Lovg. Wife sole & full Executrix of this my last Will &Testamt. & yt: each p:ticular circumstance may be justly & duly p:formed & accomplished I doe make & ordayne WM. NEWSAM & WM. WRATON, Supervizers of this my last Will & Testamt. & in Witness of ye p:misses I have hearunto subscribed my hand & seale this first daye of August in ye yeare of our Lord 1653
      Signed sealed & delivered in prsence of us
      DAVEY FOX EDWARD GRIMES
      JOHN PHILIPS
      Recordr. 10th die febr: 1653 Probat &c. 9th die 10bris (53)

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