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

John Atwell

Male Abt 1672 - 1713  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name John Atwell 
    Born Abt 1672  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jun 1713  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029070  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Honora Swillivant,   b. Bef 1656,   d. Abt 1697, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Aft 26 Apr 1673  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Winifred Youell,   b. Bef 1669, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 May 1696, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 27 years) 
    Married Between 1695 and 1696  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Youell Atwell,   b. Between 1695 and 1696, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1731, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F17707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Youell,   b. Abt 1672, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1718/19, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1700/01  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Atwell,   b. Abt 1699, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah Atwell,   b. Abt 1702, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     3. Lydia Atwell,   b. Abt 1704
     4. Frances Atwell,   b. Abt 1706, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1738, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     5. Samuel Atwell,   b. Abt 1710, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1745, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F15994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ATWELL, CAPT. THOMAS, gent., 13 March 1702-3; 26 May 1703. Westmoreland County, Virginia
      Brother Francis feather bed; brother John Atwell one horse; son Francis 5 years of age to Thomas son of my brother John Atwell; Anne Pye daughter of John Pye, deceased; Frances and Hannah Tanner daughters of Thomas and Mary Tanner; brother Francis exr.

      Capt. Thomas Atwell, in Nov. 7, 1692 , Francis Atwell acknowledged a deed of gift to his brothers Thomas and John Atwell (O. B. 1690-99, p. 78a).
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 50
      Atwell, John, 6 Apr. 1713; 30 June 1713. Sons Thomas, Youell and Samuel my land at 21 years; personal estate to daus. Hannah, Lydia and Frances and wife Elizabeth personal estate.

      Atwell, John, 5 September 1713. Inventory returned by Elizabeth Atwell
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      John Atwell 2nd wife Elizabeth Atwell, the widow of John Paine, the son of an earlier John Paine (b. 1623, d. about 1669 in Westmoreland Co.), whose will, dated Dec. 9, 1668, mentions his son John (under 17), daughter Elizabeth, wife Millicent, and son James. It is unknown who Elizabeth (Paine) Atwell's parents were. Elizabeth poss died early in 1719.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1712-1714 {Antient Press}: pg 56
      Westmoreland County Court 24th ofJune 1713
      - JOHN ATTWELL's Will proved
      The Last Will and Testament of JOHN ATTWELL, deced., was presented into Court by ELIZABETH his Relict, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths ofTHOMAS SORRELL and FRANCIS AWBREY, two of the wittnesses thereto, is admitted to Record, and upon motion of ELIZABETH and her performing what is usualI in such cases, Certifycate is granted her for obtaining a Probat thereofin due form and she ordered to return an Inventory of the Testator's Estate to next Court upon Oath. It is alsoe ordered thatJOHN AWBREY, WILLIAM CHANDLER, WILLIAM HASLERIGG and RICHARD KENNER or any three ofthem being first sworn before one ofher Majties Justices for this County doe some tyme before the next Court
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1718-1721; pg 34
      Westmoreland County Court 25th day of February Anno Dom 1718.
      WILLIAM PAINE son of JOHN PAINE & ELIZABETH his late wife, decd. Exors. of the last Will and Testament of JOHN ATTWELL her late husband, decd. came into Court and made oath that the said ELIZABETH departed this life without making any Will so faIT as he knows or believes and upon mocon of the said WILLIAM PAINE Certificate is granted him for obtaining Letters of Admicon on the said Estate in due form. OWEN BRINNON &JOSEPH TAYLOR securities for his faithfull Admicon ordered that CORDEROY VAUGHAN, JOHN JONES, FRANCIS AWBREY and JOHN WRIGHT or any three of them being first sworn before one of his Majesties Justices for the said County do some time before the next Court to be held for the County aforesaidvalue and appraise the Estate of the said deed. in money and make report thereof to the said next Court.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 165-166
      MARGURITTE LADY CULPEPER and CATHERINE LADY FAIRFAX, Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia, To all to whom this present Writing shall come send Greetings in our Lord God everlasting. Whereas DANIEL McCARTY and DANIEL TEBBS on ye 9th day of Augst, 1703 did set forth to our Office yt: FRANCIS GRIFFIN, Son & heir of OLIVER GRIFFIN, died seized of Four hundred & seventy five acres of land in ye County of Westmoreland being ye moiety of Nine hundred and fifty acres granted to HENRY VINCENT by two several Pattents, ye one for five hundred & fifty acres dated the 22d: Decr: 1662, the other for four hundred acres dated ye 3d. of Octr. 1664, and by ye sd. VINCENT devised to JOHN LORD in fee, who by Deed dated ye 10th of Novr. 1670 conveyed ye sd, moiety to ye sd. OLIVER GRIFFIN & that ye sd. FRANCIS made no disposicon of ye sd, Land & no heir since appearing, ye said Land Escheats to us; Thereupon a Certificate issued wch: being published in ye sd. County according to ye Rules of our Office, JOHN ATTWELL of ye sd. County alledging ye Equitie to ye sd. Escheat to be in him & making it appear that Capt. THOMAS YOUELL, decest., made first Entry of ye sd. Escheat in our Office by a Certificate under ye hand of RICHARD WHITEHEAD. then Clerk, dated the 29th of Septr, 1692, And ye sd. YOUELL made over the said Entry to- said JOHN ATTWELL by Assignmt. dated ye 1st of Janry 1694/5; And further that ye sd. YOUELL and ATWELL have been in possession of the Land ever since the death of FRANCIS GRIFFIN; And ye sd. McCARTY and TEBBS having since assigned their pretentions unto ye sd. ATTWELL, and Collo: WILLIAM FITZHUGH of STAFFORD Countie, who some years since desired to be heard against the same Escheat, altho many appointmts. hath bin made, hath still declined appearing. KNOW YEE therefore yt: we for & in consideracon of ye Composicon to us paid and the annual Rent hereafter reserve have and by these presents do grant make over and confirm unto JOHN ATWELL all our right title interest claim and demand of in & to ye Four hundred and seventy five acres of land to us belonging by virtue of the said Escheat; Together with all rights members and appurtenances belonging, Royall Mines excepted, And ye full third part of all lead, copper, Tin, Coals & iron mines yt: shall be found thereon; To have and to hold the four hundred and seventy five acres of land together with the rights proffitts and benifitts to the same belonging, except before excepted, to JOHN ATWELL his heirs, he paying to us our heirs or certain Attorney every year on ye Feast of St. Michaell ye Arch Angell ye fee Rent of one Shilling Sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted; Provided that if JOHN ATTWELL his heirs shall not pay the before reserved
      annual Rent so that ye same or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by ye space of two whole years after ye same shall become due, if lawfully demanded, yt. then it shall be lawful! for us our heirs or certain Attorney or Agents into the premises to reenter and hold ye same as if this Grant had never passed, Given in our Office of LANCASTR: County vith :in our Proprietary under one Seale. Witness our Agent & Attorney fully authorized thereto, Dated ye third day of Decr, in ye Ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne of Great Brittain France & Ireland, Queen, Defender of the
      faith. Annoq. flnm 1710
      JOHN ATTWELL his Escheat Deed for 475 acres of Land in Westmorld. County ROBERT CARTER
      SHARSHALL GRASTY, Clk. of ye Prop: Office
      Westmorld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 23th of February 1731
      SAMUEL ATTWELL presented into Court this Escheat Deed for Four hundred seventy five acres of Land granted to JOHN ATTWELL, his Father, deced., being the Land whereon the said SAMUEL now lives, which at his instance is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Eighth day of March 1731, pr. G. T., C. C. W,
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      URL title: Yowell: A Genealogical Collection, Page 42
      Note:
      Richard Youell married Ann, surname unknown, they both being deceased in 1695. They were the parents of:

      1. Samuel, married Judith (???) and settled in New Kent County. Owing to the destruction of the records of this County, the only available record is found in the parish register of St. Peter's Parish, which chronicles the baptisms of four daughters from 1687 to 1702: Sarah Yowell (died young); Sarah, Ruth, and Elizabeth Yeoell.
      2. Harman, of whom further.
      3. Elizabeth, married John Atwell, who died in 1713, leaving, besides his wife, three sons, Thomas, Youell and Samuel, all under twenty-one, and daughters Hannah, Lydia and Francis.
      4. Mathew, sheriff of Northumberland County in 1739.
      5. Christopher.
      6. Ann, a minor at the time of the death of her parents. She was taken into the home of Patrick Muckleroy and, on May 3, 1695, upon the petition of Penelope (Youell) Spence, "Anne Youel, an orphant daughter of Richard and Anne Youel, dec., & goddaughter and near relation to the said Penelope, is by this Court Comitted to the said Penelope, she having assumed in Court to provide decently for her and to bring her up in housewifery & teach her to read."
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=24&last=&g_p=G4&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Attwell, John.
      Publication 3 January 1710.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 475 acres escheat land. Formerly granted to Francis Griffin son and heir of Oliver Griffin, being the moiety of 950 acres granted to Henry Vincent by two several patents, one for 550 acres dated 22 Dec. 1662, the other for 400 acres dated 3 Oct. 1664.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-1712 , p. 24 (Reel 289).

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