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

Mary Place

Female 1648 - 1710  (62 years)


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  • Name Mary Place  [1
    Born 1648  Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Dec 1710  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029106  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Father Francis Place,   b. Bef 1628,   d. Between 1654 and 1660, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years) 
    Family ID F02624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Thomas Powell,   b. Bef 1680, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1739, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     2. Honorias Powell,   b. Abt 1669, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1769, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 100 years)
     3. Place Powell,   b. Abt 1668, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1715, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     4. William Powell,   b. Abt 1686, Sittenburne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1707, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     5. Frances Powell,   b. Aft 1686, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Powell,   b. Bef 1674, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Anne Powell,   b. Abt 1674, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1744, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Family ID F17745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      James Hughes 2006-01-06 11:12:16
      Thomas Powell [Sr.]

      1667 September 30. Thomas and Mary Powell sold (Ibid., page 317) their interest in 300 acres land to James Coghill for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Considerasions of Sittingbourne Parish, Rappahannock County, Virginia,. The land was "lying in the freshes of Rappahannock River on the North side of the River."

      8/11/1655 (Lancaster Co, Virginia Rec. Book, #2, page 104). Francis Place conveyed a tract of land formerly in Isle of Wight County, Virginia containing 300 acres patented by him September 7, 1654, lying on the North side of the "freshes" of the Rappahanncok River about ten miles above Nazemum Town and certain cattle by deed of gift to 'My daughter Mary Place when she arrives at 18 years,' if she dies without heirs, then 'to daughter Margaret Place, my youngest daughter.'" Mary had married Thomas Powell by 1666 when they deeded this same land to James Coghill.

      9/30/1667 (Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia Deed Book 3, page 317): "Thomas Powell and Mary, his wife, sell to James Coghill for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Consideracons 300 acres on the North side of Rappahannock River patented September 7, 1654. Mary Powell, daughter to Francis Place, doth appoint her loving friend, Mr. Daniel Gaines her true and lawful attorney to acknowledge said deed." William Wilton witnessed this power of attorney and a few days later bought the land from Coghill. This deed establishes the maiden name and father of Thomas Powell's wife Mary.
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      Thomas Powell who lived in Sittingburne Parish in Essex County left a Will, written March 2, 1700, stating he was "very sick and weak," which was proved on April 10, 1701 (1701 Essex County Will Book, page 75). He leaves land to be divided equally between his sons, Place and Thomas and his wife Mary, her part at her death to go to son William, cattle to son, William and "these persons that hath the education of my son William till he shall come ot the age of 21 years." He also left bequests to daughters Frances Powell, Elizabeth Salmon, Anne Coffee, and sons, Honours (Honorias) and Place and son-in-law-John Salmon, to be Executors. Signed by mark of Thomas Powell.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.vangundy dot net/familytree/paf/pafg70.htm
      URL title: Van Gundy Family Tree
      Note:
      1704 Essex Co, Virginia. He and brothers, Honor and Thomas, were listed on the Quit Rent Rolls, each having 72 acres.

      8/10/1705 Essex Co, Virginia. Place put the following on record at the court house:

      "Know all men that I Place Powell of Essex Co and Parish of St Anne's do for several threatenings of Mary Powell my wife that she will make away with what I have a-purpose for to ruine me, I do, therefore, forwarne all manner of persons from having any manner of dealing with her and from taking anything of her or entertaining her without my consent." Place signed with an "X". A footnote says she may have been a "she-devil", probably as a result of loneliness.

      1/11/1710 St Ann's Parish was still his residence when he leased 300 acres to Augustine SMITH for 99 years, the land was in St Maries, Richmond Co. "whereon George and William Proctor now liveth in the freshes of Rappahannock River in the forks of Lamb's Creek, being the land granted unto Francis PLACE by patent Sept. 1654, relation being had to the records, and now doth of right belong to the said Place Powell, partly to these presents." Witnesses were: John Golding, Cassandra Golding and John Wood. It was not recorded until 1/13/1714, after the next event.

      6/3/1713 The previous entry concerned land that Place's parents had sold some 40 years prior and the question arose about the validity of the contract. The matter went to court and the jury's verdict was:

      "Francis Place took up the land in question, 300 acres in Sept. 1654; on Aug 11, 1655, he made a deed in tail to his daughter, Mary, and she was thereafter in possession of the land. Mary married Thos. Powell and said Place is their eldest son. Mary died about 3 years ago the middle of December last. On Sept. 30, 1666, Thomas and Mary deed the land to James COGHILL, who, on Oct 11, 1667 deeded it to William Wilton. He took out a new patent for the land on Oct. 3, 1671. 'Wee do not find any patent of the sd land granted to the sd ffrancis Place before that dated in 1654 before cited. Wee find that the sd ffrancis Place was dead long before the date of Wilton's patent. Wee find the said Mary Powell lived a widow' nine or ten years before she died."

      There was one final entry concerning Place and this same 300 acres:

      9/7/1750 King George Co. "Honorias Powell, of St. Mary's Parish, Caroline Co, as brother and heir apparent to Place Powell, who has removed himself to some remote place out of Virginia, conveys to John CHAMPE, Gent, the land patented Sept, 1654, by Francis Place and leased Nov. 11, 1710 by said Place Powell to Augustine SMITH, Gent, which lease is of record in Essex Co."

      It appears that Place left Essex Co but no one knew his whereabouts and so assumed him dead (in 1715) with his property passing to brother, Honorias.

      John Golding gave bond as administrator of Place's estate but apparently there was a problem because in July 1716, Augustine SMITH posted 50 pounds bond to administer the estate, "he dying without a will." Inventory and appraisment of Place's estate was recorded in 1717.

      Mary (POWELL).Mary married Place POWELL before 1705 in Essex Co, Virginia, St Anne Parish.
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 3 - 1663-1668; Antient Press: pg 317-321
      BE IT KNOWNE unto all men by these presents that I THOMAS POWELL of the County of Rappa, for the Valluable Consideracon of nyne Barrel's of good Indian Come as alsoe for divers other consideracons by me already received have agreed bargained and sold unto JAMES COGHILL of the Parrish of Sittingbourne in the County aforesaid all my right title and Interrest of three hundred acres of land scituate lying and being in the Freshes of Rappah: River and on the North side of the River as will more playnely appeare by a bearing date the 7th day of 7br 1654 all and every parte and parcell of the wch said land I the said Tho: Powell wth and by the Consent of MARY my Wife doe confirme and make over from us the sd Thomas & Mary our heires and assignes unto him the said Coghill his heires for Ever he the said James Coghill his heirs To Have Hold enjoyn all the premises aforesaid he the said James Coghill yeelding paying all such Rites and Dues wch are accustomed & required unto the the truth of wch Agreemt. wee the parties above menconed have Interchangeably undersett our hands and seales this 30th day of 7br 1666/7.
      In presents of us THOMAS FOGGE, Tho: Powell
      WM. NEALE, Mary Powell
      HENRY PANDEY. THO: CALLEY
      The Deed above menconed was acknowledged by Thomas Powell & DANIEL GAINES the Attorney of Mary Powell his Wife to the use of James Coghill and his heires and by them desired to be recorded in the Court records of the County of Rappa.
      Recognit Die 22 8bris 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARY POWELL Daughter to FRANCIS PLACE decd have Constituted deputed and ordeyned my loveing Freind Mr. DANIELL GAINES my true and Lawfully Attorney for me and in my steed & behoofe to accknowledge all my right title and interrest of a Patient of land lying and being in the Freshes of Rappa. the wch said accknowledgmt: is to be made unto James Coghill at wch time the sd Coghill shall thinke most meete and convenient Rattifying confirming and allowing wtsoever shall be acted by my sd Attorney to be as authenticke don as if I my Selfe were personally present Given under my hand and Seale this 19th day 8br 1667
      In presents of us RICHARD ( ), Mary Powell
      WM. WILTON her marke
      Recordat 14 9br 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES COGHILL of the County of Rappa, and of the parrish of Sittingbourne doe make over from us our heires or asstgnes all our Intrust and interrest of this wrighting menconed unto WILLIAM WILTON his heirs or assignes for Ever wth all true Intents and meaning from Either of us James and ALICE our heires for Ever in WITTNESS whereof we have hereunto sett our hands and Seales 8br llth 1667
      PETER CORNEWELL, James Coghill
      MARY CORNEWELL Alice Coghill
      The Assignmt. above written was this day accknowledged by James Cogill to the use of Wm. Wilton and his heires and by him desired to be recorded in the records of the County of Rappa.
      Recognit Die 22 8bris 1667
      Recordat 14th 9bris 1667/8.
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      1694-1695 Essex Co VA Deed & Will Book; Antient Press: (Page 325)
      THIS INDENTURE made the thirtieth day of November in the year of our Lord God 1694 and in ye fifth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady, William & Mary, over England, Scotland, France, Ireland & Virginia, King & Queen &c., Between THOMAS POWELL of Essex County &Colony of Virginia, Planter, & MARY his Wife of ye one part and HONORIAS POWELL of the same County & Colony of ye other part Witnesseth that ye sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife for a valuable consideracon in hand received hve sold unto ye sd HONORIAS POWELL his heires and assignes for ever all their right & demand unto a certain parcel! of land conteyning One hudnred acres more or less lyeing & being in ye County of Essex, bounded as followeth vizt., beginning at an Ash standing in the line of Coll. CATLETTs FORREST LAND in a branch extending up ye sd branch to an Ash, thence along a line of marked trees to a white Oake in ye line of THOMAS POWELL and ABRAHAM STEPPE, thence along ye sd POWELLs line to an Ash in a branch, thence downe ye sd branch to Coll: CATLETTs beginning tree, thence along the sd CATLETTs line to ye first mentioned Ash; To have and to hold ye sd land together with all woods under woods & appurtenances thereunto belonging unto ye sd HONORIUS POWELL his heires & assignes subject nevertheless to ye Quit rents that shall hence forth grow due for the same to our Soveraigne Lord & Lady, the King & Queen, their heirs and Successors, And the said THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife for ye sd valuable consideration the parcell of land hereby granted will warrant & defend unto sd HONORIUS POWELL his heires for ever; & due acknowledgement make of all & singular ye granted premisses & every part thereof before ye Justices holding Court in ye County of Essex, And there to be enrolled according to ye Statute in that case provided, And the sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife doe hereby agree that at ye reasonable request costs & charges in ye Law of ye sd HONOR POWELL his heires &c., to make execute all such act things & devices as by Councill in ye Law required for ye future better & more perfect assurance of ye hereby granted premisses In Witness whereof sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife have set their hands & fixed their seals Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JOHN SOLMAN, THOMAS POWELL
      PLASE POWELL MARY POWELL
      At a Court held for Essex County Feb: ye 11th Ano Dom 1694
      The within named THOMAS POWELL appeared & acknowledged ye within Deed (to ye within named HONORIUS POWELL) to be his act and deed, ye same was ordered to be recorded
      Also ye within named MARY, Wife of ye within named THOMAS POWELL, appeared & relinquished her right of Dower of in & to ye within menconed land wch: was ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recoratr: Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1712-1713 Richmond Co VA Order Book 6; Antient Press: (Page 108)
      Richmond County Court 3d of June 1713
      - In an Ejectione Firma between ALEXANDER DAY, Plt. and WILLIAM WILTON by GEORGE and WILLIAM PROCTER, his nearest friends, Deft., for messuages lands and appurtenances lying and being in the Pish. of St. Mary in this County, which PLACE POWELL demised to Plt. for a terme not yett ended, &c., and also for one hundred pounds Sterling damages for ejecting Pit. from the same, &c., as is set forth in the Declaration, to which Defendt. haveing pleaded Not Guilty, a Jury was this day sworn to try the issue joyn'd, whose names are
      WILLIAM SIMS MAXFIELD BROWN JOHN SMITH
      ILLIAM GRIFFIN GEORGE ALSUP DAVID BERRICK
      GEORGE DOWNING CORNELIUS EDMUNDS STEPHEN BOWIN
      WILLIAM JENKINS WILLIAM FANTLEROY JOHN KELLEY
      who haveing heard the evidence and received their charge were sent out, and soon after returning into Court and they being agreed on their Verdict, returned the same which at motion of Plt. is admitted to Record, and it is in these words. "Verdict of the Jury inter ALEXANDER DAY, Lessee of PLACE POWELL, Plt. and WILLIAM WILTON by GEORGE and WILLIAM PROCTER, his nearest Friends, admitted Defendts.in the room of PATRICK MAY, Defendt. Wee find FRANCIS PLACE took up three hundred acres of land being the land in question by Patent dated in September one thousand six hundred and fifty four, the copy whereof is hereunto annext. Wee find that on the 11th of August 1655, he made a Deed thereof in tail to MARY, his Daughter, acknowledged and recorded according to the copy of the said Deed hereunto annext and that she was in possession thereof afterwards. Wee find that the said MARY intermarryed with one THOMAS POWELL and that PLACE POWELL, Lessor of the Plt., is Eldest Son and Heir to said MARY of her body. Wee find that the said MARY died three years agoe, about the middle of December last, Wee find that after the said MARY's intermarriage with the said THOMAS POWELL, vizt., on the 30th day of September 1666, they the said THOMAS and MARY made a Deed of the sd. land to JAMES COGHILL acknowledged and recorded acording to the copy thereof hereunto annext. Wee find that on the 11th of October 1667, the said JAMES COGHILL made a Deed of the said Land to WILLIAM WILTON acknowledged and recorded according to the copy of the Deed hereunto annexed. Wee find that the said WILLIAM WILTON took out a new Patent for the same land the 3d day of October 1671 reciting a surrender of a Patent granted the said PLACE ano 1652. Wee do not find any Patent of the sd. land granted to the said FRANCIS PLACE before that dated in 1654. Wee find that the said FRANCIS PLACE was dead long before the date of WILTON's Patent. Wee find that RICHARD WILTON ever since the date of COGHILL's Deed to him has been in possession undisturbed of the said land till the bringing of this suit.
      Wee find the said MARY POWELL lived a Widow between nine and tenn years before she dyed. And if upon the whole matter the Law be with the Plt., then wee find for Plt. and one shilling sterling damages, but if the Law be with the Defendt., then wee find for the Defendt. WILLIAM FANTLEROY, Foreman."
      And it is ordered that the matters of Law therefrom be referred till next Court to be argued and then to be first called

  • Sources 
    1. [S813175] 46.