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

Thomas Powell

Male Bef 1680 - 1739  (> 59 years)

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  • Name Thomas Powell 
    Born Bef 1680  Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jun 1739  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029114  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Powell,   b. 1635, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1701, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary Place,   b. 1648, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1710, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1666  Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Vergett,   b. Bef 1700, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1754, Caroline County, Virginia - will date Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      URL title: Thomas Jr Powell
      Good day! I have checked my book,"Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia 1655-1900," for your POWELL's. There were only six entries as follows: 1700
      POWELL, Ann; daughter of Thomas, married Edward COFFEY; Deeds & Wills Box 10, Page 75. 1699
      POWELL, Jane; Exec. of John, married Thomas BURNETT; Deeds & Wills Box 10, Page 14. 1689
      POWELL, John; married Michall, daughter of Hezekiah TURNER, Court Orders Box 2, Page 155. 1690
      POWELL, John; married Margaret, daughter of James COGWELL, Court Orders Box 2, Page 253. 1694
      POWELL, John; married Margaret, daughter of James COGHILL, Court Orders Box 1, Page 242. ***1723
      POWELL, Thomas; married Mary, daughter of William GIBSON, Deeds Box 17, Page 159.
      There were no surname PLACES listed whatsoever. It looks like the last entry, at least, is a hit.Hope this information is of assistance! Michael C. Brady MCBRADY@prodigy dot net
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Antecedents of Richard Powell of Amherst County, Virginia", Martha Woodroof Hiden, Volume XX, Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 1949, pp. 43-65.
      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page75
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen I THOMAS POWELL of the Parish of Cittingburn in the County of Essex and Colony of Virga: being very sick & of perfect memory blessed and praised be to Almighty God for the same doe make & ordaine this to be my last Will & Testamt. in manner and forme following; First I cominde my souls into the hands of Almighty God that gave itt hopeing by he meritorious death & passion of or: blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full remission of all my sins and a joyful! resurrection att the last Day and my body to be decently and Christianly buryed at the discretion of Exercr hereafter named & as for ye worldly goods that God hath lent me I will & bequeath them all as followeth:
      Imprimis It is my will that my land be devided into three equal parts and that my Two Sons, PLACE POWELL & THOMAS POWELL have each of them one third part of my said land and that my Wife, MARY POWELL, dureing her natural! life possess the other third part of the land and forthwith after the decease of my said Wife out of this life that this said third of my Land desend on my Sonne, WILLIAM POWELL, And it is my will that my land bequeathed as aforesd. to my Sons, PLACE POWELL, THOMAS POWELL & WILLIAM POWELL descend after their or either of their decease upon the heirs of their body lawfully begotten & for want of such heires that then it desend upon the next of my name and Lineage and we from heire to heire till both my name and lineage be extent
      Item I give unto my Son, WILLIAM POWELL, halfe my feemal cattle and all their male Increase & my will is that the Male goe to those persons that hath the Education of my Son, WILLIAM POWELL, till he shall come of the age of Twenty one years of age and further
      Item I give unto my Daughter, FRANCES POWELL, two cowes called Rose & Nanne with their increase
      Item I give unto my Sonne, HONNER POWELL & my Daughter, ELIZABETH SALMON, & my Daughter ANNE COFFEE each of them one Shilling and as for the rest of my Estate and the other halfe of my Cattele I will & bequeath it to my loveing Wife, MARY POWELL as long as she remaines a Widow or decease out of this mortal! life and then it shall equally be deived between PLACE POWELL, THOMAS POWELL & ELIZABETH SALMON & ANNE COFFE, Alsoe it is my will that my two Sons, PLACE POWELL & my Son in Law, JOHN SALMON, be Exerr, of this my last Will and Testament hereby nullifyeing & makeing void all former Will by me at any time Signed Sealed or Published. As Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & scale 2d of March Anno Dom: 1700
      Signed sealed and published in the pr:sence of us
      SARAH MILLES her nuke
      Prov'd by the oathes of the witnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of April 1701 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 159-161
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eighteenth/Nineteenth day of March 1722 Between THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife of the one part & JNO. GETAR [Jeter] of the other part.
      Witnesseth that the said Thomas Powell and Mary his Wife for sum of Four thousand pounds of Tobacco & cask to them paid by the said John do grant sd John Getar in his actual possession by force of ye Statute for transferring uses into possession 150 acres of land in Essex County being the half part of a Pattent formerly granted to RICHD. WEST & ROGER CLOTWORTHY lying on the upper side of the Line of marked trees that divides the sd land in two parts & by sd Clotworthy convey'd to NICHOLAS CATLETT & by sd Catlett convey'd to WM GIBSON who by his last Will & Testament bequeathed the same to ELIZABETH GIBSON Mother of the aforementioned Mary Powell and also the half part of one other hundred acres of land situate in the County aforesd wch was bequeathed by the sd Wm. Gibson to JAMES BARTLETT & for want of issue descended to ELIZA GIBSON Mother of the aforesaid Mary Powell party to these presents (relation being had to the records of Essex County doth more fully & at large appear)
      In Presence of RICHD TUNSTALL. Thomas Powell
      WM HENRY TERRETT Mary Powell
      At a Court held for Essex County the 19th day of March 1722
      Thomas Powell & Mary his wife (the sd Mary being first privily examined) acknowledged this their lease & release of land to John Getar which is admitted to record.
      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.

      1704 Thomas was listed in the Essex Co Quit Rent Roll. He and his three brothers owned equal acreage of land.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 176.
      Lease and Release. 20 and 21 Nov, 1713. John Powell, planter, of Essex Co., sells Michael Lawless, planter, of Essex Co., 158 acres, adj. land of Richard Long and that of Thomas Powell
      Wit: signed John Powell
      Augt Smith his mark
      Jno Taliaferro
      Jno Battaile
      Jane Powell wife to John Powell relinq. dower rights.
      Rec. 11 Feb. 1713/14
      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      1739 - 8 Jun - The last will and testament of Thomas Powell was presented in court by Mary Powell, executrix and proved by the oaths of Samuel Coleman and Thomas Samuel. William Harrison, Nicholas War, Gabriel Long and Robert Taliaferro, or any three of them were appointed to appraise the estate. (Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1732-1740, Page 538). Note: William Harrison was the son of Andrew Harrison and Eleanor Long (or possibly Elliott), and Nicholas Ware, III, proved William Harrison's will in 1741, along with John Dillard (who was also the writer of Nicholas III's will). Gabriel Long, son of Richard Long, married Margaret Harrison, daughter of Andrew Harrison and Eleanor Long, and it is believed Nicholas Ware, III married Ms. Long daughter of Richard Long and unknown. Nicholas Ware was the brother-in-law of Gabriel Long and Gabriel Long was the brother-in-law of William Harrison. Robert Taliaferro provided security for William Harrison's will in 1741.
      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 59
      Essex County Court 11th of September 1700
      - Certificate according to Act of Assembly is granted to Capt. THOMAS GREGSON for Three hundred & fifty acres of Land due for importacon of Seven persons into this Colony by name THOMAS GREGSON, ABRAHAM RANSOM, ALEXANDR: PARR, JOHN MOORE, THO: POWELL, WM, EVERETT, ELINOR DRURIE

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