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

Marmaduke Beckwith

Male 1687 - Abt 1780  (~ 92 years)


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  • Name Marmaduke Beckwith 
    Born Jan 1686/87  Aldsborough, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1780  Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029422  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father Roger Beckwith,   b. Bef 1634, Aldsborough, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1700, Ripon, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jennings,   b. Bef 1665, Ripon, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Apr 1681  Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Brockenbrough,   b. Abt 1690, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 1716  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Tarpley Beckwith,   b. 2 Oct 1718, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1748, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. Jonathan Beckwith,   b. 14 Nov 1720, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1796, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Elizabeth Beckwith,   b. 15 Oct 1723, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1726, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Margaret Elizabeth Beckwith,   b. 29 Jul 1725, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Beckwith,   b. 12 Jun 1727, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Marmaduke Beckwith,   b. 1734, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F17944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Elizabeth & Roger Beckwith’s son Marmaduke Beckwith born January 1687 and was appointed Clerk of Richmond County Virginia by his uncle Edmund Jennings. Marmaduke Beckwith as was clerk from 1708-1780.
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      mm: it appears from Beverley Fleets notes following that there maybe a relationship between the two Marmaduke Beckwith's but there is a generation missing.

      Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol III, Charles City County Court Orders and Fragments, 1664-1696 by Beverley Fleet.

      p. 546 Att a county co'rt held at James Citty the 6th of June 1664 by his Ma'ties justices.

      p. 547. Howell Pryse hath proved right by testimony produced to 750 acres of land for importation of Edmund Vickery, James King, Richard Newman, Thomas Morris, Willm Cooper, Willm Symonds, James Drysdale, Robt Nelson, Edwd Kenion, John Barnes, John Smith, Marmaduke Beckwith, Alexander Ayer, Bridgett Freer, Elizabeth Bell. [Note: This short list is crowded with names to become well known in Virginia. Drysdale for instance with the altogether undignified pronunciation of 'Drizzle', and Marmaduke Beckwith of which we hear later as Sir Marmaduke Beckwith of Richmond County. His house still stands. Mr. Carter Delano of Warsaw, Richmond Co., kindly offered to take me there, but rain, sleet and other things cancelled this trip. He told me it was a charming old place. Sir Marmaduke has many descendants in the older Virginia families. Fortunately I've never heard of any who had his overpowering first name put upon them. B.F.]
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      George Bruce, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia
      p 238, Being very aged, will 24 Aug 1713; 9 March 1716.
      sons George, Charles, William, Hensfield, and John the plantation, whereon I now Live;
      Dau Jane (the wife of Joseph Russell);
      Ex: Son John;
      Wits: Samuel Bailey, Elizabeth Bailey, Marmaduke Beckwith, Thomas Dickenson.
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      p.238 - George BRUCE, NFP, being very aged, will; 24 Aug 1713, 9 Mar 1715/16
      sons George, Charles, William, [Hensfield], and John the plant. whereon I now live; dau. Jane (the wife of Joseph RUSSELL); ex: son John; wits: Samuel BAILEY, Elizabeth BAILEY, Marmaduke BECKWITH, Thomas DICKENSON.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 71-74 Indenture made 1st November 1736 between METCALF DICKENSON of Parish Northfarnham county Richmond and MARMADUKE BECKWITH of Parish Lunenburg County aforesaid .. for Twenty pounds current money sold 60 acres in Hanover Parish formerly purchased by SAMUEL BOWEN late of county Richmond Deced of FRANS. TRIPLETT of same county also Deced and is part of a greater Tract formerly taken up by said Triplett bounded on line of Mr: JAMES SCOTT, Capt: WILLIAM BALL and land of sd Samuel Bowen; line of JOSEPH MINTON: SAMUEL NICHOLAS & WILLIAM TILLER ..
      Presence Tarpley Beckwith, Metcalf Dickenson Martha Sisson, John Hanes, Thomas Wilcox
      At a court held 5th Novr: 1736 .. Deed of Feoffment with Livery of Seisin recorded.
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      http://files.usgwarchives dot net/va/richmond/court/misc0000.txt

      April 28, 1779 - Sir Marmaduke Beckwith, Baronet, of the parish of Lunenburg, and county of Rappahannock, to my son, Jonathan Beckwith, certain negroes. Signed Mar. Beckwith. X his mark.

      May 21, 1779 - Same to son Roger.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1709-1712 {Antient Press}: pg 36
      Westmorland ss/ At a Court held for the said County for Laying the County Levy the 18th day of December 1710
      - BECKWITH for Distress &c. Upon motion ofMARMADUKE BECKWITH Gentleman, Clerk of RICHMOND County, it is ordered the Sheriff of this County doe collect and receive what tobaccoes are due to MARMADUKE BECKWITH in this County for Clerk's Fees which shall be put in his hands from the severall persons that owe the same and in case ofrefusall to make distress and be accountable to MARMADUKE BECKWITH haveing due regard to the Law in that case made and provided
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      1712-1713 Richmond Co VA Deed Order Book 6; Antient Press: (Page 62)
      Richmond County Court 3d of December 1712
      - WILLIAM GRIFFIN came into Court and acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for land and Bond for performance of Covenants unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH which was admitted to Record. Also ANN GRIFFIN, the Wife of said WILLIAM appeared in Court and relinquished her Right of Dower in the land conveyed in the Deeds unto said MARMADUKE BECKWITH which was also admitted to Record
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      1711-1714 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 6; Antient Press: (Page 82)
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of November in the Eleventh yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittaine France and Ireland, Queen defender of the faith &c,, and in the yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and Twelve Between JOSEPH BELFIELD of Parish of Sittenburn in County of Richmond within the Dominion of Virginia of one part and MARMADUKE BECKWITH of the Parish of Farnham in the County aforesaid of other part; Wittnesseth that JOSEPH BELFIELD in consideration of the summe of Five shillings of lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by MARMADUKE BECKWITH, and for diverse other good causes and considerations him (hereunto moveing hath granted bargained sold and to farms Letten unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH & assigns all that tract of land containing Five hundred Fifty and five acres be the same more or less lying and bieng in the Parish of St. Marys and County aforesaid; above the FALLS of RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER, (the said Land was granted unto said JOSEPH BELFIELD by Deed from ye Proprietors Office dated the twenty third day of February one thousand seven hundred and Four, and bounded. begining att a marked white Oake standing on the South East side of a Branch of aforesaid River, known. by the name of DEEP RUNN, the said white Oake is a corner tree of a great Tract of Land surveyed for Collo: ROBERT CARTER Esqr., from ye said white Oake running down the said DEEP RUN South eleven degrees West four hundred sixty four poles, thence South East two hundred poles to a red Oake, thence North fifty degrees East ninety six to another red Oak, thence North one hundred and nine poles to a dead Oake being a corner tree of the aforesaid Great Tract of Land, thence along a line of ye said Great Tract two degrees East, two hundred ninety four poles to a Hickory corner tree, thence along another line of the said Great Tract North West one hundred ninety poles to the first mentioned station with all houses orchards together with the Royalties of hunting hawking fishing and fowling and mines minerals and queries and all other at/vantages profitta and appurtenances belonging, To have and to hold the demised premises unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH assigns during the full terme of one whole year paying therefore yearly on the tenth day of December to JOSEPH BELFIELD or assigns one Graine of Indian Corne if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, said MARMADUKE BECKWITH may be in actuall possession of ye premises and may be thereby the better enabled to a grant or conveyance of ye reversion and inheritance thereof; In Wittnesse whereof said JOSEPH BELFIELD bath hereunto sett his hand & Seale ye day and year above written
      Sealed and Delivered in ye presence of
      JNO: TAYLOE JOS: BELFIELD
      Au a Court held for Richmond County ye third day of Decembr: 1712
      JOSEPH BELFIELD came into Court & acknowledged this his Deed to MARMADUKE BECK- WITH & it was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur.
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      1720-1733 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 416]
      THIS INDENTURE made the thirty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven and in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King. Defender of the faith &c., Between RICHARD DOGGITT and ANN his Wife of Pish: of Northfarnham and County of Richmond, which said ANN was the only Daughter of THOMAS ASCOUGH of County of Richmond, of one part and MARMADUKE BECKWITH of the Pish, of Northfarnham and County of Richmond on the other part; Witnesseth that RICHARD DOGGITT and ANN his Wife in consideracon of the sum of Five shillings Sterling to them in hand paid by MARMADUKE BECKWITH, the receipt whereof they doe hereby acknowledge, bath and by these presents cloth bargain and sell unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH all that parcell of land containing by estimacon One hundred acres /be the same more or less/ scituate in Pish: of Northfarnham and County of Richmond and bounded; Beginning at a marked Oak near the Southernmost corner of LUKE THORNTONs Plantacon. down and along said THORNTONs Foot Path to the County Road, thence up the Road to the line of MEGHUE BARRETT and soe bounded on all other parts by the bounds of the Patent which this land goes to the North and North East lines of the said Patent, which Patent was granted to Collo. JOHN WALKER for Nine hundred acres of land dated the twenty seventh day of September one thousand six hundred sixty seven; Also one other parcell of land which lyes in the Patent containing by estimacon Fifty acres /be the same more or less/ Beginning at a Sandy Valey in the County Road, up the County Road S. S. West to the head of a Branch, thence down the Branch to the Main Swamp, thence up the Swamp to the mouth of the Sandy Valey, the first menconed One hundred acres of land was by one BRYAN HODGSON and MARY his Wife sold to CHRISTOPHER ASCOUGH, Grandfather to said ANN DOGGITT, by Deed acknowledged in RAPPAHANNOCK County Court the fourth day of May one thousand six hundred and eighty seven: the other Fifty acres was by said HODGSON and his Wife sold to JOHN ELES and LEWIS FARDO by Deed acknowledged in RAPPAHANNOCK County Court the fourth day of May one thousand six hundred eighty seven: Together with all houses orchards priviledges and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have and to hold the land and premises unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH his heirs during the term of one whole year paying therefore the rent of one Ear of Indian Corn on the Birthday of our Lord God next ensueing if lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession MARMADUKE BECKWITH may be in the actual! possession of the premises and thereby enabled to accept a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof RICHARD DOGGITT and ANN his Wife have hereunto sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written At a Court held for Richmond County the first day of November 1727
      RICHARD DOGGITT and ANN DOGGITT came into Court and acknowledged this their Deed unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH the said ANN being first privately examined which was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 542-545
      Indenture 2nd/3rd December 1728 between RICHARD GILL of Parish of St. Mary in County of King George Planter and MARMADUKE BECKWITH of Parish of North ffarnham in county of Richmond Gent. .. by deeds of lease & release .. for ffifteen hundred pounds of Tobacco sold 55 acres in Parish of St. Mary's in County of King George above ye falls of Rappahannock River sd land granted unto RICHARD GILL by Deed from Proprietor's office dated 15th of Oct. 1726 bounded .. Lower side of Deep run being upper corner to land of JAMES JONES; land of MARMADUKE BECKWITH; land of ROBERT CARTER Esqr.
      Presence F. Lewis, Edwd. Barradall, Richard x Gill
      3rd January 1728 .. Deeds of Lease & Release recorded.
      Know all men .. I RICHARD GILL of Parish of St. Marys County of King George .. am bound unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH .. in sum of 3000 pounds of good Tobacco .. 3rd December 1728. Condition .. if keep all conditions .. obligation to be void .. else remain in full force ..
      3rd January 1728 .. Bond recorded Richard x Gill
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 218-220
      Indenture 3rd/4th August 1732 between RICHARD GILL of Hanover Parish King George County Planter and MARMADUKE BECKWITH of North farnham Parish in county of Richmond Gent. for Four thousand pounds of Tobacco sold 100 acres land of RICHARD GILL bounded .. a little house where WILLIAM MOREING now lives .. said land part of deed for 614 acres patent granted to RICHARD GILL from the Proprietors office dated 17th October 1726 ..
      Presence Edwd. Barradall, The Mark of Richd. Gill
      T. Turner
      4th August 1732 .. Acknowledged and recorded.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 362-362
      Indenture made lst/2nd June 1741 between MARMADUKE BECKWITH of Parish Lunenburg county Richmond & JONATHAN SYDENHAM of Hanover Parish King George County .. by deeds of lease & release .. for sum Fifty five pounds current money of Virginia sold 60 acres formerly purchased by SAMUEL BOWEN of FRANCIS TRIPLETT and is part of a great Tract taken up by the sd Triplett which said land was sold by WILLIAM LITMAN and FRANCES his wife to one THOMAS DICKENSON and acknowledged in Richmond County Court the 4th November 1713 and the said Dickenson Dying without Will Descending to his Son METCALFE DICKENSON who sold the same to the sd Beckwith and is bounded on lines of WILLIAM BALL, JAMES SCOTT, JOSEPH MINTON, SAMUEL NICHOLS and WILLIAM TILLER ..
      Presence T. Turner, Marmaduke Beckwith
      W. Jordan
      At a court held 5th June 1741 .. Deeds of lease & release recorded. Know all men .. I Marmaduke Beckwith .. am bound unto Jonathan Sydenham of this obligation .. if truly observe covenants .. obligation to be void or in force ..
      Presence T. Turner, Marmaduke Beckwith
      W. Jordan
      At a court held 5th June 1741 .. Bond recorded.